Free Vascular Screenings: February 18 & March 20

Shore Physicians Group will host vascular screening clinics on Tuesday, February 18 and Friday, March 20 at the Shore Physicians Group Vascular Lab at 649 Shore Road in Somers Point. Good screening candidates are adults over age 45 with other risk factors for vascular disease, including diabetes, smoking, hypertension, abnormal cholesterol profiles, and/or family history.  Read More

Does Coloring Your Hair Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Maintaining that youthful look and getting rid of those telltale gray hairs may come with a hidden cost. In December, the International Journal of Cancer published a study undertaken by the National Institute of Environmental Health that followed 46,709 women who had a sister previously diagnosed with breast cancer. (A family history of cancer indicates Read More

How Dangerous is Plastic to Our Food?

It is nearly impossible to avoid plastic, it is everywhere. The food we eat is packaged in it, the water we drink is frequently in a plastic bottle and even the toothbrush we use twice a day has plastic. There are many different kinds of plastic products that we come in contact with constantly. Although Read More

Vascular Surgeon Dr. Matthew Lawrence, DO, FACOS, to Join Shore Physicians Group in January

Shore Physicians Group announced today that board certified vascular and general surgeon Dr. Matthew Lawrence has joined its surgical division in Somers Point and will begin seeing patients in January. Dr. Lawrence comes to Shore Physicians Group with more than 20 years’ experience in vascular and general surgery, serving most recently as a surgeon and Read More

Supplements Do You Really Need Them?

Have you ever stood in the vitamin and supplement aisle and felt totally overwhelmed by the rows upon rows of bottles claiming to help with every malady? These supplements are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as food and therefore the labels may claim some health benefits. However, if you’re getting what your body Read More

Good Hygiene is Imperative During Cold and Flu Season

At Shore Urgent Care in Northfield, Dr. Neil Sloane is busy treating sore throats, swollen glands, bronchitis and flu-like symptoms, which make up the majority of cases he sees this time of year. Dr. Sloane says that while it can be difficult to avoid getting sick this time of year, practicing good hygiene can help Read More

Testosterone Supplements And What You Should Know About ‘Low T’

Declining testosterone levels is a fact of life for many men. For some it is age related and for others there is likely a specific cause according to endocrinologist Dr. Matthew Corcoran of Shore Physicians Group. Low testosterone refers to a decrease in the amount of testosterone being produced in the testicles as a result Read More

Men’s Health the Focus of Shore Physicians Group’s Nov. 13 “Be Well Connected” Education Breakfast

In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, also known as Movember, Shore Physicians Group (SPG) is dedicating its November “Be Well Connected” education breakfast at Greate Bay Country Club to the topic of men’s health. The event will be held from 10 am to noon and will include a light breakfast. Greate Bay Country Club Read More

Can Some Fats be Good for Your Diet?

Are you afraid of fats? Until recently, fat in foods has been vilified in America. For decades, we were told that cutting even healthy fats out of the diet would help us get the body we want. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Our bodies need fat—more specifically, they need healthy fats. The truth Read More

Can Joint Injections Keep Patients Out of Surgery?

Chronic knee, hip, ankle or shoulder pain does not necessarily mean your next step is into the operating room. For many patients who have sports-related injuries, osteoarthritis, and a family history of OA or who may be overweight and suffer with joint pain, delaying that joint replacement may be an option. Physical therapy and injections Read More