Health

50 Years Later, This Medicine is Still Protecting Moms & Newborns

Every pregnant woman in the world should know the name Marianne Cummins. Fifty years ago, in May 1968, the then-29-year-old Teaneck, New Jersey, homemaker was expecting her third child when she became the first person to receive an injection of a new medicine called RhoGAM, developed to help prevent a condition that in the U.S. alone was leading to the deaths of about 10,000 newborns annually and brain damage in others.  "That one injection had [...]

June 8th, 2018|All, Health, summer 2018|0 Comments

Women’s Health Event at Southern Ocean Medical Center

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Oct. 18 proclaimed October as Women’s Health Month in an effort to raise awareness on the importance of taking care of oneself and living a healthy lifestyle. “We need to emphasize how important it is for women to take charge of their health,” said Ocean County Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, liaison to the Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women. “Women get so caught up [...]

October 24th, 2017|All, Fall 2017, Health|0 Comments

3 Things to Avoid When Searching for a Chiropractor

3 Things to Avoid When Searching for a New Chiropractic Specialist If you think you might benefit from visiting a chiropractic specialist, you’ll want to find an experienced practitioner who can best give you the treatment and services you need. As is the case with any type of doctor, not all chiropractors demonstrate the same level of skill, care, and professionalism. Some may have limited experience in the field or may run their practice in [...]

June 29th, 2017|All, Health, Summer 2017|0 Comments

How Therapeutic Massage Improves Your Health

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, around half of all adult Americans receive at least one therapeutic massage every year. This is a very significant number—but it’s actually very low compared to the number of Americans who want to give therapeutic massage a try. So why don’t more people seek the services a qualified massage therapist? Everybody has their own reasons. Some may not feel comfortable allowing someone else to perform therapeutic massage on [...]

January 26th, 2017|All, Health, winter 2017|0 Comments

Five Signs Your Chiropractor Can Be Trusted

If there is one common concern people have about chiropractics, it’s the question of whether the practitioner is reputable. It comes up time and time again in web searches, conversations, and online reviews. The idea of subjecting your body to subtle manipulations of the spine in order to correct imbalances may sound good in theory, but when it comes down to actually finding someone to perform those manipulations, people are understandably concerned.So how do you [...]

November 29th, 2016|All, Health, Holidays 2016|0 Comments

Building Healthy Habits for Fall Fitness

Temperatures may be dropping, but just because swimsuit season is over doesn’t mean it’s time to let your fitness regimen fall by the wayside.  Keeping active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important year-round, so stay on track as the weather cools with these tips and tricks. 7 Healthy Habits for Fall Fitness With cooler temps comes the temptation to indulge in comfort foods. Remember that it’s OK to satisfy those cravings but keep portions [...]

September 19th, 2016|All, Fall 2016, Health|0 Comments

Massage Therapy Isn’t Just About Relaxation

Having a professional massage is one of the most relaxing experiences life has to offer. When you lay down on the massage table, knowing that you’re in the capable hands of a professional for the next 30, 60 or even 90 minutes, you know you’re going to experience relief from the cumulative aches and pains of daily life. For most people, it doesn’t take long before they sink into a state of deep relaxation as [...]

September 13th, 2016|All, Fall 2016, Health|0 Comments

Can Visiting Your Chiropractor Help Migraines?

Chiropractors move, stretch, and manipulate the spine. As such, many people assume that chiropractors only treat back and neck problems. They may only seek out chiropractic care if they injure their back or neck, or suffer from chronic back/neck pain. In reality, chiropractors can help with a whole spectrum of issues, from arthritis and joint pain to chronic stress. Medical research also indicates that chiropractic treatment can help prevent migraines. If you suffer from this [...]

July 11th, 2016|All, Health, Summer 2016|0 Comments

Why bad science isn’t good for anyone

There is an old adage that the squeaking wheel gets the most oil. If you need proof that adage still rings true, consider where we are with food science research. Much of the time, the loudest are heard, regardless of qualifications, while the more informed and experienced are silenced. For instance, a particular celebrity used her visibility to help lead a movement of parents denying their children the proper vaccinations needed to keep them safe [...]

February 18th, 2016|All, Health, Winter 20152016|0 Comments

Surgery and anesthesia: Making it safer at any age

Anesthesia today is safer than ever. But try telling that to a nervous parent of a 5-year-old about to have surgery, or to a patient in his 70s in poor health. Talking to your surgeon and physician anesthesiologist before surgery is an important step in making sure your experience is as safe and comfortable as possible - regardless of your age. But for children and older adults, that conversation is especially important. Dr. Daniel J. [...]

February 18th, 2016|All, Health, Winter 20152016|0 Comments