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Role Reversal: Quick Action Saves First Responder During Stroke

By |2019-10-11T12:24:08-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Francis Schultz is well-versed in remaining calm during stressful situations. The 64-year-old Jackson resident has volunteered as a first responder for more than four decades, most recently in the role of directing traffic and keeping people safe when fire or police services respond to a call. When Francis experienced his [...]

A Special Kind of Support for a New Mom and Her Baby

By |2019-10-11T12:23:45-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , |

Despite breastfeeding successfully in the hospital, new mom Cheryl Kurn Sacks soon found that she had many questions and needed additional support to be successful in breastfeeding her new baby, Emma, once home. Cheryl, a Manalapan resident, found some challenges with breastfeeding, such as getting Emma to latch correctly. [...]

Avid Traveler Now Explores the Globe with Confidence

By |2019-10-11T12:24:34-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

East Brunswick resident Natalia Bogataia loves to travel but has been grounded for the last few years by urinary incontinence. Now, after surgery, she’s looking forward to a vacation to her native Moldova and many more adventures. Natalia, 50, began experiencing pelvic pain and urinary leakage five years ago. [...]

Diabetes Prevention Program Helps Freehold Resident Scale Back on Medication—and His Weight

By |2019-10-11T12:21:00-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

When 2019 began, Freehold resident Ernesto Hulipas was taking medication to manage his cholesterol and blood pressure. He drank soda every day and often felt tired. When he learned that CentraState, his employer, offered a Diabetes Prevention Program, he dove right in and took advantage of the opportunity to [...]

Color Guard Team Member Is Cheering After Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

By |2019-10-11T12:19:56-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Monroe High School senior Sami Hughes, 16, was diagnosed with scoliosis during a routine screening in elementary school. She wore a series of back braces for three years to correct the curvature in her spine, but the treatment wasn’t a permanent fix. When back pain threatened to sideline her [...]

Unconventional Physical Therapy Program Helps Manalapan Man Regain Mobility

By |2019-07-17T12:06:20-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Joe Holden isn’t a quitter. After six spine surgeries and countless hours of traditional physical therapy in eight years, the Manalapan resident still needed a wheelchair to get around. For Joe, that wasn’t living. Joe suffers from spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on [...]

Teen Wrestler Motivated to Get Back on the Mat After Orthopedic Surgery

By |2019-07-17T15:51:22-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Julia Schleuss was a trailblazer when she joined the boys’ wrestling team at Wall Township High School. However, when she broke her collarbone during a match this winter, she was concerned that she might never wrestle again. Julia, 16, decided in eighth grade that she wanted to join the [...]

Knocking Down Parkinson’s Disease with Boxing

By |2019-09-30T13:52:51-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

While Tony Yodice isn’t from Philadelphia, he feels like Rocky Balboa twice a week. The 79-year-old Monroe resident is fighting the effects of Parkinson’s disease through boxing—and he’s winning. Tony was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five years ago after noticing tremors in his hand. Parkinson’s disease is an incurable [...]