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Cardiac Rehab Ensures That the Show Goes on for Comedian

By |2020-04-28T11:28:56-04:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Larry Donsky is known for cracking jokes and making people laugh, but when he suffered a heart attack last June, he got serious about his health with cardiac rehabilitation. Active in the men’s club of his adult community and the local Italian-American club, the 77-year-old Jackson resident regularly booked [...]

Women’s Heart Program Helps Louise Prevent a Heart Attack

By |2018-11-13T16:29:43-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Feeling in the peak of health, 65-year-old Louise Cassar of Jackson visited her primary care physician in early February 2013 for her annual physical exam. To her surprise, the electrocardiogram (EKG), a routine part of the exam, revealed a slight abnormality. Despite Louise having had no symptoms that would [...]

High-Intensity Cardiac Rehabilitation Helps Marlboro Mom Return to Active Life

By |2018-09-05T15:49:10-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Vicky Vydra, a 37-year-old mother of two from Marlboro, was an avid runner, skier, and scuba diver. When she developed a persistent headache, she was shocked that tests revealed she had a hole in her heart. After four weeks of debilitating headaches, Vicky visited her primary care physician, who [...]

Breathing Easier with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

By |2018-09-05T14:44:16-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

For about a year, Sandy Gordon of Colts Neck had labored breathing when performing tasks such as climbing stairs, and just thought it was part of the aging process. When her breathing didn’t improve, she visited Kenneth D. Barofsky, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician and on staff at CentraState and [...]

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