January 13, 2010 RSS feed / Health

Give the gift of health and wellness this holiday season

In today’s economy,we are all looking for great returns on the money we spend on gifts for those we love. Nothing is better to increase the value of your preferred stock than to give the gift of fitness and health. More...

Batten down the hatches against winter colds and flu

It was unavoidable — the cold temperatures of winter have sent most of us indoors — to a prime breeding ground of contagious germs and viruses that cause colds, influenza (flu) and other respiratory illnesses. More...

Fitness

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: contralateral limb raises DIFFICULTY LEVEL: beginner EQUIPMENT: none needed PRIMARY MUSCLES: trapezius (traps), erector spinae, anterior and medial deltoids (delts), gluteus maximus (glutes)   SECONDARY MUSCLES: quadriceps ( More...

Avoid January scale shock — prioritize fitness during the holidays

Statistics show that we can add as many as 10 pounds during the holidays. In just a few short weeks,your year-long fitness and weight loss efforts can virtually disappear. More...

7 must-have gadgets for active adults

Quality exercise doesn’t require a lot more than a comfortable pair of shoes and a determined attitude. More...

Chiropractic care eases 7-year-old’s asthma, allergies and chronic colds

Chiropractic care is often thought of only in terms of relief from back and neck pain, but the plain truth is that individuals with many different health problems have been shown to respond to a regular program of chiropractic care, and now, accordi More...

Women’s health screenings even more important after age 40

Women are inherently caretakers of others — usually children, spouses and parents.With so many people to care for, it is easy for them to push their own healthcare needs aside.When women reach age 40, they are particularly busy with active chil 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...

Single-incision laparoscopic surgery now at CentraState

CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Township now offers single-incision laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder, appendix and colon procedures. More...

Buy children eye-friendly toys for the holidays

The holidays are filled with anticipation of gifts and new toys.When making decisions for selecting new toys, parents can tell Santa and loved ones to choose toys that encourage visual development.     More...

Medical Info

Carpal tunnel syndrome: a new treatment approach

Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is the most common of the peripheral nerve conditions where the median nerve is compressed or pinched at the wrist.The resulting symptoms of numbness/ pain in the wrist, index, third and fourth fingers, multiple sleep More...

Cancer survivors may not be getting the help they need to stop smoking

More than a quarter of cancer survivors who still smoke have not been advised to quit smoking by their healthcare providers in the last year, according to a study published by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center in the current issue of the Journal More...

Tips for holiday diabetes management

For the 24 million people living with diabetes in the United States, traditional holiday fare, increased stress, travel and cold weather can pose some of the greatest challenges to diabetes, testing regimens and diet.   More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState issues visitor restriction guidelines to prevent spread of H1N1 flu

CentraState Healthcare System is temporarily modifying its visitors’ policy to help prevent the spread of H1N1 influenza.The modifications include the restriction of visitors under the age of 18 and people who are experiencing respiratory or f More...

CentraState celebrates Red Ribbon Week

The Star and BarryTobias Health Awareness Center at CentraState, Freehold Township, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and several area agencies, celebrated Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. More...

Riverview at the forefront of next generation cancer treatment

In 2005, Riverview Medical Center became home to the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, one of the most revolutionary radiosurgical technologies in the world. More...