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Holding the Right Pose: Eatontown Actor Back on Stage After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

By |2022-07-27T12:05:06-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

For the past decade, Lorraine Stone of Eatontown has focused her full attention on arts and culture endeavors. In addition to forming her own performance company, she has been acting with another group, performing with a samba band, and volunteering for a historic landmark foundation. Nothing sidetracked her passion [...]

Jamesburg Mom Finds Relief After Decades of Painful Periods

By |2021-01-11T15:59:04-05:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Unbearable, debilitating, and disabling are just some of the ways that Krisda Abene, 43, used to describe her menstrual periods. The mother of three from Jamesburg began suffering from painful periods in her 20s, but it was after she had her third child at age 27 that her symptoms [...]

Get the Low-Down on “Down There”

By |2020-02-27T10:32:49-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Pelvic pain, prolapse, and incontinence are not easy to talk about. But more importantly, they’re not easy to live with. So what can you do? The first step is to learn more about it. Join CentraState's ongoing women’s series for wine, cheese, and intimate conversation on all things pelvic [...]

What Men Should Know About Menopause

By |2022-09-09T11:01:53-04:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: |

Menopause is much more than just the cessation of periods. Much like the changes men experience during the aging process when testosterone levels dip, fluctuating hormones bring challenging physical and emotional changes for women. Men can help their partners get through this time of transition by asking questions, being [...]

Robotic Fibroid Surgery Can Restore Quality of Life

By |2021-01-11T16:04:55-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Melissa Vella says her symptoms caused by uterine fibroids became so bad last fall that she constantly felt as if she were several months pregnant. “I was always tired, I had to urinate frequently, and even my abdomen was sticking out like I was pregnant,” says Melissa, a 46-year-old [...]

Freedom to Live: Pelvic Floor Program Offers Gina Relief from Chronic Pain

By |2022-07-27T12:04:35-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , , |

Gina Barnett was living in extreme pain. Her pelvic area felt so heavy that she could barely walk, forcing the 52-year-old Freehold resident to give up exercise, singing, and just about every other activity she loved. “I was constantly uncomfortable,” says Gina, describing unbearable pressure and pain that extended [...]


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