Inside this Issue:

Trigger finger surgery is a very safe same-day procedure to relieve trigger finger – a common and painful condition that causes fingers to snap and get stuck in the palm. Dr. Evan Fischer, SMG expert in trigger finger surgery, discusses this simple procedure.

Kids and Concussion: An important discussion
When Lucas Pavlounis , age 12, woke up feeling headachy and nauseated on a Monday morning last fall, his mother, Marci, thought he had a flu or strep throat. The night before, Lucas had played basketball for his AAU team, the Dragon Army, and there had been some energetic jostling on the court, but no direct blows to Lucas's head.  So, when Ms. Pavlounis took Lucas to see Summit Medical Group pediatrician Howard Kornfeld, MD, she was stunned to hear the diagnosis: concussion.
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Diagnostic Services Offer Quality, Convenience
Summit Medical Group realizes you're busy, and that you might need diagnostic services close by on a weekend or evening. That's why we offer evening and weekend hours for a range of imaging services.
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Use Your Smart Phone and Social Networking to Quit Smoking
Summit Medical Group knows -- it’s not easy to quit smoking by yourself. Fortunately, smokers who want to quit can get help with our Smoking Cessation program, as well as real-time support and encouragement from social media and smartphone apps.
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Doctors Less Likely to Discuss Heart Disease Risks with Women
A heart attack occurs every 43 seconds in the U.S. If your doctor hasn’t talked with you about your heart attack risk, you’re not off the hook. New research underscores the importance of being proactive when it comes to your heart health—especially if you’re a woman.
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Your 4-Step Plan To Fend Off Disease
High blood pressure. Hearing loss. Osteoporosis. Diabetes-and even cancer. One simple four-part strategy can help you ward off all these feared conditions -- and then some.
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SAVE THE DATE: Summit Medical Group Foundation 2016 Gala & Auction
Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:30PM at The Grove, 691 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ. Celebrate with us at our annual gala! Experience the excitement of our live auction when you bid on an array of impressive items, sip signature cocktails, savor fine cuisine, and share in our inspiring mission! For advance ticket or table sales please email info@smg-foundation.org or call 908.277.8788. If you would like to donate an item to our auction please visit www.smg-foundation.org
Give Well
SAVE THE DATE: Pets Are Good Medicine, Art Opening, Thu., May 5, 2016
Did you know that having a pet can help keep you healthy both mentally and physically? This art show features artwork that celebrates our animal companions in all their variety. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center. Please bring a new or unused pet toy or canned food to donate. Refreshments and entertainment to be provided. OPENING & RECEPTION, Thu., May 5, 2016, 5 – 8pm Summit Medical Group • Lawrence Pavilion • Lower Lobby Gallery Berkeley Heights, NJ • Open to the public • Exhibit runs through Fall 2016.


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