November 4, 2009 RSS feed / Health

Studies offer warning — and hope — about nutrition for youths

The opening line of a McGuire Sisters' pop hit of the 1950s went like this: "Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime… " According to researchers at the University of Oslo in Norway, far too many teenagers today are ta More...

Mommy makeovers are for taking care of you

Women are typically excellent caretakers for others.When it comes to focusing on their own well-being, today's women are telling themselves that they, too, are worth it. More...

Fitness

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: side plank (modified) DIFFICULTY LEVEL: moderate EQUIPMENT: none needed PRIMARY MUSCLES: transverse abdominus, gluteus medius/minimus (abductors), obliques SECONDARY MUSCLES: gluteus maximus (glutes), quadriceps (quads), More...

Chart your holiday fitness course now

Yikes! The Orvis Ultimate Gift Guide, Holiday 2009 catalog just arrived. More...

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: front push kick DIFFICULTY LEVEL: beginner EQUIPMENT: heavy bag BENEFIT: This exercise develops explosive power, lean body mass, body sculpting (calves, thighs, buttocks, core, hips) and balance, all while burning body fat. More...

Chiropractic care is very effective for the elderly

Chiropractic treatment of low back pain (LBP) has been reported to be very safe and highly effective. More...

There are many common foot problems

There are many common foot problems that should not be ignored;a simple bruised or broken toe, if left untreated, can lead to future problems such as arthritis and possible deformity. More...

'Bright child, poor report card' is a common problem

When your child comes home with a poor report card, it usually isn't a surprise.The question is,how do you remedy it?The first step is to identify the problem. Observing your child when studying may provide some very helpful clues. More...

Medical Info

First line of defense for H1N1 flu is the phone

Current media attention forecasting the arrival of H1N1 flu vaccines and stories about its potential as a pandemic have people focused on medicinal cures and treatments rather than prevention or perspective, according to Dr. More...

H1N1 flu perspective:

• The vaccine is recommended for pregnant women as a high-risk group.Some are afraid to take the vaccine for fear of miscarriages.There are 2,400 miscarriages a day in the U.S. More...

Holidays can be happy and healthy for diabetics

'Tis the season for shopping, decorating and socializing — and the stress that can go along with it.Our favorite treats are suddenly everywhere we look and exercise plans are often pushed aside for social events and holiday baking.The holiday More...

Hospital Updates

Orthopedic surgeon performs a first at CentraState Medical Center

Dr. Michael Greller, a board-certified fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI), Freehold and Monroe townships, has just performed a new orthopedic procedure. More...

Bayshore oncologist Dr. Michael J. Kane receives state and national recognition

Proving that top oncology care is available locally, Michael J. Kane, M.D., FACP, medical director of the oncology program at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel, has received two prestigious healthcare recognitions. N.J. More...

Jackson man sheds more than 130 lbs. after gastric sleeve procedure at Bayshore

Aminimally invasive weight loss surgery, commonly called the gastric sleeve procedure, has given Roy Gulino, Jackson,peace of mind as well as a significantly trimmed down, healthier body."Before the surgery, I weighed 439 pounds. More...