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Princeton HealthCare System

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Call David at 609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted. 
 

 

 

Tired of Being Tired

Sleep – like food, water and air – is a basic human need. Without it, your body cannot function properly.

“In fact, lack of quality sleep may not only cause you to feel tired all the time, but it can also lead to serious health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression,” says David B. Cohn, M.D., board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease and sleep medicine, and the medical director of the University
Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) Sleep Center.

For individuals who struggle to get a good night’s sleep, the Sleep Center at UMCP, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, provides a full-range of services to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

A sleep study is often the first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder. Typically, studies are performed during an overnight stay at the Sleep Center at UMCP. However, home sleep studies are also available for individuals who are unable to spend the night at the Sleep Center.

During a sleep study, technologists apply sensors and monitor you as you sleep with a state-of-the-art digital sleep recording system. Results are used to identify any physical problems that may be causing disrupted sleeping.

Treatment for sleep disorders depends on the specific condition. If sleep apnea is diagnosed, treatment may include lifestyle changes such as losing weight or a breathing device like a continuous airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which helps keep the airway open so you are able to breathe normally during sleep.

Patients with insomnia or restless leg syndrome may benefit from lifestyle and behavioral changes alone or along with medication.

To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.

 
Varicose Veins: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
While varicose veins are normally not life threatening, they can be painful and create medical and cosmetic problems 
that can make life miserable.
“Fortunately, advances in medicine have made treatment for varicose veins quicker and easier than ever, with patients often experiencing same-day results,” says Kenneth A. Goldman, M.D., R.V.T., F.A.C.S., board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery, a registered vascular technologist, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the medical staff at UMCP.
At the Center for Vascular Care at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP), board certified vascular surgeons along with skilled nurses and trained vascular staff offer a variety of treatment options for vascular conditions, including varicose veins. 
Varicose veins tend to develop with age, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that half of all people 50 years and older have them. People with a family history of varicose veins are also at greater risk. 
Left untreated, varicose veins will usually progress over time.  The symptoms may worsen and veins will enlarge. 
In years past, the main approach for getting rid of more severe varicose veins involved surgery and a lengthy recovery period. Today, most patients can have a procedure done in the morning and be back to their normal routine in the afternoon. 
If you suffer from varicose veins, talk with your doctor or vascular surgeon about a treatment approach that is right for you. 
         
  HEALTH LECTURES 
Contact Renu at the desk to register (609) 497-2230
 
Allergies & Asthma--
Thursday, October 12, 2017  10:45am 
     With allergy and asthma season about to kick into high gear there is no better time to explore the best ways to manage environmental triggers. If you suffer from chronic nasal stuffiness, headaches, coughs, or other sinus, allergy or asthma symptoms, join us for this informative program led by Kristyn K. Phelps, MD, board certified in internal medicine and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments of common allergy disorders.
Blood Pressure Check — Tues. October 17th 10am-12pm  
      
Vision Screening 
 
Thurs. October 19th 10:00am-1:00pm
          
  Princeton HealthCare System & the New Jersey Commission
  for the Blind: offer free vision screenings to uninsured or 
  underinsured adults & kids. 

 

Treating Diverticulosis and Other Colorectal Conditions 
Monday, Nov. 6th 12:30 pm 
Colorectal conditions can impact your quality of life and may indicate more serious problems. The first step in diagnosing the problem may be a colonoscopy, which is a key for early detection of colon cancer and can also reveal other abnormalities of the colon, such as diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids. Attend this informative program led by Amy R. Shriver, MD, board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, and learn about common colon conditions, as well as treatment options. Dr. Shriver is a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System.
Nutrition Meets Tradition - Thursday, Nov. 9th 10:45 am
Learn about superfoods and how you can incorporate them into your favorite holiday dishes.
Blood Pressure Check — Tuesday, Nov. 21st 10am–12pm
 

HEALTH LECTURES

 

Fighting Dementia With a
Healthy Lifestyle

Most everyone knows that a healthy diet and regular exercise are good for your heart, but growing evidence suggests they’re good for your brain too. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life,” says Anshu Bhalla, M.D., board certified in family medicine and geriatric medicine, and a member of the medical staff at University Medical Center of Princeton.
Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly. Memory problems are typically one of the first signs of dementia, though many people have memory loss issues that are not linked to dementia. If you or a loved one experience trouble with memory or other cognitive skills, see a doctor to determine a cause. Early diagnosis and treatment may be able to help slow the progression of dementia and improve quality of life.
Research suggests that combining good nutrition with mental, social and physical activities may have a greater benefit in maintaining or improving brain health than any single activity. Many of the same healthy lifestyle habits that are good for your cardiovascular health also benefit your brain. When it comes to fighting dementia, keeping both your body and your brain healthy is key. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits, you can reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias and stay sharp as you grow older.

To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare System, call (888) 742-7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.


HEALTH LECTURES
CONTACT PHC Desk to register (609) 497-2230

 
Services available:
Doctors Visits-Tues & Thursday
Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri
Physical & Gym Sign Off's (for Those Without Insurance): Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost $45.00. 
 

Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

Director
Senior Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7670
or
732-438-0918
(rotary phones)
Transportation
732-329-4000 x7363
Center Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.