4
Jun

Becoming Happier and Healthier with Gratitude

According to the English Oxford dictionary, gratitude is “the quality of being thankful…readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Gratitude is appreciating what you have and recognizing the simple pleasures of life…things we often take for granted.  Gratitude is a powerful force that can make us happier and healthier. Many studies, including those […]

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4
Jun

The Egg: Egg-cellent or Egg-void?

One of the most controversial foods in our diets are eggs.  The audience is split; some think eggs should be avoided and some believe eggs are super healthy, but what do the facts say? In celebration of Egg Day on June 3, it is time to understand the truth about eggs once and for all. […]

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4
Jun

Lyme Disease Rising in N.J., Protect Yourself and Your Family

Data released recently by the New Jersey Department of Health shows Lyme disease levels last year reached their highest point in almost 20 years.  Lyme disease, caused by the bacterium B. burgdorferi, is transmitted by biting deer ticks. This type of tick is widespread in N.J and are quite small and can be difficult to see. […]

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11
May

Raritan Bay Medical Center Goes Pink in May

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy joins the entire Hackensack Meridian Health family by going pink in May, as part of the longstanding Paint the Town Pink initiative. The goal of Paint the Town Pink is to encourage women to have their annual screenings, including mammograms, and make their overall […]

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3
May

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Change Your Life

Admittedly, most of us are somewhat resistant to change. But when you know a new direction is warranted, like choosing to fight back against obesity, it can be exhilarating to see where the journey will take you.  From the beginning of your bariatric adventure to achieving goal weight, I’ve outlined a few of the changes […]

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3
May

How to Safely Use Opioid Pain Medication

If you read or watch the news you know that New Jersey and the nation is in the grips of an opioid addiction epidemic.  Opioid medications are primarily used for pain management, and opioids, either prescribed or illicit, are the main driver of the dramatic increase in drug overdose deaths.   Pain relief is important […]

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3
May

Feeling Dizzy? It Could be a Balance Disorder

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

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3
May

Ignore Diet Trends and Eat Healthy All Year

Aren’t you sick of random diets being advertised everywhere? The media promotes shakes, detox cleanses, weight loss teas, and the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming to filter through what is real or not. Rest assure most diets advertised by the media have no scientific backing and most likely will not work […]

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20
Apr

Raritan Bay Medical Center Supports Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month.  This observance honors those who have given the gift of organ and tissue, those who have received a life-saving transplant, and those currently waiting for a transplant. Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center works closely with the NJ Sharing Network to increase awareness of life-saving organ and tissue donation.  NJ […]

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20
Apr

Colon Cancer Awareness Event Held at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy

Hackensack Meridian Health Senior Outreach Coordinator Leonard Thomas, R.N., provided colon cancer information, free take-home colon cancer screening kits, and discussed the importance of early detection with guests and team members April 18 at Raritan Bay-Perth Amboy.  As part of the event, Leonard utilized an inflatable, oversized walk-in colon, an educational tool to help people learn more […]

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