Gift of a Lifetime: Prevention, Screenings are Family Efforts Every Dad Can Be Proud Of


Penny Turtel, M.D.
Chief of Division of Gastroenterology
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

If there is one “family tradition” in health care most in need of course correction, it’s the misconception among men – especially fathers - that doctors’ visits are “optional” until symptoms are obvious and immediate.

The myth that recommended checkups and screenings somehow don’t...

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Resenting My Forty-Year-Old Metabolism

by Maria

At the start of this year, I vowed to get back to myself. That meant a few different things, one of them being to lose weight and get fit again. Last year I lost some weight, but it crept back on and, even worse, I became heavier than I had ever been (except after a pregnancy). I had very few options for clothing because everything was either tight, or didn’t fit at all. It was very frustrating to say the least. So at the beginning of this year, I started pilates regularly, got a…

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