Foot drop after gastric bypass surgery

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 17, 2015 8:00:00 PM

At the time you have gastric bypass surgery, your bariatric surgeon will stress the importance of taking vitamins and supplementation for life after surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is a malabsorptive form of bariatric surgery, which means the procedure will prevent your body from absorbing excess calories. If you do not take the vitamins and supplements recommended by your surgeon or primary physician, you could be putting yourself at risk for experiencing one or more adverse side effects.

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Topics: Bariatrics, CarePoint Health

Truth and The CarePoint Health Experience

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 12, 2014 8:00:00 AM

The “Tax Paying” Hospital Experience

  • All hospitals are “for profit” in that they must maintain a sufficient operating margin to deliver vital healthcare services to their communities.
  • However, some hospitals do not enjoy tax exempt status and pay taxes to their host municipalities and state

Nearly 20% of all hospitals in the country are tax paying hospitals CarePoint Health System pays approximately $20 Million in taxes each year and employs over 3,600 individuals.

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Topics: CarePoint Health

Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center Participate in the #ALSicebucketchallenge

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 27, 2014 8:30:00 AM

The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has hit CarePoint Health!

It started with Dennis Kelly, our Chief Strategy Officer and is trickling it's way down.

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Topics: CarePoint Health

What We've Been Reading: 5 Links on Hearing

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

This month is Hearing Awareness Month, and to celebrate we've rounded up 5 links from around the internet. Take a break, read, and listen!

  1. Limited sight could cause improvements in hearing, via NPR.
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Topics: CarePoint Health

Ask a Doctor: Ankle Sprain

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Welcome to Ask a Doctor!

Every week we’ll be asking our CarePoint Health doctors some questions that we’d all like to know the answers to. Let's introduce Doctor Thomas Azzolini! Dr. Azzolini is chief of podiatry at Hoboken University Medical Center. With spring here and summer around the corner we're sure you are doing more exercise. This week, we are asking him questions about ankle sprains to keep those feet moving!

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Topics: CarePoint Health, Ask A Doctor

5 Links to Help You Sleep

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 11, 2014 8:00:00 AM

This Friday we have a link roundup for you in honor of Sleep Month. Here are a few stories from around the internet to help learn about sleep, so you can catch those wonderful ZZZ's!

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Topics: Health, CarePoint Health

Ask a Doctor: Antibiotic Resistance

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 9, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Welcome to Ask a Doctor! Every week we’ll be asking our CarePoint Health doctors some questions that we’d all like to know the answers to. This week we have John Rimmer DO. He’s one of our doctors in Hoboken with a focus on Emergency and Internal Medicine. He currently works in the E.R. at our Hoboken location.

Q: What is an antibiotic?

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Topics: Health, CarePoint Health