July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Jettisoning jet lag

Between work and vacations, I’ve traveled by air quite a bit this year. Jet lag was the small toll I paid for going across time zones to get from here to there. More...

Do what you can to avoid noise-induced hearing loss

Hearing loss in the United States affects approximately 32 million people. The most common cause of hearing loss is presbycusis (or hearing loss associated with the aging process).The second most common cause of hearing loss is noise exposure. More...

HealthSouth offers support groups for public

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital ofTinton Falls, a 60-bed acute rehab facility located at 2 Centre Plaza, is offering support groups open to the community. All programs are free. More...

Brain-boosting activities to avoid the ‘summer slide’

With summer approaching, many parents worry about how to keep their children’s brains occupied with something other than TV, video games and tablets. More...

Summer tips in the sun for diabetics

The heat being experienced this summer is tough enough on the average person, but for the 21 mil- lion Americans with diabetes, special precautions are required. More...

Don’t ignore that pain in the stomach

When in doubt, check it out.That’s my medical position about bouts of stomach pain. More...

Fitness

Don’t let swimmer’s ear spoil your summer

Jersey summers include plenty of water. Unfortunately, this can also lead to an external ear infection — otitis externa, or OE— also known as“swimmer’s ear.”  More...

Tips for embracing the summer

A s the long July 4th holiday weekend kicks off, many of us are just not ready for the skimpier clothes that summer fun often requires — we feel too exposed.We look in the mirror and don’t match up to the skinny images we see in the media More...

Hospital Updates

Riverview, Bayshore announce the addition of 3D mammography

TheWomen’s Centers of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital announce the addition of 3D breast tomosynthesis technology, also known as 3D mammography.  More...

Restorative dentistry: Restore your smile

Do you dread facing people after losing your teeth for any reason? Consult a restorative dentist and bring back your smile. Dental problems are becoming increasingly common these days. More...

Rutgers CINJ nurses enhance education for pre-surgical treatment for breast cancer patients

On the frontlines of providing patient care, nurses at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey continually strive to enhance delivery methods and further educate the patients they are treating.To address the complexities involved with a pre-surgical t More...

GET BACK IN THE WEIGHT-LOSS SADDLE AGAIN

Bad eating day? Week? Month? Here’s how to rebound from a low point to keep your goals on track your goals on-track.

A t some point in your diet, you’ll overeat. Maybe you won’t resist an extra piece of cake at a birthday celebration, or you’ll dive into a family-size bag of potato chips when you’re stressed.  More...

Highway accidents shine a light on the importance of sleep

The six-car crash on the New JerseyTurnpike June 7 that killed one man and critically injured three others, including popular comedian and TV star Tracy Morgan, brought to light a serious national health issue “Drowsy Driving.”According t More...

Summer is the most dangerous time for pediatric emergencies

Summer brings more children to CentraState Medical Center’s Emergency Department than any other time of the year. More...

Healthy summer grilling and cooking tips

Warm weather means grilling time — time with family and friends and time to enjoy delicious foods.There are all kinds of tasty foods to grill up, plus those sides, desserts and drinks that round out the meal. More...

Do you have a ‘muffin top’?

Does your midsection have belly fat spilling over the top of your jeans?  If so, you have a “muffin top!” For more than three years, I have been helping hundreds of people lose weight fast and become healthier in the process. More...

Are you or your baby at risk of group B strep?

Group B streptococcus (strep) is a common bacterium often carried in the intestines or lower genital tract. Group B strep is usually harmless in adults.  More...

‘Encouraging’ period of stable disease suggested in direct injection treatment of pancreatic cancer

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey presented at national meeting

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that the ‘first in man’ series of vaccine injections given directly into a pancreatic cancer tumor is not only well tolerated, but also suggests an“encouraging” period More...

Medical Info

Parker Home hosts panel on costs of long-term care

On June 2, Parker Home, Highland Park, hosted a roundtable discussion to address issues confronting long-term care in New Jersey. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. More...

Rutgers CINJ researcher awarded grant to identify new treatments for 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...

Riverview and Bayshore announce the addition of 3D mammography technology

TheWomen’s Centers of Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital announce the addition of 3D breast tomosynthesis technology, also known as 3D mammography.  More...