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  • Understanding Sleep Problems
    with the REM stage and fragments of REM can occur involuntarily throughout waking hours Manifestations include sudden paralysis known as cataplexy waking hallucinations and other debilitating symptoms Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA Occurs when an airway blockage causes an individual to repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night OSA continually interrupts the sleep cycle and deprives the brain of oxygen Bedtime treatments include a dental appliance that pushes the jaw forward or a mask that assists with oxygen flow known as CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure Parasomnias abnormal sleep movement and behavior disorders REM Sleep Behavior Disorder A rare and dangerous condition in which the body loses its ability to paralyze during REM sleep causing the sufferer to act out dreams Often a precursor to a Parkinson s disease diagnosis Non REM Parasomnias Behaviors and movements unrelated to dreaming include sleepwalking sleep eating sleep paralysis bed wetting sleep talking bruxism and RLS more below Recommended Reading Red Ripe and Ready The New Jersey Tomato Teeth Grinding Sleep bruxism or nocturnal tooth grinding and clenching can cause facial pain morning headaches earaches jaw pain temporomandibular joint TMJ disorders and damaged teeth Treatment includes physical therapy and an oral appliance for night use Restless Leg Syndrome Also known as Willis Ekbom disease RLS is characterized by an overwhelming and unpleasant urge to move the legs when resting Read more Science Top Doctors Your Health articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch

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  • Camp Nejeda is a Haven for Kids with Diabetes
    diabetes The normal is to have diabetes Those who don t are jokingly called NDs short for non diabetics This summer more than 450 campers enrolled There were two one week sessions and three two week sessions for campers ages 7 to 16 There were also three Family Camps accommodating 20 families each these sessions allow families to meet others who share their unique challenges Camp Nejeda also holds events throughout the school year Camp fees are 1 000 per week but the actual cost to operate for one week is 1 800 per child Charitable giving subsidizes the difference Campers get their blood glucose levels measured in the mornings and before and after each meal and snack and as needed throughout the day with a prick of the finger They are also required to track their carb intake In the dining area a poster informs them of how many grams of carbs are in each food item one cup of Rice Krispies equals 21 grams while two tablespoons of honey mustard dressing is 5 grams If the kids know they are going to be active that day swimming or going on a hike the medical staff adjusts their insulin needs Of course it could rain and now they re inside watching a movie says Passerini Their blood glucose levels need to be readjusted again Recommended Reading Courting Danger Actress Christina Jackson Nurses and counselors walk the grounds equipped with emergency packs that include a glucose meter to measure blood sugar levels sugar tabs crackers glucagon which raises dangerously low blood sugar and syringes to administer it Robin Greengrove who has worked as a nurse at the camp for nine years also carries a calculator in her toolbox of supplies to figure out and administer the insulin for each camper Every kid is a different mathematical equation she says Camp offers the kids a lot of teachable moments she adds such as how they react to adrenaline We re teaching them how to manage their diabetes in all things that come up in life she says Diabetes shouldn t restrict them The kids are also encouraged to try new things with their treatments such as injecting insulin in new locations on the body Medical professionals at the camp follow a strict protocol Each of the 10 cabins is assigned its own nurse At its Helmsley Health Center the medical team decides on each camper s correction which is how much insulin to give to correct low or high blood glucose levels The center is open 24 hours during camp and has special procedures for emergencies Many of the campers are referred to Camp Nejeda by their pediatric endocrinologists others by alumni or relatives An 8 year old camper named Star learned of Nejeda from her grandmother an alumnus who believes the camp saved her life The two share stories about their camp experiences Beyond the week or two of camp most campers stay in touch using social media or texting

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  • Growth Business: Inside Montclair's Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    the best of both worlds they are relaxing without leaving the user feeling like a couch potato For many patients purchasing marijuana is an entirely foreign experience A lot of patients are really hesitant says Valentin They don t know if they are doing something wrong But such fears are soon dispelled Once they get to know us says Valentin they see we are here to help And that they don t have to worry about being arrested or harassed Valentin 45 a former Newark police officer and undercover security guard personally designed Greenleaf from scratch The state he says provides minimal guidelines for dispensary layout Along with stringent security measures Valentin opted for a conservative comforting look with warm browns and greens It s hardly a head shop although there are some hints of hippie culture including a display of bongs gifts from patients Recommended Reading Red Ripe and Ready The New Jersey Tomato Greenleaf sells a few cheap lighters plastic grinders used to grind or break up the dried plant so it s easier to smoke and simple pipes We advise patients to check online for places that might have them cheaper says Valentin We sell the lighters for 1 25 even gas stations have them more expensive We aren t looking to make a profit on our patients The dispensary also sells vaporizers devices that produce a clean vapor instead of smoke The vaporizers are similar to e cigarettes and tend to sell out quickly Business says Valentin is picking up We are doing much better than we were a year ago or even six months ago he says Last winter Greenleaf served about 100 patients this fall it was serving nearly 500 which Valentin says is double the dispensary s original projections The cannabis comes in sealed quarter ounce packages which sell for about 125 Unlike programs in other states patients can t smell or touch the dried plant before purchasing Valentin the dispensary s budtender as sellers are known in the business handles all transactions at the teller style counters Each package is labeled with a bar code assigned to the plant when it was an infant clone growing inside a warehouse an hour away at an undisclosed location in rural Sussex County Greenleaf is the only New Jersey dispensary that grows cannabis at a separate location Security cameras provide 24 hour video surveillance at the warehouse Valentin frequently checks the video from his iPhone The warehouse stands at the end of a winding drive through a forested valley Inside the building with its series of climate controlled organic grow rooms filled with lush plants the highly oxygenated air is pungent with the scent of pot plants It feels rejuvenating much like any greenhouse Each room boasts plants in various stages of growth They thrive on filtered water and a calculated flow of carbon dioxide and humidity The stocky plants are supported by string trellises which help keep the stems straight under the weight of

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  • Thriving on the Job: Spectrum Works
    and donations but its aim is financial independence Our impact isn t going to be just about hiring people says Spectrum Works CEO Ann Marie Sullivan a veteran entrepreneur We want to create a self sustaining company and show that people with autism did this According to Autism Speaks 500 000 autistic teens will graduate from high school within the next 10 years Many like Andrew have difficulty finding jobs approximately 80 percent of adults diagnosed with autism are unemployed But Spectrum Works which works with teens as young as 16 to give them a skill set they can use as soon as they graduate gave my brother a destination Andrew 24 works two days a week at Spectrum Works along with 14 other autistic employees whom he now considers friends I really like everyone at Spectrum Works Andrew says They ve taught me to do lots of things My favorite is heat transfers but I also do work on the other screening machines Along the way he has learned to create Excel spreadsheets order forms and packing labels As Spectrum Works grows and brings in more business Sullivan hopes to be able to provide more hours for Andrew and her other employees and to increase their skills so they can potentially be absorbed into Green s workforce Recommended Reading Neil Cavuto Moderating Master This is not a camp it s a job says Green CEO Robert Butters The Spectrum Works employees are not separated and they re part of the process We re developing the program in a way that has the most benefit for us and the greatest impact for them Andrew who lives with family in Verona where he grew up thrives in his work environment He beams with pride when he completes an order from start to finish on his own When he is focused on an assigned task he is largely at peace People on the autism spectrum are always more productive in structured supervised settings says Livingston based child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Ted Lipman Otherwise he says They get distracted and lost in their thoughts and their behavior deteriorates The busier Andrew is the better he does Spectrum Works has given my brother achievable goals In turn he s helping Spectrum Works achieve its aims Lindsay Berra is a national correspondent for MLB com Click here to read about what happens when autistic kids age out of state services There are no photos with those IDs or post 92329 does not have any attached images Read more Jersey Living People Your Health articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016

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  • Science Archives - New Jersey Monthly
    be an organ donor Read More The Ultimate Gift NJ Sharing Network An unexpected trauma has occurred With recovery ruled out organ donation becomes a possibility That s when the Sharing Network steps in Read More Storm Stats Sandy Irene Now Joaquin September 30 2015 The question is rippling through the increasingly humid New Jersey air Will Joaquin be anything like Sandy or Irene Read More 6 Places To See Sunday s Rare Supermoon Eclipse September 25 2015 Make sure to catch a glimpse of this rare event it won t happen again for 18 years Read More Season Premiere of Drunk History Spotlights New Jersey August 31 2015 Comedy Central s popular Drunk History is back for another booze infused season of historical reenactments and the season three premiere just so happens to feature the greatest place on earth Read More Help on Wheels Jersey Made Robots August 13 2015 Five Elements Robotics in Wall manufactures robots designed to assist the elderly or people with disabilities Read More Unwanted Guests Invasive Species Infiltrate the Garden State July 14 2015 A plague of invasive plants animals and creepy crawly things is crowding out Jersey s natural species Despite efforts the exotic invaders keep coming Read More Get Wild New Series Showcases NJ s Endangered Species July 13 2015 The Creature Show is a documentary web series that aims to educate viewers on Jersey s threatened and endangered species Read More Sifting Through the Past May 6 2015 Simple tools and a bit of patience yield fossils aplenty at Big Brook Read More Smart Homes Smarter Products April 27 2015 Ten award winning designers pinpoint the best new domicile advances Read More All Eyes on the Eaglets November 28 2014 Although bald eagles are a year round presence at Duke Farms in winter they become the stars of their own webcast streamed live from their nest near the Raritan River Read More Growth Business Inside Montclair s Medical Marijuana Dispensary October 16 2014 In a nondescript storefront professional budtenders dispense Jersey raised cannabis to patients Read More NJ Preps for Ebola Some Question Our Readiness October 14 2014 As Ebola fears heighten worldwide New Jersey hospitals doctors and other health care professionals are busily reviewing infection control policies ordering protective gear educating personnel and advising travelers about the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus Read More Born Again Rebirth of the Jersey Tomato July 28 2014 Everyone pays lip service to the juicy Jersey tomato Now three Rutgers scientists are close to recreating the greatest Jersey tomato of them all Read More Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate

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  • Good News About Bad News
    at it and some did it really well After years of observation I thought Let s find out why this physician is good at it and teach it so the next generation of physicians are all good at it After a dozen years of research Orsini launched Breaking Bad News in 2010 to teach health care workers how best to communicate with patients The model is now used in more than a dozen medical training programs The foundation brings professional actors into hospitals to role play on video with doctors tasked with delivering terrible truths It s improvisational and we review the tapes with the physicians right after the scenes are shot Orsini says This way they can actually see the analysis It s one thing to tell someone their hand gestures were off and another to actually see it for themselves The model has branched from Morristown to hospitals in Orlando and Norfolk Virginia with the goal of reaching doctors and medical centers throughout the country We ve already trained well over 250 physicians Orsini says The impact on the families that benefit is huge It s been more rewarding than I ever imagined There are no photos with those IDs or post 120302 does not have any attached images Read more Jersey Living People Top Doctors Your Health articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe

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  • A Healthy Dose of Artwork
    lot of people go to galleries to see art she says I wanted to put art where people go Wiech mounts two shows each year in the Lawrence Pavilion conference center and café of SMG s Berkeley Heights campus Often when people are here they are stressed says Wiech They are anxious about a health issue or a family member s condition I wanted a space that people could enjoy between appointments a hospitality feel not a clinical look The staff looks forward to it too SMG s exhibitions almost exclusively feature New Jersey artists We want to be part of the community not just a place people go when they are sick says Wiech Most of the artists come to me through word of mouth Many of them live nearby and get their health care from SMG so it s been a rewarding experience for them and me Recommended Reading Neil Cavuto Moderating Master On November 14 in partnership with AAHNJ ArtPride s Arts and Health Month initiative Wiech will give a tour of the current exhibit at the Berkeley Heights campus Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and refreshments will be served Most artwork is for sale and 10 percent of the purchase price will benefit the Summit Medical Group Foundation for medical education For reservations e mail scarr artpridenj com Click to enlarge images Elizabeth Wiech curates art shows for Summit Medical Group s Berkeley Heights campus Read more Culture Corner People articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A

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  • NJ Preps for Ebola: Some Question Our Readiness
    places that are really prepared to handle it As co chief of the infectious disease department at St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston Miller is taking no chances with the virus which has a fatality rate around 70 percent according to the WHO During a recent assessment of his hospital Miller identified about a dozen negative pressure rooms that could handle Ebola patients These are specially ventilated isolation rooms normally used for tuberculosis sufferers However he was concerned that the adjoining rooms where staff would be decontaminated may not be sufficient to contain Ebola contaminants He is looking into getting more space and equipment to handle the threat He has already ordered better gowns and goggles for the infectious disease team I wouldn t want anyone to go in there without full protection he says Similarly Dr Henry Fraimow worries about staff at Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he is the hospital s epidemiologist Noting a heightened anxiety among the employees Fraimow says he is working to be proactive and educate them so they feel more comfortable To that end he has held weekly staff meetings for discussion of Ebola and enterovirus D68 a respiratory illness sending children to hospitals across the country in recent months Recommended Reading Red Ripe and Ready The New Jersey Tomato Adding to the concern about Ebola at Cooper is the sizable Liberian community in Camden and neighboring Philadelphia Many of these immigrants work in the area s health care system according to Fraimow Liberia has been one of the most severely affected countries in West Africa along with Guinea and Sierra Leone and to a lesser extent Nigeria and Senegal With a significant West African population in New Brunswick and the surrounding area St Peter s University Hospital faces a similar challenge In mid September the New Brunswick hospital started reaching out to representatives from the state s Liberian and Sierra Leonian communities to educate them about the disease and warn against unnecessary travel to their home countries according to hospital director of public relations Phil Hartman Like St Barnabas St Peter s has assessed its equipment needs to be sure it is ready for an Ebola patient Amy Gram a registered nurse and director of infection prevention at St Peter s has equipped a cart in the emergency room with disposable leg and shoe coverings gloves goggles gowns masks and face shields She also forwarded a host of Ebola alerts from the CDC and the state Health Department to all front line personnel at the hospital The alerts provide guidance on identifying symptoms taking travel histories handling specimen samples and other matters The challenge says Gram is to make sure people read the dense updates These reports are three and four pages long Realistically are people going to wade through all that Gram asks I send out a summary and try to highlight the important parts Updates on the crisis were being issued so frequently by the CDC that the state Department

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