April 1, 2011 RSS feed / Health

10 foods to fuel weight loss

Seeing all of the “miracle” diet products on infomercials can make a person wonder whether anything can actually promote weight loss.  Yes, say nutrition experts.What we eat or drink may keep us full and provide energy to stick to a More...

Jersey Coast Chapter of American Red Cross offering several courses in April

The Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross offers many Health and Safety Services classes and is a leading provider of education and training programs that help people every day to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.The mission i More...

There are three keys to a healthier lifestyle

This past winter, many trees fell or lost branches under the extreme stresses of snow, ice and freezing wind. Like trees in winter, sometimes we have it tough.  More...

Fitness

What you should expect from physical therapy

People generally know what to expect from their hairdresser, masseuse or cosmetologist. However, many people don’t know what they should expect from a physical therapist. More...

Sports safety: April is National Facial Protection Month

Many families are getting ready for new sports and activities this season, and some may not realize the potential dangers. More...

Spring is ankle sprain season in New Jersey

Spring is sports season for many amateur athletes and weekend warriors in the area. More...

Hospital Updates

Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center now offering comprehensive diabetic foot exam

A new tool is now available to alert patients with diabetes mellitus to areas on their feet that may develop ulcers (potentially non-healing wounds).  More...

RWJUH earns fourth Magnet designation for nursing excellence

Following a rigorous redesignation process, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has earned Magnet recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the fourth time. More...

Jersey Coast Chapter of American Red Cross offering several courses in April

The Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross offers many Health and Safety Services classes and is a leading provider of education and training programs that help people every day to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. More...

Monmouth Cancer Coalition hosting Fourth Annual Oral Cancer Screening

The Monmouth Cancer Coalition will sponsor its fourth annual oral cancer screening event to raise awareness about risks of oral cancer and reduce mortality from the disease. More...

9 lifestyle changes to avoid cancer

Postmenopausal women who follow nine recommended guidelines for diet and lifestyle significantly lessen their risk for developing and dying from cancer than women who don’t.  More...

Free eye screenings to be offered for people with diabetes

A n ophthalmologist will provide free eye screenings for people with diabetes at Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center, 123 How Lane, New Brunswick, on May 21 from 9 a.m. More...

Proper nutrition is an important part of a healthy life, starting from childhood

Nutrition is an important part of living a long, healthy life. The key to nutrition is eating food that is not only healthy but also delicious.   More...

Why caring for your back is one of the best investments you can make

A ccording to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, about one-fourth of U.S. adults experience at least one day of back pain every three months. More...

Free eye screenings being offered to diabetics

A n ophthalmologist will provide free eye screenings for people with diabetes at Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s Family Health Center, 123 How Lane, New Brunswick, on May 21 from 9 a.m. More...

Medical Info

New delivery model with orthopedic surgeons seeks to improve quality for joint replacements

Horizon Healthcare Innovations, LLC (HHI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, has announced a collaboration with five orthopedic practices, representing 25 orthopedic surgeons, to create a Major Joint Replaceme More...

Shortened radiation course shown to lessen chance of recurrence of noninvasive breast cancer

Findings by a researcher at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) highlighting the benefit of a shortened radiation course for patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer are part of a feature article in the most recent issue More...

Surgical research team works to save lives by identifying leading risk factors for sepsis

Sepsis, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the blood, is an unwanted and costly complication to patients and the health care system. More...