Why We Need Vaccines

Vaccines might be controversial right now, but historically they have always been a part of our lives. From the early polio and smallpox vaccines that were part of life in the 1960s to the current measles, mumps and rubella vaccines that are administered to infants and toddlers, we rely on vaccines to keep us healthy Read More

Can You Reverse Your Prediabetes?

Diabetes by the Numbers The diabetes numbers in the United States are staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 34.2 million adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes, a number that has more than doubled over the past 20 years, with one in five not even knowing they have it. Diabetes Read More

Can You Take the Weight Off and Keep It Off?

The barrage of ads for fat-burning diets are unavoidable whether it is on your phone, your tablet or just while waiting in the checkout line at the supermarket. Claims of shedding unwanted pounds from taking one miracle fat-burning pill a day are enticing, but is that sustainable? Shore Physicians Group Ambulatory Pharmacist, Dr. David Totton Read More

What That Swelling in Your Leg Could Be Telling You

Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT is a serious condition that results from a blood clot forming in one or more of the deep veins. It is most commonly found in the lower leg veins but according to Dr. Leonard Galler, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Shore Medical Center in Somers Read More

Could a New Diabetes Drug Help You Lose Weight?

Maintaining a healthy weight is not just about the size you wear or the reflection in the mirror – it’s also about keeping your body healthy. Statistically, as a nation, we have a problem with maintaining a healthy weight. Two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight, with 36.5% suffering from obesity, defined as a BMI Read More

Hernias and the Battle of the Bulge

A newly discovered bulge that has suddenly surfaced in the abdomen or groin area accompanied by pain could be the first sign of a hernia. Dr. John Millili of Shore Physicians Group in Somers Point, New Jersey said while hernias are quite common, you should not ignore them. What is a Hernia? Dr. Millili explained Read More

Is Something Uninvited Lingering at Your Summer Barbecue?

Summer is a great time of year for spending days outdoors with friends and family at the pool and at the beach. Summer barbecues are a big and fun part of the summer scene. But if the host is not vigilant, or if they purchased something that might be contaminated, what can come along with Read More

What is Making Me Sneeze?

Beautiful flowers, grass and budding trees are everywhere in the spring and while nature is certainly a season to marvel, those same flowers and trees may wreak havoc on people who suffer with seasonal allergies. The tree pollen allergy is at its peak from March through mid-May. Grass pollen is at its peak season from Read More

What is that Tingling in Your Hand Telling You?

Pins and needles, mild tingling or your hand feels like it “fell asleep” can happen occasionally to anyone. But when the tingling becomes more frequent or it does not resolve itself, it could be a signal that something more serious is going on and it is time to speak with a physician. What Causes the Read More

Is Food Affecting Your Mood?

Mood and food go hand in hand, a reality every person might experience; from the baby that shrieks to be fed to cranky holiday dinner guests when the meal is late. Being hungry, tired, or having unhealthy eating patterns can influence mood swings, according to Tiffany Rios, Shore Physicians Group Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Read More