September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Health

Podiatrists should be part of diabetics’ healthcare team

Diabetics can develop many different foot problems and even ordinary problems can get worse and lead to serious complications. But most can avoid serious issues by having their feet checked by a podiatrist annually and following some simple tips. More...

Physical therapy offers a safe and effective alternative to drugs in treating low back pain

A n investigative report published in 2008 in the New York Times highlights the alarming increase in methadone prescriptions for the treatment of chronic spinal pain.The result has been a shocking increase in methadone related deaths. More...

Fitness

This diet or that diet? This workout or that workout?

What do dieting and serious dating have in common, other than they often go hand-in-hand?  In both cases, you’re seeking a new body (yours or someone else’s) that you hope will stick around. More...

Types of diets

Low-carb, high-protein. Limits how many carbs you can eat, sometimes to just a fraction of the standard dietary recommendations. Some allow for large amounts of fat. (Atkins, South Beach Diet.)  More...

Weight loss and your life: Why every pound counts

You don’t need to lose 20 pounds all at once; realistic goals are often more attainable.   More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState holding health fair to celebrate 40th anniversary Sept. 25

CentraState Medical Center is holding a “Live Your Best Life” community health fair to celebrate its 40-year anniversary on Sept. 25, 12-4 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. More...

Free prostate cancer screenings being offered

Free prostate screenings are being held for men ages 40 and older on Sept. 19, 20 and 21 from 5-8 p.m., at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick. More...

CentraState offers free varicose vein screening in Jackson Sept. 21

CentraState’s Family Healthcare at Bartley Corner is offering a free varicose vein screening on Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m.The medical office is located at 161 Bartley Road in Jackson.  More...

Fall allergies are upon us; take steps to ease symptoms

They’re back … With rising counts of mold spores and ragweed pollen, so ushers in the sneezing, coughing and sinus congestion of fall allergies. More...

Medical Info

New Jersey ranks seventh in the nation for melanoma skin cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation cited New Jersey as one of the top 10 states for skin cancer, with more than 2,000 diagnosed cases last year.And rates are on the rise. More...

Dental implants bring form and function to your smile

Whether you are missing one tooth or several, there are removable appliances that can replace those teeth, bringing back the form and function to your smile. Dentures, whether complete or partial, are made to closely resemble your natural teeth. More...

Study finds too few kids wearing mouthguards

Most American children don’t wear mouthguards while playing sports that pose a risk of injury to the mouth, contrary to recommendations made by dental professionals.  That’s one of the key findings from a survey of American children& More...