February 1, 2016 RSS feed / Health

Obesity increases risk of cancer and disease

There is a definite link between obesity and an increased risk for serious health problems, including cancer and chronic diseases. More...

Can apple cider vinegar really help manage diabetes?

Is vinegar really not just for salad anymore? Some celebrities claim it helps them maintain their figures. Some people stand by home remedies using vinegar to treat everything from dandruff and excessive sweating to fungal infections and warts. More...

Fitness

RWJ to host free heart, concussion screenings Feb. 6

Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes will be held on Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, 110 Rehill Ave. in Somerville. More...

Supervised exercises help with knee osteoarthritis

A recently updated review of research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine revealed that participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA), who completed exercise programs, experienced a moderate improvement in pain and function, a result tak More...

Physical therapy a good first choice before surgery for rotator cuff tears

Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience non-traumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with “conservative treatment” such as physical therapy. More...

Hospital Updates

Oncology team performs two of N.J.’s first medical tourism HIPEC surgeries

Complex state-of-the-art method reduces cancer extent and delivers heated chemotherapy drugs directly to cancer cells in the abdomen

Itzhak Avital, M.D., M.B.A., chairman, department of surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, and his team have completed two of the region’s first medical tourism-based cytoreductive (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperito More...

Avoid food poisoning by keeping listeria under control

Ice cream and octopus salad, hummus and organic mangoes were just a few foods recalled by the Food and Drug Administration in New Jersey during the past year due to listeria contamination. More...

How do I know if my school-age child has social skill challenges?

By this stage of the school year, children in first through third grades should be settled in their classroom routine. More...

Bartley Healthcare to hold heart health presentation Feb. 24

February is National Heart Health Month, and Bartley Healthcare encourages you to take control of your heart health. Learn ways to keep your blood pressure down and reduce your risk of a stroke and other heart diseases at a presentation on Feb. More...

Oh baby, it’s cold outside: cold weather workout clothing

Someone once told me that for every day the average temperature falls below 25 degrees, a person’s waistline will increase one-eighth of an inch. An urban myth created by a personal trainer? Who knows? More...

Medical Info

There is a natural relief for headache sufferers

Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Headaches/migraines can significantly diminish a person’s quality of life. More...

Teacher scores high in recovery from brain tumor surgery

Matthew Marciano, a 35-year-old teacher at Long Valley Middle School in Washington Township, lives in a world of scores: the scores his eighth-grade social studies students will give him, the scores they will get on their tests, his golf score &mdash More...

Kids in need receive free dental care

Local dentist, Dr. Cavan Brunsden and the KidZdent team, will provide a day of free preventive and emergency dental care for uninsured, underprivileged children ages 12 and under, as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month (CDHM). More...