October 5, 2011 RSS feed / Health

Breast health and cancer prevention: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that about one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. More...

Center for Women promoting early detection of breast cancer in October

This month marks 25 years of observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.That’s a quarter century of creating breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment nationwide. More...

Follow tips for initial treatment of acute ankle sprains

What is a sprain?  More...

New Jersey ranks seventh in the nation for melanoma

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

Back-to-school physicals is a good time to discuss immunizations with doctor

Back-to-school means updating immunizations for tweens and teens.As children get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off.Also, older kids can develop risks for other diseases. More...

Fitness

Mirror, mirror on the wall … Who is that?

Overcoming body image issues when the person in the mirror has cancer

‘O ne of the first things that pops into people’s head when they’re diagnosed with cancer is,‘I’m going to be bald’,” says breast cancer survivor Julie Grimm, Golden, Colo.  Grimm later learned she&rsquo More...

Splash your way to fitness with water exercises

Exercise is a necessity in the management of any joint disease.As we age, our activity level decreases, causing our joints, muscular strength, and cardiovascular system to decline.The impact of a sedentary lifestyle will ultimately lead to poor balan More...

Exercise leads to release of endorphins, which leads to happiness

I s there a link between exercise and happiness? More...

Advanced gum disease is associated with other health problems

Healthy teeth and gums are an important component of overall eating. Making your smile the best it can be will go a long way in improving your quality of life.  More...

Sling procedure helps in restoring continence and confidence

‘A t first, I leaked just a few drops of urine when lifting or coughing.  But it has gotten so much worse. Now, I never leave home without wearing a maxi pad and carrying another in my purse. More...

Is it really carpal tunnel syndrome or something else?

Carpal tunnel syndrome or, CTS, causes pain and/or numbness into the hand and because it’s so common, CTS is often the first and the last diagnosis a doctor makes when a patient presents with these symptoms. More...

Advancement in cataract surgery — customized just for you

Technology continues to improve the outcomes of cataract surgery.The goal is to give cataract patients the best vision they have ever had.To accomplish this, surgery must be customized for each person. No two eyes are the same.  More...

Medical Info

Advancement in cataract surgery — customized just for you

Technology continues to improve the outcomes of cataract surgery. The goal is to give cataract patients the best vision they have ever had.To accomplish this, surgery must be customized for each person. No two eyes are the same.  More...

Vision problems are fourth most common disability in the U.S.

Seeing is our dominant sense and our primary source for gathering information in learning.Vision problems can have a profound effect on how we learn. More...

Specialized pediatric rehabilitation helps children overcome barriers

Physically delayed infants and children can greatly benefit from physical therapy and speech language services from birth into adulthood. More...

Hospital Updates

The Breast Center at JFK Medical Center recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JFK Medical Center, Edison, reminds women that the JFK Breast Center offers state-of-the-art digital mammography and comprehensive treatment options as well as support groups while dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and post-treatment. More...

CentraState offers digital mammogram – and a free manicure — during October

The Women’s Health Center at CentraState will provide a gift certificate for a free manicure to every woman who comes in to the center for a digital mammogram during the month of October.  Women who have digital mammograms will receive a g More...

CentraState offering PAD (peripheral arterial disease) screening Oct. 19 in Jackson

CentraState Healthcare System is offering a PAD (peripheral arterial disease) screening on Oct. 19, 1-3 p.m. at CentraState’s Family Healthcare at Bartley Corner, 161 Bartley Road, Jackson.  More...