December 2, 2007 RSS feed / Health

Chief clinical dietitian at Kimball offers recipe for healthful holiday eating

If you're watching your waistline, there's no reason to give up your favorite foods this holiday season.According to Cathy Heintz,R.D.,C.D.E.,chief clinical dietitian at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood,you can celebrate and still keep those calori More...

Retreat addresses figures on the unmet needs of young adults with cancer

Excluding homicide, suicide and unintentional injury,cancer is the leading cause of death among 15-39-yearolds. More...

Understanding Grief lecture to be hosted by Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center

On Dec. More...

Shoulder pain and rotator cuff tears are common in active people

Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain in the active population.Although sports participation and trauma are common factors in the development of shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears are also frequently caused by the normal degenerati More...

Staying on track when dining out

When it comes to dieting these days, dieters have a multitude of avenues to explore as they attempt to eat healthier and shed a few extra pounds.With so many different approaches to diet, it's hard to determine what's good for you,what's not so goo More...

RWJUH offers support group for new moms

RobertWood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick,offers a bimonthly support group for new moms to share the joys and challenges of motherhood.Group discussions and speakers will address postpartum topics including sleep deprivation, breastfeed More...

New spinal cord injury support group forming at HealthSouth in Tinton Falls

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital ofTinton Falls will be hosting a newly formed Spinal Cord Injury support group.This group is for adults 18 and older with spinal cord injury, their family and caregivers. More...

Lowering intraocular pressure is goal in treating glaucoma

Nearly two-and-a-half millionAmericans have open angle glaucoma, with the majority of them unaware of this problem because this condition usually presents no symptoms. More...

Fitness

Exercise caution during winter workouts

What is it about the cold weather that seems to pack on the pounds? More...

Cardio a key to a successful exercise regimen

When it comes time to lose weight,many people look to the nearby fitness center to help them shed those extra pounds.When entering a gym for the first time,newcomers are often overwhelmed by the buzz of activity and the clanking of weights coupled More...

Move of the month: Hanging pull-up

NAME OF EXERCISE: Hanging Pull-Up DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Smith Machine BENEFIT: This exercise works the muscle groups in the upper and middle back (trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, teres major) shoulders (deltoids) and More...

Understanding Grief lecture to be hosted by Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center

On Dec.19, from 7-8:30 p.m., the Saint Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center (SBHPCC) at Monmouth Medical Center will host a free bereavement lecture, titled"What Grief Does and How to DealWith It."The program, which will be led by Henry de M More...

Make New Year's resolutions that are easy to keep

Some say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome each time. More...

Diabetes Support Group to focus on surviving holidays

The December session of Kimball Medical Center's monthly diabetes support group will focus on staying healthy during the holiday season. More...

CentraState announces smoking ban

CentraState Healthcare System plans to go smoke-free on all of its campuses effective November 2008, system officials announced. More...

From loss rises hope

Three local families suffered the tragedy of every parent's worst fear. In the process, they discovered the strength of support and are now using their experiences to help others.

Expectant parents Laura and Christopher Foy of Brick were eagerly awaiting the birth of twin girls when Laura went into pre-term labor, causing her to feel contractions while only in her second trimester. More...

Cause for alarm: What parents miss when childproofing

As new parents prepare for the arrival of their baby, they'll likely make safety a top priority.They put poisons out of reach,cover up unused electrical outlets and install safety gates.But experts say parents may miss the deadliest threat in the h More...

Researcher strives to reverse, prevent neurodegenerative disorders in infants and adults

Patrizia Casaccia-Bonnefil, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience and member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ-RobertWood Johnson Medical School, and her team of researchers, have identified new molecular signals responsible More...

Nearly 1,000 men tested in two years in annual prostate screening

Continuing with its annual effort to reduce New Jersey's high incidence of prostate cancer, the Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), along with RobertWood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH),chec More...

New study finds more obese teens undergoing bariatric surgery

At a time when there are growing concerns about a national epidemic of obesity among teenagers, a new study focusing on morbidly obese teens who have last resort bariatric surgery has found that the procedure poses no greater risks for them than fo 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...

Hospice and Palliative Care Center offers suggestions to avoid caregiver burnout

Providing daily care for a sick or disabled loved one can be rewarding, as well as physically and emotionally exhausting.Balancing the demands of work,home and caregiving are often a struggle.Studies have revealed that individuals who are coping wi More...

Medical Info

How to choose the right Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage plan

During the annual election period of Nov.15 through Dec.31,2007,people are able to switch plans or enroll in Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage through stand-alone plans or through integrated medical and prescription plans.Here's helpful in More...

Surgeon at Saint Peter's offers minimally invasive total knee replacement

Saint Peter's University Hospital offers the Zimmer Gender Solutions Knee (Gender Knee), the first and only knee replacement implant shaped to fit a woman's anatomy.Women account for nearly two-thirds of the more than 400,000 knee replacement proce More...

Gender Solutions Knee

The Gender Knee implant has been sized and shaped based on three distinct aspects of the female knee: 1.Thinner profile:The bone in the front of a woman's knee is less prominent than a man's.Traditional implants are thicker in front and may feel " More...

Hospital Updates

Cardiology labs reaccredited at Saint Peter's University Hospital

TheVascular Laboratory and Echocardiography Laboratory in the Department of Cardiology at Saint Peter's University Hospital,New Brunswick,have been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Commission for theAccreditation ofVascular Laboratories (ICAVL) an More...

Kimball Medical Center earns ACR accreditation

Kimball Medical Center,Lakewood, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent survey by theAmerican College of Radiology (ACR). More...

HealthSouth of Tinton Falls announces employee quarterly awards

Linda Savino, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital ofTinton Falls, recently announced the winners of the first quarter employee recognition awards. More...