Blog - Raritan Bay Medical Center

5
Dec

Should you go gluten free in 2019?

Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Jessica Miller, M.D., specialist in physical medicine, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, describes what gluten is, how it effects the body and suggests individuals discuss a change in diet with their physician in order to mitigate the symptoms of gluten intolerance. READ FULL ARTICLE ON CENTRALJERSEY.COM

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4
Dec

Program appraisers to visit center

Raritan Bay Medical Center is applying for re-designation as a Magnet hospital, recognizing nursing excellence. This notice invites the public to comment on Raritan Bay in advance of a Magnet appraiser site visit in January 2019. READ FULL ARTICLE ON MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM

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30
Nov

Step it up to cut cancer risk

Raritan Bay Old Bridge Internist Sameer Shetty, M.D., advises readers to regularly exercise, including any and all movement, to reduce their cancer risk, based on recently released federal guidelines for physical activity. (Note: this article was also featured in the Amboy Guardian and CentralJersey.com.) READ FULL ARTICLE ON MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM

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30
Nov

PUBLIC NOTICE MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM ® — SITE VISIT

Raritan Bay Medical Center was designated as a Magnet organization in 2004, 2009 and 2013 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® . This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. In January 2019, Raritan Bay Medical Center is applying for re-designation. Patients, family members, staff, and interested parties who would like to provide comments […]

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30
Nov

ANCC Magnet Recognition Program Appraisers to Visit Raritan Bay Medical Center

Raritan Bay was designated as a Magnet organization in 2004, 2009, and 2013 by the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program ® November 26, 2018, Perth Amboy, NJ… In January 2019, Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center is applying for re-designation as a Magnet organization. This designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. Raritan Bay Medical Center […]

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19
Nov

Should you go gluten free in 2019?

Gluten is one of the proteins found in wheat (durum, emmer, spelt, farina, faro, KAMUT®, Khorasan wheat, and einkorn) as well as rye, barley, and triticale.  Breads, baked goods, sauces, salad dressings, cereal, pasta, soups, and sauces commonly contain gluten. Malt, food coloring, and beer commonly contain gluten as well. Gluten’s use in food dates […]

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19
Nov

Step it up to cut cancer risk

Need a reason to lace up your sneakers and head out the door? Whether you prefer a neighborhood stroll, a yoga class, or a round of golf, exercise can do more than keep you fit—it may reduce your risk of developing cancer as well.  Previous research found a link between exercise and a lower risk […]

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19
Nov

A simple way to keep the flu away!

You can prevent the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccine. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated.  Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu vaccine is too much trouble or costs too much. Or they are sure that a flu shot will make them sick. […]

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19
Nov

Manage your diabetes to prevent blindness

Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among American adults between ages 20 and 74, with diabetic retinopathy as the most common diabetic eye disease.  Changes in the blood vessels of the retina, the light sensitive layer at the back of the inner eye, can lead to this condition. In some people, retinal blood vessels […]

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19
Nov

It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an enduring lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.  The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, causing serious long-term disability and is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.  The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable. About 85 to 90 percent […]

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