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05.17.2017
Celebrating Older Americans Month

Community Medical Center was honored to host along with Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey more than 20 individuals 95 to 102 years old for a special luncheon in honor of National Older Americans Month. The event demonstrated Community Medical ...

05.17.2017
Eating Heart Smart this Summer

Summer is heating up and so is the season for vacations and barbecues. With Independence Day just around the corner, millions of Americans are planning to enjoy time with family and friends. While we celebrate the warm weather and the summer days ...

05.09.2017
Avocado Toast: Basic Base for any Taste

Avocado toast is a great way to include heart-healthy fats into your breakfast, lunch, or anytime! The great thing about this recipe is that it is only limited by your imagination. Included are some topping suggestions, but add any healthy topping ...

05.08.2017
Common Food Preservatives and Their Purpose

Food preservation has been around for centuries. It began in ancient times with the use of salt on meats and fish. Later, sugar was used in canned foods and humans began pickling vegetables. While all of those older methods are OK in moderation, ...

05.08.2017
Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Burgers

Save on saturated fat next time you have your eyes set on grilling and go meatless! Our Black Bean Burgers are packed with protein and fiber to fill you up. We top them with a Greek yogurt mixture to add a little kick to the dish! These burgers cook ...

05.01.2017
Colorectal Cancer Rates on the Rise Among Gen X and Millennials

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise among young and middle-aged adults in the U.S. according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society, determined ...

05.01.2017
The Truth About Cold Cuts

We all enjoy a deli sandwich now and then – and that’s OK, so long as you stick strictly to exactly that: every now and then. Processed meats, including cold cuts, should be limited in our diets. People who eat processed meats are at ...

05.01.2017
Get Outside for Some Vitamin D

Spring is here at last. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather and outdoors has plenty of wellness-focused advantages including grilling, hiking, swimming and more. But did you know that it also provides you one of the best ways to obtain vitamin ...

05.01.2017
Act FAST With Stroke

When a stroke is suspected, acting quickly can be the difference between life and death, so act FAST: F = Face : Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A = Arms : Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S = ...

04.12.2017
Gearing Up for the NJ Marathon 5K with Gail Baker, NBIMC

RWJBarnabas Health is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Novo Nordisk New Jersey Marathon and Half Marathon. RWJBarnabas Health employees from throughout the state have registered to run. In this three-part series, three RWJBarnabas Health employees share ...

04.11.2017
Healthy Cooking with the Devils, Episode 3

See New Jersey Devils Ben Lovejoy turn sous chef extraordinaire, chopping up butternut squash for a mac and cheese recipe that he and Prudential Center Executive Chef Jason Choate are sharing this week as part of our “Healthy Cooking with the ...

04.11.2017
Healthy Cooking with the Devils, Episode 2

Fuel up with a protein- and complex carbohydrate-packed Asian-style chicken burger! New Jersey Devils Travis Zajac and Prudential Center Executive Chef Jason Choate are back this week with our Vice President of Healthy Living, Barbara Mintz, to demo ...

04.04.2017
Healthy Cooking with NJ Devils, Episode 1

RWJBarnabas Health has teamed up with New Jersey Devils to bring to you healthy recipes, perfect for athletes, fans and families.

04.03.2017
Prebiotics and Probiotics

You hear it all over – from the radio to commercials – and from doctors when you’re on antibiotics: Take your probiotics! So, we know we’re supposed to take them but do we know why? Nutrition researchers have specified ...

04.03.2017
How to Nail A Basic Crunch

Now that spring is here, it’s the perfect time to crank up your workouts and focus on your core in anticipation of the many beach days ahead. A great way to target your abdominal muscles is through the basic crunch. Crunches require nothing ...

04.03.2017
Be Healthy with Plain Greek Yogurt

Think of fat-free 0% unsweetened Greek yogurt as a blank canvas. A 6-ounce cup of Greek yogurt comes with about 17 grams of protein, which will start you off on the right foot for the day. Greek yogurt, especially when topped with additional sources ...

03.17.2017
Making Work-Life Balance a Priority

Working in the digital age makes it hard and sometimes impossible to detach completely from work once you leave the office. How can we learn the importance of taking care of ourselves, limiting stress and nurturing our mental health, if we are guilty ...

03.15.2017
10 Minute Workouts: A Little Goes A Long Way

Ten minutes of exercise it all it takes to help you gain strength, improve balance or get your heart pumping. Ultimately, it can make a difference in your life now and in the future. The best part of all? You can do it anywhere! Ways to Get Started: ...

03.08.2017
Women and Heart Health: Get the Facts

Heart disease is the number 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. It’s increasingly important to understand how heart disease impacts women’s lives. Be aware and take care. Your heart doesn’t just ...

02.17.2017
Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart

Physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and smoking are risk factors for heart disease. So, be the exception rather than the rule. Exercise for a healthier heart. Which activities are right for you? You don't have to strain your body to benefit ...

02.08.2017
5 Tips to Lead a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

The best way to manage your risk for heart disease is to get CHECKED and make an appointment with a cardiologist. For more information and to make an appointment with one of New Jersey’s top cardiologists, visit rwjbh.org/heart. Give From Your ...

01.27.2017
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars Healthy and homemade, you can indulge in these chewy, chocolatey bars without any guilt. Ingredients 1 large egg 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain or vanilla) 1/2 cup artificial sweetener brown sugar blend 1-1/2 cups gluten-free ...

01.27.2017
9 Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

Colder weather can make for better running conditions, however, there are many factors to consider and to prepare for when exercising outdoors in the cold winter months, including the health of your heart and your bones. It’s also important to ...

01.16.2017
Tips To Help You Quit Smoking Now

You've done your homework, made your plan, tossed out all your cigarettes and now the big day is here — Day One of your plan to quit smoking. You've probably heard that nicotine withdrawal is unpleasant and that most people need to quit ...

01.13.2017
Recipe: Mandarin Beef Stir-Fry

This colorful Asian-inspired dish is also great when you substitute the beef with boneless, skinless chicken breast. Ingredients 8 oz. beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut into bite-sized strips juice from 1 to 2 tangerines (1/4 cup) 2 tbsp. ...

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