November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Health

Subluxation: the next household word

Twenty years ago, if someone said the word cholesterol,most people would have said,"What is that?"But today cholesterol is a household word.We all know that cholesterol and monitoring our cholesterol levels is vital for maintaining the health of ou More...

Baby Boot Camp program offered at Southard Grange

Southard Grange No.218, located at 4860 Route 9 south,Howell, is offering Baby Boot Camp onTuesday andThursday mornings,10-11 a.m. Baby Boot Camp is a stroller-based fitness program designed for prenatal and postnatal women. More...

FDA: Use the Nutrition Facts Label to make healthy food choices

Since the late 1980s, adult obesity has steadily increased to the point at which more than 65 percent of all Americans are now overweight and over 30 percent are obese.Also, 15 percent of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are overweight - nearl More...

Enjoy the pleasures of the holiday season in moderation

Ican't believe it - The L.L.Bean Christmas catalogue arrived in early October. More...

New diabetes resources engage physicians, patients

Eat right. Exercise. Monitor blood sugar.Take medication regularly. More...

Eye exams help students succeed

Although 80 percent of what children learn comes through their eyes,many do not have a comprehensive eye exam during the school year.According to a recent survey byVSP Vision Care, two-thirds of children under 18 haven't had an eye exam in the last More...

Road to wellness leads Bayshore employees to better health

'As health-care workers,we know what's healthy and what's not when it comes to diet and exercise, but in a stressful hospital environment, it's not always easy to do what's best when it comes to our own personal health and well-being," said Ramonda More...

Fitness

Get back on your bike

You're just finishing your Saturday morning bike ride. More...

Move of the Month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Step Over Lunge with Bosu Ball DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Bosu Ball BENEFIT: This exercise works the gluteals, hamstrings and quadricep muscle groups in the legs.This exercise is great for hikers, skiers, and any More...

Sports medicine specialist offers advice to prevent summer sports injuries

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

Drug-free alternatives for arthritis

In our country, lower back pain is the second most common reason patients seek the help of a medical doctor. Physical therapy by itself rarely provides long-lasting corrective results.A recent study conducted under the leadership of Dr.Scott F. More...

Focus on fiber to help lower your cholesterol

An easy way to lower or maintain your cholesterol may be to focus on fiber - and there are plenty of tasty ways to incorporate healthy fiber into your diet. More...

Skin cancer prevention: Broccoli has its day in the sun

As the population ages,more people, especially those with light complexions, are being diagnosed with and treated for skin cancer.There are three main types of skin cancer:basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma.The most favorable kind is basal cell More...

American Lung Assoc. encourages you to see yourself among the many 'faces of influenza'

Health experts recommend annual influenza vaccination for more than 220 million people in the United States.Despite this recommendation, influenza immunization rates fall far short every year.Approximately 1 to 5 million residents in the region of More...

There is new hope for struggling readers

Working with a child who is having difficulty with reading and learning can be challenging, frustrating and emotionally draining. Imagine that you are working with your child and watching him read the same paragraph for the third time. More...

Diabetes comes in different forms

No one ever wants their doctor to utter the word"diabetes."Unfortunately, such a diagnosis is more common than you might think, as 2005 alone witnessed 1.5 million new cases of diabetes in people over the age of 20.According to theAmerican Diabetes More...

Understanding the relationship between depression and dementia is focus of program

While depression and dementia have many similar symptoms, recent research shows that older adults can develop both conditions at the same time. More...

Seniors: Discuss immunizations and screenings with your doctor

It's probably not at the top of your todo list,but if you're a senior citizen, it is important to get the proper immunizations to prevent diseases,as well as a full schedule of tests to screen for the presence of diseases.Prevention at any age,of c More...

Free health fair to be held at Atlantic Club Nov.10

Jersey Shore University Medical Center,Neptune, is sponsoring a free Health Fair on Nov.10, at theAtlantic Club in Manasquan.The event,open to the public and toAtlantic Club members, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

First Alert offers easy-to-use lead testing kit for the home

With the multiple toy recalls announced every month since May by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to high levels of lead,many parents are left wondering if their child's favorite toys are safe. More...

Medical Info

There are many oral health problems associated with diabetes

The Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health states that "good oral health is integral to general health." Annually, there are many cases of undiagnosed diabetes in our country.Many individuals are at a high risk for overall health problems because More...

Spaces still available in CINJ prostate cancer clinical study

Researchers atThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) are reminding residents that a clinical study focusing on cell development in prostate cancer still has spaces available.One in six men will be diagnosed with the disease; it is the most frequ More...

Blood supply dangerously low

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, is issuing an emergency appeal for blood due to critically low supplies in area hospitals. NJBS supplies blood services and products to 60 hospitals throughout the state. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState names Ambulatory Campus atrium; Auxiliaries honored

In gratitude of their many years of fundraising efforts, CentraState Medical Center has dedicated the atrium in its new Star and BarryTobiasAmbulatory Campus to the CentraState Associated Auxiliaries. More...

CentraState launches endovascular surgery mentorship

CentraState Medical Center, FreeholdTownship, has launched an endovascular surgery mentorship program for vascular medicine specialists and cardiologists interested in studying noncoronary, catheter-based interventions for vascular diseases. More...

CentraState names Cardiac Diagnostic Center for late USMC vet

In gratitude of donations made to honor a late Marine from New Jersey,Thomas J.Blanchet, CentraState Medical Center has dedicated its new Cardiac Diagnostic Center in his memory.Among the donations made toward a $10-million capital campaign for Cen More...