Sixty Percent of People with Thyroid Disease Don’t Know They Have it: Are You One of Them?

The thyroid is a small but mighty hormone-producing gland in your neck that influences the activity of cells and tissue throughout the body, regulating metabolism and energy. Endocrinologist Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan of Shore Physicians Group says normal functioning of the thyroid is vital to metabolism. It plays a major role in the growth and development Read More

Tick Tock- June is Prime Tick Season

Frank Sinatra meant it lovingly when he sang “I’ve Got You under My Skin” in 1946 but when summer breaks out, there can be something a lot less desirable getting under your skin, like a tick. Spring and summer are prime tick season and Dr. Gregory Carson, Medical Director for Shore Urgent Care in Northfield Read More

Shore Physicians Group Welcomes Certified Diabetes Educator and Dietitian Tiffany Rios to its Endocrinology Practice

With the right lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes and diabetes can prevent or manage the disease and vastly improve their quality of life and longevity – but making those changes without support can be difficult. That’s why Shore Physicians Group (SPG) is proud to welcome Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian Tiffany Rios, RD, CDE, Read More

“Managing Back Pain and Knowing When it is Time for Surgery” is the Focus of Shore Physicians Group’s Be Well Connected Educational Breakfast, May 15

Back pain is a common problem, with 75 to 85 percent of all Americans expected to experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. To help those in our community struggling with back pain, Shore Physicians Group announced that it will host a community education breakfast on the topic Wednesday, May 15 from 10 Read More

Oh, My Aching Joints

If your morning starts out with joint stiffness, do you just chalk it up to your age or blame the gardening you did over the weekend? Or, is it possible that what is causing the discomfort is some form of arthritis? According to Rheumatologist Dr. Manpreet Tiwana of Shore Physicians Group, it is important to Read More

Know Your Numbers: Getting Technical about Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body’s blood glucose level, also called blood sugar level, is too high. Blood glucose is our body’s main source of energy, which comes from the food we eat. Our pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, which takes the glucose that comes from food and helps get it Read More

Does Gum Disease Increase the Likelihood of Alzheimer’s Disease?

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is enough to scare anyone. With more than 5.5 million Americans over the age of 65 currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to double by the year 2050 according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Understandably, people are desperate to find causes, treatments and cures which Read More

4 Nutrient Deficiencies that Could be Causing your Headaches

“Oh, my head is pounding.” We have all muddled through days when a headache gets in the way of what may have been planned. Before you grab that over-the-counter remedy to silence the drum banging in your head, experts say there could be several deficiencies that are contributing to your headache. DehydrationWater, water everywhere, but Read More

Diabetes Management is the Focus of Shore Physicians Group’s March 28 “Be Well Connected” Free Education Breakfast

Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate, with an estimated 30 million people living with the disease in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control.  To help people in our community better manage their diabetes, Shore Physicians Group (SPG) is hosting a free diabetes education breakfast for the public on March 28 Read More

Shore Physicians Group Surgeons Announce Affiliation with Penn Medicine

Shore Physicians Group, a multi-specialty medical group based in Somers Point, NJ, announced today that its surgery division is now an affiliate of Penn Medicine. Now rebranded as Shore Physicians Group Surgeons, an Affiliate of Penn Medicine, the Shore Physicians Group’s surgical division will collaborate with Penn Medicine in an effort to provide even more Read More