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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...

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...

Exercising your power over stress

By Dr. Zachary Theinert, PT, DPT   Stress. Everybody is exposed to it every day to one degree or another, as it is simply an effect...

Are you a passive patient or active consumer of healthcare?

By David Bertone, PT, DPT, OCS Think about the last time you made a big purchase, say $1,000 or more. Did you go out and...

Neurosurgeon spearheads effort to reduce recovery time for stroke, aneurysm patients

What does the future of brain surgery for patients with strokes and aneurysms look like? According to Dr. Paul Saphier, a board-certified neurosurgeon at Atlantic...

Reducing migraine pain

By Dr. Ira Shapiro Director, Plaza Chiropractic Center Old Bridge The symptoms can last for days or rapidly progress from nausea and the sensitivity to light and...

Celebration gala will benefit JFK Medical Center in Edison

Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Foundation Auxiliary will hold its Celebration of Caring Gala from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Gibbs...

There are benefits to being a healthy and active adults

There are a lot of benefits with being a healthy and active adult. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who are...

Health Matters 7/12: Abdominal Pain: What Could It Be?

By Tomer Davidov, M.D. Whether from eating a big meal or catching a stomach bug, almost everyone experiences some sort of abdominal pain every now...

Psychiatrist reflects on 20 years of treating children with autism

By Dr. Ankur Desai The number of people diagnosed with autism has grown in the 20 years that I’ve been a child and adolescent psychiatrist,...
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CentraState’s Medical Explorers Program selected as New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award honoree

CentraState Healthcare System's community outreach student Medical Explorers Program has been selected as a 2019 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award honoree in the...

CentraState Medical Center receives heart failure quality achievement award

CentraState Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment...

Treatment for low back pain should be individualized

By Jerry Moczerniuk PT, DPT db Orthopedic Physical Therapy In our practice we routinely see patients who come in with the complaint of low back pain....

Joint replacement specialist joins Raritan Bay Medical Centers

Joint replacement specialist Dr. William Baione recently joined the Human Motion Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical...

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge announces July programs

  The Institute of Weight Loss at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge, will hold an“Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?” seminar from...

Celebrate National Hand Therapy Awareness

By Shirish Godbole, OTR, CHT Able Hands Rehabilitation PC.             The hand is probably the third most important part of our...
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