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October 1, 2014  RSS feed
Cancer survivor touts use of proton therapy
     Charles Piparo of North Brunswick received news last August that no one wants to hear. He was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of prostate cancer, which came as a surprise. “I had no high blood pressure.… I was not aware what was going on,” said Piparo, 78.“My heart sank.”
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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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Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rutgers CINJ offers array of services
     Minimally invasive surgical procedures have become more common over the past decade, and when offered through a comprehensive program that has a specialized focus in this type of surgery “it is of great benefit to the patient,” says Mira Hellmann, M.D., director of the new Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
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CentraState to hold a free women’s health event
     CentraState Medical Center is continuing its Live Life Well program series with a free women’s health event on Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold.
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Teenage friendship is rekindled at Parker Adult Day Center in Highland Park
     Two men sit across from each other at a table in Parker Home’sAdult Day Center. One stares at the other after spotting his first name written on the placemat. “Your name is Andy,” said Buzz Creamer.“Is your last name Yusko?” “Yes,” replied Andy.
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Eat this, not that: What’s in your fridge?
     We don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like unhealthy temptations lurk around every corner! Whether it’s a whipped cream-smothered coffee drink or a savory fried dinner option, making healthy lifestyle choices can be a challenge.At the same time, we are also bombarded by new health and lifestyle fads at every turn.
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SCAN offers ‘Take Control of Your Health’ workshops throughout Monmouth County
     Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) in Eatontown is offering free workshops for adults with chronic health conditions.Take Control of Your Health (TCOYH) is a six-week evidencebased workshop created by Stanford University.
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HealthSouth offers support groups for public
     HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton 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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Are you prepared for parenting? New practice offers help
     Pregnancy and parenthood is no joke. Many times couples get married and naturally feel their next step is to start a family. Often this occurs without them really thinking about the long-term affects this will have on them as an individual or as a couple. Feelings of anxiety and depression arise and often they do not know where to turn.
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Expanded Fast Track at RBMC in Old Bridge a good choice for ED visits
     Emergency departments across the country are visited by nearly 130 million people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and roughly 15 percent of these visits result in a hospital admission.
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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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Reiki is a natural way to avoid burnout in the healthcare field
     I t’s no secret that healthcare professions are extremely demanding.The daily stress takes a toll physically, emotionally and mentally, often causing burnout.
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CentraState opens new lactation center in First Impressions Maternity Center
     CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, announces the opening of The Lactation Center at CentraState in its First Impressions Maternity Center. The Lactation Center at CentraState offers a comfortable and supportive environment to help educate, counsel and support breastfeeding mothers.
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Plaza Chiropractic Center celebrates 30th year in business
     Founded in 1984, the Plaza Chiropractic Center, under the direction and guidance of Dr. Ira A. Shapiro, has celebrated its 30th year attending to the chiropractic care and wellness of tens of thousands of patients based throughout Old Bridge and the surrounding communities.
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Back pain— Here’s five to thrive
     A fter the common cold, what is the No. 1 cause of lost time from work? It’s back pain.An estimated eight out of every 10 people will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime.The No. 1 reason people visit my office is for back pain relief. Low back pain causes workers to miss more than 150 million work days per year.
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CentraState to hold a free women’s health event on Oct. 6
     CentraState Medical Center is continuing its Live Life Well program series with a free women’s health event on Oct. 6, from 5-8 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901W. Main St., Freehold.
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Rutgers CINJ studying low participation in cancer screenings by South Asian population
     I n an effort to learn why South Asians in New Jersey and New York City have low participation rates when it comes to some cancer screenings, researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are conducting a study to further explore this issue.The goal is to use the information to develop a program to help increase screening participation by this population.
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Enterovirus D68 has reached N.J.; Hand washing and good hygiene can help prevent its spread
     Frequent hand-washing can help prevent the spread of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Enterovirus D68 is a respiratory virus responsible for hospitalizing more than 100 children in the South and Midwest. Health officials have now confirmed cases of more than a dozen children in New York, Connecticut and as of Sept. 17 New Jersey.
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Protect your ears to avoid noise-induced hearing loss, which is permanent
     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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How to get better, faster, from a sprain or strain
     A t some time in our lives we all sprain or strain a body part, whether that would be spraining an ankle, straining a calf muscle, or straining a rotator cuff. In working with clients I frequently run into those terms being interchanged, and not fully understood.
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‘Encouraging’ period of stable disease suggested in vaccine 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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At-home dental care for infants
     Even the youngest of patients need diligent at-home dental care. If you have a new infant at home, it is important that you manage their dental hygiene just as you would their overall health.
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Understanding the difference between IQ and learning struggles
     Have you ever wondered how your child can be so funny, creative, and smart, but still struggle with school? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents run the gamut of emotions when helping their child through three hours of homework. Is the school giving them too much? Is their child just disorganized? Are they tired from being overscheduled?
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At risk of peripheral arterial disease? Find out at a free screening Nov. 5
     A s many as eight million Americans have peripheral arterial disease (PAD) with many experiencing no symptoms. Peripheral arterial disease is a common condition which occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the limbs and other organs of our body become partially or completely blocked due to plaque buildup, a condition called atherosclerosis.
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