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AtlantiCast Episode 10

January 17, 2018

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking on an expansion for Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!

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- This week on AtlantiCast:

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A new year brings new expansion

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to Morristown Medical Center's

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Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute.

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Come see the latest in cutting-edge research

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at Atlantic Health System.

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Find out how you can stay safe this winter season,

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and much more.

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Hello, I'm Luke Margolis.

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Welcome back to AtlantiCast.

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The nationally recognized Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute

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in Morristown Medical Center is expanding.

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A ceremonial groundbreaking recently kicked off

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an expansion of 72 private patient rooms

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and space for best-in-class cardiac imaging technology.

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At a ceremony outside the institute,

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Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe

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used a silver shovel to break ground.

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The shovel was first used to break ground

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at 100 Madison Avenue in 1949,

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when the then Morristown Memorial Hospital

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relocated from Morris Street to its current location.

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This comes after the hospital recently performed

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its 1000th TAVR surgery,

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or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

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The minimally invasive procedure helps replace

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failing heart valves without using open heart surgery.

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Morristown Medical Center treats more valve patients

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than any other hospital in New Jersey.

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The Atlantic Center for Research is leading the way

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towards solving tomorrow's health care challenges.

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This spring, you can see some of the cutting-edge research

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happening right here at Atlantic Health System.

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The 22nd Annual Research Day Symposium

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is a chance to learn about new medical techniques

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and studies driving advancements in research

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into areas like cancer care, cardiology, and diabetes.

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To learn more about the symposium, go to atlanticast.org.

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A new clinically integrated network

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in Atlantic Health System is helping to build

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healthier communities through better coordinated care.

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Known as Atlantic Alliance, the network provides guidance,

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resources, and a platform to help physicians

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not affiliated with Atlantic Health System

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work collaboratively with those that are,

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to deliver safer, better connected,

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and more affordable care to the patients they serve.

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Atlantic Alliance means more physicians working together

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to provide high quality care in our community.

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And you can find out more information

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on how Atlantic Alliance is improving care

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by visiting atlanticast.org.

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Well, Mother Nature's sure got things in 2018

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off to a frigid start.

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Bone-chilling temperatures and piles of snow

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come with some real health care challenges,

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and here are some tips to stay safe.

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First, dress the part.

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The high winds we've had recently effect a cooling rate.

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Use windproof clothing to stop heat loss.

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Also, avoid moisture.

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The wetter you are, the colder you are.

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This is especially important for children

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playing in the snow.

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Staying dry means staying warm.

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Thanks to Dr. Maulik Trivedi, the Director

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of the Medicine Department at Hackettstown Medical Center,

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for all these tips.

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You may also have seen some important info

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when it comes to shoveling and avoiding

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slip-and-fall injuries

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from Newton Medical Center's Dr. Anthony Brutico.

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He's the guest on our most recent

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute, airing on News 12 New Jersey.

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You can see that at atlanticast.org too,

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or you can find it on a number of radio stations

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and online local news outlets.

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Well as we head to a break, it's the dynamic duo

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of news video, cute dogs and babies.

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Yes, here are some of the first babies born in 2018,

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from across Atlantic Health System.

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The earliest was at 12:13 AM at Newton Medical Center.

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That was the third earliest baby in the whole state.

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And recently, some furry friends from Soothing Paws

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paid a visit to Goryeb Children's Hospital

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to bring a little cheer and plenty of wagging tails.

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You really have to see this video.

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So, if you're one of our listeners on our new

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AtlantiCast podcast on iTunes,

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go to atlanticast.org, or our social media pages

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to check it all out.

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Right back.

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With the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, I'm Luke Margolis.

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Winter weather is here, and with snow

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come health care challenges.

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Dr. Anthony Brutico is the Medical Director

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of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center,

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and Doctor, if you would, tell us one or two

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of the most common things you see this time of year.

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- By far in our community, it's definitely

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overexerting yourself with shoveling large amounts of snow,

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slipping and falling on black ice.

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- And what are some things to keep in mind to stay safe?

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- Obviously, don't overexert yourself.

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Listen to your body.

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If you need to take a break, certainly do that.

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And also, make sure you use a lot of salt,

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and keep your walkways as secure as possible

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to limit your trips to us.

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- So how are Newton Medical Center

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and Atlantic Health System best prepared to help folks?

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- You know, we have a great team

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here at Newton Medical Center,

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but we're also seamlessly connected

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to Morristown Medical Center,

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and the rest of the Atlantic Health System

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for all the community's health care needs.

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- Thank you, Doctor.

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To learn more about Newton Medical Center

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or Atlantic Health System,

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or to see any of our Medical Minutes,

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you can go to atlanticast.org.

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With the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, I'm Luke Margolis.