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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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6
Nov

Hackensack Meridian Health names regional president of Central Market

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Raymond F. Fredericks as regional president of the network’s Central Market. This appointment is in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health’s new organizational structure to better align its services and improve the overall experience for patients across its 16 hospitals and 500 patient care locations throughout New Jersey. Fredericks oversees JFK, Bayshore, […]

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6
Nov

For your health: Take part in the Great American Smokeout 2018 because it’s never too late to quit

Coordinator of Raritan Bay Old Bridge’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Registered Respiratory Therapist Helen Marra discusses the benefits of quitting smoking and suggests making that commitment on November 16, National Great American Smokeout day. (This article was also featured in The Courier News and CentralJersey.com.) READ FULL ARTICLE ON MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM

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30
Oct

For your health: Manage your diabetes to prevent blindness

Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Old Bridge Reema Patel, M.D., provides tips on preventing diabetic eye disease and promotes Raritan Bay’s free diabetes awareness event, held November 2. (This article was also featured on CentralJersey.com.) READ FULL ARTICLE ON MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM

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23
Oct

Pumpkins should be part of your diet, too

Raritan Bay Old Bridge Institute for Weight Loss Registered Dietitian Jennifer Seleem, R.D., discusses the nutritional value of pumpkin and pumpkin seeds, which include fiber, vitamin A, potassium and antioxidants, just in time for Halloween.  (This article was also featured in The Courier News and the Wichita Falls Times Record.) READ FULL ARTICLE ON MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM

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