WOR710's HealthNavigator Features Raritan Bay Medical Center Physicians Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri and Dr. Harold McKenna and Food Network Star Melissa d'Arabian

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Weight loss surgery, the critical role a primary physician has in patient care and the Picky Eaters Project will be discussed.

HealthNavigator, the weekly health and wellness radio show on WOR710, will air at 10PM this Sunday, October 20. Hosted by Abe Kasbo and sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center, the hour-long episode will feature Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, Dr. Harold McKenna and Melissa d'Arabian.

Dr. Ayotunde Adeyeri, Medical Director of the Institute for Weight Loss at Raritan Bay Medical Center, will be explaining all of the different types of weight loss surgeries that are available, as well as how to determine if surgery is right for a patient. Dr. Adeyeri will also discuss what recovery is like for patients.

Dr. Harold McKenna, Internist, will provide some practical, realistic advice for people to follow regarding diet and exercise. He will explain the importance of the role that the primary care physician plays in a patients' overall health and how to develop good working relationships with your doctors. The interview will also include discussion about the challenges that the elderly face in getting the care they need.

Melissa d'Arabian, Food Network personality, author and mom, will be talking about "The Picky Eaters Project," a web series on foodnetwork.com that offers real-life ways to help children develop more adventurous palates and create a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. Melissa will talk about the purpose of this project and why she decided to get her whole family involved. She will also discuss some simple strategies about helping kids try new foods and making mealtimes less stressful and more fun.

Listeners are invited to tune in to HealthNavigator on WOR710 every Sunday from 10PM to 11PM. HealthNavigator is hosted by Abe Kasbo, sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center, and produced by Verasoni Worldwide, a marketing and public relations firm with offices in Montclair, NJ.

About Raritan Bay Medical Center

With hospitals in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® - Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award, recognizing the optimal care of heart failure patients. The hospital is one of less than seven percent of hospitals nationally to achieve re-designation as a Magnet Hospital, recognizing nursing excellence. RBMC is ranked in the top 10 percent of New Jersey hospitals in surgical care according to the 2012 NJ Hospital Performance Report and received an “A” grade in patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive musculoskeletal program, and Institute for Weight Loss, specializing in bariatric surgery. For more information, visit 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, or the Verasoni Twitter @verasoni (twitter.com/verasoni).

Eric Muench
Raritan Bay Medical Center

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