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Seasonal Flu Shots Available Now at Rite Aid

Rite Aid’s Certified Immunizing Pharmacists Strive to Create Flu-Free Communities and Encourage All Age Groups to Get Vaccinated to Protect Themselves and their Neighbors August 15, 2019 CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-(Gloucestercitynews.net)-Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) announced today that seasonal flu shots are available at all 2,466 Rite Aid pharmacies. Patients can get ahead of the lengthy flu season by visiting any... Read more →


DOH Confirms This Summer’s First Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

Gloucester City News blog files The New Jersey Departments of Health (NJDOH), Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and Agriculture (NJDA) are urging state residents to take precautions this summer to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne diseases including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted to people and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito. The DOH has confirmed the first human... Read more →


By the numbers: Pennsylvania taxes vaping products at 40 percent of wholesale

The Center SquareAugust 2019 HARRISBURG, PA-(GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)-Fifteen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis. Gloucester City News blog files Pennsylvania, which taxes vapor products at 40 percent of wholesale, is currently among them. Vapor products, such as electronic cigarettes and vaping pens, allow users to inhale nicotine, but not... Read more →


Intensive blood pressure control may slow age-related brain damage

NIH-funded imaging study shows link between blood pressure and white matter lesions. (Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 14, 2019)--NIH funded study found link between blood pressure and white matter lesions. Arrows highlight examples of lesions seen on magnetic resonance imaging brain scans. SPRINT MIND Investigators In a nationwide study, researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of hundreds of participants in... Read more →


Comfort Bags Donated to the Gynecologic Oncology Department at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – WT from Mothers Matter

Women who have had surgery or are about to begin chemotherapy or radiation treatments at SKCC – WT will now receive a “comfort bag” donated by Mothers Matter – the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation. These spa-type gift bags include a pillow made by local Girl Scouts and the Mothers Matter volunteers, a journal, lotions, breath mints, nail polish, eyebrow pencils... Read more →


$306,000 in Federal Grants for South Jersey Community Health Centers

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 9, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--– Today, on the final day of National Health Centers Week, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that two federally-qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive $305,795 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Program. CAMcare Health Corporation, which has serviced Camden and Gloucester counties since 1978, will receive... Read more →


How Cigarette Smoke Makes Head and Neck Cancer More Aggressive

A change in the tumor metabolism due to tobacco exposure could open new treatment avenues in head and neck cancer. Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The vast majority of cases are head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), a type of cancer that arises in the outer layer... Read more →


TO THE POINT: Researchers Looking for New Ways to Help Chronic Pain Patients

CAMDEN CITY NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--– For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University–Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method that can more accurately gauge pain in mice, which could lead researchers to... Read more →


Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Camden City honored by statewide group

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association presented the facility with its New Good Neighbor Award Award-winning team: Virtua’s Debra Moran (center), VP of community-based services, displays the New Good Neighbor Award with (from left) Tyler Conley, business development engineer for Turner Construction; Emma Leach, designer for Stantec; Joan Gray, assistant VP of ambulatory services for Virtua Camden; and Carlos... Read more →


Rutgers Study: Antihistamines Better for Treating Kids with Colds

Rutgers study finds increase in antihistamine use for colds, following the 2008 FDA advisory to decrease use of cough and cold medicines, despite risks and unclear benefit of antihistamines for children with colds Newswise — For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a... Read more →


An Overview of Shingles

By Rod Brouhard, EMT-P Updated April 27, 2019 Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician Shingles, also known as herpes zoster (HZ), is a painful and unsightly rash that's caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), which is also responsible for chickenpox. Besides the blisters and discomfort that are the main symptoms of shingles, many people go on to... Read more →


Delaware Reports First Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis for 2019

Mosquito bite avoidance and precautions encouraged DOVER (Aug. 2, 2019) – Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a potentially serious illness, has been detected in sentinel chickens monitored for mosquito-transmitted diseases in Delaware, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section announced today. The Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory reported to DNREC that four chickens recently tested positive for EEE... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation is Accepting Applications for Camden City Community Grant Program

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – George E. Norcross, III, chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, announced today that The Cooper Foundation is now accepting applications for the first-ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Grant applications are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. The Norcross Foundation, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation initially... Read more →


*Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta Aug. 3 on Nanticoke River

(Gloucestercitynews.net) – The sixth annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta – presented by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, the Reclaim Our River (ROR) Program - Nanticoke Series, Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, and the Town of Blades – will cast off Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 North Market Street, Blades, DE 19973. Sign-in... Read more →


An Arizona Transplant Family is Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Week:

Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor (Bellemont, Arizona)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- August 1st - 7th is recognized as National Minority Donor Awareness Week, which was created in 1998 to increase our nation’s consciousness of the need for more organ and tissue donors -- especially among multicultural communities. National Minority Donor Awareness Week honors communities of color who have been... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hospitals Among Nation’s Best According to U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The specialty care provided at Jefferson Health hospitals ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 annual Best Hospitals rankings. In the regional rankings, Jefferson Health New Jersey ranks: 11th in New Jersey 13th in the Philadelphia metro area High Performing in three categories: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, and Knee... Read more →


A Day to Celebrate: ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony for New $165 Million Patient Pavilion at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

On Tuesday, July 30, Jefferson Health employees, construction workers, Board members and elected officials gathered to sign the final beam for the Cherry Hill Patient Pavilion and watched it soar into the sky at this special event. Among those who offered remarks were: Jefferson Health New Jersey President Joe Devine; NJ State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney; NJ Assembly Majority... Read more →


News & World Report names Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes among Best Hospitals

Virtua hospitals in Mount Holly & Willingboro also earn ‘high-performing’ designations in specific specialties Marlton, N.J. — Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the “Best Hospitals” for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also lauded Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital for their high performance in specific areas.... Read more →


Kids Swim For Health, Raise Money For Shore Medical Center Auxiliary

mvitaleJuly 2019 Kids join to swim for health and raise money for the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center. (Courtesy Shore Medical Center) Local children participated in the annual Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health held July 5 at Mainland Recreation Association in Linwood. The 66 participants completed 6,454 laps, which resulted in raising more than $7,000 for the Auxiliary of... Read more →


Surgeon Joins Cooper University Health Care’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ (July 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Harish Kakkilaya, MD, FACS, FASMBS, (photo) has joined Cooper University Health Care’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, a multidisciplinary program to help people with obesity or morbid obesity achieve and maintain their weight-loss goals and improve their health. “Dr. Kakkilaya is a fellowship-trained bariatric and metabolic surgeon who has performed more than 1,000 weight-loss surgeries with... Read more →


Temple University Hospital /St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce ..

Strategic Affiliation for Lung Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Services (Philadelphia & Bethlehem, PA) – Temple University Hospital (TUH) and St. Luke’s University Health Network are announcing an innovative affiliation for advanced lung disease and lung transplant services that will provide patients living in the Lehigh Valley streamlined access to Temple’s highly experienced lung transplant team and pulmonology specialists close... Read more →


Donor Spotlight: Mother and Daughter Standing Strong Against Cancer

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-What started out as an idea between two friends at Timber Creek Regional High School ended up being a successful 5K event raising $3,200 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Allie Hauer, the 16-year-old behind this fundraising effort, is no stranger to how cancer can impact a family. Her mom, Erika, was diagnosed with breast cancer and... Read more →


Support Lung Cancer Research

Camden City, NJ--Twelve years ago, the Fifis family lost a great man, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to lung cancer. His sons made a promise - to help find a cure for lung cancer and the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was born. Now in its 9th year, the Jim Fifis... Read more →


New Jefferson Health ENT Practice Opens in Cherry Hill

A new ENT medical practice -- Jefferson Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery – is now open at the Jefferson Cherry Hill Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. The practice offers comprehensive ENT, allergy, and audiology care services that include: Allergy testing and therapy Audiology (Diagnostic Testing & Hearing Aids) General ENT care Head & Neck Surgery Laryngology... Read more →


Innovative Digital Platform NeuroFlow Informs Jefferson NJ OB/GYN of Patients’ Mental Wellness Between Visits

Bridging the gap between physical and mental health is becoming more and more important in the modern health care system. This rings especially true for OB/GYN providers, who often treat expectant and new mothers facing a hurdle of mental and emotional challenges. Inspired to further integrate care, Jefferson Health and Philadelphia-based NeuroFlow collaboratively designed a patient-focused, digital health platform. The... Read more →