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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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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