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Globe Awards New Turnout Gear to Highlands Fire Department as Part of 2014 Giveaway Program
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
HIGHLANDS, NJ - Globe, in partnership with DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has made the... Read More...
Overnight Closure of West Front Street Bridge
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Work to advance replacement of span continues MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Beginning tonight, from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m., the bridge on West Front Street over... Read More...
IMAGE Highlands Police Report - July 23, 2014
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
HIGHLANDS, NJ - The following police report is provided by the Highlands Police Department.  All subjects are presumed innocent until proven... Read More...
Navesink River Aglow in Support of Riverview Medical Center
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Red Bank, NJ –  Family Fireworks on the Navesink, an event benefitting Riverview Medical Center and hosted at the DiPiero family home,... Read More...
Sermon: Spiritual Gifts
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS -- The Rev. Joanne Van Sant will be the guest preacher Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church.... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Christie Should Help Fellow Republicans
by Jack Archibald
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Governor Chris Christie  revealed quite a bit about his political ambition and philosophy this past week.  In case you haven’t been... Read More...
IMAGE Review - Tammy
by David Prown
Sunday, 20 July 2014
It's amazing to me how lame the movie selection was this week. I'm not even sure if there was anything new out...amazing. Have you noticed how I'm... Read More...
IMAGE The Importance of the Small Things, such as Commas
by George Hancock-Stefan
Sunday, 20 July 2014
I came back from a two week trip through Romania and Turkey.  It was a great trip visiting old and new churches and monasteries, and meeting in... Read More...
IMAGE Traumatic Brain Injury Was Devastating
by Daniel J. Vance
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Four days after getting his driver's license at age 16 in 1975, Todd Bode was coaxed into joining his big brother on a road trip. The hook was that... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - July 18, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Friday, 18 July 2014
Edward Snowden says Dropbox is "hostile to privacy". That and Condoleezza Rice has been on their board since April: http://bit.ly/1rmen1c Why... Read More...

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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.