THE HISTORY OF QUINNE

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By Pam Teel Until the 1940s, quinine was the go-to way to treat malaria infections. Its history is one tightly entangled with the history of European empires, and their quests for domination in the malar- ia-ridden areas of the world. The history of this drug, and the plant it derives from, stretches the globe, from … Continued

Leading Interventional Pain Specialist Dr. JagJeet Singh Joins Altair Health At New Freehold Office

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Healthcare system devoted to comprehensive spine care grows bench of pain management experts With the addition of interventional pain specialist Jagjeet Singh, MD and the opening of it’s new office in Freehold, Altair Health- one of the nation’s first physician-managed healthcare systems devoted to comprehensive spine care- continues to expand as it revolutionizes spine care … Continued

TOO MUCH COLA ‘RAISES CANCER RISK’ DUE TO CARAMEL COLOR

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By Mia Inqui The chemical process during the manufacture of the caramel coloring used in soft drinks such as cola produces a carcinogen that could be raising the risk of cancer. Matching laboratory tests conducted by Consumer Reports on 11 different soft drinks showed with an analysis of average consumption by Americans, the researchers found that one … Continued

QUESTION: Many of my teeth are not in good condition for various reasons. What are some of my options to allow me to smile and eat with no difficulty?

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It is important to keep in mind that teeth can become non- restorable for various reasons. Initially, one thinks of decay and periodontal (gum disease) issues as the cause. In many cases, these two issues can effect teeth that are natural, with or without fillings / crowns on them. Trauma or grinding of teeth can also … Continued

QUESTION: I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO TRY CBD

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I have been wanting to try CBD. I’m a little nervous to do it but I see it sold everywhere. From the gas station to the supermarket I see signs, “CBD sold here!!!” How do I go about finding a safe high-quality product?” ANSWER: “CBD Products” are a mixture of cannabidiols and other compounds from … Continued

Q: WHAT IS A PROSTHODONTIST?

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A: Prosthodontics is one of ten dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). A prosthodontist is a highly trained dentist who has completed dental school plus three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA-accredited Prosthodontic Postdoctoral Program. Prosthodontics is an all-encompassing specialty. A prosthodontist is responsible for the continuum of … Continued

Q: How can Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment Help Shoulder and Knee Pain?

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A: Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy also referred to as PRP Therapy, is a progressive non-surgical treatment to treat a variety of conditions including arthritis, ten- don injuries, and ligament injuries. PRP is part of a group of state-of-the-art treatments collectively referred to as Regenerative Medicine. PRP treats an injured area naturally using your body’s own … Continued

SPA TREATMENTS THAT WILL WARM YOU UP

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By Brianna Siciliano The cold weather does not seem to be leaving anytime soon, and it seems like we are doing anything we can to keep warm: taking long, hot showers, drinking hot tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, and cuddling up with our children, spouses, pets, and blankets. Wouldn’t it be great to warm yourself … Continued