January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

CentraState receives award for quality care for stroke patients

CentraState Medical Center, for a fourth year in a row, has received the American HeartAssociation/American StrokeAssociation’s GetWithThe Guidelines Stroke Gold-Plus AchievementAward.The award recognizes CentraState’s commitment and succ More...

Local chiropractor teaches three-day sports chiropractic educational seminar in Tokyo

Dr. Ira A. More...

Heart health: watch out for these foods

Everyone knows that a strong heart is a must for a healthy life, and that it’s not just exercise that keeps it that way. More...

$1.8M grant enables Rutgers CINJ scientist to explore role of protein in lung cancer development

A protein associated with poor survival in lung cancer patients will be further explored by investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to uncover its role in lung cancer development and metastasis.A recentlyawarded $1.8 million grant (R0 More...

$1.8M grant enables Rutgers CINJ scientist to explore role of protein in lung cancer development

A protein associated with poor survival in lung cancer patients will be further explored by investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to uncover its role in lung cancer development and metastasis.A recently-awarded $1.8 million grant (R More...

Revolutionary new surgical tool used for first time in New Jersey

The Apollo System, manufactured by California-based Penumbra Inc., was used for the first time in New Jersey recently and the outcome was a success. More...

Studies show bariatric weight loss can improve fertility

There is a strong association between obesity and infertility, and several recent studies are showing that weight loss can increase fertility in obese women. More...

Studies show bariatric weight loss can improve fertility

There is a strong association between obesity and infertility, and several recent studies are showing that weight loss can increase fertility in obese women. More...

Platinum agent combination treatment for triple-negative breast cancer well tolerated in trial

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows that a combination of doxil, carboplatin and bevacizumab is a well-tolerated treatment regimen in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who received no prior treatment for th More...

Four tips for improving standardized test scores

Just because your child is smart doesn’t mean they’re going to ace the PARCC, PSAT, or SATs.There are lots of factors that contribute to test performance results. More...

Group fitness offers variety and motivation

It is easy for someone looking to embark on a new health and wellness journey to feel confused and unsure of what to do.Trends and fads are common within the industry and it seems as though every year, the “next big thing” is what “ More...

Assistive listening devices can help with quality of life for those with hearing loss

Many people often feel their answer to hearing loss will be solved when they purchase and wear hearing aids.This may not always be the case.A hearing aid purchase and fitting should always be accompanied by the proper counseling for use, care, as wel More...

Hurricane Sandy increased incidence of heart attacks, strokes in New Jersey

Heart attacks and strokes are more likely to occur during extreme weather and natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. More...

Treating cataracts

The human eye works much like a camera. Light enters the eye and is focused on the retina.The retina converts the light into an electrical signal, which is sent to the brain and interpreted as sight. More...

Studies show bariatric weight loss can improve fertility

There is a strong association between obesity and infertility, and several recent studies are showing that weight loss can increase fertility in obese women. More...

Real-life resolutions for your body, mind and spirit

’Tis the season to face those New Year resolutions.Yes, most of the time we don’t stick to them. But maybe we need to look at these promises in a different way. More...

Give Kids A Smile Day to provide free dental care for hundreds of children in South Amboy

Dr. Peter L. DeSciscio’s office will be sponsoring its annual Give Kids A Smile event on Feb. 6 at 210 Augusta St. to provide 50 to 100 underserved children with free dental services.  More...

Have a periodontal treatment for a deeper clean

Advanced gum disease is painful, frustrating and may cause many dental patients to avoid professional treatment out of fear of excessive pain or discomfort. More...

Get off the emotional eating roller coaster

If you’re an emotional eater who finds comfort in fattening foods, losing weight can be a huge challenge. Many emotional eaters will start losing weight on a diet. More...

What causes dry eye?

There are several things that can affect normal tear production in the eye.At any age, men or woman may experience symptoms of dry eye due to decreased tear production, increased tear evaporation, inflammation of the lids consistent with aging, envir More...

Give Kids A Smile Day to provide free dental care for hundreds of children in South Amboy

Dr. Peter L. DeSciscio’s office will be sponsoring its annual Give Kids A Smile event on Feb. 6 at 210 Augusta St. to provide an estimated 50 to 100 underserved children with free dental services. More...

Warning signs women should not ignore

I doubt anyone will argue they have a busier schedule than most women today.Their day-to-day responsibilities rival that of any Fortune 500 CEO, to be sure. But it’s critical that women also take time to stay on top of their own health. More...