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February 23, 2024

The 13th Annual Gala is hosted by the NJ Craniofacial Center (501c3), to help raise money for to provide continued treatement and services to the children and families in need around the world. Our gala will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00PM, at The Park Savoy Estate. Our theme this year is bow ties and tiaras! We will have door prizes to the people with the most creative bow tie and tiara! Get creative 🙂
Our healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping children and their families overcome the challenges of craniofacial disorders. We look forward to supporting patient families dealing with these challenges, along with the great organizations who share our same passion.
Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or 50/50 raffle!
The NJ Craniofacial Center cares for so many children with craniofacial differences. All of our doctors, families, and medical team members’ support the physical and emotional well-being of our patients. As we all know it is difficult being different, especially for children. We strive to provide children and their families the care and support they need to overcome these obstacles and assist them in feeling inclusive in the community.
All of our physicians and professionals strive to provide high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities, and to bring their services to developing countries around the world. Hosting the NJ Craniofacial Gala each year helps us to not only assist patients in our home communities but also continue to support and provide proceeds to our next upcoming mission trip!
We appreciate your support and donations for another successful event, and hope to see you there!
All are welcome so please extend the invitation. 🙂  –  Get Your Tickets Now!
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February 22, 2024

🍫 Did you know? The scent of chocolate can boost theta brain waves, promoting relaxation and calmness. Indulge your senses and unwind with a delightful treat today! #ChocolateRelaxation #Brainwaves #Unwind

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February 21, 2024

Learn about this initiative, which aims to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals. Kudos to the team for their dedication! 👏 #MDFAME #InspiringFuturePhysicians

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February 20, 2024

Feeling tired early into the day? We got you covered! 💤

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February 19, 2024

Try this breathing exercise with us this mindful Monday! Let us ease into a calm and productive week!

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February 16, 2024

Fun Fact Friday: Did you know a child’s brain grows the fastest during the first five years of life? Let’s celebrate the amazing journey of early brain development!  #FunFactFriday #GrowingBrains

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February 15, 2024

️ Today is International Childhood Cancer Day. Let’s stand together in support of the brave little fighters. Share your messages of hope and strength! #ThoughtfulThursday #ChildhoodCancerAwareness

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February 15, 2024

The 13th Annual Gala is hosted by the NJ Craniofacial Center (501c3), to help raise money for to provide continued treatement and services to the children and families in need around the world. Our gala will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00PM, at The Park Savoy Estate. Our theme this year is bow ties and tiaras! We will have door prizes to the people with the most creative bow tie and tiara! Get creative :)

Our healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping children and their families overcome the challenges of craniofacial disorders. We look forward to supporting patient families dealing with these challenges, along with the great organizations who share our same passion.

Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or 50/50 raffle!

The NJ Craniofacial Center cares for so many children with craniofacial differences. All of our doctors, families, and medical team members’ support the physical and emotional well-being of our patients. As we all know it is difficult being different, especially for children. We strive to provide children and their families the care and support they need to overcome these obstacles and assist them in feeling inclusive in the community.

All of our physicians and professionals strive to provide high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities, and to bring their services to developing countries around the world. Hosting the NJ Craniofacial Gala each year helps us to not only assist patients in our home communities but also continue to support and provide proceeds to our next upcoming mission trip!

We appreciate your support and donations for another successful event, and hope to see you there!

All are welcome so please extend the invitation.  :) 13th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala Tickets, Tue, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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February 14, 2024

NJPNI: February 2024 Newsletter – The Brain Wave! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/february-2024

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February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine’s Day! On Wellness Wednesday, let’s talk about self-love for our littlest valentines. Share how you encourage self-care with your kids! #WellnessWednesday #LittleValentines

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February 13, 2024

Did you know it’s Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week? 

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February 12, 2024

Mindfulness Monday: Today, let’s embrace gratitude! Share one thing your child is grateful for, and let’s create a positivity ripple together. #MindfulnessMonday #GratitudeJourney

 

February 10, 2024

The 13th Annual Gala is hosted by the NJ Craniofacial Center (501c3), to help raise money for to provide continued treatement and services to the children and families in need around the world. Our gala will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00PM, at The Park Savoy Estate. Our theme this year is bow ties and tiaras! We will have door prizes to the people with the most creative bow tie and tiara! Get creative :)

Our healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping children and their families overcome the challenges of craniofacial disorders. We look forward to supporting patient families dealing with these challenges, along with the great organizations who share our same passion.

Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or 50/50 raffle!

The NJ Craniofacial Center cares for so many children with craniofacial differences. All of our doctors, families, and medical team members’ support the physical and emotional well-being of our patients. As we all know it is difficult being different, especially for children. We strive to provide children and their families the care and support they need to overcome these obstacles and assist them in feeling inclusive in the community.

All of our physicians and professionals strive to provide high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities, and to bring their services to developing countries around the world. Hosting the NJ Craniofacial Gala each year helps us to not only assist patients in our home communities but also continue to support and provide proceeds to our next upcoming mission trip!

We appreciate your support and donations for another successful event, and hope to see you there!

All are welcome so please extend the invitation.  :) 13th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala Tickets, Tue, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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February 9, 2024

 Fun Fact Friday: Did you know the brain has 86 billion neurons? That’s more than there are stars in the Milky Way! Let’s celebrate the incredible power of the brain.  #FunFactFriday #NeuroWonder

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February 8, 2024

 February 12th is International Epilepsy Day. Let’s raise awareness and show support for the brave little warriors and their families. Share words of encouragement below!  #ThoughtfulThursday #EpilepsyAwareness

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February 7, 2024

 Wellness Wednesday: Nature Edition! Outdoor play is essential for tiny adventurers. Share your favorite outdoor activity with your little ones and let’s inspire each other!  #WellnessWednesday #ChildhoodAdventures

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February 6, 2024

 Did you know it’s Children’s Dental Health Month?  #TriviaTuesday #OralHealth

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February 5, 2024

Take a deep breath, little ones! ️ It’s Mindfulness Monday. Let’s start the week with calm and positive vibes. Try this bedtime breathing exercise with your kiddos tonight!  #MindfulnessMonday #PediatricWellness

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February 2, 2024

This Fun Fact Friday, we’re exploring the incredible range of neuron sizes. Share your favorite brainy fact or tag a friend to spread the awe of neurological diversity!  #BrainWonders #FunFacts

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February 1, 2024

Ready to kickstart your family’s journey to a healthier lifestyle? Book an appointment with our nutrition superhero, Heather Marretta! Let’s tailor a plan that fits your child’s unique needs and sets them on the path to wellness. #BookNow #HealthierTogether

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January 31, 2024

Connecting hearts and bodies on this Wellness Wednesday!  Explore the synergy of mental and physical well-being in children. Share your favorite mind-body activities or tag a friend to join the wellness adventure! ‍♂️ #MindBodyMagic #WellnessWednesday

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January 30, 2024

True or False: The cerebellum is crucial for forming new memories. False! The correct answer is the Hippocampus. Keep those neurons firing and tag a friend to join the trivia fun! #NeuroTrivia #TriviaTuesday

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January 29, 2024

Breaking the silence: A qualitative exploration of parental perspectives of children with Goldenhar Syndrome

Goldenhar Syndrome is a rare congenital condition, typically characterized by craniofacial abnormalities and vertebral malformations. Due to its rare and complex nature, the etiology is unconfirmed, resulting in parental uncertainty and subsequent emotional sequelae.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405844024003591

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January 29, 2024

Savoring the moments on this Mindfulness Monday!  Explore the magic of mindful eating for kids and get ready for a plateful of well-being tips. Moreover, our Registered Dietitian, Heather Marretta, is ready to guide your family’s nutrition adventure!  #HealthyBites #MindfulMonday

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January 27, 2024

We hope you will join us for the next webinar in our Transforming Lives Webinar Series on February 13th, 2024, at 7pm EST: Support that Helps Families Impacted by Cleft Lip/Palate and Other Craniofacial Conditions to Thrive. https://www.myface.org/events-page/helping-families-impacted-by-craniofacial-conditions/

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January 26, 2024

Friday fun with a sprinkle of science!  Serotonin orchestrates our emotions, appetite, and sleep. Share your serotonin-boosting tips or tag a serotonin superhero in your life! #FeelGoodFriday #NeuroMagic

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January 25, 2024

Thoughts of awareness on this Thursday!  Did you know about the 6 million children with ADHD? If you or a loved one is on this unique journey, consider consulting a neurologist for valuable insights. Share to spread understanding and support!  #ADHDawareness #NeuroCare

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January 24, 2024

Speak positivity into young hearts! On this Wellness Wednesday, discover the magic of affirmations for kids. Share your favorite affirmations or tag a friend with kids to spread the good vibes!  #PositiveKids #WellnessWednesday

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January 23, 2024

NJPNI: January 2024 Newsletter – The Brain Wave – More News! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/january-2024-more-news

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January 23, 2024

Brain teaser alert!  True or False: True! The brain itself has no pain receptors, making it an intriguing puzzle of our physiology. Comment your guess below and tag a friend to test their brain knowledge!  #NeuroTrivia #TriviaTuesday

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January 22, 2024

Mindful nights, peaceful dreams!  Share your bedtime tips or favorite mindfulness exercises that transform sleep into a serene sanctuary for your little ones. Let’s sprinkle bedtime magic together!  #MindfulSleep #NeuroDreams

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January 19, 2024

Once upon a Friday, let’s celebrate the magical benefits of reading! ✨ Share your favorite childhood book/story, and let’s spread the joy of neuro-empowered stories! #ReadingMagic #FunFacts

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January 18, 2024

Join us in learning about Chiari Malformation this Thursday. Share to spread awareness and offer support to those on this unique journey. #ChiariAwareness #NeuroUnderstanding

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January 17, 2024

Playful minds = strong minds!  Join the fun this Wellness Wednesday by sharing your favorite playtime activities that ignite creativity and problem-solving in our little ones. #PlayfulParenting #WellnessWednesday

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January 16, 2024

Surprise! It’s false! Dive into the science of brain freezes – a result of blood vessels constricting and dilating! #TriviaTuesday #BrainFreezeFacts

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January 15, 2024

Starting the week strong! On this Mindfulness Monday, let’s explore the magic of gratitude for our little ones. Share your favorite gratitude exercises for children below and let’s fill the week with thankful moments! ✨ #GratefulHearts #MindfulKids

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January 12, 2024

Left-brained or right-brained? Nope! We’re celebrating the teamwork of both hemispheres this Friday!  Embrace the harmony and share your thoughts on the brain’s incredible collaboration! #WholeBrainPower #FunFacts

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January 11, 2024

Snowy slopes and safety go hand in hand! ❄️ Get your winter sports tips from the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence before hitting the powder. Let’s keep the thrill, minus the spills!  #WinterSafety #TBIAwareness

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January 10, 2024

Sip by sip, we nourish the brain!  Join the hydration conversation and share your favorite tips for making water exciting for kids. Let’s keep our little ones hydrated and thriving!  #HydrationForHealth #NeuroWellness

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January 9, 2024

NJPNI: January 2024 Newsletter – The Brain Wave! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/january-2023

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January 8, 2024

Small moments, big impact! Share how mindfulness brightens your family’s daily routines. Let’s create a ripple of calm together! ‍♀️ #MindfulFamilies #NeuroJoy

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January 4, 2024

Empowering minds at NJPNI! ✨ We offer neuro-cognitive exams to assess attention, executive function, and more – specializing in ADHD testing for personalized insights. #ADHDAwareness #MindfulAssessment #PrivatePractice

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January 3, 2024

Join us for a night of hope and transformation at our 13th Annual Craniofacial Gala! ✨ Embrace the magic as we come together to support those with craniofacial conditions. Your attendance makes a difference in every smile we create. Save the date, share the joy! #CraniofacialGala #HopeInEverySmile #TransformingLives

https://www.eventbrite.com/…/13th-annual-nj…

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December 26, 2023

Say hello to the Medulla Oblongata!  This brain region quietly handles the essentials – heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. The unsung hero of autopilot mode. #NeuroTrivia #MedullaMatters

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December 22, 2023

NJPNI: December 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave – More News! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/december-2023-more-news

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December 22, 2023

Sleepwalking, impacting around 4% of adults, is a unique phenomenon where individuals engage in complex activities while asleep, only to wake with no memory of the events. This intriguing behavior occurs during non-REM sleep, a phase when the body is at rest, yet the brain remains active. Though the causes are not fully understood, factors like genetics, sleep deprivation, and specific medications may play a role in these nocturnal adventures.  #SleepwalkingFacts #NocturnalMysteries #SleepScience

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December 20, 2023

Wellness Wednesday: Unplug and Recharge with Nature’s Therapy 

Share your favorite outdoor escape or wellness tip!  #NatureTherapy #WellnessWednesday #UnplugAndRecharge #MindfulEscape

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December 19, 2023

From serene health spas to healing hospitals, aromatherapy works its magic! Experience the soothing blend that eases pain, uplifts mood, and brings a wave of relaxation. Elevate your well-being with the power of aromatherapy!

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December 18, 2023

 

Elevate Your Plate with Fiber Power! Boost your well-being by adding fiber-rich foods to your diet. From crunchy veggies to whole grains, discover delicious ways to fuel your body and support digestion. Your gut and brain will thank you! What’s your favorite fiber-packed meal? Share your tasty ideas below! ️ #FiberFuel #HealthyEating #GutHealth

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December 15, 2023

Did you know? Every time you recall a memory, your brain gives it a little makeover–adding new details or adjusting the narrative. So, your memories are a bit like evolving stories—ever-changing with each recollection. How fascinating is that? Share your thoughts on this memory magic below!  #FunFactFriday #MemoryMakeover #BrainWonders

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December 14, 2023

Please note a change in NJPNI’s hours! Be sure to put in any medication requests before the 22nd and the 29th!

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December 13, 2023

Join us for a night of hope and transformation at our 13th Annual Craniofacial Gala! ✨ Embrace the magic as we come together to support those with craniofacial conditions. Your attendance makes a difference in every smile we create. Save the date, share the joy! #CraniofacialGala #HopeInEverySmile #TransformingLives

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December 12, 2023

Trivia Tuesday: True or False? Intelligence and ADHD can coexist! Let’s challenge stereotypes! #ADHD #IntelligenceMyths #TriviaTuesday

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December 11, 2023

NJPNI OFFICES will be closed on Monday December 18, 2023

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December 11, 2023

Kitchen Time Savers: Elevate Your Culinary Efficiency! ️✨ From one-pot wonders to clever prep hacks, discover a world of time-saving tips in the kitchen. Streamline your cooking routine and savor the moments that matter. What’s your go-to time-saving kitchen hack? Share your favorites below! ⏳‍ #KitchenHacks #TimeSavers #EfficiencyInTheKitchen

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December 8, 2023

We’re thrilled to introduce Speech-Language Pathology services at NJPNI! Our expert team is here to support individuals with personalized care for speech, language, and communication development. Ready to enhance your communication skills? Contact us to get started! ️ #SpeechTherapy #CommunicationDevelopment #NewService

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December 7, 2023

Wishing a joyous and luminous Hanukkah to all our friends and families celebrating! May the Festival of Lights fill your homes with warmth, love, and beautiful memories. Happy Hanukkah from the New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute!

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December 6, 2023

Remember, these small acts can have a big impact on your overall well-being. Start your day with intention and embrace the positive energy it brings! ✨ #WellnessWednesday #MindfulMornings #PositiveStarts #SelfCareRoutine

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December 5, 2023

An adult bed is NOT a safe sleep environment for babies, and it becomes even more unsafe when you or another person sleeps in the same bed as your baby.

Share the room, not the bed.

Learn more –https://www.safesleepacademy.org/bed-sharing-vs-room…/

#cribsforkids #ChildSafetyandProtection #SUID #safesleep #safesleepsaveslives #backtosleep #AloneonmyBackinaCrib #safesleepplan #spreadsafesleep #safebaby

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December 5, 2023

Important read for new mothers…and fathers!

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December 5, 2023

So, when you’re walking and talking or listening to music while working, give a nod to your incredible brain’s ability to juggle diverse activities. Stay tuned every Tuesday for more brainy trivia to keep your mind buzzing! #TriviaTuesday #BrainPower #MindBlown #NeuroFunFacts

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December 4, 2023

Take a deep breath, center yourself, and let’s embark on a journey of gratitude today. Research in neuroscience suggests that practicing gratitude can reshape our brains, fostering positive emotions and enhancing overall well-being.

Let’s embrace the beauty in simplicity and kickstart our week with a mindful focus on gratitude. ✨ #MindfulMonday #GratitudeJourney #MindfulnessMatters #PositiveMindset

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December 1, 2023

Happy Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that YOUR spinal cord stops growing at FOUR years of age?

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November 29, 2023

Navigating pediatric neurology and neurosurgery with expertise and care. ✨ Schedule a consultation today to ensure your child’s neurological well-being is in the best hands.  #PediatricNeurology #NeurosurgeryCare #ChildHealth

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November 28, 2023

Happy Giving Tuesday! On this day of generosity, we’re sending warm wishes your way! At NJPNI, giving back is a part of our DNA, and to celebrate, we’re thrilled to announce a special Gift Basket Giveaway winner! ✨ Thank you for joining us in the spirit of giving. Let’s continue making a positive impact together! #GivingTuesday #SpreadKindness #GiveawayJoy

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November 27, 2023

NJPNI: November 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave – More News! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/november-2023-more-news

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November 27, 2023

Empowering young minds and fostering neurological wellness at New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute. From comprehensive evaluations to advanced treatments, we’re dedicated to providing specialized care for your child’s neurological health.  #PediatricNeurology #ChildHealth #NJNeuroScience

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November 24, 2023

Meet our NJPNI Providers! Expert neurosurgeons, neurologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, orthotists, and dietitians at NJPNI are dedicated to comprehensive care for pediatric neurological and neurosurgical needs. Since 2009, we’ve supported families with diverse diagnoses, providing high-rated care in NJ and NY. Family involvement is central to our approach, ensuring tailored support. With offices, telehealth, and a commitment to expedited care, we’re here for YOU. Discover compassionate care that goes beyond medicine. #NJPNIProviders #PediatricCare #HolisticHealth

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November 23, 2023

 This Thanksgiving, immense gratitude to our NJ Pediatric Neuroscience Institute family – patients, staff, and providers alike. Your strength, commitment, and expertise shape the heart of our care. In a year full of changes, we’re especially thankful for each thread of support and resilience. Wishing everyone a joy-filled and grateful Thanksgiving!  #ThanksgivingGratitude #NJNeuroFamily #GratefulHeart

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November 22, 2023

Although we’re a week overdue, we want to take a moment to express our deep appreciation for our incredible Nurse Practitioners. Your dedication and expertise are the heartbeat of our pediatric care. Thank you for being the unsung heroes who make a real difference every day! ‍⚕️‍⚕️ #BelatedGratitude #NursePractitionerAppreciation #HealthcareHeroes #BetterLateThanNever

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November 21, 2023

Happy Trivia Tuesday! The answer is TRUE! Did you get this week’s trivia question?

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November 17, 2023

Happy Fun Fact Friday!

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November 16, 2023

13th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala Tickets, Tue, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

The 13th Annual Gala is hosted by the NJ Craniofacial Center (501c3), to help raise money for to provide continued treatement and services to the children and families in need around the world. Our gala will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2024, 6:00PM, at The Park Savoy Estate. Our theme this year is bow ties and tiaras! We will have door prizes to the people with the most creative bow tie and tiara! Get create :)

Our healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping children and their families overcome the challenges of craniofacial disorders. We look forward to supporting patient families dealing with these challenges, along with the great organizations who share our same passion.

Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or 50/50 raffle!

The NJ Craniofacial Center cares for so many children with craniofacial differences. All of our doctors, families, and medical team members’ support the physical and emotional well-being of our patients. As we all know it is difficult being different, especially for children. We strive to provide children and their families the care and support they need to overcome these obstacles and assist them in feeling inclusive in the community.

All of our physicians and professionals strive to provide high quality surgical care to babies and children with facial abnormalities, and to bring their services to developing countries around the world. Hosting the NJ Craniofacial Gala each year helps us to not only assist patients in our home communities but also continue to support and provide proceeds to our next upcoming mission trip!

We appreciate your support and donations for another successful event, and hope to see you there!

All are welcome so please extend the invitation :)

13th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala Tickets, Tue, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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November 16, 2023

Elevate your health with our expert dietitian services! Meet Heather, our nutrition expert, and take the first step towards a healthier you. Book your appointment today for a personalized plan that fits your unique needs. Your journey to wellness starts here! ‍ #NutritionServices #HealthGoals #BookNow

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November 15, 2023

Let’s remember, support, and unite against Alzheimer’s. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against this challenging disease. Every memory matters.  #EndAlz #AlzheimersAwareness #MemoryMatters

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November 14, 2023

False! This common myth has been debunked by modern neuroscience. Our brains are highly active, and most regions have specific functions. There’s no vast untapped potential waiting to be unlocked.  #BrainScience #FactsMatter

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November 13, 2023

NJPNI: November 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/november-2023

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November 13, 2023

Nourish your mind with brain-boosting bites!  Discover the power of brain-healthy foods that support cognitive wellness and overall vitality. Your brain will thank you for it!  #BrainHealth #NutritionMatters #FeedYourMind

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November 10, 2023

Do you know this week’s fun fact?

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November 9, 2023

Honoring a milestone moment — Dr. Ammar’s first neurosurgical case at NJPNI! Wishing him success as he embarks on this remarkable journey at NJPNI.  #Neurosurgery #NewBeginnings #HealingHands

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November 8, 2023

Congratulations, Gianna!  Your achievement in publishing in Child’s Nervous System is a testament to your hard work and dedication. Your contributions to the field of pediatric neurosurgery are truly commendable. Keep reaching for the stars!  #ProudMoment #ResearchExcellence

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November 8, 2023

Read about safe sleeping for infants!

An adult bed is NOT a safe sleep environment for babies, and it becomes even more unsafe when you or another person sleep in the same bed as your baby.
Share the room, not the bed.

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November 8, 2023

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November 7, 2023

A: Dr. Ben Carson!  He’s the incredible pediatric neurosurgeon who achieved the groundbreaking separation of conjoined twins Patrick and Benjamin Binder in 1987. A true pioneer in the field!  #PediatricNeurosurgery #Inspiration

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November 6, 2023

Interesting video about some new shunt technology for children with hydrocephalus. For more information about hydrocephalus, check out the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc.

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November 6, 2023

ATTENTION! Please notice a change in our office hours and medication refills for the upcoming holiday!

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November 3, 2023

Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that, on average, your incredible brain generates about 48.6 thoughts per minute?  It’s a thought-provoking reminder of just how active and dynamic our minds are! #FunFactFriday #BrainPower #ThoughtsPerMinute #NJPNI

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November 2, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Peterman, D.M.D., M.D.S. for his outstanding achievement in publishing his master’s thesis in “The Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal.”  Your dedication to advancing knowledge in the field is truly commendable! #AcademicAchievement #ResearchExcellence #Craniofacial #PublishedThesis

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November 1, 2023

It’s Wellness Wednesday! Let’s talk about mindful social media use! #WellnessWednesday #MindfulSocialMedia #PositiveVibes #NJPNI #DigitalWellness

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October 31, 2023

Happy Halloween 2023 From NJPNI! 

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October 31, 2023

 NJPNI wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! ✨ Wishing everyone a spooktacular and safe Halloween. Don’t forget to stay safe and enjoy all the treats and tricks! ️ #HappyHalloween #TrickOrTreat #NJPNI #SpookyFun

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October 30, 2023

Huge Congratulations to Shaan!  Your dedication and hard work have paid off with your recent publication. We’re incredibly proud of your accomplishments!  #Congratulations #Published #NJPNI

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October 27, 2023

Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that if you were to put all of the blood vessels in the brain in a single line, it would stretch an incredible 100,000 miles?  Our brains are more amazing and intricate than we can even imagine! #FunFactFriday #BrainWonders #NJPNI #IncredibleFacts

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October 26, 2023

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! ️ Let’s talk about early detection and staying informed #BreastCancerAwareness #EarlyDetectionSavesLives #StayInformed #NJPNI

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October 25, 2023

It’s Wellness Wednesday! Today’s Tip: Desk Exercises! If you have a desk job or spend hours sitting, don’t fret. Incorporate simple stretches, leg lifts, or seated twists to combat the effects of prolonged sitting. Keep those muscles engaged and your wellness on track!  #WellnessWednesday #DeskExercises #StayActive #NJPNI #HealthyHabits

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October 24, 2023

True! Blink, and you might miss it! Did you know? Your remarkable brain can process an image in as little as 13 milliseconds! Our complex, lightning-fast minds are truly a wonder of nature.  #BrainPower #FastFacts #NeuroscienceNuggets #MindBlown #NJPNI

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October 23, 2023

NJPNI: October 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave: More News! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/october-more-news

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October 23, 2023

We’re thrilled to share the exciting news! Allen Fu, our talented summer intern, has just published a remarkable paper in CNS. His dedication and passion for neuroscience shine bright. Join us in celebrating his incredible achievement!  #NJPNI #ResearchStars #PediatricNeuroscience #CNSPublication

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October 20, 2023

Here’s a mind-blowing fact about your brain: It’s incredibly adaptable! This phenomenon is called neuroplasticity. Essentially, your brain has the remarkable ability to rewire itself throughout your life. When you learn new things, experience new challenges, or recover from injuries, your brain forms new neural connections and can even change the structure of existing ones. It’s like a constantly evolving puzzle, with each piece representing a new skill or piece of knowledge. So, the more you learn and challenge your brain, the more it continues to grow and adapt. Keep exploring, keep learning, and keep pushing your cognitive boundaries!  #NeuroFunFact #BrainPower #NeverStopLearning

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October 19, 2023

In honor of Spina Bifida Awareness Month, let’s shed light on this condition. Spina bifida is a congenital neural tube defect that affects the spinal cord. By learning about this condition, together, we can make a difference! #SpinaBifidaAwareness #RaiseAwareness #SupportEachOther #SpinaBifidaAwarenessMonth #NeuralTubeDefect #CongenitalCondition #SpinalCord

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October 18, 2023

Remember, taking proactive steps to stay healthy is essential as we transition into the colder months. Share your own tips for staying well this season in the comments below! ️ #WinterWellness #StayHealthy #ColdSeasonTips

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October 17, 2023

FALSE! It’s not just about left or right; it’s about the incredible harmony between both sides. #BrainFacts #HarmonyInHemispheres #DebunkingMyths

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October 16, 2023

October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Let’s stand together and raise our voices against bullying in all its forms. Let’s create a culture of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion where no one feels alone or targeted. #BullyingPreventionMonth #BeKind #StandUpToBullying #InclusionMatters

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October 13, 2023

️ October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month! Let’s join hands to raise awareness and work towards a healthier, substance-free community. Whether it’s supporting individuals on their journey to recovery, educating our youth about the risks, or advocating for policies that promote prevention, every effort counts. #PreventionMonth #SubstanceAbuseAwareness #RecoveryJourney #HealthyCommunities

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October 12, 2023

Myth Busters Alert! ️‍♂️ Think you know the facts about these common neuro-myths?  Let’s put your knowledge to the test! #NeuroMyths #BrainMyths #NeurologyFacts #MythBusting #NeuroScience

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October 11, 2023

Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15-21, 2023! Here are 3 crucial tips to keep in mind:
1️⃣ Stay focused on the road
2️⃣ Always buckle up
3️⃣ Don’t text and drive.
Let’s make our roads safer together! #TeenDriverSafetyWeek #DriveSafe

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October 10, 2023

On October 10th, as we observe Mental Health Awareness Day, NJPNI proudly stands with the global community to support mental well-being and promote awareness.  #MentalHealthAwarenessDay #NJPNIcares

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October 9, 2023

NJPNI: October 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/october-2023

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October 9, 2023

 October is here, and it’s time to celebrate our incredible NJPNI team members! ✨ Let the birthday festivities begin!  #OctoberBirthdays #TeamNJPNI #CelebrationTime

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October 6, 2023

Fun fact Friday in honor of national ADHD awareness month! #ADHD #ADHDawareness #neurology

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October 5, 2023

Remember, the world can always use a little more kindness. Let’s spread it far and wide! #ThoughtfulThursday #ChooseKindness #SpreadLove

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October 4, 2023

Join us in making a difference this ADHD Awareness Month. Together, we can create a world where everyone’s neurodiversity is celebrated! #ADHDAwarenessMonth #EmbraceNeurodiversity #SupportADHD

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October 3, 2023

Let’s delve into the intricacies of my working process. In this image, you can witness a surgical procedure involving an endoscopic craniectomy for metopic craniosynostosis.
If you or your loved one is seeking specialized care or consultations for craniofacial conditions like this, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I am here to provide comprehensive support and guidance throughout your healthcare journey

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October 3, 2023

https://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/…/infant-safe…
Infrmation about safe sleeping for infants…

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October 3, 2023

Hydrocephalus, often called “water on the brain,” isn’t caused by an excess of water. It’s a condition characterized by the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain’s ventricles. Thanks for playing along! Stay tuned for more brainy trivia. #TriviaTuesday #HydrocephalusAwareness #BrainFacts

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October 2, 2023

Journaling is a gift you give yourself, a way to navigate life’s ups and downs, and a treasure trove of self-discovery. So grab your journal and start writing your unique story today! #JournalingJourney #SelfDiscovery #WritingIsTherapy

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September 29, 2023

Seizures are more common than you might think. Approximately 1 in 10 individuals around the world will experience at least one seizure in their lifetime.
These neurological events can vary widely in type and severity, but with increased awareness, understanding, and medical advancements, we can continue to support those affected by seizures and strive for a world with better seizure management and prevention. #FunFactFriday #SeizureAwareness #NeurologyFacts

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September 28, 2023

September is Craniofacial Acceptance Month, a time to spread love, understanding, and acceptance for those with craniofacial differences. Let’s stand together to raise awareness, promote inclusivity, and honor the beauty of every individual’s unique journey. #CraniofacialAcceptance #EmbraceUniqueness

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September 27, 2023

Join in on “Reducing the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death:
A Guide for Healthcare Providers”! Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/regi…/4534197270133956702

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September 26, 2023

Trivia Tuesday Challenge! Can you label the parts of the brain?  Put your neuroscience knowledge to the test and see if you can correctly identify the different regions of this remarkable organ.  Tag a friend to join in the fun, and let’s see who the true brainiacs are! #TriviaTuesday #BrainTeasers

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September 25, 2023

SIDS Awareness Month Event – Live Webinar – Wednesday, October 11, 2023 12 pm – 1 pm

Reducing the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death: A Guide for Healthcare Providers

https://register.gotowebinar.com/regi…/4534197270133956702

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September 25, 2023

September 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave…More News! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/september-2023-more-news

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September 25, 2023

Join us in our commitment to making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Together, we can raise awareness, support affected individuals, and work towards a future without this devastating disease.

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September 22, 2023

Happy Fun Fact Friday! Take a second to learn a new fact with us today.

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September 21, 2023

Let’s Break the Silence! NJPNI stands united in support of opening up the conversation about mental health. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and it’s crucial that we break the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Together, we can create a safe space for dialogue, understanding, and support. You are never alone! #MentalHealthMatters #SuicideAwarenessMonth #EndTheStigma #YouAreNotAlone

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September 20, 2023

Get Ready for School! Join our registered dietitian, Heather, as she dives into creative school lunch ideas tailored for picky eaters and students with lighter appetites. Let’s kick off the school year with a dose of healthy eating! Secure your spot now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4ca4ac23aafc1-school#/ #BackToSchoolBites #HealthyEatingJourney #Health

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September 19, 2023

Interested in applying for our NJPNI giveaways? The steps are simple: click the link below, follow our social media handles, and leave a review! It is that simple!

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September 18, 2023

Michele | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute
 Welcoming a New Expert to Our Team! 
Join us in welcoming Michele Demarest, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS, our newest Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) set to join our practice in October 2023. With her extensive experience and board certification from ASHA, Ms. Demarest brings a wealth of knowledge in treating orofacial myofunctional disorders for speech, voice, and swallowing. We can’t wait for her to be part of our team, further enhancing the care we provide to our patients! #NewTeamMember #SpeechLanguagePathologist #ExpertCare #WelcomeMsDemarest

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September 15, 2023

Neurosurgery Tools | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Fun Fact Friday! Ever wondered how small the tools used in pediatric neurosurgery can be? Some instruments are finer than a human hair! These minuscule marvels enable surgeons to perform intricate procedures with unparalleled precision. #FunFactFriday #PediatricNeurosurgery #PrecisionMedicine #MedicalWonders

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September 14, 2023

Amanda | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute
 Welcoming a New Member to Our Team! 
Join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Amanda Ayala, MD, our newest Pediatric Physiatrist! With over a decade of experience, Dr. Ayala is dedicated to helping patients with disabilities and ensuring a high quality of life. We’re excited to have her on board starting October 2023. Together, we’ll continue to provide exceptional care and support. ‍⚕️ #NewTeamMember #PediatricPhysiatrist #QualityCare #WelcomeDrAyala

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September 13, 2023

NJAAP | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute
Exciting News! NJPNI is thrilled to be part of the 32nd Annual School Health Conference, hosted by NJAAP. Join us on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at The Palace in Somerset, NJ, for a day of learning and collaboration. We’re dedicated to advancing pediatric best practices and can’t wait to connect with you at this important event!  #NJPNI #SchoolHealthConference #Pediatrics #CommunityHealth

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September 12, 2023

The Brain Wave | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

September 2023 Newsletter – The Brain Wave! – https://mailchi.mp/njpni/september-2023

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September 12, 2023

Push To Walk | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute
⛳️ Swing for a cause at Push to Walk’s 14th Annual Golf Outing! ️‍♂️ Join us as we tee off to support incredible individuals living with paralysis. Together, we can change lives! ❤️

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September 11, 2023

Women In Medicine | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

‍⚕️ Celebrating the incredible women of NJPNI this September as we honor Women in Medicine Month! These dedicated professionals are making a difference every day, breaking barriers, and inspiring us all. Here’s to the women who heal, nurture, and lead in the world of medicine. ❤️ #WomenInMedicine #NJPNI #StrongWomenInScience #HealthcareHeroes

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September 6, 2023

Neurological Well Being | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

At NJPNI, we believe that every child deserves the best care and support for their neurological health. Today, we’re sharing some tips to promote your child’s neurological well-being! Want to learn more? Visit our website njpediatricneurosurgery.com!

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September 5, 2023

Healing The Children | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Support this great cause! Visit htcnj.com to sign up for this event or become a sponser today!

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September 1, 2023

medechat | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Schedule a virtual visit and experience healthcare on your terms! Reach out to us to learn more about this convenient option! #TelemedicineCare #HealthcareAtYourFingertips #StayConnectedWithUs

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August 31, 2023

 

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Get Ready for School! Join our registered dietitian, Heather, as she dives into creative school lunch ideas tailored for picky eaters and students with lighter appetites. Let’s kick off the school year with a dose of healthy eating! Secure your spot now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4ca4ac23aafc1-school#/ #BackToSchoolBites #HealthyEatingJourney #Health

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August 30, 2023

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This groundbreaking research suggests that sports participation is generally safe for pediatric CM-I patients! Let’s celebrate healthier, active lives! #PediatricHealth #SportsSafety #ChiariIResearch

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August 29, 2023

 

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This August, let’s honor neurosurgery’s impact on young lives! #NJPediatricNeuro #NeurosurgeryAwarenessMonth #NeurosurgeryAwareness

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August 28, 2023

logo 2 | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute is rapidly growing and looking to hire another neurosurgery nurse practitioner or physician assistant over the next couple of months! Please message them if you or anyone you know may be interested. You can see all of the amazing things that NJPNI has to offer on their website! https://njpediatricneurosurgery.com/

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August 28, 2023

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Back-to-school safety! Prioritize safety discussions and commit to a small, mindful action this week. Let’s make this school year safe and mindful. #MindfulMonday #BackToSchoolSafety

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August 28, 2023

Learn a new procedure today! Today, we are featuring an endoscopic craniectomy!

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August 25, 2023

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In 2002, ImPACT Applications was born to improve concussion management practices worldwide. Now, we’ve grown into an ecosystem of concussion management tools, training, and educational resources that are using technology to increase accessibility to concussion care.

We care about our loved ones and communities: donating tests and volunteering to causes that resonate with us. Our global products and resources are changing concussion care practices at every level.

From a professional athlete to a 5 year-old playing their first soccer game, we help care providers worldwide deliver best in class concussion care. Our customers refer to our suite of tools, training, and resources as Concussion Management Defined.

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August 24, 2023

PHF WALK NJ

PHF WALK NJ | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute
Join us in supporting the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation in their future events!
September 30, 2023: Walk for Research!

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August 23, 2023

Back To School | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Get Ready for School! Join our registered dietitian, Heather, as she dives into creative school lunch ideas tailored for picky eaters and students with lighter appetites. Let’s kick off the school year with a dose of healthy eating! Secure your spot now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4ca4ac23aafc1-school#/ #BackToSchoolBites #HealthyEatingJourney #Health

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August 22, 2023

Upcoming CNS Webinar

CNS | New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

September 6 at 2P ET is our upcoming webinar focused on teen dating violence #prevention! Dr. Sarah DeGue of CDC and Kelly Premo of SCCADVASA will present. Angela Marr of the CSN-A + CDC will moderate. Register: go.edc.org/TDVPWebinar #childhealth #safety

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August 22, 2023

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Trivia Tuesday Answer!
False: The cerebellum is not primarily responsible for processing visual information in the brain. Its main role is in coordinating movement, balance, and posture. The visual processing primarily takes place in the occipital lobe at the back of the brain. Stay curious and keep exploring the fascinating world of neuroscience! ️ #TriviaTuesday #NeurologyFacts

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August 21, 2023

Learn about body scanning with this week’s Mindfulness Monday!
#MindfulnessMonday #BodyScan #TuneInWithYourself

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August 18, 2023

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In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, we bring you this week’s Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that immunizations play a crucial role in safeguarding your neuro health? One example is the meningitis vaccine – it not only protects against a serious infection but also helps prevent potential neurological complications. By staying up-to-date with your immunizations, you’re not only taking care of your body but also giving your brain a healthy boost! Stay informed, stay protected! #FunFactFriday #Immunize #NeuroHealthMatters #NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth

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August 17, 2023

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Learn more about dystonia! Check out our website, njpediatricneurosurgery.com, to learn more about movement disorders and the path to resilience. #DystoniaAwareness #Neurosurgery

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August 11, 2023

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Laughter truly is the best medicine, especially for your brain! #LaughterTherapy #HappyBrain #FeelGoodVibes #BrainChemistry #BoostYourMood #LaughOutLoud #BrainHealth

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August 10, 2023

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For nearly 15 years, NJPNI has been dedicated to providing exceptional care to over 22,000 patients. Thank you for trusting us with your health and well-being. Together, we are making a difference, one patient at a time! #CommunityCare #15YearsStrong #HealthcareHeroes #PatientFirst #MakingADifference #NJPNI #HealthcareMilestone #GratefulHeart

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August 9, 2023

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Interested in applying for our summer giveaway? The steps are simple: click the link below, follow our social media handles, and leave a review! It is that simple!
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August 8, 2023

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The human brain is approximately 80% water!
Stay tuned for more brain-tickling trivia every week! #TriviaTuesday #BrainFacts #MindBlown #NeuroTrivia #StayCurious #FunFacts #BrainPower

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August 7, 2023

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Breathing = Brain Health!

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August 4, 2023

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Happy Fun Fact Friday! Today’s reminder is a powerful one: Your brain is a masterpiece, entirely unique and extraordinary! Just like a fingerprint, no one else on this planet has a brain quite like yours, and that’s something to celebrate!

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August 3, 2023

Let’s debunk these myths and create a more informed and compassionate world for people living with epilepsy! Together, we can raise awareness and break down barriers. #EpilepsyMythsBusted #AwarenessMatters #EndTheStigma #InclusiveCommunity #EducateAndEmpower

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August 2, 2023

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☀️ Soak in the Sunshine Vitamin! Boost your brain health with Vitamin D. Head outdoors, bask in sunlight, and let your body synthesize this essential nutrient. A quick nature walk uplifts mood, reduces stress, and supports a healthier mind. Embrace the benefits of the sunshine for a brighter you! #WellnessWednesday #BrainHealth #SunshineVitamin #NatureWalk #HealthyMind #SelfCare

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September 6, 2022

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As school is starting this September, please make sure that your child knows about “street crossing safety”. Have your child look left-right-left and again right, before crossing the street. Make sure that your child crosses major intersections where there are other people or even crossing guards located. Please talk to your child about proper behavior on school buses, and remind them to always “buckle up”! Even teenagers should be reminded often to “buckle up” when going to school or coming home from school.

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August 16, 2022

Head Injury in Children

Childhood head trauma is one of the most common problems that pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and pediatric neurosurgeons see every year. We see babies that fall off a bed or off a couch. We see toddlers who fall down the stairs. We see kids who fell off their bike or scooter. Please take the extra time to think about your kids and their brains. Many accidents can be avoided with preventive measures. If your child had a head injury and you need your child to be seen quickly, just call us! We can usually get your child seen within 24 hours or sooner if it is an emergency! Just call us at 973-326-9000

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June 29, 2022

From diagnosis to treatment, an expert at the New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute explains plagiocephaly
BY TATIANA SIKORSKYJ, APN, RNFA Published: June 23, 2022

 

 

What is plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly (sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly or positional plagiocephaly) is a common and treatable disorder in infants.

Plagiocephaly develops when an infant’s soft skull becomes flattened in one area due to prolonged pressure on that part of the head. Many babies develop plagiocephaly by sleeping regularly in one position. There are other types of plagiocephaly, some of which are caused by a serious condition called craniosynostosis. In craniosynostosis, the deformity is caused by premature closure of the fibrous joints (“sutures”) between the bones of the infant.

Treatment for plagiocephaly usually includes special exercises, physical therapy, varying sleep position or wearing corrective helmets.

Click here for the complete article – https://www.njfamily.com/the-common-infant-disorder-every-parent-should-know-about/

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May 6, 2022

It’s finally here! SPRNGTIME and good weather, baseball and softball, and more outdoor activities. Please make sure your children are wearing helmets on their bikes, scooters, roller blades, and other rides. If your child has a head injury, remember RICE. Rest, ice the bump or area, compression if there is bleeding, and elevate the head. Please seek an evaluation from a physician if your child has any concerning symptoms like worsening headache, vomiting, slurring of speech, memory issues, blurry vision, or any other neurological problem.

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March 18, 2022

NJPNI’s March newsletter is out! Check it out as we discuss nutrition and brain health – https://njpediatricneurosurgery.com/posts/news/march-2022-newsletter-national-nutrition-month/

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February 16, 2022

Let’s kick-off Super Bowl Sunday with NJPNI’s very own Pediatric Neurosurgery vs. Neurology game! Who will win today??
@drkornitzer

Check out this video on Instagram to find out who won – Click Here

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November 10, 2021

Pediatric Concussions

New research from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and their Sports Health and Safety Institute discovered that concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 young football players suffering a concussion during their season. This is higher than what they thought it would be.

They published their study in The Journal of Pediatrics.  Licensed athletic trainers recorded concussion from the sidelines at games and these data were tracked.

“Measuring the incidence of concussion in grade-school and middle-school football players is essential to improving the safety of the game,” said Dr. Sara Chrisman, an investigator in the research institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development and lead author on the study. “It’s hard to determine the impact of prevention efforts if we don’t know how often these injuries occur at baseline.”

  1. https://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/new-findings-on-concussion-in-footballs-youngest-players/

 

June 25, 2021

The 10th Annual NJ Craniofacial Gala is 1 Month Away!
Buy Tickets Today!

Donating to the event helps in supporting International Outreach!

Join us for a night filled with fun, great presentations, and your chance to win some great gift baskets, silent auction items or
50/50 raffle!

All donations help to support the NJ Craniofacial Center and Developing Faces, Inc
on their next mission trip!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nj-craniofacial-center-gala-tickets-90027275003

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May 7, 2021

Check out the latest issue of New Jersey Special Needs Guide below featuring our ads for New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute, New Jersey Concussion Center, and New Jersey Craniofacial Center!

https://issuu.com/njkidsonline/docs/special_needs_spring_2021

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May 6, 2021

A very interesting article regarding a new study that discusses how a concussion can effect men and women in different ways.

https://theconversation.com/sports-concussions-affect-men-and-women-differently-female-athletes-need-more-attention-in-brain-research-160097

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May 6, 2021

UFC Performance Institute has released their first ever Concussion Protocols.  Although it is not required for each athlete, as they are independent contractors, it is highly suggested.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/5/5/22419862/ufc-performance-institute-releases-concussion-protocol-in-athlete-study

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March 5, 2021

SAGE Journals

Unifying Pathophysiological Explanations for Sports-Related Concussion and Concussion Protocol Management: Literature Review

Current evidence on brain injury after sports-related concussions does not indicate that there is only one mechanism, but published studies show that there are five different causes of brain dysfunction. Please check out this new research about the patho-physiology of traumatic brain injury below:

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1179069518824125?utm_medium=email&utm_content=1A00167&utm_campaign=not+tracked&utm_term=&em=a350826fd8ce2758ca075de58b8687ff64d3295b7af61d256c252b7a7878b6ca&utm_source=adestra#articleShareContainer

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March 5, 2021

Have you been diagnosed with a concussion? You may need a physical therapist.

Physical therapy should start immediately after a concussion and be targeted to the individual patient. All RETURN TO PLAY PROTOCOLS are developed for each child separately with that child’s goals in mind. Have questions? Just call!

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury or TBI caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.

Experiencing symptoms like…

  • Headache or “pressure” in head.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
  • Bothered by light or noise.
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
  • Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
  • Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down”

Physical therapists can evaluate and treat many common problems related to concussions.

Because no two concussions are the same, a physical therapist will examine your neurological, orthopedic, and cardiovascular systems in order to best prescribe a routine to address your particular symptoms and your needs in all of your daily environments.

Come see SportsCare of Morristown!
(973) 605-1333 | 131 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ

Concussion Treatment May Include:

  • Rest & Recovery
  • Restoring Strength & Endurance
  • Returning to Normal Activity or Sport
  • Stopping Dizziness & Improving Balance
  • Reducing Headaches

Also check out NJPNI https://njpediatricneurosurgery.com/ and NJ Concussion Center http://www.njconcussioncenter.com/ for more info.

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December 14, 2020

Check out our December Newsletter on Collaborative Care At NJPNI!

https://mailchi.mp/njpni/december-2020-newsletter

View NJPNI’s Past Newsletters and Announcements by Clicking Here

 

Collaborative Care At NJPNI
December 2020 Newsletter

Teamwork at NJPNI

NJPNI’s ability to provide excellent care for your child starts with our emphasis on collaborative teamwork. Everyone at NJPNI cooperates to make equal contributions to the care of your child. From the surgeons and nurse practitioners to the clinical assistants and billing office, all members of our team are in constant communication to accomplish holistic care for each child. Every member of our team knows all of our patients so there is always a familiar face whenever your child may need assistance.

Lastly, the health and safety of our patients and their families is our top priority. Our team has expanded to provide welcoming and safe services through launching a dedicated Telemedicine Platform. Our patients can now  securely connect with their respective provider from the comfort of their home.
The Craniofacial Team

The culture of teamwork starts within our offices and expands to the many teams we work with, one of those being the Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center. With craniofacial anomalies having the ability to affect several organ systems, we have commited to working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide the best care for this multidisciplinary disorder. In doing so, our team is able to minimize the patient’s time and travel needs and keep patients, parents, and all providers in the loop on diagnostic results and treatment decisions. Our team has been recognized by The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPCA) for providing care consistent with their standards for Craniofacial Team excellence.

The Cerebral Palsy Team

NJPNI pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Mazzola (top left) and  Children’s Specialized Hospital pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, Dr. Jenfu Cheng (top right), meet for a monthly Cerebral Palsy (CP) clinic for children with spasticity. By working together, Dr. Mazzola and Dr. Cheng are able to combine their medical backgrounds to thoroughly consider the best treatment options for each child’s spasticity.

Dr. Mazzola and Dr. Cheng also collaborate with Barnabas Health pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. O. Folorunsho Edobor-Osula (bottom left) and NJIT biomedical engineer Dr. Saikat Pal (bottom right) to study how children with CP move. This IRB approved research at NJIT studies the movement of typically developing and CP children to understand how surgery can improve the gate of children with CP. Each member of this team provides a new perspective on CP, allowing for a complete and unbiased evaluation of how children with CP respond to treatment.
A special THANK YOU to all our referring pediatricians and providers. We love collaborating with everyone to provide the best care for our patients!
THANK YOU to all our patients and their families!

NJPNI wishes everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAY! Let’s hope 2021 is a healthy, happy, and brighter year for all. Enjoy time with family.
xoxo Love from Dr. Mazzola, Dr. Collins, & the staff from NJPNI

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November 9, 2020

Check out NJPNI’s November Newsletter on Epilepsy Awareness!

https://mailchi.mp/njpni/november-2020-newsletter

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October 15, 2020

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Altered cortical activation and connectivity patterns for visual attention processing in young adults post-traumatic brain injury: A functional near infrared spectroscopy study

Wu Z, Mazzola CA, Catania L, Owoeye O, Yaramothu C, Alvarez T, Gao Y, Li X.CNS Neurosci Ther. 2018 Jun;24(6):539-548. doi: 10.1111/cns.12811. Epub 2018 Jan 22.PMID: 29359534 Free PMC article.

Aims: This study aimed at understanding the neurobiological mechanisms associated with inattention induced by traumatic brain injury (TBI). To eliminate the potential confounding caused by the heterogeneity of TBI, we focused on young adults postsports-related concussion (SRC).

Methods: Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) data were collected from 27 young adults post-SRC and 27 group-matched normal controls (NCs), while performing a visual sustained attention task. Task responsive cortical activation maps and pairwise functional connectivity among six regions of interest were constructed for each subject. Correlations among the brain imaging measures and clinical measures of attention were calculated in each group.

Results: Compared to the NCs, the SRC group showed significantly increased brain activation in left middle frontal gyrus (MFG) and increased functional connectivity between right inferior occipital cortex (IOC) bilateral calcarine gyri (CG). The left MFG activation magnitude was significantly negatively correlated with the hyperactive/impulsive symptom severity measure in the NCs, but not in the patients. The right hemisphere CG-IOC functional connectivity showed a significant positive correlation with the hyperactive/impulsive symptom severity measure in patients, but not in NCs.

Conclusion: The current data suggest that abnormal left MFG activation and hyper-communications between right IOC and bilateral CG during visual attention processing may significantly contribute to behavioral manifestations of attention deficits in patients with TBI.

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October 15, 2020

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Neurocognitive and Fine Motor Deficits in Asymptomatic Adolescents during the Subacute Period after Concussion

Servatius RJ, Spiegler KM, Handy JD, Pang KCH, Tsao JW, Mazzola CA.J Neurotrauma. 2018 Apr 15;35(8):1008-1014. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5314. Epub 2018 Feb 9.PMID: 29278998

Adolescents are at high risk for sustaining concussions. There is considerable controversy regarding the sensitivity of neurocognitive tests to detect and track dysfunction in the aftermath of concussion. Two neurocognitive test batteries were compared during the subacute phase of recovery from concussion to determine sensitivity to concussion. Adolescents (ages 11-17 years) with a concussion diagnosis (eight males, seven females, 9-69 days after injury) were recruited through a concussion clinic and compared with community nonconcussed volunteers (11 males, three females). Adolescents completed the online version of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT) on a desktop computer and the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA) on a handheld device, as well as the Grooved Pegboard Test, which assessed manual dexterity and motor speed. There were no differences in self-reported symptoms on the Post-Concussion Symptom Scale comparing concussed and nonconcussed adolescents. No significant between-groups differences were observed in ImPACT performance. Performance deficits were apparent for the DANA assessment, reflecting lower throughput scores for simple reaction time and response inhibition parameters in those with concussion. Concussed adolescents also had slower Grooved Pegboard Test performance when using the nondominant hand. Both the DANA test battery and the Grooved Pegboard Test appear to have promise as tools to detect persistent cognitive and motor dysfunction in the subacute period after concussion.

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September 18, 2020

I know that you have missed reading your weekly updates on concussion news.  But fear not, as we are back!!!

With sports coming back, we have the ability to report on concussions again and rest assured, that is what we will do.

Chris Godwin, one of main targets for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is in the NFL concussion protocol and did not practice as of Thursday.  While we hope that Godwin is able to recover and come back to play, it is definitely a boost for my Fantasy Football team as his side kick Mike Evans should have more footballs thrown his way.  Stay tuned to see an update on whether Godwin is able to return this week in a great game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers this Sunday!

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#nfl #concussion #concussionmanagement #TampaBayBuccaneers #njconcussioncenter

 

September 18, 2020

DID YOU KNOW THAT TODAY IS NATIONAL CONCUSSION AWARENESS DAY???????
WE DID!
If you or a loved one has sustained a concussion recently, please don’t hesitate to call us at (973)326-9000. If it is too much for you to view electronic screens at this time, do the right thing and have a loved one contact us for you! You are one step closer towards your recovery and we will be here to help you throughout the process.

September 18, 2020

If you are a Carolina Panthers fan, you may want to look away now!  Rookie Defensive End Yetur Gross-Matos did not participate in practice on Thursday after developing concussion symptoms during Wednesday’s practice.  He has been a main piece to the defensive line for the Carolina Panthers this year and is unlikely to play this weekend in their game versus Tampa Bay.

Click here to read this article.

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#nfl #carolinapanthers #concussion #concussionmanagement #njconcussioncenter

 

September 18, 2020

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In awful news for the Pittsburgh Pirates, outfielder Cole Tucker has been placed on the MLB seven day concussion Injured List on Thursday after slipping and hitting his head on a concrete floor after his game versus the Cincinnati Reds.  Luckily for the Pirates, they were able to call up utilityman Jose Osuna from their alternate training camp to fill their roster.

Click here to read this article.

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#concussion #concussionmanagement #MLB #mlbnews #njconcussioncenter #pittsburghpirates

 

April 2, 2020

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How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus

Yes, it is safe for kids to ride their bikes outside.
Getting 30-60 minutes of activity can help boost your immune system. Avoid riding your bike in large groups.

MOST IMPORTANTLY,
WEAR YOUR HELMET FOR SAFETY!

If your child suffers a concussion, we are now doing TELEHEALTH visits.
Call us and we can evaluate your child today!
973-326-9000

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February 21, 2019

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Shopping Cart Safety

Shopping cart injuries are more than pinched fingers. Learn how to prevent your child from a serious head or neck injury before you shop. #ShoppingCartSafety

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February 28, 2018

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Heading May Be Riskier For Female Soccer Players Than Males

The first rule of soccer is pretty obvious: don’t use your hands. But soccer’s signature move, heading the ball, can cause a detectable impact on players’ brains. And according to a study published Tuesday in Radiology, female players are more sensitive to the impact than males.

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February 28, 2018

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8th Annual Winter Gala

Please JOIN US for an amazing evening for an AWESOME CAUSE. The Goryeb Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center in conjunction with Morristown Medical Center are hosting an evening to benefit infants and children born with facial or skull deformities. These amazing children put their lives in our hands every day; we are honored to care for them. Please come on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 and note CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!!

Click this link for more info on our 8th Annual Winter Gala –http://www.f4mmc.org/2018WinterGala

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February 21, 2018

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Post-concussion Return to Play Instructions

CA Mazzola

In a recent article written by Steven Broglio, PhD and other researchers from Michigan, it was reported that  online websites and resources often lack guidelines for the return to play after a concussion. 1  While there have been many attempts at consensus among concussion professionals, there is always debate among healthcare providers about the “best” recommendations.  Five different websites were evaluated for the accuracy of the 2012 Zurich Sport Concussion Consensus Statement.  None of the websites were accurate in all eight areas evaluated.

  1. Swallow JS, Joseph JR, et al with Broglio SP: Online postconcussion return-to-play instructions. J neurosurg Pediatr Vol 21; Jan 2018.

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February 21, 2018

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Concussion and nutrition

There has been substantial investigation directed at the treatment of concussions. Several supplements and vitamins are being used for patients with concussion and post-concussion syndrome. While there are no great human studies specifically examining supplement and vitamin use for the treatment or prevention of concussion, there is some evidence that minerals, vitamins and supplements may help. The supplements and vitamins include omega-3 fatty acids, curcumin, resveratrol, melatonin, creatine, Scutellaria baicalensis and more…and today, there are some “brain vitamins” that come packaged together, see below..

https://journals.lww.com/acsm-csmr/Fulltext/2016/01000/The_Role_of_Nutritional_Supplements_in_Sports.9.aspx

https://www.neurellalabs.com/

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February 16, 2018

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Interesting news about blood tests now being done to evaluate for concussion

Sometimes, it is really hard to know if and when someone REALLY had a concussion. But according to this research, the Brain Trauma Indicator works by measuring levels of proteins, known as UCH-L1 and GFAP, that are released from the brain into blood and measured within 12 hours of head injury. Levels of these blood proteins after mTBI/concussion can help predict which patients may have intracranial lesions visible by CT scan and which won’t. Being able to predict if patients have a low probability of intracranial lesions can help health care professionals in their management of patients and the decision to perform a CT scan. Test results can be available within three to four hours.

https://neuronewsinternational.com/fda-authorises-marketing-first-blood-test-aid-evaluation-concussion-adults/

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January 5, 2017

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Safe Imaging Collaborative for Pediatric Patients
The NJ Hospital Association (NJHA) Institute for Quality and Patient Safety, working with the N.J. Council of Children’s Hospitals, is kicking off a collaborative effort to reduce exposure to ionizing radiation for children by reducing the use of computed tomography (CT) scans in instances of head injuries. NJHA encourages all hospitals to join the collaborative.

All emergency department staff have been counseled to participate in the collaborative and to use other means of imaging in place of CT scans unless it is an absolute emergency situation.  Emergency department staff have also been counseled on ordering unnecessary CT scans on patients who are neurologically intact. In these situations, observation is the recommended treatment.

Dr. Mazzola and her staff at the New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute support the collaborative to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure in pediatric patients and have been actively involved with the education process.  Dr. Mazzola and the staff at NJPNI recommend avoiding any unnecessary ionizing radiation if possible.

For more information about radiation and kids: http://www.imagegently.org/

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February 10, 2016

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Saddle River Day School ~ Dr. Alexander Post at SRDS – Thursday, February 11th

Click here to watch this short video with Dr. Alexander Post discussing the importance of knowing about concussions and head trauma.

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January 21, 2016

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Please take a look at the January 2016 edition of Focus on Pediatrics from Goryeb Children’s Hospital by clicking here

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January 21, 2016

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Drs. Post and Catania had the pleasure of providing an in-service presentation to the staff of the Oakland School District on Monday, 1/18/16. The audience of approximately 20 was comprised mainly of school nurses, coaches, athletic trainers, and physical education teachers.  Drs. Post and Catania presented on concussions, with points of focus including the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatments, recommendations, and academic considerations in the concussed population.  In response to the in-service, Dr. Gina Coffaro, the Superintendent of the Oakland schools, stated that the staff feedback was “off the charts” and “beyond amazing” and that the district was quite grateful for this important training provided to their staff.  The NJCC would like to thank Dr. Coffaro and the Oakland School District for hosting us and allowing us to present to their staff.  If you are interested in having members from the NJCC staff present to the teachers, parents, school officials, and/or students in your school district, please contact us at 973.427.4390 for more information.

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December 9, 2015

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The 44TH Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) in Seattle Washington

Catherine Mazzola, MD

CONCUSSION AND MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
On Tuesday, December 8th, there was an awesome breakfast seminar about the Medical-Legal ramifications and responsibilities concerning the clearance of children and young adults after concussion. Click here to read more.

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November 25, 2015

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http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/index.html

Why you may want to look at “HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training”

By Catherine Mazzola, MD

Changing the future of concussion awareness, diagnosis, management and prevention begins with you and it is all about EDUCATION! Click here to read more.

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November 17, 2015

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Dr. Mazzola and Dr. Post are experts in the management of concussion in children.  They are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have about concussion and prevention/ treatment of traumatic brain injury. Click here to view New guidelines for New Jersey youth soccer teams will limit heading the ball.

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November 12, 2015

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Click here to view a study on Traumatic Brain Injury among Children and Adolescents Treated in Emergency Departments, United States 2007-2010.

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November 11, 2015

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Dr. Catherine Mazzola works closely with the pediatric specialists and therapists at Children’s Specialized Hospital of New Jersey.  Through programs at the Mountainside campus, Dr. Mazzola donates her time and focuses her efforts on helping children with special needs, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.  For more information please call us at 973-326-9000 or go to www.njpni.com.

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October 14, 2015

Research Report

Dr. Thomas Burns and Dr. Kim Ono appear as guest writers in this Research Report, which features an abbreviated version of their article that is currently in press in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Burns and Dr. Ono assessed middle and high school athletes who had completed a baseline and at least one post-concussion assessment from the ImPACT battery. Their purpose was to determine whether female athletes displayed prolonged recovery and more symptoms at baseline and following a sports-related concussion compared to males. Authors: Thomas G. Burns, Psy.D., ABPP & Kim E. Ono, Ph.D. Commentary by: Mark Lovell, PhD, FACPN

Click here to read the full report.

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August 21, 2015

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PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Click here for recent publications of Dr. Catherine Mazzola in PubMed.

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August 20, 2015

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Color-Changing Material May Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injury VIDEO – Click Here

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April 8, 2015

Rudy Gay came back for the Sacramento Kings last night following a 3 game layoff due to a concussion, and led his team with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

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April 6, 2015

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An interesting article in regards to CTE in veterans of war.  Could veterans of war have the same effects of concussions as past NFL players?

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March 31, 2015

In NFL news, receiver Austin Collie is having a hard time finding a team to play for after recovering from his past concussions.

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March 31, 2015

HOCKEY HELMET RATING

In hockey news, Virginia Tech College of Engineering conducted the same study of hockey helmets as they conducted on football helmets.  The results were scary for anyone who has played hockey.  In a rating system where 5 stars is the highest, no helmet received 5 stars or even 4 stars.  The highest rating was a 3 star helmet, which went to only 1 helmet.  There were also 9 helmets which received 0 stars.  A scary thought for those who play or have played ice hockey in their life.

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March 11, 2015

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An interesting article about the King-Devick Test and it’s uses for pre-season baseline readings on athletes but also it’s use correctly predicting a potential concussion in an athlete post-injury.

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February 5, 2015

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Our very own Dr. Catherine Mazzola, speaks about Medicaid in the state of New Jersey to help show patients how Medicaid insurance companies in the state of New Jersey are currently caring for their doctors and members.  The article goes into depth about how the number of members of Medicaid in New Jersey constantly growing and what the insurance companies are willing to do, or not do, for their members and participating doctors.

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February 4, 2015

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In recent concussion news, new evidence exists that shows that blood testing may become the new “testing” that is used to diagnose and predict concussion and recovery time.

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February 4, 2015

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In a recent news article about concussions, it showed that there is almost a 10% decline in the amount of participants in youth football.

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February 4, 2015

In NHL news, the St. Louis Blues have reported that Jori Lehtera is being held out of activity, due to a concussion sustained six days ago.

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February 4, 2015

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A recent study shows that concussion laws have promoted safety and awareness among the states that have enacted such policies.

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February 3, 2015

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Youth concussion laws are constantly evolving but are they enough to protect our children?  An Associated Press review of these laws showed that fewer than half of the current laws contain all of the main principles of the initial bill passed in 2009.

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February 3, 2015

In unfortunate news for the University of Georgia Basketball team, senior forward Marcus Thornton will not play tonight against the University of Kentucky.  Thornton is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Bulldogs Basketball team this season, averaging 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds.

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February 3, 2015

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A special congratulations goes out to our physicians, who were awarded with the prestigious NJ Top Doctor award for 2015.  Drs. Catherine Mazzola, Alexander Post, Garrett Zoeller, Thomas Sernas and Tatiana Huk were all recipients of this award for their outstanding care, as voted on by patients.  We are all very proud to have this designation for our specialists.  For any type of brain injury, please visit us at www.njconcussioncenter.com or at www.njpni.com.

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February 3, 2015

The National Hockey League (NHL) has teamed up with a company called X2 Biosystems, in order to provide up to the second, medically relevant data in regards to assessing and managing concussions both on and off of the ice.

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February 3, 2015

Did the National Football League miss this call?  According to a few sources, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was screened and passed his concussion sideline assessment.  But, Dr. David Chao states, “current NFL screening tests like the one Edelman passed rely on honest self-reporting”.  Is there something more that can be done on the sidelines to prevent further instances of players not reporting symptoms to remain in the game?

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February 3, 2015

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In a recent article, USA Today described the sideline concussion test that is available for the National Football League (NFL) to use but is not currently used by the NFL.  The King-Devick Test is a sideline assessment tool that could be used to more accurately predict when a concussion has occurred.

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Below are some recommended websites that we suggest you view.

Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

The Voice of Brain Surgery in New Jersey



Brain Health Network

 

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Concussion Related Videos


January 25, 2012
Sports Science: Concussions and Helmet to Helmet Hits

This video is made by ESPN’s Sports Science program.
In this video they replicate the impact sustained by the brain during helmet to helmet hits in football.

January 25, 2012
Sports Science: Second Impact Syndrome

This video is made by ESPN’s Sports Science program.
It speaks about Second Impact Syndrome that replicated the blows to the brain that occur during a hit sustained in football.

January 25, 2012
Second Impact Syndrome

This video is from ESPN’s Outside The Lines: First Report.
The video explains why education about concussion as well as use of neurocognitive baseline concussion testing is so important. This video is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to ALL viewers!

January 19, 2012
Ice Hockey

With Eric Lindros as the presenter, this movie explains about concussions, their symptoms and the importance of using Baseline testing such as the ImPACT Test offered by the New Jersey Concussion Center.

 

 

Concussion News on the Radio


KALW 91.7 – City Vision Radio

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Check out the discussion on concussions from KALW 91.7 in San Fransisco. Joining the discussion are Dr. Cindy Chang and Dr. Eric Freitag.

For more information about this article, please visit CityVisions.mp3