October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Smiles Change Lives program creates hope for kids who need but can't afford braces

Alot of kids look forward to the new fall semester at school. Lacy doesn't She knows homeroom will be an hour of darkness. No one will smile at her, ask about her summer, or sit by her at lunch. More...

Should I be afraid of artificial sweeteners?

Additives aside, many health and diet drinks contain one or more artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (NutraSweet and Equal), sucralose (Splenda) and saccharin (Sweet'N Low). More...

Quality over quantity

What you eat could have as much impact on breast cancer risk as how much you eat, a new study says

ntermittent rather than permanent calorie restriction may be more effective in lowering breast cancer risk, according to research done at the University of Minnesota's Hormel Institute, Austin, Minn. More...

Clinical trial examines shorter radiation course for early-stage breast cancer

Researchers at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have launched a clinical trial that focuses on a shorter course of radiation treatment for those with early-stage breast cancer. More...

Super Bowl star encourages parents to take action today

It is important for parents to be aware of the steps to take in order to help their child if they have a vision problem. More...

Jackson Orthodontics announces Halloween candy buy-back

In an effort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Jackson Orthodontics will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. Candy may be brought to Jackson Orthodontics at 2200 West County Line Road from Nov. More...

Fitness

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: single-leg row DIFFICULTY LEVEL: advanced EQUIPMENT: exercise bench, dumbbell (select a weight that is appropriate for your fitness level). More...

Health and fitness: goal to go

The precision and complexity of a good football game has always impressed me as a fitness professional and fan of the game.The athleticism of the players is underpinned and maximized by the intricate and well-designed plays sent in from the sidelin More...

Enjoy the fall months with the proper amount of fun and exercise

For many sports fans, fall is often not only the most active time of year, but also the most dangerous.This is especially true for the occasional athlete who went directly from the air-conditioned entertainment room during the hot summer months to More...

Dental sports guards are important for all athletes

In today's hectic life, children are injuring their mouths while playing many different sports. More...

Case study shows chiropractic care benefits 2-year-old boy with cerebral palsy

Arecent case study published in the Journal of Pediatric,Maternal & Family Health shows promising results for a 2-year-old boy suffering from cerebral palsy. More...

Halloween candy: the tricks behind the treats

Spooky goblins, witches on broomsticks, black cats, pumpkins and candy corn — all of these conjure up childhood memories of ghostly Halloweens and trick or treating. More...

Beverage 2.0

Add-in nutritional supplements have turned water, soda and fruit juices into modern health elixirs. But do the benefits outweigh the costs — or the sugar?

Let's be honest: the"healthy drink" world is confusing.And with new research coming out seemingly every day, it's hard to discern the best drink for your needs. More...

CentraState announces flu programs

CentraState Medical Center is providing seasonal influenza shots to the public.These will be administered at CentraState's Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, 901 West Main St.,by registered nurses from the center. More...

Elevating Estrogen

When the accepted wisdom for cancer treatment no longer works, sometimes the best idea is to try the reverse. A team led by Dr.Matthew J. Ellis, an oncologist at Washington University in St. More...

New flu strain targets younger people

Since the H1N1 influenza virus spread to the United States in April, health experts have recognized a curious trend: Older adults are less affected by the virus than young people.According to recent health reports, most cases of H1N1 infections are More...

Tips for preventing and treating head lice

Now that the children are back in school, every day brings something new — a backpack full of new books, stories of new friends, new things they've learned and unfortunately, sometimes a new case of head lice. More...

Medical Info

One breast cancer treatment, just for you

Thanks to a new development in genomic testing, breast cancer patients may now have a better understanding of their disease and how best to fight it.A multi-institutional team of scientists has designed a method that can help clinicians predict the More...

Whiplash: What is it?

Whiplash is a slang term for an injury to the neck that occurs as a result of a sudden jolt, classically occurring in a car accident, though a slip and fall injury can sometimes result in a similar condition. More...

Fighting back against prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer, and the second-leading cause of male cancer death. In New Jersey alone, more than 6,000 new cases are expected to be diagnosed this year. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState dedicates new Critical Care/Step Down Unit

CentraState Healthcare System recently celebrated the dedication of its new high-tech Critical Care/Step Down Unit (CCU) at a "Lights Up" ceremony. More...

CentraState offers free webinars on health topics

CentraState Healthcare System is offering free webinars given by physicians on a variety of medical topics this fall. Participants can listen to informational programs online from the comfort of their own home. More...

CentraState continues earning high marks from patients

During the second quarter of 2009 (April-June), patients rated CentraState Medical Center in the top 5 percent of peer hospitals in four key categories — overall inpatient care, overall outpatient care, emergency services, and outpatient surg More...