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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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31
May

Could You Be On Your Way To Type 2 Diabetes?

By: Reema Patel, M.D. Tom Hanks revealed in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In a recent interview, the 59-year-old actor said that it was possibly a combination of his genetics and lifestyle, including an unhealthy diet, which led to him becoming a diabetic. It’s true that being overweight or obese […]

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31
May

This Father’s Day, Give the Gift of Good Health

By: Sameer Shetty, M.D. Father’s Day is around the corner and to all the dads; Happy Father’s Day! It almost seems surreal to see how time flies and, if you’re like me, we find ourselves in our mid-lives, with no time for ourselves as life races by. I have two boys entering their teen years […]

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31
May

Hepatitis C Deaths Among Baby Boomers Reach An All-Time High: Could You Be At Risk?

By: Jennifer Turkish, M.D. Deaths associated with hepatitis C reached an all-time high of 19,659 in 2014, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A second CDC study shows that annual hepatitis C-related mortality in 2013 surpassed the total combined number of deaths from 60 other infectious diseases reported […]

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