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AHH 24-Hr. News

IMAGE Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück at Monmouth U April 24
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ  – The 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series closes with a very special reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück... Read More...
Freeholders Proclaim 2014 ‘Library Week’ in Monmouth County
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes the importance of the library system and has declared the week of April... Read More...
IMAGE Union Beach Church Recipient of Make a Difference Day Award
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Elijah Rodriguez (second from left) at Make a Difference Day National Award Ceremony  UNION BEACH, NJ - Gateway Church of Christ is the... Read More...
How Most of America’s Food is Controlled by a Few Corporations
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
LINCROFT, NJ – How 80 per cent of America’s food production has become dominated by a few corporate food processors will be explored by Patty... Read More...
Local Students Win Awards at Heritage National Music Festival
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
TINTON FALLS, N.J. –  The Upper School Chorus, Show Choir and Orchestra at Ranney School,  under the direction of instructors Tess... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE COMMON CORE Can Deliver Rigor to US Schools If It's not an Iron-Clad Mandate
by wjoreilly
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
  Make way for the Common Core, coming soon to a public school near you. Some are thrilled, others bored, and still others terrified of the... Read More...
IMAGE April Love – and April Fool
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
(Edited from an article of April 2004) At our house April 1st is a favorite date for more than the usual silly reasons of practical jokes and... Read More...
IMAGE Ospreys Return this Spring To Raise A Family
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 14 April 2014
For the past dozen years or more, during the first full week of April, I have celebrated the return of spring to Sandy Hook Bay and Raritan Bay with... Read More...
IMAGE Getting Into That "Highly Selective American College": Get Involved in Your World...NOW!
by wjoreilly
Monday, 14 April 2014
These are the schools your parents want you to get into, your friends want to get into--you may even want to get into one of them yourself. They run... Read More...
IMAGE Mayoral Candidate Avery Grant’s Pioneering Vision for Long Branch: “A Community.”
by Dennis
Sunday, 13 April 2014
When retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Avery Grant, a veteran of the Vietnam War, first moved to Long Branch, he was taken not only by its natural... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Wed Apr 16 @ 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Story Time
Wed Apr 16 @ 3:00PM -
FROZEN Movie Party at MT Library
Wed Apr 16 @ 7:30PM -
Rain Gardens, Design and Construction
Thu Apr 17 @ 3:15PM - 04:30PM
Children's Programs
Thu Apr 17 @ 7:00PM -
Dead Beat Poets Society

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Photo:  Knowledge Is ‘Pink’ Power – Taking a moment to celebrate at the ‘Pink’ Physicians Panel on May 16 at the Middletown Township Public Library are, from left to right, Middletown Paint The Town Pink Chair Lori Anne Oliwa; Dr. Asaad Samra, M.D., FACS; Jayne Murphy, M.S., board-certified genetics counselor; Dr. Bokran Won, M.D., medical director, Women’s Center at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital; Dr. Christina Walsh, M.D., Dr. Priti Patel, M.D., Jackie DiBernardo, R.N., nurse navigator; and Dr. Debra Camal, M.D., medical director of the breast program at Meridian Cancer Care.

Middletown, New Jersey – An interdisciplinary panel of five physicians, one registered nurse and a board certified genetics counselor gathered at the Middletown Township Public Library on May 16 to discuss the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, along with some case studies, to a captive community audience. The event, sponsored by Meridian Health as part of their month-long health awareness initiative ‘Paint The Town Pink, ‘ the purpose of which is to promote the importance of annual mammograms in the fight against breast cancer, featured educational exhibits by the Women’s Center at both Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital and included healthy refreshments provided by Chiafullo’s, a local business who has been a vocal advocate for the initiative in several towns. Panelists included Breast Program Medical Director at Meridian Cancer Care Dr. Debra Camal, M.D., who served as moderator as a surgeon specializing in breast surgery; Medical Director of the Women’s Centers at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital Dr. Bokran Won, M.D., a breast imaging specialist; Dr. Priti Patel, a radiation oncologist affiliated with both Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital; Dr. Asaad Samra, M.D., FACS, a plastic surgeon affiliated with both hospitals; Dr. Christina Walsh, M.D., a hematology and oncology specialist affiliated with Riverview Medical Center; Jackie DiBernardo, R.N., a nurse navigator at Bayshore Community Hospital; and Jayne Murphy, M.S., a board certified genetics counselor.

After an initial discussion of Angelina Jolie and her recent radical mastectomy, the group of physicians led by Dr. Camal  commented on issues such as testing and diagnosis of breast cancer, genetic surveillance, the density of breast tissue and challenges in mammography, the additions of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound testing, implants and breast re-constructive surgery. the technology surrounding radiation and chemotherapy in addition to side-effects and instances of breast cancer re-occurrence, needle biopsies, mastectomies, male breast cancer, and finally, risk reduction.

More information on Meridian Cancer Care is available by viewing the website www.MeridianCancerCareNJ.com.