November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Twinkle, twinkle healthy eyes

When it comes to eye care, seeing doesn't always mean believing. "People tend to think if they can see OK and they have no pain or redness, all must be fine with their eyes," says Dr. More...

The American Diabetes Association asks, 'Why should you care about diabetes?'

It is the leading cause of kidney disease, blindness, and amputation, yet nearly 25 percent of people who have it don't even know it.This November, during American Diabetes Month, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is asking "Why should you ca 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...

It is important for almost everyone, especially diabetics, to get a flu vaccine

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is important to remind people with diabetes of how crucial a flu shot is for them and their families. Diabetes can make the immune system more vulnerable to severe cases of the flu and pneumonia. More...

Fitness

Find out what all the 'om' is about: why downward dog is for you

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and has numerous benefits for people of all ages and fitness levels.What many people like about yoga is that it is not intimidating or competitive and is practiced in a calm, relaxed environment so it More...

Are Wii fit yet?

Touted as a revolutionary unification of video games and exercise, the Wii Fit's foremost achievement is occasional sweaty fun.

Eight weeks ago, alit by a digital, celebratory display of animated hoopla,myTV told me I was old and overweight. Upon hearing the news, it took every drop of patience not to chuck a Wii remote through my overpriced flat screen. More...

Staying fit and motivated in the fall and winter months

As the days of summer come to an end and the brisk fall weather approaches, our exercise routines may start to change.Busier days at work, school activities with the kids and adjusting to the chilly days might be reasons to deter us from getting to More...

Chiropractic care eases severe depression

Acase study authored by Alain M.J. Desaulniers credits regular chiropractic care with helping a 46- year-old man overcome his major depression and increase his quality of life. More...

CentraState offers healthy cooking demonstration

CentraState Healthcare System is holding a Healthy Holidays Cooking Demonstration on Nov. 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold. More...

Autistic children can benefit from chiropractic care

Over the past decade, the diagnosis of autism is rising rapidly.The latest statistics show that one in every 150 children has some form of autism.Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects social interaction, communication and imagi More...

Not-so-mean girls

Movies skim over the benefits kids gain from being a part of a social circle.

In the 1970s it was"Carrie"and"American Graffiti."In the 1980s it was any film starring Molly Ringwald and in the 1990s it was"Clueless,""American Pie" and "Mallrats."Today, it's "Mean Girls,""Superbad" and "Napoleon Dynamite. 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...

Do you need a reason to visit the dentist regularly?

'Brush and floss.Avoid too many sugary snacks. See your dentist regularly." How many times have you heard that? More...

Medical Info

Clinical trial could improve outcomes for women with advanced stages of breast cancer

Director of LIFE Center at CINJ heads up study to test effectiveness of new drug combination

The American Cancer Society estimates 183,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year,with more than 40,000 dying from the disease. In New Jersey alone,6,300 new cases are expected with 1,400 deaths. More...

What you need to know about heart failure medications

Advances in medications have, over the past few years,made a big impact on the quality of life for heart failure patients.These medicines can help stabilize heart function, relieve symptoms, keep patients out of the hospital, even extend and improv More...

Diverticulosis and diverticulitis: Seeds are not the problem

Diverticulosis is a condition of the large intestine characterized by numerous abnormal tiny outpouchings called diverticula,and appears to be a consequence of the typical American low fiber and low roughage diet. More...

Hospital Updates

Area R.N.s rate CentraState a 'top hospital'

Advance for Nurses magazine has named CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Township a "top hospital" in the region, according to results from a recent survey of readers of the registered nurses' publication. More...

More precise cancer treatment known as TomoTherapy available at RWJUH

An innovative cancer treatment that allows physicians to more accurately target tumors and deliver a higher dose of radiation while minimizing side effects and treatment time is now available to New Jersey residents at Robert Wood Johnson Universit More...

O-Arm Imaging technology at Monmouth enhances spine surgery capabilities

Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch,an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the first hospital in New Jersey to acquire and implement the O-Arm Imaging System, a new device that can take CAT scan images of the body during surgery More...