Health & Fitness

Health Matters: A Hip Fracture Can Change Your Life: Take Steps to Reduce Your...

By Brian Culp, MD Every year, 300,000 older Americans aged 65 and over are hospitalized for falls that result in hip fractures, according to the...

Health Matters 7/23: Regaining Control with the Help of Self-Compassion

By Sarah Carstens, LCSW, LCADC The COVID-19 pandemic has turned countless lives upside down. For women in particular, it has added numerous challenges and stressors...
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Princeton Health donates surplus supplies

Penn Medicine Princeton Health has donated a cache of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to police and other first responders, social service agencies,...

Health Matters 7/16: Colorectal Disease & Surgical Treatment Approaches

By Liam R. Smith, MD, FACS, FASCRS Millions of people throughout the United States are diagnosed with some form of bowel disease each year, according...

Physical therapy isn’t just for pain, it can keep you healthy for life

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here's just a sampling: Releases endorphins...

Health Matters 7/7: Celebrating 50 Years of Mental Health Care in Central New Jersey...

By Peter Thomas, PhD When Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health first opened its doors in July 1971, the way mental health care was delivered...
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JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute announces graduates of residency, fellowship programs

Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute announced the graduates of its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program and sub specialty fellowship programs. The highly ranked...

Health Matters 7/2: The Benefits of Lung Cancer Screening

By John A. Heim, MD   By the time lung cancer causes symptoms, such as a chronic cough or difficulty breathing, the disease is usually in...

RWJBarnabas Health, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey break ground on Jack & Sheryl...

State’s first freestanding cancer hospital expected to be completed by 2024 NEW BRUNSWICK – RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s...

Health Matters 6/25: Weight-Loss Surgery Can Help Treat Diabetes

By Wai-Yip Chau, MD Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine out of 10 people with newly...

Hackensack Meridian Health celebrates inaugural year of Nurse Practitioner Residency Program 

Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the first cohort of its Nurse Practitioner Residency Program - one of the first primary care nurse practitioner residency programs...

Health Matters 6/18: Summer Safety Tips

By Joseph V. Portale, MD Summer is here. The beach is beckoning and the mountains are calling your name. Wherever your travels may take you this...
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Raritan Bay Medical Center unveils new Emergency Room patient beds

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge unveiled its new 19 total private Emergency Room patient beds to the public on June 10. In...

Health Matters 6/11: Physical Therapy Plays Key Role in Osteoporosis Treatment

By Sangita Verma, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1 in 2 women and up to 1 in 4 men over...
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Johnson Rehabilitation Institute aligns three facilities

Hackensack Meridian Health has unified their three rehabilitation hospitals under the Hackensack Meridian Johnson Rehabilitation Institute name to reflect the shared vision and mission...

Saint Peter’s hospital schedules vaccination clinics

Additional dates have been added to Saint Peter University Hospital's first dose COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The Pfizer vaccine is available for New Jersey residents and...

AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine offers multidisciplinary practice in Monroe

  AllCure Spine & Sports Medicine is a multidisciplinary practice located in Monroe and Hamilton. Our office takes pride in getting patients better without the use...

How does cupping work?

Before we answer the question of how cupping works, your first question may be: Does cupping actually work? The answer is "yes." A recent systematic review...
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