Women's Health

Stress-Proof Your Holiday Nutrition Plan

 

Marygrace Zetkulic, M.D.
Hackensack University Medical Center

Thanksgiving is behind us, and with just over a month until Christmas, the "most wonderful" (and "most nerve racking") time of...

Tired? 4 Tips for Sounder Sleep

Adrian Pristas, M.D.
Corporate Medical Sleep Director
Hackensack Meridian Health


When your daily routine involves waking up early, putting in a full day at work,...

ROCK Your Life. ROCK Your Health.

ESSENTIAL SCREENINGS FOR EVERY STAGE OF LIFE

Regular health screenings can help diagnose potential conditions before symptoms arise. The earlier your doctor detects these problems, the easier they can be...

Healthy Choices Promote Healthy Pregnancy


Sharareh Bagherian, D.O.
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Hackensack Meridian Health

 

Every journey in life starts with that first step, and nowhere does setting off on the right foot matter...

Ticked Off! Safeguarding Against Our Eight-Legged Foes


Laura Tavarez, M.D.
Family Medicine
Hackensack Meridian Health
Southern Ocean Medical Center

If you’re planning some quality one-on-one time with Mother Nature...

Patients are Part of the Family at Healthy Woman OB/GYN


Rebecca Cipriano, M.D.
Board Certified, OB/GYN
Hackensack Meridian Health


For Rebecca Cipriano, M.D., maintaining the trust of patients across two counties, multiple hospitals and more...

Heart Healthy Ways to Dine With Your Valentine

Julie Master, D.O.
Cardiologist


Can getting a good night’s sleep be better for your heart?

Studies show that insufficient sleep can be tied to high blood...

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...

Mom will be Tickled Pink by Laughter Yoga


Catherine Campo, D.O.
Breast Surgeon
Meridian Cancer Care

 

There’s no day like Mother’s Day, and no better time for cultivating shared, proactive health routines with proven benefits to...

Thyroid Disorders More Common Than You Think


Alexander Shifrin, M.D.
Medical Director of Endocrine Oncology for Meridian Heath
Surgical Director of the Center for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Diseases
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Reema...

Boost Your Bone Health IQ



Vicki DeNoia, MSN, RN, APN
Center for Bone Health



There are more than two million fractures related to osteoporosis in the United States every year, and...

Educate, Empower and Stand Tall Against Breast Cancer

Yolanda Tammaro, M.D.
Breast Surgeon
Ocean Medical Center
Hackensack Meridian Health



Breast surgeon Yolanda Tammaro, M.D., knows her patients may be running the gamut of...

Ways to Keep Your Bladder Healthy


Kevin Gioia, M.D.
Ocean Medical Center


It’s one of those problems people don’t like to talk about, but according to a study by the Agency for...

Heart and Sole Cup a Summer Surge of Fun, Fitness

Brett Sealove, M.D.
Cardiologist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center.


Summer may not officially kick off until June 20, but with the action (and the temperatures) outdoors already surging,...

Half of Americans Have, Or May Soon Develop, Diabetes



Featuring Theodore Ende, D.O.
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Heads, you stay healthy. Tails, you face high blood glucose and all the health risks it entails. 

A new report...

Standing Tall Against Breast Cancer

Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.
Medical Director for Breast Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Early detection remains one of the single most effective tools in the fight...

Follow the Signs and Get on the Road to a Healthier Heart

Julie Master, D.O.
Edmund Karam, M.D.
Renato Apolito, M.D.,

Heart disease is the number one threat to a woman’s life. While the risk tends to increase...

Top Health Stories of 2015: Preventive Medicine News Evokes Unmatched Response




As another year passes on into our rearview, so too arrives the opportunity to look toward a new year full of bold challenges and uncharted horizons. Before...

Light Up Your Life: Triumphing Over Adversity


Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Director of Education
Department of Psychiatry
Jersey Shore University Medical Center


Many have reflected on the nature of resiliency across life’s peaks...

New Mammography Guidelines from American Cancer Society


Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D., FACS

Denise Johnson-Miller, M.D., FACS, medical director of breast surgery for Meridian Health, shares several important points to keep...

The Facts About Folic Acid

Alma Bustamante, M.D.
Southern Ocean Medical Center

While folic acid is a crucial player in every pregnancy, its benefits don’t just start at the moment of conception.

Tips to Tame Those Seasonal Allergies


Thomas Brandeisky, D.O., FAOCO
Ear Nose and Throat Specialist
Ocean Medical Center


While it may be the prime of summer, the height of allergy season...

Running Your First 5k


By Jason Wong, D.O.,
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
Southern Ocean Medical Center


The Heart and Sole Cup kicks off this Sunday, June 7 at...

Curve Appeal: Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery


Asaad H. Samra MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Chair, Department of Surgery
Bayshore Community Hopsital


You may feel healthier and more mobile after significant...

Mighty, Mighty Metabolism


Alex Woodrick, M.S.
Weight Management Coach
Exercise Specialist
Meridian Fitness & Wellness
27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson

When it comes to traditional weight-loss methods, there...

Get Your New Year Off to a Healthy Start with Our Top Stories of 2014

Top Stories of 2014

Another year, another step toward a healthier you. Health and wellness topics were hotter than ever in 2014, a year of breakthroughs, outbreaks and trends...

Heart Your Greens: Leafy Veggies Offer Health Perks Galore


Caryn M. Giacona, M.D.
Family Medicine
Riverview Medical Center


A wise and famous frog once lamented how hard it was to be green. Well, if...

HPV Testing Provides Precise, Accurate Detection of Cervical Cancer


Mark Martens, M.D.
Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jersey Shore University Medical Center


The American Cancer Society predicts that this year in the United...

Community Health Events Can Benefit the Whole Family

Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D.

For Denise Johnson Miller, M.D., Director of Breast Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, active engagement with the community...

You Will Remember The Story (and Stories) of Bridget M. Wallin


By Evan C. Naylor, M.D.
Board Certified, Oncology
Southern Ocean Medical Center



"Bridget M. Wallin is a working mother diagnosed with early stage breast cancer,...

Breast Reduction Surgery Can Offer Lifelong Benefits

Stephen Small, D.O
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure in which excess tissue is removed from the breasts, alleviating chronic...

Can Exercise Improve Memory?

Featuring Robert B. Sica, Ph.D.

The ancillary benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise are hardly a secret.

Numerous studies have shown that 20-30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity three-five days a week...

Cancer Research Trials Offer Hope for Patients and Physicians

Featuring Evan Naylor, M.D
Oncologist
Southern Ocean Medical Center

 

As the only system partner of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Health is committed to the improvement...

Fashion and Fun with a Serious Message

Featuring Dawn Calderon, D.O.

Februrary 20, Meridian Health will celebrate American Heart Month with its sixth annual Red Dress Event, an evening of fun and fashion – with a serious...

Prevention is key to keeping women’s hearts healthy and disease free

By Sara Grimley, M.D.
Cardiologist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women in New Jersey, but it's...

Preparing for Your First Mammogram

By Lance Dillon, M.D.
Radiologist
Ocean Medical Center

More women than ever are surviving breast cancer. That good news could be even better if more women had...

Stress at a national high in NJ

Featuring Stacy Doumas, M.D.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

It doesn’t take much in the way of research to know New Jersey is...

Robotic Surgery for Benign Tumors

By Brian Rogers, M.D.
Director of Robotic Gynecology Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center


If I have a non-cancerous, benign tumor, am I eligible for minimally...

Screenings for Every Stage of Life


By Darlene M. Morgan M.D.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Ocean Medical Center


As a woman, caring for those you love may be one of your most...

6 Vital Nutrients Women May Be Missing

By Alfred Parchment, M.D.,
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ocean Medical Center

Moms are often so busy worrying about if their children are getting all of the proper nutrients that they...

Do You Have a Thyroid Nodule?

By Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS
Endocrine Surgeon
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Thyroid nodules are common. Studies have shown that 19% – 67% of randomly selected individuals...

Breast Ultrasound vs. Mammography

By Alicia Daniels, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiologist
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Most women no matter what their age are familiar with a mammography study.  But there are occasions...

Can Hormone Changes Affect Sleep?

By Steven Morgan, M.D.
OB/GYN
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Sleep disorders affect men and women differently. Although men apparently suffer more from sleep apnea, women are...

New Gene Linked to Heart Defects

By Dawn Calderon, D.O.
Adult Congenital Cardiology
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

According to a study conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio, a gene essential...

Robotic Surgery for Fibroids

By Brian Rogers, M.D.,
Director of Robotic Gynecology Surgery 
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Fibroids are a very common medical condition that is found in many patients....

Pelvic Pain and Robotic Surgery

By Brian Rogers, M.D.
Director of Robotic Gynecology Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Overall, pelvic pain is a serious and sometimes complicated problem. This pain is...

New Option for Menstrual Bleeding

By Alynn Alexander, M.D.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Ocean Medical Center

Some women experience extremely heavy menstrual periods or bleeding between periods. In some cases, bleeding may be so...

What is an Abnormal Pap Smear?

By Michael Keelan, M.D.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Ocean Medical Center

A Pap smear is a simple procedure that tests the cells of the cervix, which is the opening...

Fast Relief from Fibroids

By Daniel E. Flynn, M.D.,
Radiologist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

When Cheryl Heulitt was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in August 2010, it didn't come as...

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Heart Disease

By Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O.
Cardiologist
Ocean Medical Center

Currently, in the U.S., about 58 million people have been diagnosed with heart disease. Liana Spano-Brennan, D.O., cardiologist at...

Preventing Heart Disease in Women

By Scott Eisenberg, D.O.
Cardiologist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Many people believe that heart disease is only a man’s problem, but heart disease is a bigger health...

How to Thrive with Diabetes

By Santhosh Eapen, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinologist
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

What do Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall, Jr. Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, and music sensation...

Give Thanks for the Good Things

By Caryn M. Giacona, M.D.
Family Practitioner
Riverview Medical Center

We all fall pray to just “getting through the work week,” in anticipation of the weekend ahead....

Tips for Migraines

Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D.,
Neurologist
Southern Ocean Medical Center

When you have a migraine, you may get mixed reactions from family and friends. Some may be worried; others...

Healthy Habits Matter More Than Weight

By Michael Bleiman, M.D.,
Pediatrician
Southern Ocean Medical Center

So many of us are concerned about our weight and our children’s weight, but I try to stress...

Avoid Sun-Related Health Problems

By Bradley Pulver, M.D.
Medical Director of Ocean Care Center
Ocean Medical Center

A trip to the beach should be fun, not an event that results in...

Regular Exercise Benefits Mind and Body

Theodore J. Batlas, Psy.D.
Psychologist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

A commitment to high-intensity exercise may keep more than just your body in good shape. New research...

Elevated Calcium Levels: Something to Worry About?

By Alexander Shifrin, M.D., FACS
Endocrine Surgeon
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

It is common for an elevated calcium level to go undetected on an unrelated routine...

Understanding HPV

By Steven Morgan, M.D.,
Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, has gained much attention since the Gardasil vaccine was approved by the FDA...

Motherhood

Concussion Care Essentials to Keep Your Student Athletes Safe On (and Off) the Field

Stephen Rice, M.D.
Hackensack Meridian Health
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

As we move full-steam ahead into another season of school (and school sports), it's vital that...

Keep Your Little Swimmers Safe


Stephanie Reynolds, D.O.
Emergency Medicine

With summer’s final bow drawing closer, you can bet kids everywhere are just itching for one final chance to hit the surf.

...

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Lewis Milrod, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Sleep Medicine
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital


What your kids do during the night has a huge impact on their daily...

Discipline With Education, Empathy and Understanding - Not Corporal Punishment

By Steven Kairys, M.D.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital


Media attention to Adrian Peterson’s corporal punishment of his son spotlights...

This Father’s Day, Give Dad a Gift He Can Really Use: A Nap


Manisha Parulekar, M.D.
Hackensack University Medical Center


Please, no more ties or gold-toe socks. And save the power tools for Christmas. 

This Father’s Day, give Dad...

Lightening the Load of Heavy Backpacks

By Stephen Adolfsen, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
at Jersey Shore University Medical Center


In a digital age, schools are offering more ways...

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