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Apr

Raritan Bay Medical Center Supports Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month.  This observance honors those who have given the gift of organ and tissue, those who have received a life-saving transplant, and those currently waiting for a transplant. Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center works closely with the NJ Sharing Network to increase awareness of life-saving organ and tissue donation.  NJ […]

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16
Apr

Family Medicine Practitioner Kenneth Faistl, M.D. Opens New Office

An open house for the community will be held Monday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. OLD BRIDGE, N.J., April 13, 2018…  Kenneth Faistl, M.D., FAAFP, who is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, recently opened a new office, located at 195 Route 9 South, Suite 106, in Manalapan, NJ.  The office […]

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12
Apr

Save a Life, Become an Organ and Tissue Donor

April is National Donate Life Month.  This observance honors those who have given the gift of organ and tissue, those who have received a life-saving transplant, and those currently waiting for a transplant.  It is also a good time to review the facts of organ and tissue donation. There are currently 115,000 people in the […]

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11
Apr

Eat Your Way to Good Health

What we eat and how it is prepared is perhaps the most important component to our health and well-being.  As research accumulates showing that food is able to prevent and even treat disease, health care professionals agree the sugar, salt, processed foods, and fat we consume all greatly contribute to our nation’s high rates of […]

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9
Apr

The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that in 48 types of produce, 70 percent of the samples were contaminated with pesticide residues.  According to Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit whose primary goal is to protect human health and the environment, it was found that no matter how much the produce was washed or […]

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27
Feb

Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives National Cardiology Accreditation

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy and Raritan Bay–Old Bridge recently earned a three-year term of accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in nuclear cardiology. Nuclear cardiology studies use noninvasive techniques to assess the heart’s blood flow, evaluate its pumping function, as well as visualize the size and location of a heart […]

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5
Feb

Raritan Bay Medical Center, MCVTS Collaboration Puts Students to Work

A partnership between the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) and Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy has resulted in culinary students working in the hospital kitchen and others volunteering at the hospital. “It’s a great partnership,” Perth Amboy Tech Principal Robert Fuller said. “Any time we can help out in the […]

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2
Oct

What does snoring have to do with atrial fibrillation?

Very often as part of the work up for atrial fibrillation, patients are referred for sleep studies to determine if there is coexistent sleep apnea. This seems like a big jump from snoring and making noise breathing at night to having an irregular heartbeat.  However, the two are closely related. Let’s take a look at […]

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2
Oct

Feeling Dizzy? It Could be a Balance Disorder

Dizziness, vertigo, and disequilibrium (unsteadiness) are all common symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders occur […]

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31
Aug

The Whole Truth about Whole Grains

By: Jennifer Seleem, MS, RDN September is whole grains month! A great time to promote the importance of whole grains in the diet. A whole grain food means you are consuming the whole grain as it was retrieved from the farm. Whole grains include their three original parts: the bran, the germ and the endosperm. […]

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