April 7, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Breakthrough in chiropractic care without twisting and cracking of the spine

Imagine 30 to 40 years ago, if we told you that dentistry would be painless, that doctors would watch television to perform surgeries, that brain surgery for tumors could be done with a laser,and that knifeless surgery could be performed,you would More...

Special dental needs of autistic children must be attended to

Autistic children present a special challenge to the dental community. They require and deserve all of the dental services that are provided to the typical child, but are often neglected for many different reasons. More...

Allergies on the rise for children

The birthday pizza party. School bake sales. PB&J sandwiches in the lunchroom.Halloween candy. More...

Food Rx

Ailment: Anxiety/Stress Symptoms: Heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach pain and headaches Cause: Whether you constantly yell at your husband because you're stretched too thin or you feel panic at the first sign o More...

Vision problems are sometimes misdiagnosed as AD(H)D

Peter appears to be very bright but he is falling behind and struggling with reading.He's easily distracted and rarely completes his in-class reading assignments. 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. More...

Fitness

In fitness and in health

You took the plunge and committed to each other. Is it possible to commit to good health together, too?

Ah, l'amour.Sleeping in on weekends. Dining out every night.Strolling through the neighborhood with ice cream cones.Sharing mocha frappu-lattes with whipped cream.After all,calories consumed in the name of romance don't count, right? More...

Maximizing fat loss: What you may be overlooking in your weight-loss plan

As a personal trainer, something I hear often when I start to work with a new client is,"I eat right and exercise but I still am not losing weight." Many people sincerely think they are doing everything right when in fact they are not doing exactly More...

Move of the month

Name of exercise: Plank and Side Plank Difficulty level: Intermediate Equipment: Exercise Mat Benefit:These exercises work the six pack muscle groups (rectus abdominis) and the side abdominal muscles (internal and external obliques). More...

Diabetes can lead to complicated eye diseases

By Prinze C. Mack, M.D.

Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of blindness in people younger than 65 years old in the United States.Uncontrolled diabetes can produce temporary blurring of one's vision, or it can lead to permanently impaired or total loss of vision.Th More...

Diagnosed with psoriasis?

The National Institutes of Health estimate that 7.5 millionAmericans are affected by psoriasis.Psoriasis is a noncontagious lifelong skin disease,characterized mostly by red patches or lesions on the skin (plaque) covered with a silvery white build More...

The lesson of Wally Pipp

Several days ago, a longtime client told me she felt tired from sleeping poorly two nights in a row. More...

The power to control diabetes is in the patient's hands

Are you confused with food labels? What foods to avoid? What foods to eat? How many times a day to check your blood sugar?Why your blood sugar fluctuates? What an A1c level is? Can you drink alcohol? More...

Tops in birth control

As more and more women opt-out of birth control pills for newer forms of pregnancy prevention, a new review has found that while the perfect solution remains elusive, most choices are equally effective. 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...

Seven tips to help boomer children communicate with their aging parents

Following, from Home Instead Senior Care and communication expert Jake Harwood, Ph.D., from the University of Arizona, are tips to help family caregivers communicate with their aging parents on sensitive subjects. 1. Get started. More...

Golf clinic to be offered to the public April 12

Dr.Ken Freedman of Freedman Chiropractic Center and Brian Gussis of GolfTEC will host a golf clinic on April 12 from 8-9 a.m. at the Colonial Diner, 560 Route 18 north, East Brunswick. More...

Learn about the symptoms and treatments for athlete's foot

Athlete's foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus most commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and humid environment that encourages fungus growth. More...

Medical Info

Commonly used drugs may have additional benefits for men with prostate cancer

Anew study of more than 7,000 men suggests that those with localized prostate cancer (which means the disease hasn't spread beyond the prostate gland) who take cholesterol reducing statin drugs or anti-inflammatory agents live longer than men who d More...

Virtual colonoscopy newest tool in fight against colon cancer

TheAmerican Cancer Society (ACS), theAmerican College of Radiology (ACR) and a consortium of leading gastroenterology groups, theAmerican GastroenterologicalAssociation (AGA), theAmerican College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and theAmerican Society fo More...

Traveling abroad for medical treatment: Is it safe?

Medical tourism is the rapidly growing practice of traveling to a foreign country to obtain medical care.This includes such diverse procedures as dental work, to surgeries such as eyelifts,major coronary procedures and joint replacements. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState names new diabetes center; Novo Nordisk honored

In gratitude of a $100,000 donation from Novo Nordisk Inc., a Danish pharmaceutical company with North American headquarters in Princeton, CentraState Medical Center has named the diabetes center at CentraState's newAmbulatory Campus the Novo Nordi More...

CentraState hosts free scuba class for special-needs children

CentraState Healthcare System is hosting a free program for specialneeds children that teaches the basics of scuba diving. More...

Family Medicine Center expands services

The CentraState Family Medicine Center,1001West Main St., is now offering evening hours,same-day or next-day appointments for urgent medical needs,and participation in several major health insurance and managed care networks. More...