April 1, 2009 RSS feed / Health

How to live sanely in an insane world: mindfulness-based stress reduction in action

There is so much in today's world that pulls us away from being fully present.How often in the course of our days are we actually in touch with our bodies, attentive to loved ones, and aware of our actual feelings or what we truly need to feel fulf More...

Weed out all those springtime aches and pains

Spring is in the air.We Americans can't wait for spring to arrive, and the opportunity to be outside and partake in all those activities we couldn't do all winter: gardening, golf, baseball and bike riding. More...

Customized health care comes to New Egypt

When Gail Lisa of New Egypt was recently diagnosed with osteopenia, a degeneration of bone density that is the precursor of osteoporosis, she was surprised to learn that one of the most important prescriptions to control the disease was a simple on More...

Fitness

April's fitness fools

There are as many stories regarding the origins ofApril Fool's Day as there are varieties of pranks.My favoriteApril Fool's pourquoi story regards the Celtic spring festival.Legend has it that Druid priests initiated the custom of sending mischievo More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: Triceps Kickback DIFFICULTY LEVEL: beginner EQUIPMENT: stability ball, dumbbell (Select a weight appropriate for your fitness level.) BENEFIT: This exercise works to strengthen and tone the muscle groups in the back of the arms More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState offers summer camps for kids

CentraState is accepting enrollments for two camp programs offered this summer at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center — CSI Camp and Anatomy Academy.The camps are open to kids in grades five, six, seven and eight.Hours will be f More...

CINJ researchers look at FDA approved drugs to target early-stage prostate cancer

The FDA-approved drugs Celebrex and Lipitor, used respectively for arthritis pain and lowering cholesterol, are being tested by investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) to see if they hold any promise in slowing or stopping the gr More...

CentraState to hold its popular annual Baby Gala on April 30

Prospective parents and those already anxiously anticipating the arrival of their little bundle of joy are invited to attend the annual Baby Gala sponsored by CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, where a myriad of wonderful activities and More...

Study shows chiropractic care benefits constipated infants

Avery small study group — three infants, all under 2 years of age — was put into chiropractic care for periods of three weeks to three months in a controlled research project. More...

Tackling the obesity epidemic: Why you can't afford to 'weight'

It is difficult to ignore the extent to which obesity has become a grave health concern in New Jersey.The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services reports that nearly 59 percent of New Jersey residents are either overweight or obese (nea More...

Fall prevention in the home

Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, recommends going room to room to ensure your home is as fall-proof as possible. More...

Diego and Transformer dolls help children learn about bones

No bones about it,an early education is key to a life of good health and safety.That is exactly what Alan Nasar, M.D., brought to the first-grade class of Mrs.Devorah Grosz and the pre-K class of Mrs.Karen Shapiro at Hillel Yeshiva Elementary Schoo More...

Holistic health care services available in area

Energy Balance Laser Therapy and Massage and Lifeprint Counseling, located at 55 Schanck Road, Suite A-20, Freehold, join in offering holistic services to promote good health and well-being. More...

Medical Info

Lower back pain sufferers have various treatment options

If you suffer from lower back pain you are not alone. Lower back pain will affect six out of 10 Americans at one point in their life. It is among the top 10 complaints of patients who present to their primary care physician. More...

Headache sufferers are getting help from NASA-developed technology

The throbbing, pounding sensation of a splitting headache is an all-too-accepted condition for millions of people each day.Some suffer with headaches several times a month, others even more often.A headache can be a distraction that affects your jo More...

It is important to know what the source of your pain is

Here are the facts:Why do pain symptoms reoccur? If you've ever played sports and had an injury,you quickly discover that pain often returns when that sport is played again and the conditions were similar that caused the injury initially. More...