September 1, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Take care of foot bunions early on to avoid more invasive treatment later

When anyone talks about problems with their feet, the “B” word (bunion) is usually part of the conversation. Historically, bunions were most commonly a problem that plagued women and seniors. More...

Back to school: Staying healthy

Whether in the classroom or on the athletic fields, children and teens are exposed to situations where their health can be compromised.To help you prepare and be fully back-to-school ready, here are some common health issues that pop up during the sc More...

ANS discusses common misconceptions surrounding the field of neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons are highly trained medical professionals specializing in the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system.The work they perform is regarded as some of the most complex within the medical field, in part because of how specialized and intr More...

Bariatric weight loss can be life-changing for younger adults

The emergence of the blogosphere and the rise of selfies, Instagram, Snapchat and other social platforms is giving young people a way to assess their own image with a more self-critical eye than ever before.  More...

It’s the end of summer: back to the rat race

Labor Day weekend is the time-honored signal that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and that fall is beginning.Trees are beginning to turn a kaleidoscope of colors, and sweater-weather days are just around the corner. More...

September is National ADHD Awareness Month

September is National ADHD Awareness Month, and brain training experts are offering discounted screenings for the three types of attention and other essential brain skills.  More...

Could my tooth pain require a root canal?

I f you are experiencing sudden and extreme tooth or jaw pain it is important to visit a dentist as soon as possible. More...

Hobby for better health

Biking along the beach.Working on a puzzle with the family. Knitting on the train. Reading on the couch. These seemingly mundane activities aren’t just time-fillers — they can be lifesavers.  More...

Learn the facts about falls

Loss of balance, falling down and fall injuries can have serious consequences, especially for older adults. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. More...

Apps rule for digital kids

Avid users of the latest technologies, overweight kids and teens might benefit from apps to help them get healthy

Teens may filter out nutrition messages coming from parents or other adult authority figures. But that doesn’t mean he’s not interested in improving his diet. More...

It’s the end of summer: back to the rat race

Labor Day weekend is the timehonored signal that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and that fall is beginning.Trees are beginning to turn a kaleidoscope of colors, and sweater-weather days are just around the corner. More...

The best cancer care starts with a foundation of top-quality pathology

A s medical director of the Pathology Department at CentraState Medical Center, my clinical team and I play a key role in the eventual cancer treatment of all our patients.As a physician specializing in pathology, my role is to interpret lab tests an More...

Meridian Health supports new law requiring CPR training for all high school students

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Forked River resident inspired by cancer fight, treatment at Monmouth Medical

JJust more than one year ago, Peggy Laggner of Forked River participated in her first cancer walk along the Ocean Promenade — in a wheel chair.Today, cancer-free, Laggner participated in the recent 18th Annual Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon a More...

Try portion control the Okinawan way

I n the United States 17 people per 100,000 population live to at least 100 years old. By contrast, the island of Okinawa has the highest concentration in the world at 35 per 100,000, more than double that of the United States. More...

SCAN holds Walkers Club at noon in Eatontown

SCAN’s newWalkers 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...

What you should know about snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

Snoring occurs when the flow of air through a narrowed upper airway causes the surrounding tissues to vibrate, creating noises of varying pitch and volume. More...

After Robin Williams’ death, understanding depression

Depression is no laughing matter. When news broke that Robin Williams had died of an apparent suicide following severe depression, the vast majority of people said this was terribly heartbreaking and surprising news.  More...

Could AFib be making your heart race?

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. More...

Star athletes visit patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center

Pediatric patients at The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, received a special visit recently when members of the N.J./N.Y.Track Club, a professional track and field team comprised of postgraduate runners, s More...

Ten qualities of a great nursing home

A s our population ages, many people are faced with the decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home.A nursing home is your best option when your parent’s quality of life and health are impaired due to increasing frailty or memory issues, 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...

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...

Cancer Walk

• The Covered Bridge/Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk will be held on Sept. 20 in the Covered Bridge adult community in Manalapan. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by guest speakers at 9 a.m. More...