December 14, 2013 RSS feed / Health

Assistive listening devices can help improve your quality of life

Many people often feel their answer to hearing loss will be solved when they purchase and wear hearing aids.This may not always be the case.A hearing aid purchase and fitting should always be accompanied by the proper counseling for use, care, as wel More...

Minimally invasive VATS surgery enables local lacrosse player to get back to play

A s a varsity player for the Lacey Lions Lacrosse team, 17-year-old Forked River resident ZachTripet is known for his fast shot, finesse and perseverance on the field.While at practice one day, Zach experienced chest pains and difficulty breathing. More...

Middletown dentist brings essential dental care to children in Haiti

I n the developing world, it’s an unfortunate truth that many individuals, especially children, do not have access to comprehensive health care.That includes the most basic dental services. More...

Health&Fitness

CentraState Fitness and Wellness Center and the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus hosted its sixth annual Community Health Fair and Black Friday Preview on Nov. 16. More...

Physical therapy improves balance and prevents falls

Research has shown that approximately 1/3 of all adults over the age of 65 suffer from at least one fall annually, the prevalence increases to 50 percent in adults over the age of 80. More...

Medical Info

Self-breast exams and regular mammograms save lives

Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves potentially thousands of lives each year by improving the chance of a cure.The American Cancer Society (ACS) believes there is enough compelling data to indicate that breast self-exam is ef More...

Robotic technology offers new level of accuracy for partial knee and total hip replacement

Monmouth Medical Center is the first hospital in central and southern New Jersey to introduce robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures.The robotic-assisted surgeries are performed using the RIO Robotic Arm Intera More...

’Tis the season to be merry, but there’s a fine line between festive and far gone

A lot of holiday traditions involve alcohol. More...

Health & Fitness

With every bite you give yourself a thumbs-up for eating foods designed to boost your nutrition. More...

Make a pre-New Year’s Eve resolution

The worst possible time to make NewYear’s resolutions about eating healthy is the start of the New Year. Chances are, by the time the ball in Times Square drops, you will feel tired, overweight and lacking energy. More...

New Trulign Toric intraocular lens to correct astigmatism

Dr. Jaime Santamaria was the first eye surgeon in the Northeast to use the Trulign Toric intraocular lens for improved quality of vision during cataract surgery. More...

Non-smoking women still at higher risk for lung cancer

I t’s common knowledge that smoking causes lung cancer. But what many Americans don’t know is that one in five women who will contract lung cancer this year in this country have never smoked a tobacco product in their lives. More...

Raritan Bay Medical Center receives Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

Raritan Bay Medical Center has received the Get WithThe Guidelines — Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.The award recognizes Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) commitment and success in imple More...

Which type of weight-loss surgery procedure is right for you?

A s a bariatric surgeon at CentraState Medical Center, I have performed hundreds of weight-loss surgery operations.The most important topic I discuss with new patients is which procedure is best for them.While the decision is ultimately made by the p More...

Center for Balance adds diagnostic testing in Old Bridge

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...

CentraState receives award for quality care for stroke patients

CentraState Medical Center, for a third year in a row, has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s GetWithThe Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award.The award recognizes CentraState’s commitment and s More...