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Fall can be dangerous for the ill-prepared

By Dr. Ira Shapiro Director Plaza Chiropractic Center Old Bridge Fall can be a dangerous time of year for the ill-prepared. According to GateHouse Media’s review of 20 years...

Bayshore Medical Center Foundation to hold Oktoberfest

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation will host the fourth annual Benefit for Bayshore: an Oktoberfest Community Celebration from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Oct. 11...

How to handle your teen’s first gynecological visit

By Yana Markidan, MD Parents, you may want to sit down for this. Seventeen is the average age girls start having sex. It’s important that parents...

Physical therapy helps athletes reduce injuries

By Jerry Moczerniuk PT, DPT Does your child or grandchild play competitive sports? Injuries are unfortunately a big part of competitive sports. Football, soccer and gymnastics...

Altair Health opens new surgery center

Altair Health, one of the nation’s first physician-managed healthcare systems devoted to comprehensive spine care, has opened its second facility, Altair Health Surgery Center....

Health Matters 9/27: When strokes strike, seconds count

By Paul Kaiser, M.D. Advances in medical care are increasing the odds of survival and recovery from stroke. However, in the United States someone has a...

Middlesex woman climbs mountains four months after anterior hip replacement

Only four months after receiving an anterior hip replacement, Arabella D., 23, of Middlesex County, climbed and reached the summit of multiple Icelandic peaks...

Rock Steady Boxing brings hope, movement to Parkinson’s patients

    At age 84 and with Parkinson's disease taking its toll on her mobility, Shirley Mabry could hardly walk without assistance, let alone get down...

Your Health: The importance of stroke prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes kill 140,000 Americans each year. This makes strokes the fifth leading cause of death for...

It took 40 years and four physicians to diagnose one man’s back pain –...

Jan Mondrus was in his 20s, riding in the back seat of a car, when he arched his back and felt a flood of...

Holmdel welcomes Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates

Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates, a Central Jersey orthopedic practice, is coming to Holmdel. For more than 35 years, Seaview has administered musculoskeletal care in...

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge announces programs in September

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center will hold a "Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?" lecture from 7-8 p.m. on Sept. 9 and from 7:30-8:30...

Exercise can do more to offset early signs of dementia than you think

By Dr. Ira Shapiro Director, Plaza Chiropractic Center Old Bridge There are at least 5 million people currently living with age-related dementia in the United States, according...

Physical activity can reduce mortality in patients with hip and knee arthritis

By Jerry Moczerniuk PT, DPT Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of global disability. According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 27 million people...

JFK Medical Center designated as Baby-Friendly birth facility

Baby-Friendly USA has recognized Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility, the only Baby-Friendly medical center in Middlesex County and Central...

Make the most of your visit to the dentist 

A common question usually asked in dental office is why taking dental radiographs is important. Dental x-rays (radiographs) are images of your teeth that your...

Health Matters 8/23: When it comes to gynecologic cancer treatment, women have options

By Charlotte Marcus, M.D. Nearly 90,000 women across the United States are diagnosed with gynecologic cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Many are...

Dispelling myths about physical therapy

By Dr. Nichole Chaviano, D.P.T.   Physical therapists are experts in movement, helping those with a wide range of problems to restore mobility, reduce pain and...
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