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                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Choices for Your Health.
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Make Time to
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 Get a Mammogram.
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 The current recommended age for routine breast cancer
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 screenings is 40 — and even younger if you have a family
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
                                                                                 history of the disease. When it’s time for your mammogram,
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
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                                                                                 Genius  3D Mammography  system is ideal for women of
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
                                                                                 look to the breast health specialists at AMI AtlantiCare. Our
                                                                                       ™ 3D Mammography  system is ideal for women of
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                                                                                 Genius  3D Mammography
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                                                                                                        ™ system is ideal for women of
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                                                                                 Genius  3D Mammography  system is ideal for women of
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   This satellite view of New York City to Philadelphia shows the positive effect that the Pinelands   all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
                                                                                 Genius  3D Mammography  system is ideal for women of
                                                                                 Genius ™
                                                                                       ™ 3D Mammography ™
                                                                                 Genius  3D Mammography  system is ideal for women of
                                                                                 all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
                                                                                 all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
                                                                                 all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
  National Preserve, within the green oval, has had on night skies and light pollution. Because of this   images and improved accuracy compared with standard
                                                                                 all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
                                                                                 all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
                                                                                 all ages and breast densities — and provides more detailed
                                                                                 images and improved accuracy compared with standard
                                                                                 images and improved accuracy compared with standard
 The majority of birds migrate in darkness.   our region remains the best place in the Tri-State area to view stars. PHOTO: NASA WORLDVIEW   two-dimensional technology.
                                                                                 images and improved accuracy compared with standard
                                                                                 images and improved accuracy compared with standard
                                                                                 images and improved accuracy compared with standard
                                                                                 two-dimensional technology.
                                                                                 two-dimensional technology.
 Brightly lit cities blot out stars and confuse                                  images and improved accuracy compared with standard
                                                                                 two-dimensional technology.
                                                                                 two-dimensional technology.
                                                                                 two-dimensional technology.
                                                                                 two-dimensional technology.
 migrants, luring them into urban areas.   Some Easy Fixes    lighting, thus failing to pollinate fruit; as   AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
                                                                                 AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
                                                                                 AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
 Trapped in a windowed maze of city build-  a result crops have fallen by 13 percent.   as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
                                                                                 AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
                                                                                 AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
                                                                                 AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
                                                                                 AMI is recognized by the American College of Radiology
                                                                                 as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
 ings, they have fatal collisions, or circle about   to Reduce Light Pollution  Our beloved fireflies are one of the insects   highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
                                                                                 as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
                                                                                 as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
                                                                                 as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
                                                                                 as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
 and die from exhaustion. PHOTO: PORTLAND   You can help protect reptiles,   whose numbers have been adversely   as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, for meeting the
                                                                                 highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
                                                                                 highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
                                                                                 highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
                                                                                 highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
 AUDUBON, PHOTO BY JURGE                                                         Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
                                                                                 highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
                                                                                 highest national standards for high-quality patient care.
   amphibians, birds, mammals, insects—  impacted by artificial lighting. Moths   mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
                                                                                 Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
                                                                                 Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
                                                                                 Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
                                                                                 Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
                                                                                 Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
 it. (CU Maurice River has documented this   and people—by taking these steps:  attracted to light are exhausted and killed,   for more information.
                                                                                 Call 609-878-XRAY (9729) to schedule your next
                                                                                 mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
                                                                                 mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
                                                                                 mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
                                                                                 mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
 avian decline over the past 35 years.)   • Use motion detectors as opposed   if a predator doesn’t pick them off first.   mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
                                                                                 mammogram, or visit www.amiatlanticare.com
                                                                                 for more information.
                                                                                 for more information.
                                                                                 for more information.
                                                                                 for more information.
 Stars are gradually disappearing from   to constant lighting.   Like moths, salamanders and other crea-  One of the leading imaging centers
                                                                                 for more information.
                                                                                 for more information.
 view and younger generations don’t know   • Purchase lights that are directed   tures’ body clocks are interrupted such that   in the region. Two locations.
                                                                                 One of the leading imaging centers
 what they’ve lost. A pair of glasses isn’t   downward—shielded.   foraging time is restricted to fewer hours.   One of the leading imaging centers
                                                                                 One of the leading imaging centers
                                                                                 One of the leading imaging centers
                                                                                 One of the leading imaging centers
                                                                                 One of the leading imaging centers
                                                                                 in the region. Two locations.
                                                                                 in the region. Two locations.
 going to offer them a magical solution as it   • Use LED lights that are warm-  Sea turtles are confused by lighting and are   219 North White Horse Pike
                                                                                 in the region. Two locations.
                                                                                 in the region. Two locations.
                                                                                 in the region. Two locations.
                                                                                 in the region. Two locations.
 did for me. The stars are still there but our   colored as opposed to white.   drawn to roadways instead of returning to   Hammonton Health Park
                                                                                 219 North White Horse Pike
                                                                                 219 North White Horse Pike
 ability to see them is changing, as light pol-  • Don’t shine lights into neighbor-  the ocean. Because of this, wildlife agen-  517 Route 72 West
                                                                                 219 North White Horse Pike
                                                                                 219 North White Horse Pike
                                                                                 219 North White Horse Pike
                                                                                 219 North White Horse Pike
                                                                                 Hammonton Health Park
 lution hampers our view of the heavens.  ing properties.  cies have directed beachfront lighting to be   Manahawkin Health Park
                                                                                 Hammonton Health Park
                                                                                 Hammonton Health Park
                                                                                 Hammonton Health Park
                                                                                 Hammonton Health Park
 Air pollution used to be the main cul-  • Turn off unnecessary illumination   turned off along some stretches to protect   Hammonton Health Park
                                                                                 517 Route 72 West
 prit. I remember going to Pittsburgh as a   of yards and other areas.    these marine creatures.  517 Route 72 West
                                                                                 517 Route 72 West
                                                                                 517 Route 72 West
                                                                                 517 Route 72 West
                                                                                 Manahawkin Health Park
                                                                                 Manahawkin Health Park
 child when coal was still burned to heat   And what about us? Light pollution   517 Route 72 West
                                                                                 Manahawkin Health Park
                                                                                 Manahawkin Health Park
                                                                                 Manahawkin Health Park
 houses and the factories manufactured   and to share the human heritage of the   intrudes on the privacy of people’s homes.   Manahawkin Health Park
 steel. The sky was blackened; on some   constellations that inspired so many   Our sleep patterns are adversely affected
 days, a permanent dusk hung in the air.   myths? Beyond our right to appreciate the   by nightlights as well. Empty office build-
 The Environmental Protection Agency has  heavens that have been stolen by wasted   ings illuminated at night are an obvious
 done a wonderful job of improving our air   light? It impacts us in many ways.  culprit, as are the structures that feature
 quality; particulate is much less of a prob-  Some will advocate that we need light-  the light shows.
 lem, both for our lungs and for stargazing,   ing to keep criminals at bay, but studies   On October 20 and 21, if we have
 than it was when I was young.   show that evil-doers are more active where   cloudless nights, consider going to a dark
 Many cities still remain famous for   there is light because they too are scared of   sky near you to view the Orionid meteor
 smog. The growing use of electric cars will  the dark. Nonetheless, lighting is one of the   shower. Then consider improving our
 greatly improve their situation. You may   primary things people demand where there   grandchildren’s night skies; don’t allow
 recall news-making photographs taken   is crime. It’s ironic that lighting will only   them to be robbed of the myths, legends,
 from cities around the world during the   allow them to identify—and not deter—the   and dreams that fired our ancestors’ imagi-
 pandemic lockdown. People posted before  criminal. And criminals aren’t active above   nations. n
 and during photos and marveled at the   the light; only below it—so shield it!
 clear skylines as cars and factories took   Let’s talk about other creatures that   Sources
 a timeout. It gave folks a new baseline to   share our planet. Lighting misdirects   Bayshore Summer, by Pete Dunne
 think about. But alas, we are creatures   migrating birds that navigate, like ancient   Fred Schaaf’s lectures
 of habit; hanging on to that moment and   ships, by the stars. This disorientation is   “Light Pollution: The Dark Side of
 advocating for a cleaner tomorrow is dif-  responsible for thousands of avian deaths.  Leaving the Lights On,” Bernard Coetzee,
 ficult to do as the responsibilities of life   Insects whose numbers are in a steep   The Conversation, April 2018
 whisk us away to our old selves.   decline worldwide are also disoriented by   International Dark-Sky Association
 So how does light pollution impact the   light. Swiss researchers found that moths,   “The Dark Side of Light: How Artificial
 planet we live on—beyond the chance to   beetles, and other bugs that are night-  Lighting Is Harming the Natural World,”
 see the Milky Way on a cloudless night   time pollinators are attracted by night   Nature, January 2018
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