Whether we are springing forward or falling back, daylight savings time can leave us confused and exhausted. First developed to help conserve energy and make better use of sunlight, the daylight savings tradition continues November 4 at 2 a.m., when the clocks will once again be turned back one hour. To help prepare our bodies for this semiannual change, Adrian Pristas, M.D., medical director of sleep medicine at Bayshore Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, shared a list of tips and best practices to make for an easier adjustment.
Despite the prevalence of the flu, Christina Lusk-Caceres, D.O., and Anjali Gupta, M.D., an internal medicine provider at Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group, explain that there are 12 facts about the virus that many of their patients don’t know.
Choosing an insurance plan can be tricky. If you don't have health insurance through your job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source, you can get coverage through New Jersey’s Marketplace. Before you start looking for a plan, there are some misconceptions about the health insurance Marketplace that could get you off track.
Cancer is more common than you may think. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will battle a form of cancer at some point during their lives. Although more than 100 types of cancers exist worldwide, the most frequently detected in women is breast cancer. Of the 266,000 American women diagnosed each year, roughly 5-10% develop the disease as a result of inherited gene mutations, or changes. In other words, breast cancer can run in the family.
No matter what your decision is, it is your choice. But before you decide, make sure you are informed of the breastfeeding benefits for both you and your baby. Joyce Thompson, MS, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, the clinical program manager at the Center for Breastfeeding Lactation Services of K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, shared some key factors to be aware of.
Roughly 54 million adults have been doctor-diagnosed with arthritis – and according to the Arthritis Foundation, the number of people battling this disease by 2040 is projected to soar to over 78 million.
Proper shoe lacing makes a difference for your feet. It's just one of many simple things you can do to safeguard your feet while you put them through the demands of an athletic workout or even a long day of walking over all sorts of surfaces. Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add comfort to your stride and prevent foot injuries.
Dizziness, vertigo, and unsteadiness (disequilibrium) are all common symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder. Our vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information involved in controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders occur frequently and can affect people of any age.
Being a new mom is exciting, but it can also be stressful. You’re adjusting to a major change in your life. Meanwhile, your hormones are in flux, and you may be seriously sleep deprived. It’s understandable if you occasionally feel a little blue or anxious.