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April 1, 2014  RSS feed
Yaron A. Moshel, M.D., Ph.D., joins Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists
     Yaron A. Moshel, M.D., Ph.D., recently joinedAtlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS). Dr. Moshel is known in the medical community for his approach to removing brain tumors and uses technology including computerguided navigation, awake functional brain mapping, endoscopy and microsurgery.
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You can have the smile of your dreams
     How long have you been hiding your smile behind your hand … or putting up with pain? Don’t let fear take away the benefits of good health and a beautiful smile. You would be amazed how totally relaxed you can feel during oral sedation dentistry with Dr. Randee Gevertz.
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Barnabas Health Medical Group hosts spring health fair
     Barnabas Health Medical Group will host a spring health fair onApril 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Middletown facility, located at 1270 Highway 35 south.This free, fun-filled event is open to all individuals interested in living a healthier, longer life.
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Get smarter, think FAST for stroke awareness
     A ccording to American Heart Association statistics, every 45 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and 1 out of 18 people will die from it. It’s a startling fact, but the good news is that the National StrokeAssociation says that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
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Stroke warning signs
     • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm orleg, especially on one side of the body.• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance orcoordination.• Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
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Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive
     You may hear people say they can’t afford to eat healthy, but as it turns out, some of the healthiest foods aren’t the most expensive. Eating at restaurants or buying packaged, processed food can add up quickly.A person can eat much healthier and for less or the same cost by buying fresh whole foods, buying locally and seasonally, and cooking them at home.
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Exploring the ‘why’ of frequent tanning bed use among young women
$700K grant awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey scientist to develop behavioral interventions
     Why do some young women frequently use indoor tanning beds, even though they know it can increase their chances of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer? And what can be done to help convince women to reduce that risk? These are questions Jerod L.
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Sixth annual ‘Ladies Night Out’ to showcase Spirit of Women at Monmouth Medical Center
     onmouth Medical Center will host its sixth annual “Ladies Night Out” health event on May 20 to showcase physician experts who will discuss today’s most vital women’s health issues and offer an overview of the latest technological advances.
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Arms procurement
     Let’s talk arms procurement. If you want the right to bear great arms by Memorial Day, now is the time to pump iron. Having strong arms is more than a fashion statement to show off at the beach.They embody form following function. Everything you grasp, push, pull, lift, swing and throw involves your arms.Your arms and hands connect you to the rest of the tactile world.
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It’s all about balance
     Do you sometimes feel unsteady or dizzy? Is someone in your family falling more often lately? An estimated 2 million adults, ages 65 and older, are treated at emergency departments for fall-related injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Barnabas Health joins forces with Spirit of Women
Partnership highlights valuable services for women
     Barnabas Health facilities in Monmouth and Ocean County have joined forces with Spirit of Women, an elite coalition of American hospitals and health care providers that ascribes to high standards of excellence in women’s health, education and community outreach.
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Meniscus tear: a pain in the knee
     I n my previous article I wrote about one of the most common causes of knee pain and disability, knee osteoarthritis. In this article I wanted to discuss another common knee injury, a torn meniscus. Research has shown that MRI findings reveal a meniscal tear in 35 percent of people over the age of 50.
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Casual drinking: How much is too much?
     You rarely turn down a second or third cocktail at happy hour, but that doesn’t make you a binge drinker, does it? According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an exploding number of Americans are in the drinking danger zone.
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Help people heal — become a Reiki practitioner
     Central New Jersey has a new school to learn a 2,500 year old healing art — Reiki.The New Jersey School of Reiki LLC is open and offering classes at its state-ofthe art facility at Brier Hill Court D-6, East Brunswick.
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Art workshops for families impacted by brain tumors
     The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center will sponsor free healing arts workshops for families whose lives have been affected by brain tumors onApril 12 and June 8 from 1-3 p.m. at SurfTaco, located at 1003 Main St. in Belmar.
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Nosebleeds: Why, what to do, and prevention
     Epistaxis, or a nosebleed, is usually the result of two or more factors that converge upon the nose to create bleeding. Most nosebleeds occur at the front of the nose from the septum (the midline wall) where several small veins converge in a small web of vessels.They less frequently involve the outer wall of the nose. Excessive dryness as occurs during the winter months is usually one factor.
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Maintain healthy weight for life with medical weight loss
     Many people who try to lose weight on their own find that they can’t do it.While you may lose a little bit of weight, more often than not it comes back. Don’t let past trouble with weight loss prevent you from finding weight loss success.
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