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  • Valley Healthcare And Mount Sinai Parter To Revolutionize Area Cancer Care

    Valley Healthcare And Mount Sinai Parter To Revolutionize Area Cancer Care

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For those seeking cancer care in northern New Jersey, the future just got brighter. Valley Health System has recently partnered with the Mount Sinai Health System to offer a new, state-of- the-art, comprehensive cancer care system in the comfort of the suburbs.The partnership will enable Valley to provide enhanced inpatient and outpatient cancer services by offering ...

  • Kicking The Butt: Valley Helps Smokers Overcome Tobacco Dependence

    Kicking The Butt: Valley Helps Smokers Overcome Tobacco Dependence

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Are you a smoker or tobacco user? Do you know what the greatest cause of death is from cigarette smoking? Most people would say lung cancer. True, smoking is the leading cause of this cancer, which kills approximately 160,000 Americans a year. But what many don't realize is that cigarettes may cause even more deaths from heart attack—smoking is believed to be ...

  • Don’t Ignore The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea Says Valley Sleep Specialist

    Don’t Ignore The Dangers Of Sleep Apnea Says Valley Sleep Specialist

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The recent catastrophic NJ Transit train accident in Hoboken highlights one of the perils of undiagnosed sleep apnea, which poses a threat to transportation operators and the public alike. In the accident, the engineer unexpectedly fell asleep at the wheel due to a medical condition which causes sleepiness. Anytime a public transit operator becomes drowsy, or worse, ...

  • The Valley Hospital Physician Takes Questions On Children's Anxiety

    The Valley Hospital Physician Takes Questions On Children's Anxiety

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- A physician at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood is taking questions from parents via Facebook through Friday, Nov. 18, about anxiety and stress in children.Kai-Ping Wang, M.D., Medical Director of Pediatric Psychiatry, Valley Medical Group, will lead the Q&A on anxiety in young children, tweens and teens.While some amount of anxiety is normal and can even be ...

  • 'Fall Back' Into Bed As Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

    'Fall Back' Into Bed As Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 a.m. this Sunday, which means setting our clocks back an hour and — for many of us — enjoying an extra hour of sleep. Thanks to that extra hour, "falling back" isn't as disruptive to our bodies as "springing forward." Daylight saving time originated as an attempt to save energy during World War I. Contrary ...

  • Make Boring Lunches A Thing Of The Past This School Year

    Make Boring Lunches A Thing Of The Past This School Year

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Getting the kids ready to go back to school often involves shopping for supplies and clothes and attempting to establish a normal sleep routine. However, another key part of ensuring that children are prepared to tackle the new school year is sending them to school with a healthy lunch. Fortunately, getting an 'A' in flavor and nutrition is easier than most think.Dr. ...

  • Keep Your Heart Pumping For Joy With Simple Cardiac Checkups

    Keep Your Heart Pumping For Joy With Simple Cardiac Checkups

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States and according to the American Heart Association, a heart attack strikes every 43 seconds. Although the statistics are worrisome, knowing a person's risk for a heart attack as well as the signs and symptoms of one can head off potential episodes.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- or CDC -- ...

  • Make Every Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Performing A Self Exam

    Make Every Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Performing A Self Exam

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- While October is a month known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful fall foliage, it's also synonymous with breast cancer awareness. However, by performing regular breast self-exams throughout the year instead of in October only, cancer can be identified and treated with a greater success rate.The first step to properly performing a breast self-exam is for you ...

  • Child Feeling Groggy? Hit The Hay Says Valley Hospital Sleep Expert

    Child Feeling Groggy? Hit The Hay Says Valley Hospital Sleep Expert

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Is your child getting enough sleep? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the answer in most cases is no. Although the recommended amount varies by age, children in school should generally be sleeping for a minimum of 8 hours a night, and can even benefit from up to 10, according to experts."Sleep disorders and general sleep problems can start young," ...

  • Valley Receives State's Only Four Year Accreditation For Radiation Oncology

    Valley Receives State's Only Four Year Accreditation For Radiation Oncology

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Valley Hospital has received a full, four-year accreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) Accreditation Program for Excellence APEx).Valley’s cancer program holds the distinction of being the only one in New Jersey, and one of seven in the country, to receive this accreditation.“We are pleased to receive APEx accreditation from ASTRO, ...

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