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Power Up with Plant-Based Eating

By |2019-08-06T08:18:07-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Whole food, plant-based eating focuses on minimally processed foods that are abundant in nutrients and as close to the earth as possible. Delicious, nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes are emphasized, while animal-based foods like fish, poultry, and dairy products are curtailed. Eating an [...]

Joining Forces to Create a New Center for Family-Focused Care

By |2019-08-01T15:23:13-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

The Greater Freehold community now has a convenient new option for receiving coordinated, family-centered health care with the opening of the Freehold Family Health Center at 597 Park Avenue in Freehold. This state-of-the-art center now houses the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Family Medicine Residency Program at [...]

3 Ways to Healthy Aging

By |2019-08-05T15:44:02-04:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: |

Everyone can improve their health and live with passion and purpose. “It’s not about aging—it’s about aging well,” says CentraState healthy aging coach Brandon Eldershaw. “We work hard to retire—we need to ensure we’re healthy and independent enough to enjoy it. These powerful programs give you the tools you [...]

Applewood Seniors Bond with Young Students Through Community Program

By |2019-09-13T11:09:19-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: |

Helen Coons, a resident of CentraState’s Applewood senior living community, never gets tired of hearing children call her “Miss Helen.” A former school librarian and administrator, Helen (pictured second from right), 88, has been volunteering at the Freehold Learning Center for the last two years through Applewood’s Tools 4 [...]

Neuromodulation Therapy: Blocking Pain Signals in Those with Chronic Pain

By |2019-05-22T15:12:02-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Some people living with chronic pain may struggle to complete even the simplest activities of daily living, impacting their quality of life. A relatively new therapy—neuromodulation—can greatly alleviate discomfort for chronic pain sufferers. Neuromodulation works through implantable devices that deliver gentle electrical impulses to the spinal cord or peripheral [...]

Overhead Athletes: Build in Time-Outs

By |2019-03-28T16:43:20-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

As the spring sports season shifts into high gear, vigilance is a key factor to preventing potentially serious overuse injuries. For “overhead athletes,” including baseball pitchers, volleyball and tennis players, and even gymnasts, shoulder injuries are of particular concern. “The good news is that these types of injuries are [...]

7 Common Health Concerns African Americans Should Monitor

By |2019-02-12T16:41:08-04:00February 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Several health disparities exist between African Americans and white Americans. Doctors are seeing diseases that you’d expect to see in older patients—heart disease, diabetes, stroke—in relatively young African Americans. While genetics may play a role in certain instances, socioeconomic factors have a significant impact on how African Americans are [...]

A Healthier You Involves More than Numbers on a Scale

By |2019-01-17T12:10:10-04:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

It’s that time of the year again when we take stock of our lives and make goals for self-improvement. For many, these goals revolve around eating healthier and moving more. However, these resolutions are simply too vague to be effective, and most of us don’t have a support system [...]

Get the Low-Down on “Down There”

By |2019-08-05T15:26:36-04:00January 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 [...]

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