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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5
Mar

Understanding Obesity and BMI

The term “obesity” is used to describe the health condition of anyone significantly above his or her ideal healthy weight. Don’t be discouraged by the term. It simply means you are 20 percent or more above your ideal weight, and you are not alone. Nearly 70 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese. Being […]

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31
Jan

For N.J.’s South Asian Community and All Diagnosed with Diabetes: Start with Education

Central New Jersey’s community is highly populated with residents of South Asian descent. Asians are at a much higher risk of developing diabetes due to genetic factors. One may notice much of the Asian community is not obese or overweight, however, often weight is centered in the belly, known as central obesity. This type of […]

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31
Jan

Celebrate Your Heart with Healthy Nutrition

February is American Heart Month. Celebrating the heart for just one month is just not enough. Consider that the heart is working 24/7 to keep blood circulating through your whole body. No matter the condition; plaque, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, the heart does it’s best to get blood to every part of the body. Heart […]

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31
Jan

For Women: Take This Risk to Heart

Heart disease is the top killer of women. The majority of women between the ages of 40 and 60 have at least one risk factor for the disease. But many do not realize it. They also don’t know about the sometimes subtle signals of a heart attack. That’s why the American Heart Association created Go Red for Women […]

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