August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Health

What you can do for your senior for $500 or less

Following are adaptive devices you can easily install and add to a senior's home for a combined total of about $500. Prices are approximates and may vary by vendor. More...

More to love

Excess pounds can create more than just a physical divide between couples. Here's how to speak to your spouse without disrupting the house.

Anita Wilson of Bonita Springs, Fla., has stuck by her husband through thick and thin — and in her case, that's literal truth. More...

August is National Children's Vision and Learning Month

Will this next school year be different? Will the new teacher connect with your child like no one else has ever done? More...

Fitness

Stretching the boundaries: a flexibility program for everybody

Flexibility is a major consideration in athletic performance, rehabilitation, general fitness and proper posture. More...

Move of the Month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Medicine Ball Squat on Bosu DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Medicine ball and Bosu Balance Trainer BENEFIT: This exercise targets the muscle groups in the lower body, especially the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes. More...

CentraState adds athletic training program

CentraState Medical Center now offers a Sports Performance Program that teaches athletes how to achieve optimal performance levels and prevent future injuries.The program is open to children and adults of all athletic levels interested in improving More...

Diet changes give hyperactive kids new taste for life

The results of a decade-long study conducted in the Norwegian town of Stavanger offers this simplistic option to parents with children suffering from hyperactive disorders including ADHD: Change their diet. More...

Look and see signs: a home safety review and checklist

Seniors and their families might want to look for the following opportunities when performing a home safety review. Examine dark pathways, corners and other areas where seniors regularly walk or read. More...

Solitary refinement

Be it quiet time with a book, an hour at the spa or an afternoon at the movies, quality time minus friends or family can be rejuvenating — and a great way to de-stress and improve your efficiency.

Renee Baker is the principal viola player and personnel manager for the Chicago Sinfonietta, so her schedule is packed with practices,meetings and performances. More...

How to encourage an overweight partner

1. Have realistic expectations. Bear in mind that women's bodies don't bounce back after multiple pregnancies, and it's harder for people to shed pounds as they age. 2. More...

Tips for carefully monitoring senior driving

Driver safety is an important issue for seniors.Do you know an older driver who is experiencing trouble on the road? More...

Medical Info

Researchers establish link between sleep apnea, obesity and bedwetting in children

Researchers at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have completed a study that establishes for the first time a link between obstructive sleep More...

Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center LLP offers new Web site as educational resource

Foot and ankle problems are common, and they can affect our everyday lives. More...

Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center strives to educate community on preventive foot and ankle care

Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center LLP in Howell is having a great impact on the community. "People do not think about foot and ankle pain until it interferes with their quality of life," says Dr. Jessica Addeo. More...

Hospital Updates

Raritan Bay Medical Center recognized for high-quality, safe patient care

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with campuses in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, was recognized by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) for high-quality and safe patient outcomes under the company's Hospital Recognition Program.The More...

CentraState graduates family physicians; five to practice in N.J.

The second class of six resident physicians has graduated from the CentraState Family Medicine Residency Program. Launched in 2005, the three-year program operates in conjunction with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. More...

RWJUH earns honor for achievement in stroke care

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recently presented Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) with the"Get with the Guidelines Bronze Award (GWTG)" for achievement in stroke care. More...