Tuesday, January 23rd

Skip the Resolution, Plan for a Year of Fitness

December 18, 2017

If you're getting ready to make New Year's fitness resolutions — don’t. Instead, design a yearlong fitness plan to make sure you have effective lifestyle changes in place. Use this yearlong, month-by-month plan to improve your health: • January - Set your goals. Take a look at your life. What's missing? What do you wish you could do? Invest in a few sessions with a personal trainer, who will point you in the right direction and...Contact Now

FOLLOW “RESTAURANT RUES” FOR WEIGHT LOSS

November 10, 2017

Is eating out your diet downfall? Getting together with friends is fun, but a tempting menu can quickly derail your weight loss efforts. It helps to follow a few simple restaurant rules to stay on the calorie track. First, choose a restaurant that offers healthier fare. Japanese, Thai and other Asian cuisines are usually vegetable-based with little saturated fat in the other ingredients. Greek and Spanish restaurants serve foods from the healthy Mediterranean diet, so you'll...Contact Now

HEALTHY HOLIDAY LEFTOVERS

November 10, 2017

With the holidays approaching, being stuck with leftovers is a given. What individuals don’t realize is that these leftovers can be morphed into interesting, yet still healthy, meals to eat at any time of the day. The key to eating healthy, but still enjoying these holiday favorites, is to take advantage of mouthwatering alternatives. There are multiple ways to enjoy your leftover turkey and vegetables while still making heart smart choices. Whip those left over mashed...Contact Now

Keep Moving to Control Your Diabetes

October 23, 2017

    By: Reema Patel, M.D. Exercise is one of the best ways to help keep your diabetes under control.  Exercise is important for everyone, and if you have diabetes, regular activity can make you feel better and help prevent complications. Exercise provides a variety of health benefits, including; helping your body use insulin better, lowering your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and thus reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke. If you haven’t...Contact Now

Snoring and Atrial Fibrillation

October 19, 2017

  By: Andrew R. Freedman, MD, FCCP, FAASM   Very often as part of the work up for atrial fibrillation, patients are referred for sleep studies to determine if there is coexistent sleep apnea. This seems like a big jump from snoring and making noise breathing at night to having an irregular heartbeat.  However, the two are closely related. Let’s take a look at some basic physiology of snoring.  Snoring occurs because as the person is...Contact Now

Feeling Dizzy? It Could be a Balance Disorder

October 19, 2017

Dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium (unsteadiness) are all common symptoms that can result from a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders occur frequently and can affect people of any age. Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations such as...Contact Now

Shine a Light on Mental Illness & Let Others Know There is Hope and Understanding

September 12, 2017

By: Nanditha Krishnamsetty, M.D.

Raritan Bay Medical

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. October 2 through October 8 was Mental Illness Awareness Week. Each year, the week provides an opportu ...Contact Now

Exercise to Combat Depression

September 12, 2017

By: Jessica Miller, M.D., FABPMR (Raritan Bay Medical Center)

Depression is a very complex emotion that is influenced by many factors. It can be brought on by significant life altering events. In many cases, genetics and gene expression can play a crucial role. While it is not thought possible to change your genes, it is pos ...Contact Now