APRIL 2016
Inside this Issue:

Our Newest Video ACL Tears and Repairs
Sports season is here and with it, sports injuries. Eric Mirsky, M.D., board certified orthopedic surgeon discusses ACL tears and repairs. The ACL is critical to knee stability, and if injured, can cause swelling, pain, and instability. In this video, find out more about causes and treatment for this common sports injury.

New Treatment Provides Lasting Relief from Cellulite
If cellulite prevents you from enjoying summer shorts, skirts, and bathing suits, the Plastic Surgery Center at Summit Medical Group is one of the first practices in New Jersey to offer a treatment for long-lasting relief!

CellfinaTM is the only FDA-cleared, minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. The result is a smooth look that gives patients the confidence to wear a bathing suit and higher hemlines.
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Your Green-Light Guide: Safe Driving with Diabetes
Getting behind the wheel gives you freedom and independence. But if you or a loved one has diabetes, you may worry that this freedom has limits. However, with a few precautions, most people with diabetes can keep cruising.
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Mohs Surgery: Effective Treatment for Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. An estimated one-in-five Americans will develop skin cancer in his or her lifetime. 

Thankfully, most skin cancers can be treated effectively with current treatment modalities. One such treatment, known as Mohs surgery, is widely accepted as the single most-effective technique for removing basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
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Respiratory Illness? Antibiotics Probably Won’t Help
What if not taking a particular medication in some cases could improve your care, lower your medical costs, and also benefit public health? That’s exactly what happens when you skip unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. Most cases of cough, cold, sore throat, or even sinusitis don’t require them, a new expert report declares. Here’s why.
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Some Fats Are Good for Your Heart
Fat phobia is so 10 years ago. Research shows that certain types of fats can lower “bad” cholesterol levels and reduce the risk for heart disease. Are you getting enough healthy fats in your diet?
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You're Invited: 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 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
 
ART OPENING: Pets Are Good Medicine, 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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