Inside this Issue:

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression occurring at the same time of year. Symptoms can start in the fall and last throughout the winter. Find out what to do about these "winter blues" with James Korman, Clinical Psychologist, Certified Cognitive Therapist and director of the Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center at Summit Medical Group.

Little Health Resolutions Easier to Keep
If you'd like to improve your overall health, don't assume you have to change your lifestyle in a day. Instead, try to take simple, positive steps to better health. For example, try to take a walk at lunch every day for a week to increase your fitness level.
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Knee Replacements Offer Both Risks and Relief
Each year, more than 650,000 Americans head into the operating room—and come out with new knees. An important new study suggests many of them have less pain and better function a year later than they would have with other treatments alone. But the findings also highlight the dangers of surgery, including life-threatening blood clots.
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Office Workers: Put Standing High on Your To-Do List
By now, you’ve heard about the health dangers of sitting. But do you know exactly how long to stand to reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other health consequences? A new statement from British health experts helps pinpoint the right balance between sedentary time and light movement for better health.
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Four Factors Make a Big Impact on Your Heart
According to recent studies, nine out of 10 cases of heart disease are caused by just four factors. See what they are--and what you can do to dodge these risks.
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Danger in Your Medicine Cabinet
The words “drug abuse” conjure up images of illegal narcotics (like heroine) or marijuana, but, in fact, some of the most addictive drugs can be found in the family medicine cabinet.
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Sports-related injuries are always unexpected. The only option for these injures used to be the Emergency Room . . . and hours of waiting. Summit Medical Group’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers Walk-In Injury Hours dedicated to quickly diagnosing and treating orthopedic emergencies such as fractures, tears of muscles and ligaments, bruising of bones, and sprains. We offer immediate care to help you get back in the game! Walk-Ins are always welcome. No appointment is needed and you are guaranteed to see an orthopedic or sports medicine specialist at your visit!
Now Open in Berkeley Heights, Bridgewater, and Florham Park
NOW IN LIVINGSTON: Pediatrics After Hours
Summit Medical Group Pediatrics After Hours service offers extended hours for infant, childhood, and adolescent health problems that cannot wait until routine hours the following day. Our pediatricians provide exceptional care for infants, children, and adolescents to age 21. Our Pediatrics After Hours service is now open in Livingston, at 75 E. Northfield Road:
  • Monday through Friday 1PM to 9PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Holidays 8:30 AM to 2 PM OR 8:30 AM to 5 PM, depending on holiday. Please call our Livingston Pediatrics Department at 973-436-1540 to confirm our holiday schedule.
For more information on all locations that offer Pediatrics After Hours, please visit: www.summitmedicalgroup.com


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