Health & Fitness

RWJBarnabas Health embarks on system-wide initiative to end racism

RWJBarnabas Health has amplified its efforts to address equity and systemic racism to promote an antiracist culture throughout the organization and the communities it...

Health Matters 12/11: Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma

By Peter Maclearie, MSW, LCSW Psychological trauma – emotional damage that occurs as a result of a distressing event or series of events – can...

Saint Peter’s University Hospital receives top recognition for women’s health

Saint Peter's University Hospital has once again been named one of America's Best Hospitals by the Women's Choice Award. The award signifies that Saint Peter's...

Health Matters 12/4: Physical Therapy Can Help Speed Recovery After Hip or Knee Replacement...

By Sangita Verma, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS After hip or knee replacement surgery, many patients are eager to return to the activities they love –...
PHOTO COURTESY OF THERESA DOWD

Hackensack Meridian gala raises money for essential workers

In lieu of its annual gala, Hackensack Meridian - Meridian Health Foundation hosted a virtual event, raising more than $600,000 for the Hackensack Meridian...

Health Matters: Long-Term High Cholesterol Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

Cholesterol – the waxy substance found in your blood and produced naturally by your liver– is essential to building healthy cells. But high levels of...

Saint Peter’s University Hospital receives nursing excellence designation for sixth time

Saint Peter's University Hospital has been redesignated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association for 2020-24,...

Health Matters 11/20: Opening the Door to Communication with Young Children

By Chelsea DeMaio, L.C.S.W. Getting your children to talk to you can sometimes feel harder than getting them to eat their vegetables or brush their...

Health Matters 11/13: Don’t Close Your Eyes to Sleep Disorders

By David B. Cohn, M.D. Occasionally, everyone has problems sleeping. But if you regularly cannot get a good night’s sleep, or your snoring is disrupting the...

Relieving arthritis pain

An estimated 27 million Americans have some form of osteoarthritis (OA). OA is the most common form of arthritis and is usually caused by...

Health Matters 11/6: Ready to Lace Up Your Running Shoes? Read This First

By Megan Advani, P.T., D.P.T. Running has seen a surge in popularity this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted people to lace up their sneakers...

Health Matters 10/30: Treatment Can Help Relieve Pain, Restore Fertility in Women With Endometriosis

By Bruce Pierce, M.D. Did you know that endometriosis occurs in about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age, according to the American College of...

Princeton Medical Center recognized for achievements in stroke care

For the second year in a row, Princeton Medical Center (PMC) earned the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, which is...

Saint Peter’s University Hospital only Middlesex County location to offer dual technology for mammograms

Saint Peter's University Hospital introduced the Hologic Genius 3D Mammography in its Women's Imaging Center. The 3D technology is clinically proven to detect 20-65% more...

Health Matters 10/23: Early Breast Cancer Diagnosis Saves Lives

By Rachel P. Dultz, M.D., F.A.C.S. During their lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, according to the American Cancer...

Health Matters 10/16: Minimally Invasive Treatments Vanish Varicose Veins

By Kenneth A. Goldman, M.D. As you age, the likelihood of developing varicose veins increases. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
PHOTO COURTESY OF HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH

Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge opens new inpatient diagnostic imaging suite

OLD BRIDGE — Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge unveiled a new inpatient diagnostic imaging suite featuring larger rooms and a brand...

Health Matters 10/9: Hitting the Reset Button to Improve Mental Health

By Amy Hiraldo, L.C.S.W. Each day, billions of people around the world log on to a digital device – whether a desktop or laptop, a...
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