Monmouth Health & Life

Reducing needless C-sections

When a pregnant mother or her baby is in danger, surgical intervention in the form of a Cesarean section (C-section) can be a lifesaver. but far too many C- sections are performed in this country. that’s why Monmouth medical Center is leading the way in cutting the number of these operations.

Hail Ale!

Something’s brewing at Basil T’s in Red Bank (732-842-5990,, which serves up six handcrafted ales direct from its glass-enclosed brewery.

Modern world: Corazza

Don Draper and the rest of TV’s Mad Men would feel right at home at Corazza in Asbury Park (732-361-3179,, a mecca for classic mid-century furniture and accessories.

Scramblers anonymous

If you decided today to eat one omelet daily from Amy’s Omelette House in Long Branch (732-222-1206,, you should make it through the menu by next Easter. Add another month if you’d like to tackle the pancakes too.

Emergency Deparment with recognition

A National study of 11 life-threatening conditions shows that patients fare better in the top hospital's emergency rooms- such as Monmouth Medical Center's

Advanced Care for women's pelvic health

When Barbara Marcus of Old Bridge was diagnosed last fall with fibroids and a prolapsed—or dropped—uterus, bladder and rectum, her gynecologist wanted to perform major abdominal surgery to correct the condition. But she wasn’t ready.

All that Jazz

Chico’s House of Jazz recently opened in Asbury Park (732-774-5299, The Jersey Shore club promotes original music instead of cover bands. "Plus, this place has a great atmosphere."

Pod squad

Foodies aplenty have declared their love for edamame, an increasingly popular bean that packs a hefty nutritional punch.

A baby's crisis

When a 10-month-old poses a medical mystery, a hospital staff’s compassion shines.

Tag team: Combat Sports Laser Tag Park

Robert Peppard likes to call the experience at his Combat Sports Laser Tag Park in Englishtown (866-926-6228, “exer-tainment.” “Laser tag combines exercise with playing your favorite video game,” he says.

Power of Pink

Power of Pink Luncheon, sponsored by The Women's Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center

Best of Monmouth 2010

You voted, they won, and we all gathered together to experience the best that Monmouth has to offer!

10 ways to beat headaches

In the Middle Ages, the Arab surgeon and medical writer Albucasis recommended one of two treatments for severe headaches: applying a hot iron to the site of the pain or inserting a piece of garlic into an incision on the temple. Thankfully, today's treatments are a lot easier to take-and a great deal more effective.

A Shore Thing

“Down the shore”— it’s one of those distinctly Jersey phrases, and for most of us it evokes a pleasure-seeking trek south to one of the state’s myriad beach towns.

Mangia Verde

It was clear soon after we settled into our seats at Del Posto that we were in for a memorable experience.

Garden glory

“It contains indoor and outdoor pools, a koi pond, a greenhouse and expansive views of an adjacent golf course, but what I enjoy most are the mature plants and trees."

Wake, paddle & troll

Not quite ready to cruise the Amazon? Save yourself the airfare and discover local natural wonders