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Transgender State Workers Sue Florida Demanding Support for Sex-Change Surgeries

Tom Fitton JudicialWatch.org Around the country, and now in Florida, “transgender” activists are demanding all of us to pay for their sex-change surgeries. Corruption Chronicles has the details: CNBNews graphics In what appears to be a growing national trend, another public enterprise is being sued for failing to pay for transgenders’ costly sex-change surgery. The plaintiffs in this latest case are two veteran state workers—both men—in Florida who allege sex discrimination because the state’s insurance policy doesn’t cover surgical procedures to help make them women.... Read more →

The Rite Aid Foundation Welcomes 2020 KidCents Charities Award

Awards more than $2.4 million in grant funding to 481 nonprofits CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Rite Aid Foundation welcomed 481 nonprofits to its 2020 KidCents class – it’s largest ever – and awarded more than $2.4 million to support the charities that advance the health and wellbeing of children in communities that Rite Aid serves. The number of KidCents charities has more than doubled since the program’s inception in 2014, when 204 nonprofits comprised the inaugural class. Over seven years, The Rite Aid Foundation has... Read more →

CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China (Updated)

Updated January 24, 2020 Situation Summary CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first and second 2019-nCoV infections were reported on January 21... Read more →

Few Cancer Patients Enroll in Potentially Life-Extending Clinical Trials

Newswise — Patient enrollment in clinical trials as the first course of treatment after cancer diagnosis is low, despite the fact that enrollment may increase life expectancy, according to researchers at Penn State. They also found that white males with private health insurance and metastatic cancers treated at academic medical centers are more likely than other groups to enroll in clinical trials. Dr. Nicholas G. Zaorsky, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Penn State College of Medicine, led a team of Penn State Cancer... Read more →

Pennsylvania: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

HARRISBURG, PA (January 2020)--Governor Tom Wolf today announced the initial report of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force based on the statewide listening sessions held throughout fall 2019. The work of the Suicide Prevention Task Force is a complement to the goals and strategies surrounding the governor’s Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative announced earlier this month and his Executive Order to protect vulnerable populations signed last year. “My administration is committed to developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that will save precious lives,... Read more →

STUDY: Is It Safe For People With Heart Disease To Use Marijuana?

Newswise — Marijuana use is on the rise as more states legalize it for medicinal and recreational purposes, and physicians are fielding more questions about its safety. Although smoking tobacco is responsible for approximately one in four deaths from cardiovascular disease, the effects of smoking marijuana on the heart are not fully understood. Some studies suggest that marijuana can trigger heart attacks and strokes in some users. Ersilia DeFilippis, MD, a second-year cardiology fellow at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, first became interested... Read more →

Virtua Health Names Senior VP and Chief Nursing Officer

Marlton, N.J. --- Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest health system, has promoted Catherine Hughes, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, to senior vice president and chief nursing officer. The West Deptford resident has been with Virtua for 18 years. She most recently was vice president of nursing integration and outcomes, while also serving as interim chief nursing officer. “Cathy has outstanding leadership qualities, which will enable her to work effectively with our nurses and collaborate with our physicians to ensure ongoing advances to Virtua’s care delivery model,”... Read more →

Community Members Invited to FREE Weekly Cancer Wellness Programs

at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Sewell, NJ, January 21, 2020– People living with a cancer diagnosis are invited to join Jefferson Health cancer experts for FREE one-hour wellness programs held weekly at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s Center for Hope and Healing (900 Medical Center Drive, Suite 207, Sewell). Nourishing Our Bodies During a Cancer Diagnosis (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.): Danielle Hall, MS, RD, will discuss healthful guidelines, supplements, and nutrient-dense foods to maximize nutrition during a cancer diagnosis.... Read more →

Nursing, Its Career Options and Benefits

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 21, 2020)--Slipping into the shoes of a nurse is not an easy task, as many people say. Only those who have worked their brains out to earn this job will know the hardships. Once you get to the kernel of the profession and be molded to the routine life, the real intricacies start to unfold. Nursing, unlike any other profession, demands an immense passion for serving fellow beings. It is not just confined to the concept of service, but also has excellent options and... Read more →

Philadelphia Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspects who Beat and Robbed Teen (Video)

Robbery 300 E Rockland St PHILADELPHIA PA (January 21, 2020)--The Philadelphia Police released the following video showing a youth walking home from school being attacked by four suspects. According to police on January 10, 2020, at 3:30 pm, the victim, a 14 year-old male, was walking home from school when an unknown male asked for the time. The suspect along with three other unknown males began to punch the complainant knocking him to the ground and kicking him. While being attacked the victim's black in... Read more →

10 Ways You Can Bring Your Family Closer Together

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 20, 2020)--Your family is the cornerstone of your life. It’s a unit that’s always there for you when you’re down, struggling at work, or just in need of some socialization. While it isn’t always true that “blood is thicker than water”, your family is predetermined for you and can’t be changed, so getting along with them is advantageous to you. With that said, being close with your family - and accommodating their foibles - isn’t always easy. Here are ten ways you can become... Read more →

LONELINESS: The Public Health Threat No One Talks About

Too much time alone can be bad for your health but modern technology can help keep you connected. (NAPSI)—There is a public health threat looming across the United States that’s not visible to most but affects nearly half of all Americans daily: loneliness. Social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is twice as harmful as obesity. Worst of all, loneliness is a contributing factor in senior suicides, which are rising in the U.S. While it is not... Read more →

TerrAscend Issued Permit to Grow Medical Marijuana

Eighth Alternative Treatment Center Statewide Permitted to Grow Boonton Township NJ --The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to TerrAscend in Boonton Township to begin growing medical marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility. “The Department is committed to providing greater access to this therapy for patients,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “TerrAscend is the fourth Alternative Treatment... Read more →

Overdose Prevention Act Provides Instructions on How to Administer Naloxone

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS AT RISK FOR A HEROIN/ OPIOID OVERDOSE? CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Overdose Prevention Act provides an opportunity for those in a position to help and assist someone during an overdose by administering Naloxone. The law eliminates civil and criminal liability to anyone who administers Naloxone. Free trainings and education on how to administer Naloxone to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose will be provided in Camden County. Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit. All trainings will... Read more →

Sewell Resident Barbara Glass Honored as Volunteer of the Year

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Andrea Kinsey, Volunteer Coordinator; Barbara Glass, Volunteer of the Year; and Linda Brennan, Volunteer Coordinator at the Volunteer Center of South Jersey’s Spirit of Community celebration. Glass was awarded the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award for her volunteer efforts with Samaritan. Marlton, NJ – Barbara Glass of Sewell, N.J. was recently honored with the 9th Annual Volunteer of the Year Award through her volunteer efforts with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. The Volunteer of the Year Award, given by the... Read more →

Why Do You Need Chiropractic Treatment?

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 14, 2020)--Are you having bad back pain, or you’re your joints are in pain? Your muscles are stiff, and your regular painkillers are not working anymore, it's time you pay a visit to the chiropractor. But before you go, here is everything you need to know about chiropractic adjustment. image courtesy of unsplash.com What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment? It’s a spinal manipulation treatment performed by trained chiropractors to improve spinal functions and your body’s physical functions. Chiropractic comes from the Greek language, which means... Read more →

MyMedicalShopper Provides Response to DHHS Request for Public Comments

Portsmouth, NH – January 13, 2020 – MMS Analytics, Inc. dba MyMedicalShopper, the leading provider of healthcare price transparency solutions, submitted a detailed response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding proposed rule making to “give consumers personalized, real-time access to cost-sharing information,” shedding light on the secret world of healthcare pricing and empowering consumers to make more informed care decisions. The “Transparency in Coverage CMS-9915-P” rule requires most group health plans and issuers to give participants personalized access to provider pricing,... Read more →

Temple University Hospital and Guthrie Announce Strategic Affiliation for Heart Transplant

(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University Hospital and Guthrie are announcing an affiliation for heart transplant and advanced heart failure services that will provide patients living in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York streamlined access to Temple’s heart transplant and advanced heart failure specialists. This will allow Guthrie to expand its heart failure services through an affiliation with the Temple Advanced Heart Failure Program and offers greater coordination and management of patients with advanced heart failure, particularly those in need of mechanical circulatory support or... Read more →

The 10 Worst States for the Flu; NJ Number 9

This article originally appeared in Apartment Guide Flu season is ready to hit hard across the country and we’re just a couple months from its peak While we think of flu season as part of life in cold-weather winter states, it hits the warm South just as hard, or harder These are the 10 worst states for the flu in the U.S. and the flu-related cost-of-living expenses in each Michael Hochman For much of the U.S., it's the season for winter chill, slippery streets and... Read more →

When to Consult the Best ENT Specialist Doctor in Singapore For Ear Nose Throat Treatments? 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 13, 2020)--Our nose, throat, and ear are vital and delicate parts of our body! It helps us to breathe, smell, speak, swallow, and hearing, respectively. However, keeping in mind our fast-paced lifestyle, we often overlook minor and major problems that might occur to these body parts. Minor discomforts like a nose allergy or throat infection can get cured with regular antibiotics or home remedies. However, things become dangerous when there's any severe or critical issue. If you want to know about health and treat... Read more →

Health Benefits of Taking a Hot Bath

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 12, 2020)—Whether we like it or not, stress and anxiety are here to stay. Although modern times cannot eradicate their ever-presence, there is a way to manage them. Taking a hot bath is an easy way to achieve relaxation. Ancient cultures believed in the healing powers of water, and you can replicate their ideas easily by having a hot bath. Freestanding baths are excellent options that make your warm bath comfortable. So fill your tub with warm water, bubble bath, and essential oils, and... Read more →

NIAAA Study: Alcohol-related deaths increasing in the United States

An analysis of U.S. death certificate data by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. The number of death certificates mentioning alcohol more than doubled from 35,914 in 1999 to 72,558 in 2017, the year in which alcohol played a role in 2.6% of all deaths in the United States. The increase in alcohol-related deaths is consistent with reports of... Read more →

PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

Editor's Note: Former Gloucester City Police Office John Driscoll shares his personal thoughts below about his battle with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. He included some suggestions on what he did to cope with these common problems. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed... Read more →

Self-Care Tips For The New Year And Beyond

(NAPSI)—The New Year is a time when many people make a choice to take better care of themselves. But often, even with good intentions, people tend to fall back into familiar habits. Reframing a New Year’s resolution into something that can be obtained on an ongoing basis, such as acts of self-care, can help create sustainable emotional wellness. Spending time with people and activities you enjoy can go a long way toward helping you make the most of life’s journey. Regular self-care can have a... Read more →

5 Free Address Lookup Service Online

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 9, 2020)--When you want to find someone or details about an individual, you can use their address to know who they are. The challenge, however, that most people face is finding the right service to use because there are different options to use. That is why today, our article focuses on helping you know the best address search sites on the internet. We are going to list five of them. Stay tuned. Zosearch At the top of our list is Zosearch, which is an... Read more →

GOOD NEWS for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Receives Gift to Create the Scott Richards North Star Foundation and Stop Alzheimer’s Now Chair for Alzheimer’s Research (Philadelphia, PA) – The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) has received a gift from Temple University trustee, benefactor and Fox School of Business alumnus Phil Richards and the Scott Richards North Star Charitable Foundation (SRNSCF), as well as Stop Alzheimer’s Now (SAN), to establish the Scott Richards North Star Foundation and Stop Alzheimer’s Now Chair for Alzheimer’s Research at the Alzheimer’s Center at... Read more →

STUDY: Lifelong Female Exercisers Benefit from Better Muscle Function

Newswise — Rockville, Md. (January 7, 2020)—Exercising throughout a woman’s life may help preserve muscle power during the aging process, according to recent research. The study, the first to examine the effects of lifelong aerobic exercise on a woman’s muscles as she ages, is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for January. Cultural shifts in the past 50 years surrounding the inclusion of women in professional and elite athletics have led to more women being physically active... Read more →

Evidence Linking ‘Vaping’ to Increased Odds Of Asthma And COPD

Newswise — Using data from a large federal government telephone survey of adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long demonstrated to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. The data, the researchers say, also suggest that odds of developing COPD may be as much as six times greater when people report they both vape and smoke tobacco regularly, compared with those who don’t... Read more →

Rutgers Dental School Receives Funding to Expand Care for Patients With Disabilities

By Carrie Stetler Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will get a $250,000 boost for the only dental clinic in the region that provides care to patients with disabilities and on the autism spectrum. Glenn Rosivack, interim chair of the dental school's Department of Pediatrics, says there are many barriers to dental care for special-needs patients. Photo: John Emerson The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) – which offers the only dental clinics in the region providing care to patients with disabilities – will be able... Read more →

South Jersey Eye Physicians: Glaucoma Patients May Help Preserve EyeSight by Changing Lifestyle

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States.Because there are no symptoms early on, about half of people with the disease don’t know they have it. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can’t be regained. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, South Jersey Eye Physicians joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reminding the public that early detection and treatment, and some lifestyle choices can help protect your sight. Glaucoma damages the optic... Read more →

January is National Blood Donor Month

A North Carolina Family is Celebrating Blood Donors and Organ Donors on Their Son’s One-Year Double Lung Transplantaversary January 2, 2020 -- January is designated as National Blood Donor Month by The American Red Cross. During this month, all are encouraged to give blood, which is typically in short COTA Patient Charlton Buchanan Double Lung Transplant Recipient supply at this time of the year due to the holidays and an increase in communicable illnesses. A COTA family in North Carolina will be forever grateful to... Read more →

Seeing the new Star Wars? Be careful what you wish for

Study surveyed people before and after they saw The Last Jedi Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 441 people before and after they saw the last episode in the popular franchise, Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, released in 2017. They wanted to see how audiences’ expectations affected their actual enjoyment of the movie. The findings suggest that it is probably best... Read more →

Neurologic Drug Combined with Blood Pressure Medicine Reduces Breast Tumor Development in Mice

Newswise — WASHINGTON — Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high risk of the disease because of the high fat diet fed to their mothers during pregnancy. Conversely, this treatment combination increased breast cancer development in the offspring whose mothers had not been fed a high fat diet during pregnancy. The study by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers appeared December 30, 2019,... Read more →

CNB Medical: Let’s Talk Thyroid Health

Have you had your thyroid checked lately? A healthy thyroid is vital for a healthy you! Located in the front of the neck, this butterfly-shaped endocrine gland secretes hormones which are important in regulating the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. The thyroid uses iodine and tyrosine (one of the 20 standard amino acids) to produce thyroxine, also known as T4, the primary hormone produced by the gland. After delivery via the bloodstream to the body’s tissues, a small portion of the T4 released from the... Read more →

Latest Newspaper Apps to Help You Stay on Top of the Latest (and Correct) News

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 31, 2019)--Keeping yourself updated on current affairs is ever so important. Not only does it let you spark a conversation at a gathering, but it also keeps you in tabs with the right information to make decisions in business. Nowadays, many people prefer reading their news on their mobile phones as opposed to newspapers. Personally, it was quite challenging to find an app that provided the news I was most interested in until I came across the link below: List of Great Apps... Read more →