July 1, 2011 RSS feed / Health

A guide to quitting smoking: Understanding tobacco cessation products and therapies

Quitting smoking is not an easy endeavor.The nicotine found in cigarettes, and all tobacco prod ucts, is a powerful drug that, like cocaine and heroin, is highly addictive. More...

‘Teaching time’ for teens and young adults helps to prevent skin cancer

’T is the season for skin care.And while summer skin cancer prevention is universally preached, teens and young adults are not getting the message. No one knows that better than Dr. More...

Precise diagnosis for neck pain needed before treatment can begin

When you are told,“…you have a cervical disk problem,” do you know what that means? Probably not.As doctors, we talk about these things so often, we sometimes just assume you know what we’re talking about. More...

DHSS encourages residents to practice sun safety this summer

A s summer begins, the Department of Health and Senior Services reminds residents to have fun in the sun while taking steps to avoid sunburn and heat-related illness.  More...

Fitness

Exercise for the ages

Ready to get moving again? Engaging in age-appropriate exercise presents a clear path to success.

By the time you reach 80 years old, Colin Milner says about half of us will not be able to walk a quarter of a mile.  More...

Is your gut trying to tell you something?

Bacteria is most often associated with a negative perception and something our bodies should dispel of quickly to ward off infection.We wash our hands often to get rid of bacteria that cause illness; we take oral antibiotics for bacterial infections. More...

Beat the heat: Five ways to keep your outdoor summer workouts safe

I t’s summer and baby it’s hot out there! More...

Hospital Updates

Local EMS workers honored at Monmouth Medical Center’s EMS Appreciation Night

Nearly 100 men and women were honored at Monmouth Medical Center’s EMS Appreciation Night for Monmouth County’s First Responders on May 17.The event recognized the dedication, commitment and outstanding service of those who are first on t More...

Something ‘Life. Changing.’ is happening at Riverview Medical Center

Riverview announces capital campaign to support Center for Surgical Excellence

When residents of Monmouth County think of the positive, lifechanging moments they’ve had throughout their lives, most likely one of those moments involves Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank.Whether it is a nurse handing over a first child, o More...

RWJUH unveils new Gamma Knife Treatment Center

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has announced that it now offers Gamma Knife Perfexion, a noninvasive tool specifically designed to treat lesions and tumors in the brain and upper spinal cord, without harming healthy surrounding tissu More...

Mouth guards are important for athletes in many different sports

What are athletic mouth guards?  Athletic mouth protectors, or mouth guards, are made of soft plastic.They are adapted to fit comfortably to the shape of the upper teeth.  Why are mouth guards important?  More...

CentraState offering free skin cancer screening

CentraState Healthcare System is offering a free skin cancer screening on July 22, noon to 2 p.m. at the CentraState Medical Office at Monroe, 312 Applegarth Road.  Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More...

Peer to peer support for stroke survivors offers hope and healing

Three times a month, a close-knit group of stroke survivors meet to offer its members practical advice, hope, empathy and friendship. More...

Medical Info

Interventional pain management can end chronic pain

I n the last decade, the abuse of pain medications such as OxyContin has remained at epidemic levels.This continued societal concern has prompted the Obama administration to seek legislation requiring doctors to undergo training before being permitte More...

Varicose veins can be more than just unsightly

Those twisted, bulging veins visible just beneath the surface of your skin are called varicose veins.They are a result of a disease called venous insufficiency or reflux. More...

Diabetic retinopathy is leading cause of blindness in patients under 65

A nyone may develop diabetes — some people are at higher risk. More...