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Battling Back: Early Physical Therapy Intervention Improves Low Back Pain—and Reduces Costs

By | 2018-12-14T22:55:17+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

If you’re suffering from low back pain and are putting off clinical treatment, you may experience more pain—and higher medical costs—in the future. Approximately 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The [...]

The 12 Tips of Christmas: How to Cope with the Stress of the Holidays

By | 2018-12-14T22:44:59+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

While many look forward to the joy and merriment of the winter holiday season, for some, it can be overshadowed by a never-ending “to do” list, family drama, or loneliness. The holidays can heighten anxiety and depression, which can negatively impact your health by lowering your immune system and [...]

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

By | 2018-12-11T15:48:26+00:00 December 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Resolving the Heart of Conflict

By | 2018-09-25T10:48:26+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Discover the 3 Keys to Harmonious Relationships How can we experience the connection and harmony we desire with family, friends, co-workers, and the world at large—despite our differences? “Staying centered is hard when we don’t feel heard or our needs aren’t being met,” says Deb Kern, PhD, internationally acclaimed [...]


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