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July 2, 2014  RSS feed
Combat negative self-talk
     I f you beat yourself up whenever you eat something that’s not part of your diet, you could be dooming your weight-loss efforts. You’ve decided you have no control over your body, so you give up. Snap out of it. Block those dark thoughts. Overeating at one meal isn’t the end of your diet, and it certainly doesn’t make you a bad person.
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Bad eating day? Week? Month? Here’s how to rebound from a low point to keep your goals on track your goals on-track.
     A t some point in your diet, you’ll overeat. Maybe you won’t resist an extra piece of cake at a birthday celebration, or you’ll dive into a family-size bag of potato chips when you’re stressed.
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Highway accidents shine a light on the importance of sleep
     The six-car crash on the New JerseyTurnpike June 7 that killed one man and critically injured three others, including popular comedian and TV star Tracy Morgan, brought to light a serious national health issue “Drowsy Driving.”According to media reports, the truck driver charged with causing the crash may not have slept for 24 hours at the time of the crash.
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Jettisoning jet lag
     Between work and vacations, I’ve traveled by air quite a bit this year. Jet lag was the small toll I paid for going across time zones to get from here to there. Fortunately, paying tolls doesn’t faze me … I’m from New Jersey, and we pay tolls and taxes on everything.
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Summer is the most dangerous time for pediatric emergencies
     Summer brings more children to CentraState Medical Center’s Emergency Department than any other time of the year. Children are outside playing, riding bicycles and scooters, swimming at the beach, playing sports and just being kids.That’s the good news.The bad news is that many children will sustain injuries so serious that emergency medical treatment is sometimes necessary.
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Do what you can to avoid noise-induced hearing loss
     Hearing loss in the United States affects approximately 32 million people. The most common cause of hearing loss is presbycusis (or hearing loss associated with the aging process).The second most common cause of hearing loss is noise exposure.
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Healthy summer grilling and cooking tips
     Warm weather means grilling time — time with family and friends and time to enjoy delicious foods.There are all kinds of tasty foods to grill up, plus those sides, desserts and drinks that round out the meal. Keep these important tips in mind to help you grill“fatsensibly.”
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HealthSouth offers support groups for public
     HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital ofTinton Falls, a 60-bed acute rehab facility located at 2 Centre Plaza, is offering support groups open to the community. All programs are free. For more information, contact the numbers listed for each group.
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Do you have a ‘muffin top’?
     Does your midsection have belly fat spilling over the top of your jeans? If so, you have a “muffin top!” For more than three years, I have been helping hundreds of people lose weight fast and become healthier in the process. It’s called the Doctor- Supervised ChiroThinWeight Loss Program, offered exclusively in my East Brunswick office.
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Brain-boosting activities to avoid the ‘summer slide’
     With summer approaching, many parents worry about how to keep their children’s brains occupied with something other than TV, video games and tablets. It’s a legitimate concern, as kids lose an average of two months of grade-level equivalency in math computation skills and 25 percent of their reading skills over the summer.
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Are you or your baby at risk of group B strep?
     Group B streptococcus (strep) is a common bacterium often carried in the intestines or lower genital tract. Group B strep is usually harmless in adults.
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Summer tips in the sun for diabetics
     The heat being experienced this summer is tough enough on the average person, but for the 21 mil- lion Americans with diabetes, special precautions are required. People with diabetes are at increased risk of experiencing difficulties in the heat, and you may not even be aware of it. Follow these tips to keep safe this summer.
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‘Encouraging’ period of stable disease suggested in direct injection treatment of pancreatic cancer
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presented at national meeting
     Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that the ‘first in man’ series of vaccine injections given directly into a pancreatic cancer tumor is not only well tolerated, but also suggests an“encouraging” period of stable disease.
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Don’t ignore that pain in the stomach
     When in doubt, check it out.That’s my medical position about bouts of stomach pain. Not every gastrointestinal upset requires a trip to the doctor or ER, but stomach pain or ongoing discomfort can indicate that something is amiss - and it’s best to get it checked out, especially if the pain worsens or continues for more than 24 hours.
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