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Many things affect your health. Genetics. Lifestyle. Modern medicine. The environment in which you live and work. But although we rarely consider it, the degree of competition among health care organizations does so as well. Markets for both hospitals and physicians have become more concentrated in recent years. Although higher prices are the consequences most often discussed, such consolidation can also resultin worse health care. Studies…

When tennis star Andy Murray posted a hospital photo to Instagram last week, the pushback was swift. Not for the overshare, but for what some doctors said were medical errors, including misplaced IVs and unshaven arm hair. The British doctors who treated him insisted the procedures were, in fact, up to code. If experts can’t agree on…

In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition? You might…

“Doctor, could you please redo my insulin prescription? The one you gave me is wrong.” My patient’s frustration was obvious over the phone. She was standing at the pharmacy, unable to get her diabetes medication. We had gone through this just the week before. I’d prescribed her the insulin she’d been on, at the correct dosage, but…

While Hackensack cardiology specialists know that heart disease is the #1 cause of death in America, stroke is not far behind, at #3. 800,000 Americans have strokes every year; of these, approximately 75% are first attacks, while 25% are recurrent attacks. In addition, people can have “mini-strokes” (transient ischemic attacks, or TIAs) which do not…

As a Cross County Cardiology vein specialist, I often encounter patients whose varicose veins have gotten so bad that they can barely walk. They have chronically swollen legs and ankles, have stopped exercising and doing things they enjoy like playing sports or dancing, and instead sit around much of the time saying “My legs hurt.”…

When it comes to clarifying the facts about vein disease treatment in NJ, it can be hard to know what’s actually true from all the gossip out there. Following unsound advice can sometimes be harmful to your health, so it’s important to get all your information on vein treatment from trusted vein care specialists in…

August 25th, 2018. Hackensack, NJ. Cross County Cardiology’s heart care specialists are publishing a new article discussing stroke and mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, or TIA). According to the Hackensack-based center, these conditions constitute the third leading cause of death in Americans. The Hackensack heart care specialists of Cross County Cardiology warn that, “Most strokes occur…

As cardiology specialists, we recognize that stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, and the leading cause of long-term disability. Every year, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke; 75% are first attacks, and 25% are recurrent attacks. And yet, despite the fact that someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke every 45…

August 11th, 2018. Hackensack, NJ. Cross County Cardiology’s heart care specialists have published a new article discussing heart murmurs and their relationship to valvular heart disease. According to the Hackensack-based center, heart murmurs are common and most are not a concern. The task of the Hackensack vascular specialist is to detect those that require care…

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