January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Art therapy creatively alleviates stress

Use the benefits of making art to express your creative side, reduce stress and get in touch with your feelings.As kids we are instinctively drawn to the joys of sculpting or building something new (think play-dough or wood blocks), painting (thin More...

How to make 2009 your healthiest year

Have you ever wondered why the United States, the richest and most powerful country in the world, is ranked 37th in the world in its health care system, according to the World health Organization? More...

Fitness

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Dumbbell squat with shoulder press DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate to advanced EQUIPMENT: Set of dumbbells (Select a weight that is light enough to allow you to master the form. More...

Shakespeare in training

There is a little-known fitness myth about the connection between literature and fitness: Before becoming the Bard, Shakespeare was a personal trainer. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState building new ICU; other departments moving

CentraState Medical Center has begun construction of a new and expanded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the fifth floor of the Blanchet-Phillis Memorial Tower (east wing).The $15-million project is part of CentraState's commitment to providing high-q More...

CentraState executive honored for expanding MS services

The N.J. State Legislature has recognized Daniel J. Messina, Ph.D., FACHE, LNHA, senior vice president and COO, CentraState Healthcare System, for his commitment to fighting multiple sclerosis (MS).Assemblyman Declan J. O'Scanlon Jr. More...

CentraState is offering support groups, free lectures, and programs

CentraState Healthcare System's Health Awareness Center offers a variety of programs designed to improve health and wellness in the community. Preregistration is required for all events. More...

Chiropractic care is useful and safe for children

Did you know that the fastest growing area in chiropractic is the treatment of children? Some practices are entirely specialized in pediatric chiropractic, which shows how widespread such treatments are becoming. More...

Turn your stress into success

We as a society are more stressed out than ever before.Today the stress of careers, deadlines, conflicts and relationships, as well as demands on our time and money, take a huge toll on our health and well-being. More...

Local physical therapists to provide free fall risk screening

Among senior citizens, falls are the leading cause of injury death and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. More...

Seventh year of free dental program for kids brings good news in bad times

The New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA), in cooperation with the New Jersey Dental Hygienists'Association, the New Jersey Dental Assistants' Association and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ), More...

Medical Info

Regular eye exams are important for detecting glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye disorders that can lead to damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often associated with increased pressure within the eye, or intraocular pressure (IOP), which causes damage to the axons within the optic nerve. More...

Low back pain has many causes

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common complaints presenting to our office and remains one of the most challenging conditions to manage because there are so many causes.Some of the causes include the obvious such as over-lifting, over-use ac More...

Does your child have ADHD, or does he suffer from a vision problem?

Many people assume that if a child is having trouble paying attention, that it must be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Most people don't realize that undiagnosed vision problems and ADHD have symptoms that are very similar. More...