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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, [...]

What is Palliative Medicine?

By |2024-06-21T12:33:07-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Many patients and their families are hesitant to seek palliative care services because it’s often confused with hospice. While both types of care focus on patient comfort, there are distinct differences. Vikranta Sharma, MD, a hospice and palliative medicine specialist at CentraState, provides her perspectives. What is palliative care? Palliative [...]

Complex Brain Surgery Hits All the Right Notes

By |2024-06-21T12:34:01-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Neuroscience, Patient Stories|Tags: , , |

Gary Triolo’s workday started like any other – going through paperwork, checking email and answering calls – until his world suddenly started spinning out of control. “I looked up and the room started to spin to the left in slow motion,” explains Gary, who serves as the director of Food [...]

Expanding Thoracic Surgery Expertise

By |2024-06-21T12:35:38-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Leading thoracic surgeon Igor Brichkov, MD, has joined CentraState Healthcare System, expanding access to the latest procedures for lung and esophageal cancers and benign conditions. Dr. Brichkov is board-certified in thoracic surgery and fellowship-trained in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. “New procedures are available to treat many thoracic conditions, and I’m [...]

Pelvic Health & Pregnancy

By |2024-06-21T12:36:29-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: Physical Therapy, Pregnancy and Parenting, Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Some women may think pelvic floor issues are a normal part of the pregnancy journey and postpartum healing process – or they may be too embarrassed to speak up. But when you share any concerns with your doctor, you can return to normal function more quickly while also preventing long-term [...]

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 [...]

Amp Up Your Walk: Adding Exercises for a More Challenging Routine

By |2024-06-21T12:39:03-04:00March 29th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , |

Want to make your walking routine more challenging and fun? Follow these tips from CentraState physical therapist Patti Guttormsen, PT, DPT. Turn up the tunes  Turn up the tunes and keep up with the beat of the music. It’ll help you pick up the pace and maintain it. A [...]


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