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Tools for Life: Physical Therapy and Posture Program Facilitate Extraordinary Recovery

By | 2018-10-29T12:54:41+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Annemarie Duncan always led an active lifestyle, from golfing and gardening to joining her grandchildren on the trampoline. But more recently, severe back pain related to double scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and bulging disks put many of her activities on hold. Last year, the 68-year-old Freehold resident traveled to [...]

Million Hearts Program Puts Cardiac Health into Focus

By | 2018-10-29T12:42:13+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Last year, Family Practice of CentraState and several other CentraState physician practices were selected to participate in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ five-year initiative to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. Since then, participating patients have reduced their [...]

Laurence Harbor Woman is Back Behind the Wheel After Video-Assisted Surgery for Lung Cancer

By | 2018-10-26T12:46:25+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Gail Olin of Laurence Harbor began experiencing occasional pain in her upper side, she was bothered but not overly concerned. As a transporter who drives nursing home residents to appointments, Gail, 77, frequently helps patients in and out of the bus, so she assumed she had pulled a [...]

Good Timing: Urinary Issues Help Physicians Detect and Treat Prostate Cancer

By | 2018-10-29T14:02:58+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Forton Wimbush’s urinary obstruction may have saved his life. A 67-year-old Freehold resident, Forton was experiencing dizziness, high blood pressure, discomfort from swollen kidneys, and difficulty urinating when his wife, Susan, brought him to CentraState’s Emergency Department. Tests revealed that he was in kidney failure and had a urinary [...]

Snooze and Lose

By | 2018-10-30T15:38:57+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|

Have you ever found yourself nibbling all day after a night of restless sleep?  There might be a physiological explanation. Recent studies have suggested a link between sleep duration and weight gain.  Sleep deprivation appears to influence the production of ghrelin and leptin, the body’s appetite-regulating hormones.  One study [...]

Fighting Fracture: Proactive Steps to Improve Posture and Strengthen Bones

By | 2018-09-25T14:08:53+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Sixty percent of adults over age 60 have an underlying musculoskeletal disorder such as osteoporosis, but many aren’t aware until they experience a bone fracture. Unfortunately, a fracture increases a person’s risk of death nearly three times. The good news is that you can take steps to decrease your [...]

Self-Care: How to Take ‘Me Time’ with a Toddler—And Another on the Way

By | 2018-09-25T14:10:29+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Caring for a toddler can be challenging enough, but once you add the exhaustion and discomfort of another pregnancy, the stress can be compounded. Self-care is important for all parents. A focus on personal needs can help keep us physically and mentally fit while decreasing stress. Even those of [...]

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