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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, [...]

Doo-Wop Singer Won’t Be Upstaged by Stroke: Quick Action Restores Voice to Jackson Resident

By |2021-03-25T01:31:01-04:00November 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , , |

Tony Testa is most at home on stage. As the leader of the ‘60s doo-wop vocal group The Duprees, his voice is his instrument. When he woke up one morning unable to speak, he wondered if his 60-year career was over. Tony, 76, a resident of Jackson, is known [...]

Innovative Imaging Technology Illuminates a Cancer-Free Future

By |2021-03-25T02:39:49-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

After a successful surgery for bladder cancer earlier this year, Monroe Township resident Kalyanbhai Patel, 80, thought his battle with the disease was over for good. But when a routine follow-up appointment a few months later sparked worry, Troy Sukkarieh, MD, board-certified urologist, used innovative new technology called narrow [...]

100 Pounds Lighter and Counting: Jackson Woman Teams Up with Her Doctors to Regain Her Health

By |2021-04-13T13:03:32-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Restaurant professional Sarah Jablonski was only 20 years old when she was diagnosed with prediabetes and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). After years of struggling with her weight and trying a variety of diet and exercise plans, her board-certified family medicine physician, Marc Feingold, MD, suggested she consider bariatric surgery. [...]

It’s Fine to Not be FINE

By |2021-07-21T16:23:20-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

When was the last time you told someone you were “fine,” and you weren’t? We’re conditioned to say we’re fine, but it’s important to admit when we're not and address the issues that are causing us stress. Otherwise, the real meaning behind “FINE” becomes Feelings Inside Not Expressed. Our [...]

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