September 15, 2013 RSS feed / Health

Sugar is bad for more than just your waistline

A s a bariatric surgeon, I see many people struggling with serious chronic health conditions related to obesity. Often, these patients say their weight issues are due to an addiction to sugar.This is certainly understandable. More...

Tips to stay healthy and strong during chemotherapy

Undergoing chemotherapy affects every patient differently. Regardless of the degree to which you experience side effects, following some simple guidelines will help make the treatment cycle as comfortable as possible. More...

Reiki can be beneficial for your teenager in crisis

A dolescence can be an extremely difficult time for teenagers and their families. Most teenagers are exposed to challenging life situations and increased stress, which can cause anxiety while also testing their coping abilities. More...

Tricks over treats

Simple lunchroom changes, such as rearranging fruits and vegetables, can noticeably impact childhood nutrition.

A s adolescents walk through the lunch line at BigWalnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio,“savory meatball sandwiches,”“golden corn” and “sweet pineapple” are lined up for the taking. More...

Fitness

Fitness and nutrition mythology pop quiz

Now that summer is behind us, and children are back in school, it’s time for us to go back to school, too. Class will begin with a quiz about mythology. More...

Do the yoga evolution

Stretch, hang, stroke, spin, bark. Yoga is evolving to fit the spiritual and cardiovascular needs of fitness buffs. From the bizarre to the furry, here’s a look at the latest trends in getting bendy.

Yoga has been around for centuries; in fact, millennia.Although it has been adapted and modernized through the ages, yoga remains a practice that is meant to enhance the mind-body-spirit connection. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState earns Joint Commission Accreditation for Wound Program

The Central Jersey Wound Treatment Center at CentraState Medical Center has recently received The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification. More...

CentraState earns Joint Commission Accreditation for Wound Program

The Central Jersey Wound Treatment Center at CentraState Medical Center has recently received The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification. More...

Top diets: Yay or nay?

U.S. News recently came out with its Top Five Diets. We asked nutrition expert Amy Jamieson-Petonic to weigh in on this list.  More...

New study confirms link between weight loss and blood pressure

Your genetic makeup can help determine how well your body will respond to weight loss efforts aimed at controlling high blood pressure, a new study confirms.  More...

Potential clue associated with aggressive prostate cancer identified by Rutgers investigators

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men and the leading cause of cancer deaths in white,African-American and Hispanic men, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More...

If you have diabetes, foot care should be your top priority

More than 26 million Americans have diabetes, and with the metabolic disease comes a host of health concerns, one of which is diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), a major health concern and a common cause of hospitalization.  More...

Danger lurking in backpacks: children are carrying too big a load

Who hasn’t wondered whether small children lugging oversized, heavy backpacks to-and-from school might be risking serious injury to their growing joints and will one day suffer serious pain and illness? More...

Sugar is bad for more than just your waistline

A s a bariatric surgeon, I see many people struggling with serious chronic health conditions related to obesity. Often, these patients say their weight issues are due to an addiction to sugar.This is certainly understandable. More...

Start a Smarter Homes Movement

Because the founding principles of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement are behavioral, its techniques can be applied to different environments. More...

Medical Info

Rutgers CINJ is one of 50 sites in nation to offer COMET-2 clinical trial

Study addresses need to develop pain therapies for some prostate cancer patients

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of 50 sites across the nation to offer a clinical trial known as COMET-2 that examines whether the drug cabozantinib is effective in reducing bone pain in patients with prostate cancer that is no longer r More...

Sugar can wreak havoc on your cholesterol levels

I t is a well-known fact that the war is on against sugar. Many people don’t realize that sugar and other carbohydrate consumption can also contribute to cholesterol problems. More...

Raritan Bay Medical Center earns AABB accreditation

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, has been granted accreditation from the Advancing Transfusion and CellularTherapiesWorldwide organization (AABB) for its laboratory services.  More...