Monmouth Health & Life - September 2010 September 1, 2010 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Reducing needless C-sectionsWhen 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. Emergency Deparment with recognitionA 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 healthWhen 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 JazzChico’s House of Jazz recently opened in Asbury Park (732-774-5299, www.chicoshouseofjazz.com). The Jersey Shore club promotes original music instead of cover bands. "Plus, this place has a great atmosphere." Don't 'play through pain'Weekend athletes, beware: overuse injuries can become more serious if you don't take care of them. Italian IndulgenceBistro positano, a chic, casual Italian eatery on the main drag 'I lost 72 pounds'A lap-band procedure puts a lawyer on the path to a healthier life. Hail Ale!Something’s brewing at Basil T’s in Red Bank (732-842-5990, www.basilt.com), which serves up six handcrafted ales direct from its glass-enclosed brewery. Modern world: CorazzaDon Draper and the rest of TV’s Mad Men would feel right at home at Corazza in Asbury Park (732-361-3179, www.corazzamodern.com), a mecca for classic mid-century furniture and accessories. Scramblers anonymousIf you decided today to eat one omelet daily from Amy’s Omelette House in Long Branch (732-222-1206, www.youramys.com), you should make it through the menu by next Easter. Add another month if you’d like to tackle the pancakes too. Faster emergency careHow new policies—and teamwork—have helped reduce waiting times by 25 percent Pod squadFoodies aplenty have declared their love for edamame, an increasingly popular bean that packs a hefty nutritional punch. Monmouth's cutest baby!Meet the winner and 5 runners-up of our first-ever baby contest. A baby's crisisWhen a 10-month-old poses a medical mystery, a hospital staff’s compassion shines. Tag team: Combat Sports Laser Tag ParkRobert Peppard likes to call the experience at his Combat Sports Laser Tag Park in Englishtown (866-926-6228, www.outdoorlasertag.com) “exer-tainment.” “Laser tag combines exercise with playing your favorite video game,” he says.