In a series of Facebook Live videos, experts from Atlantic Health System are answering your questions about important health topics and how we're caring for our communities.
Information about our next event will be available soon.
Stepping into Summer
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 2:00pm — Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a trip to a specialist?
On this Community Conversation, James C. Wittig, MD, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics, Morristown Medical Center, and Medical Director, Orthopedic Oncology, Atlantic Health System, answered questions on how a visit with an orthopedic specialist can get you back on your feet and back in the game.
How to Manage Your Allergies
Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 12:30pm — Itchy eyes, runny nose, plugged sinuses…yep seasonal allergies are in full effect! Maybe you’ve lived with allergies your whole life…or maybe they are something new this year, either way you don’t have to suffer in stuffy silence. In this Community Conversation, Michael Gerardi, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic Medical Group, answered allergy-related questions and shared how a visit to your doctor or local urgent care center could leave you breathing easier when it comes to fighting seasonal allergies.
Improving Black Maternal Health
Monday, April 11 at 12:30pm — Did you know Black women in New Jersey are seven times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related complication than White women? That’s just one of many statistics that shows the challenge facing New Jersey and the nation in improving Black maternal health. Nkechinyere Amadi, MD, OB/GYN at Atlantic Medical Group and Ophelia M. Byers, DNP, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Overlook Medical Center examine the various causes of this crisis and share potentially life-saving information.
Understanding Eating Disorders
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12:30pm — Pediatric eating disorders are serious illnesses that require prompt treatment. Two Atlantic Health experts will help parents recognize the signs of an eating disorder and know where to turn for help.
New Ways to Treat Head and Neck Disorders
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12:30pm — Tom Thomas, MD, MPH, director of Head and Neck Reconstructive and Transoral Robotic Surgery and director of Sleep Surgery at Morristown Medical Center, joins us to share ways you can prevent head and neck cancers as well as new technologies that help patients with debilitating sleep apnea.
Taking Care of You!
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1:00pm — For a lot of people, separating their work life from personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, shared how to address work-life balance, incorporate self-care practices and the importance of good sleep to recharge your batteries and boost your mental health.
Mammograms Save Lives
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:30pm — Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discussed the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest advancements in detection and the #AskHer campaign, which encourages everyone to ask the people they love to get screened.
Back to School
Friday, September 17 at 1:00pm — In this Community Conversation, pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, shared what parents need to know as their kids return to in-person learning, how we’re helping make schools safer and the latest pediatric COVID-19 news.
Friday, August 20, 2021 at 2:00pm — On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, infectious disease specialist and section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, shared what you need to know about the Delta variant, third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the immunocompromised and why it’s more important than ever to be vaccinated.
Preventing Skin Cancer
Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 12:30pm — With a particularly hot summer, it’s especially important to protect yourself from melanoma and other skin cancers. In this Community Conversation, Eric Whitman, MD, surgical oncologist, medical director of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care and the director of the Atlantic Melanoma Center, discussed how to prevent skin cancer, symptoms you should be aware of and the exclusive groundbreaking treatment options and clinical trials available through Atlantic Health System.
New Heart and Liver Transplant Program
Tuesday, July 22, 2021 at 12:30pm — Atlantic Health System is now offering patients easier access to life-saving heart and liver transplants through a new partnership with the NYU Langone Transplant Institute. Linda Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, cardiologist and chair of cardiovascular medicine for Atlantic Health System, and Sharen Anghel, MD, internal medicine and chair of medicine, Overlook Medical Center, discussed how this program provides New Jersey residents access to world-class transplant care close to home.
Why Every Woman Needs a Gynecologist
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:30pm — Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility? Why is a gynecologist so important for a woman’s health as she ages? In our Community Conversation, Diana Contreras, MD, medical director of OB-GYN and Women’s Health, Atlantic Health System, separated fact from fiction and shared how women can make the most of their relationship with their doctor.
Living with Scoliosis
Tuesday, June 8 at 1:00pm — Does your child have scoliosis? Would you even know what to look for? Watch our Community Conversation with Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, to learn how it’s diagnosed and why early identification is key to treating spinal deformity.
Treating Brain Tumors
Tuesday, May 25 at 12:30pm — If you think brain tumors are too rare to affect you, think again. Currently, 700,000 people in the United States are living with one. Physicians from the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center explain the newest advancements in treatment options.
AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention
Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00pm — People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answered questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke.
Vaccine Updates and Variant Testing
Wednesday, April 28 at 12:30pm — Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, our President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discussed New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines and Atlantic Health System’s ability to rapidly screen and identify multiple disease variants.
Summer Safety and Fun for Kids
Thursday, April 15 at 12:30pm — Preparing children for a healthy summer of activity starts now! Pediatrician Sarah Nielsen, MD, shared some must-see information on childhood health and safety, whether they are at home or at camp, including the latest news about COVID-19 and children.
COVID-19 and Communities of Color
Thursday, February 4 at 12:30pm — Every community has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more so than communities of color. Christina Johnson, PhD, MD, a family medicine physician and community health advocate, shared some of the ways communities of color have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and what viewers need to know about the vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00pm —The journey is underway to make sure every eligible person who wants to receive the vaccine can get it. Find out how Atlantic Health System is opening new doors for vaccine distribution and what’s being done to increase capacity from Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO and Kevin Lenahan, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
How to Win by Quitting
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1:30pm — As Americans raised attention to the fight against lung cancer by taking part in the Great American Smokeout, Stanley Fiel, MD, Regional Chairman of Medicine, Atlantic Health System, shared why this year’s smoking cessation efforts are more important than ever.
Healthy Holiday Decisions
Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:00pm — The seasons of gratitude and giving can also come with some real dietary challenges. Elkin Nunez, MD, director of Endocrinology at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, shared some important tips to help those with diabetes make healthy holiday decisions.
The Road to Recovery
Tuesday, October 27 at 12:30pm — For some individuals who have COVID-19, recovering from the virus can take weeks or months of battling various symptoms. Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, shared how the Atlantic COVID Recovery Center is helping patients on their journey to recovery. #CaringTogether
Wednesday, October 7 at 12:30pm — Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. This life-saving screening is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect herself against breast cancer.
Atlantic Medical Group Breast Surgeon, Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Oncology Service Line, Atlantic Health System, discuss mammograms and how you can #AskHer!
Take Charge of Your Health
Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 12:30pm — Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg shared some crucial information and answered questions about the screenings and examinations you should get now to protect your health and well being!.
When Will High School Sports Resume?
Thursday, Aug. 27 at 12:00pm — The school year is about to begin, but what’s the latest when it comes to school sports? Damion Martins, MD, answered questions about what student-athletes and parents can expect this fall season.
Back to School Safety Tips
Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 12:30pm — Whether it’s in-person or virtually, children will be going back to school in the fall. So how can parents keep their kids safe, healthy and ready to learn? Tyree Winters, DO, a pediatrician with Atlantic Medical Group, discussed some important tips that will help make this school year an A+.
Why COVID-19 is Increasing Among Young People
Thursday, July 23 at 12:00pm — Young adults are the fastest growing group testing positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey. In our most recent Community Conversation, Doctor Mike examined what is driving this trend and what can be done to stop it.
What You Need to Know Now About Coronavirus
Thursday, July 9 at 12:30pm — Every day more and more crucial information about COVID-19 surfaces. So what’s the most important guidance for you and your family? Jason Kessler, MD, discussed separating fact from fiction when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Stay Safe this Summer
Tuesday, June 30 at 12:30pm — Is your family ready to enjoy summer – safely? In our last Community Conversation, Christopher Zipp, DO, chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Morristown Medical Center, shared some important tips on summer safety, and why, as we coexist with COVID-19 – if you don’t have a family doctor – you should get one.
Important Guidelines for Returning to Sports and Activities
Wednesday, June 24 at 12:30pm — After the last few months it’s understandable we’re itching to restart our old fitness routines or get back to the sports activity we love. But there are some important guidelines to know before hitting the gym or the playing field.
During this Community Conversation, Damion Martins, MD, medical director of Sports Medicine for Atlantic Health System, team physician for New York Jets and a leading voice in the reopening of sports activities, and Matthew Martinez, MD, director of Atlantic Health System Sports Cardiology at Morristown Medical Center, will discuss the latest steps to begin organized sports across New Jersey for student athletes and some general fitness best practices for “weekend warriors” as they return to activity.
Anxiety, Uncertainty and Coexisting with COVID-19
Thursday, June 18 at 12:30pm — Peter Bolo, MD, chairman of Overlook Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and Atlantic Health System Resiliency Advocate, discussed the importance of maintaining your mental and behavioral health as we continue to coexist with COVID-19.
Let's Get to Work!
Thursday, June 11 at 12:30pm — Nikki Sumpter, SVP and chief human resources officer at Atlantic Health System, discussed how you can prepare to maximize your success as we return to work in the “new normal.”
Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe this Summer
Tuesday, June 2 at 12:30pm — Walter Rosenfeld, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, answered your questions in a Facebook Live about what parents need to know to keep kids healthy and safe this summer.
Scheduling Surgeries and Procedures
Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30pm — James Wittig, MD, chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and the medical director of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcomas Surgery for Atlantic Health System, discussed how surgeons at Atlantic Health System are able to treat every patient.
Returning to a New Normal
Tuesday, May 19 at 12:30pm — Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, discussed how hospitals are seeing a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and delivering safe and accessible care to every patient.
3 Things About Our Hospitals You're Not Hearing in the News
Tuesday, May 12 at 12:30pm — Find out the keys to our response to COVID-19 from Amy Perry, CEO Hospital Division, SVP, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System.
How Visiting the Doctor has Changed Due to COVID-19
Tuesday, May 2 at 12:30pm — Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise with Atlantic Health System and President, Atlantic Medical Group, discussed about how we're adapting to ensure public health and safety within Atlantic Medical Group practices.
The Path Forward Beyond COVID-19
Tuesday, April 28 at 12:30pm — Atlantic Health System President and CEO Brian Gragnolati discussed the most important issues facing health care as we move beyond COVID-19, and how our system is keeping all patients safe.
Atlantic Health System's Response to Coronavirus
Tuesday, April 21 at 12:30pm — Jan Schwarz-Miller, MD, Chief Medical Officer, discussed how Atlantic Health System is continuing to care for its patients, protect its team members and plan for the future in the fight against coronavirus.
How to Avoid Coronavirus
Tuesday, April 14 at 12:30pm — Jason Kessler, MD, Section Chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, discussed Coronavirus (COVID-19), its source, how it spreads, and what you can do to flatten the curve.
Coronavirus in our Communities
Tuesday, April 7 at 12:30pm — Atlantic Health System President and CEO Brian Gragnolati provided an inside look at how this global pandemic is impacting our communities. Find out what we are doing to secure the equipment, medications and therapies to care for every patient and the steps being taken to assure those on the front line are protected with proper PPE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I set a reminder for this event in Facebook?
It is only possible to set a reminder if you have a Facebook account.
- Click on the link for the upcoming event
- Log in to your Facebook account
- In the news feed post promoting this event, click on the button titled ‘Get Reminder’
- That’s it! Facebook will provide a reminder notification at the correct time with a link to the live video
- Click on the link for the upcoming event
How do I attend if I don’t have a Facebook account?
First, the good news is you do not need a login to watch Facebook Live.
To watch on your computer or mobile device without logging in:
- Click on the link for the upcoming event
- A new browser window will open with a description of the event
- A Facebook login pop up appears, click 'not now' to close the login screen (this is possible in most web browsers)
- At the time of the event, click either the ‘image’ or text ‘ Watch live’ to watch the live video
If you are unable to join the live event for any reason, a recording of this event will be uploaded to our website two to three business days after the live event.
I have a Facebook account. How do I join the event from this website or email?
- Simply click on the link for the next live event at the correct time.
- Log in to your Facebook account
- Facebook will take you automatically to the live event on the Atlantic Health System Facebook Page
- At the time of the event, click either the ‘image’ or ‘Watch live’ text to watch the live video
Please note: There may be a slight time delay in the video starting due to the volume of people accessing the live video or if you have a poor internet connection.
- Simply click on the link for the next live event at the correct time.
I have a Facebook account. How do I join the event from the Atlantic Health System Facebook page?
There are a few options available.
Option 1 – Facebook Events
- Visit the Atlantic Health System Page
- Select the event
- At the correct time, click on the link (see example)
- The video will begin when we are live
Option 2 - Videos
- Log in to Facebook
- In the search box, search for ‘Atlantic Health System’
- When we are live, a "Live" will appear next to the ‘Videos’ tab (located at left on desktop and above the 'About' section on mobile)
- The live video will be identified by the icon
I clicked the link, but the video doesn’t work.
- Due to a large volume of people viewing, it may take some time for the video to load and the feed may slightly lag. Give it a few minutes. If no video appears, refresh your browser.
- If that doesn’t work, try one of the other connection options listed above.
- If the video still does not load, close your browser and try again later. A recording of the video will be available on this web page shortly after the event.
I can’t hear any audio
- If the audio doesn’t work this may be a setting on your computer or mobile device. Check to be sure your speakers are on and the volume is turned up.
- At the base of the video onscreen, click on the speaker icon and slide the slider to increase the volume.
Submit Your Question
Please fill out the form to submit your question. We appreciate your submission and will do our best to address as many questions as possible during our events.
If you have a medical question about COVID-19, please contact Atlantic Health System's COVID-19 Community Support Line or your primary care provider directly. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.
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