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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 →


Center for Disease Control Issues New Mask Guidelines

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated How to Protect Yourself and Others Updated July 27, 2021 Safer Activities for You and Your Family If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Ranked ‘High Performing’ in 7 Clinical Categories In U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 ‘Best Hospitals’

July 29, 2021 (Voorhees, NJ) -- Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been ranked as “High Performing” in seven clinical categories in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Its “High Performing” areas are: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Knee Replacement, Kidney Failure, and Stroke. Comprised of three acute care hospitals located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, Jefferson Health - New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its high-quality care. Jefferson NJ President & Chief Operating Officer Brian Sweeney says the... Read more →


SURVEY SAYS: PATIENCE IS GROWING THIN ON THE COVID-19 MASK MANDATE

Less than Two in Five are Now Wearing a Mask in Public NEW YORK—A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey for the first time finds that only 40% of Americans are currently wearing masks in the presence of others and that only 41% of consumers believe that it will be necessary to extend the Federal mandate that all airline passengers wear masks on all flights, past mid-September. The survey asked respondents whether they agreed with this statement, “For Now, I’m going to wear a mask, when in the presence of others.” Respondents from the Northeast (44%) and West (46%) are much more... Read more →


SURVEY SAYS!--Across The U.S., Non-white Neighborhoods Are Hotter Than White Ones

(NAPSI)—Nationwide, in both major cities and small towns, neighborhoods with more Black, Hispanic and Asian residents experience hotter temperatures during summer heatwaves than nearby white residents, regardless of a neighborhood’s income. These racial disparities exist because non-white neighborhoods tend to be more densely built up with buildings and pavement that trap heat, and have fewer trees to cool the landscape, according to the nationwide study in the AGU journal Earth’s Future, which publishes interdisciplinary research on the past, present and future of the planet and its inhabitants. The trend held up even when wealth was taken out of the picture.... Read more →


Deptford Doctor Profiled in Magazine: Fighting for Herself, and Others

: [DEPTFORD, N.J., July 28, 2021] When her first migraine attack happened at age 23, Courtney White, MD, was upset--but not that surprised. White had regarded her health like a ticking time bomb: all of the women in her family experience migraine attacks. Even though she knew what to expect from seeing family members cope and was a medical student comfortable advocating for her health, it took years to find strategies that helped. Today, White is a neurologist and headache specialist currently serving as a fellow at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, one of the top headache centers in... Read more →


Mosquitos Much Bigger This Year in South Jersey

graphic image courtesy of tenor.com by Bunny Hop | Piney Woods Buzz special to CNBNews BATSTO, NJ (July 28, 2021)(CNBNews)--We have received several reports from people who live in the Batsto Village area near the southern New Jersey Pine Barrens that the mosquitoes this summer are much bigger than usual. The Pineys, as they are known locally, claim they have actually witnessed people being carried away by these monster dipterans into the swamps and woods never to be seen again. Most of the individuals we spoke with wanted to remain anonymous; all except a guy named Billy Bob Cooter, who... Read more →


CNB Medical: 65+ and Lonely? Don't Talk to Your Doctor About Another Prescription

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Newswise — Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found that just over half of 6,000 respondents in a nationally representative survey of seniors living independently were not lonely, while 40 percent were moderately lonely, and 7 percent were highly lonely. The proportion of seniors in... Read more →


Chickens in Delaware Have West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus Is Detected in Sentinel Chickens in Delaware No Human Cases of WNV Reported to Date in State West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in Delaware for the first time in 2021 in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. This first finding occurred in northern New Castle County at a sentinel chicken station sampled by DNREC’s Mosquito Control section on July 19. While there have been no reported WNV cases in humans this year in the state, Delawareans are reminded that the possibility of contracting mosquito-transmitted diseases, including WNV and... Read more →


Can cannabis treat pain?

Cannabis has had a predominantly bad reputation because of its association with hard illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin. It is a major part of the war on drugs but over time, this perception has begun to change. With more and more legalization due to its medicinal benefits and more online stores like MagicVaporizers making devices like dry herb vaporizers easily available, cannabis is becoming a drug that is more acceptable within different communities. Additionally, there are benefits from recreational use which adds value in terms of tourism and revenue to the economies of countries. By far, the most... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH '100% Outcomes Award'

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH “100% Outcomes Award” for its highly successful internship program for young adults with disabilities. The presentation took place at the recent Virtual Project SEARCH International Conference. Project SEARCH is an international work-transition program that teaches job skills to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities over the course of a school year, with a new group of student interns starting each fall. There are 623 Project SEARCH Programs in 47 states and nine countries. This marked the fourth time Jefferson Health’s program has been... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Treating “Untreatable” Cancers: Functional Profiling Comes of Age

(NAPSI)—Over 1.8 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year according to the American Cancer Society. If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer you may be relieved to know there are techniques available that can improve your likelihood of response and survival by using your cancer cells to select the most effective drugs before you receive them. What Can Help The process is called functional profiling, which analyzes living cancer cells from a patient to find out the drugs, combinations and sequences that are the most effective and least toxic for each individual. It’s particularly helpful... Read more →


Cordyceps mushroom extract: what is it and where to buy Australia

People used to think that those organisms that parasite on others can’t have positive sides. However, there are always exceptions to the general rules, and such is a cordyceps. Medical mushroom extracts with their adding gained trust in the modern society where everybody finds various ways of renewing the body's functions. This fungus is common for the Chinese who found it in ancient times and applied the product in national medicine in the shape of powder and soups. Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies import it abroad for selling to people who have a desire to solve their health disorders and prevent new... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Critical Care Physician R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, Honored

With NJHA Lifetime Achievement Award NJHA Board Chair Doug Struyk (right) presents Dr. Dellinger with his award. (CAMDEN, NJ) - R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, senior critical care attending at Cooper University Health Care, director of the Cooper Research Institute, and professor of medicine and distinguished scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, was honored with the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Lifetime Achievement, Clinical Excellence Award. He was among 14 individuals and organizations honored for exemplary service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic at an awards ceremony on July 15. “Dr. Dellinger has had a remarkable... Read more →


Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site Completes its Mission This Friday

Transitions Services to Community-Based Clinics After administering 390,000+ vaccine doses, the Moorestown Mall site wraps up with celebration of vaccine heroes (MOORESTOWN, NJ, July 22, 2021) The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site will complete its mission this Friday, July 23, as dozens of sites across the region now make these life-saving shots readily available to the public. “All six mega-sites in New Jersey are transitioning because they have achieved their goal of vaccinating large numbers of people in a safe, efficient manner,” said Dr. Reg Blaber, chief clinical officer of Virtua Health, the health care partner for the state-run mega-site... Read more →


Jefferson Health - NJ Infusion Center Lobby Named in Honor of SJ Man

The welcome lobby at the Medical Oncology & Infusion Center at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township was recently dedicated in memory of the late Ronald “Ronnie” Dandrea of Vineland, NJ. Dandrea passed away in April 2020 from pancreatic cancer at age 58. Lifelong friends Daniel and Lisa Falasca of Haddonfield, NJ, wanted to honor his life and legacy, and carry on his charitable spirit with a generous gift to Jefferson Health – New Jersey. “We chose to honor Ronnie’s legacy as a reminder to those who are battling cancer. Each time a patient walks through the front... Read more →


National Institute of Health: Over a Million Children Lost a Caregiver Because of COVID

Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths is critical for pediatric mental health, authors note Tuesday, July 20, 2021 More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to COVID-19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic, according to a study published today in The Lancet. The study highlights orphanhood as an urgent and overlooked consequence of the pandemic and emphasizes that providing evidence-based psychosocial and economic support to children who have lost a caregiver must be a key part... Read more →


CDC Issues Warning Regarding MONKEYPOX

On July 17, 2021 CDC issued a Health Alert (attached) concerning potential exposures to a traveler who traveled from Lagos, Nigeria to Dallas, Texas via Atlanta, Georgia on July 8-9, 2021. Travelers on these flights were required to wear masks as well as in the U.S. airports due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it’s believed the risk of spread of monkeypox via respiratory droplets to others on the planes and in the airports is low. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that typically begins with flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to... Read more →


NJ Health School Announces Initiative for Nation’s First Trauma-Informed Campus

With $1 Million VOCA Grant EWING, NJ July 15, 2021 – Healthcare experts in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science (SNHES) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) are transforming the state university into the nation’s first trauma-informed campus with a new education support collaboration, AmIOK. The program is funded by a $1 million Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant. Servicing TCNJ and the greater Mercer County area, AmIOK helps college students who experience a crime or traumatic event with a 24-hour confidential hotline operated by trained counsellors and nurse practitioners. The program’s comprehensive healing approach includes medical... Read more →


Autum Shingler-Nace Named VP of Operations at Jefferson Health’s Washington Township Campus

Autum Shingler-Nace, DNP, RN, NE-BC, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at the Jefferson Health Washington Township campus. In this position, Dr. Shingler-Nace will oversee daily operations at the 230-bed acute care hospital during a time of immense growth, as the hospital opens its new Silvestri Tower. In addition, she will have oversight of other key services on the campus, including the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township and the Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. Dr. Shingler-Nace will replace retiring hospital Chief Administrative Officer John Graham. Graham has held senior leadership roles since 1991 at... Read more →


Taking care of your health: the importance of being healthy

There is nothing more important than health: a good or bad quality of life depends on it. Fortunately, today, thanks to medical advances, everyone has access to tests and it is possible to identify an illness before it becomes serious. Companies like Ekuore are working every day to improve diagnostic devices and create new ones, such as the Digital Stethoscope Ekuore, for the evaluation of different diseases. Tests that adapt to new technologies and improve both the speed of diagnosis and the ease of use of these same devices. With our feet in the future The connection of healthcare devices... Read more →


Don’t Buy Vape Juice Online Without Knowing These 4 Tricks

If you vape, you’re well aware of the fact that vape juice is a very affordable product. Knowing that, you might not put a lot of thought into your decision when you buy vape juice online. You might just have a few favorite vape shops that you always use, and you continue to shop at those websites because it’s easier than searching for a new place to shop. Have you ever stopped to think about how much vaping costs for you, though, if you’re paying even just a little more than you should for each product? Over time, a few... Read more →


Jersey Malls are Adding Honey Bees to Their Roof

With the catastrophe and decline of bees all around the world, Jersey locals want to minimise the vulnerability of this eco-dependant species. The declining bee population has long been an issue addressed on wildlife documentaries all over the world, and while many scientists and environmental scientists are trying to innovate ideas to sustain the species, Jersey local malls are doing their part in aiding the long-term goal. There are even talks of local tennis courts and the best bookmakers for tennis incorporating honey bees within the roofs of venues, but nothing has amassed to a definite go-ahead as of yet.... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Virtua Health Announces Multi-Year Hospital Transformations

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes and Virtua Memorial hospitals to receive major renovations and enhanced services (MARLTON, N.J., July 08, 2021) – As part of its multi-year strategic roadmap to best serve the South Jersey/Delaware Valley region and beyond, Virtua Health announces transformational renovations of two of its acute care facilities: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J., and Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J. Framed as “Advancing Well into the future,” this significant reinvestment in acute care campuses positions South Jersey’s largest health system to meet the evolving needs of the community and establishes centers of... Read more →


Acenda Announces Institute of Health Innovation

The Acenda Institute of Health Innovation Transforms Integrated Care for our Communities GLASSBORO, NJ (July 8, 2021) -- Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) is excited to announce the implementation of its new multi-faceted initiative: Acenda Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). The inception of AIHI stems from the pressing healthcare needs of the present, and focuses on creating a better, brighter future for the communities served. "Acenda continues to pursue excellence through evidence-based interventions, community engagement, staff education, culturally-responsive treatment, barrier-free entry strategies, and data-driven health solutions," says Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President & CEO of Acenda. "Innovation is what will drive Acenda... Read more →


CDC Alert: Which germs in recreational water cause diarrhea?

When someone swallows contaminated recreational water—water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, or oceans, lakes, and rivers— they can get sick with diarrhea. In fact, diarrhea is the most common illness spread through recreational water. Which germs in recreational water cause diarrhea? Diarrhea can be caused by germs such as Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, Shigella, norovirus, and E. coli O157:H7. Some of these germs can survive in properly chlorinated water for almost an hour, or even days. How do germs that cause diarrhea spread in recreational water? Tiny amounts of poop are rinsed off swimmers’ bottoms as they swim... Read more →


CNB Medical: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths...BUT...

Overall incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults. Thursday, July 8, 2021 Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. During 2001 to 2018, declines in lung cancer death rates accelerated, and death rates for melanoma declined considerably in more recent years, reflecting a substantial increase in survival for metastatic melanoma. However, the report finds that for several other major cancers, including prostate, colorectal and female breast... Read more →


Health Supplements Continue To Rise in Popularity: Looking to the Future  

During the last few years, there has been an increased focus on health and wellness. In the past, a lot of people would do what the doctor told them to do. They might not ask questions, they might not be concerned, and they will simply follow instructions. Even though it is still important for people to listen to the doctor, many people are now asking the question, "why?" Why am I being asked to do this? Why am I being asked to do that? Why is one thing better for my health than the other thing? This has led to... Read more →


Virtua Health Announces Lung Cancer Breakthrough; Robot Accesses Small Tumors

Virtua Health is second in N.J. to offer the technology, which enables doctors to catch lung cancer early — when it’s most curable (MARLTON, NJ, July 6, 2021) Virtua Marlton Hospital has begun using new, robotic technology that enables physicians to access and biopsy very small, hard-to-reach growths in the lungs. The robotic-assisted bronchoscopy system uses a thin, robotically controlled tube that travels through the mouth and into the lung’s airways. The robotic technology will enable doctors to reach 80 to 90% of suspicious lung nodules – versus just 60% with traditional (non-robotic) bronchoscopy. The robot also reduces the need... Read more →


How Much Does Gestational Surrogacy Cost in Ukraine and What Are Its Peculiarities

Every married couple has the right to fatherhood and motherhood, i.e. the right to have and raise children. However, there are cases when a couple or one of the spouses is unable to conceive and give birth naturally due to a congenital or acquired disease. Therefore, the state creates special conditions for such people and ensures the protection of the rights of mother and father. Thanks to the active development of scientific technologies, the problem of infertility has found its solution. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) provide a good basis for this. Surrogacy is a type of ART. If you are... Read more →


What to Look for in a Compounding Pharmacy

Compounding pharmacies are growing rapidly because of the benefits that they offer. The compounding pharmacy market value is expected to be worth $13.5 billion by 2025 because many patients prefer using compounded prescriptions. These pharmacies prepare custom-made prescriptions that suit a patient's unique preference. If you want to use compounded medicine, you will need to talk to your doctor about it so that they can write you a compounding prescription. Also, compounding in pharmacy is not new. These pharmacies work with skilled, qualified, and licensed pharmacists who use their knowledge, technology, and innovation to create quality compounded prescriptions. Choosing a... Read more →


How To Fight Mildew and Mold

(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures up images of smelly, green and black growth that can cause serious respiratory issues. It is often found in a home after an intrusive water event, such as a flood or a severe rainstorm. The reality is, just about every home has mold, though it only becomes a concern when there are moist building materials and you begin to notice visible mold growth and can smell it. Why To Fight Mold... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation Raises $130,000 at Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing

CAPTION: At the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing (from left to right): Christopher Ault, vice president of revenue cycle at Cooper; Brian M. Reilly, chief financial officer at Cooper; Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, co-CEO of Cooper; Robert Ortiz, JD, senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation; and Louis Bezich, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper. CAMDEN, N.J. –The Cooper Foundation announced that it raised $130,000 at the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing held June 28 at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. More than 140 golfers attended the sold-out event... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Announces Parking/Traffic Restrictions for Indepence Day Fireworks July 2

Gloucestercitynews.net files GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 21, 2021)--Lt. Jason Flood, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement today pertaining to parking and traffic restrictions for the Indepence Day Fireworks at the Bill Flynn's Sport's Complex on Johnson Blvd., Friday, July 2, starting at dusk. In order to accommodate the Independence Day Fireworks on July 2nd, the following parking and traffic restrictions will be put into place: Between 4:30 pm and 11:30 pm on July 2nd, parking will be prohibited on: Johnson Blvd. between Hudson St. (both sides of the street) to the intersection of Essex St.... Read more →


Florida Residents with Brain Damaged Infants Receiving Financial Help Under New Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference at the Shul of Bal Harbour on June 14, 2021, in Surfside, Florida. DeSantis signed a new law that reforms the Program for Brain-Damaged Infants Joe Raedle/Getty Images by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami HeraldJune 22, 6:35 p.m. EDT This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Miami Herald. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation overhauling a controversial state program that provides lifelong care for children born... Read more →


Study Reveals: Adolescent marijuana, alcohol use held steady during COVID-19 pandemic

Adolescent marijuana use and binge drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in the United States. The study’s findings, which appeared online on June 24, 2021, in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, challenge the idea that reducing adolescent use of drugs can be achieved solely by limiting their supply. The work was led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. In contrast to consistent rates... Read more →


Margaret C. Sweeney, of Deptford; Retired Nursing Supervisor at Episcopal Hospital

Deptford – Surrounded by her loving family, on September 28, 2020, Reta passed away peacefully at home. Age 81. (nee Magoun). Formerly of Woodbury and Cape May. Loving wife of 20 years to the late Edward J. Sweeney, Sr. Cherished daughter of the late Thatcher Magoun V and Mary “Molly” Stewart. Loving mother of Craig Hartman (Donna), Mark Pinero, Thomas Pinero (Janette), Jeffrey Pinero (Kelly), Terri Netz (Bruce), Kellie Blymer, Daniel Sweeney, and Sean Sweeney. Predeceased by her son Luis David Pinero (surviving Sam), stepson, Edward J. Sweeney, Jr. (surviving Sarah), and granddaughter Katie Sweeney. Beloved Sister of Thatcher Magoun... Read more →


NIH Study: Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults

NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt. Gloucestercitynews.net files An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide plan, and suicide attempt. These associations remained regardless of whether someone was also experiencing depression, and the risks were greater for women than for men. The study published online today in JAMA Network Open and was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National... Read more →


Medical Study on Back Pain Injuries Released

Newswise — Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study by scientists at University of Utah Health and MDGuidelines. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines. The findings publish in PLOS ONE on June 17. “The closer people’s care follows evidence-based guidelines, the faster their back pain... Read more →


What You Need to Know about the Menopause

Menopause is a word most people have heard of and a life transition many people will be preparing for when reaching a certain age. However, before experiencing menopause firsthand, there are many things you might not be aware of in relation to this natural change, and it’s always best to be prepared. What is the Menopause? Menopause is a natural process that happens between the ages of 45 and 55. During this time, you can expect to naturally cease menstruation and have your periods stop. Therefore if you are within this age bracket and notice your periods becoming irregular, you... Read more →


New Study Reveals Covid Can Invade Testis Tissue

Newswise — COVID-19 can invade testis tissue in some men who are infected with the virus, according to a new study by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers published in The World Journal of Men's Health. These findings could be the first step in discovering COVID-19’s potential impact on male fertility and whether the virus can be sexually transmitted, said study lead author Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., associate professor and director of reproductive urology at the Miller School. University of Miami Health System/ Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy and Dr. Justin Achua COVID viral particles in the testis found via electron... Read more →


Families Need to Practice Water Safety

Newswise — Summer 2021 will be the first time many people venture back in the water following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago underscored the need for families to practice water safety and teach children about safety around pools and at the beach. The consequences of being unprepared when it comes to water safety have been deadly; 53 people drowned last year in Lake Michigan and drownings in the Great Lakes hit their highest numbers in a decade in 2020. The latest Voices of Child Health... Read more →


How Much will Alzheimer's Increase in Your State?

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer's disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer's drugs treat the disease's symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease -- a toxic and sticky protein in the brain called amyloid. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 6.0 million Americans 65 and older were living with the disease as of 2020, or 12% of the 65 and over population. As more and more of the baby boomer generation reaches that age,... Read more →


Buy Relax CBD Gummies at Aifory and Witness the Best Results

CBD market is rapidly growing, developing and expanding, providing customers with an increasing number of products that help them relax, enjoy flawless nighttime sleep, overcome the bothersome symptoms of depression and fight mild to severe pain and inflammation. According to the results of medical studies, the most popular and demanded form of CBD can trigger a range of other beneficial impacts, advancing the well-being of the customer. However, it is inevitable to mention that numerous factors make people critical of the products. Most customers are concerned about the safety, affordability, and effectiveness of goods based on hemp. Fortunately, browsing aifory.com/relax-cbd-gummies/,... Read more →


Flag Day Ceremony Held at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Soon-to-be-Opened Silvestri Tower

A special Flag Day celebration was held outside Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Silvestri Tower on Monday — marking the first time the U.S. flag is raised outside of the newly constructed patient pavilion, slated to open this summer. The June 14th event featured the Color Guard from the local Police Department and a performance of the National Anthem by Washington Township High School senior Sabrina Sims, followed by members of Boy Scout Troop #123 leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Local officials in attendance included Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli; Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney; and the hospital’s... Read more →


Bayville Nurse Wins PDFNJ Raffle

as Part of National Nurse's Month Appreciation Bayville, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) commemorated National Nurses Month and honored New Jersey nurses by offering its continuing education webinar for FREE throughout the month of May. 210 nurses throughout New Jersey signed on for the opportunity. As part of the promotion nurses who signed up for the free webinar were entered into a raffle to win a $250 Amazon gift card. Cindy Zumbo of Bayville was selected as the winner. PDFNJ wanted to recognize and appreciate the crucial work done by nurses in New Jersey by... Read more →


Nine SJ Students Graduate from Project SEARCH Program at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

(Photo credit: Jefferson Health – New Jersey) Cherry Hill, NJ, June 9, 2021 - A graduation ceremony for nine South Jersey young adults completing a year-long Project SEARCH work-transition program was held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital on June 7. Each student from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School interned in several hospital departments, including Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom and Environmental Services. Shown, from left, are the students who received their Project SEARCH graduation certificates: Jordan Wright (Easthampton); Marcus Timar (Haddonfield); Eddie Perez (Camden); Naitri Patel (Hainesport); Owen Muller (Pennsauken); Amelia McKitrick (Cherry Hill); William McAnurn (Haddonfield); Jessica Kelokates (Cherry Hill);... Read more →


BEWARE! TICK BITES CAN BE FATAL

Wiliam E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews image courtesy of shutterstock CNBNEWS (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net)(June 5, 2021)--Our long-time friend Chalie Huber, aka ChalieTheClip, sent us some information that appeared first in The Washington Post and was republished by Yahoo News about a new deadly tick disease that, like many other tick infections can kill you. The name of it is babesiosis, a tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells and appears to be growing in prevalence. From The Washington Post/Yahoo News May 27, 2021 article, Jeff Naticchia wasn't feeling well when he set off to work one Friday in late July 2017. The... Read more →


Students Seeking Mental Health Help Often Stranded On Waiting Lists

‘I Just Couldn’t Hang On’ There's a booming demand for mental health services for college students, and the institutions just can't keep up. In other public health news, cancer rates and geography, a rare brain disease, heart stents, e-cigarettes and more. Stat: As Mental Health Crises Soar, Colleges Can't Meet Student NeedsColleges across the country are failing to keep up with a troubling spike in demand for mental health care — leaving students stuck on waiting lists for weeks, unable to get help. STAT surveyed dozens of universities about their mental health services. From major public institutions to small elite... Read more →


Virtua Health’s Mobile Grocery Store Celebrates 1,000th Customer

The rolling supermarket marked the milestone with balloons, gifts, and recognition of its 1,000th shopper (WILLINGBORO, NJ) Since hitting the road in February, Virtua Health’s “Eat Well” Mobile Grocery Storehas taken off! The store-on-wheels – which brings healthy, affordable food to six South Jersey communities in need each week – recently served its 1,000th customer. "People are really enthusiastic about the Mobile Grocery Store," said April Schetler, assistant vice president of community health engagement at Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health system. "We've already exceeded our three-month goal of 720 transactions by more than 20 percent – getting even more... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care & NBC-10 to Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

South Jersey reporter Cydney Long to moderate event (CAMDEN, NJ) – As part of Cooper University Health Care’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative, the community is invited to a free COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center located in East Camden. NBC 10 South Jersey reporter Cydney Long will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. Earlier this year, Cooper opened the first-of-its-kind neighborhood Vaccination and Education Center at the Kroc Center, which includes a strong education component to answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for city residents. “Camden... Read more →