Monmouth Health & Life - June 2010 June 1, 2010 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Power of PinkPower of Pink Luncheon, sponsored by The Women's Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center Best of Monmouth 2010You voted, they won, and we all gathered together to experience the best that Monmouth has to offer! 10 ways to beat headachesIn 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 VerdeIt was clear soon after we settled into our seats at Del Posto that we were in for a memorable experience. This kite is rightSummertime activity is the perfect gateway to a new hobby Battling breast cancerClose coordination of services is vital in identifying and treating this disease. Can lung cancer sometimes be detected early?A new program tracks growths in the lung for a greater chance of cure. Helping patients comes firstLocal doctors committed to their patients. Island bitesLatin fare in Matawan is "shore to please." Teaching the worldDoctors 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 radiationMonmouth 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 doctorsGastroenterologists and surgeons collaborate for better patient care. Intensive care for troubled mindsIn treating mental illness, a new program first in between hospitalization and weekly therapy The power of polentaIs 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 jointsTalk 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 SeaAny homage to New Orleans better be full of flair and flavor. Happily, that’s just what you get at Clementine’s Café. Organic for lessHungry 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.