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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 →


Alzheimers Disease: The 10 Most Common Signs

Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's a typical age-related change? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later. 2 Challenges in planning or solving problems Some people living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to develop... Read more →


Virtua Health’s Rectal Cancer Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

Virtua recognized as a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (Marlton, NJ…) Virtua Health’s Rectal Cancer Program is now recognized as a National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC). Virtua’s program is one of less than 60 in the U.S. to qualify for this prestigious accreditation; and one of two in the state of New Jersey. To achieve NAPCR accreditation, a rectal cancer center must demonstrate compliance with the NAPRC standards addressing program management, clinical services, and quality improvement for patients. Centers are required to establish a multidisciplinary rectal cancer team that includes clinical representatives from surgery, pathology, radiology, radiation... Read more →


Breathe Easy Signs Placed Throughout Camden County

(Blackwood, NJ) – Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) recently donated 500 Breathe Easy signs to the Camden County Health Department in order to provide residents with smoke-free air in public green spaces. The goal of the donation is to distribute Breathe Easy signs to all 36 municipalities and in every park across Camden County, free of charge. These are metal signs that include the updated Smoke Free Air Act information and a no-marijuana symbol on them. “Secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard that causes a variety of diseases, such as heart disease and various cancers, and... Read more →


Five Steps You Need to Follow to Obtain a Marijuana Card in New Jersey

Source A New Jersey medical marijuanas card is given to applicants who go through the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program, founded in 2013. Thus, before applying for an N.J. medicinal marijuana card, you must be a resident of New Jersey for at least six months. If you are already a patient and marijuana is on your prescription given by your doctor, you will not need an application or certification from the program. The process is effortless, with only five main steps. Here is a short guide for the applicants to get a dispensary card in New Jersey. Proof of Residence... Read more →


Top 10 Potential Benefits of THCV

THCV, or tetrahydrocannabivarin, is a cannabinoid that is found in cannabis plants. This compound is similar to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, but it has different effects on the body. THCV is known to have psychoactive properties, but it is not as potent as THC. This compound is also known to have some medical benefits. THCV has been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits, including reducing anxiety and helping to control weight. Let's take a closer look at some of the potential benefits of THCV. To purchase wholesale THCV online, Alternative Health Distribution is a leading supplier. Some of the potential benefits... Read more →


DO YOU NEED HELP? Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

Those Looking for a Safe, Non-Judgmental Place to Talk About Family Issues Can Call 1-800-THE-KIDS TRENTON, NJ [June 21, 2022] – No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy. Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away. HELP IS AVAILABLE Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and professionals to access information and referrals to community agencies in their area. The Family Helpline provides... Read more →


Virtua Health to Open Primary Care Practice for LGBTQ+ Community

Marlton medical office to provide a range of health services and ongoing care relationships (Marlton, NJ)…Coinciding with Pride Month, Virtua Health will open a new primary care practice that will serve as a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies while offering a range of specialized health screenings and services. The Marlton, N.J., practice is called Virtua Pride Primary Care and will begin welcoming patients on June 27. It will serve adults as well as children ages 7 and up. “Our vision at Virtua Health is to be the region’s trusted choice for personalized health care... Read more →


Jefferson Stratford Hospital Patient Care Technician Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Maria Giangiulio, a Patient Care Technician on the 4-East/West units at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A Sewell, NJ, resident who joined Jefferson nearly seven years ago, Giangiulio was nominated for going “above and beyond” to assist her nursing colleagues during a patient’s end-of-life care. "Maria is an incredible asset to Jefferson,” said the nominator, one of the patient’s family members. “She is empathic, sympathetic, and has an incredible heart." BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical... Read more →


Hackensack Meridian Hospital Doctors and Brothers Fighting Cancer Together

At 18 and a senior in high school, Shabbar Danish received some devastating news - his father was diagnosed with leukemia. “He was only 49 at the time, in the prime of his life, it was shocking,'' says Danish. But not as shocking as the double blow his tight knit family from Roxbury, New Jersey was about to be hit with. “At the very same time, my twin brother, Adnan, was diagnosed with testicular cancer,” he explains. “Here we are teenagers, trying to take care of our father and then I too need to be cared for,” says Adnan who,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Gun Violence...Speaking Up About The Unspeakable

CNBNews graphic files By Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, and Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD Mr. Pullin is president and CEO of Virtua Health. Mr. O’Dowd is co-president and CEO of Cooper University Health Care. The right to bear arms has existed since we became a nation. So, too, has the risk of violence that extensive gun ownership creates in our society. Unfortunately, recent mass shooting incidents, fueled by hatred or mental illness, have sparked a great deal of fear and confusion among Americans. As health care leaders, our concern centers on the treatment of those who are victims of senseless gun... Read more →


13 Project SEARCH Interns Graduate from Work-Transition Program at Jefferson Health – NJ

Thirteen young adults received Project SEARCH graduation certificates at an outdoor ceremony, marking their participation in a longstanding work-transition program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and, for the first time, Jefferson Stratford Hospital. These Project SEARCH interns attended classes at both hospitals every day throughout the school year, working and learning alongside Jefferson Health's employees. Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been involved with Project SEARCH -– an international work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities -- since 2016. Since its launch, 51 students from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School have “graduated” from the Project SEARCH program... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Hospitals Receive AHA/ASA Gold Plus Stroke Awards

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have each received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before hospital discharge, patients should also receive education and have a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. “The Get With The... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation Celebrates Survivorship  at 12th Annual Pink & Teal Event

(CAMDEN, NJ) -- More than 200 guests attended The Cooper Foundation’s 12th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias celebration of cancer survivorship held on June 5. Held on National Cancer Survivors Day – a day to honor cancer survivors, no matter where they are in their journey – the event provided inspiration while raising funds for programs and services at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. “We are touched by the inspirational stories and courage of our patients and are grateful to generous donors whose support allows us to provide a full spectrum of services from diagnosis to treatment to research... Read more →


A guide to Delta-8 THC Carts in 2022

What are delta 8 carts? Delta 8 carts are cannabis oil cartridges that contain Delta 8 THC, a potent, psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp plants. Delta 8 THC is similar to Delta 9 THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, but it is legal under federal law and does not produce the same psychoactive effects. Delta 8 THC carts are available in various strains and flavors and can use them to provide relief from pain, anxiety, and other medical conditions. Delta 8 carts are also popular among recreational users for their ability to create a powerful psychoactive experience. Exploring D8’s Effect... Read more →


What Is The Best Place To Find Delta 9 Gummies For Sale In 2022?

What are Delta 9 Gummies? Delta 9 gummies are a cannabis-infused edible becoming increasingly popular among cannabis consumers. Delta 9 gummies are made by infusing cannabis into a gummy bear mold, resulting in a delicious and potent treat that people of all ages can enjoy. Why is Delta 9 Gummies so famous? There are a few reasons why Delta 9 Gummies have become so popular in recent years: Cannabis can be consumed in a discreet and convenient manner. Delta 9 Gummies are relatively easy to make at home, meaning that you can control the potency and ingredients. Gummies provide a... Read more →


My Up and Down Struggle with Depression

By John Driscoll EdD | CNBNews Exclusive image courtesy of unsplash.com Recently, I found myself volunteering to speak about the correlation between one’s physical health and mental health. I volunteered because of several reasons. First, I think of myself as a good guy, and I want to help people that are currently in a position that I have found myself in over the years. That position would be that of a person struggling with mental health while trying to move through life. I say move because sometimes the best you can do while struggling is to keep moving like treading... Read more →


Run with the Docs Returns: Sunday, June 12

"Going the Extra Mile” for Virtua’s Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program Since 2015, Virtua's Run with the Docs—a 5K run and a one-mile walk—has raised nearly $260,000 to support Virtua’s Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care Program, which provides support and care to families experiencing pregnancy or infant loss. The program helps to ensure that families who experience loss have access to a multidisciplinary range of services that provide comfort and support during an exceedingly difficult time. More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend this year’s event. This is the first in-person version of the event since 2019 and... Read more →


How to Write a Philosophy Essay (Tips)

A philosophy project, like any other writing activity, might be challenging if you don't know how to approach it. Why? Managing schoolwork and other activities is not simple; it necessitates a significant amount of time and effort. Many students, particularly part-time students, have insufficient hours and hence are unable to write their essays on time. These factors may lead students to seek a paper writer for professional help. Furthermore, writing a philosophy essay can be challenging, especially if you are unfamiliar with the subject.If you're having trouble writing your paper, it's a good idea to get assistance and instruction from... Read more →


Supplements Can Slow Age-Related Macular Degeneration

NIH study confirms After 10 years, AREDS2 formula shows increased efficacy compared to original formula, benefit of eliminating beta-carotene. NEI’s Dr. Emily Chew performs an eye exam. The Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2) established that dietary supplements can slow progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans. In a new report, scientists analyzed 10 years of AREDS2 data. They show that the AREDS2 formula, which substituted antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene, not only reduces risk of lung cancer due to beta-carotene, but is also more effective at reducing risk of... Read more →


SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS OUR SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE

(Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask-wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said... Read more →


Jonah Engler puts forward pointers to help beginners become more mindful

Hectic schedules and busy lives can make it challenging for you to concentrate on the present. People often wrap up things because they want to focus on those aspects which are coming up and thereby do not give importance to their present feelings. However, it is not a good sign. It is where practicing mindfulness can help you focus on the present and be happy with what you have. Mindfulness is the latest play trend that you may try multiple times and calm your senses. When you approach this regularly and correctly, it may help you with numerous benefits related... Read more →


BEWARE OF TICKS, THEY CAN KILL YOU

DNREC, Division of Public Health Offer Tips About Ticks image courtesy of https://www.cliniciansbrief.com With spring heading into summer – prime time for ticks as well as for people getting outdoors – the DelawareDepartment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has partnered with the Division of Public Health within the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to educate the public about ticks, including where they are found, how to identify different types and what precautions to take before and after exposure to ticks, as well as information about tick-borne pathogens. “Summer in Delaware is a great time to be outdoors... Read more →


Kratom: A Natural Herb with a Variety of Positive Properties

Kratom is a plant that is available in retail stores and online. It is utilized in supplements due to its therapeutic properties. John Hopkins Medicine researchers discovered that Kratom contains psychoactive chemicals similar to opioids. This can help treat anxiety, depression as well as depression, pain, and. These self-reporting studies haven't been confirmed by authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is why pharmaceutical companies are researching Kratom's potential as a substitute for opioids. According to the American Kratom Association (AKA), the most effective kratom capsules available online have been spotted by over 10 million in... Read more →


Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Cannabinoid HHC

Hemp has been utilized for centuries to make a variety of products. The most popular use of hemp is to produce CBD oil. However, hemp-derived CBD HHC is becoming more widely known, and many people don't know its benefits and how it works. What exactly is it? Hemp cannabinoid HHC is an organic compound found within the plant hemp. It is one of more than 100 cannabinoids discovered in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are substances that interact with the body's system of endocannabinoids. The body's endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance or equilibrium. Hemp cannabinoid HHC is thought to... Read more →


What are CBD Gummies?

CBD is abbreviated as cannabidiol and is a chemical found naturally inside the hemp plant. CBD is only one of the cannabinoids found in hemp and is renowned for its pain relief and well-being properties. The plant extracts CBD and then added to gummies, lab-tested, and confirmed CBD effectiveness. Apart from gummies, CBD oil is available in tinctures that can be consumed orally, topical products to apply to the skin, and edible products like gummies, cookies, candies, and brownies. CBD Gummies are sweet and sugary, chewy treats mixed with CBD oil. It is best to consume them according to the... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $574,503 Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $574,503 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to establish an outreach program to provide education, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, to a wide array of community members in southern New Jersey. The grant awarded to Jefferson Health – New Jersey will be used to fund and train a team of social workers and community health workers to connect with various segments of the population throughout Camden and Gloucester counties, and provide education and needed vaccinations. Although New Jersey has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in... Read more →


Virtua Health Nurse Ann Coyle of Audubon, Honored by Independence Blue Cross

Honored for Her Extraordinary Care and Compassion (Voorhees, NJ)…Virtua Health is proud to announce its own Ann Coyle, RNC-NIC (registered nurse certified in Neonatal Intensive Care), as an honoree of the Independence Blue Cross annual “Celebrate Caring” campaign, which highlights three nurses who demonstrate extraordinary care and compassion to their patients and community. For the last 39 years, Ann has taken care of Virtua’s tiniest patients and their families during what can be an incredibly stressful time. As the manager of the Perinatal Bereavement Program, Ann ensures that families who experience the loss of a pregnancy or an infant have... Read more →


Delta-8 Gummies In 2022: Here's A Guide To The Best Delta 8 Edibles

Before you pick a company to purchase your Delta-8 gummies, it is essential to do your research and familiarize yourself with the reputation of the brand and the product better. It is crucial to choose one attentive to make sure the product is suitable for its consumers. It uses ethical guidelines from the moment of the source to harvesting and testing, and production. What are Delta-8 Gummies? Delta-8 THC is similar to the usual candy gummies in taste, but they are made up of Delta-8 extract and best delta 8 edibles marijuana products. Will Delta-8 get me high? In essence,... Read more →


Buyer's Guide to CBD Vape Cartridges

What are CBD Vape Cartridges? A CBD vape cartridge is a small, detachable cartridge that contains CBD oil. It is designed to be used with a vaporizer or e-cigarette. CBD vape cartridges are becoming increasingly popular as a means of consuming CBD, due to their convenience and ease of use. Premium Quality CBD vape cartridges are small, disposable tanks filled with CBD e-liquid. CBD vape cartridges are an easy and popular way to consume CBD. Vaping is a great alternative to smoking, and it has none of the harmful side effects associated with cigarettes. Vaping CBD has many benefits, including:... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Keeping Your Kids Covered Finding Health Insurance Post-Graduation

There are a number of ways the new grads in your family can get the healthcare coverage they need. (NAPSI)—When your children graduate, there are two things you should know. First, congratulations. Second, consider their health insurance needs. Perhaps this is the last thing you ask yourself but it may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do not have health insurance, according to recent studies. However, one unexpected illness or accident could have long-lasting health and financial consequences. “Choosing the right health coverage for your child may seem difficult as many people have... Read more →


How to Buy Delta 8 Gummies Online

Americans learn about the benefits of cannabis as it progresses through the legal system, CBD or even the nutritional benefits hemp seeds have. The delta-8 THC you may be familiar with though it's relatively unknown in the United States. The fourth most researched cannabinoid on Earth, delta 8 THC, isn't new to the industry. But it is getting some newfound love thanks to hemp legislation. Delta-8, which is naturally occurring in hemp, is a psychoactive compound. Cannabidiol gummies are a popular way of consuming this seemingly magical substance. The delta-8 gummies come in a delicious flavor of assorted fruit, which... Read more →


Sanderson Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Children of Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey Employees

Two children of Jefferson Health – New Jersey employees have been named recipients of the Annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships are given to two eligible dependent children of regular full- or part-time associates with at least one year of service. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Sanderson, an original Board Member of then-Kennedy Health. Sanderson generously bestowed funds to promote the continuation of health education among promising young students. The scholarship winners are: Kassidy Farnum, of Medford, NJ, daughter of Colleen Farnum, Nurse Director of Surgical Services at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Kassidy will graduate from... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Clinicians Receive Bereavement Training from Regional Nonprofit ‘Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Support’

Several Jefferson Health clinicians recently completed a six-week online perinatal bereavement training program, offered at no cost by South Jersey/Philadelphia based nonprofit, Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support. Jefferson Health – New Jersey was lead sponsor of the organizations 2021 “Wave of Light” ceremony held at Cooper River Park. There, Jefferson was presented with two Cuddle Cots –- aimed at providing solace for parents who experience infant loss in a hospital setting –- as well as access to Three Little Birds bereavement training. The online training program included a wealth of research, along with topical videos to address... Read more →


Samaritan Unveils a New Young Adult Grief Support Group Starting in June

Young Adults Coping with Loss is a Complimentary, Six-Week Virtual Support Group Offered Through the Samaritan Center For Grief Support Mount Laurel, NJ – For those dealing with a loss of a loved one, grief comes in different forms. Sometimes, the simple act of being with others who are going through a similar experience in a safe, supportive environment can be helpful. To help young adults in the South Jersey community cope with loss, Samaritan is unveiling a new virtual support group for 2022 – Young Adults Coping with Loss. Young Adults Coping with Loss is a complimentary, 6-week group... Read more →


Risks with Dry Eye: What You Should Know

Not many people know that dry eyes syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions that affect people worldwide. Dry eyes happen when your eyes don't produce enough good-quality tears to lubricate them properly. This leads to an uncomfortable feeling that people usually attribute to their allergies. The eyes become irritated, feel gritty and itchy, and there are times when they become light-sensitive and blurry. However, if left unchecked dry eyes can cause long-term problems, and in rare cases, it can even cause blindness. If your optometrist diagnoses that you have dry eyes syndrome, there's no reason to fret... Read more →


Dr. B: How Leftover Vaccines Were Put to Use

The Coronavirus spread rapidly across the globe, with approximately 59.4 million cases reported in the United States during the initial phase. Staying safe quickly became a top priority for Americans, with promises of vaccine development coming to market. Using mRNA technology, the covid-19 vaccine became available in early 2021. Three vaccine manufacturers were approved for human use, helping mitigate severe risks of the Coronavirus. Unfortunately, as cases surged worldwide, supply issues posed a severe threat to the nation. Shortages of vaccines posed significant delays in getting the population vaccinated. Anyone qualifying for a vaccine could not find available appointments in... Read more →


WE CAN WALK TO REMEMBER JUNE 19

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNews)The annual We Can Foundation Walk to Remember will be held on June 19, at the Pine Grove Fire Hall, 9th and Jersey Avenue, Gloucester City. The organization helps people who are fighting addiction. The public is invited to attend. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation send your check or money order to We Can Foundation, 573 Homewood Lane, Williamstown NJ 08094 RELATED: So Who is George Merryfield ? ##### SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I'LL SHOW YOU YOUR FUTURE Read more →


NIH-Funded Study: Depression, loneliness associated with increased hospitalization risk after COVID-19

People who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed or lonely had a greater chance of being hospitalized after a COVID-19 diagnosis, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, which analyzed survey data from more than 54,000 female nurses and their offspring, was conducted by Andrea L. Roberts, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. It appears in Psychological Medicine. Between April 2020 and April 2021, slightly more than 3,600 study participants tested positive for SAR-CoV-2 infection. Those who reported chronic (long-term) depression before the pandemic were... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Gala Raises more than $600,000 for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in NJ

More than 400 supporters of Jefferson Health – New Jersey attended its annual Gala, held May 7th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino. The event -– the first in-person gala since 2019 –- raised about $635,000 to support the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey. The iconic Beach Boys provided entertainment for the Gala. Shown here are several key Jefferson NJ leadership members, along with two members of the band. From left: Larry Slagle, Associate VP of Development; Mike Love of The Beach Boys; Lisa Dutterer, VP of Operations, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital; Autum Shingler-Nace, VP of Operations, Jefferson... Read more →


9 Popular Baby Shower Presents for Twins

Image Source Being a mom is challenging; you will feel various feelings before and after a child is born. Soon-to-be parents are filled with thoughts, concerns, and whether they’ll be good parents. With or without other kids in the mix, being a mom of twins is no easy feat. So, be sure to purchase a gift in the upcoming baby shower and be respectful to the soon-to-be mom and dad! A way of thanking the parents for the invitation to the baby shower is by preparing a gift. This page covers the nine popular presents you can give. Matching Jewelry... Read more →


Kidney Donor Saves Life of Hackenskak Hospital MRI Tech

Kidney Donor Saves a Life and Undergoes First Single-Incision Donor Procedure Performed at Hackensack University Medical Center HACKENSACK, NJ – For eight months, Arthur Dranoff, 60, a hospital MRI technologist, had been spending five hours a day, four days a week on dialysis due to kidney failure. But on Monday, April 4, 2022, the generosity of 21-year-old kidney donor Savanna Knapp saved his life. Samuel Sultan, M.D., transplant surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center, performed Savanna’s donor procedure using a single-incision laparoscopic approach — marking the first time the surgical technique has been used at Hackensack University Medical Center. Shortly... Read more →


CNBNews Consumer Tip: Get Your Ducts In A Row

To be sure your home is thoroughly clean, have the ductwork inspected. (NAPSI)—Before you spring into action cleaning your home this season, you may want to consider a source of dirt you can’t see but do need to deal with: air ducts. CONSUMER TIPS Your home’s heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. The system pulls air from your rooms; filters, heats or cools it; and sends it back out again. The Problem As a result, dust motes, dander, smoke, pollen and anything else in the air gets stuck in the ductwork. This can be serious for... Read more →


Guest Opinion: THERE ARE ONLY TWO SEXES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the need to tell the truth about biology BILL DONOHUE | CNBNEWS CONTRIBUTOR There are only two sexes: male or female. I said this to the graduating class at Ave Maria Law School on May 14, and my comments were well received. The next day, Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis spoke to the graduates at the University of Wyoming and she said the same thing. She was booed and later apologized for "disrespecting" people. Sen. Lummis should never have apologized. She told the truth. We will never beat those who deny the existence of... Read more →


DOVER COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Help Local Latino Community Get Vaccinated

Dover, NJ – On Thursday May 19, Club Colombia is hosting a vaccination clinic as part of Hispanic Access Foundation’s ‘Unity in Community’ Project in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The FREE clinic will be offering the initial doses of all vaccines, as well as the booster to its nearby community. The past couple of years have shown just how much the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Latino communities. The organization decided to launch this program to help improve the livelihood of Latinos across the nation.... Read more →


Road Work Projects in Camden County

Stay informed on major roadwork and infrastructure projects near you. For questions about Public Works projects, call (856) 566-2980. Click Here for project updates. Roadway Improvements Along Almonesson Road START DATE: On or about Monday, May 16th (Weather Permitting) TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: $1,650,797 Roadway Improvements along Sherman Avenue START DATE: On or about Monday, May 16th (Weather Permitting) TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS: $910,451.58 In order to keep Camden County residents informed on major roadwork and infrastructure projects, the Camden County Board of Commissioners is posting the County’s Department of Public Works progress reports, with photos. Through these reports from our engineers... Read more →


New Jersey Catholic Bishops Outraged with Gov. Murphy’s Proposal to Expand Abortions in NJ

Catholic Church in New Jersey Stands Ready to Help Moms and Mothers-to-Be in Need A joint statement from the New Jersey Catholic bishops on Governor Murphy’s proposal that all health insurers in New Jersey provide coverage for abortion services: The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion in New Jersey, an act that by its very nature terminates human life. If enacted, this legislation would mandate health insurance coverage for abortions, codify regulations that permit non-physicians to perform abortions; and create a public... Read more →


Delaware Air Quality in the State Is Good

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control maintains a network of 11 permanent air monitoring sites throughout the state to track pollutants that impact Delaware’s air quality. ForNational Air Quality Awareness Week, DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin today visited the air monitoring station at MLK Jr. Boulevard in Wilmington, the most comprehensive monitoring station in the state. “Part of DNREC’s mission is to ensure clean air for all Delawareans. Clean air is especially important for our most vulnerable populations: children, older people, and people living with health conditions,” said Secretary Garvin. “Our monitoring network data shows our air... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Things to Know About How Body Image Impacts Mental Health

RELATED: So Who is George Merryfield ? Ageless MD, turns the spotlight on the connection between mental and physical health TUSTIN, Calif. – (May 10, 2022) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, spotlighting an issue that impacts millions of people around the country. The top doctor at Ageless MD is spreading the importance of helping people understand the association between having a healthy body image and one's mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health. “I want to help people feel and look their best, but they... Read more →


Winners of Jefferson Health – New Jersey ‘Giving Tank’ Awards Named at Annual Gala, Held May 7th

Six winners of the Jefferson Health – New Jersey recently named six winners of its first-ever “Giving Tank” competition at the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey Gala held this past weekend at Borgata Hotel & Resort. Much like the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank,” more than 30 Jefferson Health NJ employees submitted proposals that would either help improve their work, benefit patients, or enhance well-being. Six awards — ranging from $25,000 to $100,000, and totaling up to $275,000 — were granted in categories that included: Clinical, Spaces, and Wellness. The12 finalists presented their ideas before a panel of... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Three Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals -- located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township -- were each awarded an ‘A’ in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2022. This national distinction recognizes Jefferson New Jersey’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on over 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, accidents, injuries and infections, as well as systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm. “At a time when... Read more →