The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Netcong, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Netcong, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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Denville Post 2519 was one of a dozen New Jersey Veterans of Foreign Wars posts suspended this month for administrative and other infractions by the state VFW office.Denville and Woodbridge Post 4410 quickly resolved their largely administrative issues and are no longer under suspension, VFW state Adjudent Ken Hagemann said Wednesday. But 10 others remain shuttered and under state control with their futures in limbo.Other posts still under suspension include 2347 in Netcong, 5082 in Lodi, 7923 in East Orange, 747...
Denville Post 2519 was one of a dozen New Jersey Veterans of Foreign Wars posts suspended this month for administrative and other infractions by the state VFW office.
Denville and Woodbridge Post 4410 quickly resolved their largely administrative issues and are no longer under suspension, VFW state Adjudent Ken Hagemann said Wednesday. But 10 others remain shuttered and under state control with their futures in limbo.
Other posts still under suspension include 2347 in Netcong, 5082 in Lodi, 7923 in East Orange, 7474 in Plainfield, 506 in Warren, 7365 in Stratford, 6761 in Matawan, 9468 in Old Bridge 8352 in Toms River and 6594 in Pleasantville.
"There's nothing punitive about this," Hagemann said. "A lot of these posts that were suspended, we knew were in trouble. They were in trouble before COVID. Most of them don't have a building. A lot of them have a dozen or less people in the post. They have no money."
Post 9112 at the Vineland Veteran's Home also was placed under suspension but in that case, the state office is helping the elderly members there to resolve the filing of their election report. An earlier suspension continues for Post 2648 in North Bergen.
Martin Bischoff, commander of Netcong Post 2347, said his post is "in bad shape" and the suspension "just about does it for us."
"We're a small post. We're the oldest post in Morris County," Bischoff said. "It's a small building and between some structural issues we have to fix and a lawsuit with a local business, it's just a terrible situation."
Bischoff said Netcong is down to about 62 members, but many are older veterans, some of whom live in Florida and rarely participate.
"I'm one of the younger guys, and I'm 60, which [the state] beats us up about," he said. "It's hard right now attracting new members."
He wishes the state officials took a more proactive approach to help all the posts resolve their issues.
"If you were in a club, and somebody needed help, what would you do?" Bischoff asked.
Hagemann said the VFW has noticed a general trend in which many posts are growing while membership declines are highest at the posts with canteens serving alcohol.
"The VFW as a whole, our state has grown every year," he said. "We have a lot of posts that are growing. They are doing more programs that are more attractive to veterans. Our posts that are failing are the ones with bars."
Letters to suspended posts with canteens like Netcong included the order "The canteen is closed until further notice. The ABC and municipal clerk have been notified of the suspension."
"Once the state closed our canteen, we have no income," Bischoff said. "We're just stuck. We're really close to shuttering and that's a shame."
Some of the suspensions were for what Hagemann termed "fiduciary issues." Others were suspended for failure to file an election report.
Hagemann said the suspensions, enacted by new state Commander Jay Boxwell, are "more of an administrative thing where we can try and consolidate them with another post or, unfortunately, revoke the charter of a handful of them."
"We take the fiduciary responsibility of our post officers very seriously and if they don't want to do it, then well suspend the post, so we can tell our donors that your money is being properly introduced," Hagemann said.
Assemblyman Brian Bergen, a West Point graduate who has commanded the Denville post for the last three years, said the issues resulting the suspension there were easily resolved and the post is operating in good order with about 110 members.
One "fiduciary issue" for his post was failure to pay a $50 state convention delegate fee.
"The small clerical oversights which caused the temporary suspension of our post by the Department are not indicators of the health of VFW Post 2519," he said. "The issues were rectified in 24 hours and the suspension was immediately lifted. Our post remains financially strong and is an active community partner. I am proud of the great work we do for Veterans and the community and I am proud to lead this fine team."
ROXBURY, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University announced that many Roxbury area students made the Spring 2022 Honors and Dean's Lists at its Florham Campus in Madison and its Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck.Making the Honors List at the Florham Campus:Ashley Clawson of WhartonDaniel Pisacreta of SuccasunnaGiovanni Nieves of SuccasunnaSalvatore Amico of NetcongJacob Kohner of SuccasunnaAlexia Arseniu of LedgewoodToriana Lewis of LandingKenneth Atehortua of Netcong...
ROXBURY, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University announced that many Roxbury area students made the Spring 2022 Honors and Dean's Lists at its Florham Campus in Madison and its Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck.
Making the Honors List at the Florham Campus:
Ashley Clawson of Wharton
Daniel Pisacreta of Succasunna
Giovanni Nieves of Succasunna
Salvatore Amico of Netcong
Jacob Kohner of Succasunna
Alexia Arseniu of Ledgewood
Toriana Lewis of Landing
Kenneth Atehortua of Netcong
Emily Guderian of Mt. Arlington
Making the Honors List at the Metropolitan Campus:
Lexi Merring of Succasunna
Sandra Sanchez of Wharton
Jorge Ovalle Villa of Wharton
Keesha Verdetto of Wharton
To qualify for the Honors List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).
Making the Dean's List at the Florham Campus:
Patrick Wickenheisser of Wharton
Sabrina Fernicola of Wharton
Brian Nichols of Flanders
Rhiannon Van Orden of Landing
Sofia Fuentes of Wharton
Karen Follmer of Kenvil
Elizabeth Doyle of Succasunna
Ethan Pijaca of Ledgewood
To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).
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TRENTON – Five of the nine towns in New Jersey that added the most residents between the 2020 Census and mid-2021 are in Ocean County, and another three are also in South Jersey, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.The Census Bureau makes annual estimates of the population of each city and town, representing their estimated count as of July 1 of each year. These aren’t actual head counts but estimates based on the number of new housing units and other trends.Here are the top 25 municipalities in terms of the number ...
TRENTON – Five of the nine towns in New Jersey that added the most residents between the 2020 Census and mid-2021 are in Ocean County, and another three are also in South Jersey, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau makes annual estimates of the population of each city and town, representing their estimated count as of July 1 of each year. These aren’t actual head counts but estimates based on the number of new housing units and other trends.
Here are the top 25 municipalities in terms of the number of residents gained in the 15 months after April 1, 2020 – technically the top 26, as the list begins with a tie. [RELATED: Residents are leaving these NJ towns in droves]
25 (tie). Barnegat, Ocean County: Up 420 residents to 24,706
25 (tie). Bogota, Bergen County: Up 420 residents to 9,194
24. Raritan Township, Hunterdon County: Up 430 residents to 23,855
23. Teaneck, Bergen County: Up 446 residents to 41,678
22. Old Bridge, Middlesex County: Up 449 residents to 67,284
21. Wyckoff, Bergen County: Up 458 residents to 17,037
20. Cedar Grove, Essex County: Up 476 residents to 13,430
19. Woolwich, Gloucester County: Up 481 residents to 13,192
18. Rockaway Township, Morris County: Up 527 residents to 25,869
17. Manchester, Ocean County: Up 539 residents to 45,649
16. Park Ridge, Bergen County: Up 549 residents to 9,434
15. Florham Park, Morris County: Up 550 residents to 13,149
14. Berkeley, Ocean County: Up 586 residents to 44,348
13. Hamilton, Atlantic County: Up 590 residents to 28,080
12. Lacey, Ocean County: Up 623 residents to 29,273
11. Lopatcong, Warren County: Up 627 residents to 9,412
Up 722 residents to 32,383
Up 876 residents to 29,948
Up 950 residents to 75,474
Up 1,006 residents to 45,606
Up 1,067 residents to 59,614
Up 1,160 residents to 47,952
Up 1,256 residents to 9,096
Up 1,299 residents to 74,903
Up 1,851 residents to 97,304
Up 2,911 residents to 138,070
Finally, looked at another way, here is the countdown of the top 10 municipalities in terms of percentage gain from April 2020 to June 2021:
10. Cedar Grove, Essex County: Up 3.7% to 13,430
9. Woolwich, Gloucester County: Up 3.8% to 13,192
8. Florham Park, Morris County: Up 4.4% to 13,149
7. Harrington Park, Bergen County: Up 4.7% to 4,963
6. Bogota, Bergen County: Up 4.8% to 9,194
5. Park Ridge, Bergen County: Up 6.2% to 9,434
4. Lawnside, Camden County: Up 6.3% to 3,139
3. Lopatcong, Warren County: Up 7.1% to 9,412
2. Netcong, Morris County: Up 8.5% to 3,658
1. Raritan borough, Somerset County: Up 16% to 9,096
A countdown of the 20 most populous municipalities in New Jersey, as measured by the 2020 Census.
Gallery Credit: Michael Symons
Union City … The 68,589 residents of Union City are the most in the city’s history, though the total has only slightly grown since 2000. But at just 1.29 square miles, there isn’t much room to grow for one of the nation’s most densely populated municipalities.
East Orange … The population of East Orange rose by more than 5,300 people to 69,612. The city’s population had fallen in five of the prior six decades, and the increase is its largest since the 1940s.
Bayonne … Bayonne added nearly 8,700 residents in the 2010s, and its 13.7% growth rate was its highest since the 1920s. The 71,686 population is the city’s highest since 1970 and pushed it past Union City as Hudson County’s second-largest municipality.
Camden … The population slide continues in Camden, which has shrunk from a peak of nearly 125,000 residents in 1950 to 71,791 in 2020. The decline of more than 5,500 residents in 10 years was the largest in the state, a drop of 7%.
Brick … After explosive growth in the second half of the 20th century, when its population went from 4,319 in 1950 to 76,119 in 2000, Brick’s population drifted down for the second straight decade. It’s now at 73,620, down about 2% since 2010.
Cherry Hill … The 5% increase that added about 3,500 people to Cherry Hill’s population was the township’s fastest growth since the 1970s – and topped its combined growth from 1980 to 2010. It is now Camden County’s largest municipality, surpassing Camden, with 74,553 residents.
Clifton … Clifton has been growing at a similar pace for the past three decades – adding nearly 7,000 residents in the 1990s, 5,500 residents in the 2000s and now nearly 6,200 in the 2010s. Its population is now 90,296.
Trenton … The capital city ended a streak of six consecutive decades of population losses by adding almost 6,000 residents in the 2010s, a gain of 7% that brought its count to 90,871. Trenton last had that many residents in the 1980s – but the city remains far below its 1950 peak of 128,000.
Hamilton … It was another decade of moderate growth for Hamilton Township in Mercer County – up a bit over 4%, about 3,800 people, to 92,297.
Woodbridge … Woodbridge Township added more than 4,000 residents in the decade, pushing its population to 103,639. It has been steadily growing for the last 40 years – up 3.3% in the 1980s, 4.4% in the 1990s, 2.5% in the 2000s and 4.1% in the 2010s.
Lakewood … The meteoric growth in Lakewood continues in the 2010s, when the population increased more than 45% to 135,158. The 10-year gain of 42,315 is almost as large as the township’s entire population in 1990, just 30 years earlier. Its 45.6% growth rate in the decade was highest in the state – if you exclude two golf course/country clubs in Camden County that are their own municipalities: Tavistock, where the population went from 5 to 9, and Pine Valley, where it went from 12 to 21.
Paterson … The population of Paterson grew by about 13,500 people, an increase of 9.3% that was the city’s fastest since the 1910 Census. The total population of 159,732 is its highest on record.
Jersey City … Jersey City came up short in its drive to become New Jersey’s largest city, but the 44,852 residents added since 2010 was the most in the state. The population of 292,449 is its most since 1950, and its 18% growth last decade was its most since the 1900s.
Newark … New Jersey’s largest city grew at its fastest rate in a century, up 12.4%, a gain of 34,409 residents. Newark’s population of 311,549 is its most since the 1980s – but still a far cry from its 1930 peak of more than 442,000, after which it lost population six decades out of the next seven.
New Jersey's least populated municipalities, according to the 2020 Census. This list excludes Pine Valley, which would have been the third-smallest with 21 residents but voted to merge into Pine Hill at the start of 2022.
Gallery Credit: Michael Symons
New York City brags plenty about its pizza. Upstate New York? Not so much.But one New Jersey pizzeria is emulating an off-the-wall style of pizza that hails from Oneonta, a college town in the heart of New York state.And it’s cold cheese pizza.The unlikely style reportedly started at ...
New York City brags plenty about its pizza. Upstate New York? Not so much.
But one New Jersey pizzeria is emulating an off-the-wall style of pizza that hails from Oneonta, a college town in the heart of New York state.
And it’s cold cheese pizza.
The unlikely style reportedly started at Tino’s Pizza and Restaurant in Oneonta. The story goes that a regular slice of pizza was too hot for a customer to eat, and he asked them to throw some cold shredded mozzarella cheese on top to cool it down. A cold, cheesy star was born, and it is now a late-night drunk-food staple in the town.
Now, Carmine’s Pizza, a small pizzeria in Netcong, is serving the slice as a special — part of an event with food blog Foodigenous.com. Or at least they were on Thursday; it’s not technically on the menu anymore, they will still throw a handful of cold shredded mozzarella on a hot plain slice if you ask.
I was obviously skeptical of the cold cheese creation. First of all, New Jersey already makes better pizza than New York City — we definitely make better pizza than New York State. And I have had my share of cold cheese pizzas. They’re called leftovers!
But who doesn’t like shredded cheese? No one makes a pizza at home without snagging a handful of mutz to snack on as they put cheese on the pie. Extra cheese on a pizza is almost always a good thing. Maybe it could work cold!
So I made the trip across I-80 with an open mind and mouth. I got my two cold cheese slices and immediately thought one word. Lunchables. It looked like an oversized Lunchables pizza! I’m sorry, but after years of looking at glorious melted cheese atop a picturesque piece of pizza, there’s something jarring about seeing a cold mound of unmelted cheese on a slice. It looks like someone finger-painted over a pizza Picasso.
But after one bite I was sold. The combination of cold cheese and hot pizza made for a bizarre but definitely enjoyable bite. The cold cheese got a little melty, creating a tiny but glorious cheese pull, and added a touch of extra saltiness and chewiness to the top of the slice. And the cold cheese trick does work, I was able to eat a hot, fresh out the oven slice as quickly as I wanted to. That was pretty quick, because it was damn tasty.
I’m not saying I’m rushing up to Oneonta to try Tino’s take on the cold cheese slice. I still think the saving grace of my experience was that this was a New Jersey pizza, with a New York State topping.
But I definitely learned a lesson: Don’t judge a pizza by it’s cheesy cover.
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(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, will present an in-person this summer for camp July 11 through August 12 at The Palace Theatre in Netcong. Summer Arts Camp is a week-long theatre experience filled with creative games, drama, stagecraft, music, and dance. The program is designed for children who will be attend...
(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, will present an in-person this summer for camp July 11 through August 12 at The Palace Theatre in Netcong. Summer Arts Camp is a week-long theatre experience filled with creative games, drama, stagecraft, music, and dance. The program is designed for children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2022 through students who have completed eighth grade in June of 2022.
It has been a year full of challenges for all of us, but The Growing Stage remains committed to providing quality arts education for our community.
Executive Director, Stephen L. Fredericks states, “We’re thrilled to be able to bring back our in-person Summer Arts Camp at the Palace. This program has been an integral part of our ongoing work in arts education since we started forty years ago. We look forward to welcoming the joy of our students in a safe, healthy environment and to have the chance to fill our theatre once again this summer with singing voices, dancing feet and the laughter found in making new friends.”
2022 Camp highlights include: 5 weeks of In-person camp will begin on July 11. Daily classes in drama, dance, music and stagecraft. Each week culminates in a Friday evening camp performance for families to attend. A safe and healthy environment for your child.
Each of the sessions have a specific theme and concludes with a Friday evening performance at 7:00pm. Families will be able to attend the event and a recording link will be provided as well for families to watch after the performance.
Camp is under the direction of Lori Lawrence, Director of Educational Programming at The Growing Stage. The staff consists of carefully selected, trained professionals in the fields of theater, dance, music, and/or education. Their counselors are high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in education, theater, or the fine arts.
The Growing Stage’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals.
The Historic Palace Theatre is located at 7 Ledgewood Avenue in Netcong, New Jersey.