Health News Articles

Oct 15, 2012

Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

X-rays and other tests can show whether you are a candidate for hip or knee replacement surgery. Yet it's up to each patient to ultimately...
Oct 15, 2012

Solve Your Sleepless Nights

Are you getting enough sleep each night? You can go by the clock -- the average adult should be getting 7.5 hours -- but a better indicator is...
Oct 15, 2012

UMCPP Has New Tool in Fight Against Lung Cancer

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) is among the select centers in the state to offer a state-of-the-art imaging procedure...
Oct 15, 2012

An Ounce of Prevention: Screening Tests You Shouldn't Ignore

The old saying, "what you don't know, can't hurt you" may be true in some instances, but not when it comes to your health....
Oct 15, 2012

Out-of-control Asthma Attack? Emergency Care May Be a Life Saver

Nearly 25 million Americans have asthma, and many are able to keep it under control with inhalers and other self-management techniques. Sometimes,...
Oct 15, 2012

Hospice: Compassionate Support for Patients and Their Families

Dealing with a life-limiting illness can be overwhelming for patients and their families. Turning to the interdisciplinary medical and social...
Oct 15, 2012

UMCPP Offers Advanced Method for Achieving Permanent Birth Control

Women who are finished having children and want a permanent form of birth control now have a safe and effective approach without incisions. ...
Oct 15, 2012

Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Safe and Effective Method for Treating Many Mental Health Disorders

Electroconvulsive therapy -- often misunderstood and misrepresented in movies and literature -- is an advanced, medically approved method of...
Oct 15, 2012

UMCPP Offers Ultrasound for Bone, Muscle and Joint Problems

Most people are familiar with medical sonography, or ultrasound, as a way of capturing images of a fetus during pregnancy. However, radiologists at...
Oct 15, 2012

Picture of Health: Contest Brings Artist's Eye -- and Camera -- to UMCPP

With the aim of highlighting the mission, beauty and technological excellence at the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro...