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17
May

Raritan Bay Medical Center Welcomes Board Certified General Surgeon Andrew H. Boyarsky, M.D., FACS

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., May 17, 2017…  Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge recently welcomed board certified General Surgeon Andrew H. Boyarsky, M.D., FACS, to its medical staff.  The accomplished surgeon has been in practice for more than 30 years and has been listed on several “Top Doctors” lists, is a longtime surgical educator […]

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17
May

Raritan Bay Medical Center Welcomes Board Certified Family Medicine Practitioner Kenneth Faistl, M.D., FAAFP

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., May 17, 2017…  Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center recently welcomed Kenneth Faistl, M.D., FAAFP, who is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, to its medical staff.  An advocate for family medicine and holder of a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics, Dr. Faistl is returning to the Central/Southern […]

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3
May

Keeping Balanced in Later Years

Keeping Balanced in Later Years by: Vicente Zapanta, M.D. Older people are at a higher risk of having balance problems; 75 percent of people in the U.S. over the age of 70 are diagnosed as having “abnormal” balance which can lead to falling. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in people older than […]

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9
Mar

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

Raritan Bay Medical Center is participating in a Medicare initiative called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The CJR model aims to promote quality and financial accountability for care surrounding lower-extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures, commonly referred to as hip and knee replacements and/or other major leg procedures. As part of its participation […]

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12
Jan

A Simple Supplement Can Prevent Serious Birth Defects

A Simple Supplement Can Prevent Serious Birth Defects By: Steven Berkman, M.D. Each year we observe Folic Acid Awareness Week in January as part of National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Start the New Year off right by taking a multivitamin with 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Your body uses folic acid to […]

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25
Jul

Safe Sleep For Your Baby

Reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death: Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, covered by a fitted […]

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29
Jun

It’s Hurricane Season – Plan Ahead for Safety

By: Scott A. Skrivanek, MA, NRP Hurricane season has begun and runs through the end of October, long-range forecasters have issued a prediction on how many storms are likely to develop in the Atlantic Ocean this year.  Experts are expecting 14 named storms – two more than the yearly average and three more than formed […]

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29
Jun

Your Biological Clock: Fact or Fiction?

By: Jessica Salas Mann, M.D., FACOG As the college graduates move on to bigger and better things – an exciting job abroad, a new internship, graduate school, or whatever it may be – few will be thinking about having children in the near future.  This graduation season made me reminisce about my own professional development.  […]

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2
Jun

The Next Generation in Knee Replacement Has Arrived

By: Alan Nasar, M.D. Total knee replacement surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States. This procedure is used to decrease pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life for many patients. Surgeons have performed conventional knee replacement surgery for more than 30 years with generally excellent results. Yet, as […]

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31
May

Could a Duodenal Switch be the Right Weight Loss Procedure for You?

By: Ayotunde Adeyeri, M.D., FASMBS  Choosing a weight loss surgery procedure is a very personal decision based on in-depth discussion between a qualified surgeon and the patient, and takes into consideration many factors. In some cases, a patient may need to change from one bariatric procedure to another for various reasons, including post-op complications or […]

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