March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Health

'Unlocking Suicidal Secrets' program to be held March 20

One of the nation's leaders in the field of suicide prevention, Shawn Shea, M.D., is the featured speaker at CPC's Peter M.Bry Clinical Training on March 20 at the PNCArts Center. Dr. More...

It is important for women to see their doctors for preventive measures

Making good lifestyle choices is the best thing one can do to stay healthy.Regular doctor visits can help find problems early or prevent health problems before they occur. More...

New laser technology in cavity detection changes the face of dentistry

Dr. Denise DiBona, a general dentist in Shrewsbury, is enjoying the diagnostic capability of the Diagnodent laser cavity detector."This new instrument is like a technological miracle," states Dr. DiBona. More...

Pregnancy and chiropractic care: a safe and effective combination

Preparing for motherhood can have a taxing toll on a woman's body.The stress that a developing baby in the womb places on the spine and nerves causes many women to suffer with low back pain, hip pain and sciatica. More...

Fitness

Applewood residents receive free health club membership

Current and future residents at Applewood Estates active, continuing care retirement community now receive complimentary memberships to the CentraState Fitness and Wellness Center. More...

Getting fit: a pet project

Fitness partners come in the unlikeliest of packages and, for pet lovers, with a wagging tail. Find out how these odd workout couples take the healthy road together for the betterment of human and animal.

Pets are our pals.They turn a bad day better.They inspire smiles with a wag of a tail or a well-timed purr and they make terrific cuddle buddies during a lazy day on the couch. Unfortunately, fitness isn't found between the cushions. More...

Exercise can have a positive impact on the brain

It has long been accepted wisdom that exercising several times a week has many health benefits — from weight loss to preventing cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes. More...

Managing stress: identifying and understanding its causes and impact

In these times of economic, social, and cultural shifts and challenges, we basically need to"tell our brains"that we are not actually in imminent danger — as, say, on the interstate having an 18-wheeler driving toward us.The brain/central ner More...

American Dietetic Association says to focus on eating right at any age

March is National Nutrition Month

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can contribute to your overall health and wellbeing. Experts at the American Dietetic Association say it's never too late to take steps to a healthy lifestyle. More...

Look up

Use the economic downturn as a way to turn your life around for the better.

As the economic downturn hits you're probably reconfiguring your budget and taking belt-tightening measures.Even though you may be facing uncertainty, you can look at your situation as a way to improve your life, say health and financial experts. More...

March is Save Your Vision Month

Whether you are Larry Fitzgerald going for the touchdown,a child sitting in the classroom trying to learn,or an adult sitting at a desk working on a computer, we all have one thing in common:we use our vision to function in our daily lives. More...

Medical Info

New solutions for incontinence

The ability to control the flow of urine relies on the finely coordinated activities of the smooth muscle tissue of the urethra and bladder, skeletal muscle, voluntary inhibition and the autonomic nervous system.When there is a disconnect between a More...

Leg pain is often associated with low back pain

Certain low back conditions give rise to more than just low back pain.For example, leg pain can be more intense than low back pain,even though the cause of the leg pain is coming from the low back.When this happens, many patients complain that they More...

Screening is key to preventing colon cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is referred to as the"silent killer"because most often there is no pain with the disease until it is in advanced stages. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState introduces 'vein viewer' technology

The Emergency Department at CentraState Medical Center is now using a device that allows clinicians to see the precise location of veins when inserting needles for drawing blood, giving shots, and performing other procedures. More...

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TD Bank presents a check for $120,000 to CentraState Healthcare System for its Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, which recently completed the first full year in operation. More...

CentraState offers new social group for parents and kids

CentraState is now offering a VIP (Very Important Parent) Group for parents and their kids to socialize with other parents and children.The free introductory meeting will be held March 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. More...