September 15, 2006 RSS feed / Health

Infant Prematurity Assessment helps identify high-risk moms-to-be

A recent report from the Institute of Medicine revealed that one in eight babies in the United States is born at least three weeks premature, a 30 percent increase in two decades. More...

Free prostate cancer screenings will be held at Monmouth Medical Sept. 19

Free prostate cancer screenings for men age 50 or older - and those younger who are at high risk for developing the disease - will be offered on Sept. 19 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. More...

Take charge of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men in the United States. The Prostate Cancer Foundation estimates that during 2006, nearly 234,500 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in America. More...

Monmouth Medical to hold free blood pressure screenings

Learn whether you suffer from hypertension during free blood screenings to be presented by Monmouth Medical Center on two dates and locations. More...

Tips for avoiding backpack injury

Are you sending your child off to school with a new backpack slung over his or her shoulder? If you are like most parents, a new backpack was on your child's back-to-school list. More...

Men, be in the know: Low testosterone is a treatable disorder

Testosterone is the important male hormone that prompts development before birth and causes typical male growth changes in adolescence. In adulthood, testosterone levels control the male sex drive and fertility. More...

Fitness

Take a lesson in fitness, in time for back to school

Now that summer sun, sand and sailing are behind us, and the kids are back in school, it's time for us to go back to school ... to fitness school. Class will begin with a quiz about mythology. Not Zeus and Mars ... More...

Hospital Updates

CyberKnife offers new options, new hope

'Your tumor is inoperable." These are words nobody ever wants to hear. More...

CentraState adds cone-beam imaging to cancer care arsenal

A high-tech diagnostic tool for cancer called cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is now available at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. CBCT images are taken while a patient is on the treatment table awaiting radiation therapy. More...

RWJUH Level 1 Trauma Center receives reverification

The Level 1 Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, has been reverified as a Level 1 trauma center for both pediatric and adult care by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. More...

Tips to help seniors enjoy a healthy sex life

Today's older adults are more active than ever before and continue to do many things they enjoyed when they were younger, including having intimate relationships and having and enjoying sex. More...

Heartburn is a common pregnancy complaint

You've heard the old wive's tales. "Heartburn means you're having a boy." "Heartburn is a sign that the baby will have a lot of hair." Unfortunately, heartburn has nothing to do with fetal gender or hair growth. More...

Arthritis Treatment Center holds monthly support group

The Arthritis Treatment Center at Kimball Medical Center offers a comprehensive program dedicated to helping individuals with all types of arthritis achieve the highest level of function and quality of daily living. More...

New HPV vaccine may reduce cervical cancer worldwide

With its June approval of the first vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) - More...

Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls announces support group schedule

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls (RHTF), a 60-bed acute rehab facility located at 2 Centre Plaza, is offering a variety of support groups open to the community. All programs are free. More...

PSA: A controversial but useful test

With the advent of the PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test two decades ago, the screening for and detecting of prostate cancer in the United States has been revolutionized. More...

Support group to focus on diabetes and depression

Each month, Kimball Medical Center holds a Diabetes Support Group for diabetics and their loved ones to learn the latest information about the disease and how to live healthy with diabetes. More...

Simple steps, bites and breaks pave way toward reduced blood pressure risk

It's a well-known fact that living with high blood pressure puts one at risk for a myriad of health issues. More...

Medical Info

Choose the right car seat for your vehicle and child

Keeping a child safe is your top priority as a parent or caregiver. One area you shouldn't overlook when it comes to safety is when you're on the go. More...

Making prescription drug information easier to read

If reading those confusing and wordy inserts that come with prescription medications has been a hard pill to swallow, there's good news. More...

A sleepless nation 70 million strong

A new report by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine shows that between 50 and 70 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep problems, and according to the United States Surgeon General, sleep deprivation and disorders cost the nation $15 More...