“Turn the Tide Summit” Held at Cooper

Cooper University Health Care was proud to host The American Pain Association’s “Turn the Tide Summit” to address the challenges and strategies surrounding America’s opioid epidemic. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was the keynote speaker at the summit which was attended by medical professionals, elected officials, and former athletes among others.

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Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program Celebrates the Holidays

On Thursday, December 7, the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program celebrated the holidays with an Open House for all MD Anderson Cooper patients.  Many thanks to Houlihan’s of Cherry Hill, NJ, for providing the delicious appetizers that were served as attendees enjoyed music, companionship, and lots of good cheer.


Becoming a cancer survivor starts the moment a patient is diagnosed, and at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper we realize that physical healing is only part of our mission. Read more.

ACL Injuries: A New Solution to an Old Problem?

With reports of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’ season-ending ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear, there is renewed focus on this type of sports injury. Unfortunately, this type of injury is common in athletes and non-athletes alike.

First, it is important to understand what the ACL is and how it functions. The ACL is a band of tissue within the knee joint that functions to stabilize the knee during certain activities. Read more.

HO! HO! HO! Santa Claus Has a New Sleigh – Makes Pre-Holiday Visit to Cooper

While the reindeer rest up for their big night on Christmas Eve, the flight crew of Cooper 1, Cooper University Health Care’s air medical transport helicopter, gave Santa a lift as he made a pre-Christmas visit to the hospital.  For the past five years, Santa has completed a pre-holiday test run to visit children hospitalized at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Read more.

College Student Donates “Pennies for Preemies” at Cooper

Melvin Sheppard and his parents are welcomed by Cooper representatives and members of the NICU staff at his annual donation.

Melvin Sheppard, 20, of Moorestown, NJ,  visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Health Care to donate the proceeds of his annual penny collection. Melvin started the tradition 12 years ago as a token of thanks for the medical care he received as a premature infant at Cooper. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Earns Star Performer Recognition Leading the Way in Post-Fracture Patient Care

Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that it has received 2018 Star Performer recognition from the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program. Cooper is one of approximately 230 health care institutions nationwide that have joined Own the Bone and taken initiatives to ensure their osteoporotic fracture patients receive the highest level of treatment and care.

Cancer Screen Week: Cancer Screenings Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, when they are most likely to be treated successfully. In the last year, approximately 600,000 people were expected to die from cancer, yet many of those lives could have been saved through earlier detection.

We want to make sure you stay on top of your health and know what screening tests are right for you and your loved ones. Read more.

Cooper Community Health Visits Westmont Fire Company As Part Of “Helping Our Heroes” Program

Dr. Dan Hyman and the Community Health team with the first responders who participated in the Helping Our Heroes Program.

While children are nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads, the Westmont Fire Company in Haddon Township has been busy with holiday decorating and festivities! So to help ensure our local heroes still get the care they need this season, Cooper’s Community Health team came out for a visit. Read more.

Listen Now: “Essentials for Supporting a Child with Dyslexia”

Dr. Richard Selznick, Director of the Cooper Learning Center in the Department of Pediatrics, was the keynote speaker at a dyslexia conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in October, 2017.  One of his talks, “Essentials for Supporting a Child with Dyslexia,” is featured as a re-broadcast from the Online Dyslexia Summit.

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Since 1995, the Cooper Learning Center has helped thousands of children learn to read–and changed their lives. Read more.