May 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Fitness

Sports hernia can be difficult to diagnose; primarily effects hockey players

Sports hernia, also known as hockey groin or athletic pubalgia, describes a condition characterized by unilateral persistent groin pain, often in an athlete, without a true hernia. More...

Physical therapy may be just as effective as surgery for lumbar stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a relatively common spine condition that occurs in an aging spine.The incidence of stenosis is between 8 and 11 percent in individuals over the age of 50, and increases with age . More...

Hospital Updates

RWJUH Somerset offering free lung cancer screenings beginning May 1

Lung cancer accounts for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. More...

Rutgers CINJ to hold forum on immunotherapy May 20

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is hosting a public forum titled “Immunotherapy for Cancer.” Experts from the Cancer Institute will discuss how scientists are looking to take advantage of the immune system to fight cancer.The discu More...

Meridian Health to elevate cancer services in Monmouth and Ocean County facilities

Furthering its commitment to improve the health and well-being of the residents of New Jersey, Meridian Health has launched a $128 million investment to bring a higher level of care close to home by enhancing its cancer services in Monmouth and Ocean More...

Seasonal allergies and the eye

For most people, spring brings with it short sleeve shirts, outdoor activities, no more cold weather, and fun days in the sun. However, for some it means another dreaded season plagued with allergies. More...

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month; now is the time to get your hearing checked

Spring is here and after spending a long winter inside, many of us are ready to get outside and enjoy the sounds of nature. However, as many as 28 million Americans suffer from hearing loss and they may not hear the birds chirping each morning. More...

Medical Info

‘What more can be done?’ is the critical question that can save a stroke victim

The normal response from the doctor used to be,“He suffered a stroke. There’s nothing more we could do.” Especially if the patient sought medical care after the six-hour treatment window. More...

Brain aneurysm ruptures: Know the warning signs and if you’re at risk

We were all shocked and saddened to hear about the 49-year-old female television news reporter who suddenly passed away from a cerebral aneurysm.This sad case compelled many to wonder why these aneurysms happen to seemingly healthy people and how the More...

There is relief for allergic rhinitis

Spring is finally here.The trees are bursting, the flowers are blooming; there are baseball games and backyard barbecues. More...