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August 1, 2014  RSS feed
Monmouth Medical Center’s Sleep Medicine Center earns national accreditation
     Monmouth Medical Center’s Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center — the first facility in Monmouth and Ocean counties to earn accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) — has recently been The five-year accreditation designates a commitment to the advancement of sleep medicine, according to the AASM, an accrediting body that is committed to ensuring that thos
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CrossFit 101
It seems like everyone is talking about it, but what exactly is CrossFit? Here’s what you need to know to get fit using one of the trendiest multidimensional workouts.
     Where can you find firefighters, senior citizens and teenagers exercising together to improve their quality of life? CrossFit is a burgeoning strength and conditioning program that utilizes functional movements from weightlifting to gymnastics even as it transcends age, gender and socioeconomic boundaries.
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Avoiding summer skin problems
     Summer is in full swing and hopefully your fun hasn’t been jeopardized by anything that causes itchiness, redness or swelling.There are a few summerspecific skin conditions or, as they are known to physicians,“summer dermatoses,” that we should all keep on our radar.
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Doctors Express offers advice for dealing with bug bites and stings
     Whether it’s a mosquito buzzing, a vicious bee or a hidden tick, bugs (and arachnids) are unwelcome visitors at most summer outdoor activities. Keeping bugs at bay with sprays and repellents helps keep you from being bitten, but in reality, most of us will fall prey to a six- or eight-legged creature at some point this summer.
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Monmouth Medical Center dedicates new Outpatient Infusion Center
     The Leon Hess Cancer Center recently held a dedication ceremony for its new Outpatient Infusion Center, located on Highway 36 East in West Long Branch.
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SCAN holds Walkers Club at noon in Eatontown
     SCAN’s new Walkers 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 offeredThursdays at 9 a.m. in the Food Court with guest speakers from Kessler Rehabilitation Center.
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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 is important to quit smoking to avoid the risk of COPD
     Smoking is the leading cause of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). In the United States, COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, the fourth leading cause of death, and among the top three leading causes of disability, second only to disability from heart disease.
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Nurses enhance education for pre-surgical treatment for breast cancer patients
     On the frontlines of providing patient care, nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey continually strive to enhance delivery methods and further educate the patients they are treating.To address the complexities involved with a pre-surgical treatment regimen for some breast cancer patients, a pair of nurses at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored an educational initiative to bett
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When is the right time for ear tube surgery in young children?
     Most infants and younger children endure middle ear infections (otitis media) during the course of childhood, usually between the ages of 6 months and 2 years old. But why do some children suffer from them repeatedly?
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Where did my teeth go?
     I f you have ever noticed that your teeth look short, have spaces between them, have changed position, have been broken, or look dark, it is probably due to dental wear. In dental terms, wear is known as attrition, erosion, or abrasion.This progressive loss of tooth structure is caused by different factors.
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IQ: the eternal debate of nature vs. nurture
     I f you were“mathphobic” in school, you’ve no doubt worried that your child would be too.After all, the ability to understand complex equations and memorize and apply formulas is as likely to be passed down to your kids as that family heirloom quilt, right? Not exactly.
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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 evidence based workshop created by Stanford University.
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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 information, contact the numbers listed for each.
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Learn the benefits of safe stretching
     You may think that stretching is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before jumping on the treadmill.The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?
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Never dismiss the pain
     Nearly 30 years ago, millions of Americans everywhere joined the physical fitness craze that was fueled by celebrities in tight-fitting leotards selling their latest workout videos, clubs masquerading as gyms, and an overabundance of catch phrases such as “no pain, no gain” and“feel the burn.”
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CentraState joins statewide ‘Safe Haven’ Campaign to protect abandoned babies Are you or your baby at risk of group B strep?
     CentraState Medical Center has joined with the N.J. Department of Children and Families and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) to raise awareness of New Jersey’s Safe Haven program, designed to prevent the unsafe abandonment of infants by giving parents a safe alternative in which to surrender a baby.
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What’s on your plate?
     Many times I’ve heard people say, “You are what you eat.”This might be true if we had some idea what we were consuming.The trouble is, most of us don’t know what’s in our food these days. So much of what we eat isn’t even real food, it’s faux food.
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Your yearly lab tests can uncover undiagnosed health issues
     Hopefully, you and your family members undergo annual physical examinations each year. Sometimes patients tell me they feel fine and don’t really need a standard physical. What these patients don’t know is that serious, even lifethreatening medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer can be thriving in the body ? without exhibiting a single physical symptom.
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Off to the races
Obstetrician encourages pregnant women to continue their exercise regimen
     Jessica Cini, an exercise enthusiast with a competitive spirit, was more than ready to give her fellow contenders a run for their money, despite the fact she was three months pregnant. She decided her final race would be the Little Silver 5K on Oct. 6,2013.As she took her place on the starting line, Cini couldn’t help but smile at a familiar face. Her obstetrician, Dana Jacoby, M.D.
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Parker at Monroe expands the Parker legacy
     I n 1907, Henrietta Parker fulfilled her husband’s philanthropic vision of a homelike nursing home that provided affordable, excellent care to its residents. She was the founder of the Francis E.
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Abscessed teeth: What is it and what can I do to prevent further damage?
     A n abscess in the tooth refers to an infection that was caused by a pocket of pus residing in the tissue around the tooth.Abscesses are very serious conditions, and can lead to serious matters if they aren’t treated immediately.
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Follow important tips for healthy running
     Summer is in full swing, and many running enthusiasts who have been in hibernation over the long winter have started jogging/running outside again. Both running and jogging are excellent forms of aerobic exercise and may benefit a person by improving their cardiovascular fitness, strengthening their bones, strengthening their muscles, and burning calories to maintain a healthy weight.
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Secondary drowning is a little-known but serious threat to young children
     Right now, throughout New Jersey, most of us are enjoying some family time at the pool or beach. When you have children around water, there is always the need to keep a careful eye on your little ones, which can be a big challenge. Drowning is the No. 1 cause of death in children 4 and younger.
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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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