October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Health

Educating young women about breast cancer

At the age of 12 to 15, many young women are experiencing the body and life changes that accompany adolescence. It can be difficult to imagine that breasts that are just beginning to develop may contain cancer. But such is the reality for some girls. More...

My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer; what does it mean for me?

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 60,290 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in this year alone.This means that a woman with an average risk of breast cancer has about a 12 percent chance of developing breast cance More...

Fitness

Breast cancer and the benefits of exercise

Maybe you lived a healthy lifestyle, ate moderately, exercised regularly, had mammograms, and read the latest research. Maybe you didn’t.  More...

Master your metabolism for better weight management

Why can one person eat like a growing boy and not gain a pound, while another person’s every indulgence goes right to their hips? The answer lies in our metabolism, the little engine that burns calories all day, every day. More...

How can physical therapy help you?

Each October, the APTA (America PhysicalTherapyAssociation) hosts National Physical Therapy Month. More...

Hospital Updates

Community Medical Center to hold evening dedicated to women and their breast health

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and every three minutes, another woman is diagnosed. Not only does it affect the person diagnosed, but family, friends, and co-workers can feel its effects as well. More...

Freedman Chiropractic sheds light on National Chiropractic Health Month

Freedman Chiropractic Center, located in East Brunswick, would like to take this opportunity to inform area residents about National Chiropractic Health Month, which will take place in October.  More...

ANS Center of Hope Foundation picnic celebrates brain tumor patients

Donna Giordano hugged everyone she saw at Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists’ (ANS) recent Center of Hope Foundation picnic.They weren’t just average hugs.They were hugs filled with love and support for her fellow members of the ANS Cente More...

The case for early detection

Leading breast cancer research organization and screening advocate Susan G. More...

There are many benefits to dental implants

Coping with missing teeth is not easy, which is why so many people are opting for dental implants to replace them.The reason for this is quite obvious: dental implants last a long time, they replace missing teeth, and people can chew better; overall, More...

Fall allergies are upon us; take steps to ease symptoms

They’re back … With rising counts of mold spores and ragweed pollen, so ushers in the sneezing, coughing and sinus congestion of fall allergies. More...

Rutgers to host Women’s Health Seminar series

For many women, a Pap test is just another part of an annual gynecological visit, with not much thought given to routine results. But if the test results come back with abnormal findings, what happens next? More...

Medical Info

Teacher retires and goes into research, as a pioneer in brain tumor vaccine trial

Rita Coakley of Roxbury is a pioneer of many sorts. For example, as a fifth-grade teacher at Lincoln Roosevelt Elementary School, she didn’t always make her students read from books. More...

Exploring the use of aspirin and a diabetes drug for prostate cancer prevention and control

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey population science researcher XiangLin Tan, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a $852,705 Career Development Award (K07CA190541) from the National Cancer Institute to explore the use of aspirin and a diabetes drug fo More...

A few words about phlegm

The sensation of phlegm or mucus in the throat is a very common physical complaint in the community. More...