This central NJ community website also features a popular Somerset County Events Calendar that is loaded with local NJ healthy living events and activities for the entire family!
Here are several Somerset County, New Jersey area healthy living features from yoursomerset.com:
Somerset Medical Center presents Women's Works: Tools for a Healthier You
Women's Works: Tools for a Healthier You is the 2nd program in the Somerset Medical Center " What Does a Healthy Women Look Like" Community Health Program Series. This event will be held at Somerset Medical Center Fuld Auditorium on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Admission is free.
This program is specifically targeted for women experiencing gynecological problems. A video presentation by Andie MacDowell will welcome you to this special program. Guest speaker, Marlan Schwartz, MD, will focus on early detection and treatment options for common gynecological issues. A former patient will share her experience with robotic gynecological surgery.
The program sponsored by Intuitive Surgery.
Visit http://www.yoursomerset.com to read the full article.
NJ United Way and FamilyWize Save Residents $850,000 in Prescription Costs
United Way of Northern New Jersey is helping area residents afford costly prescription medications that otherwise might be out of reach through a partnership with the FamilyWize drug discount card. In 2011, area residents saved more than $850,000 in prescription drug costs, cutting the cost of medicines by an average of 30 percent simply by using the discount card provided through United Way.
The prescription discount cards were used nearly 40,400 times last year in the five counties served by United Way. The average amount saved on prescription costs was $21, according to data provided by FamilyWize.
“No one should be faced with having to choose between paying for food or rent and skipping their medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions,”
A recent survey of 17,000 U.S. residents showed that thousands of prescriptions go unfilled because of cost. More than one in eight Americans didn’t fill at least one prescription in 2010, according to a national survey by the Center for Studying Health System Change, which was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nearly 50 percent of the most vulnerable people—the uninsured, those with low incomes, people in fair or poor health went without a prescription because of cost concerns, according to the survey.
The FamilyWize discount cards are like coupons and can be used both by those who are uninsured or underinsured. The discount can be used when individuals need medicine that is not covered by their health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or VA benefits. The cards are accepted at most pharmacies, including all major chains. There is no limit tied to usage, age or income and no registration form is required.
Sleep for Life Center at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ
It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from some type of sleep disorder, affecting their daily functioning, health and longevity. In fact, nearly 20 percent of all serious car crash injuries are attributed to driver sleepiness.
The cumulative long-term effects of lack of sleep has been associated with a wide range of serious health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack and stroke.
The Institute of Medicine's Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research's 2006 report, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation:
Sleep for Life, Inc., is committed to advancing the goals of the Committee of Sleep Medicine Research and seeks to: Increase awareness of the effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders. Improve the monitoring of sleep loss and sleep disorders. Increase awareness of sleep disorders among health care professionals through education and training. Develop and test new and existing methods of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
Sleep for Life also is an advocate of the committee's goals to: Establish the workforce required to meet the clinical and scientific demands of the field. Expand accreditation criteria to focus on treatment, long-term patient care and managing chronic diseases. Strengthen national methods of sharing research. Increase the funding for interdisciplinary sleep programs in academic health centers that focus on long-term clinical care, training and research.
The Sleep for Life Center at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, New Jersey, offers a unique holistic and integrated approach, enabling patients to access a range of services and specialists from initial health assessment and diagnosis to treatment, simplifying their care experience and helping them get the support and coordinated follow-up care they need. On-site specialists include sleep medicine physicians, dental specialists, ear nose and throat surgeons, neurologists, behavioral sleep medicine specialists, respiratory therapists, and dieticians.
Classic Hatha Yoga Classes in Bridgewater, NJ
Yoga's combined focus on mindfulness, breathing and physical movements brings health benefits with regular participation.
Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health.
The breathing aspect of yoga can benefit heartrate and blood pressure.
Come and enjoy the benefits of Classic Hatha Yoga in Somerset County
Wednesdays, April 18 - June 20, 2012
Beginners 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $80
Advanced beginners 7 pm-8:30 pm $100
Classes held at North Branch Park, 355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey.
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