Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Midland Park, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Midland Park, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
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.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
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 is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' 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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WALDWICK – Bryce Hamilton brushed off a bloody nose after what may have been his final game this year on Waldwick soil.It was no comparison to the damage done by his team's Wing-T offense over four bruising quarters.Hamilton scored two touchdowns and ripped off huge gains on the ground as third-seeded Waldwick/Midland Park sprinted past No. 6 Cresskill, 51-31, on Friday in the North 1, Group 1 quarterfinals. It's the most points scored by the Warriors in a playoff game and their highest output overall since...
WALDWICK – Bryce Hamilton brushed off a bloody nose after what may have been his final game this year on Waldwick soil.
It was no comparison to the damage done by his team's Wing-T offense over four bruising quarters.
Hamilton scored two touchdowns and ripped off huge gains on the ground as third-seeded Waldwick/Midland Park sprinted past No. 6 Cresskill, 51-31, on Friday in the North 1, Group 1 quarterfinals. It's the most points scored by the Warriors in a playoff game and their highest output overall since the second game of the 2015 season.
The Warriors may have an unconventional offense, but it was a simple mindset from coach Greg Gruzdis that allowed them to churn out a total of 503 yards of rushing: pound the rock until someone can stop it.
"We can share the ball," Gruzdis said. "Not one guy has to carry the load. That's one thing that we pride our offense on. Pick your poison."
No one was more venomous than Hamilton, who finished with 15 carries for 288 yards. The 5-foot-10 back routinely broke into the second level with the speed that convinced the Warriors coaching staff to move him from receiver this year.
Hamilton was one of five Warriors to score a touchdown along with Greg Gruzdis Jr., Sean Murray, Anthony Marco and Kevin Davidson. All bring a different element for the Warriors, who moved down to the smallest-school group this year for the first time as a co-op.
"I think I bring the speed," Hamilton said. "(Davidson) brings the power and Junior brings the attitude. He always works hard."
Waldwick/Midland Park (7-2) is heading back to the semifinal round for the third straight tournament for a matchup at Mountain Lakes. Whoever wins that game will host the championship against 4-seed Brearley or 8-seed Kinnelon, who toppled bracket favorite Park Ridge in a shootout on Friday night.
Neither opponent has any state tournament history with the Warriors, whose last appearance in the Group 1 playoffs came 32 years ago.
"Win and advance," Gruzdis Sr. said. "I tell the kids win by 1 or win by 30. It doesn't matter. We're moving on and we'll have to play better defense next week to keep moving on."
A defensive play right after the break turned the tide in a game controlled by the offense.
Cresskill crept within three points after Ryan Berkowitz hauled in a 61-yard touchdown pass with six seconds to go in the opening half.
But Davidson prevented the Cougars from getting any closer with an interception on the first drive of the third quarter.
"We watched a lot of film and they run that concept a lot," Davidson said. "It's just a hitch in the flat. I saw the hitch and it looked open so I went to it. I looked back and the ball was just right there for me. It went right in my chest and it was a good feeling."
Waldwick/Midland Park never looked back by scoring on five straight drives to end the game. Hamilton shed a tackler four plays after the pick to put the Warriors back up 23-13.
"We needed that," Gruzdis Sr. said. "We needed that energy. We needed a big stop. They were deflated from that play right before halftime."
?Cresskill stayed in striking distance with the connection between quarterback Robert Feulner (20-for-37, 309 yards, four total touchdowns) and Berkowitz (eight catches for 215 yards).
?Warriors quarterback Anthony Marco had more carries (six for 35 yards) than pass attempts (four).
?Gruzdis Jr. tallied 15 runs for 111 yards and two touchdowns, while Davidson finished with six for 41 yards.
"(Our Wing-T) is a nightmare for the other team to prepare for," Davidson said. "You're seeing all these different guys getting in."
By Bergen New Bridge Medical CenterLast UpdatedJuly 6, 2023 at 11:23 AMPARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center announced a new partnership with Mill Gardens, an Advanced Standing assisted living residence, located in Midland Park, New Jersey. This partnership provides access to a wide array of quality services offered by Bergen New Bridge and adds assisted living to the elder care offerings of the Medical Center, which prioritizes senior health, wellness, and uniq...
By Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
Last UpdatedJuly 6, 2023 at 11:23 AM
PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center announced a new partnership with Mill Gardens, an Advanced Standing assisted living residence, located in Midland Park, New Jersey. This partnership provides access to a wide array of quality services offered by Bergen New Bridge and adds assisted living to the elder care offerings of the Medical Center, which prioritizes senior health, wellness, and unique needs in their community health improvement plan.
“It is a privilege to be able to bring to the residents and staff of Mill Gardens what Bergen New Bridge offers to our communities,” said Deborah Visconi, President & CEO, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. “We want to enhance the options and offerings available here and as a large healthcare system, we are going to be able to bring new programs, activities, and services to Mill Gardens, furthering the tremendous vision and work of the Laganella family.”
“There is a bright future for assisted living, taking care of the safety and overall health and wellness of our residents with the help of our exceptional staff here at Mill Gardens,” said Nicholas Laganella, II, Founder, Mill Gardens. “We are excited about our new partner, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, which has done extraordinary things over the last few years and will enhance the lives of our residents.”
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Bergen New Bridge has been recognized for two years in a row as a Best Nursing Home by Newsweek. NJBIZ just acknowledged the Medical Center with a Healthcare Hero award for skilled nursing. The depth and breadth of the services the Medical Center offers will directly benefit Mill Gardens residents and staff.
For more than 20 years, Mill Gardens has provided high-quality services to its residents and has a proven reputation among assisted living communities. Mill Gardens offers residents apartments with a well-sized living area, kitchenette with appliances, ample cabinet space, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower, bench seating, safety features and extra storage. Outside of the apartments, the common areas and grounds provide plenty of indoor and outdoor space for recreation, live performances, educational discussions, and more.
At the announcement, a memorial plaque in memory of Anita Laganella, one of the founders of Mill Gardens was unveiled by several of her grandchildren. The memorial is the centerpiece of the Anita Laganella Memorial Garden at Mill Gardens.
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Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC), a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1,070-bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. The Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in NJ and the fourth largest, publicly owned hospital in the nation.
Bergen New Bridge, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, long-term care, 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography). It is a leading provider of COVID 19 testing, vaccinations, and therapeutics. The Medical Center also has satellite offices in Bergenfield, Englewood, and Paterson. Primary care and other health and wellness services are available at the hospital's CareRite Now centers located in select Inserra Supermarkets in Bergen County.
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GLEN ROCK − Alex Caserta began throwing the ball down the field in the second half and Waldwick/Midland Park broke open a scoreless season opener.The junior quarterback threw touchdown passes of 30 and 65 yards in the third quarter and the Warriors pulled away to a 26-0 victory Thursday night over Glen Rock in NJIC football.“Opener, we’re on the road, nerves, whatever, and we took care of what we had to do in the second half, cleaned up some stuff," Waldwick/Midland Park coach Greg Gruzdis ...
GLEN ROCK − Alex Caserta began throwing the ball down the field in the second half and Waldwick/Midland Park broke open a scoreless season opener.
The junior quarterback threw touchdown passes of 30 and 65 yards in the third quarter and the Warriors pulled away to a 26-0 victory Thursday night over Glen Rock in NJIC football.
“Opener, we’re on the road, nerves, whatever, and we took care of what we had to do in the second half, cleaned up some stuff," Waldwick/Midland Park coach Greg Gruzdis said.
Caserta threw a 30-yard TD pass to senior Charles Schierloh for a 6-0 lead, and it came one play after Waldwick/Midland Park gambled and turned a fake punt into a completion and first down.
Caserta tossed a 65-yard TD pass to junior Ryan Fleming to extend the lead to 19-0 at 3:01 of the third. It was the longest play of the game.
“It was an amazing ball from my quarterback, and I was just glad to be put in a position to where I could make a play for my team,” Fleming said.
Caserta scored on a 1-yard run for a 12-0 lead, and it came one play after his 43-yard completion to Fleming. Senior Bryce Hamilton closed the scoring on a 63-yard run in the fourth.
Waldwick/Midland Park's defense was excellent. In the second half, Hamilton had an end-zone interception, while Schierloh had a key tackle for no gain on a fourth-and-2 at the 7-yard line.
“Our defense is always great,” Hamilton said. “If we don’t shut them out in the first half, who knows the way the game goes. Defense wins championships.”
Waldwick/Midland Park is a run-first team, with Glen Rock stuffing that run in the first half, and Caserta showed the passing game can provide a dangerous alternative. The Warriors’ might have the balance to make a run in North Group 1.
“My line did great in the second half. They stepped it up,” Caserta said. “We were having trouble in the first half, but they had my back, and my receiver had my back, and we just made plays. We have a good connection.”
If teams are going to load up the box to stop the run, we’ve got to be able to throw, and that’s what broke it open for us,” Gruzdis said.
Waldwick/Midland Park’s decision to call for a fake punt on a fourth-and-5 from its 42-yard line on its first possession of the second half was a game-changer and set up the first score.
Hamilton, the punter, threw a 28-yard completion to sophomore Brian Rock for a first down at the 30-yard line, and Caserta’s 30-yard TD pass to Schierloh came one play later for the 6-0 lead at 9:07 of the third.
“It’s great to be able to make plays that turn the game around like that, and I’m glad that the coaches trust me to make them,” Hamilton said.
Waldwick/Midland Park had 290 of its 357 total yards in the second half. Caserta was 9-for-13 for 196 yards, two TDs and one interception.
Glen Rock had 201 yards, with junior quarterback Nick Atme’s scrambling keeping alive several drives.
“The defense was phenomenal,” Gruzdis said. “Going in, we knew they were going to run the ball with [Atme], so that was the game plan, stop [Atme]. And I think we really did a good job with that.”
“They’re a good team, and we made too many mistakes, but you tip your hat to a team like that,” Glen Rock coach Jim Kurz said. “They played hard, and we have a lot that we can learn from, though, and that’s a positive.”
3-minute readAn old home to some, the David Baldwin House in Midland Park is a monument to others.The red sandstone home near the Ridgewood border dates back roughly 185 years to a property owner and inventor who claimed he developed artificial silk and the telephone. Described in county records as eccentric, Baldwin had an electrical device that sent audible alerts when poachers fished at his pond and a telegraph device that ran from his mill-turned-laboratory to his home. The latter is what he evidently claim...
An old home to some, the David Baldwin House in Midland Park is a monument to others.
The red sandstone home near the Ridgewood border dates back roughly 185 years to a property owner and inventor who claimed he developed artificial silk and the telephone. Described in county records as eccentric, Baldwin had an electrical device that sent audible alerts when poachers fished at his pond and a telegraph device that ran from his mill-turned-laboratory to his home. The latter is what he evidently claimed helped him discover voice transmission by wire.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Baldwin's former home at 60 Lake Ave. was one of 35 historic Bergen County buildings photographed and recorded in 1942 to permit reconstruction in the event they were bombed during World War II. It is now slated for demolition, said members of the Bergen County Historical Society.
The house was one of about 200 early stone Bergen County homes documented and listed on the National Register of Historic Places about 40 years ago. All represent a style of construction seen only in this region, said Deborah Powell, a society member.
The homes are becoming increasingly rare, as many fall into disrepair and are demolished to make way for new construction. Another in Midland Park, the circa 1736 Van Vile House, was demolished in 2019. Only three others remain in Midland Park: the Lozier House and Van Riper Mill at Goffle Road and Paterson Avenue, the Myers-Masker House on Park Avenue and the Wortendyke-Demund House on Demund Lane.
"It's unfortunate," Powell said of the Baldwin House's pending destruction. "There's nothing that really says Bergen more than these homes."
Baldwin's red sandstone features Greek revival eaves but is typical of the Dutch-style construction seen in many of Bergen's oldest standing homes. The thick stone walls are representative of the settlers' origins in Western Europe and the harsh conditions they faced in the New World, Powell said.
Though one of dozens of preserved sandstone homes in Bergen County, the David Baldwin House is one of the finest examples, Powell said. The oldest part of the home dates to about 1740 and contains a mortar mix of mud and horsehair. The larger part dates to about 1820. Baldwin lived there from about 1840 until his death in 1898. The home stayed in his family until 1935, county records show.
Though some of his claims were shaky, Baldwin was without a doubt an investor. In 1875, he received a patent for a small motor driven by the weight of the operator on a plunger-like seat. Designed for sewing machines, it negated the use of a foot pedal or treadle but never made it to practical application.
After Hilaire de Chardonnet revealed his silk substitute based on nitrocellulose in 1899, Baldwin wrote to Scientific American several times saying that he had done the same by treating cellulose fibers with tannic acid to increase their strength. He more famously claimed to have independently invented the telephone in Midland Park, according to local lore. Among the items on offer during the executor's sale following his death were his team of bay horses, 20 gallons of vinegar and a telegraph apparatus, The Paterson Evening News reported.
His home evaded bulldozers once before. In the mid-1970s, a developer out of Palisades Park eyed the property for garden apartments. A tumultuous November 1975 zoning board meeting ended with officials denying the project a variance for the undersized, half-acre lot.
Robert J. Miller, a retired contractor from Wyckoff, stepped in. He bought the house and led a four-year renovation. The seemingly well-preserved home was last purchased by an LLC in November 2022 for $575,000. Society members said neighbors had received notice of a September demolition.
This time, no proposal for the future of the site has gone before the town's land use board. Dense redevelopment is nonetheless possible. The property next door, a 0.42-acre lot at 72 Lake Ave., is expected to get five townhouses in a pending redevelopment project, local records show. Midland Park has no active Historic Preservation Commission to designate, regulate and protect historic sites, such as the David Baldwin House. Society members said the municipal commissions are effectively all that stands between Bergen County's old stone homes and the wrecking ball.
MIDLAND PARK – It was a milestone that showed patience, perseverance and sportsmanship.And it puts Midland Park girls soccer coach Jeff Yearing in elite company.Yearing earned his 500th career win on Tuesday when the Panthers soared past Paterson Charter, 7-0, on home soil. The victory came about three miles from Ridgewood High School, where his soccer odyssey started as a goalie and longtime coach.Yearing, 74, is now in his fourth season with the Panthers and continues to battle an uncurable case of...
MIDLAND PARK – It was a milestone that showed patience, perseverance and sportsmanship.
And it puts Midland Park girls soccer coach Jeff Yearing in elite company.
Yearing earned his 500th career win on Tuesday when the Panthers soared past Paterson Charter, 7-0, on home soil. The victory came about three miles from Ridgewood High School, where his soccer odyssey started as a goalie and longtime coach.
Yearing, 74, is now in his fourth season with the Panthers and continues to battle an uncurable case of multiple myeloma. While there is some neuropathy in his legs, Yearing still lifts weights three times a week in the makeshift gym at his Warwick home. His wit is sharp and his soccer appetite hasn't dulled.
"These last four years have been great for me," Yearing said. "Just from the standpoint of my mental health and outlook on life. I live one day at a time. That's the way I have to look at my life and I do. But one of the greatest joys I have is coming down here with these young ladies and doing something I love."
The love was reciprocated by the Panthers, who signed a team photo after the game and unfurled a banner near midfield. The match was called five minutes into the second half due to a conference mercy rule.
Yearing agreed to play 10-on-10 after being notified hours before the game that Paterson Charter could not field a full lineup.
"He's a consummate professional," Midland Park athletic director Pat Clark said. "He's someone who comes in with a very clearly defined practice plan with what they are going to do and what they are going to work on. And very even-keeled."
Yearing is only the second girls soccer coach in Bergen County history to reach the milestone. Former Ramapo coach Paul Heenehan leads the county and the state, with 747 wins.
In some ways, the record book is symbolic. The two men who stand on top would often stand feet apart as division rivals in the Big North Freedom.
"He was extremely prepared," Heenehan said. "Very current with systems of play and defensive organization. (Ridgewood) was always a much improved team by the end of the season."
Yearing built a legendary career at Ridgewood, winning 15 league titles, four sectional titles and two county championships over 31 seasons. But it looked like that career was all but over when Yearing resigned after the 2017 season. He had to deal with a serious medical battle from cancer to a collapsed lung to atrial fibrillation.
"For three years I was in full remission and then I had a relapse," Yearing said. "So I've been on an oral chemo now monthly for three years. My doctors just say keep doing what you're doing. It's going great."
Yearing laughs that he needed to have a long conversation with his wife, Barbara, before getting back into coaching. He eased his way in as an assistant at Indian Hills and the experience gave him the confidence to go for more.
"I'm never pleased with what I do," Yearing said. "I'm always a perfectionist. I think a good coach is never satisfied with the learning process. I'm always looking to learn from anybody."
Still, the program he stepped into at Midland Park was much different than the one he nurtured for more than three decades. He went from a place that routinely had 80 to 90 players to a one that's often in the teens.
While some could see it as a humbling transition, Yearing said he is fortunate to get the position at the Group 1 school. He describes last year as one of the best experiences of his career, even though it culminated with one win in 19 games.
"I'm trying to create that atmosphere now and these kids are starting to believe in themselves a little bit," Yearing said. "That's good. It's all part of the process. If I'm the package that can deliver that, then I'm happy to do that as an educator."
This year, the Panthers are young – only three of their 16 players are upperclassmen – but the wins have come more plentiful. Tuesday was the third straight victory for Midland Park (5-6) and the outcome was never in doubt.
The Panthers put four shots in the back of the net in the first 15 minutes with goals from Alexa Hermanns, Samantha Weston, Samantha Tuozzo and Valentina Vitetta. Tuozzo, whose mom played for Yearing at Ridgewood, buried another goal late in the half.
Yearing pauses during a post-game interview while his players pass by on the way off the field. The perfectionist is ready for the next lesson.
"We'll see you tomorrow," Yearing said. "Same time. Same station."