October 1, 2012 RSS feed / Health

Establishing the pink ribbon symbol

The pink ribbon has been synonymous with breast cancer for years. Nowadays, people rarely think twice when they see pink ribbons, having grown accustomed to the pink ribbon and what it symbolizes.  More...

CINJ studies combo of vaccine and hormone therapy in prostate cancer treatment

I nvestigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) have partnered with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and launched a clinical trial examining the effectiveness of a combined vaccine and hormone treatment for prostate cancer that is resi More...

Fitness

Family workshop offered to learn fun ways to be healthy

Learn how crafting can lead to a healthier lifestyle at “Celebrate You!,” a workshop for children ages 18 and younger and their families, that will explore fun ways children can learn healthy lifestyle choices.  More...

Hospital Updates

Creating a new experience at Bayshore Community Hospital

I n the past decade, morbid obesity has been on the rise and with it comes a number of problematic health issues.  More...

Raritan Bay Medical Center recognized for exceptional stroke care

Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get WithThe Guidelines — Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.The award re More...

Center for Balance opens at Raritan Bay Medical Center

More than 90 million Americans suffer from dizziness, a symptom that can point to a vestibular or balance disorder and may result in a lifethreatening fall or permanent disability.  More...

Can breast cancer be prevented?

Oftentimes, individuals diagnosed with some form of cancer ask themselves and their physicians,“Could I have done something to prevent this?” Women who are concerned about breast cancer also may wonder if they can prevent this potentially More...

How-to conduct a breast self-exam

Early detection of breast cancer can improve survival rates and lessen the severity of treatment options. Routine mammograms are essential to catching signs of breast cancer early on but so can home-based breast exams.  More...

Diagnosis of stroke in New Jersey children on the rise

Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death among children, according to the National Stroke Association.A new study recently published shows that in New Jersey, the diagnosis of ischemic stroke in children, resulting from a loss or obstruction of bl More...

Tackling some of the myths about breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, after skin cancer.The lifetime risk of women who live to age 80 being diagnosed with invasive cancer is 1 in 8.  The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast canc More...

Medical Info

Symptoms of breast cancer

Breast cancer is a disease that claims the lives of so many people. More...

How to choose the right pediatrician before your baby’s arrival

The arrival of your first child is both thrilling and life-changing. And with those changes comes the need for some pre-baby planning.  More...

Are you taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act’s free medical screening tests?

Many patients are still unaware that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) new healthcare benefits includes several important no-cost yearly screenings ? including mammograms, cholesterol checks and even colonoscopies.  More...