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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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31
Aug

Picking and Packing School Backpacks for Safety

By: Justin P. Kubeck, M.D. Many students use backpacks to carry their school books and supplies, but improper use can lead to muscle and joint injury, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.  Although they are linked to posture problems, heavy backpacks do not cause scoliosis. Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the […]

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4
Aug

Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives American Heart Association’s EMS Gold Plus Award

Award recognizes exceptional treatment of patients experiencing severe heart attack Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge and Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy have received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, […]

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2
Aug

Men, Be Mindful of your Prostate

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.  Approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. […]

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2
Aug

Catch Hearing Loss Early

When should your child’s hearing be tested?  The answer is sooner than you think.  All states have laws or voluntary compliance programs requiring hearing tests in newborns, usually before they leave the hospital.  Every year, about two to three percent of babies are born with hearing problems in the U.S. For years, routine-hearing tests took […]

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20
Jul

Heat Advisory in effect July 20

With temperatures expected to be in the high 90s to 100 degrees, local municipalities have opened cooling centers: Old Bridge Municipal Library, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Perth Amboy Alexander Jankowski Community Center, 1 Olive Street, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Raritan Bay YMCA, 365 New Brunswick Ave., 5:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. Public […]

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13
Jul

Raritan Bay Medical Center Appoints New VP of Nursing, Chief Nursing Executive

Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center welcomed Jane O’Rourke, DNP, R.N., NEA-BC, as its new vice president of nursing and chief nursing executive in June. A Glen Rock resident, O’Rourke brings more than 35 years of experience in hospital and nursing administration to Raritan Bay – Old Bridge and Raritan Bay – Perth Amboy. […]

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11
Jul

Infertility Can Be Successfully Treated

Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It affects the body’s ability to reproduce, and can be caused by a problem with the man’s reproductive system, the woman’s reproductive system, or both. For a woman to become pregnant several conditions must be met, including: The man must make healthy sperm. The woman must make […]

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