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Seeking a Pain-Free Knee: Knee Replacement Surgery Relieves Long-Term Pain for Freehold Man

By | 2018-12-11T15:48:26+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alan Schultz had dealt with pain in his left knee for nearly a decade. More recently, however, his throbbing knee was waking him up like clockwork every night at 3 a.m., and he had trouble walking up stairs. At that point, the 65-year-old retiree knew it was time to [...]

Laurence Harbor Woman is Back Behind the Wheel After Video-Assisted Surgery for Lung Cancer

By | 2018-10-26T12:46:25+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Gail Olin of Laurence Harbor began experiencing occasional pain in her upper side, she was bothered but not overly concerned. As a transporter who drives nursing home residents to appointments, Gail, 77, frequently helps patients in and out of the bus, so she assumed she had pulled a [...]

Good Timing: Urinary Issues Help Physicians Detect and Treat Prostate Cancer

By | 2018-10-29T14:02:58+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Forton Wimbush’s urinary obstruction may have saved his life. A 67-year-old Freehold resident, Forton was experiencing dizziness, high blood pressure, discomfort from swollen kidneys, and difficulty urinating when his wife, Susan, brought him to CentraState’s Emergency Department. Tests revealed that he was in kidney failure and had a urinary [...]

New Egypt Woman Is Back in the Saddle After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By | 2018-08-21T05:12:27+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Cathy Larson is nearly half the woman she used to be. Three years ago, she was severely overweight, suffering from terrible acid reflux and high blood pressure. She also was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which, combined with excessive weight, caused debilitating joint pain. Cathy, 57, had tried nearly every [...]

Robotic Kidney Reconstruction Surgery Ends Cycle of Illness for Freehold Man

By | 2018-09-05T15:39:59+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Roger Domis is a man on the move. As the patriarch of a blended family of six adult children and 11 grandchildren, he and his wife Patricia spend many afternoons at football, baseball, and soccer games and dance recitals. So, when Roger developed yet another severe kidney infection, he [...]

Long Term Remission Thanks to Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

By | 2018-10-26T12:27:42+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |

Linda Chiarella, a mother of three from Jackson, is living proof of how far science and medicine have come in fighting cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer four years ago, her scans are now essentially normal. Interestingly, Linda’s story began when her dog Holly, a Brittany, kept pawing [...]

Freehold Resident Taps into Training to Lose 108 Pounds

By | 2018-09-25T10:50:23+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

You could say that MaryAnn Horowitz used to be a different person. At age 64, she was struggling with high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, was pre-diabetic, had little energy, felt trapped in a relationship that wasn’t working, and was more than 100 pounds overweight. “I was scared,” says [...]

No Sweat: Minimally Invasive Surgery Alleviates Struggle with Hyperhidrosis

By | 2018-08-21T06:12:42+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Imagine feeling sweaty all the time, even in bitter winter temperatures. Imagine being unable to hold your spouse’s hand, or taking four showers a day to cool down and feel refreshed. This was Debra Barrow’s nightmare for nearly 56 years. Debra, a Monroe Township resident, suffered from excessive sweating—or [...]


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