May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Health

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. More...

Eight things every woman should know about their breast health

The thought of having breast cancer is frightening. But, ignoring the possibility that you may develop breast cancer, or avoiding the processes to detect cancer, can be dangerous. "Preventative care is a three-step process,"says Evelyn Minaya,M.D. More...

Are you worried that your child will be held back?

Are you concerned that your child will have to repeat the school year or need to attend summer school? Often a child is held back with the hope that the second time through, a light bulb will suddenly go on. More...

You've heard of yoga, but how about yoga therapy?

Here in the United States, most people have heard of yoga, know someone who practices yoga, or perhaps even has taken a yoga class themselves. Still many are skeptical, and yes many people would never even consider doing yoga. More...

CentraState to hold annual Baby Fair May 8

CentraState Medical Center's popular Baby Fair for parents-to-be and those considering a pregnancy will be held May 8 from 6-8 p.m.at CentraState's Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus. More...

Five stretches to help your carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating disorder affecting the nerves that pass through the wrist and into the hand. In addition, compression can also occur in the neck region, making some patients' problems more complex. More...

Secrets of 'The Biggest Loser'

The big scale isn't real, and the contestants weigh in behind the scenes before the show. It's just a prop.The situation isn't real, because there are no jobs, no commitments, and no racing to dance class or baseball throughout the week. More...

Cooking with kids makes fun, nutritious meals

When the kids are cooped up indoors, you don't have to go stir crazy. Instead, head for the kitchen and stir up something good to eat. Cooking together can be both educational and fun and often results in a tasty treat, too. More...

Fitness

Fitness vocabulary from A to Z, part one

Conventional wisdom says actions follows thought.Before you can get fit, you have to think fit. Below is a brief lexicon designed to help you talk like a trainer. Anaerobic: Technically means without oxygen. More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Dumbbell Bench Press DIFFICULTY LEVEL: intermediate to advanced EQUIPMENT: Flat exercise bench and a pair of dumbbells (Choose a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level, and light enough to master correct form. More...

Jazzercise to host free open house

Mia Ventura, a Freehold and Manalapan-area Jazzercise instructor, will offer a citywide free-for-all Jazzercise Open House until May 16 in Manalapan and Freehold. More...

Hospital Updates

RWJUH offers support group for new moms

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, offers a bi-monthly support group for new moms to share the joys and challenges of motherhood. More...

RWJUH offers radioactive seed therapy for prostate cancer

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, now offers radioactive seed implant therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer as part of its comprehensive range of cancer treatment services. More...

Compassionate care by a skilled team results in a happy ending for Keyport resident

When Clinical Coordinator Bonnie Schwartz, R.N., B.S.N., first met Elizabeth Stultz at the Bayshore Wound Care Center at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, "she presented as someone very sad, discouraged, and in intense pain." More...

Contact lenses and your eyes

Contact lenses, when used properly, can provide excellent vision and convenience for patients with refractive errors. More...

Senior citizens need to continue to care for their oral health

According to a recent survey by the American Dental Hygienists' Association, 90 percent of adult Americans have, on average, 23.5 teeth. More...

Pediatric survey reveals many parents neglect their children's feet

Warts, ingrown toenails and foot pain bring thousands of adults to doctors' offices every day. More...

Allergy expert at UMDNJ offers gardeners tips on avoiding allergens

With the onset of spring, gardening enthusiasts can finally satisfy their desire to enjoy emerging fresh flowers and budding plants.However, pollen from trees, shrubs,and grasses can make gardening more of a chore than a pursuit of enjoyment. More...

There is no need to suffer from heel pain

You may know how it feels. A knifelike pain in your heel when you get out of bed in the morning. Usually it disappears in a few minutes, only to return in the afternoon and after periods of inactivity. Pain is not natural; it's a warning. More...

Learn more about hearing loss and its ramifications this month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. More...

Spring is ankle sprain season for weekend warriors

Spring is sports season for many amateur athletes and weekend warriors in the Monmouth Count area. It's also ankle sprain season for one area foot and ankle surgeon. More...

Crash victim responds to chiropractic care

A Canadian doctor has authored a study detailing the positive impact that chiropractic care has had on those suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). More...

Fat or fiction: New research sheds light on the dangers of obesity

All fat is not equal. Scientists now see the excess fat around one's waist as a more dangerous health threat than fat stored in other parts of the body. More...

Medical Info

Procedures for knee replacement have changed with latest advances

Believe it or not, there's an upside to aging. We're living longer, richer and more fulfilling lives. There is a price,however, a downside that comes with those additional years. Our parts tend to wear out. More...

Do men with prostate cancer who undergo surgery need radiation therapy, too?

There are a number of treatment options for men with prostate cancer. More...

Diagnosed with psoriasis? Learn how to treat it

The National Institutes of Health estimate that 7.5 million Americans are affected by psoriasis. More...