March 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

The Resiliency Program offers help for those suffering from PTSD and anxiety

Dr. Steven Zodkoy of Monmouth Advanced Medicine, Freehold, has teamed up with Soldier On to provide free care for veterans, soldiers and their families suffering with anxiety, burnout, depression and PTSD. More...

Eight superfoods to help you maintain a healthy weight

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. More...

Study finds that weight loss surgery prolongs life

A new study recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that weight loss surgery appears to prolong life for severely obese adults. More...

Benefits of the revolutionary AlterG anti-gravity treadmill

During my 25-year career as a physical therapist, there have been very few devices that have come to market that have immediately benefited a large segment of the rehabilitation population as theAlterG anti-gravity treadmill. More...

Medical Info

New study finds that weight loss surgery prolongs life

A new study recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that weight loss surgery appears to prolong life for severely obese adults.Among 2,500 obese adults who underwent bariatric surgery, the death rate was about 14 pe More...

Why are more young people getting colon cancer?

As a result of increasing numbers of people age 50+ choosing to undergo screenings for colorectal cancer — the standard screening age — incidences have been slowly decreasing every year since the 1980s. More...

Sinus infections: To treat or not to treat

The paranasal sinuses are air spaces within the facial bones that communicate with the nasal passages through narrow channels.They are lined by respiratory-type cells that both produce mucus and move it along through the motion of cilia, tiny hair-li More...

Warning signs women should not ignore

I doubt anyone will argue they have a busier schedule than most women today.Their day-to-day responsibilities rival that of any Fortune 500 CEO, to be sure. But it’s critical that women also take time to stay on top of their own health. More...

Why we feel tired at the start of Daylight Savings Time

Daylight savings time is upon us, and it’s that time of year when everyone complains how tired they are because they lost one hour of sleep.Though everyone eventually accommodates for the change, the subtle one-hour difference is quite substant More...

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...

10 big brain-related breakthroughs of 2014

This was a big year on the brain front. More...

The key to long-term fitness is enjoying what you do

Ever hear Generation Xers speak about their childhoods and summer vacations? Filled with an endless array of activities, those months felt so much longer. More...

10 big brain-related breakthroughs of 2014

This was a big year on the brain front. More...

Hospital Updates

Monmouth Medical Center launches Picture My Smile Photography Program

The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, recently launched Picture My Smile, a program that empowers chronically ill pediatric patients ages 6 through 17 to express their voice through the art of More...

Grant enables Rutgers CINJ investigators to explore melanoma metastasis

The mechanism by which small cellular vesicles promote melanoma metastasis (spread of disease), will be further explored by investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.A recent More...

Nurses reverse a worrisome winter development

In mid-December, three residents in the River Road, Piscataway, Parker nursing home caught an upper respiratory virus. More...