WOR710 Radio Show HealthNavigator Features Dr. Kenneth Swan and Top Chef's Ariane Duarte

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Guests discuss barefoot running, sports injuries and tips on healthy summer eating

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Swan and Top Chef's Ariane Duarte were guests on the July 29, 2012 edition of HealthNavigator, a health and wellness radio show on WOR710 AM in New York. HealthNavigator is hosted by Abe Kasbo and delivers an hour of healthcare and wellness information to allow people to make informed decisions about their own healthcare and wellness.

Dr. Swan, an orthopedic surgeon at the Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center, discussed issues that are impacting professional, amateur and student athletes today, such as the barefoot running trend and sports concussions. He explained why athletes are adopting barefoot running and who would benefit most from making the switch. Dr. Swan also highlighted the growing prevalence of concussions incurred during sports among student athletes, and what parents, athletes and coaches can do to help minimize concussions.

Chef Ariane Duarte, star of Bravo's "Top Chef" and owner of restaurant "CulinAirane", joined the second half of the show with advice on eating healthy this summer. She emphasized the importance of using locally grown food when preparing meals and shared healthy grilling tips and delicious summer recipes. Chef Duarte also discussed her struggle as a parent to help her children maintain a healthy diet and strategies on how to entice children to eat better.

Preview of HealthNavigator Airing on August 5, 2012 at 10 p.m.:

Next week's show continues the discussion involving orthopedic surgery and sports medicine with Dr. Cristobal Beiro of Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Human Motion Institute. The show will also highlight the latest advances in cosmetic surgery with plastic surgeon Dr. George Smith. HealthNavigator will welcome special guest, Nelson Gomes, President and CEO of healthcare IT firm PriorityOne Group, who will discuss the impact of technology on healthcare from the physician and patient’s perspectives.

HealthNavigator is sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center and 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 GuidelinesSM - Stroke Silver Performance Achievement Award, and the American HeartAssociation Get with the GuidelinesSM – Heart Failure GoldPerformance 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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