24
Jan

Peak Flu Season is Here: Protect Yourself and Your Family

We are now at the peak of influenza season. The New Jersey Department of Health is reporting that the influenza activity level is high in every county in New Jersey. Influenza, “flu,” is a family of contagious respiratory viruses. Feeling feverish, body aches, headaches, sore throat, and cough are some of the common symptoms. Although […]

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3
Jan

Tips to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolutions

A New Year means new resolutions. If weight loss is one of your goals for this New Year then use these steps to keep you on track! The key to weight loss is to create a calorie deficit while consuming the essential vitamins and minerals you need. Follow these steps to meet your goals! 1 […]

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8
Dec

‘Tis the Season for Fresh, Winter Produce

Chilly weather, frosty air, scarves and gloves; winter is here.  It may seem like local produce would be hard to find during the cold weather, but don’t fret! There are some produce that continue to strive during the winter months. In season and local produce is always desirable for three reasons. Produce has reached optimal […]

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8
Dec

Freshen Up Your Indoor Fitness Routine

When the temperature drops this winter, don’t let your motivation for exercise fall along with it.  Cold weather doesn’t have to put a chill on your fitness routine, even if the treadmill or stair-stepper seems boring compared with jogging or riding your bike outside. It is important to ask yourself: How can I make exercise […]

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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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