How to Talk to Your Teen About Depression and Suicide

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By Ankur Desai, MD The Internet shows like “13 Reasons Why” and celebrity deaths like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have pushed the topic of suicide to the forefront for many Americans, but especially for teens. Death by suicide is on the rise and this appears to be closely correlated to the increase in depression … Continued

National Diabetes Awareness Month

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By YMCA of Western Monmouth County November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and the YMCA of Western Monmouth County is encouraging everyone to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease. Diabetes is a class of diseases that affect how … Continued

Hangriness

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By, Lauren Kolacki   Have you ever experienced being “hangry”? It is the irritation and angriness that is a result of extreme hunger. It is not just an amusing, made up word to perfectly describe our short temper that accompanies our starvation; there is actually science behind it. The carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we … Continued

Back-To-School: Warts and Wart Prevention

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Plantar warts are a common viral infection of the skin on the bottom of the foot. It is a contagious process, but can either spread slowly or rapidly depending on the strain of the virus. Summertime fun, with barefoot exposure and lots of water activities such as the beach, pool, and Hurricane Harbor, are great … Continued

Cold, flu, or allergy?

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Know the Difference for Best Treatment Each year, millions of Americans suffer from one or more episodes of the common cold, flu, or allergies. If you have a runny nose, a stuffy head, and generally feel under the weather, how do you know whether it’s allergies making you feel miserable, a cold, or the more … Continued

Say NO to the Cheese

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By, Nicole Iuzzolino Camembert, mascarpone, provolone, pepper jack and all the other chees- es you can think of have two things in common. They are extremely deli- cious and could be dangerous to your health. Healthline.com states that, ̈…you’re getting about 100 calories per ounce and about 6 to 9 grams of fat… ̈. It … Continued

Raising awareness about breast cancer

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By YMCA of Western Monmouth County October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Y is reminding all women in the community of the importance of having an annual mammogram and talking to your doctor about the proper method of self-examination to increase the chances of early detection. Getting screened for breast cancer is one … Continued

Teeth Tamers Orthodontics

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Why should I choose early orthodontic treatment for my child with a palate expander? As Palatal expanders are often placed while a child is still growing. They are used to widen the upper jaw so that the upper teeth fit properly together out and over the lower teeth. Underdeveloped growth or narrowing of the upper … Continued

The Teal Tea Foundation

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The Teal Tea Foundation Spreads Ovarian Cancer Awareness One Fundraiser at a Time By Abigail Urban Have you ever spotted teal ribbons tied around trees in your local town during September? These decorations might have been placed by the Teal Tea Foundation, whish is a foundation that raises awareness of ovarian cancer and raises money … Continued