February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Middletown urgent care office undergoing major renovation to better serve its patients

EMedical Offices, the trusted provider of urgent care services in Monmouth County for nearly 30 years, is renovating to better serve its patients.  The office, located at 2 Kings Highway in Middletown, will be fully staffed to treat patients thr More...

Is your child dyslexic?

I s your child struggling with reading? Does your child have difficulty decoding (sounding out) words? Does your child read haltingly, mispronounce words, drop the endings of words, or change words? More...

More partnerships between doctors and hospitals strengthen coordinated care

RobertWood Johnson Partners has been selected as one of 123 new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Medicare, providing approximately 1.5 million more Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, More...

President Lincoln comes to Parker Home

President Abraham Lincoln is one of the most admired historical figures, described by Carl Sandberg, author/ biographer, as“being made of velvet and steel: a man filled with compassion and resolve.”  More...

What exactly is a deviated septum?

The nasal septum is the wall between the two sides of the nose. More...

National report ranks New Jersey 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...

Your thyroid health: too much or too little?

The word thyroid in Greek means “shield shaped,” referring to the shape of the thyroid gland located in your neck.Thyroid is one of the hormone producing glands in the body.Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter to thyr More...

Six moves to lose weight fast

Jackie Warner, author of ‘10 Pounds in 10 Days: The Secret Celebrity Program for Losing Weight Fast’ reveals the exercises everyone should do to tone and trim in a flash.

Whether it’s trying to slim down for an important event, to lose the last of the baby weight, or to finally just get in shape, it sure seems like most folks would like to lose 10 pounds — and fast.  More...

Medical Info

It is important to know the signs of and learn how to prevent traumatic brain injuries

A s the winter season thrives, kids are enjoying their favorite extracurricular activities, including winter team sports. Sports like skiing, hockey, snowboarding and even ice skating can result in injury if safety guidelines are not followed. More...

What is urgent care medicine?

Urgent care and walk-in centers are becoming very popular these days, but many people are not familiar with exactly what urgent care centers do. More...

Do you have a ‘muffin top’?

Does your midsection have belly fat spilling over the top of your jeans? If so, you have “muffin top!” Eating too much of the wrong foods over a period of time often results in a big waist — and a big waste. More...

President Lincoln comes to Parker Home

President Abraham Lincoln is one of the most admired historical figures, described by Carl Sandberg, author/ biographer, as “being made of velvet and steel: a man filled with compassion and resolve.”  More...

Physician helps patient improve ability to walk after 15 years of difficulty

Fifteen years ago, exactly one week after his 50th birthday, Robert Pall lost all feeling below his waist in just hours. He underwent lumbar punctures, MRIs and countless tests. More...

Your thyroid health: too much or too little?

The word thyroid in Greek means “shield shaped,” referring to the shape of the thyroid gland located in your neck.Thyroid is one of the hormone producing glands in the body.Thyroid disorders can range from a small, harmless goiter to thyr More...

Middletown dentist offers single tooth anesthesia

Middletown Dental utilizes several dental technologies that improve office visits for patients. Single tooth anesthesia (STA) is an innovation that makes dental injections virtually painless. More...

President Lincoln comes to Parker Home

President Abraham Lincoln is one of the most admired historical figures, described by Carl Sandberg, author/biographer, as “being made of velvet and steel: a man filled with compassion and resolve.”  More...

Cystic Fibrosis Center receives national Quality Care Award

The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has been selected by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) for the foundation’s prestigious Quality Care Award for 2012-2013.&nb More...

Shoe smarts

Every athlete needs the right shoes for a healthy (and safe) fitness routine

Experts say that a sport-specific shoe should be worn when doing one sport more than two or three times a week.Training shoes — the go-to shoe for most gym rats — simply don’t provide the stability and support an athlete of any leve More...

Collaborative efforts help mental health patients quit smoking

New Jersey can save costs in healthcare delivery through partnerships

Persons with mental illness account for more than one-third of adult smokers in the United States and despite a decline in tobacco use during the past five decades, there has been no change in the smoking rate for patients with poor mental health.To More...