October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Toilet training occurring later

When you're facing down a 3- year-old who has not yet caught on to potty training, you may feel like yours is the only child in the world who hasn't mastered this stage of development. More...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Be in the know

For women treated for breast cancer, the odds of being alive after five years are roughly the same whether they undergo mastectomy or breast—conserving surgery.And while that's old news,a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensiv More...

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Run for prevention

For young women on the run, researchers say lacing up your tennis shoes can do more than keep your heart healthy — it can help prevent early breast cancer. More...

Simple steps to ensure kids, teens and tweens protect teeth this Halloween

When trick-or-treaters demand, "gimme something good to eat," they're hoping for candy — and lots of it. It's certainly part of the holiday's appeal, but a tradition that causes concern about the effects of sugar on kids' teeth. More...

Local nurses launch revolutionary postpartum consulting service

Two local maternal and child health nurses, Beth Battaglino Cahill, R.N., and Lisa Madden, R.N., have launched Staying Sane LLC, a consulting company dedicated to providing survival solutions and services for pregnant women, new mothers and their f More...

Fitness

Curves of Edison helps local women exercise good breast health

Curves, the international women's fitness franchise, is no stranger to the fight against breast cancer. More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Seated row with resistance band DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Resistance band (Note: The bands usually come in different colors to indicate degree of elasticity or tension. More...

Fitness fashion gone wild

Growing up I was taught there were no scary monsters, no goblins that go bump in the night. Now I'm not so sure. I have witnessed health club hell and I am afraid, very afraid. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState earns national praise for heart failure care

Patients treated for heart failure at CentraState Medical Center have one of the highest survival rates in the United States, according to a government report released recently. More...

CentraState named one of '100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare'

Modern Healthcare has selected CentraState Medical Center one of the"100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" in the health care trade publication's first-ever national ranking. More...

Researchers at CINJ aim to improve accuracy in patients with breast cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, 40,000 breast cancer deaths are expected nationwide this year, with 1,400 in New Jersey. More...

Danger is lurking in your child's backpack

Who hasn't wondered whether small children lugging oversized, heavy backpacks to and from school might be risking serious injury to their growing spines and will one day suffer from serious back pain? Apparently, there is real cause for concern. More...

Resource guide now available to help New Jerseyans adopt healthier lifestyles

Did you know that only 26 percent of New Jersey residents consume the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables each day and more than 37 percent of adults in the state are overweight? More...

Water is a very important ingredient in senior citizens' daily diets

As we age, the balance between our need for water and our thirst for water shifts. In fact, the less water an older person drinks, the less thirsty they become, leaving them open to the risk of dehydration and other complications. More...

Free Motion Rehabilitation Center celebrates sixth-year anniversary

Free Motion Rehabilitation Center, a local outpatient physical therapy clinic located at 528 New Friendship Road in Howell, celebrated its sixth anniversary this August. More...

Great expectations

It's an incredibly hard decision:Women diagnosed with breast cancer often have the choice to undergo mastectomy, removing the entire breast, or breast-conserving surgery, in which only the tumor and surrounding tissue are removed. More...

Stop! Healthy bones ahead

Maintaining bone density could be the key to decreasing the spread of breast cancer in women.According to research at Washington University School of Medicine, St. More...

Foot pain is not normal; it is a warning sign

Why do so many people suffer from podiatric problems? Think of the repetitive impact of the entire weight of the human body on two relatively small, complicated, jointed structures — human feet. More...

CPC Behavioral Healthcare & Prevention First sponsoring Nov. 11 event

CPC Behavioral Healthcare and Prevention First will present Christopher Kennedy Lawford on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. at theTwo River Theater in Red Bank for an evening of awareness, selfdiscovery and communication. More...

Medical Info

If you have back pain, do you really need an X-ray?

On occasion when a patient consults a doctor with back pain some question the necessity of spinal Xrays. More...

Artificial disk surgery brings pain relief for Freehold resident

When 36-year-old Freehold resident Christopher Applegate began feeling pain in his shoulder,neck and down his arms,he thought it might just go away.But then his head started to lean to the right and he couldn't straighten it out. More...

PCOS: little-known disease affects teens and young women

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects between 5 and 10 percent of teens and young women. It may cause irregular periods, extra hair on the face and body, acne, weight gain or obesity, and can affect fertility. More...