September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Tackling the obesity epidemic; why you can't afford to weight

It is difficult to ignore the extent to which obesity has become a grave health concern in New Jersey.The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reports that nearly 59 percent of New Jersey residents are either overweight or obese (nea More...

Low back pain: Learn how to know if it is serious

Back problems can cause a good deal of worry and for good reason.Any problem that doesn't go away on its own in a reasonable period of time should be a cause for concern. More...

The reality of TV: Where you're wasting the most time

"If you'll forgive me for getting on my soapbox here, watching television is the way that most Americans waste the most time,"says Ackerman. More...

Monmouth Medical presents health showcase at mall

On Sept. 12, Monmouth Medical Center will present its monthly"To Your Health Showcase"at the Monmouth Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Monmouth offers intro. to alternative medicine

More and more people are using complementary alternative health care to augment their current medical care. On Sept. More...

Empowering women to stay heart healthy at every age

When it comes to heart health, men and women are not always created equal.Although heart disease is often thought of as a man's disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that women account for more than half of all heart More...

Fitness

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Standing Biceps Cable Curl DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Short bar, cable machine (Select a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level.) BENEFIT: This exercise targets the muscle groups in the upper front of More...

What to know before attending your first yoga class

Many people are interested in trying yoga but hesitate to take a class.You may feel you are not flexible enough or perhaps it is too hard to do.This is not true.Yoga is for everyone, especially the inflexible. More...

Burnout busters

Variety is the spice of any healthy workout that keeps boredom at bay and the calories burning.

Once upon a time,Molly Cue was all about spinning. She discovered the class at her gym and was soon spinning every day — sometimes even twice a day. More...

How to stop low back pain

Low back pain is without a doubt one of the most common complaints you hear. More...

CentraState to hold children's health fair

CentraState Medical Center will present a free Kids Health Fair for children of all ages and their families on Sept.6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold. More...

Olympians soar with aid of chiropractic care

Are you an athlete looking for that edge over you competition? Or are you playing the game called life looking to maximize your full potential? More...

Tick, tick, tick

Are you an 'owl' living in a 'lark's' world? Internal clocks might control why we do what we do and when we do it, but resetting the time could allow you to make the most of every day.

Wake up every day at 6 a.m.Deliver a report at a staff meeting at 10 a.m.Eat lunch at 12:15 p.m.Surf theWeb for tomorrow's weather at 3 p.m. Take a 4-mile run at 5:45 p.m.Eat dinner at 7 p.m.Go to sleep at 9 p.m. More...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps uninsured

The issue of health care is once again front and center. Nearly 47 million Americans are uninsured, at a cost of at least 18,000 lives each year.Why should New Jersey residents care? More...

Natural energy boosters the focus of workshop

Studies have shown that there are many simple and natural ways to boost your energy level, reduce stress and increase enjoyment of life.Some of these include exercise, nutrition,"mood foods," music,color, scent,nature, imagination and more. 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...

Medical Info

Chiropractic care helps preterm infant thrive

Acase report authored by Kelly A. Miller credits chiropractic care with the successful management of a preterm infant who had suffered severe lung ailments, gastrointestinal complications and developmental delays, both physical and mental. More...

New lens technology offers cataract patients freedom from reading glasses

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye's natural crystalline lens.This lens, normally clear when one is born, eventually becomes clouded as we age due to the natural aging process,UV light, trauma, or due to diseases such as diabetes. More...

Tips for caring for burning foot pain

Apatient comes to the office complaining of burning foot pain in the ball of the foot. Sometimes the burning is accompanied by numbness in the toes. Frequently the pain shoots along the foot and into the leg. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState implements new technology to speed heart attack treatment

CentraState Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED) is using new, Internet-based technology to speed up treatment for heart attack patients, which is critical in saving lives and reducing damage to the heart muscle. More...

CentraState cites nursing excellence

CentraState Medical Center has awarded six nurses with its highest honor that an R.N. or L.P.N. can receive — the Nursing Excellence Award. More...

CentraState employees volunteer time to teach Iraq War amputee to scuba dive

Scuba instructors/dive masters at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Township volunteered their time recently to teach an amputee from the Iraq War and his fiancée to scuba dive so they can dive on their honeymoon. More...