16
Apr

Family Medicine Practitioner Kenneth Faistl, M.D. Opens New Office

An open house for the community will be held Monday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. OLD BRIDGE, N.J., April 13, 2018…  Kenneth Faistl, M.D., FAAFP, who is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, recently opened a new office, located at 195 Route 9 South, Suite 106, in Manalapan, NJ.  The office […]

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12
Apr

Save a Life, Become an Organ and Tissue Donor

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.  It is also a good time to review the facts of organ and tissue donation. There are currently 115,000 people in the […]

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11
Apr

Eat Your Way to Good Health

What we eat and how it is prepared is perhaps the most important component to our health and well-being.  As research accumulates showing that food is able to prevent and even treat disease, health care professionals agree the sugar, salt, processed foods, and fat we consume all greatly contribute to our nation’s high rates of […]

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11
Apr

Raritan Bay Medical Center Launches Stroke Support Group

April 10, 2018, Perth Amboy, NJ…  Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is launching a semi-monthly stroke support group for stroke survivors, their families, and caregivers Thursday, April 12, in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, N.J.  Attendees have an opportunity to connect with and learn from stroke experts as they provide guidance to help survivors and their families […]

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9
Apr

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that in 48 types of produce, 70 percent of the samples were contaminated with pesticide residues.  According to Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit whose primary goal is to protect human health and the environment, it was found that no matter how much the produce was washed or […]

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9
Apr

Spring Exercise Routine Refresh

Spring is here! The warmer weather means it is time to get active outdoors after the winter weather hibernation. Exercise is essential for maintaining your health, and there is no better time than now to stretch out those muscles and get your heart rate up with the spring’s fresh air. Exercise can improve your overall sense […]

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28
Mar

Raritan Bay Medical Center Lifts Flu Season Visitation Restrictions

Earlier this flu season, Raritan Bay-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay-Perth Amboy initiated visitation restrictions for children, under 12 years of age, as a precaution against the spread of the flu.  As of March 28, 2018 those restrictions have been lifted.

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8
Mar

Lifestyle Changes Can Help Kids Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, once diagnosed much more often in overweight adults, now affects kids who have poor eating habits and get little exercise.  Why is it so important to watch kids’ weight? Eighty percent of overweight kids become overweight adults, increasing their risk of developing diabetes.  Parents can do a lot to reduce the risk […]

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8
Mar

Are Super Foods Real?

Advertisements for superfoods and their false health claims are everywhere, for example; ‘burn fat,’ ‘get clearer skin,’ etc…, but what are super foods?  By definition, super foods are foods that provide a benefit over and beyond their nutritional quality. This should be determined through extensive research before it is presented to the public.  Unfortunately, there […]

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8
Mar

Is Your Sleep Failing to Give You the Rest You Need?

If you are like many Americans, you answered yes to the title’s question.  All too many of us are well aware that we are not getting enough quality sleep, but only a fraction of us are taking decisive action to address the issue.  Approximately 30 percent of adults in the U.S. get an average of […]

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