January 5, 2007 RSS feed / Health

Preparing for achievement tests

How do you prepare a child who is struggling with reading for the NJASK? More...

Fitness

Keeping kids active in winter

Lakewood - Keeping children healthy through winter is a job that requires creativity and common sense, child health advocates say, especially when it comes to keeping kids physically active. More...

Run a marathon, raise funds to fight blood cancers

If completing a marathon, triathlon or 100-mile cycling race is something you never thought possible, think again. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState offers support groups

Free lectures, and health and wellness programs for January and February

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP - CentraState Healthcare System's Health Awareness Center offers a variety of programs designed to improve health and wellness in the community. Preregistration is required for all events. More...

Local hospital offers hope for stroke victims

Rehabilitation shows promise for dealing with stroke effects

TOMS RIVER - Stroke is currently ranked as the nation's third leading cause of death in the United States. The American Stroke Association estimates that every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. More...

Pediatric specialist captures national honor for diabetes care

LONG BRANCH - Malcolm Schwartz, D.O., chief of pediatric endocrinology at The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, has received the 2006 Merck Excellence in Diabetes Care Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation. Dr. More...

Public awareness is the first step toward controlling infectious diseases

LAKEWOOD - Kimball Medical Center encourages public awareness to help control the spread of infectious diseases. An infectious disease is a disease that can be spread directly or indirectly from one living thing to another. More...

Book teaches readers to control stress in 7 weeks

HILLSBOROUGH - In his new book, "Seven Weeks to Conquering Your Stress," author Richard Blonna says, "Everyone is unique when it comes to stress. More...

Medical Info

PSA bounce after radiation therapy for prostate cancer: keeping an eye on the ball

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate gland. It is measured in the blood stream and is a useful tool for following men who have been treated for prostate cancer. More...

Minimally invasive hip arthroscopy: Good news for sufferers of hip pain

For people who have been told their painful hip conditions were untreatable in the past, there is good news. More...

Advice for living with arthritis in winter months

LAKEWOOD - "It's going to snow, I can feel it in my bones." You may have heard this prediction from an arthritis sufferer since many people with arthritis feel they can predict the weather due to the increased pain that "weather sensitive" p More...