December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Health

Research identifies fatty fish oil's many health benefits

It's no fish story that those who include seafood as a staple in their diet benefit from the ingestion of high levels of omega-3 fatty acids — known to reduce the risks for heart-related diseases, age-related cognitive decline, abnormal brain More...

Ten solutions for guiltless holiday eating

For most Americans, the winter holidays without turkey is like the Fourth of July without fireworks. More...

The hourglass is half full: women's views on aging

When a recent survey asked women how they felt about aging, a significant number said that the best was yet to come. More...

Fitness

Mentally fit equals physically fit

It's that time of year again! The holiday season is rapidly approaching. Along with this comes the fear of overeating and less time for physical activity. More...

Hospital Updates

Doctor performs procedure for avascular necrosis at CentraState

Avascular necrosis is said to have cut short the dual football and baseball careers of star athlete Bo Jackson.But he's not the only sports figure who has been affected by this disease, a progressive, debilitating, and extremely painful disease tha More...

All CentraState properties, inside and out, are now smoke-free

CentraState Healthcare System became tobacco-free on all campuses recently in conjunction with the American Cancer Society's 32nd Great American Smokeout.While tobacco use has been banned for years within system facilities, the new tobacco-free in More...

New fashion statement? Glittery cast makes girl's eyes sparkle again

When 6-year-old Emily Cavallaro of Freehold was treated at the CentraState Pediatric ER for a broken arm, she was very upset and depressed. More...

Families caring for veterans get new help through a new assistance program

Thanks to a new program, families struggling to care for veterans may now qualify for help paying for inhome care for their loved ones.With more than 23.5 million veterans, this program will benefit tens of thousands of people and give peace of min More...

Holiday shopping tips when shopping for toddlers and preschoolers

The chaotic holiday shopping season seems to approach sooner each year, and while visions of toy recalls dance in their head, consumers shopping for young children will be on their toes this season.While safety should be a big concern, toy shoppers More...

Is the economic stress taking a toll on your health?

It can be very stressful to turn on theTV today.Every day we can see how volatile the stock market has become.Many people from our area are being directly affected by the downturn in the economy.Many of us are suffering from stress-related symptoms More...

Gentle Healing Wellness Spa to hold open house event on Dec. 6

Gentle Healing Wellness Spa in Cranbury will be having an open house event on Saturday,Dec.6 from noon to 4 p.m. for the potential student, the health conscious, and everyone in between. More...

SIDS experts urge parents to follow established guidelines of the AAP

Arecent study on the use of fans in infants' bedrooms as a factor in reducing the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is the hot issue on this week's parenting and health care Web sites. More...

Medical Info

There is much to know about low back pain

If you have low back pain (LBP), you are certainly not alone.Almost everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, daily activities, and/or recreation.Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on LBP. More...

On the move with a new breast cancer resource

When a woman is first diagnosed with breast cancer, all kinds of questions go through her mind, and not all of them are about the cancer itself."Will I be able to remain active? What kind of impact will treatment have on my lifestyle? More...

Diabetics need to pay special attention to the care of their feet

People with diabetes really have to watch their feet.There's a triple whammy effect: •Their feet are far more easily infected or injured. •They feel little or no pain to warn that a problem is brewing. More...