Health Tips

As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.
  • Eating Healthy During the Holidays

    The spring holidays of Passover and Easter are here. These holidays are always about fun, family and of course food – people cannot wait for holiday time to eat and celebrate. It could be very easy to skip a day or two of your diet because you just cannot pass up on so much delicious food. Meadowlands Hospital reminds you to make healthy choices celebrations. read more

  • Eat Healthy to Stay Healthy

    Choosing healthy food options is a challenge especially to the population of New Jersey. Saying that, it is never too late to start an eating regiment to make sure you are on the right path to maintaining fitness, physical condition and well being. read more

  • Breakfast the Most Important Meal of Your Day

    All of us have heard the old saying that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." We often ignore this fact because we are so busy doing other things to start our day and we often skip breakfast all together. What many of us do not know is those eggs or bowl of cereal in the morning can have significance health benefits to you and your family. That is why it should be the most important meal of the day in your household. read more

  • Coffee: The Best Part of Waking Up

    There is no doubt that people all over the world love their coffee. The smell, the wide array of flavors and that great feeling we get right after that first sip. It is definitely the truth that we just can't get enough of the stuff. Coffee is the first thing we wake up to and one of the last things we drink at night, even though it might keep us awake longer than we want. read more

  • At the End of the School Year: Make Sure You Obtain Your Child's Medical Records

    As the temperature begins to warm up we can tell summer is quickly approaching. The end of the school year is the perfect opportunity to obtain your families personal health records and medical paperwork. read more

  • The Easiest Way of Relieving Stress

    We all know that any day can be stressful on yourself and on your body. Between working a long day, picking up the kids from school, cooking and cleaning you are exhausted and cannot wait to relax. A busy week can take a significant toll on your body and mental health. It is important for you to take some time and relive stress the easiest way possible. read more

  • Keeping Yourself Safe Before and During Your Hospital Stay

    Recently, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has been awarded an "A" grade regarding patient safety in The Leapfrog Group's Hospital Safety Score rating system. This hospital safety scoring system rates how well hospitals safeguards its patients from accidents, medical injuries, errors and infections. Patient safety has become the heart of Meadowlands Hospital and it is our mission to provide the highest quality of healthcare to our patients. read more

  • April Showers Bring Allergies

    As the temperature starts to warm up and the flowers begin to bloom we know it could only mean one thing, allergy season. It is only the beginning of April and many of us are feeling those itchy eyes, sneezing, wheezing and the congestion from weeds, grass and other airborne pollens. Fortunately there is something that you can do to prevent the allergies that seem to plague our lives. read more

  • Spring Into Healthy Living with Vitamins

    Unfortunately, this winter season has been long and exhausting. We have spent numerous hours shoveling out our driveways and cars and putting an overwhelming amount of stress and fatigue on our bodies. With a long season of poor dietary habits and the start of allergy season, our bodies may never shake the effects of winter. read more

  • Springing Ahead Doesn't Mean Falling Back Asleep

    Even though we gain an extra hour of daylight, it may disrupt our bodies’ internal clock and become detrimental to our health. The loss of that extra hour sleep can cause fatigue and stress that may lower alertness in people. The time change can also affect the time you need to recharge and recover during sleep. read more

  • Tips to Stay Healthy During the Winter Months

    We are now in the heart of the winter season. The holidays came and went, children have gone back to school, and you have gone back to work. However, it is still cold and flu season and here at MHMC we want you to avoid being sick and coming in to see one of our physicians. That is why it is important to care about prevention and staying warm. read more

  • Enjoying that Extra Hour of Sleep? – How Daylight Affects Our Sleep and Productivity

    Across the United States, daylight savings time has already ended; however, some might still be feeling the effects. At the end of daylight savings time, we "fall back" or set our clocks one hour back. The term "fall back" is associated with the fall season, when the leaves on the trees fall down. This means that our days are starting to get shorter and there will be fewer hours of sunlight. read more

  • Healthy and Fun Activities for the Fall

    Even though, temperatures are starting to drop, there are still many activities for your family to have fun. During the fall months, you and your family can engage in numerous activities before the weather starts to get cold. These activities will also help them to be active and get outdoors. These 6 activities may be some fun things to try during the fall. read more

  • MHMC Advice for a Healthy Flu Season

    Soon enough the fall season will be upon us then the snow will be falling down. It is that time where children are getting back into their school routine and then apple and pumpkin picking will become a weekend activity. Shortly after, Halloween and Thanksgiving will be here. However, with all those cool brisk nights comes flu season. That is why it is important to know the difference between a cold and flu, and to prepare for you and your family to stay healthy. read more

  • Back To School Tips

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 79 million students heading back to school this year. That includes all students around the country, nursery school through college. It’s that time of year again, when alarms will need to be set, homework will need to be done, and dinners will need to be squeezed in each night. The good news, is that there are plenty of things you can do in order to help your back to school experience go smoothly! read more

  • Enjoy Long Days During Summer – How Daylight Affects Our Sleep and Productivity

    You have long known that in most states around the nation, you will spring forward and fall back. Daylight savings time is something that the U.S. has been engaging in since World War I, and is practiced in 70 countries around the world. However, you may not be so clear on why it is that you change the clocks, and what impact it might have on your sleep and productivity. read more

  • Why It's Important to Eat Fresh Fruits and Veggies

    While the temperatures are still warm outside, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate what you’re doing to help protect you and your family from dangerous sun rays. The summer heat can take a toll on both children and adults, making it important for some safety measures be taken. read more

  • MHMC Advice During Hot Weather Season

    While the temperatures are still warm outside, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate what you’re doing to help protect you and your family from dangerous sun rays. The summer heat can take a toll on both children and adults, making it important for some safety measures be taken. read more

  • Spring into Vitamins!

    After the long winter months, it’s normal for us to feel an overwhelming and unnatural amount of exhaustion. Following a full season of poor dietary habits and the start to allergy season, the sense of being overly-tired is inevitable. read more

  • MHMC Advice During Allergy Season

    Coughing? Sneezing? Eyes watering? It’s that time of year again, and 2013 doesn’t have particularly good news for allergy sufferers. According to various studies, allergy season is said to start sooner this year and last longer in most parts of the country due to heavy precipitation levels throughout the winter as well as the short-coming of summer’s heat. read more

  • The Importance of Keeping Hospital Clean

    If there’s anything that MHMC knows best, it’s how to keep a hospital clean; and what better place for this knowledge to reside than in the walls of one of the leading hospitals in the area? read more

  • Tips to Stay Energetic through the Day

    Fatigue and lethargy have become increasingly common complaints in adults. At the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, we get numerous people who complain of these problems. Interestingly, a majority of these people are generally healthy. read more

  • Seasonal Health Related Tips

    Different seasons bring different climatic variations. Every living being in the world needs to adapt to these changes in order to be healthy. You need to protect yourself against the germs that thrive during certain seasons. The immune system of the body is particularly vulnerable during seasonal changes. read more

  • Importance of Sleep

    A recent study conducted by Harvard University proved that sleep is more important than food. The reason is that sleep is your body’s natural repair mechanism. When you sleep, your body is in a highly relaxed mode. The repair mechanism of the body kicks in and mends the stress, strain, and wear and tear that your body suffers throughout the day. read more

  • Tips for Traveling Healthy

    Traveling often brings fatigue and stress to the body, making you vulnerable to infections and illnesses. Therefore, it’s best to safeguard yourself against these possibilities when traveling. read more

  • Food and Nutrition Tips

    Anyone in the healthcare industry would agree that the food choices we make dictate our health and wellbeing. At the Meadowlands Hospital, we too emphasize the need to follow a well-balanced and nutritious diet to help your body adjust to modern day rigors. read more

  • Tips to Stay Healthy and Fit

    Nothing is more important than health. So, stop being overly engrossed in your career and spare some thought to your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. When you experience wholesome health, your work will improve. A fit physique can also avoid in the dependence of drugs at a later stage in life. read more

  • Kids Health – Top Five Tips

    The first five years in the life of a child are extremely crucial in terms of their physical, mental and emotional growth. Something as slight as an ear infection or tooth problem can hamper physical growth and cause untold trauma that affects the overall growth of children. read more

  • Healthy Eating Tips From Dietary Department Director

    Worried your blood sugar is spiking too high? Try pairing your carbohydrate-rich snacks with protein, such as an apple with peanut butter. Making your body digest and absorb your food is important, try cooking your pasta al-dente and opt for a baked potato instead of mashed potato. Fiber-filled foods, such as vegetables, are a great addition to your meals that won’t send your blood sugar sky high! read more

  • Flu Vaccination and Flu Prevention

    Lynn McVey, CEO and President of Meadowlands Hospital on Flu Vaccination and Flu Prevention Tips. read more

  • How to Talk to Your Kids About a Hurricane

    Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, but in its wake we have been left with loss and uncertainty. During this time of uneasy recovery, with loved ones in the hospital and others lost to us, we often overlook the youngest among us who may be dealing with pain we just can’t see. read more

  • Stay Sniffle-Free the Flu Season!

    Flu season and cold weather is here, Meadowlands wants to help you stay sniffle-free this fall with some tips and pointers on how to avoid getting sick. There are a number of quick and easy ways to avoid spreading an infection around. This flu season you can help yourself and avoid getting sick. read more

  • Sunscreen Facts

    The Emergency Room at Meadowlands Hospital sees an increase of patients with sun poisoning and severe sunburn in the early months, we would like to share some tips with you to prevent this. Spending time in the sun increases the risk of sun cancer and early skin aging. To reduce this risk, consumers should regularly use sun block and sunscreen. Sun block or sunscreen is a lotion, spray or gel that contains one or more UV filters that reflect the sun's ultraviolet radiation from the skin. If a product states “Suntan Lotion” it does not have any protective sunscreen! read more

  • Detection of Colorectal Cancer

    Not including skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women and the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the US. Yet when detected early, it is highly curable. This type of cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in the lining of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. read more

  • Women's Health News by Dr. Lev Kandinov

    Mutations or variations in genes passed from parent to child can drastically raise the risk of certain cancers. In fact, certain inherited syndromes carry a nearly 50-100% chance of getting certain types of cancers. Inherited cancer risk means that a higher frequency cancer occurs in families, as determined by DNA. read more

  • The importance of colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy screening saves lives in two important ways:
    1. By finding and removing precancerous polyps before they become cancerous
    2. By detecting the cancer early when it is most treatable read more

  • Understanding your doctors and other caregivers

    It can be difficult to understand what your doctors and other caregivers are telling you about your care and treatment. Here are some questions and answers to help you understand caregivers. read more

  • Help avoid mistakes with your medicines

    Who is responsible for your medicines? A lot of people — including you! Medicine mistakes happen every day — at the doctor’s office or hospital, even at home. You can get the wrong amount of medicine. Here are some questions and answers to help you prevent mistakes with your medicine. read more

  • Help prevent medical test mistakes

    Medical tests and laboratory tests are important aids for doctors. We want you to be prepared for Your test. read more

  • Help avoid mistakes in your surgery

    Mistakes can also happen before, during or after surgery. We want you to avoid them. read more

  • Five things you can do to prevent infection

    Avoiding contagious disease like the common cold, strep throat, and the flu is important to everyone. Here are five easy things you can do to fight the spread of infection. read more