June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Improved methods to identify frequent e-cigarette users needed

A s the prevalence of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) continues to grow, research from investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows more defined survey measurements are needed to better identi More...

Parker at Monroe creates unique model for long-term care

When Parker Home decided to expand its reach into Monroe Township, its management team decided that constructing new buildings was not enough. More...

‘There’s no mirror on your refrigerator door’

Summer is around the corner and local gyms are full of people getting ready for the beach. They are restricting carbs and calories and worrying about looking good. It all takes its toll on mood and self-esteem.  More...

Fitness

Belly fattening foods to avoid

Many people have decided to eat better this year to lose excess fat and be healthier.According to an article published in WebMD on July 2, 2013, there are certain foods you should steer clear of. More...

Older adults: Get fit and get ready for an active summer

Get fit and get ready to go this summer. Exercise is essential for healthy aging, helping to boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. More...

There are allergy-reducing carpets to choose from

Keeping seasonal allergies locked outside where they belong might be as simple as choosing the right carpet. Today, flooring manufacturers understand how their products are an integral factor in creating and maintaining indoor air quality.  More...

How to use electronic health records

I f you signed up to access your electronic personal health records through your health care provider you have a lot of information about your health status.  However, even if you know your triglyceride or blood glucose numbers, you can’t More...

There are many benefits to Invisalign

When you first find out that you must wear braces, it can be a daunting thought. Images of wires, sharp studs and difficulty eating may come to mind. More...

Prepare your healthcare necessities before international travel this summer

Packing for an overseas vacation can be overwhelming and chaotic. More...

Roller coasters, road trips and running: avoiding summer’s neck and back pain

Summer brings a welcome change in routine.Work hours may shorten, recreation activities may increase, and the day comes earlier and ends later.  Here are just a few tips to keep neck and back pain in check during the summer months:  More...

Medical Info

Check your risk for heart disease during Men’s Health Month in June

The purpose of Men’s Health Month in June is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. More boys than girls are born every year in the U.S. More...

Identifying an early learning disability, and how you can help at home

While children and teens with learning disabilities are often diagnosed in middle school or high school, many disabilities can actually be prevented by intervention at a much earlier age. More...

New patient portal provides Raritan Bay patients with online access to personal health information

Raritan Bay Medical Center, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, has joined hospitals across the United States by allowing patients access to their medical test results online through a new patient portal.  More...