February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Health

8 out of 10 chiropractic patients have had whiplash

Patients are often surprised to learn that chiropractic doctors are often the source of care for people who have recently been in auto accidents. More...

Meridian Health to host free healthy heart screenings in February

Show your heart some love and celebrate American Heart Month at one of Meridian Health's hospitals, with special free health screenings to get you started on the road to a healthier you. More...

Meridian Health to host free healthy heart screenings

Show your heart some love and celebrateAmerican Heart Month at one of Meridian Health's hospitals, with special free health screenings to get you started on the road to a healthier you. More...

Saint Barnabas offers tips to caregivers during winter months

Winter is here and the cold weather restricts many older people from going outdoors for exercise or entertainment. More...

Treating and preventing cold weather injuries

Firmly entrenched in the winter months,we have no choice but to perform normal outdoor routines in the cold or often surrounded by ice and snow. These conditions can be harmful even to hardened athletes if they are improperly prepared. More...

Fitness

Yoga plus one

New hybrids combining yoga with popular cardiovascular activities are adding flexibility and better breathing to endurance training — and changing the way people think about yoga.

Inhale. Stetch. Exhale. Pose.Yawn. Sound familiar? Luckily, there's hope for the yoga-tired. Hybrid classes featuring yoga along with what may seem like its polar opposites are cropping up everywhere. More...

Study aims to determine yoga's benefits to breast cancer survivors

The Ohio State University Medical Center is setting out to prove what many breast cancer survivors have long suspected: Yoga helps strengthen the immune system as well as the bodies of those recovering from the disease. More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Behind-the-Back Pressdown DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate EQUIPMENT: Short bar and a cable machine. More...

Pediatric survey reveals many parents neglect their children's feet

Warts, ingrown toenails and foot pain bring thousands of adults to doctors' offices every day. More...

Pediatric dentists care for the dental and emotional needs of children

There's nothing as endearing as your child's smile, but how do you keep that smile healthy? Well, a visit to a pediatric dentist would be a good start. Why use a pediatric dentist? More...

Local health care professionals seek to solve epidemic health care crisis

THE CRISIS According to a report from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the cost of overall health care in the United States has doubled from 1993 to 2004,and the costs are only getting higher.More than 15 percent of our Gross Domest More...

From the runway to Red Bank — strut down the red carpet to a healthier heart

From the runway to Red Bank, the spotlight is on women's heart health this February. More...

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a healthy heart

February marks the calendar page for Valentine's Day and Heart Health Month, so there's never been a better reason to be good to your heart.A few simple steps today can keep it beating strong all year long so you can live life to the fullest. More...

Why does homework take forever?

You know the scene all too well.The kids are home from school and you figure out what each child needs to get done.You brace yourself for another battle.Will this ever stop? Why can't they do their homework on their own? More...

Medical Info

What's that bump on my eyelid?

Oftentimes, patients visit an eye care professional with a specific problem, such as an inflammation or swelling of one or more of the eyelids. More...

Freehold executive helps those with MS to move their lives forward

The newly formed New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has named CentraState Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Daniel Messina, Ph.D., chairman of the board of directors. 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...

Hospital Updates

New study to treat Parkinson's patients for depression without drugs

Anew study being conducted at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will provide patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease strategies to cope with depression through behavior modification rather than drug therapy. More...

Clinical trial at CINJ focuses on new drug for solid cancer tumors

Researchers at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have opened a clinical trial, which aims to evaluate a new treatment for solid cancer tumors and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in combination with a chemotherapy agent called cyclophosphamide. More...

Researcher at CINJ received American Cancer Society grant for melanoma project

With 2,300 New Jersey residents diagnosed with melanoma this year, the Garden State ranks sixth in the nation in new cases of the disease,according to the American Cancer Society. More...