November 15, 2013 RSS feed / Health

Are you concerned about memory loss?

I f you or a loved one are concerned about memory loss, memory screenings can be helpful in identifying cognitive impairment.While memory screenings do not necessarily reflect a diagnosis, they can be a useful tool to identify areas of weakness. More...

Local brain tumor support group, Partnership of Hope, celebrates its patients at annual picnic

A tlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) celebrated their patients recently at the Morristown office by honoring them with an annual picnic to revel their strides in their fight against brain tumors.  More...

Children who experienced concussions may need more time to heal before returning to school

A ccording to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, every three minutes a young athlete from 7 to 19 years old is taken to an emergency room for concussion treatment. More...

Barnabas Health announces systemwide expansion of Health Assessment Center

The Matthew J. More...

Monmouth Medical hosts event to educate and empower women to ‘Break Free from PFDs’

Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) impact one in three women at some point during their lives, but new research issued by the PFD Alliance finds that 90 percent of Americans underestimate or are unsure of the prevalence of PFDs.  More...

Don’t get caught by the flu: Get your shot by November

Flu seasons are unpredictable.Although flu epidemics happen every year, the type of flu strain, timing, severity and length of the season vary from year to year.  More...

Bridging the gap between low back pain and sciatica

I n my practice, I have noticed over the years a bit of confusion in patient understanding about the term sciatica. More...

Let The Spa at Little River rejuvenate you

Formerly Serenity Day Spa,The Spa at Little River is located on Old Bridge Turnpike in South River in a beautifully restored, 173-year-old mansion.  More...

The end of Daylight Savings Time is a good time to ask: How well are you sleeping?

There was good news for the sleep deprived this past weekend! We all gained an hour of sleep when daylight savings time ended on Nov. 3. This annual occurrence is a good time to take a look at your sleeping habits.  More...

Center for Balance adds diagnostic testing in O.B.

A ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year one in every three adults age 65 and older falls.These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of ear More...

Fitness

Tips for safe and effective outside exercising in winter weather

Now that we New Jerseyans are in the throes of late autumn and early winter, it is important to adapt your outdoor exercise program accordingly in order to avoid injury and optimize the effects of working out in cold weather. More...

Local brain tumor support group, Partnership of Hope, celebrates its patients at their annual picnic

A tlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) celebrated their patients recently at the Morristown office by honoring them with a picnic to revel their strides in their fight against brain tumors. More...

Monmouth Medical hosts ‘When Less is More: Facts About Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery’

Robot-assisted surgery performed by experienced surgeons offers many benefits over traditional “open” surgery, including a shorter hospital stay, decreased risk of blood loss, minimal scarring and less recovery time. On Nov. More...

General quarters: diabetes ahead!

The captain of SS Fitness & Wellness has just sounded“General Quarters,” one level below“Battle Stations.” Attack is not imminent, but sonar has detected a stealthy enemy. More...

Aging gracefully with optimism, reason and challenge

A ging gracefully is the dream of many individuals. Unfortunately, it often seems like life has other plans. More...

Lymph node response to chemo may prompt shift in approach for breast cancer patients

Research by investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that a favorable response to chemotherapy given prior to definitive surgery (neoadjuvant) in patients whose breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes may warrant a new surgic 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...

CentraState now using robotic fluorescence imaging technology for colorectal cancer surgery

Board-certified and fellowshiptrained colorectal surgeon at CentraState Medical Center,Thomas Kayal, M.D., recently performed the first colorectal cancer surgery in Monmouth County using the da Vinci Fluorescence Imaging Vision System (Firefly). More...

Zebrafish model is useful tool in identifying selfrenewing properties of prostate cancer stem cells

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey demonstrates that using zebrafish to identify self-renewing tumor stem cells in prostate cancers may be more beneficial than using traditional experimental models when aiming to predict response to More...

Vitamin D deficiency can be a contributing factor to diabetes

When it comes to vitamin D, there is no end to the good news about its benefits. But a deficiency in the “sunshine vitamin” can wreak havoc on the body. More...

The end of Daylight Savings Time is a good time to ask: How well are you sleeping?

There was good news for the sleep deprived this past weekend! We all gained an hour of sleep when daylight savings time ended on Nov. 3.This annual occurrence is a good time to take a look at your sleeping habits.  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...