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DAISY Champion Award Presented to Jefferson Health NJ’s Roisin Welsh

Jefferson Health New Jersey Senior Magnet Data Analyst Roisin Welsh, MSL, shown right, was recently presented with the DAISY Champion Award. The DAISY Foundation™ defines a Champion as someone who has worked diligently to make the DAISY Award program meaningful for nurses and successful for an organization. Jefferson Health New Jersey partnered with the DAISY Foundation in 2015 to recognize its nursing staff for its positive impact on patients and families. Since then, more than 70 Jefferson New Jersey nurses have been honored with the... Read more →

STUDY: Majority of Superfund Sites Built Close to Public Housing

A new report released by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law found that 70% of all Superfund sites in the US are located within 1 mile of certain federally assisted housing. Poisonous Homes: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Federally Assisted Housing details how decades of environmental racism have systematically put residents of federally assisted housing in direct proximity to these toxins. The report used the US Metals Refining Company (USMR) site in Carteret, NJ as a case study. Almost 700 units of federally assisted... Read more →

PA Governor Defers Enforcement of Mask Mandate to Local Officials and Businesses

By Christen Smith | The Center Square Gloucestercitynews.net files image courtesy of https://www.awesomeinventions.com/ (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest mask mandate issued this week – though “expanded” to include outdoor activities – still comes with zero enforcement, leaving it up to local officials, businesses and residents alike to decide whether they will comply. “We are relying on the good sense and cooperative spirit of Pennsylvanians to follow the Secretary of Health’s mask-wearing requirement order, and at this time law enforcement will not... Read more →

New Liver = New Life for COTA Kid Conrad Thanks to Uncle John

A Pennsylvania COTA Family is Celebrating National Aunts & Uncles Day in a Big Way July 1, 2020 -- July 26th is recognized nationwide as National Aunts and Uncles Day, which is a day when family members are encouraged to acknowledge their special uncle/aunt relationships. This July 26th, a Pennsylvania transplant family will definitely be celebrating with Uncle John who recently gave their son (his nephew) a portion of his liver … and the chance to celebrate his second birthday this month as well. Nicole... Read more →

Republican Leader Bramnick: NJ Should Reimburse Restaurants for Canceled Re-Openings

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square)(July 1, 2020)-- – Restaurant owners should be reimbursed for money spent in anticipation of the now-canceled reopening on Thursday, said Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick. Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Murphy said “it’s better to be safe than sorry” in defense of his late decision to halt indoor dining. Murphy had announced earlier this month that restaurants could reopen at 25 percent capacity with social distancing and mask restrictions in place. He rescinded his decision this week,... Read more →

NORCOSS: Make Health Care Affordable

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted yes today to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act – legislation that builds on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to lower health costs and prescription drug prices. Today’s vote comes days after the Trump Administration filed a brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of the ACA. “I’ve been working hard with my colleagues in Congress to defend and strengthen the Affordable Care Act while the President relentlessly tries to... Read more →

Stockton Researchers Seeking Participants to Take Online COVID-19 Impact Survey

Galloway, N.J. – Stockton University faculty are collaborating on a research study on public response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has shaped the lives of people around the world. The researchers are looking for a broad range of people ages 18 and older to take the online survey at COVID-19 International Survey or https://tinyurl.com/COVID-19InternationalStudy. It should about 20 minutes to complete. “We want people from all walks of life to help us gain a deeper understanding of this important public health issue, and... Read more →

Consumer Alert: COVID mask exemption cards are not from the government

June 29, 2020 by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC To help limit the spread of the Coronavirus, many states are requiring people to wear face coverings in places open to the public. But there are cards circulating online and on social media that say the holder has a disability that prevents them from wearing a mask, and that it’s illegal for any business to ask them to disclose their condition. Variations of the card include the seal of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ),... Read more →

Pink Roses Teal Magnolias: It's a Virtual Shopping Spree

It's a Virtual Shopping Spree Join us In the Fight Against Cancer June 30 - July 2 Cancer is relentless -- and so are we! When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping -- online! Support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by scrolling through our Virtual Boutique to select from a wide variety of clothing, gifts and jewelry from local retailers. Your purchase will raise funds to help women fight cancer -- and support South Jersey businesses who will donate a percentage of... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Six Tips for Wearing a Face Mask this Summer

Virtua Health physician offers advice for keeping healthy and cool during the pandemic (Marlton, N.J.) The summer brings heat, humidity, sweat — and this year, face masks on top of it all. With social distancing guidelines still in place, it’s important to continue protecting against the spread of COVID-19. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends face coverings for all people age 2 and older who don’t have trouble breathing. Dr. Richard Levine, a family medicine physician at Virtua Primary Care—Cherry Hill... Read more →

CNB Medical News: What Young Men Should Know About Testicular Cancer

Max Mallory succumbed to testicular cancer. Now, a foundation created in his name helps other young men save their own lives with information about the disease. (NAPSI)—Young men and those who care about them should consider the story of Max Mallory. At 22 he graduated from college and started his dream job in the video game industry. He landed the job before graduation at the company where he had interned for almost a year. Set up in his own apartment, he started to live his... Read more →

Honey! I just saved a life!

Donating blood or plasma can help you save a life in your community Author: Patrick Vongchan, Emergency Management Specialist, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response courtesy of getty images Saving someone’s life can be pretty simple. As a volunteer EMT and firefighter in my community, I have gone through a lot of training so I can provide life-saving care when seconds count. I am proud to serve on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19, both in my volunteer role and... Read more →

Virtua Memorial Hospital’s Special Care Nursery

Receives National Recognition for Excellence The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has awarded the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence to the Special Care Nursery at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ. This award recognizes caregivers who utilize a consistent and systematic approach to evidence-based care that improves patient outcomes. “While health systems across the world have faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtua has never faltered in providing its patients with quality care,” said Pamela Gallus, assistant vice president for maternal-child services... Read more →

Good News? Dangerous tick-borne bacterium extremely rare in New Jersey

by Rutgers University Three American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis): two females and one male. Credit: Jim Occi/Rutgers University-New Brunswick There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Rutgers researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia rickettsii, the bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. But cases of tick-borne spotted fevers have increased east of the Mississippi River, and more research is needed to understand why, according to a study in The... Read more →

Updates to Contact Lens Rule: What are they

by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Do you wear contacts? If so, read on. You have the right to get your contact lens prescription from your eye care prescriber — whether you ask for it or not — at no extra charge. The Contact Lens Rule, which the FTC enforces, says so. That lets you take your prescription wherever you want — online or to the mall — to shop around and look for the best deal. Periodically, the FTC likes to take a... Read more →

Summit Oaks Hospital Responds to the Mental Health Crisis

and Increased Need for Behavioral Health Treatment Services Summit, NJ – June 22, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has left many members of our communities facing a severe and concerning mental health crisis. Recent data reports have indicated an urgent and crucial need for mental health services to care for those who have been affected by the implications of COVID-19, and for those who have experienced worsening symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2020), the Household Pulse Survey conducted in... Read more →

United States of Care Releases New State Preparedness Handbook

Amid more than twenty states experiencing surges in confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the U.S. reaching the grim milestone of 2 million cases, United States of Care (USofCare) outlined five actions that officials can take to prevent and prepare for future spikes in cases. The five steps outlined in The COVID-19 State Preparedness Handbook include: Listening to the needs of different communities. The best responses come from listening first to people’s needs and understanding the challenges they have experienced since the pandemic began. Communicating clearly... Read more →

Murphy's Plan for Reopening Schools Coming Soon

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN MOONEY | JUNE 22, 2020 With commissioner moving on, governor needs to fill gap quickly to ensure continuity, confidence With Gov. Phil Murphy expected to announce this week the road map for reopening New Jersey’s schools this fall, the man likely to be tasked with presenting the plan — outgoing education commissioner, Lamont Repollet... Read more →

Atilis Gym Update; Overdose Deaths Way Up; Where Are Crescent Trailer Park Drug Pushers?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews INJUNCTION REQUEST BY ATILIS GYM OWNERS DENIED--U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler, a New Jersey federal judge, declined on Friday, June 19, to grant an Gloucestercitynews.net files injunction to the Atilis Gym, Bellmawr, and allow it to operate. The Atilis owners argued, according to Law 360, that gyms have been arbitrarily excluded from the types of businesses allowed to open during the states' phased reopening. The owners filed a suit last month alleging that NJ Gov. Phil Murphy of... Read more →

Victory Bay Recovery Center, Clementon, Committed to Helping Community

CLEMENTON, NJ--Victory Bay Recovery Center, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Clementon, NJ, is committed to helping our community and the surrounding South Jersey communities we serve to include Cherry Hill, Camden, Haddonfield, Deptford, and Voorhees. Our team of dedicated staff and clients continue to provide food, supplies, care, and other services to South Jersey residents who are struggling with substance abuse, mental health concerns, and financial crises as part of our volunteer work in our communities. Blessing Bags Once a month, a... Read more →

Getting Old…….. To My Ever – – So- Young Friends! A Collection

Joe Ball Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, ‘Are you having it catered’? And that, my friend, Is the definition of ‘OLD’! *** Just before the funeral services, the undertaker Came up to the very elderly widow and asked, ‘How old was your husband?’ ’96,’ she replied: ‘Two years younger than me’ ‘So you’re 98,’ the undertaker commented She responded, ‘Not hardly worth going home, is... Read more →

Watching the Dental Industry Will Be A Good Consumer Test for Reopening

(June 2020)--The dental industry has weathered an exaggerated version of the pandemic’s economic impact, but its rebound could be an early indicator about the state of the recovery. Other news on the economic toll of the virus focuses on the next stimulus package, a potential second round of shutdowns, eviction worries and more. The New York Times: How’s The Economy Doing? Watch The DentistsIf not for coronavirus, you’d expect your local dentist office to be doing just fine. Dentist offices tend to be stable businesses... Read more →

CONSUMER NEWS: Dealing with a deceased relative’s debt

by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Especially during this time of crisis, dealing with the death of a loved one is hard. Dealing with a debt collector calling about their debts can make it even harder. If you’re in this situation and a debt collector calls, it’s important to know who is responsible for those debts, and what a debt collector can — and cannot — do to collect payment. Here are some things to know: A debt doesn’t go away when a person... Read more →

How Fitness Apps Change People`s Lives

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 16, 2020)--Today we cannot imagine living our lives without using some mobile apps. There are apps designed for different purposes and different categories of people, but all of them are made to help us in some way. They assist people in doing all kinds of daily tasks. No matter whether you want to find nice places to eat, search on how to reach a destination, where to go, what to do, how to keep fit – apps are there to guide you in every... Read more →

FOP SAYS 121 Officers Have Died from COVID-19

The National Fraternal Order of Police is sad to report that as of June 15, there have been 121 law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty due to COVID-19. To view a state-by-state breakdown, please visit FOPcovid19.org. If the breakdown has not been updated to reflect the 121 deaths, please check again later today once it is updated. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email at media@fop.net. Please atrribute the statements in this release... Read more →

Four Tips for Taking Care of Your Health This Summer

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 16, 2020)--As we begin to head outdoors into the sun and the heat this summer, we’re going to be concentrating on our style. We’ll be thinking about the new items in our summer wardrobe, and how they can combine with our overall look. But there’s another side to having a fun and wholesome summer – and that’s taking care of your personal health. Leaving clothes and accessories by the wayside for a little while, this article looks at four key investments in your health... Read more →

Feds Removing Sexual Orientation/Gender ID Nondiscrimination Language from Health Care Regulations

BOSTON, June 12, 2020―Today, the Trump Administration announced that it would remove sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination language from seven federal regulations governing access to health care, health insurance, and services for nursing home eligible elders. The final rule would remove sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination provisions from the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination regulation (implementing Section 1557), as well as rules governing other major programs governed by the US Department of Health and Human Services including Medicaid enrollment and services, state and federal... Read more →

Fake Emotional Support Animals: How it Costs Those in Need

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 15,2020)--A peacock in an airport might have been a rare and alarming incident a decade ago. A pig inside the flight cabin was something that only happens in movies. However, nowadays, it is no longer an isolated episode to spot a passenger demanding to board a flight with his or her farm animal. Not only airports, but it has become a prime concern for landlords, shop owners, and taxi drivers to decide whether the Emotional Support Animal in question is legal or not. However,... Read more →

Outdoor Recreational Businesses Can Open

(Camden City, NJ) – Governor Phil Murphy signed two executive orders this week, raising limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings, opening pools effective June 22, and additional outdoor recreational businesses effective immediately. Murphy announced that with more businesses reopening, New Jersey residents are no longer required to stay at home while continuing to navigate this pandemic. “This is a testament to the hard work and sacrifice of residents in Camden County and across New Jersey over the past three months to beat back this virus... Read more →

Brian Sweeney Named President & Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Division

Brian Sweeney, RN, MBA, FACHE, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. A 23-year Jefferson Health veteran, Sweeney was appointed Interim President in early March, replacing the New Jersey division’s previous President, Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, who remains with the organization in an enterprise role. Since joining the New Jersey leadership team, Sweeney managed through many operational challenges surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, as South Jersey emerged as one of the early regional hotspots for the virus. Previously, he... Read more →

Long Term Care Industry Request $5B from the Federal Government

Re: Request for $5 Billion to Help Assisted Living Communities in Response to COVID-19 Dear Secretary Azar and Administrator Gaynor: On behalf of the long term care industry, we would like to express our appreciation for the recent actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist nursing homes in response to COVID-19. With the industry facing this unprecedented public health crisis, the recent funding provided by HHS will help our nursing home providers obtain needed personal protective equipment (PPE), testing... Read more →

Is chemistry the solution to weight loss?

Dr. Bob Posner, who specializes in helping people lose weight, shares how brain chemistry plays a crucial role in weight loss BURKE, Virginia – (June 8, 2020) – It’s estimated that the weight loss industry is worth around $72 billion. Each year, millions of people attempt to lose weight in a variety of ways, only to feel let down and then try again the following year. They tend to think that their inability to lose weight was due to a lack of discipline. What they... Read more →

Finding Peace in a Pandemic

New mother describes her peaceful birth experience at Virtua Health during the COVID-19 crisis. (Marlton, N.J.…) Amanda Sigwart of Marlton delivered her first child, son Mason Parker Sigwart, on March 23 as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold across the country. Although she knew she was going to have a C-section because of her baby’s breech position, she was surprised during her routine 37th-week doctor’s appointment when a scan revealed low amniotic fluid and she was instructed to go directly to Virtua Voorhees Hospital. “I... Read more →

Maple Shade Man Becomes First Jefferson Health NJ COVID-19 Survivor to Receive Convalescent Plasma Transfusion

COVID-19 patient and survivor Paul Beaulieu of Maple Shade, NJ, recently became the first Jefferson New Jersey recipient of convalescent plasma donated by a recovered COVID-19 patient. Part of a regulated research project, blood is collected at the Jefferson Blood Donation Center in Philadelphia from qualified, recovered Jefferson COVID-19 patients. The blood is then centrifuged, or “spun down,” to separate the plasma, which is thought to contain antibodies. The research hopes to prove that the antibodies help to aid in COVID patients’ recovery. Mr. Beaulieu,... Read more →

Scientific Fisticuffs are Flying over (HC) the Drug Trump Promoted to Fight Coronavirus

JUDICIAL WATCH WASHINGTON, DC--(June 4, 2020)--Scientific fisticuffs are flying over hydroxychloroquine (HC), the anti-malaria drug enthusiastically promoted by President Trump in the war against the coronavirus. The president—backed by an array of global reports, anecdotal evidence, and outside advisers—thinks HC could be an effective preventative, a weapon for frontline medical personnel, and helpful when administered in the early stage of the virus. On May 18, Trump doubled down and made it personal, announcing that he himself had been taking HC. Trump’s critics are aghast at... Read more →