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September 1, 2014  RSS feed
The best cancer care starts with a foundation of top-quality pathology
     A s medical director of the Pathology Department at CentraState Medical Center, my clinical team and I play a key role in the eventual cancer treatment of all our patients.As a physician specializing in pathology, my role is to interpret lab tests and evaluate cells, tissues, and organs to diagnose cancer.
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Meridian Health supports new law requiring CPR training for all high school students
     Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has signed into law legislation that requires public and charter schools that include grades nine through 12 to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of the existing health education curriculum.
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Take care of foot bunions early on to avoid more invasive treatment later
     When anyone talks about problems with their feet, the “B” word (bunion) is usually part of the conversation. Historically, bunions were most commonly a problem that plagued women and seniors. But if you take a look at my waiting room on any given day, you’ll see men and women of all ages in need of treatment.
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Strengthen your weekend
Here’s how to live it up on the weekends without the extra pounds
     When the weekend used to roll around, Julia Griggs Havey would walk to the freezer and pull out a pint of Baskin and Robbins Expresso ’n Cream Light — over and over again.
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Forked River resident inspired by cancer fight, treatment at Monmouth Medical
     JJust more than one year ago, Peggy Laggner of Forked River participated in her first cancer walk along the Ocean Promenade — in a wheel chair.Today, cancer-free, Laggner participated in the recent 18th Annual Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and the Long Branch Half Marathon at the same location — but this time, she ran.
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Back to school: Staying healthy
     Whether in the classroom or on the athletic fields, children and teens are exposed to situations where their health can be compromised.To help you prepare and be fully back-to-school ready, here are some common health issues that pop up during the school year.
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Try portion control the Okinawan way
     I n the United States 17 people per 100,000 population live to at least 100 years old. By contrast, the island of Okinawa has the highest concentration in the world at 35 per 100,000, more than double that of the United States. Gerontologists believe there are several factors that contribute to a population imbued with such longevity, with eating a healthy diet high on the list.
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ANS discusses common misconceptions surrounding the field of neurosurgery
     Neurosurgeons are highly trained medical professionals specializing in the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system.The work they perform is regarded as some of the most complex within the medical field, in part because of how specialized and intricate these parts of the body are.
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SCAN holds Walkers Club at noon in Eatontown
     SCAN’s newWalkers Club at Monmouth Mall is open to everyone. Walk at your own pace through the mall, anytime beginning at 9 a.m. Registration is required to receive your complimentary pedometer and to be eligible for prizes. Free informative seminars offered Thursdays at 9 a.m. in the Food Court with guest speakers from Kessler Rehabilitation Center.
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Bariatric weight loss can be life-changing for younger adults
     The emergence of the blogosphere and the rise of selfies, Instagram, Snapchat and other social platforms is giving young people a way to assess their own image with a more self-critical eye than ever before.
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What you should know about snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
     Snoring occurs when the flow of air through a narrowed upper airway causes the surrounding tissues to vibrate, creating noises of varying pitch and volume.
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It’s the end of summer: back to the rat race
     Labor Day weekend is the time-honored signal that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and that fall is beginning.Trees are beginning to turn a kaleidoscope of colors, and sweater-weather days are just around the corner.
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After Robin Williams’ death, understanding depression
     Depression is no laughing matter. When news broke that Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide following severe depression, the vast majority of people said this was terribly heartbreaking and surprising news.
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September is National ADHD Awareness Month
     September is National ADHD Awareness Month, and brain training experts are offering discounted screenings for the three types of attention and other essential brain skills.
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Could AFib be making your heart race?
     September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. If you or someone you know has ever said that it feels like their heart is racing, the culprit may be Atrial Fibrillation — also known as AFib orAF — an irregular heartbeat that affects more than 2.5 million U.S. adults and accounts for approximately onethird of hospitalizations for cardiac rhythm disturbances.
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Could my tooth pain require a root canal?
     I f you are experiencing sudden and extreme tooth or jaw pain it is important to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Dental sensitivity or pain is never comfortable and almost always a sign of a condition that needs to be addressed and corrected.
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Star athletes visit patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
     Pediatric patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, received a special visit recently when members of the N.J./N.Y.Track Club, a professional track and field team comprised of postgraduate runners, stopped by the hospital to bring smiles to children.
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Hobby for better health
     Biking along the beach.Working on a puzzle with the family. Knitting on the train. Reading on the couch. These seemingly mundane activities aren’t just time-fillers — they can be lifesavers.
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Learn the facts about falls
     Loss of balance, falling down and fall injuries can have serious consequences, especially for older adults. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Did you know: • that falls are more common than strokes and can be just as serious in their consequences
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Ten qualities of a great nursing home
     A s our population ages, many people are faced with the decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home.A nursing home is your best option when your parent’s quality of life and health are impaired due to increasing frailty or memory issues, and more care is needed than can be provided at home.
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Apps rule for digital kids
Avid users of the latest technologies, overweight kids and teens might benefit from apps to help them get healthy
     Teens may filter out nutrition messages coming from parents or other adult authority figures. But that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in improving his diet. Instead of trying to play nutrition cop, experts suggest allowing teens to make healthful changes using applications on his smartphone.
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Chiropractor, acupuncturist to join practices in Freehold
     Chiropractor Shari Collins and acupuncturist Marsha Halpert will offer their services under one roof at 31 W. Main St., Freehold. Collins, also known as I’ve GotYour Back Chiropractic, LLC, has more than 23 years of experience practicing in the Monmouth County area. She has been treating all conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches and sciatica.
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CentraState named to 2014 Most Wired list for fifth year in a row
     Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has recognized CentraState Medical Center as one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations for the fifth year in a row, according to the results of the magazine’s annual survey.
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It’s the end of summer: back to the rat race
     Labor Day weekend is the timehonored signal that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and that fall is beginning.Trees are beginning to turn a kaleidoscope of colors, and sweater-weather days are just around the corner.
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Cancer Walk
     • The Covered Bridge/Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk will be held on Sept. 20 in the Covered Bridge adult community in Manalapan. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by guest speakers at 9 a.m. The walk, which is 1.5 miles, starts 9:30 a.m. at the clubhouse on Amberly Drive.
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