August 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Standing, not sitting, your way to better health

People who sit at a desk to do their jobs should stand up for at least two hours during the workday, and should progress toward standing up for four hours daily, according to new advice from a panel of experts in the United Kingdom.The advice comes a More...

Is she ready for kindergarten? 10 questions to predict success

Despite the focus on cut-off dates for birthdays, age is not necessarily the best way to determine if a child is ready for kindergarten. More...

Fitness

Sports eyewear shopping tips

Thousands of sports-related injuries affect children and adults each year. More...

Top four reasons why you should try aqua fitness classes

Summer is in full swing and now is a great time to get into fitness classes in the pool. Five StarAquatics in Edison offers aqua fitness three times a week in their heated, indoor swimming pool. More...

Young athletes should not throw away their health

Despite the best medical care available in the world, more than 100 Major League pitchers and players had their careers and seasons shortened by ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (UCLR), or as it is more commonly known,“Tommy John” More...

The top 10 things you can do to prevent burnout

Last month we covered five of the top 10 things you can do to prevent burnout:  1. Exercise your body to relax your mind.  2. Stay fully hydrated.  3. Get up and move.  4. Pamper yourself.  5. Let others care for you.  More...

Is your student athlete ready for back to school?

It is that time of the year again. Summer is slowly coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.This also means that both parents and kids are preparing for back to school. More...

Indoor tanning among teens shows correlation with smoking and social media use

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health shows more than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. More...

Sunburn, poison ivy and bug bites — taking the sting out of summer

Summer is in full swing and hopefully your fun hasn’t been jeopardized by anything that causes itchiness, redness or swelling.There are a few summer-specific skin conditions or, as they are known to physicians, “summer dermatoses,” More...

Medical Info

Mild cognitive impairment is not so mild

Mind cognitive impairment (MCI) is a very common ailment of older adults (ages 50 and over). What is MCI? Very simply defined, it is a condition where an individual’s memory is impaired greater for what can be expected for their age.  More...

You’ve found a deer tick on your body—now what?

New Jersey is unfortunately home to an abundant number of deer ticks. Our mid-Atlantic region has by far the highest tick (also called blacklegged tick or Ixodes scapularis) population in the nation. More...

Today’s bunion and hammertoe correction get feet summer-ready, fast

‘M y foot is killing me!”This is a phrase uttered daily by many people, especially women, due to painful bunions and hammertoes. More...

Hospital Updates

Crest Physical Therapy welcomes new therapist

Crest PhysicalTherapy welcomes Raisa Sigalova, who is a physical therapist in the West Long Branch location.  Sigalova graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with an associate’s degree in physical therapy. More...

Public welcome to free health fair hosted by Eric B. Chandler Health Center

Eric B. Chandler Health Center, New Brunswick, will host the Good Health and Wellness Fair on Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. More...

Local chiropractor attends to medical needs of athletes at World Sports Games

Dr.Anthony J.  More...