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Teen Wrestler Motivated to Get Back on the Mat After Orthopedic Surgery

By |2019-07-17T15:51:22-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Julia Schleuss was a trailblazer when she joined the boys’ wrestling team at Wall Township High School. However, when she broke her collarbone during a match this winter, she was concerned that she might never wrestle again. Julia, 16, decided in eighth grade that she wanted to join the [...]

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

By |2019-01-17T10:34:18-04:00January 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 |2019-01-17T10:32:04-04:00January 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 [...]

Seeking a Pain-Free Knee: Knee Replacement Surgery Relieves Long-Term Pain for Freehold Man

By |2018-12-11T15:48:26-04:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alan Schultz had dealt with pain in his left knee for nearly a decade. More recently, however, his throbbing knee was waking him up like clockwork every night at 3 a.m., and he had trouble walking up stairs. At that point, the 65-year-old retiree knew it was time to [...]

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

By |2018-10-26T12:46:25-04:00October 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 [...]

New Egypt Woman Is Back in the Saddle After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By |2018-08-21T05:12:27-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Cathy Larson is nearly half the woman she used to be. Three years ago, she was severely overweight, suffering from terrible acid reflux and high blood pressure. She also was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which, combined with excessive weight, caused debilitating joint pain. Cathy, 57, had tried nearly every [...]

No Sweat: Minimally Invasive Surgery Alleviates Struggle with Hyperhidrosis

By |2018-08-21T06:12:42-04:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Imagine feeling sweaty all the time, even in bitter winter temperatures. Imagine being unable to hold your spouse’s hand, or taking four showers a day to cool down and feel refreshed. This was Debra Barrow’s nightmare for nearly 56 years. Debra, a Monroe Township resident, suffered from excessive sweating—or [...]

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