August 4, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Follow six steps for avoiding swine flu

With everyone still talking about swine flu, I thought it would be a good time to talk about how to avoid it. Instead of following the experts like sheep,may I suggest that you think for yourself. More...

Fitness

Move of the month

Name of exercise: stability ball situps/ crunches Target body part: Abs Primary muscles: rectus abdominus (abs), transverse abdominus, obliques Secondary muscles: (synergists/stabilizers) rhomboids, erector spinae, posterior deltoids (delts), gl More...

A call to arms

Let's talk arms procurement. Is it too late to acquire arms of mass definition by the end of the summer? More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState physical therapist publishes new findings on spine pain in national journal

Research at CentraState Medical Center shows a clinical interaction between physical and psychological aspects of spine pain. More...

Clinical trial focuses on treatment combination for most common type of non-invasive breast cancer

Researchers at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have launched a clinical trial that targets a new treatment combination for the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).CINJ is a Center of Exc More...

Meridian Health and iGuard.org partner to provide medication safety information

Meridian Health and iGuard.org are partnering to increase patients' knowledge about their medications through the free Web-based drug safety monitoring service.The service offers timely, personalized drug safety reports, safety alerts, medication c More...

Water is very important for senior citizens

As we age, the balance between our need for water and our thirst for water shifts. In fact, the less water an older person drinks, the less thirsty they become, leaving them open to the risk of serious dehydration and other complications. More...

What's in our kids' backpacks? Our schoolchildren are carrying too big a load

Who hasn't wondered whether small children lugging oversized, heavy backpacks to and from school might be risking serious injury to their growing spines and will one day suffer from serious back pain? Apparently, there is real cause for concern. More...

Life challenges: Turning disabilities into possibilities

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of New Jersey will be hosting a full-day conference titled "Life Challenges: Turning Disabilities into Possibilities"on Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel on 6 Industrial Way. More...

Medical Info

Several treatment options for GERD

Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn and other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For many people, symptoms can be treated with a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. More...

Lung cancer is leading cause of cancer deaths

Many people are surprised to learn that more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both American men and women. More...

New Jersey ranks near top for Lyme disease cases

New Jersey has the third highest number of reported Lyme disease cases in the United States, after neighboring states of New York and Pennsylvania.The U.S. More...