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What Can Help With My Cosmetic Concerns? Dec 6th, 2020

How you feel about your looks impacts your self-esteem, and your attitude extends to your emotional health as well — which is also closely connected to your physical health. In short, it’s a package deal.  And if you have cosmetic issues that bother you and prevent you from living your...

4 Ways to Boost Your Healthy Lifestyle Nov 5th, 2020

There’s no debating it anymore. What you do — or don’t do — for your health has dramatic cumulative effects and greatly impacts your overall health, both now and in the future.  Developing and maintaining good habits is a powerful, intentional tool that supports good health and an excellent quality...

The Importance of Health Care for Men Oct 14th, 2020

Studies have shown that some men will do a lot to avoid going to the doctor.  The reasons range from feeling vulnerable, like a “passive” patient, to wanting to maintain an independent, “tough” identity, but avoiding the doctor can be dangerous.  Even if they do go to the doctor, men...

Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal? Sep 20th, 2020

Whether you’re tired of shaving your underarms, bleaching your upper lip hair, or checking your bikini line every time you throw your bathing suit on — only to realize you need to wax again, you’re probably ready for a better solution.   Until now, hair removal was painful, monotonous, time-consuming, and...

5 Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol Aug 20th, 2020

Your health is not, for the most part, a game of chance. There’s a lot you can do to significantly minimize your risk for a host of serious illnesses, from diabetes to heart disease. And it all starts with a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Catherine Schiano and Dr. Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan approach...

Top 5 Causes of ED Jul 29th, 2020

ED, or erectile dysfunction, is a problem that many men are hesitant to talk about for obvious reasons. It’s not easy to open up about intimacy, especially when there’s a problem.  It might feel like you’re the only one suffering with ED, but this couldn’t be further from the truth....

What to Expect During Your First Well-Woman Exam Jun 17th, 2020

Certain things are constants in taking care of yourself as a woman. Whether you’re 15 or 55, you should be coming in for an annual well-woman visit.  It’s a great chance to focus on you, discuss your individual health needs, and get checked for female-specific health concerns. Your provider can...

Does My Child Have Developmental Disabilities? May 22nd, 2020

“Developmental disabilities” is an umbrella term for many conditions that affect a child’s physical and intellectual development.  With most of these conditions, it's important to get treatment as early as possible. Many parents worry that their child, at some point or another, is not developing on par with other children,...

Say “Hello” to Spring and “Goodbye” to Unwanted Hair Apr 21st, 2020

The warm air, bursting blossoms, and longer days of spring are perfect for spending your lunch hour outside, leaving the office a bit early, or working in the garden.   The warmer weather also means shedding those layers of clothing you’ve been stuck under for months. But are you self-conscious about...

Are You a Concierge Medicine Member? Mar 4th, 2020

When you hear the term, “concierge,” you may think of a hotel employee who goes to great lengths to please guests.  Well, now you can get that kind of VIP service from your primary doctor, too!  The days of the house call are long gone, and a typical doctor’s office...

3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check Feb 1st, 2020

Cholesterol has a bad reputation, but not all cholesterol is bad.   Your cholesterol is measured by several numbers, and it can be confusing because there are both “good” and “bad” types of cholesterol, each with their own number ranges. Dr. Michelle Tomlinson-Phelan and Dr. Catherine Schiano of Central Jersey Family...

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health Jan 1st, 2020

Nearly half of all adults make a New Year’s resolution. From eating more kale to training for a marathon, many resolutions have the same goal: improving your health. While wanting to make a positive change in your life is an excellent objective, many New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside....

Why Asthma Can Be Worse in Winter and Steps to Manage Attacks Dec 9th, 2019

Asthma is the tightening of the bronchial tubes, the airways that lead to your lungs. Asthma attacks are generally characterized by wheezing, coughing, and chest pain, which can cause your heart to speed up.   The difficulty breathing, noise, and discomfort stem from your air passages’ response to a trigger, or...

5 Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing You Didn't Know Nov 20th, 2019

Maybe you’ve heard that laser skin resurfacing treatments can reduce facial wrinkles and smooth fine lines, but do you know about the other potential benefits? At Central Jersey Family Physicians in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Catherine Schiano, DO shares her insight regarding five additional benefits of laser skin resurfacing that...