March 1, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Join the movement to create a world free of MS

Every hour someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure.Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from movi More...

Program about meditation slated for March 11

Monmouth Medical Center will present "Evening Enlightenment:Meditations toTransformYour Life Now - atWork, Home and for Play,"on March 11 from 7:30-9 p.m. at theTatum Park Activity Center,Red Hill Road in Middletown. More...

March is Save Your Vision Month

Take a moment and consider what your life would be like it you couldn't see. Not a pleasant thought, is it?We often take our vision for granted. More...

Public safety workers find comfort with their chiropractor

Astudy of public safety personnel placed under chiropractic care reveals an improvement in the overall health of these workers. More...

Kimball Medical offers weekly t'ai chi sessions

The Center for Healthy Living at Kimball Medical Center, in cooperation with the Arthritis Foundation, offers courses in t'ai chi - a slow,nonmartial art form of movement. More...

Saint Barnabas offers tips to caregivers during winter months

Winter is here and the cold weather restricts many older people from going outdoors for exercise or entertainment.Caregivers are often faced with thinking of creative ideas to keep their elderly parent's or spouse's spirits high during the next few More...

Soothing stress may reduce sleepless nights

Learning more about the differences between everyday stress and an anxiety disorder could help keep you from tossing and turning. More...

Study shows chiropractic care can benefit autistic children

The past decade has seen the number of diagnosed cases of autism rapidly increase throughout the nation.These alarming numbers have Manalapan-based Dr.Peter Joffe,D.C., pointing to a study that indicates that chiropractic care may alleviate - at l More...

Chiropractic care benefits adults with ADHD

Dr.Yannick Pauli,president of the Swiss Chiropractic Pediatric Association, has authored a study that concludes that chiropractic care can benefit adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More...

Survey challenges theory that women strive to take care of everyone except themselves

Arecent survey uncovered a newfound sense of self-empowerment in regard to women's health and their priorities. More...

Fitness

A Workout for St. Jude to be held at Fit For Life

AWorkout for St. Jude event benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will be held at Fit For Life onApril 5 in Marlboro.The volunteer coordinator for this event is Jody Phillips. More...

Common injuries from winter recreation

With winter upon us,many people participate in activities such as snow skiing, snowboarding and ice skating.The very conditions that make these activities possible and enjoyable, reduced friction,also make falls and injuries very common. More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE:Cable Kickback DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Low pulley cable machine (Choose a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level) BENEFIT: This exercise works the muscle groups of the triceps. More...

Find the facts on nutrition by focusing on the science

New information about food and diet appears every day.An e-mail about "secret"calories in soft drinks, a friend's personal endorsement of a trendy diet, news reports about conflicting research on red wine… what is true, and how do you separa More...

Who is your registered dietitian?

You know who your doctor is.But who is your registered dietitian (RD)? More...

Program on essential oils to be held March 20

The origin of essential oils dates back thousands of years and is used quite extensively in many parts of the world for medicinal purposes.On March 20,Monmouth Medical Center will present,"An Introduction to theWorld of Essential Oils andAromathera More...

Monmouth to hold Stress Free Workshop March 11

Join Monmouth Medical Center for a Stress FreeWorkshop titled"Dealing with Feelings,"on March 11 from 7-9 p.m. More...

Families must consider the legal, financial aspects of dementia care

Dementia can occur at any age and can even affect young people as the result of injury or hypoxia (the reduction of oxygen supply to blood). More...

Preconception care focuses on risk prevention, health promotion

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...

Preventing injuries and deaths from falls

For older adults, a fall can often spell disaster.One third of Americans ages 65 and older fall each year. More...

Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

Accidents do happen.They can happen anytime, anywhere - at home, school,work, during recreational activities, and on vacation. More...

Top 5 things to consider when looking for health information online

Arecent study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates a growing number of Americans are seeking general health information from the Internet as a first source, rather than consulting their doctors. More...

Double-duty doula

Compassion is natural for actress Amy Pietz. As a doula, she's there to assist and comfort women during childbirth. On set, the 'Aliens in America' star uses that experience to bond with coworkers. For all involved, it's a blessing.

On the new CW comedy series "Aliens in America,"Amy Pietz plays Franny, a loving but fussy mom whose tidy, Midwestern existence is disrupted by the Pakistani Muslim exchange student her family takes into their home. More...

Medical Info

There are options for treating dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is very common condition, and the cause is unclear in most cases.The tear film,when healthy,covers the surface of the eye, providing nutrition and moisture to the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva. More...

Food portions are out of control in many American diets

In addition to baseball spring training, March Madness and St.Patrick's Day, TheAmerican DieteticAssociation has declared March National Nutrition Month. Put down the corn beef and cabbage, green beer,and fantasy league sheets. More...

American Lung Assoc. offering to train people to help smokers quit

Do you want to help people in your company or organization quit smoking? More...

Hospital Updates

PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital dedicated in New Brunswick

PSE&G Children's Specialized Hospital was officially dedicated as the newest addition to the New Brunswick pediatric health campus.The new 60-bed pediatric rehabilitation hospital provides inpatient rehabilitation care for infants through 21 years More...

Monmouth Medical Center to hold diabetes series in March and April

Diabetes affects more than 20 percent of people ages 60 and older in the United States,and the incidence of diabetes is higher amongAfricanAmerican and Hispanic minority populations. More...

Monmouth Medical to hold child seat inspections

New Jersey law requires that all children under the age of 8,who weigh less than 80 pounds,must be seated in an appropriate child restraint in the rear seat of a vehicle. More...