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Making Work-Life Balance a Priority

Working in the digital age makes it hard and sometimes impossible to detach completely from work once you leave the office. How can we learn the importance of taking care of ourselves, limiting stress and nurturing our mental health, if we are guilty ...

10 Minute Workouts: A Little Goes A Long Way

Ten minutes of exercise it all it takes to help you gain strength, improve balance or get your heart pumping. Ultimately, it can make a difference in your life now and in the future. The best part of all? You can do it anywhere! Ways to Get Started: ...

Women and Heart Health: Get the Facts

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. It’s increasingly important to understand how heart disease impacts women’s lives. Be aware and take care. Your heart doesn’t just ...

Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking are risk factors for heart disease. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Exercise for a healthier heart. Which activities are right for you? You don't have to strain your body to benefit ...

5 Tips to Lead a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

The best way to manage your risk for heart disease is to get CHECKED and make an appointment with a cardiologist. For more information and to make an appointment with one of New Jersey’s top cardiologists, visit Give From Your ...

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars Healthy and homemade, you can indulge in these chewy, chocolatey bars without any guilt. Ingredients 1 large egg 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain or vanilla) 1/2 cup artificial sweetener brown sugar blend 1-1/2 cups gluten-free ...

9 Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

Colder weather can make for better running conditions, however, there are many factors to consider and to prepare for when exercising outdoors in the cold winter months, including the health of your heart and your bones. It’s also important to ...

Tips To Help You Quit Smoking Now

You've done your homework, made your plan, tossed out all your cigarettes and now the big day is here — Day One of your plan to quit smoking. You've probably heard that nicotine withdrawal is unpleasant and that most people need to quit ...

Recipe: Mandarin Beef Stir-Fry

This colorful Asian-inspired dish is also great when you substitute the beef with boneless, skinless chicken breast. Ingredients 8 oz. beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut into bite-sized strips juice from 1 to 2 tangerines (1/4 cup) 2 tbsp. ...

7 Health Habits to Help Fend Off the Flu

The flu season is now in full swing in New Jersey: The New Jersey Department of Health is reporting that “high” levels of flu-like illness are being experienced state-wide. Flu can spread from person to person by touching something with ...

Recipe: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Gluten free and gout friendly, this simple smoothie is an easy way to give your morning routine a healthy makeover. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Makes 2 serving INGREDIENTS 8 large strawberries, cored and roughly chopped 1 banana, frozen and cut in ...

How to Maintain Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. Everyone is making New Year’s resolutions. We wake up January 1 and vow to lose weight we may have gained over the holidays and drastically change our eating and exercise habits. We might even jump on a fad ...

Start Your Days Off Happy With Morning Meditation

Tips from Adrienne Graffius, Wellness Coordinator and Health Coach It is no secret that how we begin the morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. We often have a tendency to begin the day quickly by trying to multitask. We tend to start by ...

What Happens to Your Body When You Lose Just a Little Weight

No amount of weight loss is too small. Really – you can reap health benefits after losing even just five pounds. Losing 5 to 10 pounds improves a person’s overall health and reduces risk of cancer and chronic conditions, including ...

Recipe: Do-It-Yourself Winter Trail Mix

Not all trail mixes are created equal: Our 3-ingredient Homemade Trail Mix is healthy, easy to make, and can be customized to include your favorite fruit. Save some money (and some calories) and make this treat at home. Ingredients 2 cups wheat ...

Stress Less and Actually Enjoy the Holidays

The holidays: a time for being with your family and friends, smiling and laughing…yeah, right. The holidays are more often a time for stressing about shopping, feeling anxiety over your social calendar, missing loved ones, and stewing over ...

The Holidays & Depression: Know the Signs

While the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be joyful, the endless to-do lists and obligations often seem overwhelming and can easily cause feelings of depression. Fatigue. Stress. Unrealistic expectations. Money concerns. Relationship ...

Healthy Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays

Here is some very scary food for thought…It only takes an additional 500 calories a day over your needs from Halloween until after the New Year to gain 6 pounds! Whether you are burning less calories because you are exercising less or eating ...

What Is Cardiac Oncology?

11/01/16 Lynne Einbinder, MD, a cardiac oncologist at Community Medical Center, discussed her focus on cardiac complications in patients being treated for cancer and the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center at Community Medical Center.

Trick or Treat? A Halloween Safety Quiz

Trick or Treat? A Halloween Safety Quiz Simple tips for a healthy and happy Halloween Candy and costumes and pumpkins, oh my! Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year, but it’s also a time to make sure all the memories you make are ...

NJCEED in Ocean County

10/19/16 Community Medical Center is proud to partner with the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) Program to provide breast and cervical cancer screenings as well as colorectal screenings to uninsured or under insured people in Ocean ...

Breast Cancer Awareness - Screening and the Treatment Journey

10/5/16 Community Medical Center's Sumy H. Chang, MD, FACS, breast surgeon, and Kathé Sadler-Wright, MSN, RN-C, Clinical Breast Navigator, were guests on Wake Up with Jeremy Grunin where they discussed breast cancer awareness.

Schedule Your Mammogram

Mammography is widely recognized as the “gold standard” in detecting breast cancer. And each RWJBarnabas Health hospital provides women with access to comprehensive mammography services and dedicated centers for breast care. Establishing ...

Coping after Cancer: The Emotions of a Breast Cancer Survivor

When faced with cancer and coming to terms with breast cancer, emotions and anxiety may run high. It’s common for survivors to go through many emotions following treatment, including fear, anxiety, guilt, depression and uncertainty. Even years ...

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