Holiday Cooking for Kids With Diabetes

Featuring Margarita Smotkin-Tangorra, D.O.
Pediatric Endocrinologist
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

We all know that food is the centerpiece of holiday gatherings, but...

Stress-Proof Your Holiday Nutrition Plan


Marygrace Zetkulic, M.D.
Hackensack University Medical Center

Thanksgiving is behind us, and with just over a month until Christmas, the "most wonderful" (and "most nerve racking") time of...

Weight Loss Surgery Can be the First Step Toward a Happier, More Confident You

Anil Pahuja, M.D., FACS
Ocean Medical Center

The comprehensive bariatric surgery program at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center offers patients the necessary tools to lose weight...

More than an Alternative, Bariatric Surgery Often the Best Option for Long-term Weight Loss

Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for Weight-Loss Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

You may already know about the benefits and advantages of bariatric surgery...

Dietary Adjustment After Weight-Loss Surgery

James Pasquariello, M.D., FACS
Bariatric Surgeon
Ocean Medical Center

Weight-loss surgery can be the first step toward a lifetime of improved health, vitality and confidence. However,...

Weight-Loss Surgery Can be First Step Toward a Longer, Happier Future

Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Bariatric Surgery
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Weight-loss surgery shrinks your stomach and your waistline, but it could extend something else —...

Can Weight Loss Surgery Help Prevent Diabetes?

Karl Strom, M.D., FACS
Medical Director, Bariatric Program
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Diabetes is a growing concern among American adults. According to the...

Heart and Sole Cup a Summer Surge of Fun, Fitness

Brett Sealove, M.D.
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Summer may not officially kick off until June 20, but with the action (and the temperatures) outdoors already surging, there...

Weight-Loss Surgery Can Offer a New Beginning

Seth Kipnis, M.D.
Medical Director
Center for Weight Loss Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center

The benefits of bariatric surgery go far beyond what the eye can see....

Get on the Road to a Healthier Heart

Julie Master, D.O.
Edmund Karam, M.D.
Renato Apolito, M.D.,

Heart disease is the number one threat to a woman’s life. While the risk tends to increase...

Top Health Stories of 2015


Weight management and the obesity epidemic continued to dominate headlines in 2015. In March, Alexandra Woodrick, M.S., weight management coach and clinical exercise specialist at Meridian Fitness & Wellness...

Sleeve Procedure Ideal for Controlling Hunger, Managing Portions

Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Bayshore Community Hospital

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a bariatric procedure that offers an excellent alternative to both gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding.

Curve Appeal: Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery

Asaad H. Samra MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Chair, Department of Surgery
Bayshore Community Hospital

You may feel healthier and more mobile after significant...

Mighty, Mighty Metabolism

Alex Woodrick, M.S.
Weight Management Coach
Exercise Specialist
Meridian Fitness & Wellness
27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Jackson

When it comes to traditional weight-loss methods, there...

Get Your New Year Off to a Healthy Start with Our Top Stories of 2014

Another year, another step toward a healthier you. Health and wellness topics were hotter than ever in 2014, a year of breakthroughs, outbreaks and trends that...

Obesity and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Anil Pahuja, M.D.,
Bariatric Surgery
Ocean Medical Center

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder among women of...

Choosing the Bariatric Surgeon That's Right For You

Karl Strom, M.D., FACS
Medical Director, Bariatric Program
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Bariatric surgery can be an important step toward a healthier, happier...