MARCH 2016
Inside this Issue:

Our Newest Video Do You Suffer from Flat Feet?
Flat feet are a common condition—but they can lead to serious problems of the ankle and foot by changing the alignment of your legs. Both children and adults can suffer from flat feet. The good news is that flat feet can be treated before trouble begins, if they are diagnosed in time. Tune into SMG Radio to hear Summit Medical Group foot and ankle expert Dr. Tony DiStefano discuss how to recognize flat feet and the first steps to take to correct them.

Make This Simple Switch to Save on Prescriptions
In some cases, quality comes at a price. When it comes to medications, however, lower-cost generics usually work just as well as pricier brand-name versions. Now a national medical association has advised doctors and patients to make the switch whenever possible.
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Effective Strategies for Dealing with Anxiety
It's not uncommon to worry about a deadline at work or to get nervous about a party that you're hosting. But worry that goes on and on can signal the medical condition—chronic anxiety. How can you tell if your worries are out of hand? See if you have these other symptoms, too.
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Quitting Still Benefits Longtime Smokers
Your chances of getting lung cancer go up if you are a current or former smoker. But don't lose heart; there is hope you may dodge the disease. In fact, even if you still smoke, you can lower your risk by quitting. These five strategies may help.
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Many Adults Not Getting Colon Cancer Screenings
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer. But, it is also highly curable—when caught through screening tests. Unfortunately, experts say many people still are skipping these important screenings. Find out if you need to get screened.
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Digital Mammograms May Provide Diagnostic “Edge”
Experts agree: Mammograms save lives. The death rate from breast cancer has dropped by about 30 percent over the past three decades. That’s largely thanks to early detection via mammogram. And those numbers may improve even more with digital mammography.
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SAVE THE DATE! Summit Medical Group Foundation Gala and 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 or call 908.277.8788. If you would like to donate an item to our auction please visit
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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