NJ Top Docs and NJ Top Dentists are proud to feature the following March 2017 approved providers:

Scotch Plains, NJ – April 5, 2017 NJ Top Docs and NJ Top Dentists are proud to feature the following March 2017 approved providers: (Please note that all listings hyperlinked in blue are links to their online profile. Those that are bolded in black do not have an online profile at this time.) NJ Top Docs Include: Cardiology Bergen County Dr. Marcus L. Williams Chiropractic Care Gloucester Dr. Scott Aumenta Monmouth Dr. Raj Gupta Morris Dr. Michael A. Irhin Ocean Dr. James Kirk Salem Dr. Ivan Nadler Chiropractic Care & Acupuncture Essex Dr. James J. Santiago Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy Bergen Dr. Brad Butler Facial, Cosmetic, & Plastic Surgery Bergen Dr. Michael Gartner Essex Dr. Paul Figlia Family Practice Middlesex Dr. Ron Suzuki Gastroenterology Bergen Dr. Richard C. Golding Ocean Dr. Assif Rozovsky Internal Medicine Bergen Dr. Dana B. Gellis Dr. Tina M. Fadil Monmouth Dr. Abolghassem Garmkhorani Dr. Spencer Kroll Passaic Dr. Jeffrey A. Weiss Dr. Zhanna Branovan Internal Medicine & Nephrology Mercer Dr. Seema Basi Nephrology Union Dr. Michael A. Imbriano Pediatric Orthopedics Morris Dr. Samuel Fanburg Pediatric Care Burlington Dr. Benjamin Rosenblum Dr. Jennifer McHugh Morris Dr. Jennifer Shaw-Brachfeld Physical Therapy Bergen Dr. Robert Freund Podiatry Bergen 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

February’s Featured Healthy Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

Ingredients: 3 whole ancho chiles 3 whole pasilla chiles 4 cloves garlic, unpeeled 2 to 3 chipotles in adobo sauce 1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon cider vinegar Kosher salt 2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican 3 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth 4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (untrimmed), cut into chunks Freshly ground pepper 2 bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving Assorted taco toppings, for garnish Instructions: Put the ancho and pasilla chiles and the garlic in a bowl; add 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Microwave on high until soft and pliable, 2 to 3 minutes. Stem and seed the chiles; peel the garlic. Transfer the chiles and garlic to a blender. Add the chipotles, onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and the oregano to the blender; puree until smooth. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat; add the chile sauce and fry, stirring, until thick and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Pour in the broth and reduce until slightly thickened. Season the pork all over with salt and pepper and transfer to a large slow cooker. Read More

NJ Top Docs and NJ Top Dentists are proud to feature the following January 2017 approved providers:

Scotch Plains, NJ – January 1, 2017 NJ Top Docs and NJ Top Dentists are proud to feature the following January 2017 approved providers: (Please note that all listings hyperlinked in blue are links to their online profile.  Those that are bolded in black do not have an online profile at this time.) NJ Top Docs Include: Cardiology Bergen County  Dr. David E. Cohen Camden County Dr. Rozy Dunham Somerset County Dr. Rachana Kulkarni   Chiropractic Care Bergen County Dr.  Doug Pucci Essex County Dr. Joseph Zdyrski Hudson County Dr. Manola Tejada Middlesex County Dr. Hee N. Park Morris County Dr. Vito Minervini Dr. Laurie Sheppard Sussex County Dr. Kristin Soehl   Dermatology Essex County Dr. Deborah Rabner   Endocrinology Monmouth County Dr. Marie Therese Saky   Family Medicine Bergen County Bergen Medical Associates/Bergen Gastroenterology   Gastroenterology Monmouth County Dr. Michael Tendler   General Surgery Morris County Dr. Michael Hernando   OBGYN Bergen County Dr. Michael D. Seidner Dr. Hugo Kitzis Hudson County Dr. Sandra Giron Monmouth County Dr. Falguni Patel   Ophthalmology Essex County Dr. Jonathan Ditkoff   Orthopedic Surgery Mercer County Dr. Hari Bezwada Middlesex County Dr. David Kirschenbaum Dr. Shawn D. Sieler Dr. Joshua M. Zimmerman Monmouth Read More

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

In January 2004, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM) to increase the public’s understanding of the law-breaking offense of stalking. NSAM emerged from the work of the Stalking Resource Center, a National Center program funded by the office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, to raise awareness about stalking and help develop and implement multidisciplinary responses to the crime. Since 2004, resource centers in collaboration with the government have worked hard to raise awareness and implement laws that would decrease the crime while increasing law enforcement’s response to it as well. In January 2oo4, the National Center for Victims of Crime launched the first observance of National Stalking Awareness Month and supported communities across the nation in planning the event. Over the years, work has been done to raise awareness about the realities of stalking, especially for the 7.5 million individuals stalked each year in the U.S. The White House issued the first Presidential Proclamation on National Stalking Awareness Month. Additionally, in the years to follow the White House convened it’s first-ever National Round table on stalking bringing together researchers, survivors, and many more. You can promote National Stalking Awareness Month Read More