January 11, 2014 RSS feed / Health

‘Operation Walk’ patient at Monmouth Medical is discharged to HealthSouth

Todd Patterson, the 48-year-old carpenter from Morristown who underwent successful complex, bilateral knee replacement surgery at Monmouth Medical Center on Dec. 5 as part of Operation Walk 2013, was discharged Dec. More...

Improved gynecologic cancer care is available through robotic surgery

The use of robotic surgical procedures in the management of gynecology and gynecologic oncology patients has increased significantly over the past five years. More...

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...

Trainer Joe offers a primer on gym etiquette

I f you’ve never exercised in a gym before, it can be like visiting a foreign country. Each has their own customs, languages and etiquette. Last week I almost witnessed an altercation due to a breach of an unwritten rule of the gym. More...

You gained some weight ... Simple steps to get back on track

The holiday season was a celebration of family, friends and food. More often than not, many of us greeted 2014 a few pounds heavier. Studies show that the average person gains about 5 pounds betweenThanksgiving and NewYear’s Day.  More...

The FDA’s move to take artificial trans fats out of the food supply is a lifesaving step

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is beginning a process that will take artificial trans fats entirely out of the food supply. This move is correctly being hailed as “lifesaving” by health experts.  More...

Helping to save lives with low-cost lung cancer screenings

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the United States.According to the National Cancer Institute, smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing the disease. More...

Fitness

The best time to start kickboxing is now

The holidays are a time when everyone starts thinking about what they want to do for the upcoming year. Millions of people will be looking for an exercise program that will give them results in a short time. More...

What really is physical therapy?

I have practiced physical therapy for more than four years now and on a daily basis I encounter the question of what exactly physical therapy is. More...

Report ranks N.J. last for efforts to control tobacco use by children

Tobacco-dependence experts advocate for reinstatement of New Jersey Tobacco Control Program

The Campaign for Tobacco- Free Kids, a coalition of public health organizations, has ranked New Jersey 51 in the nation, including Washington, D.C., in protecting children from smoking and tobacco use. 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...

Cervical Health Awareness Month serves to remind women to screen for cervical cancer

Cervical Health Awareness Month in January is an opportunity to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer.  More...

Three changes you can live with

Do you want to make your life better in 2014? More...

Know when your senior parent or loved one may need assisted living

Just because senior parents or loved ones are showing signs of aging does not mean their quality of life has to diminish.This might be the time to consider a more supportive environment for them, which can help to continue, or even boost their enjoym More...

CentraState is first hospital in area to use robotic technology for bariatric revision surgery

Board-certified bariatric surgeon at CentraState Medical Center, Ragui Sadek, M.D., recently performed the first robotic bariatric revision surgery in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  More...

Tonsillectomy with and without adenoidectomy in children

The tonsils are soft tissue masses that reside at the back of the throat on the lateral walls, situated between the back of the tongue and the lateral limits of the soft palate.They are part of the immune system, and are involved with scanning the en More...

CTE diagnoses for NFL greats reinforces need for concussion safety

The recent announcement that Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure and former NFLAll-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has again brought sports and head trauma More...

It’s a matter of style

A s the school year is progressing, it is important for parents to ask themselves the following questions: Is your child struggling in school and not performing at his/her grade level? Are you fighting with your child to get his/her homework done? More...