BayWellness — Fall 2015
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Denise Cruz

This season, Bay Obstetrics and Gynecology is branching out in new directions to serve the healthcare needs of the Middlesex community. Two of central New Jersey’s top obstetricians – Dr. Steven R. Berkman and Dr. Steven Goldberg – both experienced, board-certified gynecologists, are now seeing patients at their new office in Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Medical Arts Building at 3 Hospital Plaza in Old Bidge, as well as in Iselin.

All of the Bay physicians are board-certified and provide comprehensive healthcare for women of all ages. Dr. Eumena Divino and Dr. Borislava Burt-Libo continue to practice at Bay Obstetrics & Gynecology in Iselin.

In this issue, all four of these doctors answer some of the questions that women often ask about their health and the health of their family.

In an important must-read for all parents, psychiatrist Dr. Nanditha Krishnamsetty explains what parents need to know about the growing incidence of teen suicide. No parent ever wants to hear their teen say, “I’m going to kill myself,” but it is important to always take such statements seriously and immediately seek assistance from a qualified mental health professional.

Another all-too-common problem among our young people is self-inflicted injury. Each year, approximately 157,000 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries at Emergency Departments across the country. Dr. Krishnamsetty shares risk factors and warning signs to watch for.

If it’s fall, flu season can’t be far away. Family medicine physicians Dr. Sandra Arango-Fahmy and Dr. Jennifer Turkish give flu a double whammy with reminders about flu shots and proper hand washing techniques. Everyone six months or older should get a flu shot, and keeping hands clean is one of the simplest yet most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Thank you for reading this issue of Bay Wellness. We look forward to being your partner in the practice of good health.