Heart Attack Symptoms Men vs Women

Do you know the #warningsigns of a #heartattack? Did you know they differ for men and women? Knowing the signs can not only save your life, it could minimize #heartdamage. Check out #CHOPHealth‘s latest #KnowledgeIsPower video. #njstrong #health #hearthealth #healthyheart#heart

Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Colon Cancer

Did you know that #colorectalcancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S after #skincancer? You can play a key role when reducing your risk. #SalernoMedicalAssociates‘  #DrAlexanderSalerno has important steps you can take in his latest #KnowledgeIsPower video. #cancer

How to Have a Healthy Heart

Did you know that #hearthealth is directly tied to your #waistline and what’s on your plate? #SalernoMedicalAssociate‘s #DrAlexanderSalerno shares quick and easy tips to help prevent serious #heart problems in our latest #KnowledgeIsPower video! Watch it now & then share!

Breast Cancer Screenings

I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno. Did you know that breast cancer, after skin cancer, is the second leading cancer in American women today? Regular check-ups and screenings play a major role in early detection and treatment. But recent, new, conflicting guidelines from various national organizations has led to confusion for many women. So, let’s break it […]

Alzheimer’s Disease

Hi, I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno and today we’re gonna have a conversation about Alzheimer’s Disease. This is a topic very near and dear to me because my grandmother lived and died with Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a disorder that affects the memory and the brain; things like higher reasoning, learning, remembering gradually become destroyed […]

Breast Cancer Risks

Hi I’m Dr. Alexander Salerno and today we’re going to have a conversation about breast cancer, the second most common occurring cancer in the U.S. So it’s really important that you know your risk factors some risk factors that cannot be changed or altered include gender, age and family history, Other factors include dense breasts, […]

Hepatitis C Prevention and Treatment

Did you know that the Center of Disease Control reports that as many as five million Americans today are infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Hep C is caused by a virus which ultimately infects the liver. In due time, Hep C can result in liver failure, otherwise termed cirrhosis, and in some instances may […]

End of Life Care and HealthCare Proxy

Hi, my name is Dr. Alexander Salerno and I’m going to talk to you today about end of life and health care proxy. What is the healthcare proxy you ask? That’s a person that you designate to make healthcare decisions when or if the time comes that you can’t. These decisions can include whether or […]

CHOP Tackles Tough Topic of End of Life Care. Are You Prepared?

Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander Salerno tackles the tough topic of end of lifecare and # healthcare proxy in latest Knowledge Is Power video.

The Cost of Alcoholism

KnowledgeIsPower: The Cost of Alcoholism. Salerno Medical Associates’ Dr Alexander Salerno talks about the cost of this common addiction. “It’s a disease just like diabetes or hypertension. There is no shame. The only shame is in not getting help.” *Please like and share this important message.

Men and Heart Disease

Dr Alexander Salerno talks about the cost of this common addiction. “It’s a disease just like diabetes or hypertension. There is no shame. The only shame is in not getting help.”

Social Drinking vs Alcoholism

Check out Dr Alexander Salerno’s latest video: #SocialDrinking vs #Alcoholism. It’s important to know the difference and the warning signs. #KnowledgeIsPower

Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in this country. One-in-three African-American women die from heart disease versus one-in-thirty-three African-American women die from breast cancer.

Pneumonia Vaccine

The pneumonia vaccine, I like to consider this the Rodney Dangerfield of vaccines, cause it gets no respect. The pneumonia vaccine is a simple injection. One shot protects you for five years from what some statistics show at the 9th leading cause of death and hospitalizations.

Hospice Care: Fact Vs Fiction

One should consider hospice, and have a discussion with hospice, when you have a loved one that is frequently visiting emergency rooms and hospitals for the same chronic condition. Conditions like terminal cancer, terminal congestive heart failure and advanced Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dizziness & Elderly‬

One of the top, most common complaints I see in the geriatric elderly population, in my office, is the complained of dizziness. So as a senior you should mention dizziness because dizziness results in fear of falling.

Anxiety & Panic Disorder

Anxiety disorder and panic disorder, they’re medical conditions. In the old days it was considered taboo, and a sign of weakness, but really it’s a medical condition no different than asthma or hypertension or heart disease.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity. It’s a major epidemic in our country today. It’s having devastating effects on social, physical, psychological and economical outcomes, not just today but for the future as well.

Whooping Cough

whooping cough is a condition in which patients typically complain about chronic nagging cough. It’s a rather benign condition, it’s a very easily treated condition, but it’s an extremely infectious and contagious condition.

FluVaccine: Fact and Fiction

flu vaccine, it’s typically given once a year, cause each year we have different strains of the flu. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. We typically like to give it to the elderly, as well as to those under the age of five, but also those that have certain conditions like diabetes, dialysis patients, cancer patient’s and HIV patients, because they are at higher risk.

SleepApnea: Causes and Treatment

Patients with sleep apnea, it’s the old saying, quality versus quantity. They do not get the quality sleep because they don’t get enough oxygen.

Clinical Depression

The first phase is mania, which oftentimes, patients actually love because they’re extremely productive, they have high energy, they’re accomplishing many things. Unfortunately, the other part of bipolar depression is the depression part and that’s the real challenge, because these patients, during that phase, have no energy, no motivation, can’t get out of bed, no productivity, no social interaction. It’s just a complete polar opposite.

Bipolar Disorder

Anxiety disorder and panic disorder, they’re medical conditions. In the old days it was considered taboo, and a sign of weakness, but really it’s a medical condition no different than asthma or hypertension or heart disease.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder is exactly what the word sounds like. Seasonal changes affect our mood. So when we go from summer to winter, with the change in the time and change in the weather, it certainly has an direct impact on our mood, on our energy and our overall well-being.

Learn about CHOP! Find out what we can do for you!

CHOP stands for Community Healthcare Outreach Program, a program that can provide fully integrated primary care for your behavioral health facility. CHOP is an evolution of the ground breaking work of the late Dr. Alfonse Salerno, founding member of the second generation, family-run Salerno Medical Associates in East Orange, New Jersey. Originally called SHOP (Senior […]