August 1, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Doctors Express offers advice for dealing with bug bites and stings

Whether it’s a mosquito buzzing, a vicious bee or a hidden tick, bugs (and arachnids) are unwelcome visitors at most summer outdoor activities. More...

CentraState named to 2014 Most Wired list for fifth year in a row

Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has recognized CentraState Medical Center as one of the nation’s Most Wired health care organizations for the fifth year in a row, according to the results More...

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...

Where did my teeth go?

I f you have ever noticed that your teeth look short, have spaces between them, have changed position, have been broken, or look dark, it is probably due to dental wear. More...

SCAN offers ‘Take Control of Your Health’ workshops throughout Monmouth County

Social Community Activities Network (SCAN) in Eatontown is offering free workshops for adults with chronic health conditions.Take Control of Your Health (TCOYH) is a six-week evidence based workshop created by Stanford University. More...

Learn the benefits of safe stretching

You may think that stretching is just something to be done if you have a few extra minutes before jumping on the treadmill.The main concern is exercising, not stretching, right?  More...

Never dismiss the pain

Nearly 30 years ago, millions of Americans everywhere joined the physical fitness craze that was fueled by celebrities in tight-fitting leotards selling their latest workout videos, clubs masquerading as gyms, and an overabundance of catch phrases su More...

What’s on your plate?

Many times I’ve heard people say, “You are what you eat.”This might be true if we had some idea what we were consuming.The trouble is, most of us don’t know what’s in our food these days. More...

Off to the races

Obstetrician encourages pregnant women to continue their exercise regimen

Jessica Cini, an exercise enthusiast with a competitive spirit, was more than ready to give her fellow contenders a run for their money, despite the fact she was three months pregnant. She decided her final race would be the Little Silver 5K on Oct. More...

Abscessed teeth: What is it and what can I do to prevent further damage?

A n abscess in the tooth refers to an infection that was caused by a pocket of pus residing in the tissue around the tooth.Abscesses are very serious conditions, and can lead to serious matters if they aren’t treated immediately.  More...

Secondary drowning is a little-known but serious threat to young children

Right now, throughout New Jersey, most of us are enjoying some family time at the pool or beach. When you have children around water, there is always the need to keep a careful eye on your little ones, which can be a big challenge. More...

Monmouth Medical Center’s Sleep Medicine Center earns national accreditation

Monmouth Medical Center’s Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center — the first facility in Monmouth and Ocean counties to earn accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) — has recently been The five-year accreditati More...

Avoiding summer skin problems

Summer is in full swing and hopefully your fun hasn’t been jeopardized by anything that causes itchiness, redness or swelling.There are a few summerspecific skin conditions or, as they are known to physicians,“summer dermatoses,” th More...

Monmouth Medical Center dedicates new Outpatient Infusion Center

The Leon Hess Cancer Center recently held a dedication ceremony for its new Outpatient Infusion Center, located on Highway 36 East in West Long Branch.  More...

SCAN holds Walkers Club at noon in Eatontown

SCAN’s new Walkers Club at Monmouth Mall is open to everyone. Walk at your own pace through the mall, anytime beginning at 9 a.m.  Registration is required to receive your complimentary pedometer and to be eligible for prizes. More...

It is important to quit smoking to avoid the risk of COPD

Smoking is the leading cause of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). More...

When is the right time for ear tube surgery in young children?

Most infants and younger children endure middle ear infections (otitis media) during the course of childhood, usually between the ages of 6 months and 2 years old. But why do some children suffer from them repeatedly? More...

IQ: the eternal debate of nature vs. nurture

I f you were“mathphobic” in school, you’ve no doubt worried that your child would be too.After all, the ability to understand complex equations and memorize and apply formulas is as likely to be passed down to your kids as that fami 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. For information, contact the numbers listed for each.  More...

CentraState joins statewide ‘Safe Haven’ Campaign to protect abandoned babies Are you or your baby at risk of group B strep?

CentraState Medical Center has joined with the N.J. More...

Your yearly lab tests can uncover undiagnosed health issues

Hopefully, you and your family members undergo annual physical examinations each year. Sometimes patients tell me they feel fine and don’t really need a standard physical. More...

Parker at Monroe expands the Parker legacy

I n 1907, Henrietta Parker fulfilled her husband’s philanthropic vision of a homelike nursing home that provided affordable, excellent care to its residents. She was the founder of the Francis E. More...

Follow important tips for healthy running

Summer is in full swing, and many running enthusiasts who have been in hibernation over the long winter have started jogging/running outside again. More...

Chiropractor, acupuncturist to join practices in Freehold

Chiropractor Shari Collins and acupuncturist Marsha Halpert will offer their services under one roof at 31 W. Main St., Freehold. More...