30
Nov

PUBLIC NOTICE MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM ® — SITE VISIT

Raritan Bay Medical Center was designated as a Magnet organization in 2004, 2009 and 2013 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® . This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In January 2019, Raritan Bay Medical Center is applying for re-designation. Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments […]

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30
Nov

ANCC Magnet Recognition Program Appraisers to Visit Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay was designated as a Magnet organization in 2004, 2009, and 2013 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® November 26, 2018, Perth Amboy, NJ… In January 2019, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is applying for re-designation as a Magnet organization. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. Raritan Bay Medical Center […]

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19
Nov

Should you go gluten free in 2019?

Gluten is one of the proteins found in wheat (durum, emmer, spelt, farina, faro, KAMUT®, Khorasan wheat, and einkorn) as well as rye, barley, and triticale.  Breads, baked goods, sauces, salad dressings, cereal, pasta, soups, and sauces commonly contain gluten. Malt, food coloring, and beer commonly contain gluten as well. Gluten’s use in food dates […]

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19
Nov

Step it up to cut cancer risk

Need a reason to lace up your sneakers and head out the door? Whether you prefer a neighborhood stroll, a yoga class, or a round of golf, exercise can do more than keep you fit—it may reduce your risk of developing cancer as well.  Previous research found a link between exercise and a lower risk […]

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19
Nov

A simple way to keep the flu away!

You can prevent the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated.  Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they are sure that a flu shot will make them sick. […]

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19
Nov

Manage your diabetes to prevent blindness

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among American adults between ages 20 and 74, with diabetic retinopathy as the most common diabetic eye disease.  Changes in the blood vessels of the retina, the light sensitive layer at the back of the inner eye, can lead to this condition. In some people, retinal blood vessels […]

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19
Nov

It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an enduring lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.  The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, causing serious long-term disability and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.  The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable. About 85 to 90 percent […]

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9
Oct

Pumpkin, more than meets the eye

Would you believe pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites?  That is not the case now, but pumpkin continues to be an incredibly nutritious piece of produce.  The pumpkin we know and love may be used as a decoration this Halloween, but we cannot forget the great source of nutrition it […]

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9
Oct

Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies

When I was growing up in Chicago, I can vividly remember how I looked forward to the change of seasons – all four of them!  The mid-west was an open, clean, fresh place to live.  I spent most of my free time outdoors. We almost never played inside.  We had many wonderful forest preserves, lakes […]

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9
Oct

Immunotherapy is Advancing Cancer Treatment

When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, they often feel overwhelmed.  I have been in this position when my family member was diagnosed with cancer.  The experience I had while taking care of my loved one motivates me each day to strive to provide the most compassionate, high-quality care possible for my patients.  As an oncologist, […]

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