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6 Ways Pets Enhance Our Well-Being

By |2018-08-21T05:11:26+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Those happy-to-see-you tail wags and melt-your-heart meows—pets give us so much love and joy. But that’s not all they do for us. According to studies, contact with pets: Counteracts the stress response by lowering stress hormones and heart rate. Lowers anxiety and fear levels and elevates feelings of calmness. [...]

Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

By |2018-09-05T16:21:56+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Temperatures are expected to stay over 90 degrees this week. Children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, COPD, asthma, pulmonary hypertension or obesity need to be carefully monitored in hot weather conditions. Whenever possible, avoid being outdoors and [...]

Why Is It So Hard to Quit Smoking?

By |2018-08-21T03:26:56+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

There are five common obstacles that stop smokers from taking the leap, according to Amy Metzger, MSW, LCSW, behavioral health consultant at CentraState. They are: Fear of failure Lack of support Physical discomfort from withdrawal, such as cravings and urges Difficulty ending a "relationship" with cigarettes Lack of other [...]

CentraState to Offer Cardiac and Vascular Screenings

By |2018-05-15T16:23:51+00:00April 19th, 2018|

CentraState Medical Center is now offering CentraScreen—a series of health screenings for adults age 50+ to help prevent a serious cardiac or vascular event—on Sat., May 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Thomas J. Blanchet Cardiac Diagnostic Center at CentraState Medical Center, 901 W. Main Street, [...]

CentraState to Hold its Spring Baby Fair

By |2018-05-15T16:24:10+00:00April 19th, 2018|

CentraState Medical Center is holding a baby fair for parents, parents to be and those considering a pregnancy on Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-8 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold. The Get Your Glow on Before, During, and After Pregnancy free event will include: baby services and products, including [...]

Women’s Heart Program Helps Louise Prevent a Heart Attack

By |2018-11-13T16:29:43+00:00April 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+00:00April 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 [...]