July 1, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Continue vigilant protection against summer sun

There are still many hot and sunny days remaining this summer. More...

A heart warning story

America's deadliest illness is also one of it's most preventable; here's how to take charge of your cardiovascular health today

Barbara Hunt and Carolyn Reuther live a thousand miles apart and have never met, but in 2007 and 2008, respectively, they received the same devastating news with similar reactions. More...

Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center goes green

It is not just feet they are looking to save, but the Earth and the future are at the top of their list as well.With the reality of our future in jeopardy by threats such as global warming, pollution and the depletion of our natural resources,Affil More...

Fitness

Fitness by the numbers

Ten-thousand steps. Sixteen-hundred calories. Eight hours a day. Keeping track of daily health is a numbers game and, for many, one that is too much work to justify the means. More...

Cubicle calisthenics

Experts suggest maybe work should be a workout.

If the farthest you travel in an average day of work is to the second page of a Google search, your body might be feeling the consequences. More...

Tips for fun and fitness in the summer sun

If one listens to the lyrics of many popular songs, the checklist to having safe fun and fitness in summer heat is buried within, often deep. But sometimes the clues are lying on the surface like a piece of beach glass on the sand after high tide. More...

The big cover-up: Sun protection goes beyond sunscreen

It's hard to imagine that the sun can simultaneously be so important and so detrimental to life as we know it.The sun provides warmth and life for all living organisms. More...

Senior care expert says intergenerational living presents special challenges

It's happening in the White House and in homes throughout our area. When President Obama's mother-inlaw, Marian Robinson, settled in with her family in Washington earlier this year, they became part of a growing national trend. More...

Local doctors offer free unlimited wellness coaching to patients

Dr. Larry Arbeitman and Dr. Jason Weniger, doctors in private practice in Marlboro, are part of a new movement of wellness professionals, committed to putting the "health" and the"care"back into our healthcare system. More...

Study shows most parents who undergo genetic testing alert their children of results

If you undergo genetic testing, would you share the results with your children? New research by a group that includes an investigator at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) indicates a majority would. More...

Medical Info

Tips for taking charge of your diabetes

Physicians who practice family medicine have specialized training in all major medical areas. Because they diagnose and treat a variety of health issues, More...

Low back pain. What do consumers say works best?

We know that many people, in fact about 80 percent, hurt their back at some point in life. In a recent survey by Consumer Reports (CR) (see the May 2009 issue),more than 14,000 subscribers had low back pain (LBP) but no surgery to treat it in 2008. More...

H1N1 flu: What it is and what you should do

It is virtually impossible not to have heard of swine flu in the news recently, but do you know the facts? H1N1 influenzaA is a new virus that causes illness in people. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState celebrates cancer survivorship with current and former patients

An estimated 175 cancer survivors, family and friends joined CentraState Medical Center staff on June 7 for an afternoon of sharing, encouragement and education to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day.A"survivor" is anyone living with a history More...

Bayshore Community Hospital names Nurses of the Year

Jackie DiBernardo, R.N., a Rumson resident, has been named 2009 Nurse of theYear at Bayshore Community Hospital, a 225-bed sub-acute care facility in Holmdel. Michelle Hohmann, L.P.N. More...

Sports injuries: Are your child's eyes protected?

Sports injuries don't only affect professional athletes.While most children are able to play sports safely, there are occasional accidents that highlight the need to take precautionary measures to protect your child's eyes. More...