January 1, 2016 RSS feed / Health

Drawing the line on tanning bed use by teens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a ban on tanning bed use by those under 18. In 2013, a law was enacted in New Jersey banning those under the age of 17 from using tanning beds. Jerod L. More...

Rutgers CINJ explores how smokers learn about e-cigarettes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use is on the rise. More...

Fitness

What is dry needling and can it help you?

The treatment of pain has evolved over the years to encompass many different skills and interventions ranging from pharmaceutical to manual approaches with the ultimate goal of restoring function. This concept was used by Karl Lewitt, M.D. More...

Physical therapy a good first choice before surgery for rotator cuff tears

Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience non-traumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with“conservative treatment” such as physical therapy . More...

Self motivation is the first step for weight loss

Obesity is a growing epidemic. More than one third (about 78 million) of U.S. adults are obese. This number is spiraling upward so it is important for everyone to know the medical impact of this disease. More...

Hospital Updates

CentraState offering free screenings on Jan. 27

CentraState Healthcare System is offering free prostate and colorectal cancer screenings on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. atThe Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main St., Freehold.  More...

A robot named ‘Trudy’ comes to JFK Medical Center

Imagine walking the halls of the JFK Medical Center in Edison and seeing a robot coming out of an empty hospital room, beeping out “All Clean!” and then moving down the corridor to another room. More...

‘New Year, New You’ program slated at Bartley

On Jan. 28, Bartley Healthcare, Jackson, in co-sponsorship with CentraState Medical Center, has dedicated a community education program titled “New Year, NewYou” to ensure that your new year’s resolutions develop into New Year habits. More...

Diabetes Sisters to meet Jan. 27

Diabetes Sisters of Central New Jersey invites Woodbridge and Edison-area residents to attend its upcoming meeting on Jan. 27 from 7-9 p.m. More...

A healthy thyroid is essential for overall well-being

A s part of January National Thyroid Awareness Month, make sure your thyroid gland is healthy for your body’s overall health and well-being. More...

Can too much sugar increase your risk for colds and the flu?

Halloween trick-or-treating may be over, but the holiday sweet season is just getting started! From Thanksgiving pies to gingerbread cookies, November and December can seem like one endless parade of delicious, delectable sugary delights. More...

Protect your family and home from unseen danger

Some of the greatest dangers around your home may be unseen, such as gas leaks, carbon monoxide and radon. More...

Study shows value of integrative health

A new component of care is making a difference for patients recovering from surgery and illness. Called integrative health, this approach to health care is rapidly becoming the new standard across the U.S. More...

Medical Info

Glaucoma, a common but treatable disease

Many people expect some moderate loss of visual acuity as they age. Though some people can go a lifetime with 20/20 vision, many do need to get prescription eyeglasses as they age or get stronger prescriptions if they already wear glasses. More...

How to manage the emotional roller coaster after a diabetes diagnosis

While I’ve done it thousands of times, it never gets easier for me to tell a patient he or she has diabetes. For some, it comes as a complete shock; for others, the news confirms what the patient already suspected. More...

Treatment for life-threatening brain aneurysm has patient back on her feet in no time

A fter the summer, Maureen Myers of Point Pleasant couldn’t wait to get back to making lunches and manning the cash register as a member of the Food Services Department at Manasquan High School. More...