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Three Ways to Prevent Hearing Loss

By |2022-09-20T16:27:01-04:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Hearing loss caused by aging and ongoing exposure to loud noises is common and frustrating. It can adversely affect your quality of life and lead to increased risk of falling, social isolation, and cognitive decline as we age. It’s never too soon to start protecting your hearing with these [...]

The Good Food RX

By |2022-09-26T06:51:48-04:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

If you have a chronic condition, your medicine cabinet might contain critical medications to keep your health in check. But an important key to managing chronic conditions can also be found in your fridge. “Simple strategies, such as a diet rich in antioxidants or consistent carbohydrate intake can be [...]

A New Era in Endocrine Care

By |2022-09-26T09:31:52-04:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Renowned endocrine surgeon Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, recently joined the staff of Surgical Associates of CentraState and CentraState Healthcare System as surgical director of the Endocrine Center. Dr. Shifrin specializes exclusively in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal cancers and benign conditions, from common to [...]

Monkeypox Q&A

By |2022-09-17T16:59:38-04:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is [...]

Unique Cancer Treatment is Extending Lives: HIPEC Comes to CentraState

By |2022-07-14T10:56:29-04:00July 10th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

A highly advanced, two-phase surgery now available at CentraState is bringing new hope to certain patients with specific types of cancer. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC, combines tumor removal surgery with a heated, concentrated chemotherapy bath inside the abdomen, battling cancer directly at its source and potentially extending lives [...]

Surf’s Up After Foot Surgery

By |2022-09-13T09:41:42-04:00July 10th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Joanie Sapienza placed second in a surfing contest last summer on Long Beach Island. It’s one of many trophies the 59-year-old lifelong competitive surfer has won. This honor was the sweetest, however, because it marked the Manasquan resident’s return to the sport she loves after a potentially life-altering injury. [...]

Living with Neck Pain? Here’s Advice from a Spine Expert.

By |2022-06-27T09:34:08-04:00July 9th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

When conservative treatments don’t send neck pain packing, surgery may be the best option for relief. Below is some insight on common surgical procedures from orthopedic surgeon Justin Elkrief, DO, who recently joined CentraState’s medical and dental staff and specializes in diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions. [...]

Breathe Easier with a Lung Screening

By |2022-09-26T05:17:01-04:00July 9th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Regular mammograms are key to detecting breast cancer early, and the same is true for colonoscopies in finding colon cancer when it’s most treatable. But did you know that those at risk for lung cancer due to a smoking history have the same potentially lifesaving benefit in low-dose CT [...]

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