Health News
Pain Management in Labor
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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Childbirth is a very personal experience.  First you need to choose a health care provider (nurse-midwife or physician) that will help guide you along the way including how to manage your childbirth discomfort.  When choosing between a medicated or a natural birth option, education will help you to know what to expect and how to cope with the labor forces.  Childbirth is physically and emotionally demanding.  Preparedness is key.

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Nutrition in Pregnancy
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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What you eat in pregnancy is the hallmark of your baby’s growth and development.  Many times pregnancy is the first time you examine your diet.  Obviously a healthy diet is essential for the health and wellness of you and your baby.  Here are a few do and don’ts of eating with attention to the special nutrients needed in your pregnancy diet.

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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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