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Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $50K to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center/Washington Twp.

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) — one of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s key donors — recently donated $50,000 to the Patient Assistance Fund of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Patient Assistance Fund provides patients financial support for household living expenses during their treatment. Since 2013, the Bridgeton, NJ-based nonprofit BBCF has donated more than $400,000 to Jefferson Health - New Jersey through funds raised at its annual golf tournament and other philanthropic events. “Last year’s BBCF donation helped more than 30 patients with cancer focus on their well-being and care,” said Ana María López,... Read more →

Are Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Really a Health Kick for You?

Apple cider vinegar has been known for its health benefits. In fact, some people are so eager to use it that they even use it as a condiment. But are apple cider vinegar gummies really good for you? You might be surprised to learn that there's not much research on the effects of this popular health food. Here is what we do know. For starters, the potency of apple cider vinegar changes depending on temperature and time, which means the amount of acid in each serving can vary quite a bit. There's also no way to know if your particular... Read more →

Free FDA Coronavirus Test Kits Available

January 19, 2022 by Colleen Tressler Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC There’s a new federal resource to get free FDA-authorized coronavirus test kits. At COVIDtests.gov, you’ll find information about testing and a link to the U.S. Postal Service – special.usps.com/testkits – where you can order up to four rapid tests to be sent to your home address. Your kits will be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service within 7 to 12 days. The tests are completely free. There are no shipping costs, and you don’t have to give a credit card or bank account number. You only need... Read more →

Top NJ Public Health School Students and Faculty Partner

with State Initiative to Address Black Maternal and Infant Mortality Crisis Students and faculty in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) partner with First Lady Tammy Murphy's Nurture NJ to tackle the state’s Black maternal and infant mortality crisis. Ria Rodney, MSW, Adjunct Professor, TCNJ EWING, NJ January 20, 2022 – Students and faculty in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) are partnering with Nurture NJ to tackle the state’s Black maternal and infant mortality crisis. First Lady of New... Read more →

Is Delta 9 Gummies the Same as Delta 8 Gummies?

Most people have heard of Delta 8, an edible cannabis oil that is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. It has been around for a year now, and thousands of patients in Canada are using it. However, Delta 9 has recently hit the market as a new form of cannabis-infused edibles. It contains a higher concentration of THC than Delta 8, which allows it to give users the same effect as Delta 8, but with more potency. This article will answer some questions about how these two products compare to one another and what differences might exist between them. What... Read more →

Don't Ditch Those Cloth Masks Says Rutgers Dr.

Rutgers Microbiologist: The CDC is considering upgrading its guidance to recommend that people opt for highly protective N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 in the face of growing evidence that cloth masks are not effective against the Omicron variant. Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, M.D., director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, explains the reason for the evolving guidance and what to do if you only have a cloth mask available. Feel free to run quotes from our Q&A with Martin Blaser or contact Patti Verbanas to schedule an interview with him. What does the data show about cloth... Read more →

The Story Behind The Story (VIII) Your Money: NJ Prescription Assistance for Elderly and Disabled

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor On January 6, 2022 Governor Phil Murphy announced that the income limits for prescription assistance had been increased by $10,000. That is true but may be confusing to people who never qualified before. There are actually two levels of assistance. The first is PAAD (Prescription Assistance for the Aged and Disabled) and the second is Senior Gold. It is only the Senior Gold’s income limit which has increased. PAAD’s income limit remains the same. PAAD – In short the requirements are the same as before. The requirements are: NJ Resident 65 and on Social Security... Read more →

Where to Get Covid Test in Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Board of Commissioners continues to expand testing capacity in the new year as demand is extremely high and COVID-19 cases have significantly increased across the region. The Board has opened new test sites at the Charles DePalma Public Works complex, the county complex at 2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue in Camden City and now lists three more locations by CAMCare Health Corporation. These new sites are being commissioned in tandem with the other county sites that are already operating at the Camden County Health Hub and Cooper testing locations. “Right now, the demand for testing is... Read more →

Valerie Nerenberg, MSN, RN, CNL, Promoted to Corporate Director of Nursing at Jefferson Stratford Hospital.

Valerie has been employed at Jefferson Health - New Jersey in various leadership roles since February 2011. Previously, she served as Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care and Intermediate Care units at Jefferson Stratford Hospital for more than six years. “During that time, she was a key lead on several successful initiatives,” said Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “Valerie has been a proven leader and is committed to creating an outstanding patient experience for patients and families.” With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Valerie earned her Associate of Science in Nursing... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Virtua Health Sets Record for Maternity Services in 2021, Welcomes 9,109 New Babies

(Voorhees, NJ…) One week into 2022 and the maternity teams at Virtua Health are busy as ever. That – along with the demands of the latest COVID wave – provides little time to stop and reflect on something truly special: Virtua experienced a true “baby boom” in 2021, setting a new record for the health system. In the calendar year 2021, Virtua welcomed 9,109 babies, which is more than a 7 percent increase over 2020. Virtua provides maternity services at three hospitals – Virtua Voorhees, Virtua Mount Holly (formerly known as Virtua Memorial), and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes in... Read more →

1st Robotic Surgery Performed at Jefferson Stratford Hospital

STRATFORD, NJ--The first robotic surgery using the da Vinci® XI Robotic Surgical System at Jefferson Stratford Hospital took place on Wednesday, January 12. The procedure was done by Jefferson NJ Chief of Surgery Roy Sandau, DO, (standing, third from right). Sandau, who posed with members of the Stratford hospital surgical team, has completed more than 1,000 robotic procedures at Jefferson NJ. Robotic surgery is known for less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery time for patients. For more information about robotic surgery at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, visit: https://NewJersey.JeffersonHealth.org/GeneralSurgery. Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services Invites Public to Opening of New Union Facility

UNION, N.J., January 10, 2022 – Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services, a program of Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, Inc., is opening a new 25,000 square foot multi-use facility at 373 Clermont Terrace in Union, N.J. The facility will house Bridgeway’s headquarters, including administrative services and direct care clinical services vital to the community. Bridgeway will host a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening for key stakeholders on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at the Clermont Terrace facility. Refreshments will be served. “The new facility demonstrates Bridgeway’s investment in a new model of integrated behavioral healthcare delivery, and will have... Read more →

Where Can I Purchase CBD Products of Good Quality and What to Consider?

Choosing the right CBD supplement can be difficult, especially if you are beginning to use such products. You can find different types of cannabidiol-based goods available on the market that differ in concentration, composition, and extraction method. We will further discuss what to look for when choosing such items. What is the difference between various CBD products for sale? CBD oils from different manufacturers may differ from each other by: the extraction method; the variety of hemp; CBD concentration; content of non-CBD cannabinoids and terpenes. We will now look closer at each point. Extraction Method Some CBD oils are produced... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: New Gene Sequencing Technology Comes to Cooper University Health Care

New device will help in identifying variants of COVID-19, among other uses (CAMDEN, NJ) The Department of Pathology at Cooper University Health Care has added the Genexus Integrated Sequencer, a new, fully automated, next-generation rapid gene sequencing technology to its diagnostic resources. Gene sequencing allows physicians and scientists to identify and understand the genetic profiles of many viruses, tumors, and other specimens. Cooper is one of a very few health systems in New Jersey that is able to perform next generation gene sequencing on site. The new technology will enable Cooper to identify COVID-19 variants for those patients tested that... Read more →

Attention PA Residents: Be Wary of Aggressive and Sophisticated Schemes to Steal Unemployment Benefits

By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is warning residents about “increasingly aggressive and sophisticated schemes” to steal unemployment compensation benefits, though experts contend much of it can be avoided. “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, foreign and domestic fraudsters have been exploiting unprecedented demand on the nation’s unemployment compensation systems that exist to protect hardworking Americans and their families during times of hardship,” Labor and Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier said Wednesday in a statement. “Fraud-detection measures have revealed an increased level of sophistication in the most... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy, a perioperative audio-video and robotics specialist, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A 17-year Jefferson employee, the Atco resident was presented the award by Irene Houck, Director of Surgical Services (shown far left), and Elaine Joyce, Assistant VP of Surgical Services. Murphy was nominated for the honor by Certified Surgical Technician Michelle Fischer, who praised him for going “above and beyond” in helping an elderly woman recently. This woman — who was mistakenly dropped off at the Jefferson Washington Township Surgery Center — had wanted to visit her brother,... Read more →

* Gloucester Township Police American Red Cross Blood Drive, Monday, March 14

Schedule Your Appointment Today! Monday, March 14, 2022, 11 AM to 4 PM at the Gloucester Township Municipal Building Senior Center, 1261 Chews Landing Road, Blackwood NJ 08021 Appointments are preferred, schedule today by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at RedCrossBlood.org using the Sponsor Code: gloucester township police Thank you! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

Frank Rocco Promoted to VP of Operations, Jefferson Stratford Hospital

Congratulations to Frank Rocco, MSN, RN, NE-BC, our newly named Vice President of Operations for the Jefferson Stratford Hospital campus at Jefferson Health - New Jersey. Frank had previously as Corporate Director of Nursing for Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital since May 2014. Frank’s career at Jefferson began in 2002 as an Emergency Department Nurse, and he has held a series of progressively more advanced leadership roles in the organization over the years. A seasoned clinician and leader, he is passionate about the patient experience, quality, and employee engagement. Most recently, he was instrumental in leading Jefferson Health - New Jersey's... Read more →

Jefferson Health – NJ Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns Named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ)

Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ) for a two-year term beginning in January 2022. With more than 600 members, ONL-NJ engages and develops nurse leaders in advocacy, research, education, mentorship, and collaborative relationships. Burns, who became a member of the organization in 2008, is also a member of its Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Councils Task Force, and served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. In addition, Jefferson Health – New Jersey Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services,... Read more →


Are you wanting to start your very own business in the cannabis industry but don’t know where to start or how to get things running? Do you want to know what you should be doing in order for your marijuana business to succeed? Marijuana products are becoming increasingly popular, as people look for new and unique ways to enjoy the benefits of marijuana. There are all sorts of different edibles, beverages, tinctures, and lotions out there, and devices that make marijuana consumption easy can be purchased with a click from an online headshop like DankStop. New products are also being... Read more →

National Pharmacists Day: Thanks to His New Lungs, a Pennsylvania Pharmacist is Back Working

January 4, 2022 -- Each year, January 12th is designated as National Pharmacists Day. Transplant families throughout the nation rely on the expertise and guidance of their trusted pharmacists. One pharmacist in Pennsylvania is an incredible resource to transplant families now that he is on the other side of his life-saving double lung transplant. Christopher Raybuck, PharmD, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in July 1994 just before he turned two years old. Chris grew up having CF, yet had a somewhat normal life. He had a long-time goal of attending pharmacy school -- a goal he achieved in 2011... Read more →

New Jersey’s Baby Born at Jefferson Washington Township at 12:58 a.m. – First in SJ Region outside of Philadelphia

The first baby of 2022 in the South Jersey region outside of Philadelphia was born at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital at 12:58 a.m. Saturday morning. Caden Nguyen Tran – weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches long – was born to Linda Nguyen and husband, Vankiet Tran, of Pennsauken, NJ. The couple also has a three-year-old daughter, Sofia, at home. Linda Nguyen is a medical-surgical nurse at the Jefferson New Jersey hospital where she gave birth to little Caden. She thanked her delivering OB/GYN, Kelly Park, DO; nurse midwife, Jennifer Barraclough, CNM; and Labor & Delivery nurses... Read more →

Why do Dentists Need Marketing Strategies in the Upcoming Year?

Want to attract new patients to your clinic? Are you looking for promising strategies to become a renowned dentist? Marketing is the critical area to grab your prospective client's attention. Whether it is the business arena or dental practice, there is a growing demand for digital presence. If you are serious about attracting new patients, you have to furnish them with a competitive product and that too at a reasonable rate. More so, figuring out the best way of marketing dental practices is a significant step that every practitioner has to discover. If you are not familiar with the digital... Read more →

Ocean County Prosecutor Office and PDFNJ Collaborate

to Bring Opioid Education to Prescribers TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is increasing its commitment to fighting the statewide opioid epidemic by teaming with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) to provide free opioid prescribing education to healthcare providers within the county. The Prosecutor’s Office will be awarding 500 scholarships for Ocean County prescribers to participate in PDFNJ’s continuing education webinar, “Do No Harm: Exploring Strategies for Safer Prescribing of Opioids.” Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and his office are the first prosecutor’s office in New Jersey to collaborate on providing continued education to local... Read more →

Guidelines For Helping A Person With Social Anxiety

If you want to get closer to someone who has social anxiety and make them feel more comfortable around you, then there are a couple of things you can do. We'll now dive into a few effective tips. Create Structure So, if you have a person who is socially anxious and they are visiting you at home, then you can make that person feel a bit more at ease if you provide some structure for the time that they will be spending with you. For example, let the person know how they can address you such as by your first... Read more →

How to Control a Weed Hangover Like a Pro?

Despite debates over the validity, weed hangovers are a natural phenomenon. Although you have limited research on the subject, anecdotal reports reveal that vaping marijuana triggers symptoms the following day. Although you have similar names, weed hangovers are not quite like alcohol hangovers. For most individuals, a weed hangover is more bearable than an alcohol hangover. The common symptoms associated with weed hangover include the following: • Fatigue • Lethargy • Brain fog • Headache • Mild nausea • Dry mouth When any of these symptoms trouble you the following day, you have no other option but to deal with... Read more →

Kaiser Health News Briefs... Latest Stories

KAISER HEALTH NEWS ORIGINAL STORIES New Parents Slapped With Surprise Bills for Treating Newborns Regular use of a more advanced screening method turns a low-cost procedure into a pricier one. (Jay Hancock, 12/22) As Pandemic Wears Down Hospital Staff, One Town Offers Groceries to Say Thanks To help relieve the stress and time strains on employees at a Park City, Utah, hospital, community leaders created a pop-up grocery store, where workers can get complimentary meals and staples to take home. (Daryl Austin, 12/22) Layers of Subcontracted Services Confuse and Frustrate Medi-Cal Patients Many of the 14 million patients in Medi-Cal... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU Nurse Michaela Bailey Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Michaela Bailey, RN, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A seven-year employee of Jefferson Health, the Pennsauken resident (shown middle) was presented the award by ICU Nurse Manager Lorraine “Kim” Kulikowski, BSN, RN, CCRN (left), and Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (right). They praised Bailey for her hard work, kindness and compassion — and for taking care of patients as if they were a member of her own family. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by... Read more →

Area Children Deliver Handmade Holiday Cards to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers

Mt. Laurel students Christina Soule and her brother Nicholas (pictured center) delivered handmade holiday cards from classmates at Mt. Laurel’s Harrington Middle School and Hartford Elementary School to Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers in Center City, Abington and New Jersey. The project – dubbed “Cards Conquering Cancer” – generated 640 cards that each bear an email and Twitter handle for patients to send comments if they choose. Pictured, from left, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on December 22: Jefferson Radiation Oncologist Dr. Nicole Simone; Harrington Middle School teacher and project sponsor Christina Paterno; Nicholas Soule and... Read more →

Area Teen Delivers Gifts to Jefferson Health - New Jersey Patients in Honor of Late Brother for 10th Year Straight

DJ Alexis, a 19-year-old college student and native of Sicklerville, NJ, came to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Monday, December 20, to deliver toys, books, and games for young Emergency Department and Pediatric Unit patients, as well as kids and teens who receive care through Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Behavioral Health program. DJ also presented a $1,000 check to the hospital, collected through his own efforts via a GoFundMe drive. Donations were made by friends, family, schoolmates, his alma mater and businesses that have contributed over the years. “Emanuel’s Annual Toy Drive” — held in honor of DJ’s late newborn brother,... Read more →

MORE BABIES TO DIE! Biden Issues Rule Allowing Deadly Abortion Drugs by Mail

Federal Government Cowers from Responsibility to Regulate Drug Safety Under Pressure from Abortion Industry Washington, D.C. – Today, the FDA released new rules loosening the safety regulations related to the dispensation of the abortion-causing drug Mifepristone. Lila Rose, Founder & President of Live Action released the following statement: The Left's new position on late-term abortion is radical and dangerous Image courtesy of the Courier-Journal “The trauma of an at-home abortion not only destroys the life of a preborn child and all her limitless potential, but also puts her mother at grave medical risk. Because of the FDA’s unscientific and dangerous... Read more →

Berlin Resident Returns Home after 233 Days of Inpatient Care at Virtua Voohees Hospital

South Jersey woman looks forward to Christmas with family after harrowing health ordeal (CAMDEN, N.J.---Dec. 16, 2021) In what many would describe as a holiday miracle, Joanne Masciocchi has returned home after spending eight months in various hospitals and care facilities. The 65-year-old Berlin, N.J., resident entered Virtua Voorhees Hospital on April 13 with severe COVID-19, and was ultimately discharged from the rehabilitation unit within Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden on December 2. Joanne’s 233-day hospital stay is far longer than usual for COVID-19 patients. And those with such severe illness typically don’t survive. “It’s hard to... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Home Health Nurse Gillian Reeve Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Home Health nurse Gillian Reeve, MSN, BSN, RN — who specializes in wound care — was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A 40-year employee of Jefferson Health, Medford resident Reeve was presented the award by Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and praised for her positive attitude, commitment to patient safety, and ability to connect with patients and families through trust and emotional support. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen... Read more →

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden the National League for Nursing Center of Excellence for 2021

CAMDEN CITY N.J. (DECEMBER 16, 2021)— According to statistics, experiential learning can dramatically increase students’ retention rates, make educational experiences more aligned with real working conditions and require students to have a deeper personal commitment to their education. Sounds crucial, but what exactly is experiential learning? For the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, it means combining a research-based curriculum, enhanced teaching strategies and innovative community partnerships to offer unique educational experiences that meet diverse communities—and the health care demands of residents—where they live, work, play and worship. For redefining the possibilities—and beneficiaries—of experiential learning, the School of Nursing–Camden has been designated... Read more →

Virtua Health and Medtronic Share Plans Reimagine Traditional Health Care Models

Virtua Health and Medtronic Share Plans to Reimagine Traditional Health Care Models Additional, first-in-nation Virtua/Medtronic LABS collaboration to improve health outcomes by removing barriers to access and care Virtua Health and Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announce a five-year partnership focused on improving delivery of quality care for residents of South Jersey, particularly those who reside in underserved communities or face systemic barriers to care. Medtronic LABS, an independent impact-focused organization funded by Medtronic plc, will simultaneously launch a separate pilot collaboration with the Cherry Hill Free Clinic and Virtua to address care and food access for people with chronic conditions –... Read more →

First Harvest Credit Union Donates $25,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

First Harvest Credit Union, formerly South Jersey Federal Credit Union, recently deepened its commitment to the health and wellness of the community, with a gift of $25,000 to support patients of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township. Presented to the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey, this generous donation will be used to offset transportation expenses for cancer patients. “Any interruption in care can have a severe, negative impact on our patients' ability to battle their disease,” said Larry Slagle, MBA, Associate Vice President, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey. “We are so grateful for benefactors like First... Read more →

The Leapfrog Group Names Virtua Voorhees Hospital Top Teaching Hospital in Nation

Virtua Voorhees Earns National Recognition as Top Teaching Hospital (Voorhees, NJ, December 7, 2021)…The Leapfrog Group has named Virtua Voorhees Hospital a Top Teaching Hospital in the nation. This is the sixth time the hospital – now celebrating 10 years of operations – has earned this distinction. Virtua Voorhees is one of 13 teaching hospitals in New Jersey to earn this honor; New Jersey is the most represented state on the list. The hospital is part of Virtua Health, a not-for-profit health system and South Jersey’s largest. “I have witnessed countless acts of compassion, critical thinking, and clinical excellence since... Read more →

7 Ways To Remove Microbial Contamination In Your Laundry

By: Eric Reyes About the Author: Eric Reyes is a passionate thought leader having been featured in 50 distinguished online and offline platforms. His passion and knowledge in Finance and Business made him a sought after contributor providing valuable insights to his readers. You can find him reading a book and discussing current events in his spare time. Washing your clothes may seem simple, but it's a lot more complicated than you might think. The laundry detergent itself can affect the microbial contamination in your washing machine. If you are not careful with washing your clothes, they will come out... Read more →

4 Tips to Handle Your Commute on a Budget This Winter 

Credit: lookstudio via FreePik As restrictions lift around the world, this winter marks the great migration back to the office. If you’ve been invited to return to in-person work, the usual work-from-home commute of going from your bed to your spot on the couch is almost over. Soon, you’ll be hitting the roads to start your day at your cubicle. Are you ready? What about your car? Your daily commute can be brutal on your vehicle, putting wear and tear on your budget. Who Has the Worst Commute? Just about anyone thinks they have it bad, but the stats suggest... Read more →

The Smile Hero: Finding the Best Dentist for Your Oral Health Needs 

Image source One's oral health is as significant as the rest of the body systems' well-being. The mouth is responsible for the primary breakdown of our food, so by keeping it in the best condition, we are ensuring that we can comfortably and correctly take in nutrients from our meals. Regularly getting dental check-ups is a must to guarantee that our oral health is in good shape. We can smile, eat, and talk with comfort, knowing that our oral health is fine. There are also times when one needs emergency dental care services like wisdom tooth removal, implant, root canal... Read more →

 Area Mom Donates Gift Bags to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Katie Korbel, a young mom from West Deptford, recently visited the Jefferson Washington Township Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to drop off care packages for current NICU families. “I am so grateful to Jefferson,” said Katie, whose now-3-year-old son, Bernie, spent 39 days at the hospital when he was born 8 weeks early in July 2018. Katie has since become an “Ambassador” of a nonprofit, Cleveland-based national organization called Project NICU, which offers support and education for families whose child is in -- or who has been in -- a NICU due to prematurity or other medical issues. In this... Read more →

Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

As a way to spread holiday cheer, patients at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township recently received care packages from the Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation. Included among the 150 donated packages were blankets, water bottles, tissues, hand sanitizer, snacks, crossword puzzles, and more. Children from the foundation, known as Kidz4Cuz, also sang cheerful holiday songs in the Cancer Center lobby. “We are happy to give back and make the holidays brighter,” said Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation founder, Debra Michaels — a cancer survivor who was treated by Robin Wilson-Smith, DO, medical director of Jefferson Health - New Jersey gynecologic oncology... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Hospitals receive 2021 NJ Gold Award for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have been awarded the 2021 NJ Gold Antimicrobial Steward Award for their ongoing antimicrobial stewardship program. The award is presented by the Communicable Disease Service of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). Jefferson Health – New Jersey is among an elite group of facilities statewide that have remained steadfast — from 2020 to 2021 — in promoting antimicrobial stewardship practices, which encourage and maintain the health of patients, residents, personnel, and the general population. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s three hospitals also received the Gold Award in 2019 and again in 2020. The... Read more →

What are The Most LGBTQ Friendly Towns in New Jersey?

New Jersey is generally known as a progressive state with many towns passing ordinances protecting the LGBTQ community, but which towns are the most LGBTQ friendly? In a recent survey, New Jersey Gay Life asked readers to rank towns they believe are the most welcoming communities. While many of these towns were not necessarily ranked on this list, we will be examining those and putting together a more detailed look at some of the top spots for LGBTQ travelers and residents alike What Makes a Town LGBTQ Friendly? There are many things that make a town LGBTQ-friendly. Still, some of... Read more →

Claims About Wellness Vaping Products Containing Vitamins and Oils are False

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants consumers to know certain “wellness” vaping products containing vitamins and/or essential oils are being illegally sold with unproven claims and could be harmful if used. Currently, no vaping products are approved by the FDA to prevent or treat any health conditions or diseases. Some vaping products are being illegally offered for sale with unproven health or wellness claims, including improving mental clarity or treating tumors or asthma. Some examples of these companies’ fraudulent product claims are: “Fight off tumors and alleviate symptoms of chemotherapy!” “It's been used as a [sic] organic asthma remedy,... Read more →

Two Jefferson – Health New Jersey Hospitals Earn 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital were each named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. “This recognition points to our singular focus on patient safety and quality,” said Jefferson Health – New Jersey President... Read more →

Gloucester County Residents, Get Your Flu Shot

Protect yourself and others this holiday season with a FREE Flu Shot The Gloucester County Department of Health is offering free flu clinics through the end of the year for all Gloucester County residents. Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Receiving a flu shot is the best way to keep you and others safe from contracting the flu. Getting together to celebrate the holidays is an important part of the holidays, you don’t want to get the flu to keep you from family and friends over the holiday!” Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health, said, “Gloucester County proudly... Read more →

A Little Boy in Illinois Receives the Best Gift -- A New Kidney from Mommy

This Family Just Welcomed a New Baby … What a Year to Remember! December 1, 2021 -- December is the month when many focus on gifts. For an Illinois transplant family, December is the month to celebrate the ultimate gift -- the gift of life. This family’s four-year-old is able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season this year thanks to receiving one of his mommy’s kidneys and a second chance at life. For the Bells it is a very different December than five years ago when this family received a devastating, in utero diagnosis about their... Read more →

Under Secretary of Defense Orders National Guard/Ready Reserve to be Vaccinated

MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY SERVICES CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PERSONNEL AND READINESS CHIEF OF THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU SUBJECT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Members of the National Guard and the Ready Reserve In my memorandum of August 24, 2021, "Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination of Department of Defense Service Members," I directed the Secretaries of the Military Departments to immediately begin full vaccination of all members of the Armed Forces under DoD authority on active duty or in the Ready Reserve, including the National Guard, who are not fully... Read more →

Study of Suicide Attempts Confirms Genetic Underpinnings Are Not Driven

by Underlying Psychiatric Disorders Niamh Mullins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Level of association of more than 7.5 million common genetic variants with suicide attempt, before and after adjusting for psychiatric disorders. Genetic variants above the gray line pass the statistical significance level. Newswise — New York, NY (November 29, 2021) In the largest genetic study of suicide attempts to date, researchers have identified a region of the genome on chromosome 7 containing DNA variations that increase the risk that a person will attempt suicide. The study also found overlap in the genetic... Read more →

Samaritan Hosts Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony

to Remember and Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan invites community members to take part in its annual Tree of Life: Season of Lightillumination program, a time to remember, recognize, and honor loved ones who are no longer with them in this physical world. The program will be held virtually and is available for viewing starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. on Samaritan’s website: SamaritanNJ.org/Tree. The program will remain up through December 2022 for multiple viewing and sharing. As part of the program, individuals are invited to dedicate a symbolic light in memory... Read more →