December 1, 2014 RSS feed / Health

Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition

By Dr. Jennifer J. Adams

More than 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus to some degree.Tinnitus is the medical term that describes a perception of sound in one or both ears or in a person’s head when there is no external sound present.Tinnitus is more commonl More...

Treating the chronic effects of automobile accidents with wellness, guidance and care

Despite all the warnings, regulations and safety precautions, traffic collisions are still a leading cause of pain, injury and suffering across the country. 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...

3D mammography: aiding the fight against breast cancer

A bout 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. More...

Dr. Steven Scherer to speak about Charcot- Marie-Tooth disorder at CentraState Dec. 6

Central New Jersey residents who have Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorder, the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy, are invited to attend a support group meeting on Dec. More...

Fitness

Top five blue chip holiday fitness gifts

I n today’s economy, we are all looking for superior returns on the money we spend on gifts for those we love. Nothing works better to increase the value of your preferred stock than to give the gift of fitness and health. More...

Physical therapy is not just rehabilitation; it also prevents injuries

I n my practice I frequently see patients whose injuries may have been preventable with proper stretching, exercise regimen, environmental modifications, body mechanics and postural correction. More...

Outside the box: 10 gifts to give your children today that will help them tomorrow

Just because it’s wrapped in pretty paper doesn’t mean it’s valuable. Sometimes the best gifts aren’t appreciated until the child is older because they’re not “hands-on” toys, clothes, or accessories.  More...

Ten qualities of a great assisted living residence

A n assisted living residence is a good option for seniors who need help with some aspects of daily living, such as cooking meals, taking medication, cleaning the house, and traveling to appointments.The residence also provides a secure environment w More...

Why your internet diagnosis may do more harm than good

Search online for common symptoms like “headache,”“fever” or “body aches,” and suddenly you may find yourself disinfecting your home and considering a self-imposed quarantine,“just in case.” There is no More...

Replace your missing tooth with a dental implant

There are many reasons that you many find yourself in need of a tooth replacement. Dental patients of all experiences and backgrounds may be in need of a tooth extraction or repair. More...

Having a healthy later-age pregnancy

A silver lining for some older moms:The genes that allow some women to naturally have children later in life also make it likely these women will live a longer life.  More...

Life after heart attack

Thankfully, you’ve survived a recent heart attack. More...

Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition

More than 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus to some degree.Tinnitus is the medical term that describes a perception of sound in one or both ears or in a person’s head when there is no external sound present.Tinnitus is more commonl More...

Why are younger men being diagnosed with prostate cancer?

The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years, according to recent studies. More...