Cancer CarePediatrics

An Award for a Pediatric Oncology Hero

There was a big hero at this year’s Little Heroes Prom, hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for kids...

Meet Lee

Cancer CareParentingPediatrics

Tiny Fighter

Vanessa and Brian are typical first-time parents. They adore their 3-year-old daughter, Adeline (Addie for short), and take much pride...

Meet Addie


Diagnosis at Last: Takayasu’s Arteritis

As a child growing up in the Dominican Republic, Nathalie Duran, now 20, regularly suffered from joint pain, muscle aches,...

Meet Nathalie

Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer: Eye on the Horizon

The blessing of longevity winds thickly through Mark Saczawa’s family tree. His 94-year-old mother is still here, and many other...

Meet Mark S.

Singing While He Works

A transportation aide at Hackensack University Medical Center since 2012, Karlhey Frederic’s velvety tones warm the hearts and lift the...

Meet Karlhey

Organ Transplantation

Chain Reaction

For many Americans, 2008 was a turbulent year. The housing market was in freefall. The global economy was sliding into...

Meet Bibi, Jung, Jin and Susan

Cancer Care

Staging a Return to Health

Jersey City actor returns to work after beating melanoma. For decades, Charlie McCarty had a small mole on his chest...

Meet Charlie

Behavioral Health

Mental Illness Does Not Define Me

By Larry Ginsberg For Hackensack resident Josh Binn, there was a feeling that eluded him for many years—a feeling that...

Meet Josh

Cancer CareParentingPediatrics

Living the Life of Her Dreams

Nine years after being treated for a liver tumor, Emanuela is a happy, healthy fifth-grader and author of her own...

Meet Emanuela


Better Together

A married couple reclaimed their lives through weight-loss surgery. Like many married couples, Len and Vinnie DiPiazza have shared a...

Meet Len and Vinnie