Blog posts tagged “women:”

A mother's heartache: Do as I say, not as I did

On August 13, I worked a 12 hour night shift. Afterward, I went to see Dr. Kasper to review my test results. When I arrived at his office, I was escorted to a small room. I knew I had failed my stress test miserably. Doc came in with a sense of somberness which I had never seen. He said, “Melissa, you need bypass surgery. You need to go directly to the Emergency Room. Now.”

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Convenience in health care

We often hear from our primary care patients that they want to be able to do more online: “If I can book a flight online, why can’t I book an appointment with my doctor?” That’s why I’m happy to say that AtlantiCare Physician Group (APG) now offers online scheduling for its Primary Care Plus and Specialty Care doctors and practitioners. The free service, powered by ZocDoc, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You can even rate our doctors and practitioners.

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Kidney stones: between a rock and painful place

Each year, more than half a million people in the US go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems. Having kidney stones does not usually constitute a serious medical problem, however, and treatment is readily available – but the prevalence of kidney stones is increasing across the US. Patients describe the pain as very intense, which is why people can wind up in the emergency room.

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Mental Health for the Holidays

The holidays are a fun, festive and family-oriented time of year, and many of us anticipate the holidays with excitement. But the holiday season can also bring with it stress, grief, or other mental health issues. When stress is at its peak, can be hard to stop and regroup.

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Bra-vo!

Our “Bra-vo” art exhibit showcases the artwork of breast cancer survivors who got together to create works of art inspired by their experiences with cancer. Lead by artist Kathy English, artists were encouraged to explore their experiences with cancer. Kathy helped each woman convey her specific hardships, worries, triumphs and emotions through sculpture.

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