Being significantly overweight presents challenges to your health, but also your personal and professional lives. If you have tried diet, exercise and medication, but still aren't satisfied with the results, it might be time to consider a surgical option to improve your health.While surgery may seem an intimidating prospect, there are numerous reasons as to why this particular treatment option deserves some consideration.Getting accurate and truthful information can be vital to your decision about the next step. What better place to gather information than in a free online chat session with an acclaimed bariatric surgeon designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about surgical weight loss options?Join us on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm for a live for a free online Q&A session with weight loss surgeon Dr. Louis Balsama.
Nine Kennedy Health Nursing Department associates – including Registered Nurses, Advance Practice Nurses, and Patient Care Technicians -- been named recipients of the 2015 Kennedy “Power of One” Nursing Award. Awards were presented in three categories: for Clinical Associates (one from each Kennedy hospital, as well as from an outpatient location), Clinical Nurses (one from each hospital, as well as an outpatient location) and a system-wide selected Nurse Leader.
For the third year in a row, Kennedy Nurses offered their support to our troops during National Nurses Week, with a special donation of brownies. Kennedy again partnered with BakeMeAWish.com to donate more than 1,200 gourmet brownies to military personnel stationed at joint base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. The donation ties in with the National Nurses Week celebration held May 4-8th at the health system, which has hospital campuses in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ. Shown at the delivery are: Paula Redden (left), community outreach representative for Ft. Dix; and April Hale, BSN, RN, Corporate Director of Nursing at Kennedy University Hospital.
Ever wonder what a diet without meat might be like? Curious about the value of a vegan lifestyle? With over 1 million Americans currently going vegan now's the perfect time to get the facts and forget the fiction. Understand the potential benefits, risks and opportunities this diet presents. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Andrea Caplan May 20 from 12pm - 1pm for a special live chat on a way of eating that's becoming more and more popular.
Thomas Newmark, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry at Rowan SOM presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Dr. Newmark, President of the International Society of Sports Psychiatry, spoke on the "Psychiatric Aspects of Infamous Sports Scandals" in New York City on March 4, 2014.
Kennedy Health System offers a variety of health education and wellness programs designed for you and your family. Classes are offered year-round in convenient locations in Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties.
Registration is necessary for all classes and special events.