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November 1, 2014  RSS feed
Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists introduce treatment for brain tumor patients
     Doctors at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) have added a new and innovative form of therapy to their treatment arsenal in the battle against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).Affecting nearly 10,000 Americans annually, GBM is the one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-control forms of primary brain tumors in the United States.
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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
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Diagnosing the mystery illness
     Often those pesky symptoms stem from anxiety, but what’s causing that?
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Total exchange of the joint
     Crack open a tabloid magazine or tune into any “Real Housewives” show and it would be easy to think of the U.S. as the land of plastic surgery, but there is another type of surgery on the rise: total joint replacement. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. surgeons replaced 1,051,000 hips and knees in 2010 alone.
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Simple tips for avoiding tooth decay
     A side from preventative check-ups and dental cleanings, tooth pain is the No. 1 reason patients visit dental practices. When you are presented with tooth pain, it is important to see the dentist as soon as possible, because dental pain is often a symptom of an underlying problem that requires treatment.
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Parker Home unearths 2004 time capsule and plants another for 2024
     Ten years ago, leaders and residents at Parker Home, Highland Park, buried a time capsule on the grounds of Parker at River Road with the request that it be unearthed and opened in 2014 and a new one interred for another decade.The goal was to have a look back at how things were and see how Parker Home has evolved over 10 years.
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Pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters and… fall allergies?
     For a large number of people, fall doesn’t just mean crisp nights and beautiful colors — it means another allergy season.With up to 30 percent of Americans suffering from hay fever or allergic rhinitis, fall is often full of sneezing, itchy eyes and trips to the doctor.With prevention and planning, though, you can spend fall enjoying festivals and hay rides instead of suffering with
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Is new FDA-approved weight loss medication Belviq right for you?
     The first new prescription diet drug in 13 years won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2012, offering a new alternative to aid weight loss.The new drug, called Belviq (lorcaserin), is made by Eisai.Things you need to know about this weight loss pill: How does Belviq work?
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It’s never too late to quit smoking for good
     TheAmerican Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use that date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting, even for one day, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life — one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.This year’s date is Nov.
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Rutgers and RWJ to host event for women impacted by pelvic floor disorders
     I t’s a subject that many women may find embarrassing and avoid discussing — even with their doctors. Maybe they’ll start crossing their legs when they feel a cough or sneeze coming on, to try to prevent an“accident.” Or perhaps they’re experiencing some unexplained pain or discomfort in the pelvic area.And just what are Kegels anyway?
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Parker Home unearths 2004 time capsule and plants another for 2024
     Ten years ago, leaders and residents at Parker Home, Highland Park, buried a time capsule on the grounds of Parker at River Road with the request that it be unearthed and opened in 2014 and a new one interred for another decade.The goal was to have a look back at how things were and see how Parker Home has evolved over 10 years.
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Simple tips for avoiding tooth decay
     A side from preventative check-ups and dental cleanings, tooth pain is the No. 1 reason patients visit dental practices.When you are presented with tooth pain, it is important to see the dentist as soon as possible, because dental pain is often a symptom of an underlying problem that requires treatment.
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Ventral hernias, incisional hernias, and umbilical hernias
     A n abdominal wall hernia is an abnormal bulging of the contents of the abdomen through a weakness of defect of the muscle layers of the abdominal wall, and are named based on their location. Any time that the abdominal muscles are contracting, such as during standing, sitting up, heavy lifting or pushing, or straining, the pressure inside the abdomen increases significantly.
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Is BRCA1 and 2 gene testing right for you?
     BRCA stands for BReast CAncer. Without you ever being aware of it, normal BRCA genes help you fight back against cancer cells that may try to invade the body over the course of your lifetime. But some families carry mutated or “broken” BRCA genes that can be passed down from one generation to the next.
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