Women's Health

The incidence of colon cancer occurring at earlier ages is on the rise, even appearing in adults as young as 30 years old. That’s why the most important thing you can do for Colon Cancer Awareness Month is to know the signs and monitor yourself often. Symptoms include rectal bleeding, changes in stool consistency that lasts longer than four weeks, persistent abdominal discomfort and a feeling that your bowel is not completely emptying. Several screening tests are available, so talk to your doctor about what may be best based on your family history. Read more >

Women's Health Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Yoga for Every Body
Yoga may help heal common physical ailments and improve energy, concentration and emotional well-being. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend.
Fee: $90 for eight weeks; $15 per class
Mondays, March 5 through April 23; 6:30 to 7:50pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.

Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, March 28; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.

Better Breathers Club
Learn techniques to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing-related issues better.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 11:30am to 1:15pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8373.

Cancer Support Group
This group is for those living with or affected by cancer.
Fourth Thursday of every month; 3:00 to 4:00pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8620.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Breast cancer patients can receive mutual education and support.
Second Tuesday of every month; 6:00 to 7:30pm
(February 10 meeting will be 1:30 to 2:30pm)
Sparta Health & Wellness, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
Sponsors: Newton Medical Center, American Cancer Society and Sparta Cancer Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-227-2345.

Basic Life Support and First Aid
See a list of available classes and register online >


Behavioral Health Psychotherapy Groups
See a list of available classes and register online >

• Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy
• Co-occurring Substance Abuse
• Coping With Anxiety
• Depression
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens
• Dialectical Behavior Skills Group
• Living with Chronic Illness
• Mindfulness Group
• Trauma Informed Peer Support Group
• Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Group
• Wellness and Recovery Group
• Women’s Depression and Anxiety Group

Mammograms Save Lives
The Newton Medical Center Foundation funds this program to provide mammograms for eligible women who do not have insurance coverage or are not eligible for a mammogram through other screening programs. To find out if you qualify or for more information, please call 973-579-8622.

Women's Health Articles

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Older women who carry some extra body fat may face a heightened risk of breast cancer -- even if their weight is normal, a new study finds.

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Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended for women with no signs or symptoms of the disease, newly released guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force say.

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Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults has depression, and the rate is almost twice as high for women as men, health officials say.

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It's often said breast-feeding is best for babies, but new research suggests it also might have a significant long-term benefit for moms -- preventing type 2 diabetes.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug aimed at treating metastatic breast cancers linked to the BRCA gene mutation.

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Women who pull the night shift regularly might be at greater risk for a number of cancers, new research suggests.

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