September 13, 2007 RSS feed / Health

Participants sought for new stop smoking study

Researchers at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) are testing a new stop smoking non-nicotine patch. More...

Walk from Obesity to be held Sept. 29

Endo-SurgicalAssociates will be the host of this year'sWalk from Obesity, to be held at the Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan on Sept.29. More...

Tips for helping your children get the rest they need for the upcoming school year

Getting the right amount of sleep each night is important for children's health, safety and success in school and other activities.The start of the school year is a good time to make sure your children are getting the sleep they need. More...

Living a full and active life with arthritis

Riverview Medical Center offers options to cope with this painful disease

One in threeAmerican adults suffer from arthritis or some form of chronic joint pain.Women are 1.5 times more likely to develop arthritis than men,and although most people think of it as a condition of the elderly,arthritis can affect anyone at any More...

Are hidden vision problems preventing kids from enjoying Harry Potter?

J.K.Rowlings,author of the Harry Potter series,has done something magical and even amazing.An entire generation of children has become excited about reading because of her writing.As her new book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,continues to More...

Fitness

Burning desire to lose

Many people do cardio exercise to lose weight, as they labor under the false assumption that one burns most of their calories while exercising. More...

Zumba: A fusion of fitness, music and dance

The Latin workout sensation comes to Ladies Workout Express

During the weeks of Sept. 17 and Sept. 24, LadiesWorkout Express will hold free Zumba fitness classes. More...

Sports medicine specialist offers advice to prevent summer sports injuries

James Christopher Mendler,M.D., a board-certified sports medicine specialist atThe Sports Medicine Inst tute at Saint Peter's University Hospital, expects to see a number of sports-related injuries this summer; however,many of them can be prevente More...

Public invited to participate in CCFA's Guts & Glory Walk

The New Jersey Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation ofAmerica (CCFA) will hold its Guts & Glory 5K Walk on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m., atTaylor Pavilion and Ocean Avenue in Belmar. More...

Diabetes Support Group to focus on 'armchair' exercises

The September session of Kimball Medical Center's monthly diabetes support group will focus on armchair exercises for those with diabetes. More...

Diabetes education program merits ADA recognition

The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center at CentraState recently was awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for its diabetes self-management education program. More...

Avoiding and recognizing strokes

One of the most dreaded words in our language is"stroke."In the United States alone, strokes are the No.1 cause of adult disability and the third-leading cause of death,exceeded only by heart disease and cancer.Every year about 700,000Americans suf More...

There are several key components to healthy aging

The aging population in the United States has created a revolution,also known as the"longevity revolution."In a mere 23 years, the number ofAmericans over age 65 will have doubled to 70 million,equaling one out of every five people.The question of More...

Kimball support group helps those caring for aging loved ones

If you are the primary caregiver for an aging parent or an elderly spouse, loved one or neighbor, you probably already know that the responsibility of caregiving can, at times, be a truly overwhelming and stressful experience. More...

Researchers recruit participants for new stop smoking study

Researchers at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) are testing a new stop smoking non-nicotine patch. More...

Medical Info

Local urogynecologist first in N.J. to perform new procedure for incontinence

To the benefit of one in four women over the age of 18 who experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily,Betsy Greenleaf, D.O., urogynecologist,performed New Jersey's first minimally invasive procedure using the MiniArc Single Incision Sling S More...

Arthroscopic treatment is an option for knee injuries

The human knee is the largest joint in the body and is made up of bones,cartilage,muscles, ligaments and tendons. More...

Prostate cancer treatment and heart disease

Many men with prostate cancer are treated with hormones that block the effects of testosterone, the primary male sex hormone.This is because many prostate cancers thrive on testosterone. More...

Hospital Updates

OMC hosts 'Kid's View: A Trip to the Operating Room'

On Sept.24,Ocean Medical Center is hosting"KidsView:ATrip to the Operating Room,"and open house developed in anticipation of families scheduling their children for pediatric surgeries. More...

Adult Day Services offers TLC to aging adults

Our aging population faces many challenges,not the least of which is the stress put upon caregiver families who try to balance work,a multigenerational family,and special care for an aging parent or relative.At the same time, aging parents are faci More...

Saint Peter's hosts Cancer Survivors Day 'Mardi Gras'

Saint Peter's University Hospital hosted this year's Cancer Survivors Day "Mardi Gras" to celebrate life with cancer survivors, their families and friends on June 10.This year's annual celebration featured a Cajun cookout;"Shades of Blue," a local More...