January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Health

Mother Nature knows if you’ve been bad or good

Every kid who dreams of getting that special holiday gift thinks twice about how they behave. Why? Because “He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake!”   More...

Outsmart the unhealthy dangers of restaurant dining

I t’s one thing to eat a heart-healthy diet when you are home. But it can be more challenging when you are at a restaurant. More...

Proton therapy for cancer treatment coming to New Jersey in 2012

I n New Jersey, alone, nearly 48,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. One in five of these patients may benefit from a treatment called proton therapy. More...

Fitness

If you have a desire to improve your fitness, a personal trainer may be for you

I t’s early January, and your health and fitness resolutions have dissolved like an Alka Seltzer on New Year’s Day. More...

Splash your way to fitness

Exercise is a necessity in the management of any joint disease.As we age, our activity level decreases significantly, causing our joints, muscular strength, and cardiovascular system to decline.  More...

Physical therapy can be your treatment of choice, and can save you money

A s we welcome 2012, we are all faced with one common issue: ever-shrinking medical coverage and steeply increasing health insurance premiums. It is becoming common to have health insurance plans that have $6,000 in-network deductibles.  More...

CentraState offers free program for people with chronic health conditions

CentraState Healthcare System is now offering the free program, “Take Control of Your Health:A Chronic Disease Self-Management Course,” to help people manage chronic conditions, feel better, gain control, and do the things they want to do More...

Using a restrictive approach in post-surgical blood transfusions is safe, saves blood

New research published online recently in advance of print in the New England Journal of Medicine could refine the way that post-operative patients are cared for while preserving blood supply levels, an essential resource that is difficult to maintai More...

Medical Info

Young athletes at risk for concussion injuries

Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Monmouth, LLC is now offering a unique service to young athletes in the community.With some of the world’s greatest athletes suffering from concussion injuries, parents and local players are looking for ways to un More...

Hospital Updates

Creating a new experience at Bayshore Community Hospital

A s a Meridian team member for more than 30 years, I’ve seen many changes during my tenure. Starting off as an R.N.  More...

New GEM unit at Monmouth Medical Center caters to special needs of elderly ER patients

With the aging population and the demographic shift of older adults in the health care system, emergency departments are increasingly challenged with the complexities of providing care for geriatric patients.   More...

JFK Diabetes Center of N.J. hosts Jim Steffen, America’s Fun Fitness Coach

Better lifestyle habits including healthy eating and physical activity are the keys to wellness.Author, entertainer and motivational speaker Jim Steffen delivered this message to more than 1,000 Edison and Carteret middle school children during his r More...