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Finding Support When You’re a Single Parent

If you’re a single parent, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do each day. In fact, it may seem like there are not enough hours to handle it all. Even though you’re doing your best, you may find yourself exhausted, isolated, and anxious.

But you are in good company. Many single parent families face a lot of the same problems.

Learn more here:

Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on November 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Making the Most of Your Farmers Market Trip

It’s summer in New Jersey – banner planes are flying over the beach, pools are filled with the sounds of happy children and local farmers markets are in full swing. While shopping at your local farmers market is a great way to find fresh, local produce for you and your family, it can be a confusing experience. Here are some shopping tips and tidbits to help you get informed before you buy.…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on July 21, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Making Family Fitness Fun

Physical activity is a vital part of staying healthy. Encouraging healthy habits in your child is one of the best things a parent can do to try to guarantee a healthier life. Being active can help kids and adults have healthier weights, less fat, and stronger muscles and bones. Activity can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It can also lessen feelings of depression, and boost confidence. As children get older, they often reduce their physical activity. Because of this, making…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on June 8, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

Facts you didn’t know about Breast Cancer...

Breast surgeon Yolanda Tammaro, M.D., knows her patients may be running the gamut of emotions when they step into her office for the first time.

The most prevalent and natural mindset among her new patients, Dr. Tammaro says, is also the most important one to dispel: Fear.

“It’s completely understandable and natural to be…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on April 10, 2017 at 10:46am — No Comments

Standing Tall Against Breast Cancer - Expert Article with Denise Johnson Miller, M.D.

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 against breast cancer. Armed with the right amount of information, vigilance and awareness, women of today can be properly equipped to stand tall -- and…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on October 30, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Preventing Whooping Cough in Children

“Whooping cough is an illness caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis. This is a bacteria known to produce a very characteristic sound with coughing fits. That’s where it got it’s name, whooping cough,” said Dr. Adam Kaplan.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Dr. Kaplan says the infection is highly contagious and can be deadly.  - Learn more…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on December 4, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

New Study Finds More Yoga Poses Safe During Pregnancy

Yoga During Pregnancy is a Do! Research study by former Jersey Shore University Medical Center resident Dr. Rachel Polis proves health benefits of yoga poses!

#yoga #pregnancy #JerseyShore #moms #health #wellness…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on November 24, 2015 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Summer Is Here - Be Safe In The Sun!

The weather is warming up, the days are longer and there's more time to be outside doing all kinds of fun things!

But if you're going to be out in the sun, especially on a hot day, you need to stay safe. Let's find out how.

Don't Feel the Burn

Even though the sun is hot, it does cool things. It keeps us warm. It makes flowers and plants grow. It even gives us vitamin D so we can better absorb calcium into our bodies for strong …


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on July 14, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

'How old is too old for kids to nap? Report suggests napping after age 2 could spoil sleep' - Thoughts?

“The evidence suggests that beyond the age of 2 years, when cessation of napping becomes more common, daytime sleep is associated with shorter and more disrupted night sleep,” says Karen Thorpe, a professor in development science at Queensland University of Technology in Australia. “... Daytime sleep is not a response to poor night sleep, but rather precedes poor night sleep.”

Read the full post here -- …


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on February 20, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments

Ring In the New Year Feeling Healthy! --A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.

Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu immunization is too much trouble or costs too much. Or, they swear that a flu immunization will make them sick or make them more likely to catch the flu—or even colds.

Seasonal influenza—the flu—is caused by one of several strains of influenza viruses (type A or B) that infect the nose, throat and…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on December 31, 2014 at 1:58pm — No Comments

5 Things to Know about Enterovirus D68

As news spreads and more and kids are hospitalized by enterovirus D68, parents are increasingly worried about their children becoming infected. It’s important to help families understand what the virus is, how it is transmitted, and how it can be prevented. Below are 5 Things to Know about Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

1. There are many kinds of enteroviruses, including coxsackie viruses, echoviruses, polioviruses, the hepatitis A virus, and enterovirus D68. These…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on September 19, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Distressed Parents Find a Diagnosis -- Pediatric Story on Food Allergies

Landon Whitehead was only four months old, but he and his parents had already been

through the wringer. Only a few weeks after birth, Jamie and Eric Whitehead’s baby suffered from puffy eyes,

projectile vomiting that would cause him to choke, diarrhea, acid reflux, and an inability to gain…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on July 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Ocean Medical Center delivered a happy ending for a Toms River mom-to-be.


to have a baby. After fertility treatments and complementary therapies like acupuncture didn’t work, the couple took a break. But when Paula turned 43, they decided to contact Miguel Damien, M.D., a reproductive…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on April 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How To Be Safe In Ice and Snow

Your dream finally came true . . . it was announced on the radio and on TV . . . it's a snow day! School's closed for the whole day, and that means it's time for one thing: going outside to have fun in the snow. Or maybe you're getting ready go on a family …


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on January 21, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Holidays Healthy

Here are some tips on maintaining your health during the holiday season:

Don't do too much. Give yourself some time to relax.

Share the workload. Let everyone play an active role; make the holidays a family affair so you're not burdened with all the work. Establish priorities. If you can't do everything, say no to some demands on your time.

Simplify your life. Be less elaborate this year. Relax your housekeeping and holiday preparations.

Continue to exercise.…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on December 12, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan?

Natural disasters can strike quickly and force families like yours to evacuate your neighborhood. But families can and do survive such circumstances if they make preparations in advance. Knowing what to do is your best protection—and your responsibility.

These suggestions can help you plan for the worst.

Be informed

Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.

Seek answers to these…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on May 22, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Wake-Up Calls Can Come in all Shades of Pink

With all that we have going on with family, work, and home responsibilities, sometimes we need a reminder to stop and focus on the little things. When it comes to breast health, something as basic as getting an annual mammogram often falls victim to the “I’ll get to it later” syndrome. However, this is such an important tool in the fight against breast cancer.

When we heard about “Paint the Town Pink” and how Meridian Health has joined forces with…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on May 3, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

“Tough Times Don’t Last – Tough People Do” - A Blog By Bill & Giuliana Rancic

There’s a quote that says, “Tough times don’t last – tough people do.” It’s a quote we’ve come to live by. Our experiences have certainly made us stronger, as individuals and as a family. As we’ve transitioned into parenthood, we are learning to balance family and career, which is more difficult than we both could have imagined. We always feel like…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on April 29, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

When Defining Moments Take Your Breath Away - A Blog By Bill and Giuliana Rancic

We all have defining moments in life. Moments when you least expect it, when you have a full agenda and a list of things to do, and there is no time for derailment. In an instant, so many aspects of life are put in a new perspective, and the little things are what you learn to cherish most.

Our world changed in August of 2011. We were preparing for our third attempt to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization, and my doctor made me get a mammogram. I was only 37 years old and…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on April 19, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Expert Weighs In -- Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

By Felix Garcia-Perez, M.D., Trauma Surgeon

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Over the past ten years there have been major improvements as…


Added by Hackensack Meridian Health on September 21, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments


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