May 7, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Tips for deciphering your child’s belly pain

A lmost all children experience pain in the abdomen at one time or another. More...

Surgical first for gynecologic oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Surgeon performs first-in-region single-incision robotic hysterectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

A member of the gynecologic-oncology team at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) is the first in the region to have performed what is known as a single incision hysterectomy using a robotic metho More...

Local children form group to support pediatric patients at Monmouth Medical Center

A group of philanthropy-minded children who call themselves “Forever Kids” recently visited The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, to spread cheer to the hospital’s pediatric patients and to 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...

Local dentists participate in Dentistry From The Heart

Commitment to the community has always been top of mind to Dr.Allan Ruda and Dr. More...

There is relief for allergic rhinitis; get tested and get treated

Spring is finally here.The trees are bursting, the flowers are blooming; there are baseball games and backyard barbecues. More...

New role discovered for enzyme could have implications for cancer and neurologic disease

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey research published in ‘Nature Communications’

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that a new function discovered for a longstudied enzyme could have implications for the diagnosis and treatment of some cancers and neurological disease.  More...

Have your hearing checked during May, Better Hearing and Speech Month

Spring is here and after spending a long winter inside, many of us are ready to get outside and enjoy the sounds of nature. However, as many as 28 millionAmericans suffer from hearing loss and they may not hear the birds chirping each morning.  More...

Could your child be dyslexic?

The school year is almost over — there are only two months left. Is your child still struggling with reading? Has your child progressed up the reading level ladder? More...

My child has a concussion — now what do I do?

The incidence of concussion in youth sports continues to rise, and parents are often left with trying to navigate the process on their own. More...

Straight smiles are healthier smiles

I t is common knowledge that regular check-up exams and cleanings with a dentist are important to maintaining proper oral health.While regular brushing will remove plaque and potentially harmful bacteria from the teeth and surrounding gums, a dental More...

Center for Wound Healing at Bayshore recognized with national award

Bayshore Community Hospital is proud to announce its Center for Wound Healing has been recognized with the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics Inc.The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient sat More...

Medical Info

UniMed is offering free diabetes treatment via clinical trial

Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that can be controlled — but it still causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.  More...

Yaron A. Moshel, M.D., Ph.D., joins Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists

Yaron A. Moshel, M.D., Ph.D., recently joined Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS). Dr.  More...

Opening minds: Overcoming the stigma of mental illness

I t’s important to recognize that the fear of stigmas associated with mental health issues often stops people from seeking help and taking advantage of the many effective treatments available today.  More...

Spring is here! Don’t let knee pain stop your running routine

Spring is finally here to stay! For many of us this means we can hit the streets and get back to a running routine. Running is a great form of exercise and an important part of many people’s lives. More...

Be healthy and injury-free this spring

The spring months bring warmer weather and increased opportunity for outdoor activities.To help stay healthy and injury-free this season, Doctors Express of South Plainfield offers the following information and tips:  More...

Connection between epilepsy and autism may expand treatment options for epileptics

I t is estimated that nearly 33 percent of people with autism spectrum disorder also have epilepsy. But until recently there had been little clinical research about the connection between the two neurological conditions. More...

Paint the Town Pink for breast cancer awareness this month

Since 2007, Paint theTown Pink has raised awareness of the importance of annual mammography across Monmouth County with the help of surrounding pink towns. More...

Researcher awarded grant to identify new treatments for aggressive breast cancers

A physician-scientist from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey who is studying ways to advance the molecular understanding of breast cancer has received a $181,000 grant to further this research with the aim of identifying new treatment approaches More...

Barnabas Health joins Spirit of Women

Partnership highlights valuable services for women

Barnabas Health facilities in Monmouth and Ocean County have joined forces with Spirit of Women, an elite coalition of American hospitals and health care providers that ascribes to high standards of excellence in women’s health, education and c More...

LearningRx shares 10 ways to fight back against Alzheimer’s

I n honor of May’s designation as Older Americans Month, local brain training centers, LearningRx of Marlboro and Red Bank, are offering 10 ideas to help you take back your power against the brain disease. Here is a sampling of the tips:  More...

Turning over a new leaf: Resolving to create a thinner, healthier you

I n the depths of winter, people anticipate the coming spring with a sense of hope for brighter, warmer, more joyful days ahead.As so many make their annual resolution to create new and healthier bodies and lose weight, too many individuals feel hope More...

Head-forward posture can harm your health

Head-forward posture is one of the most common postural problems. Ideally, your head should sit directly over your shoulders, like a golf ball sits on a tee. More...

Exploring a mobile app to promote physical activity for childhood cancer survivors

$824K grant awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey scientist to develop behavioral interventions

While advances in cancer treatments have led to an increase in the number of childhood cancer survivors in the United States, this population faces significant health risks including early cardiovascular disease.To address this concern, Katie Devine, More...

Sunscreen should be part of your daily routine 365 days a year

A fter a long and dark winter, there is nothing more thrilling than to finally venture back outside and feel the warm sun on our skin. More...

Exploring the ‘why’ of frequent tanning bed use among young women

$700K grant awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey scientist to develop behavioral interventions

Why do some young women frequently use indoor tanning beds, even though they know it can increase their chances of developing melanoma and other forms of skin cancer? And what can be done to help convince women to reduce that risk? More...

Know your bones: May is National Osteoporosis Month

Testing your bone health and learning about your family history can be the first step to protecting yourself and future generations from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means porous bones. More...

Raritan Bay Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center announce affiliation

Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) announces that it is now an affiliate of Joslin Diabetes Center.As an affiliate of this preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, Raritan Bay Medical Center now offers some of the latest advances f More...

Riverview performs first LensX cataract surgery in Monmouth County

Riverview Medical Center is the first hospital in Monmouth County to offer LensX laser cataract surgery, the most technologically advanced cataract surgery available today.  More...