Region | Health and Fitness
Written by - Advertiser submission Tuesday, October 08, 2013 04:10 pm
By DR. WILLIAM HANKIN
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – One of the more difficult problems in psychiatry is the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The reason for this difficulty is, first, it is hard for sufferers to get to treatment. They are embarrassed by their symptoms and doubt that anyone would understand them. Many of them are reclusive and stay-at-home and avoid social contact.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 08, 2013 04:10 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Volunteers in Medicine and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind will offer free Eye screenings from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 18. There is no fee for the service and you do not need an appointment. Space is limited and patients will be seen on a first come first served basis.
Volunteers in Medicine is a free clinic for residents of Cape May County who have no access to health insurance and earn no more than 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (approx. $28,000 for a single, $38,000 for a couple). For more information about the clinic, to donate, volunteer or become a patient, visit www.vimcmc.org.
Written by - Advertiser submission Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 am
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Itchy eyes, stuffy nose and constant sneezing. If you’re suffering from allergies, you’re not alone. More than 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, their bodies reacting to triggers from pollen to grass, and more.
“When you have allergies, your body reacts to a trigger like ragweed and mold spores, and kicks your immune system into overdrive,” says Scott Reef of Reef Family Pharmacy. “It releases substances like histamine that actually cause allergy symptoms.”
Symptoms include runny nose and post-nasal drip, nasal congestion, sinus inflammation, coughing, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, and itchy ears. While allergies typically surface during childhood, symptoms can begin at any age and may appear for the first time during adulthood.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 04, 2013 12:00 am
Pupils enlarge at night, so any slight blur on the retina becomes exaggerated. Get a thorough eye examination to make sure you are seeing clearly.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 20, 2013 10:17 am
Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, September 12, 2013 03:54 pm
The staff at Upper Level Fitness, on Route 50 in Seaville, have a few tips to help you get back into your regular fitness routine this fall. They include planning each day ahead and setting aside a specific time to exercise, setting realistic short-term and long-term goals, and staying positive through your fitness lifestyle.
Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, September 12, 2013 02:57 pm
Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that occurs when the cartilage that lines the sides of the shoulder joint is worn or torn away. It may be caused by injury or dislocation of the shoulder, or “wear and tear” of the shoulder over time.
Shoulder OA develops most often in people in their 50s and beyond. As people misuse or overuse their joints over time, more cases are seen with each advancing decade of life. However, shoulder OA can also develop in younger people after trauma or surgery to a joint. The condition occurs more frequently in women than men. Physical therapists treat shoulder OA with hands-on therapy and individualized exercise programs.
Written by Advertiser Submission Thursday, September 12, 2013 02:52 pm
In October, two new board-certified gastroenterologists, Anthony Masciarelli D.O., and Renjy Vattasseril, M.D. join Cape Regional Physicians Associates, an affiliate of Cape Regional Health System.
These two high-trained and experienced physicians will be in private practice and will perform procedures at Cape Regional Medical Center’s Same Day Surgery Care Center, according to a prepared statement from Cape Regional.
Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:11 am
American Lung Association recognizes asthma-friendly schools and offers back-to-school checklist for students with asthma
As summer winds down, families across New Jersey are beginning to prepare for the new school year. A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association in New Jersey highlights tips for families of children with asthma and stresses the importance of crafting a plan to properly manage asthma in a school environment.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, August 13, 2013 12:54 pm
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – On July 5, 1988, Dr. Michael Caruso set up an eye care center on Village Drive in Cape May Court House. It was not even a week after his June 30 graduation from the ophthalmology residency program. But he had heard that south Jersey was in need of an eye doctor, and he had fond memories of the shore from his childhood. It seemed a good place to start his ophthalmology career.
Now 25 years later, Caruso is a leading name in ophthalmic and surgical eye care in South Jersey, offering services at three locations in Cape May and Atlantic Counties: Atlantic Eye Center, EyeMax Lasik Center, and Cape Cataract Center, according to information from the business.
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- Cape Regional auxiliary awards $20,000 in scholarships
- Cape Regional opens “Quick Care” in Emergency Department
- Technological improvements have changed cataract surgery
- Seaville teen delivers homemade get well cards
- What is tendonitis?
- Technique improves scar tissue removal
- First dentist visit should be by 1st birthday
- Is shoulder pain keeping you up at night?
- Summer is the time for sunglasses
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