June is PTSD Awareness Month!

June is PTSD Awareness Month

In the United States, June is designated as PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is the specific day designated for National PTSD Awareness.   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition experienced by 7- 8% of the population. About 8 million American adults will have PTSD during any given year – which is only a small portion of those who’ve suffered through a traumatic event.   A traumatic event is defined as any experience that threatens your life or safety, or if you witness something horrible happening to someone else.   For example, here are a few types of traumatic events that could lead to development of PTSD: Military combat Sexual Assault Physical Assault Child Abuse Serious Car Accidents Natural Disasters (Hurricanes, Fires, Tornadoes, Floods, Earthquakes, Etc.) Terrorist Attacks   The similarity between all of these different types of events is the fact that you may not have control over what’s going on, causing extreme fear and panic.   Experiencing a traumatic event is not rare, in fact, half of the American population has been through a traumatic event at some point in their life. Out of those people, around 1 in 10 men develop PTSD along Read More

Central Jersey’s Edward D. Buch, M.D., Is A Top Doctor!

Central Jersey’s Edward D. Buch, M.D., Is a Top Doctor! Scotch Plains, NJ – May 16, 2017 Edward D. Buch, M.D. of Central Jersey Surgeons is an approved New Jersey Top Doctor. Dr. Buch has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and for the past eight years he has been named among the top doctors in New Jersey. Edward D. Buch, M.D. is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and is also certified in Vascular Technology and Wound Care. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the New Jersey Vascular Society, the North American Phlebology Society, the Society of Wound Care, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Vascular Surgeons, and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Buch is the founder of Central Jersey Surgeons located in Hillsborough, New Jersey and is also a co-founder of Somerset Ambulatory Surgical Center located in Somerville, New Jersey. A few of the vascular surgeries and services that Edward D.Buch, M.D. provides are: Aneurysms Carotid Artery Stenosis Dialysis Access, Creation, Insertion, and Maintenance Peripheral Arterial Disease Treatments Renal Artery Stenosis Varicose Vein Treatments   To learn more about Edward D. Buch, M.D., F.A.C.S. and his specialties please visit Read More

Central Jersey’s Teddy L. Atik, M.D., Is a Top Doctor!

Central Jersey’s Teddy L. Atik, M.D., Is a Top Doctor! Scotch Plains, NJ – May 16, 2017 Teddy L. Atik, M.D. of Central Jersey Hand Surgery is an approved New Jersey Top Doctor. Dr. Atik has offices located in Eatontown, Freehold, and Toms River where his practice dedicates itself to problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and microsurgery.   Teddy L. Atik M.D. specializes in minimally invasive procedures including: Single Incision Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery Trigger Finger Release Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture Atik is actually one of seven surgeons in the US who received training in France from the doctor who invented this procedure! Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery Small Incision Fixation of Hand and Wrist Fractures.   Dr. Atik is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is affiliated with a multitude of hospitals and surgical centers throughout New Jersey.   Atik is also a dedicated member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the New York Hand Society, the Philadelphia Hand Society, the Eastern Othopaedic Association, Steel City Hand Club, the Medical Society of New Jersey, and the American Medical Association. Read More

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

“The best way out is always through” – Robert Frost The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), states on its website that each year, “millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and the rest of the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. In 2013, President Obama proclaimed May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and brought the issue of mental health to the forefront of our nation’s thoughts.” Organizations such as NAMI, CDC, and NIMH dedicate their efforts to spreading mental health awareness throughout the month of May. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), has stated that 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. suffers from depression. Concurrently, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that almost 3 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from bipolar disorder. Below are some interesting facts provided by MentalHealth.gov: • 37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school—the highest dropout rate of any disability group • “Suicide is Read More

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Problem gambling, like any other addiction, is a cycle that pushes the victim further and further into a deep, dark, troubled actuality. Rare instances show gambling addicts needing constant monitoring, unable to control themselves. The impulse developed in the brain after placing excessive bets will unavoidably take more time and money, with players losing sight of their priorities and finding themselves unable to assess the consequences of their actions correctly. The cure to problem gambling is gambling awareness practiced through responsible gaming. Knowing the risks and being aware of yourself and of your attitude towards betting will save you from risking your future. The following are general stages that create the cycle of compulsive betting: 1. Wrong ideas about how gambling will change your life will shape how you look at the habit. If you see it as a money-making scheme, as a way to make quick money, then you are doomed to proceed to the next stages. Others gamble to escape uncomfortable emotions which confuse the brain to interpret betting as a source of happiness until it eventually becomes your ONLY source of positive feelings. Betting should be a recreational activity, but it ceases to be a game when Read More