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The Good Food RX

By |2022-09-26T06:51:48-04:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

If you have a chronic condition, your medicine cabinet might contain critical medications to keep your health in check. But an important key to managing chronic conditions can also be found in your fridge. “Simple strategies, such as a diet rich in antioxidants or consistent carbohydrate intake can be [...]

Monkeypox Q&A

By |2022-09-17T16:59:38-04:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is [...]

Shed the “Quarantine 15”

By |2021-03-25T02:18:13-04:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

If you’ve packed on the “quarantine 15,” as the COVID-related weight gain has been dubbed, and are having trouble taking it off, you’re not alone. “Turning to food in times of stress is common,” says Caryn Alter, MS, RD, FAND. Add to that the decreased opportunity for organized exercise [...]

CentraState Physicians Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine

By |2021-03-25T01:56:14-04:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , |

After months of rigorous clinical research studies coordinated by leading scientific experts, a COVID-19 vaccine is now in our near future. Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about the vaccine from chief medical officer James Matera, DO, who led the clinician team response to COVID-19 at CentraState, [...]

A Fresh Look at Healthy Living: Program Support and Motivated Mindset Reverse Woman’s Prediabetes

By |2021-03-25T01:41:57-04:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Like many others struggling with prediabetes, Claire Gallagher, 66, had tried everything to lose weight and get healthier. Encouraged by her nurse practitioner, she enrolled in CentraState’s Diabetes Prevention Program. After a year of education, support, and sustainable lifestyle changes, Claire lost more than 45 pounds and gained a [...]

Sensational Saxophonist Overcomes COVID-19 with Aggressive Treatment and Faith

By |2021-03-25T01:34:20-04:00November 15th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus|Tags: , , |

“Screamin’ Steve” Barlotta is a fixture at the Jersey Shore. As the saxophone player for the Sensational Soul Cruisers, he typically performs 200 shows a year. This spring, however, he was struggling to breathe while battling COVID-19. Following a round of antibiotics for strep throat in mid-March, Steve, 57, [...]

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