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7 Common Health Concerns African Americans Should Monitor

By |2019-02-12T16:41:08+00:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Several health disparities exist between African Americans and white Americans. Doctors are seeing diseases that you’d expect to see in older patients—heart disease, diabetes, stroke—in relatively young African Americans. While genetics may play a role in certain instances, socioeconomic factors have a significant impact on how African Americans are [...]

A Healthier You Involves More than Numbers on a Scale

By |2019-01-17T12:10:10+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

It’s that time of the year again when we take stock of our lives and make goals for self-improvement. For many, these goals revolve around eating healthier and moving more. However, these resolutions are simply too vague to be effective, and most of us don’t have a support system [...]

Marlboro Father Finds Answers and Compassion After Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

By |2019-01-17T11:39:43+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , |

Brian Giacchi has experienced muscle spasms off and on since age 9. When the condition ramped up in his 20s, he sought medical advice. Unfortunately, several years of doctors’ visits, testing, and frustration failed to solve the mystery. Then finally, at age 34, he got an answer: he had [...]

Jamesburg Mom Finds Relief After Decades of Painful Periods

By |2019-01-17T10:37:35+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Unbearable, debilitating, and disabling are just some of the ways that Krisda Abene, 43, used to describe her menstrual periods. The mother of three from Jamesburg began suffering from painful periods in her 20s, but it was after she had her third child at age 27 that her symptoms [...]

Saving Face: A Lifetime of Nerve Pain Ends After Microvascular Decompression Surgery

By |2019-01-17T10:34:18+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , |

A few years ago, Walter “Bud” Burch’s wife, Kathy, found him on the kitchen floor writhing in pain. He had to be carried to their truck before being driven to the emergency department. Suffering from a chronic condition called trigeminal neuralgia, Bud lived with this kind of intense pain [...]

CentraState Physician Gets a Winning Assist Through Shoulder Surgery

By |2019-01-17T10:32:04+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Edward Stoner, MD, a board-certified internal medicine physician on staff at CentraState, has considered team sports as his “gym” for most of his life. A self-proclaimed aging athlete, his interests have ranged from high school football to tennis, golf, and racquetball. But over the past decade, he’s found a [...]

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