Pre-Teen and Teen Health

Castle Connolly MedicalDogs and humans have been companions for centuries, but we’ve only just recently begun to understand the therapeutic properties of this timeless bond. A nurse research team at Atlantic Health System found that hospitalized children who interacted with dogs in our Soothing Paws Pet Therapy Program had a significant decrease in their anxiety levels. The study looked at 93 children from ages six to 17 in two different groups – one that received a visit from a therapy dog and a control group that did not. Read more about our findings >

Pre-Teen and Teen 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.

7th Annual Action for Distraction Family Fun 5K
Support Goryeb Children’s Hospital and pediatric bone health research by participating in either a timed 5K run or a 5K run/walk to. Both courses are USATF certified and those who enter may dress up as their favorite Star Wars character.
Fee: $30
Saturday, May 4; 9:00am (timed 5K); 11:00am (fun 5K)
Loantaka Brook Reservation, Kitchell Road, Morristown, NJ
Learn more and register >

Concussion Support Group
Student athletes who have had a concussion are invited with their parents to share experiences and learn how concussions can affect cognitive function.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:00 to 8:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, 5th Floor, Conference Room 1
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Hydrocephalus Support Group
This group provides educational information, guidance and support for children and adults with hydrocephalus and shunts.
Morristown Medical Center, Auditorium B
For more information, schedules and to register, please call 973-326-9000.

Pediatric Neuro-oncology Clinic
Pediatric neurospecialists and oncologists provide services at this clinic.
Second Friday of each month, 9:00am to Noon
Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Center for Advanced Medicine in Pediatrics (CAMP)
Farris Family Building, 3rd floor
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 973-971-8585.

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