27
Oct

Follow ‘Restaurant Rules’ for Weight Loss

Is eating out your diet downfall? Getting together with friends is fun, but a tempting menu can quickly derail your weight loss efforts.  It helps to follow a few simple restaurant rules to stay on the calorie track.  First, choose a restaurant that offers healthier fare. Japanese, Thai and other Asian cuisines are usually vegetable-based […]

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24
Oct

Getting Real About All That Halloween Candy

The USDA says the average trick-or-treater consumes nearly three cups of sugar and 1½ cups of fat—just on Halloween. Treat yourself to just five “fun-size” Snickers bars over the course of the day and you’ll consume 400 extra calories and eight teaspoons of refined white sugar. That’s a big number to burn off at the […]

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2
Oct

Fall is here! Now what’s in season?

Cool, frosty weather, colorful amber leaves, and the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin spices lingering at local coffee shops; all signs of the start of fall! When the seasons change, as do the seasonal produce. Fall is the time for some of the most delicious fruits and vegetables in New Jersey, which make for scrumptious […]

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2
Oct

What does snoring have to do with atrial fibrillation?

Very often as part of the work up for atrial fibrillation, patients are referred for sleep studies to determine if there is coexistent sleep apnea. This seems like a big jump from snoring and making noise breathing at night to having an irregular heartbeat.  However, the two are closely related. Let’s take a look at […]

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2
Oct

Feeling Dizzy? It Could be a Balance Disorder

Dizziness, vertigo, and disequilibrium (unsteadiness) are all common symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders occur […]

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2
Oct

Boosting Your Mental Health

You know that you should eat healthy foods and get some exercise to feel good and live longer. Another key part to living longer is your mental health. National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 2 -8, is a good time to consider your mental health.  It’s important to note that one in five adults experiences […]

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5
Sep

Parking Now Completely Free for Patients and their Guests at Raritan Bay

Parking is now free for patients and their guests in the parking deck located on New Brunswick Ave., adjacent to Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy.  Visitors parking in the deck should present their parking ticket at the front desk in the hospital’s main lobby to validate their ticket for free parking. The parking deck joins […]

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31
Aug

The Whole Truth about Whole Grains

By: Jennifer Seleem, MS, RDN September is whole grains month! A great time to promote the importance of whole grains in the diet. A whole grain food means you are consuming the whole grain as it was retrieved from the farm. Whole grains include their three original parts: the bran, the germ and the endosperm. […]

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31
Aug

The New Mother: Taking Care of Yourself After Birth

By: Neeti Misra, M.D., FACOG The postpartum period begins after the delivery of your baby and ends when your body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state and usually lasts 6 to 8 weeks. It involves many changes, both emotional and physical. During this period it is important to take good care of yourself to […]

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31
Aug

Picking and Packing School Backpacks for Safety

By: Justin P. Kubeck, M.D. Many students use backpacks to carry their school books and supplies, but improper use can lead to muscle and joint injury, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.  Although they are linked to posture problems, heavy backpacks do not cause scoliosis. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the […]

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