Inside Cooper

Inside Cooper

Timely information from the hospital, including important announcements, our latest press releases, links to media coverage, and various other updates about the many aspects of hospital life.


Cooper University Health Care Finalizes Agreement Gaining Minority Interest in AmeriHealth New Jersey
AmeriHealth New Jersey and Cooper University Health Care announced they have finalized their agreement, which is transforming the delivery of health c...

Dr. Hong Named President-Elect of National Disaster Consortium
We are pleased to announce that Rick Hong, MD, FACEP, Head of the Division of Emergency Medical Services, Disaster Medicine and Transport Medicine at...

KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Family Festival
Residents of the Lanning Square and Cooper Plaza neighborhoods in Camden attended the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Family Festival at the site of the...

eHealth Connection

eHealth Connection

Our weekly newsletter keeps you up-to-date about health topics that are important to you including new treatment options, tips for healthy living, research findings, healthy recipes and more.


The Importance of Vitamin D
By Laura S. Picciano, DO Are you getting enough sunshine this summer? If not, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the “sunshine vi...

Leaves of Three
“Leaves of three- Let it be.” I am sure many have heard this rhyme. It refers to the infectious plants - Poison Ivy, Poison Oak or Poison Sumac. T...

A Head Start on Digestive Health
By Dr. Laura Picciano If you are 50 or older, please speak to your doctor about screening for colorectal cancer.  Most patients are asymptomatic in t...

Living Proof

Living Proof

Real people sharing their experiences. Each person featured has a story about how and why they chose Cooper as well as the impact the hospital has had on their life.


From Texas to New Jersey – One Couple Finds Leading Cancer Care
A diagnosis of cancer is always frightening. For Ted and Marianne Colanduno, it was double the anxiety. Within the span of three years, both husband a...

TAVR at Cooper: A minimally invasive way to heal the heart
William Pinto had been in and out of hospitals for over a year for various ailments that included pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs due to heart fai...

Melvin’s Story: The Smallest Grip, The Biggest Heart
Melvin was born at Cooper nine weeks premature, weighing only 2.9 pounds. He spent his first few weeks of life under the watchful eyes of the staff in...

Paying It Forward

The Catalyst: The Official Blog of the Cooper Foundation

Providing visitors with the latest developments around The Cooper Foundation, including news, updates, events and activities.


KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Family Festival Held in Camden
More than 1,200 residents of the Lanning Square and Cooper Plaza neighborhoods in Camden attended the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Family Festival at...

6ABC: Cooper University Hospital Offers Vets Same Day Service
Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on 6ABC on June 17, 2014. Cooper University Hospital Offers Vets Same Day Service By Lisa Thomas-L...

Cooper Introduces New Art and Music Therapy Programs
For children diagnosed with an illness or admitted to a hospital, the experience can be frightening and confusing. Often patients need an outlet to ex...

Healthy Heart

Cooper Heart Institute's Healthy Heart Blog

Cooper Heart Institute is a comprehensive adult cardiovascular program that provides advanced care for patients in the southern New Jersey region.


We Hear a Lot About Blood Thinners – What Are They?
Andrea M. Russo, MD, Director of the Cooper Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service at the Cooper Heart Institute If you watch news during the dinner...

Dental Health and Heart Health . . . Is There a Connection?
Did you know that there is a common household item that may play a part in preventing heart disease . . . the simple toothbrush. It makes sense that t...

Sleep Apnea: Why Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Really Does Matter
By: Fredric L Ginsberg, MD It is a well-documented public health problem that many Americans don’t get enough sleep. Lack of sleep has been linked t...

Bone and Joint

Bone and Joint Institute

As South Jersey's premier academic musculoskeletal center, the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute offers patients the full continuum of care.


Top 10 Myths About Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease in which there is a loss of bone mass and destruction of bone tissue. This process causes weakening of the bones. As a resul...

Rotator Cuff Tear: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments
Lawrence S. Miller, MD Director, Cooper Bone and Joint Institute Director, Sports Medicine Program The rotator cuff helps to lift and rotate the arm a...

Manual Physical Therapy
Albert Guarini PT, DPT, MTC Physical Therapist Manual therapy, or mobilization, is a type of hands-on physical therapy. The term “mobilization&#...

The Center for Dermatologic Surgery

The Center for Dermatologic Surgery

News and notes from Naomi Lawrence, MD, on the topics of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery.


Cooper First in Region to Offer Neotensil
Cooper is the first in the region to offer a new cosmetic solution for those baggy eyes. It has been described as Spanx® for the eyes! Neotensil is...

PREVENTION GUIDELINES
Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a c...

WHAT IS SKIN CANCER?
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet ra...

South Jersey Medical Report

South Jersey Medical Report

A resource for physicians for up-to-date news and information about medical and technological advances at Cooper.


Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Cooper: Growing Resources for a Growing Need
In response to regional demand, the Division of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery at Cooper is undergoing tremendous growth and tran...

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper: A Groundbreaking Partnership – A Game-Changing Cancer Center
Just days after finalizing their partnership, Cooper University Health Care and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center opened a new $100 mi...

The Cooper Movement Disorders Center – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care
At the Cooper Movement Disorders Center, our multidisciplinary team uses the latest treatments, technology, and research to help patients suffering fr...

Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds: Advancing Neurosurgery In Ethiopia

Sarah Woodrow, MD., reports from Ethiopia on the topic of advancing neurosurgery.


Home
I have now returned from Ethiopia, safe, sound and thoroughly exhausted.  Many thanks for following along my trip and all the well-wishes!  Happy ho...

Takeoff
I have been here more than 2 weeks now and since I first arrived I have wanted to get the new power dill up and working. I was determined to do it.

The Price of Progress
This being my fourth visit to Addis over 6 years I have seen many things change at the hospital.  And with each new development the cynical part of m...

Haiti Medical Mission

Mission to Haiti

Updates from our team of doctors, nurses and technicians deployed on a medical mission just days after a devastating earthquake left the country of Haiti in rubbles.


Helping Hands: A Medical Mission to Haiti (Video)
A team of 17 doctors, nurses and technicians from Cooper deployed on a medical mission just days after a devastating earthquake left the country of Ha...

Care of Haitians Continues by Cooper’s Own: Eric Farrell, M.D., On Location in Haiti
Last week, Cooper Orthopaedic surgeon Eric Farrell left on a two week mission to continue to provide much needed medical care to Haitians injured from...

In The News: A Local Reporter Sifts Through the Rubble, Team Returns from Haiti to a Hero’s Welcome and more
As our medical team returned from Haiti and the Dominican Republic earlier in the week  (view photos on courierpostonline.com), they shared their sto...