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Can Vaping Be Deadly?

By |2020-01-14T11:53:59-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

As of November, 48 Americans have died from vaping, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Once considered a safer option than cigarettes, vapes and e-cigarettes—particularly those used with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products—are now linked to a lung condition known as e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated [...]

Going the Distance Applewood Resident Bikes 85 Miles on 85th Birthday

By |2020-01-10T14:24:42-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

On October 4, Spencer Halper spent his birthday a little differently than most people turning 85. He pedaled 85 miles with companions from his local bike club, the 600-member Princeton Free Wheelers, traveling one mile for every year of his life. He began this annual tradition at age 80 [...]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

By |2019-12-11T12:39:21-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Soft and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with applesauce, honey, raisins, and chocolate chips. No sugar! Ingredients 1 1/4 cups quick oats 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 4 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted and cooled 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup [...]

Power Up with Plant-Based Eating

By |2019-08-06T08:18:07-05:00August 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 |2019-08-01T15:23:13-05:00July 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 |2019-08-05T15:44:02-05:00April 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 |2019-09-13T11:09:19-05:00March 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 |2019-05-22T15:12:02-05:00March 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 [...]

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