Region | Health and Fitness
Written by Advertiser Submission Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Chronic jaw pain, or Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be treated through orthotic appliances, physical therapy or a change in sleep posture, according to Dr. Jeffrey Vecere of Vecere Orthodontics.
TMD is a chronic condition that causes persistent pain. It can be caused by stress or physical trauma and occurs in the TM joints connect the lower jaw to the skull. Because of the constant use of the lower jaw, popping, unpleasant pain, and movement restriction can sometimes occur.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center was honored with an A grade in the spring update to the Hospital Safety Score which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.
The Hospital Safety Score is compiled and administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. It is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families, according to a press release.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:00 am
ATLANTIC CITY - Nearly 400 healthcare professionals attended AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s 16th Annual Trauma Symposium May 5 to 7 at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. Twenty-five experts including those from ARMC, its clinical partners and hospitals/healthcare organizations from across the country, shared best practices for care of the trauma patient in 30 different sessions.
Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Zumba instructor Lindsay Bechtler
Written by Staff Reports Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:00 am
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Yet in 2014, the program’s 20th anniversary, 129 people in the United States have contracted measles in 13 outbreaks as of April 18, according to CDC officials.
In 1994, the Vaccines for Children program was launched in response to a measles resurgence that caused tens of thousands of cases and more than a hundred deaths, despite the availability of a measles vaccine since 1963. The program provides vaccines to children whose parents or caregivers might otherwise be unable to afford them.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 04:34 pm
Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.
The statement, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease, is published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 12:00 am
The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a CDC study recently published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of calls per month involving conventional cigarettes did not show a similar increase during the same time period.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 04:46 pm
More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year in the United States, but determining the course of treatment remains a source of considerable debate.
A new study by researchers from Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues, which draws from one of the few randomized trials conducted to directly address this issue, finds a substantial long-term reduction in mortality for men with localized cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 07:48 am
Hay fever can affect your quality of life. It can lead to sinus infections, disrupt sleep and affect ability to learn at school or be productive at work, according to the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:00 am
The risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia compared to those who don’t have trouble sleeping, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
- Risk of obesity from eating fried foods may depend on genetics
- Fussy infants and toddlers tend to have more exposure to media
- Alzheimer’s a greater threat to older women than breast cancer
- Study indicates BMI, not body shape, is risk factor for breast cancer
- Healthy Living - Spring 2014
- Medical advocacy group attributes deaths to excess salt intake
- Local physician named ‘Top Doc’ in New Jersey
- AMI assumes operation of mobile mammography van
- Penn vascular surgery program expands at Cape Regional Medical Center
- Rainbow Pediatrics offers lactation consulting services for nursing mothers
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