February 1, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Preconception care focuses on risk prevention, health promotion

Kimballwomen's health specialist stresses 'process of care' to address needs throughout reproductive life

At Kimball Medical Center, obstetricians and gynecologists are dedicated to promoting optimal health throughout a woman's lifespan. For women of childbearing years, Kimball obstetrician/gynecologist E. David Morgan, M.D. More...

Local company launches campaign to get seniors and their families talking

Your dad's neighbor just called to tell you that your 79-year-old father sideswiped his parked vehicle and nearly hit a child standing nearby.Was it an isolated slip-up or the sign that it's time for your dad to think about giving up his car keys? More...

February is Children's Dental Health Month

TheAmerican DentalAssociation (ADA) has declared February as Children's Dental Health Month. It is a time for local dentists to visit schools and to increase awareness on the importance of good oral hygiene and eating habits. More...

Pediatric dentists care for the dental and emotional needs of children

There's nothing as endearing as your child's smile, but how do you keep that smile healthy?Well, a visit to a pediatric dentist would be a good start. Why use a pediatric dentist? More...

The underachiever: Is he just not trying hard enough or is something else wrong?

Bright children who don't achieve to potential are an interesting puzzle. Many factors contribute to their difficulties. Research has found that vision problems play a role in academic achievement, yet are often inadvertently overlooked. More...

Fitness

Free golf clinics offered to community

Four separate golf clinics will focus on the fundamentals and mechanics designed to help golfers cut strokes and feel better playing. More...

How exercise and nutrition can whip the winter blues

The sun doesn't shine until nearly 8 a.m.The afternoon ride home from work is shrouded in darkness, too. The trees have been bare for months. Icy rivers snake through Monmouth County. Is this Russia or Rumson? More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE:Tactical Lunges with Kettlebell DIFFICULTY LEVEL: intermediate-advanced EQUIPMENT: Kettlebell (Choose a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level.) BENEFIT: This exercise works the muscle groups of the glutes, quadricep 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.Under the watchful eye of her physician,Charl More...

MS Society looking for people to join the movement

Every hour someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. More...

SHARE Program expands to educate students about epilepsy in New Jersey

The SHARE Program,Students HearingAbout and Recognizing Epilepsy, is expanding to include more school districts throughout the state of New Jersey.SHARE delivers in-school presentations on epilepsy to fifth-grade students and is a collaborative pro More...

Local health-care professionals seek to solve epidemic health-care crisis

The Crisis According to a report from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the cost of overall health care in the United States has doubled from 1993 to 2004 and the costs are only getting higher.More than 15 percent of our Gross Domest More...

Problem solving for the modern parent

Looking for answers? Try these easy solutions to the three most important issues facing today's moms and dads.

For the modern mother and father facing a world rampant with obesity epidemics,education deficiencies and electronic distractions, it's evermore frustrating that kids don't come with a handbook. What exactly should kids be eating? More...

UMDNJ researcher receives prestigious MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health

An expert in the metabolic processes of DNA at UMDNJ-RobertWood Johnson Medical School has received a prestigious $2.5 million MERIT Award,Method to Extend Research in Time, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).The grant provides longterm f More...

Safety proof your home to prevent slips and falls

According to the Home Safety Council, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal unintentional injuries occurring in the home. More...

Medical Info

Discuss foot pain with a podiatrist

Foot pain is not normal. It's the body's warning that immediate attention is needed. Doctors Robert Lillie and Steven Marder are experts at resolving foot and ankle complaints for people of all ages. More...

You don't have to cry over dry-eye syndrome

If your eyes itch or burn,or if you have excessive tearing,put down the handkerchief and make an appointment with an eye doctor.Your ophthalmologist may tell you these symptoms are signs of dry eye syndrome.Other symptoms may include redness, irrit More...

'Women Against Prostate Cancer' focuses on education and support

In an effort to provide a comprehensive support system for women with loved ones battling prostate cancer,The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center (GPCC) atThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) has joined forces with the Washington,D.C. More...

Hospital Updates

Bayshore Community Hospital celebrates grand opening of oncology infusion suite

Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, celebrates the grand opening of a new infusion suite for cancer patients needing chemotherapy and immunotherapy.This comfortable and caring environment, staffed by oncology-credentialed registered nurses, has t More...

CentraState using new blood-sugar management tool

CentraState Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is using a new, computerized system to control blood-sugar (glucose) levels in critically ill patients. More...

CentraState adds emergency express service for minor medical problems

The Emergency Department (ED) at CentraState Medical Center, FreeholdTownship,now offers a new service for adults and children with minor medical problems to get treated and discharged as quickly as possible. More...