Taking care of our hearts

Yes, “THE BIG ONE” is real! And it is much more common in men.

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Heart disease is a common cause of death in the US, in both men and women.

For men, getting help can be the first step to preventing heart disease. Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.

Just about a half of sudden cardiac deaths occur outside a hospital. If you are aware of the warning signs of heart disease, you are more likely to get the help that you need.

Symptoms of heart attack and serious heart disease include pain in the chest, arms, shoulder, elbows, back, jaw and even the teeth! Shortness of breath, and a new onset of extreme fatigue are also signs.

Physical fitness, healthy living and eating can all help to prevent heart disease, but nobody is immune.

If you are concerned about symptoms that you are experiencing, give us a call.

MIngo. MC Medical’s favorite dog. A great reminder from this old dog to take care of your heart…and your soul!

MIngo. MC Medical’s favorite dog. A great reminder from this old dog to take care of your heart…and your soul!

We Need To Talk About Suicide In Men

Death by suicide is a problem of men’s health.

Men are much more likely than women to die by suicide, and often less willing to discuss emotional conflicts with family, friends or their doctors. But, according to NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), the offer of help can make a huge difference. When offered advice and support from a respected and trusted individual, men do listen, and respond. In other words, by recognizing your pain or the pain of a loved one, you can help to prevent suicide.

If you are concerned about your health or that of someone you love, contact us.

Take a look at this inspiring video about a young man who survived a suicide attempt.

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Important information about sunscreen

Important Information about Suncreen

This year, the FDA has proposed new guidelines for the regulation of sunscreens, and it has published an important study on sunscreen safety. 

The study on sunscreen safety:   This study was conducted by the FDA and published in JAMA in May.  The goal was to measure the amount of sunscreen found in the bloodstream with common over-the-counter sunscreens. They found that there were increased bloodstream levels of all four sunscreens that were tested oxybenzone, avobenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule

The FDA’s stance on sunscreen safety:  The FDA has taken the position that currently, there are TWO sunscreen ingredients that are considered “Generally Recognized As Safe & Effective” — zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.    Additionally there are two that are considered not-recognized as safe and effective, which are PABA and trolamine salicylate. 

For the remainder of the sunscreens — that are in many commonly available sunscreens — the FDA states that more information is needed from industry to address the safety concerns. 

 

What does all of this information mean for you? 

It is important to be aware of the facts:

1.  Sunscreen use has been shown to decrease sunburn, precancerous spots and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin (among the most common skin cancers). 

2.  Zinc-oxide and Titanium dioxide are considered safe and effective. 

3.  Sunscreen manufacturers have not necessarily conducted drug safety testing in sunscreens, and therefore information about the safety levels of a many of the commercially available sunscreens is not known.

 

So which sunscreen should you choose? 

At MC Medical, our recommendation is that you choose a high-quality, mineral based sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, particularly when you are re-applying your sunscreen often.  There are many on the market.

In terms of the safety of other commercially available sunscreens, it is recommended to pay attention to ingredients, and to use these with caution in your children, who have different skin-surface to body-volume ratios.

Sunscreen use is important. Like so many items that we can purchase today, it is important to make informed choices. So remember to look for minerals: titanium dioxide and zinc!

April is Lamp for Haiti Month!

MC Medical is proud to support the Lamp for Haiti! Book your cosmetic service or purchase cosmetic products in the month of April and MC Medical will donate 15% of the proceeds to Lamp for Haiti.

Book now!!

Check out Lamp at www.lampforhaiti.org.

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Lamp for Haiti

A nonprofit organization founded by MC Medical’s Dr. James Morgan, providing health care and humanitarian assistance to thousands of individuals living in extreme poverty.

Physicians and staff at Lamp provide quality, cost-effective health care — including pediatric, obstetric, and adult medicine — at the Lamp for Haiti Health Center located in an urban community at the edge of Port-au-Prince.

Free Health Talk!


On October 30th from 10:30am - 12:00pm, Dr. Meghan Feely will be giving a free 'Health Talk' to the community at the Bernardsville Library. The discussion will consist of skin care, skin cancer, a Q&A segment, and a free gift! We look forward to you joining us!

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New Location & 20% OFF Botox! (expired)

We are proud to announce the official opening of our second location at 40 Morristown Rd. Bernardsville, NJ! 

In Bernardsville, you can expect to receive the same great Dermatology care that we deliver to our Cedar Grove location. Furthermore, as a gesture of appreciation for your continued support, enjoy 20% OFF Botox treatments when visiting our Bernardsville location throughout the summer months. Call today to schedule an appointment! 973-785-8686

We look forward to seeing you in Bernardsville and hope you have a great summer!

- M.C. Medical Staff

Fall Special: 20% OFF Laser Treatments (expired)

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*Discounted Laser Treatments Include:

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Laser Hair Removal*
Hair removal is a fast, comfortable procedure performed in as little as 30 minutes. This exceptional technology can treat your whole body including: Underarms, Legs, Bikini area, Back, Chest, Arms, and Face.

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Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)*
IPL, otherwise known as skin therapy, uses laser technology to target the primary signs of aging like pigmentation, redness, and fine lines and wrinkles on the face and body.

 

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Laser Vein Treatment*
Laser Vein Treatment is a highly effective procedure that can treat varicose and spider veins in just a few treatments. 

 

 

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Laser Genesis™*
Xeo® laser genesis is among the best photofacials for acne, redness, and for improving the appearance of fine lines, acne scarring and stretch marks.

 


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Now until December 31st receive $500 off Pearl Fractional, for wrinkling, scarring and the treatment of sun damaged skin.

The 'Fall Laser Special'  does not apply to Pearl Fractional. This offer cannot be combined with the above offer of 20% off

No Insurance, No Problem

At M.C. Medical Group, you don't need insurance to receive high-quality medical care. For just $75 a visit, you'll see a healthcare provider to address your medical needs*. Call today to schedule an appointment 973-785-8686.

*This promotion is for Internal Medicine only, and can not be applied to Dermatology visits and related services. 

We understand what the heavy burden of not having health insurance can mean for most people. With our affordable plan, you have access to a certified medical provider, allowing you peace of mind, and control over our health needs. 

Patient Services Include:

  • Immunizations*
  • Physicals
  • Lab Testing*
  • Prescriptions
  • Injuries & Illness
  • Urgent Care
  • EKG
  • Spirometry
  • ..and more!

*may cost extra

Lamp For Haiti Month Continues!

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Dr. Morgan with M.C. Medical staff

Because of the incredible success of Lamp For Haiti Month here at M.C. Medical, we are pleased to announce its continuation through the month of May!

Throughout the month of April, M.C. Medical patrons were able to raise $1000 to go towards Lamp For Haiti's Spring Campaign. This campaign is helping fund children's health programs in Haiti, in particular: medication needs, nutrition programs for malnourished children, and health education in local schools.

M.C. Medical would like to thank all our staff, patients, friends, and patrons who continue to support us, as well the incredible work of Lamp For Haiti. To show our thanks we will continue the promotion throughout the month of May.

When you donate $100 or more to Lamp For Haiti, you will receive 20% off ANY cosmetic procedure.  

April Is Lamp For Haiti Month!

For the month of April, M.C. Medical Group will be offering 20% discounts on all cosmetic procedures when you donate $100 or more to the non-profit Lamp For Haiti, founded by our very own Dr. James Morgan.

Cosmetic procedures include: 

  • Microneedling
  • PRP
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser Treatments
  • Botox and Dermal Filler Injections
  • Chemical Peels

To receive a 20% discount, go to lampforhaiti.org, and donate a number of your choosing (must be $100 or more). After donating, a Paypal prompt will open where you can input your information, and in the line that reads "Purpose", enter code "LampMC". After that, call us to schedule your cosmetics appointment!

Lamp For Haiti is a non-profit dedicated to providing medical care and humanitarian aid through a fully functioning health care center in Cite Soleil, Haiti that cares for over 1,000 people each month. The Lamp's mission is to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized people in Haitian society, in collaboration with local residents, professionals, and government officials.

In addition to the health center, Lamp For Haiti runs programs beneficial to the local community. These include water and sanitation projects, sponsorship of students in the local schools, community health workers and community health education.