February 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Statins quo?

If you have certain risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), your physician will most likely discuss statins, a family of medications recommended for heart disease or stroke prevention.  More...

Safe snow shoveling

Shoveling snow can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. More...

Top 10 things you can do for your heart

Part One  D id you know that since 1963, every president of the United States has proclaimed  More...

Tips to help your child improve at reading comprehension

Whether you have younger children or teenagers, there are lots of things you can do at home to help strengthen your child’s reading comprehension skills.  When reading to younger children, start by choosing a book that’s age appropri More...

Arbor Terrace to host free heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar Feb. 18

ArborTerrace of Middletown welcomes the community to enjoy a complimentary heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar. It will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 at 1800 Route 35 south.  More...

Kids and caffeine: How much is too much?

A Starbucks frozen drink after school, a can of Coke with dinner, and a chocolate bar for dessert — how much caffeine is too much for kids? More...

St. Peter’s to hold Free Men’s Health Event Feb. 7

St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a Free Men’s Health Event on Feb. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. More...

St. Peter’s to hold Free Men’s Health Event Feb. 7

St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a Free Men’s Health Event on Feb. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. More...

Riverview to host Baby Fair at Freehold Raceway Mall Feb. 7

Ladies, prepare to be pampered! The Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, will be hosting a baby fair at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.  More...

Baby Fair to be held at Freehold Raceway Mall Feb. 7

Ladies, prepare to be pampered! The Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, will be hosting a baby fair at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.  More...

Practicing yoga can be a contributing factor in reducing heart disease risk

A erobic exercise is one of the most influential tools to help offset heart disease as well as a plethora of other chronic diseases. More...

Medical weight loss can be an answer to obesity

Many people who try to lose weight on their own find that they can’t do it.While you may lose a little bit of weight, more often than not it comes back. More...

Safe snow shoveling

Shoveling snow can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. More...

Baby Fair to be held at Freehold Raceway Mall

Ladies, prepare to be pampered! The Childbirth Center at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, will be hosting a baby fair at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Feb. 7 from noon to 2 p.m.  More...

Are you at higher risk for heart problems as a result of air pollution?

Regardless of where you live or work, you are exposed to elements in the air every second of the day. Some are natural; some are manmade; some can be dangerous to your health. In varying degrees, we all breathe in pollution every day. More...

The numbers never lie

Knowing your cholesterol numbers says you’re in charge; you’re the master of your heart health.What more do you need to track? Plenty.  More...

Add it up

You can figure out your 10- year risk for cardiovascular disease using an online calculator from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.  However, the calculator isn’t without controversy. More...

Hurricane Sandy increased incidence of heart attacks, strokes in N.J.

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

St. Peter’s to hold Free Men’s Health Event Feb. 7

St. Peter’s University Hospital, 254 Easton Ave., New Brunswick, will hold a Free Men’s Health Event on Feb. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. More...

Arbor Terrace to host free heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar Feb. 18

ArborTerrace of Middletown welcomes the community to enjoy a complimentary heart healthy breakfast and heart health seminar. It will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 at 1800 Route 35 south.  More...

Bayshore’s interventional suite offers advanced minimally invasive cardiovascular care

Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel, recently unveiled its new multi-specialty Interventional Suite, outfitted with advanced technology capable of performing complex minimally invasive cardiovascular, endovascular, and interventional radiology proce More...

Don’t let the flu beat you down

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report outlining the severity of the flu this year and declaring it had reached epidemic status.While that sounds serious, there are still ways for you to ward off the flu and stay h More...

The importance of oral cancer screenings

Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most lethal cancers out there, killing almost 60 percent of those who are diagnosed? More...

Treating the pain of pregnancy

Nearly 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. More...

Free thyroid screening to be held at Bartley Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation

Should everyone have a thyroid test? “Yes,” says the American Thyroid Association (ATA). It recommends assessing thyroid function in all adults beginning at age 35 with follow-up testing every five years. More...

Sinus infections: To treat or not to treat

The paranasal sinuses are air spaces within the facial bones that communicate with the nasal passages through narrow channels.They are lined by respiratory-type cells that both produce mucus and move it along through the motion of cilia, tiny hair-li More...

Prone-position radiation therapy for breast cancer protects the heart and lungs

Radiation therapy is one of the most powerful and successful tools to overcome cancer. More...

Safe snow shoveling

Shoveling snow can be dangerous and should be approached with caution. More...

Free thyroid screening to be held at Bartley Healthcare Feb. 19

Should everyone have a thyroid test? “Yes,” says theAmericanThyroidAssociation (ATA). It recommends assessing thyroid function in all adults beginning at age 35 with follow-up testing every five years. More...

Meniscus tear surgery may lead to early knee osteoarthritis

I n my previous articles I wrote about two distinct knee pathologies, knee osteoarthritis and the torn meniscus. 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...