Health News
Innovative Treatment Option for Knee Osteoarthritis
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Read more...Knee Osteoarthritis is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting approximately 20 million people in US. This condition affects primarily older population, but multiple other factors including genetic predisposition, injuries, and obesity play a significant role and affect a much younger population as well. While many patients respond to conservative treatments, over 600,000 people in US annually will progress to a total knee replacement. However, there is a large population of patients who are not candidates for surgical intervention due to preexisting health conditions, age, and body mass index. These patients may be candidates for a new innovative treatment is called Genicular Nerve Neurotomy, which is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure that takes minutes, and performed on outpatient basis that can offer significant pain relief and improvement in function.

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Are You A Smoker Or Former Smoker? Free Lung Cancer Screenings Now Offered At Kennedy
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Are you a candidate for lung cancer screening?

Kennedy will offer low-dose CT lung screenings free of charge at the Kennedy Outpatient Imaging Center in Sewell, NJ, beginning March 1, 2014.

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What Can I Do About Morning Sickness?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Unlike its name, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy can happen at any time of day.  It is a normal (although unpleasant) side effect of some pregnancies that is most common in the first 16 weeks.  About half of all pregnant women experience it.  While we do not know the cause, it seems to be related to the rising levels of the pregnancy hormone hCg which peaks at about 8-10 weeks gestation. 

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Quitting Smoking: The Smart Choice
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Read more...One of the most difficult topics to address with patients is one that seems to be a no-brainer: quitting smoking. For years, many governmental agencies have pushed public service campaigns aimed at stemming the tide of tobacco use. And to some extent, these attempts have been successful: in the last 50 years, adult smoking rates have fallen from 43% to 18% of the population, and lung cancer rates are steadily declining.

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Dark Chocolate is Healthy for You!
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Good news! Chocolate is actually good for you if you eat the right kind and amount. According to many recent studies, dark chocolate is a powerful antioxidant, that may also reduce your blood pressure!

Now, this doesn't mean to throw your good diet habits to the wind and go on a chocolate binge. You must still manage your total caloric intake and cut calories elsewhere if you decide to indulge, but
overall, high percentage dark chocolate is a healthy treat.

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