November 1, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Diagnosing the mystery illness

Often those pesky symptoms stem from anxiety, but what’s causing that?  More...

Parker Home unearths 2004 time capsule and plants another for 2024

Ten years ago, leaders and residents at Parker Home, Highland Park, buried a time capsule on the grounds of Parker at River Road with the request that it be unearthed and opened in 2014 and a new one interred for another decade.The goal was to have a More...

It’s never too late to quit smoking for good

TheAmerican Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use that date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. More...

Parker Home unearths 2004 time capsule and plants another for 2024

Ten years ago, leaders and residents at Parker Home, Highland Park, buried a time capsule on the grounds of Parker at River Road with the request that it be unearthed and opened in 2014 and a new one interred for another decade.The goal was to have a More...

Ventral hernias, incisional hernias, and umbilical hernias

A n abdominal wall hernia is an abnormal bulging of the contents of the abdomen through a weakness of defect of the muscle layers of the abdominal wall, and are named based on their location. More...

Fitness

A thinner Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? Gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. 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 ofYour Health (TCOYH) is a sixweek evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University.  More...

Low back pain affects high school athletes

Most adults at some point throughout their life will develop low back pain. More...

Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists introduce treatment for brain tumor patients

Doctors at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) have added a new and innovative form of therapy to their treatment arsenal in the battle against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).Affecting nearly 10,000 Americans annually, GBM is the one of the most 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  More...

Simple tips for avoiding tooth decay

A side from preventative check-ups and dental cleanings, tooth pain is the No. 1 reason patients visit dental practices. More...

Pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters and… fall allergies?

For a large number of people, fall doesn’t just mean crisp nights and beautiful colors — it means another allergy season.With up to 30 percent of Americans suffering from hay fever or allergic rhinitis, fall is often full of sneezing, itc More...

Is new FDA-approved weight loss medication Belviq right for you?

The first new prescription diet drug in 13 years won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2012, offering a new alternative to aid weight loss.The new drug, called Belviq (lorcaserin), is made by Eisai.Things you need to know about this weig More...

Rutgers and RWJ to host event for women impacted by pelvic floor disorders

I t’s a subject that many women may find embarrassing and avoid discussing — even with their doctors. More...

Simple tips for avoiding tooth decay

A side from preventative check-ups and dental cleanings, tooth pain is the No. More...

Is BRCA1 and 2 gene testing right for you?

BRCA stands for BReast CAncer. Without you ever being aware of it, normal BRCA genes help you fight back against cancer cells that may try to invade the body over the course of your lifetime. More...