2
Aug

Men, Be Mindful of your Prostate

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.  Approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. […]

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2
Aug

Catch Hearing Loss Early

When should your child’s hearing be tested?  The answer is sooner than you think.  All states have laws or voluntary compliance programs requiring hearing tests in newborns, usually before they leave the hospital.  Every year, about two to three percent of babies are born with hearing problems in the U.S. For years, routine-hearing tests took […]

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2
Aug

Exercise to Combat Depression

Depression is a very complex emotion that is influenced by many factors. It can be brought on by significant life altering events. In many cases, genetics and gene expression can play a crucial role. While it is not thought possible to change your genes, it is possible to change your gene expression (the way your […]

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2
Aug

A Safe BBQ is a Fun BBQ

Gathering of friends and families for a BBQ is one of the highlights of summer for many. Not only is the food delicious, but the company is what makes it worthwhile. During these hot, summer months it is important that food is handled safely to make sure family and friends enjoy the food in a […]

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20
Jul

Heat Advisory in effect July 20

With temperatures expected to be in the high 90s to 100 degrees, local municipalities have opened cooling centers: Old Bridge Municipal Library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Perth Amboy Alexander Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Raritan Bay YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., 5:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. Public […]

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13
Jul

Raritan Bay Medical Center Appoints New VP of Nursing, Chief Nursing Executive

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center welcomed Jane O’Rourke, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC, as its new vice president of nursing and chief nursing executive in June. A Glen Rock resident, O’Rourke brings more than 35 years of experience in hospital and nursing administration to Raritan Bay – Old Bridge and Raritan Bay – Perth Amboy. […]

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11
Jul

Infertility Can Be Successfully Treated

Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It affects the body’s ability to reproduce, and can be caused by a problem with the man’s reproductive system, the woman’s reproductive system, or both. For a woman to become pregnant several conditions must be met, including: The man must make healthy sperm. The woman must make […]

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11
Jul

Six Tips to Overcome Wound Healing Challenges in the Summer

Summer is here! People with healing wounds, however, may not be as excited about the hot weather. But, understanding the main wound healing challenges during this season can give you a head start on mitigating any possible difficulties. Staying focused on preventing the spread of germs, caring for your wound’s surface, and staying in good health will keep […]

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3
Jul

Stay Hydrated with These Flavorful and Fun Recipes!

By: Jennifer Seleem, MS, RDN During the summer, there are so many activities and so little time. Sometimes we forget the most basic necessity: staying hydrated. Water is the best drink to keep you hydrated, but sometimes we need to make hydration a little more fun. Adding some fun and flavor to water can make […]

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3
Jul

You Lost the Weight – Here’s How to Keep It Off

By: Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D., FASMBS Congratulations!  Mission accomplished. You’ve achieved your weight loss goal, which is no easy feat. You have officially graduated to a new level of health and the rules of weight maintenance are a little different. The bad news—the majority of people who lose a large volume of weight regain it two […]

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