WOR710's HealthNavigator Features Raritan Bay Medical Center Physicians Dr. Reema Patel and Dr. William Terens and Food Network Star Melissa d'Arabian

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Thyroid Disease, How Prostate Enlargement and Low Testosterone Affect Men's Health and Suicide Prevention Will Be Discussed

HealthNavigator, the weekly health and wellness radio show on WOR710, will air at 10PM this Sunday, October 27. Hosted by Abe Kasbo and sponsored by Raritan Bay Medical Center, the hour-long episode will feature Dr. Reema Patel, Dr. William Terens and Melissa d'Arabian.

Dr. Reema Patel, endocrinologist at Raritan Bay Medical Center, will explain the different types of thyroid disease including underactive and overactive thyroid. Dr. Patel will also discuss thyroid nodules and the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer.

Dr. William Terens, urologist, will provide information about men's health. He will discuss prostate gland enlargement, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Terens will also explain how low testosterone levels affect men's overall health and options for treatment.

Melissa d'Arabian is a Food Network personality, author and mom who lost her mother to suicide and now dedicates her time to support suicide prevention efforts nationwide. Melissa will be sharing her own personal story of her mother's suicide and how it has affected her life. She will also talk about some of the misconceptions about suicide and the need for education in an effort to help reduce the stigma surrounding suicide.

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 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 in Montclair, New Jersey. 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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