Monmouth Health & Life - June 2010

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.

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."

Mangia Verde

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

Teaching the world

Doctors know they're doing well with a new technique when they’re asked to teach it to other doctors. And that’s the case on a very large scale with TomoTherapy, an advanced radiation system Monmouth Medical Center introduced to Monmouth and Ocean counties in April 2008.

Ultra-safe radiation

Monmouth Medical Center has a full-time radiation safety officer dedicated to making sure diagnostic procedures involving radiation are performed under conditions of optimal safety.

Gut doctors

Gastroenterologists and surgeons collaborate for better patient care.

The power of polenta

Is polenta one of those foods you’ve heard about but don’t really know? Have no fear; it’s not mysterious. Polenta is cooked cornmeal—a longstanding comfort food of northern Italian origin that may even predate the invention of bread.

Tough joints

Talk about irony. Aron M. Green, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, had just finished his fellowship. “My first month on the job, I badly sprained my ankle running on an unfamiliar trail.”

Bayou by the Sea

Any homage to New Orleans better be full of flair and flavor. Happily, that’s just what you get at Clementine’s Café.

Organic for less

Hungry for a reliable source of affordable organic produce, Janit London founded Purple Dragon Co-op in Glen Ridge more than 20 years ago, way ahead of the organic foods curve.

3 glorious gardens

“Nothing is more the child of art than a garden," said Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott.