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Pressing Pause on Perfectionism

By |2024-01-30T13:03:43-05:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

As the saying goes, no one’s perfect. But trying to hold yourself to those standards is unrealistic and can even be toxic. Perfectionism can lead to procrastination, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors and eating disorders, according to CentraState behavioral health specialist Amy Metzger, MSW, LCSW. It can also [...]

Change Your Life with Habit Stacking

By |2023-12-28T20:22:48-05:00December 27th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Resolutions, as well-intentioned as they are, don’t change your life; habits do. This year, instead of grand proclamations – I’m going to lose weight, eat clean and run a marathon – try something new. Start building healthy habits with a proven plan and simple strategies. Make tiny adjustments with [...]

Wellness Steps No Senior Should Skip

By |2023-12-26T11:29:59-05:00December 15th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

The new year is a perfect time to refocus and explore new ways to maximize health and wellness. Joshua Raymond, MD, who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics at CentraState, provides some tips for seniors to improve their physical well-being and mental outlook in ways that deliver significant benefits [...]

Wrestling Coach Overcomes Paralysis in the Match of a Lifetime

By |2024-05-10T08:42:14-04:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: Neuroscience, Patient Stories|Tags: , |

Rutgers University wrestling coach Jordan Pagano, 27, was recently demonstrating simple wrestling moves with a student-athlete, something he does regularly. When he placed his hands on the mat to change positions, the unexpected happened: he ruptured a disc in his neck. The herniated disc pushed on Jordan’s spinal cord, [...]


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