August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Health

Don’t let stress and emotional eating combine to weigh you down

You’re probably tired of hearing the same old bad news. But, here it is again. More...

Diagnosis of stroke in New Jersey children on the rise

Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death among children, according to the National Stroke Association.A new study recently published shows that in New Jersey, the diagnosis of ischemic stroke in children, resulting from a loss or obstruction of bl More...

Seniors: Do you drink enough water?

Over the course of an average day, most people brush their teeth once or twice, visit the bathroom several times and eat a few meals without much thought. More...

The link between vision and learning

A ugust has been proclaimed as Children’s Vision and Learning Month by Gov. Chris Christie and many local government officials. Its purpose is to promote the detection of vision problems that affect reading and learning.  More...

Fitness

The facts about running with minimalist footwear

Walking and running have evolved over the years, as has our footwear.  More...

Fitness fashion gone wild

Growing up I was taught there were no scary monsters, no goblins that go bump in the night. Now I’m not so sure. I have witnessed health club hell and I am afraid, very afraid. More...

Hospital Updates

Creating a new experience at Bayshore Community Hospital

A collaborative working relationship with physicians has long been recognized as a critical factor in successful hospital and health system performance.As you’ve read in this column for several months now, Bayshore Community Hospital has made s More...

Monmouth Medical Center awarded highest score for safety

Monmouth Medical Center received an “A,” the highest Hospital Safety Score released for the first time by The Leapfrog Group. Barnabas Health hospitals including Monmouth are among the leaders in New Jersey.  More...

CentraState offers healthy eating class for kids

CentraState Healthcare System, in conjunction with Get Moving-Get Healthy New Jersey, is offering an interactive food class,“Adventures in Eating for Kids: Sensational Sauces & Pizza,” on Aug. 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. More...

Avoid the snack traps

Don’t let marketing gimmicks entice you into choosing snacks that don’t offer nutritional value. Take 100-calorie packs, for instance, says Mark McKinney, senior executive chef,The University of Tennessee Medical Center. More...

Parker Home connects generations through proactive, ongoing program

Parker Home, Highland Park, is known for embracing what is called the “Eden Alternative” — a philosophy that encourages its senior residents to embrace the magic of life — from growing plants, to interacting with their peers, More...

Healthy aging: it’s easier than you think

The aging process is unavoidable. But the manner in which you choose to age will affect the quality of the rest of your life.As a geriatric physician, I see this every day. More...

How can hand-held video games affect vision?

Today’s children spend a lot more time playing video games than their parents ever did.Video gaming is so accessible now. In the past, you needed to go to an arcade with some coins to play video games. More...

Medical Info

Rheumatologist says ultrasound is a fast, non-invasive way to diagnosis joint pain

There are more than 100 types of arthritis causing pain and swelling for many people, especially as they age. The key to effective treatment for sufferers is an accurate diagnosis. Board certified rheumatologist Janak R.  More...

Physicians explain connection between use of CPAP machine and lower heart disease risk

A ccording to a recent article published by WebMD, a study has found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, an effective treatment for sleep apnea, can also improve risk factors for heart attack, stroke and diabetes.  More...

Knee replacement surgery can be avoided

A study done in a large military medical center in Texas indicates that physical therapy consisting of manual therapy and stretching and strengthening exercise regimen may help people with osteoarthritis of the knee avoid joint replacement surgery.&n More...