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“Through the excellent care I received, I have become a ‘raving fan’ of Capital Health and especially the care of Dr. Steven Johnson.”
“Miracles do happen and this one happened at Capital Health.”
"I thought I would have to travel to Philadelphia many more times. But then I found Capital Health and it’s practically right in the neighborhood. It all worked out perfectly.”
Rather than have Albert transferred to one of the hospitals in nearby Philadelphia, his wife chose to have him sent to Capital Health’s Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center for more advanced care.
As Diana recalls it, “little did I know I was placed in the hands of the most competent doctors: Dr. Vez and Dr. Liebman.”
“Now that I’ve discovered this level of technology that’s this effective for prostate cancer, I want to help spread the word...."
“If anything happened to someone I knew, I’d tell them to go to Capital Health.”
Linda says her experience as a breast cancer survivor at the Capital Health Center for Oncology allowed her the opportunity to witness firsthand what she calls an example of “great camaraderie and a great culture of communication.”
“I would have never thought to come to Trenton. Now, I am so grateful I was brought to Capital Health.”
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When it was determined that Robert had prostate cancer, he researched all of his options. Then he found Capital Health's CyberKnife Center.
“I had never heard of Capital Health before. I’m blessed that I wound up there.”
"For the four months that we were in the hospital, we developed a close relationship with our doctors and nurses. I called them my guardian angels as well as my daughter's."
Anatomy of the Endocrine System
Growth in Children
Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
Hypoglycemia in the Newborn
Problems in Puberty
Disorders of Sex Development
Disorders Affecting the Thyroid
Disorders Affecting the Pituitary Gland
Disorders Affecting Calcium Metabolism
Disorders Affecting the Adrenal Glands
The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth, and sexual development. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain balance. The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully regulated.
Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Although many endocrine disorders that affect adults can also affect children, the disorders may produce different symptoms in children.
Metabolism is the series of chemical processes that occur in all cells, releasing energy from nutrients or using energy to create other substances, such as proteins and fat. The basal metabolic rate represents of energy required to keep the body functioning at rest. Measured in calories, metabolic rates increase with exertion, stress, fear, and illness.
Please follow these links to learn more about the endocrine system and problems that may occur with its functions.
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