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Battling Back: Early Physical Therapy Intervention Improves Low Back Pain—and Reduces Costs

By | 2018-12-14T22:55:17+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

If you’re suffering from low back pain and are putting off clinical treatment, you may experience more pain—and higher medical costs—in the future. Approximately 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The [...]

The 12 Tips of Christmas: How to Cope with the Stress of the Holidays

By | 2018-12-14T22:44:59+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

While many look forward to the joy and merriment of the winter holiday season, for some, it can be overshadowed by a never-ending “to do” list, family drama, or loneliness. The holidays can heighten anxiety and depression, which can negatively impact your health by lowering your immune system and [...]

Tools for Life: Physical Therapy and Posture Program Facilitate Extraordinary Recovery

By | 2018-10-29T12:54:41+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

Annemarie Duncan always led an active lifestyle, from golfing and gardening to joining her grandchildren on the trampoline. But more recently, severe back pain related to double scoliosis, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and bulging disks put many of her activities on hold. Last year, the 68-year-old Freehold resident traveled to [...]

Million Hearts Program Puts Cardiac Health into Focus

By | 2018-10-29T12:42:13+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Last year, Family Practice of CentraState and several other CentraState physician practices were selected to participate in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model program, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ five-year initiative to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. Since then, participating patients have reduced their [...]

Self-Care: How to Take ‘Me Time’ with a Toddler—And Another on the Way

By | 2018-09-25T14:10:29+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Caring for a toddler can be challenging enough, but once you add the exhaustion and discomfort of another pregnancy, the stress can be compounded. Self-care is important for all parents. A focus on personal needs can help keep us physically and mentally fit while decreasing stress. Even those of [...]

Resolving the Heart of Conflict

By | 2018-09-25T10:48:26+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Discover the 3 Keys to Harmonious Relationships How can we experience the connection and harmony we desire with family, friends, co-workers, and the world at large—despite our differences? “Staying centered is hard when we don’t feel heard or our needs aren’t being met,” says Deb Kern, PhD, internationally acclaimed [...]

Total Knee and Hip Replacement: What’s New Isn’t Always What’s Necessary

By | 2018-10-08T15:04:37+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z, Healthy Aging|Tags: , , |

The most important aspect of surgery isn’t what’s new, but what’s best for the patient, particularly when it comes to joint replacement surgery. While robotic techniques are emerging, research and experience has shown that minimally invasive surgery delivers the same or better outcomes at a lower cost. For example, [...]

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