WOR710’s HealthNavigator Hosted Dr. Aaron VanHise, Dr. Grigory Goldberg and Food Network’s Melissa D’Arabian

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Raritan Bay Medical Center physicians discussed misconceptions about heart disease and advice on how to treat back pain, while this week’s special guest advised listeners on how to feed their families for less money.

Cardiologist Dr. Aaron VanHise, back pain specialist Dr. Grigory Goldberg and Food Network Star and Best Selling Author Melissa D’Arabian accompanied host Abe Kasbo on Sunday November 25th at 10 p.m. on WOR’s HealthNavigator, a health and wellness show dedicated healthcare and better living.

Dr. Aaron VanHise, a cardiologist at Raritan Bay Medical Center, provided medical insight on the misconceptions of heart disease. He explained that heart disease is often developed during teen years, with some patients being diagnosed as young as 15 years old. He discussed the importance of recognizing high cholesterol and being aware of previous family history of heart disease or high cholesterol. Dr. VanHise advises to stay active and modify your diet to help prevent heart disease.

The author of the best-selling “Ten Dollar Dinners”, Food Network’s Melissa D’Arabian joined host Abe Kasbo to discuss tips on healthy cooking for less and how to get children to eat their vegetables and make healthy choices when eating. She explained her proactive approach to keeping her children engaged in meal planning and therefore more engaged in what and how they eat.

Dr. Grigory Goldberg, an orthopedic surgeon at Raritan Bay Medical Center, discussed the common back and spine issues he frequently sees among his patients. He cited back pain due to prolonged periods of sitting, an issue facing many Americans today. To combat back pain, he recommends using pillow support, taking frequent breaks to prevent muscle strain and exercising regularly to strengthen your muscles. Dr. Goldberg also described some of the back and spine injuries he sees in children and teens that result from heavy backpacks and sports. He also spoke about ways to prevent back injuries while shoveling this winter.

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 include 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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