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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Eric J. Uhrik, M.D. There are nearly 130,000 stroke deaths each year in the U.S. – that’s 1 in 20 deaths, according to the National Stroke Association. Although you can’t control every risk factor, there are steps you can take today to reduce your chances of stroke. Healthy eating can play a significant role […]
Merger with region’s leading not-for-profit health provider positions hospitals in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge for future success Neptune, NJ, January 4, 2016– Meridian Health has completed its merger with Raritan Bay Medical Center, adding Raritan Bay’s two campuses in Middlesex County – a 338-bed hospital in Perth Amboy and 113-bed hospital in Old Bridge […]
By: Jennifer Turkish, M.D. Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another. While it is not possible to predict what this year’s flu season will be like, one fact that is certain is that the […]
By: Kristin Carlino, RD Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? Gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays – and keep the extra weight permanently. But with […]
By: Ayotunde Adeyeri, MD Losing weight after bariatric surgery demands a lot from your body and mind. You are engaged in a completely new way of eating and daily living ─ it’s a big change. During this transformation, the last thing you want is to face a setback due to an acute illness such as […]
October is National SIDS Awareness Month. SIDS is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of a baby younger than one year of age. Every year in the U.S. there are 26,000 stillbirths and 4,000 infants under one year of age that die unexpectedly. SIDS is the third leading cause of an infant death in the […]
With locations in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, New Jersey, Raritan Bay Medical Center delivers critical world-class healthcare services care to Monmouth and Middlesex County residents. As providers of first-class healthcare in the areas of stroke, cardiology, cancer, physical rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, pediatric medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center continues to stay on the forefront of medicine.
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