8
Dec

Basic Guidelines for Heart Patient Success

If you’ve already had a heart attack, you’re at an increased risk for another.  However, with a few smart moves you can reduce that risk and continue to live a long and fruitful life.  Unfortunately, many heart patients have mistaken ideas about what’s best for their health.  Here are six common misconceptions heart patients have […]

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8
Dec

Skip the Resolution, Plan for a Year of Fitness

If you’re getting ready to make New Year’s fitness resolutions — don’t. Instead, design a yearlong fitness plan to make sure you have effective lifestyle changes in place. Use this yearlong, month-by-month plan to improve your health: January. Set your goals. Take a look at your life. What’s missing? What do you wish you could do? […]

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8
Nov

Raritan Bay Medical Center to Hold Annual Public Meetings on December 7

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy will hold its annual public meeting Thursday, December 7, at 4:00 p.m., in Centennial Hall A&B.  Raritan Bay-Old Bridge will also hold its public meeting on December 7, at 6:00 p.m., at 3 Hospital Plaza, in Auxiliary Hall B&C.  Registration is required by December 6, please call 1-800-DOCTORS.  Recent hospital activities will be discussed.

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30
Oct

Open Visiting Hours Begin at Raritan Bay Medical Center

New welcome policy and open visiting hours are part of a Patient- and Family-Centered Care initiative Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy launched a new welcome policy today, including open patient visiting hours and a streamlined guest check-in process.   Families can now visit with their loved ones 24 […]

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27
Oct

Take the First Step to Fighting Diabetes

American Diabetes Month (November) is about increasing awareness of the disease and to the small changes that can be made to alleviate the symptoms. Diabetes occurs when the connection between sugar in the blood and insulin (produced by the pancreas) are broken. Insulin is supposed to take the sugar out of the blood and bring […]

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27
Oct

Keep Moving to Control Your Diabetes

Exercise is one of the best ways to help keep your diabetes under control.  Exercise is important for everyone, and if you have diabetes, regular activity can make you feel better and help prevent complications. Exercise provides a variety of health benefits, including; helping your body use insulin better, lowering your blood glucose, blood pressure […]

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27
Oct

You’re Middle-Aged and Your Knee Hurts…

So, you’re 51 years old, otherwise healthy, but your knee’s not feeling right and it’s hurting your golf game.  Or, you’re 63, a little over weight, and you’d like to “get back in shape,” but your knee pain stops you from working out, even from going on neighborhood walks. Perhaps, you were “fine,” until your […]

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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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