May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Health

Baby’s oral health care should begin at birth to prevent tooth decay

Most American caregivers don’t realize that cavities are nearly 100 percent preventable, according to a survey of American children’s oral health by Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA).Tooth decay can develop any time after the teeth er More...

Pediatrician to host free open house on childhood psychiatric and learning disorders

In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12), Neelam Sell, M.D., a developmental behavioral pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center will host an open house on May 7 from 9:30-11: More...

Vigilance is key in detecting skin cancer

While cancer is never a positive thing, there is much good news to note about skin cancer. More...

Pedicures should be a safe and enjoyable experience

A s spring and summer begin, many women will be heading to local nail spas for pedicures.According to an American Podiatric Medical Association Survey, 50 percent of women ages 18-49 have gone for a professional pedicure by age 25.   More...

Fitness

S.A.V.E. your joints to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle

Spring is here and the summer months will be here sooner than you think. More...

Guidance on overcoming roadblocks to successful weight management (Part 1)

Whether you want to maintain your weight or lose some, the underlying principle of energy balance is the same: If you consume more than you burn off, you’ll gain weight. More...

Is lack of sleep contributing to your weight gain?

A ccording to the American Obesity Association, nearly 200 million Americans are categorized as being overweight or obese and more than 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder.  More...

New guidelines issued for red blood cell transfusions

Guidelines based on research by UMDNJRobert Wood Johnson Medical School physician

The transfusion of red blood cells is a common treatment in clinical practice. More...

Pediatrician to host free open house on childhood psychiatric and learning disorders

In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12), Neelam Sell, M.D., a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center will host an open house on May 7 from 9:30-11: More...

Children should see orthodontist by age 7 to catch common problems early

When should my child see an orthodontist?  The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children visit an orthodontist by age 7 for a simple screening appointment. More...

CentraState hosts free arthritis symposium

CentraState Healthcare System and The Arthritis Foundation, in celebration of Arthritis Month, are teaming up to host a free Arthritis Symposium on May 30, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. More...

Functional link identified between two causes of breast cancer treatment failure

Research fromThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) shows a functional link between two major causes of treatment failure in breast cancer, showing the protein behind one of these causes plays a role in increasing the drug resistance properties of More...

Medical Info

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...

Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group hosts free skin cancer screening

Department of Dermatology at The Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group will hold a free skin cancer screening for the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Low back injuries: strains and sprains

This article continues the subject that was started in previous articles published in the Health and Fitness section of the Tri Town News: “When Not to Stretch” and “What is Sciatica and How to Get Rid Of It,”  It is impo More...

Hospital Updates

Creating a new experience: visible changes at Bayshore Community Hospital

Since Bayshore Community Hospital became part of the Meridian family in September 2010, we’ve been making significant changes that aren’t necessarily visible to the naked eye.  More...

Paint the Town Pink presents ‘An Evening With Bill Rancic’

You may remember him as the first winner on television’s The Apprentice, or maybe you have come to love him as one half of the Giuliana and Bill duo on the Style Network.Whichever the case, you won’t want to miss this Paint this Town Pink More...

Monmouth Medical presents ‘Brainstorm’ for brain tumor families

The David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at Monmouth Medical Center is hosting “Brainstorm:A Dialogue and Education Series,” a free community seminar scheduled for May 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. More...