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The Beat Goes on With a Lifesaving Heart Pump

By |2024-03-28T07:11:27-04:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Mohammed Chaudhry, 72, was in relatively good health, maintained an active lifestyle and proactively had regular cardiac stress tests. Then one morning, the Jackson resident experienced sudden chest pain, dizziness and numbness in his arms and hands. His wife, Musarat, took him to his nearby primary care doctor, who [...]

Wrestling Coach Overcomes Paralysis in the Match of a Lifetime

By |2024-01-23T09:12:51-05:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , |

Rutgers University wrestling coach Jordan Pagano, 27, was recently demonstrating simple wrestling moves with a student-athlete, something he does regularly. When he placed his hands on the mat to change positions, the unexpected happened: he ruptured a disc in his neck. The herniated disc pushed on Jordan’s spinal cord, [...]

Flipping the Script on a First-time Birth

By |2024-01-23T09:12:04-05:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting|Tags: , , , |

When Rebecca Pauley learned she was pregnant, she envisioned a routine birthing experience. However, baby Rafael had his own plans. CentraState’s team in the delivery room helped her avoid a C-section and give birth to her baby boy safely. A Morganville resident born at CentraState, Rebecca discussed her birth [...]

Small Steps Add Up to Lower Blood Pressure

By |2023-07-18T14:55:02-04:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

When Doreen Tornabene of Manalapan began experiencing headaches and lightheadedness years ago, she attributed her symptoms to stress. But a visit to her physician revealed that she had high blood pressure, and she began taking medication to address it. Knowing that hypertension runs in her family, she recently started [...]


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