July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Health

Mind the heat

Keep it cool this summer season with these heat safety tips

Intense sun. Temperatures and humidity in the 90s: that’s what you expect in the summer. Some even appreciate it.   “I like hot,” says Dr. Georges C. Benjamin. More...

Learning to deal with the heat can enhance overall summer fun

With summer upon us, individuals throughout the area are currently engaging in any number of outdoor activities ranging from gardening and biking to walking and running.   More...

Technology takes a toll on teen sleep

Twittering, texting, browsing the Internet, and watching TV late into the night rob teens of vital sleep and could even harm their health.   More...

Family Healthcare at Bartley Corner in Jackson offers free health screenings

Family Healthcare at Bartley Corner, 161 Bartley Road, Jackson, is offering the following FREE screenings:   • Glucose and blood pressure screening on July 14, 2-4 p.m. Fasting five to eight hours is recommended for glucose screening. More...

Cancer Coalition is going to hold free skin cancer screening on the beach

The Monmouth Cancer Coalition will offer free skin cancer screening to adults at various beaches on July 17 (rain date July 18) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Fitness

Move of the month

NAME OF EXERCISE: stability ball reverse fly   DIFFICULTY LEVEL: beginner   EQUIPMENT: stability ball, pair of dumbbells. More...

CentraState offers three summer camps for kids

CentraState Healthcare System is now accepting enrollments for three educational and fitness-oriented children’s camp programs offered this summer at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold.   More...

Hospital Updates

Bayshore Community Health Services names two Nurses of the Year

Margaret (Peg) Roskowinski, R.N., has been named 2010 Nurse of the Year at Bayshore Community Hospital, a 225-bed acute care facility. More...

Express Care Program opens in Pediatric ED at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

Sometimes the most comforting environment for a child in need of emergency care for illness or minor injuries is one where they are near other children who face the same situation. More...

CentraState now offers melanoma screening program

CentraState Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey and one of six sites in the United States to offer MoleSafe, a state-of-the-art, total-body skin documentation system for the early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. More...

A big fan?

Are fans preferable to air conditioning? That theory is nothing but hot air. It takes cool circulating air to help the body cool down in the heat. The air coming to you should be cooler than you are, according to Dr. Georges C. Benjamin.   More...

CentraState offers a taste and learn program

CentraState Healthcare System presents “Taste and Learn: Jersey Fresh July” — a tasting session featuring Jersey Fresh produce. The class is July 14, 7-8 p.m. at Raintree Foodtown, 160 Village Center Drive, Freehold.   More...

Therapeutic massage can speed up recovery

Some people associate massage with spa treatments designed only for relaxation and pampering. More...

Migraines…when only a dark room will do

No, please — not again. You can feel it coming on — pain that you’ve come to expect on a regular basis. Maybe it’s once a month, maybe it’s twice a week and if you’re really unfortunate, it can happen every day. More...

Diabetics must make foot care a priority

There are 23.6 million people in the United States, or 8 percent of the population, who have diabetes. The total prevalence of diabetes increased 13.5 percent from 2005-2007.   More...

Medical Info

Podiatrists team up to provide patients with personalized care and cutting-edge treatment

Craig Shapero, DPM, formerly of Princeton Foot and Ankle and Andrew Schmierer, DPM, announced that they are joining together to provide comprehensive foot and ankle care to infants, children, adults and the elderly. More...

General Quarters: diabetes ahead!

The captain of SS Fitness and Wellness has just sounded “General Quarters,” one level below “Battle Stations.” Attack is not imminent, but sonar has detected a stealthy enemy. More...

Every second counts in treatment for stroke

When someone has a stroke, every second counts. It’s important to recognize the signs of stroke so you can seek medical attention immediately and call 911. More...