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  • Ask our physician

    I quit smoking about 10 years ago, but I am still worried that I might get lung cancer. Is there anything I can do about this? Should I still be worried?

  • New hope for congestive heart failure patients

    If you're one of the more than 5 million Americans who suffer from heart failure, you're probably keenly aware of the benefits a pacemaker can provide in improving your quality of life by properly synchronizing your heart’s rhythm and restoring blood flow. You also probably know about some of the complications associated with having a pacemaker, especially the periodic need to have additional surgery to reposition the two attached leads.

  • Deborah saves a VFW hero!

    Manahawkin resident Bob Jones has lived a full, rich, colorful life. And despite numerous setbacks over the years, nothing has dampened this 88-year-old’s spirits. Not when his destroyer was bombed and sank off the coast of Okinawa during World War II, or when he was listed as Missing in Action by the U.S. Navy, or even after having two aortic aneurysms burst just three months apart. Nothing can keep this former basketball player and Director of Admissions at Monmouth College down.

  • Struggling with your weight? We can help!

    Overweight? Diabetic? Have high blood pressure, sleep apnea or gall bladder disease or suffer from other health complications because of your weight? Deborah Heart and Lung Center now has a new tool to combat these prevalent problems: bariatric services. Obesity is a major cause of premature death as well as many other debilitating medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and degenerative joint disease.

  • Get the workout your heart needs Calculate your target heart rate

    You probably already know that being physically active is good for you. It can help protect you from heart disease, while being inactive greatly increases your risk of developing heart disease. A well-rounded exercise regimen includes:

  • New guidelines aim to combat heart disease and stroke

    In November 2013, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines for doctors to help them reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among their patients. The four guidelines shed new light on what doctors are watching for in areas that are important to heart health-risk assessments, obesity, cholesterol and lifestyle-and how you can do your part in keeping your heart healthy.

  • Deborah gave me my start in medicine

    Deborah Heart and Lung Center was always a part of the backdrop for Rory Shallis, growing up in Pemberton Township. As a major local business center, Deborah employed many people Rory knew and had also given lifesaving care to members of friends’ families. But, growing up, he never gave the hospital much thought.
    That changed when the 2006 Pemberton Township High School grad was in 11th grade.



  • PAD screening at Deborah Deborah will offer a peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Visit and click on the PAD link to see if you qualify. Read more...
  • Lose weight, gain heart health It’s never too late to improve your heart health. That’s the finding from a team of researchers who determined that losing weight—at any age—is good for the heart. Read more...
  • Do you have a ‘salt tooth’? Like a so-called sweet tooth’s penchant for sugary foods, scientists say that people with high blood pressure may tend to prefer saltier foods. The finding is concerning, given high blood pressure’s negative effects on the heart, which can lead to heart attacks. Read more...
  • Take steps toward exercise: Walk! There’s a form of exercise you’re probably already an expert in: Walking. While it’s often tough to find the time—or energy—to fit in a gym session, finding ways to add additional steps to your day is relatively easy. Not to mention, walking is free and can be done indoors or out. Here are some ideas to get started: Read more...
  • Blood pressure: Behind the numbers If you have high blood pressure, your particular type of increased heart risk may depend on which number in your reading is high. Read more...