WOR710’s HealthNavigator Hosted Dr. Sandra Fahmy, Dr. Jennifer Turkish, School Nurse Maryann Ciesla and First Grade Teacher Carol Macken

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Raritan Bay Medical Center physician guests discussed family medicine and whooping cough. Special guests highlighted the importance of sleep and nutrition in getting children ready to learn.

Family physicians Dr. Sandra Fahmy and Dr. Jennifer Turkish and special guests school nurse Maryann Ciesla and first grade teacher Carol Macken of Lincoln School in West Caldwell joined host Abe Kasbo on Sunday, October 7th at 10 p.m. on WOR’s HealthNavigator, a health and wellness show dedicated to an hour of healthcare and better living.

As a family and internal medicine physician at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Dr. Sandra Fahmy provides medical insight on how to prepare for the cold season and strengthen your immune system Dr. Fahmy examined the symptoms and treatments for whooping cough. She discussed the benefits of getting your vitamins from your food rather than taking a multivitamin supplement.

Dr. Jennifer Turkish, a family and internal medicine physician at Raritan Bay Medical Center, gave examples for good hand washing techniques for children. She gave great insight on the facts and myths about the flu. Dr. Turkish discussed who should be getting the flu vaccine and why.

Maryann Ciesla and Carol Macken from Caldwell/West Caldwell School District and in particular Lincoln School in West Caldwell discussed the importance of sleep and nutrition for children as an integral part of ensuring that students are ready to learn. First grade teacher Carol Macken delved into several reasons children are not getting a good night's rest, including watching too much television and provided some strategies for parents to modify that behavior. School nurse Maryann Ciesla discussed the effects on children when they don’t get the recommended number of hours of sleep. Both Ciesla and Macken also discussed how community partnerships have been instrumental in bringing local nutrition education to their school.

HealthNavigator is hosted by Verasoni Worldwide CEO Abe Kasbo and is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center. The show is produced by Verasoni Worldwide, a marketing and public relations firm based in Montclair, NJ.

About Raritan Bay Medical Center
A New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, RBMC, with locations in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy, is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence, and is a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award, and the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award. The hospital’s Human Motion Institute is devoted to providing superior outcomes and patient satisfaction in all areas of musculoskeletal treatment, and its Institute for Weight Loss at Old Bridge provides individualized medical and surgical weight loss options. Other specialty services including the Center for Wound Healing, Center for Sleep Medicine, Center for Women and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy programs. RBMC’s Medical Pavilion at Woodbridge provides urgent care services without an appointment 365 days a year, an obstetrics and gynecology physician practice and outpatient physical therapy services. To learn more visit http://www.rbmc.org or facebook.com/myrbmc.

About Verasoni Worldwide
Verasoni Worldwide is a full-service marketing and PR agency with offices in Montclair, New Jersey and New York City. Verasoni Worldwide delivers expertise to multiple markets including healthcare, financial services and banking, government, travel and hospitality and not for profit. Verasoni Worldwide is widely recognized as a leader in developing and implementing meaningful, cut-through creative campaigns for clients. Verasoni Worldwide is a pioneer of the integration of digital and traditional media, including public relations, advertising, brand development, reputation management and global marketing communications strategies. To learn more visit verasoni.com. Facebook.com/verasoni. Twitter:@verasoni.

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