Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge announces July programs

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The Institute of Weight Loss at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge, will hold “Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for Me?” from 7-8 p.m. on July 9, from 7-8 p.m. on July 11, and from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on July 25 in Suite 404, Medical Arts Building, 3 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge.

The informative event will focus on weight loss surgery including discussion on Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Gastric Banding and Gastric Sleeve and concerns surrounding weight loss surgery as well as its successes. Family and friends are welcome. Registration required by calling 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1-855-846-3463).

The Human Motion Institute will hold a free Total Joint Replacement Education session from 8-9 a.m. on July 10, 17, 24 and 31 in the Patient Education Center, 1st Floor, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement. Registration required by calling 1-800-560-9990.

“There’s No Place Like Old Bridge” will be held from 5-8 p.m. on July 12 at Raritan Bay-Old Bridge, 2 Hospital Plaza. This “Wizard of Oz”-themed open house will showcase Raritan Bay’s variety of medical services and the medical specialties available through various physician offices located at the hospital.

Visitors can take “The Wizard of Oz” character-guided tours, enter the Land of Oz costume contest, take advantage of free health screenings, and enjoy complimentary food and drink while listening to members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform live. Tours include the Joslin Diabetes Center, Surgical Suites, Diagnostic Imaging, Center for Sleep Medicine, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department.  Screenings include blood pressure, BMI, oxi-pulse heart rate, cholesterol, risk assessments, and more. The event, intended for family fun, includes giveaways, cotton candy, face painting, arts and crafts and a raffle.  Registration is required by calling 1-800-560-9990.

An Angioscreen event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 16 in Auxiliary Hall B&C, 3 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Learn the risks of heart attack and stroke. Screenings include carotid artery ultrasound, heart rhythm, blood pressure and screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral artery disease. Receive a color report of your findings, education materials, and consultation with a registered nurse. The cost is $49.95. Registration required by calling 1-800-560-9990.

The Institute of Weight Loss will hold a Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group meeting from 6-7 p.m. on July 25 in Auxiliary Hall B, One Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, for individuals who have had surgery or are contemplating weight loss surgery or are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Family and friends are welcome. Registration required by calling 1-855-TIME-4-ME (1-855-846-3463).

A Healthy Feet, Happy Feet educational lecture will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on July 31 in Auxiliary Hall C, 3 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge. Learn the common causes of foot pain as well as treatment options. The speaker is Ian R. Hersh, DPM. Registration required by calling 1-800 560-9990.