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Boost Your Brain with Exercise

By |2024-07-08T12:27:51-04:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , |

Exercise is good for your body, but did you know that those benefits also extend to your brain? “Exercise improves the function of your cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, all of which support your brain's health and ability to do its job,” says CentraState neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin, [...]

The Future of Medicine Starts with Clinical Trials

By |2024-07-08T12:17:18-04:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Without clinical research, medicine would not have cancer immunotherapy, cardiac angioplasty or the data showing that ulcers are caused by a bacterium and not spicy foods. Through clinical trials – studies that test new therapies, medications or medical devices in humans – researchers have investigated and developed breakthroughs that [...]

5 Signs Your Child May Need Speech or Occupational Therapy

By |2024-07-08T12:14:47-04:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

While every child is different, some may need additional help to meet developmental milestones. CentraState speech-language pathologist Danielle DaCunha, MS, CCC-SLP, and occupational therapist Diana Cruz, MS, OTR/L, CSRS, share five signs that your child may benefit from a speech or occupational therapy evaluation. They have trouble meeting developmental [...]

How to Release Tension with Somatic Stretching

By |2024-07-09T15:50:34-04:00June 11th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: |

When you roll your neck to release tension after looking down at your phone for too long, you are instinctively doing somatic stretching. It’s your body’s way of releasing sore, overworked muscles. Over time, muscles can become chronically tight due to stress, injuries and repetitive activities. This can negatively [...]

Weight Loss Surgery Leads to Lifestyle Gain

By |2024-06-21T12:32:04-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Bariatrics, Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , |

Doug Brooks has struggled with his weight since high school, and it continued to climb through adulthood. Four years ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Howell resident to work from home, his weight spiked from 220 pounds to 300 pounds. Easily fatigued and experiencing excruciating hip and knee pain, [...]

ZeroG: Safer Treatment for Balance Issues

By |2024-06-21T12:37:23-04:00April 11th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: |

When you hear the term “zero gravity,” you may think of astronauts and space travel. Now, a similar environment is helping CentraState patients improve their balance. The ZeroG® Gait and Balance System, a new treatment option available at CentraState’s OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center, helps patients more safely and confidently practice walking [...]


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