Health in Bloomfield, NJ

Like the sun, Vitamin D is hot right now. Recent studies reveal it is more than just a factor in calcium absorption, but a nutritional powerhouse with wide-ranging health benefits, way beyond our bones. We know Vitamin D controls more than 200 genes (directly or indirectly), and has an impact in reducing many chronic illnesses.

Dr. Kristi Funk, breast surgeon to the stars, spent 16 years believing this myth — until she started writing her new book.

These summer bucket list ideas featuring easy food & fitness tips, are a fun way to jumpstart your healthy, and, dare I say, most DELICIOUS, lifestyle!

New study suggests flesh-eating bacteria is spreading to East Coast waters
Last updated: Jun 28, 2019
A new study published in the June 2019 journal Annals of Internal Medicine shows that warmer waters may be driving up the cases of Vibriosis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection, in regions of the country, including New Jersey’s coastal waters, where it typically would not be found
In the past two…

Drinking alcohol is known to raise women's risk of developing breast cancer, but many women aren't aware of this link.

Nikia Hammonds-Blakely was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 16 and she's partnering with Know Your Girls to help other Black women.

Whether you are listening to Oprah’s popular podcast these days or booking your next wellness retreat, you have probably come across the concept of practicing gratitude. But what exactly does this practice look like? We asked Rethink’s own Shawna Rich-Ginsberg, all about gratitude and her perspective in working closely with breast cancer patients. In your …

We hope you enjoy this blend of wonderfully relaxing and uplifting essential oils, diluted in a carrier oil, to help make your self-checks more comfortable.

Read CNN's Fast Facts on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender milestones in the United States, and learn more about their struggle for equal rights.

Last year's Black Panther film presented the inspiring vision of a technologically supreme Africa – but progressive financing is needed to set it moving forward.

In less than a year, world leaders will meet at the UN Ocean Conference – overfishing should be near the top of their agenda.

Experts say three-dimensional images provide a much clearer diagnosis, especially for women with dense breast tissue.

Last updated: Jun 05, 2019
A Quick Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness
Men of all ages face unique health threats, but the good news is that you can help take control with healthy behaviors and regular screenings
To help you stay on top of your health, below are some preventive health guidelines based on recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society…

As a cancer survivor and advocate, I have gotten the calls that we survivors hate: calls from someone we don’t know who says that a mutual friend told them to call, and friends saying they have been received a diagnosis. I am always ready when the phone rings.

AMBER ALERT ISSUED IN FOX CREEK, ALBERTA
At 1:30 am this morning, 4 year old Isabella Darnel, 3 year old Elijah Darnel, 9 month old Arlo Darnel, are believed to be abducted from their home in Fox Creek, Alberta.It is believed that the three children were abducted by their mother Charmaine Darnel.They were last seen leaving a residence in Fox Creek driving a 2014, medium grey Dodge Ram pickup truck, Alberta licence plate B W Z 8 6 4 5. The vehicle was…

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University.
This week, the 29-year-old got his nursing degree from NYU's Rory Meyers College of Nursing after finishing an accelerated 15-month program.
"It was a very intense program, I'll tell you that. It was a lot of work," he told CNN. "It was worth it, it paid off at the end. Here I am now, a graduated nurse."

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin and eyes and raise your chances for skin cancer. Here are the top ways to protect yourself.

So, if you need to give yourself a little boost, there here are three positive steps to take to get rid of the sluggish feeling altogether.

Read this article to learn some tips for dealing with bad breath.

1. Demand for rhinoplasty is growing. In 2015, according to ASAPS stats over 145,000 people headed to plastic surgeons for nose surgeries...

ONTARIO AMBER ALERT issued in Sudbury, Ontario is now cancelled. The child has been located safe.

Friday, May 10, 2019
MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Parentgiving has launched its first private label product, Dry Direct Ultimate Underwear, an incontinence product designed to provide seniors with absorption at a value price. “Premium incontinence products are the fastest growing segment in our caregiving products space,” said CEO David Spain. “As caregivers ourselves, we want to provide family caregivers with a better choice for their loved ones—competitively…

Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Reduce Chronic Inflammation by eating the right carbs, fats and protein.

Teal & Pink Awareness PSA
Last updated: Oct 19, 2018
Summit Medical Group MD Anderson is committed to generating awareness of gynecologic and breast cancers. As part of our #TealPinkSMG campaign to shine a light on these important women’s health topics, we’ve created a new PSA featuring Dr. Christine Masterson , Chief of Women & Children, and important information about screening, recognizing symptoms and what can…

Parentgiving's Dry Direct Ultimate Underwear's Super absorbency equals less changes per day and less leaks – which is ideal for family caregivers.

Night and day, nurses are there to care and comfort. Discover the healing impact of home care nursing by streaming our podcast, Healing on the Home Front.

MONTCLAIR, N.J., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Parentgiving Inc., the country's premier retailer of caregiving products for the aging, announced the launch of...

Pursuing a career in medicine can be a long and arduous road. In fact, studies show that in less than 10 years, the demand for doctors will exceed the supply of highly trained medical professionals.
In line with our mission, SMGF has developed four programs designed to help foster the next generation of health care providers and pave their way to a successful future in health care: