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9
Mar

Raritan Bay granted accreditation in Nuclear Cardiology

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay-Old Bridge recently earned a three-year term of accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in nuclear cardiology. Read full article on amboyguardian.com.

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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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7
Mar

For NJ’s South Asian community and all with diabetes: start with education

Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge Reema Patel, M.D., discusses diabetes, the increased risk of individuals of Asian descent of developing diabetes, and the steps people should take once they have been diagnosed. (This article was also featured in the Suburban and Independent newspapers.) Read full article […]

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6
Mar

Center gets national accreditation

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay-Old Bridge recently earned a three-year term of accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in nuclear cardiology. Read full article on mycentraljersey.com.

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6
Mar

Raritan Bay Medical Center receives Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge and Raritan Bay-Perth Amboy earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Read full article on centraljersey.com.

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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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1
Mar

Lifestyle changes can help kids avoid type 2 diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge’s Dragana Jokic, M.D., discusses changes parents can make, including increasing physical activity and following a healthy diet, to help prepare their children to avoid type 2 diabetes later in life. Read full article on issuu.com.

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1
Mar

Raritan Bay Medical Center, MCVTS collaboration puts students to work in hospital kitchen

Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy Learning Garden’s donation of organic, healthy produce to the culinary education program at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School Perth Amboy campus led to a greater collaboration between the two organizations. Now, students are volunteering at the hospital and helping maintain the Learning Garden, an initiative led by Integrative Health […]

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