Health & Fitness

Health Matters 1/29: Finding Hope in Eating Disorder Recovery

By Robbi Alexander, PhD Roadblocks are common in life and can cause anyone to feel a sense of hopelessness every now and then. For individuals living...

HEALTH MATTERS 1/22: Older Adults at Greater Risk for Falls and Fractures

By Linda A. Lucuski, PT, DPT Did you know that according to the National Institute on Aging, more than 1 in 3 people age 65...

Penn Medicine Princeton Health names new CEO

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has named James Demetriades CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. He will begin his new role on March...

HEALTH MATTERS 1/15: Telehealth Helps Individuals with Mental Health Disorders Stay Connected

By Jody Kashden, Ph.D. For people living with mental health disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges. Not only has the...

Saint Peter’s chief information officer becomes certified

Saint Peter's Healthcare System's Vice President/Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer Jordan Tannenbaum, MD, MBA, MPH, PgC Healthcare Informatics, recently became a...
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Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute elevating standards for people with amputations 

Margaret Anderson dismissed her sudden and unexpected exhaustion. She was, after all, keeping up with her 4-year-old son while caring for her infant daughter....

HEALTH MATTERS 1/8: Early Detection is Key in Treating Lung Cancer

 By John A. Heim, M.D. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States, claiming more...
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JFK University Medical Center Foundation appoints executive director

Hackensack Meridian Health appointed Sheri Marino, MA, CCC-SLP, executive director of Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation. “Sheri brings a wealth of knowledge and notable...

Can cold weather hurt your lower back?

By Dr. Leonard J. Somarriba Profysio Physical Therapy As the temperature drops, aches and pains become a frequent occurrence. Without proper warm up and stretching, activities...

Winter Health Tips

By Joseph V. Portale, M.D. If sales of outdoor heaters and fire pits are any indication, people are planning to spend more time outdoors this...

Tips for managing lower back pain

Did you know that roughly 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point during their lifetimes? According to Sagar Parikh, M.D., an interventional...
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Saint Peter’s health care workers receive first doses of Moderna vaccine

Saint Peter's University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter's Healthcare System, began administering the long-anticipated Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 on Dec. 22. Initial vaccinations will...

Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation appoints executive director

Melissa Magyar has joined Hackensack Meridian Health as executive director of Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation. “Melissa brings an impressive fundraising background to...

RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention receives $3 million to tackle substance use disorder 

RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR) announced the receipt of $3 million in federal funding via two grants from the Substance Abuse...

Health Matters 12/18: Gynecologic Care For Every Phase of Life

By Christopher A. Naraine, M.D. From adolescence through menopause and beyond, regular gynecologic care can help keep women healthy throughout their lives. And as your body...

RWJBarnabas Health facilities recognized with Get With The Guidelines awards for treatment of stroke...

RWJBarnabas Health announced several of its facilities have been recognized by The American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association for cardiac and stroke care earning...

Saint Peter’s receive ‘A’ for Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Saint Peter's University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter's Healthcare System, received an "A" for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. A national distinction,...
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One-of-a-kind mental health initiative is aiding hospital workers confronted by COVID-19

Hackensack Meridian Health’s “Even Heroes Need to Recharge” employee resilience campaign was launched this year in support of the mental health of its team members...
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