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February 1, 2015  RSS feed
Get heart and stroke smart: Rock your red Feb. 6
     It’s not just a man’s disease. National Wear Red Day is a day set aside for women to learn how to lessen their risk for heart attack and stroke. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is 80 percent preventable with lifestyle changes and medication.
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The numbers never lie
     Knowing your cholesterol numbers says you’re in charge; you’re the master of your heart health.What more do you need to track? Plenty.
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Add it up
     You can figure out your 10- year risk for cardiovascular disease using an online calculator from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. However, the calculator isn’t without controversy. Some suggest that the data used to determine risk is too old to be useful. Dr. William A. Zoghbi argues the merits of the calculator.
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Statins quo?
     If you have certain risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), your physician will most likely discuss statins, a family of medications recommended for heart disease or stroke prevention.
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Hurricane Sandy increased incidence of heart attacks, strokes in N.J.
     Heart attacks and strokes are more likely to occur during extreme weather and natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.
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Safe snow shoveling
     Shoveling snow can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. If you have lifting limitations or back problems, it might be best to hire someone to help you rather than take a chance of injuring yourself. If, however, you are unable to do that and absolutely must shovel your own snow, keep these tips in mind:
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St. Peter’s to hold Free Men’s Health Event Feb. 7
     St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a Free Men’s Health Event on Feb. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center. Hear from a cardiologist, an internist and a urologist who will tell you want you need to know about your body’s mechanics and the steps you can take toward better health.
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Top 10 things you can do for your heart
     Part One D id you know that since 1963, every president of the United States has proclaimed
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Arbor Terrace to host free heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar Feb. 18
     ArborTerrace of Middletown welcomes the community to enjoy a complimentary heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar. It will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 at 1800 Route 35 south.
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Tips to help your child improve at reading comprehension
     Whether you have younger children or teenagers, there are lots of things you can do at home to help strengthen your child’s reading comprehension skills. When reading to younger children, start by choosing a book that’s age appropriate. Anything too advanced may come across as boring or confusing.
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Bayshore’s interventional suite offers advanced minimally invasive cardiovascular care
     Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, recently unveiled its new multi-specialty Interventional Suite, outfitted with advanced technology capable of performing complex minimally invasive cardiovascular, endovascular, and interventional radiology procedures.
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Arbor Terrace to host free heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar Feb. 18
     ArborTerrace of Middletown welcomes the community to enjoy a complimentary heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar. It will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 at 1800 Route 35 south.
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Don’t let the flu beat you down
     Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report outlining the severity of the flu this year and declaring it had reached epidemic status.While that sounds serious, there are still ways for you to ward off the flu and stay healthy this season.
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Kids and caffeine: How much is too much?
     A Starbucks frozen drink after school, a can of Coke with dinner, and a chocolate bar for dessert — how much caffeine is too much for kids?
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The importance of oral cancer screenings
     Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most lethal cancers out there, killing almost 60 percent of those who are diagnosed? However, if diagnosed early, oral cancer can also have one of the highest survival rates — reaching as high as 80 percent. This wide disparity only emphasizes the need for regular and thorough oral cancer screening in dental patients.
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St. Peter’s to hold Free Men’s Health Event Feb. 7
     St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a Free Men’s Health Event on Feb. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center. Hear from a cardiologist, an internist and a urologist who will tell you want you need to know about your body’s mechanics and the steps you can take toward better health.
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Treating the pain of pregnancy
     Nearly 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. Despite the latest medical advancements, complications can still arise to adversely affect the mother and/or baby during pregnancy.That’s why it is so important for women to reach out for the proper certified care.
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St. Peter’s to hold Free Men’s Health Event Feb. 7
     St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a Free Men’s Health Event on Feb. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center. Hear from a cardiologist, an internist and a urologist who will tell you want you need to know about your body’s mechanics and the steps you can take toward better health.
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Free thyroid screening to be held at Bartley Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation
     Should everyone have a thyroid test? “Yes,” says the American Thyroid Association (ATA). It recommends assessing thyroid function in all adults beginning at age 35 with follow-up testing every five years.
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Riverview to host Baby Fair at Freehold Raceway Mall Feb. 7
     Ladies, prepare to be pampered! The Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, will be hosting a baby fair at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.
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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-like projections on the surface of these cells.
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Baby Fair to be held at Freehold Raceway Mall Feb. 7
     Ladies, prepare to be pampered! The Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, will be hosting a baby fair at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.
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Practicing yoga can be a contributing factor in reducing heart disease risk
     A erobic exercise is one of the most influential tools to help offset heart disease as well as a plethora of other chronic diseases. But for some seniors or people with limited mobility, this can be a challenge.A new study has found that practicing yoga can offer comparable health benefits to aerobic exercise, particularly when it comes to improving blood pressure and cholesterol.
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Prone-position radiation therapy for breast cancer protects the heart and lungs
     Radiation therapy is one of the most powerful and successful tools to overcome cancer. But for women with early-stage breast cancer, studies have found a link between radiation and a higher risk of heart and lung problems up to 20 years after treatment.This is especially true for women with cancer in the left breast, which is very close to the heart and lungs.
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Medical weight loss can be an answer to obesity
     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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Safe snow shoveling
     Shoveling snow can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. If you have lifting limitations or back problems, then it might be best to hire someone to help you rather than take a chance of injuring yourself. If, however, you are unable to do that and absolutely must shovel your own snow, keep these tips in mind:
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Safe snow shoveling
     Shoveling snow can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. If you have lifting limitations or back problems, then it might be best to hire someone to help you rather than take a chance of injuring yourself. If, however, you are unable to do that and absolutely must shovel your own snow, keep these tips in mind:
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Free thyroid screening to be held at Bartley Healthcare Feb. 19
     Should everyone have a thyroid test? “Yes,” says theAmericanThyroidAssociation (ATA). It recommends assessing thyroid function in all adults beginning at age 35 with follow-up testing every five years.
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Baby Fair to be held at Freehold Raceway Mall
     Ladies, prepare to be pampered! The Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, will be hosting a baby fair at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.
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Meniscus tear surgery may lead to early knee osteoarthritis
     I n my previous articles I wrote about two distinct knee pathologies, knee osteoarthritis and the torn meniscus. MRI findings reveal a meniscal tear in about 35 percent of people over the age of 50, which is more common than knee osteoarthritis (OA). Research also estimates that knee OA is prevalent in only about 12 percent of people over the age of 60.
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Are you at higher risk for heart problems as a result of air pollution?
     Regardless of where you live or work, you are exposed to elements in the air every second of the day. Some are natural; some are manmade; some can be dangerous to your health. In varying degrees, we all breathe in pollution every day. Air pollutants can also damage your heart.
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Treating cataracts
     The human eye works much like a camera. Light enters the eye and is focused on the retina. The retina converts the light into an electrical signal, which is sent to the brain and interpreted as sight.
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