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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, MD, MPH, MACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Oncology and Chief of Cancer Services. “Through the Bottino Foundation’s generosity, many of our patients do... Read more →

Parent's Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Cord Blood Banking

Giving the best for your baby is much more work than you expected. You plan many things, as simple as choosing a name to more complex things like developing a plan on what you want for your birth. Creating a birth plan is especially essential in the process. Thus, communication with your partner or doctor is also crucial. You may expect doctors to provide you a lot of options. There are prenatal testing options such as ultrasound, blood testing, and even cord blood banking. It may sound new to you; however, these can be the options you need to consider in the first few months. The cord blood banking decision should be considered during the early pregnancy stage. Deciding to bank your baby's cord blood... Read more →

What about you, Mommy?

When your kids ask about your own drug and alcohol history, what should you tell them? by: Carol Lloyd | September 21, 2014 “Did you ever try drugs, Mommy?” I paused as my 11-year-old daughter’s eyes flashed panic. How I got myself into the conversation was one of those meandering paths through the forest of torturous parental explanations. It all seemed so logical, so well-intentioned. … And now stupid, stupid Mommy, what had I done? My daughter is horrified by all notions of intoxication. If I drink an occasional glass of wine at dinner she regards me askance and asks if I’m drunk. If she hears about a kid at a given high school smoking marijuana, she declares she’s never ever going to that school.... Read more →

Honest Paws: Why President Biden's Dog Keeps Acting Out

News of President Biden's dog having a rough adjustment to life in the White House came out last week, with the information that the dog bit someone inside the home, and did his outside business, well, inside. Only 3 Presidents (including Donald Trump) did not have a White House dog. So what's up? One vet gave us her opinion. "It’s not surprising that the Bidens’ dogs are having a bit of trouble adjusting to life in the White House. In fact, it would be more surprising if the dogs weren’t bothered at all. Think about the experience from a human perspective first: if you would find it stressful to move to another state, to another home much different than what you were used to, with... Read more →

How to Make Traveling with Asthma Easy & Stress-Free

Having a chronic disease can interfere with several aspects of your regular life. It can become even more debilitating when you have a serious respiratory disorder, such as asthma. Whether you’re planning an outing with your friends or going on a solo vacation, the thought of having your next asthma attack always lingers at the back of your mind. But this doesn’t mean asthma should stop you from traveling and exploring faraway places. It’s a fairly common respiratory disorder that affects roughly 25 million people in the U.S. This means living a normal life and traveling with asthma shouldn’t be exceptionally difficult. However, if you have asthma, the thought of traveling to an unfamiliar place can send chills down your spine. What if the high... Read more →

The State of Maryland Opens "Special COVID19 Vaccine Clinic" Just for Latinos

While many Maryland residents wait patiently to receive their government-funded COVID-19 vaccine, the state’s two biggest counties—both illegal immigrant sanctuaries—have launched a “special clinic” to inoculate 600 Latinos a week. The exclusive operation will be stationed at the Adventist HealthCare facility in Takoma Park, which is situated in Montgomery County, Maryland’s most populous. The shots will also be offered to Latinos who live in nearby Prince George’s County. Recipients will be “preselected” by an area open borders group, Casa de Maryland, and a Latino Health Initiative launched by Montgomery County two decades ago. In a statement announcing the venture public officials claim that it will help overcome inequities in the vaccine rollout as well as general health disparities that plague poor minority communities. Judicial Watch... Read more →

Dr. Til Jolly Leads IIFX Medical Advisory Board ; Leadership Members Named

Board will provide guidance on the evolving science of COVID-19 and future health threats to members of the sports and entertainment industry April 7, 2021 Jackson, Mississippi – The Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX)has announced formation of a new Medical Advisory Board – IIFX MD -- to provide industry thought leadership focused on science-driven best practices for venues, participants and fans. Dr. Til Jolly, Chief Medical Officer of Aveshka, Inc. will lead IIFX MD Medical Advisory Board. The Board will work closely with IIFX Founder,Dr. Lou Marciani, the IIFX Distinguished Fellows, and other international industry leaders and will be chaired by Dr. Til Jolly, IIFX Distinguished Fellow and Chief Medical Officer of Aveshka, Inc. “This board includes medical advisers for some of the world’s... Read more →

Purdue University Study: 22% of Soccer Injuries are Concussions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how hard a ball hits the head by inflating balls to lower pressures and subbing them out when they get wet. The study, conducted by Purdue University engineers, found that inflating balls to pressures on the lower end of ranges enforced by soccer governing bodies such as the NCAA and FIFA could reduce forces associated with potential head injury by about 20%. But if the ball gets too wet, it can quickly surpass the NCAA weight limit for game play and still produce a nasty impact, the researchers... Read more →

Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? Help is Available

Mental Health Resources Available Amidst COVID-19 (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 Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its... Read more →

Camden County Seniors, 55 and Older, Learn How To Box

The virtual class will teach fundamental boxing techniques, sequences and basic movements. Boxing gloves or hand weights work just fine for the class and no extra equipment is required to participate. Cardio exercises will run rampant and a total body workout will happen in the 60 minute Zoom meeting! Have some water and a towel ready to go because we will be nonstop moving once class begins! Our Spring 2021 Seniors Virtual Boxing Program from TKO Fitness, will run via Zoom video chat for 12 weeks, Thursday mornings at 10:45 am – 11:45 am. Our meeting ID is: 833 4695 8009 and the password is 1615. You MUST BE a Camden County resident in order to participate. Registration is required, & you may do so... Read more →

Camden County Officials Urge Public to Keep Your Vaccination Card in A Safe Place

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards to be Critical Moving Forward (Gloucester Township, NJ) –Officials at the Camden County Vaccination Center are urging residents to laminate and make duplicate copies of the card that proves inoculation to COVID-19. In this evolving environment the vaccination card will be imperative for travel, entering entertainment events and locally for students going back to class at Rutgers University. Currently, almost 100,000 residents are fully vaccinated out of the 392,000 eligible adults throughout Camden County encompassing almost 25 percent of the population. Commissioner Director, Louis Cappelli Jr., talked about the importance of this small card that should be kept on your person at all times, like a driver’s license, as we move into the next stage of this pandemic. “Almost a quarter of... Read more →

Camden County Releases Vaccination Information; You Must Schedule An Appointment

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey is vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available now. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE. The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to several million more people in the state. The eligibility has been expanded to include Phase 1a and certain individuals in Phase 1b plus all the following:... Read more →

How To Live Better With Chronic Respiratory Diseases

Pulmonary rehabilitation can make life better for many people with chronic respiratory diseases. (NAPSI)—Here’s news that should help many people with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD breathe easier: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a proven treatment that improves the quality of life. The Problem “People with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases are often limited in many daily activities,” said Carolyn L. Rochester, M.D., professor of medicine, pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine at Yale School of Medicine and past chair of the American Thoracic Society Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation. “Some may not be able to even walk from one side of their home to the other, prepare a meal or wash their own hair.” Chronic lower respiratory diseases such as COPD are the third-leading disease-related... Read more →


ANGELA IS THE DIRECTOR OF NURSING FOR CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES’ DIVINE PROVIDENCE VILLAGE Ms. Angela Babcock, Director of Nursing for Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CSS) Divine Providence Village (DPV), was recently selected by the Philadelphia Phillies to be honored as a frontline hero. Angela was selected as one of 41 honorees from a field of nearly 500 nominated frontline workers throughout the Philadelphia area. Angela was nominated by her DPV colleagues for her compassionate care and dedication to the residents, their families, the community, and staff since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. DPV, part of The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence and the Intellectual Disabilities Division of CSS, provides intermediate care for 72 individuals with developmental disabilities who... Read more →

April is Celebrated Nationwide as Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month: A Five-Year-Old Girl in Mississippi is Thriving Thanks to Her New Liver and Kidney Donated by Two Different Family Friends COTA Kid Lilah Kate Joiner Liver and Kidney Transplant Recipient April 1, 2021 -- April is celebrated nationwide as Donate Life Month. National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003 and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ and tissue donors, and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of organ and tissue donation. This month, Lilah Kate Joiner’s family and friends will undoubtedly be promoting donor awareness as a way to thank the two living donors... Read more →

Low Risk of Researchers Passing Coronavirus to North American Bats

Risk Assessment Examined Likelihood of Transmission During Winter Research Season The risk is low that scientists could pass coronavirus to North American bats during winter research, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists find the overall risk to be 1 in 1,000 if no protective measures are taken, and the risk falls lower, to 1 in 3,333 or less, with proper use of personal protective equipment or if scientists test negative for COVID-19 before beginning research. The research specifically looked at the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which is the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, from people to bats. Scientists did not examine potential transmission from bats to people. “This is a small number, but the consequences of human-to-bat transmission... Read more →

Struggling with Stress: How to Cope

It has been a particularly challenging time to be alive this past year, which is why it is not surprising that so many people are suffering from copious amounts of stress. However, it is important to remember that stress is a common feeling and a normal part of life, as long as it does not take over your life. According to the Mental Health Foundation, stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with emotional pressure. Whether you are submerged in housework or struggling to cope with the sense of upset from a recent breakup, everyone experiences different kinds of stress and therefore manages their stress differently. Signs Some of the most common symptoms of stress include not being able to sleep... Read more →

Hospitalist David Kovalsky Honored with ‘Frontline Hero Banner’ Outside Phillies Stadium for 2021 Season

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is always a special day, especially this year on April 1st for avid Philadelphia Phillies fan David J. Kovalsky, DO, a hospitalist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Following a long, dark and cold baseball offseason, Opening Day marks the first of a 162-game season filled with excitement and warm weather. This year, the season opener is extra meaningful, as it will be the first time in 550 days that fans are allowed to watch “America's pastime” inside Citizens Bank Park. Due to the pandemic, last season was shortened to 60 games and seats were only filled with cardboard cutouts — dozens of which featured Jefferson employees. Now, as the Phillies welcome back fans, they are honoring frontline heroes in another... Read more →

Qualifying Medical Conditions Under the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program

Every U.S. state has legislation on the use of marijuana. More than two-thirds of the United States, including the District of Columbia, actually legalized marijuana for medical use. Others are considering bills to legalize it for medical use, as well. If you live in New Jersey, you no longer need to live in fear of getting arrested for possessing amounts of marijuana for personal use. In a way, the Garden State is getting a bit greener, especially for people with qualifying medical conditions under the New Jersey medical marijuana program. Legalization in this densely populated state will probably encourage other states on the East Coast of the U.S., such as Pennsylvania and New York, to follow suit. This, in turn, may pressure Congress to end... Read more →

CHRIS HERREN, former NBA Player Speaks Out on Addiction Surge During Pandemic

Chris Herren went from NBA player to addict to recovery and opening the first addiction recovery center of its kind in the D.C. area WARRENTON, Va., March 29, 2021—As COVID cases surged across the country so has the addiction crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has reported more overdose deaths during the pandemic than ever CHRIS HERREN (image courtesy of https://herrentalks.com/ before. Former NBA player and recovery advocate, Chris Herren, recently opened a residential substance abuse recovery facility with health and wellness programs for men and women with the mission to provide holistic recovery services. Herren Wellness at Twin Oaks provides treatment, recovery and support for individuals and families impacted by addiction to help their guests lead healthy, substance-free... Read more →

Scientists at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Report...  

Stopping Gene-Regulating Activity of Signaling Molecule in the Heart Could Aid Heart Failure Prevention, (Philadelphia, PA) – The human heart works under high demand, constantly pumping oxygen-rich blood through the body. When faced with disease, however, fulfilling this demand can become increasingly difficult and harmful. In the case of chronic high blood pressure – a leading cardiovascular disease in the United States – the heart continuously overexerts, resulting in maladaptive growth and, ultimately, severe dysfunction of the heart muscle itself. Maladaptive growth of the heart, known as cardiac hypertrophy, is brought about in part by activation of G protein-coupled kinase 5 (GRK5), a signaling molecule found within heart cells that previously has been linked to worsened cardiac function in heart failure. Researchers at the Lewis... Read more →

Keeping Safe and Living Well

From sourcing fresh produce to exercising in your local neighborhood it is important to live well, look after yourself and look out for those around you. Take any opportunity you can find to improve your life. When you look after yourself you have the energy and output to enrich your community. When you give back to others you can create and maintain a neighborhood that can be enjoyed by others for many years to come. Locally Sourced and Locally Produced Food Knowing what is in your food is important. Where you can it is advisable to buy locally sourced and locally produced fresh food and produce. Lots of food travels thousands of miles before reaching your plate and you do not know what it might... Read more →

5 Cannabis and Nicotine Products On the Rise

With cannabis becoming more legal around the world, and with more science coming out surrounding the benefits of the more legal, nonpsychoactive versions of cannabis, the industry has been skyrocketing. This movement isn’t necessarily linked to more smoking. Many of the cannabis products are not consumed via smoking, and actually, plenty of tobacco-related innovation has come from a desire to quit smoking. Here are our top 5: Nicotine Pouches Nicotine pouches have been under development for many years, but they’re becoming increasingly effective at helping smokers quit. Nicotine pouches are tobacco-free, meaning the user gets their nicotine scratch itched but with none of the tar. Whilst they used to be placed on the arm and attributed to having wild dreams, they now come in the... Read more →

Revealed: The most supportive states to raise autistic children; New Jersey One of the Best

West Virginia, New Mexico, and Tennessee have been named the top three worst states to raise an autisic child. The states have been named after analysis of data looked at resources available for people with autism, individual state laws requiring insurance coverage, if a state is part of the ADDM Network and grants available to families. One in 54 children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the US. The research also revealed the East Coast is the best place to raise autistic children, with seven out of the ten states ranked best all on the East Coast. Colorado, Massachusetts and New Jersey have been named the best states. Research conducted by Autism Parenting Magazine has revealed the top ten states for raising... Read more →

Julia J Shamis of Atlantic City, has successful residency match

at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine SCRANTON, PA (03/23/2021)-- Julia J Shamis of Atlantic City, along with other medical students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) learned their residency placements during the National Resident Matching Program's "Match Day," an event at which all fourth-year M.D. students around the country simultaneously open their envelopes to learn where they will spend the next three to seven years training in specialties. Residencies typically begin July 1. Shamis matched into Emergency Medicine at CMSRU/Cooper University Hospital. Gloucestercitynews.net files "We are proud of the success of our Class of 2021," said Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth and executive vice president, Geisinger. "Once again, our students matched into excellent local residency programs, as well... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Releases COVID Information

New Jersey is partnering with 68 Walmart and Sam’s Club sites state-wide to offer dedicated appointments to people age 65+. If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, Congressman Donald Norcross encourages you to sign-up and get vaccinated. For more information, please see below. WHAT? 65+ Appointments partnership with Walmart & Sam's Club WHERE? 14 Walmart sites in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties, plus an additional 54 Walmart or Sam's Club sites across the state RSVP: Contact the Call Center at 856-249-7007 to schedule an appointment at select Walmart sites. Call Walmart / Sam’s Club directly to book appointments at the remaining sites. Read more →


PHILADELPHIA, PA--In order to make COVID-19 vaccine easily accessible to all Philadelphians, the Health Department has partnered with a variety of vaccine providers to set up clinics and give out vaccine. In addition to these partner clinics, the City is running mass vaccine clinics that can vaccinate up to 500 people per day in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Who is eligible to come to a City-run mass vaccine clinic? All City-run mass vaccine clinics are open to Philadelphia residents only. Residents who meet the Philadelphia Phase 1a and 1b criteria are eligible currently and can be vaccinated. People who do not live in Philadelphia are NOT eligible to come to ANY Philadelphia clinic. What do you need to go to a City-run mass vaccine clinic? People... Read more →

New Study: Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus infects the mouth’s cells

NIH-funded findings point to a role for saliva in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. An international team of scientists has found evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infects cells in the mouth. While it’s well known that the upper airways and lungs are primary sites of SARS-CoV-2 infection, there are clues the virus can infect cells in other parts of the body, such as the digestive system, blood vessels, kidneys and, as this new study shows, the mouth. The potential of the virus to infect multiple areas of the body might help explain the wide-ranging symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients, including oral symptoms such as taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. Moreover, the findings point to the possibility that the mouth plays a role in transmitting... Read more →

CNBMedical News: NIH, DC government form partnership to reduce sleep-related infant deaths

Three-year partnership will develop D.C. project for infant safe sleep education and outreach. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 The National Institutes of Health and the District of Columbia government are teaming up to raise awareness among District parents and caregivers about how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as accidental suffocation. Although many U.S. states and territories have seen decreases in sleep-related infant deaths over the last few years, the District’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported an increase in these deaths between 2014 and 2018. Sleep-related causes of death include SIDS — the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that does not have a known cause,... Read more →

South Jersey Veterans : Vaccine Appointments Saturday for Harry Williams Community Center

Are you or somebody you know a veteran in need of a Covid-19 Vaccine? The Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs and the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia are teaming up to create a pop-up vaccination site for the second time in Camden County to approximately 800 more South Jersey veterans on Saturday, March 27th. Vaccinations will be available by appointment only between 7:45 AM and 2:15 PM.. Call 215-823-4014 to make an Appointment · Must be a veteran (no spouses or relatives at this time) · Must be already enrolled for VA benefits Veterans can make an appointment until all available slots have been filled First shot will be this Saturday March 27th in Runnemede: Harry Williams Community Center N.... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Staying On Top of Your Game in These Uncertain Times

PEO Leadership, a firm offering executive leadership support, offers must-know tips about having a mental edge TORONTO, Canada – (March 23, 2021) – According to a recent report by Gallup, the mental health of Americans has dropped to its lowest point in two decades. This is largely because of the pandemic, which has led to a 9% drop in the number of people who feel their mental health is excellent. Business managers and entrepreneurs can relate, but it’s important that they stay on top of their game, especially as we close in on the finish line of this incredible pandemic marathon. “It is now more important than ever, that we dig deeper and rely on our ‘mental edge’,” explains Leon Goren, president and chief executive... Read more →

U.S. Army Surgeon General Visits Cooper University Health Care

VIDEO CLIP FROM EVENT (CAMDEN, NJ) – On March 18, 2021, Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Cooper University Health Care to meet with hospital leadership and current Army personnel embedded at Cooper as part of Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training program. Cooper has one of the most extensive military training programs in the nation. As U.S. Army Surgeon General, LTG Dingle is the highest-ranking officer and oversees the entire U.S. Army Medical Corps. “We are honored that Lieutenant General Dingle visited Cooper to get a first-hand look at our how our Cooper medical experts, many of whom are current and former military, are providing the highest level of training to... Read more →

CNB Medical: Exercise Boosts Blood Flow to The Brain, according to New Rearch

Newswise — DALLAS – March 23, 2021 – It’s not just your legs and heart that get a workout when you walk briskly; exercise affects your brain as well. A new study by researchers at UT Southwestern shows that when older adults with mild memory loss followed an exercise program for a year, the blood flow to their brains increased. The results were published online today in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. “This is part of a growing body of evidence linking exercise with brain health,” says study leader Rong Zhang, Ph.D., professor of neurology at UTSW. “We’ve shown for the first time in a randomized trial in these older adults that exercise gets more blood flowing to your brain.” As many as one-fifth of... Read more →

New ‘Shockwave’ Procedure for Heart Blockages Being Performed by Virtua Cardiac Team

Virtua Cardiac Team is First in South Jersey to Perform Technique unclogs hard-to-treat arteries using waves of sonic pressure (CAMDEN, N.J.) – Heart specialists at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital are the first in South Jersey to perform a new, life-saving procedure. Called Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy, the treatment opens clogged heart arteries that are especially difficult to unblock due to hard calcium deposits or twists in the arteries. “Calcium is like kryptonite when it comes to performing a coronary intervention,” said Virtua interventional cardiologist John Finley IV, MD, FACC, FSCAI. “It’s literally and figuratively hard and tough, making for extremely difficult stent delivery, and then once in position, even more difficult to properly expand the stent.” The minimally invasive procedure received U.S. Food and... Read more →

American Legion Posts Across the Nation 'Saving Lives' Through Vaccine Efforts

American Legion Herman Kent Post 777 in Jamestown, N.Y., already had a strong relationship with the VA Western New York Healthcare System (VAWNYHS) prior to the coronavirus pandemic. But both entities recently expanded that relationship in an effort to get as many COVID-19 vaccines out to area veterans. The VAWNYHS has been administering vaccines since January and in March embarked on what is being called possibly one of VA’s largest rural outreach efforts ever by coordinating vaccine sites throughout the area. When VA officials reached out to Post 777, they quickly found another site willing to host a vaccine clinic. “They called us up … and asked if they could use the (post) as a vaccine clinic, and I said ‘sure, why not? We’re here... Read more →

Eligibility for the COVID-19 Vaccine in the State of New Jersey has Expanded

(Camden City, NJ) – Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine is expanding, Governor Phil Murphy announced today. The expansion will make vaccinations available to a broader population including frontline essential workers and high-risk groups in New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Eligible groups include educators and staff in pre-k through 12th grade settings, childcare workers, and transportation workers, among others. “This is exciting news for our community, and we are extremely grateful for the patience and understanding of everyone who has waited for their turn during this unprecedented rollout,” said Camden County Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We need everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible and able to secure an appointment. Camden County’s vaccination center has already administered more than 30,000 vaccinations, and... Read more →

Camden County Vaccination Center News

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey is vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available now. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE. The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to several million more people in the state. The eligibility has been expanded to include Phase 1a and certain individuals in Phase 1b plus all the following:... Read more →

CNB Medical News: 94% of older adults prescribed drugs that raise risk of falling

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research. The study found that the percentage of adults 65 and older who were prescribed a fall- risk-increasing drug climbed to 94% in 2017, a significant leap from 57% in 1999. The research also revealed that the rate of death caused by falls in older adults more than doubled during the same time period. Even minor falls may be dangerous for older adults. Falls that are not fatal can still result in injuries – such as hip fractures and head traumas – that may drastically lower remaining quality of life. Each year, nearly $50 billion is spent... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department Awarded AIUM Reaccreditation through 2024

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been awarded ultrasound practice reaccreditation, through 2024, from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that allows practices to demonstrate they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Jefferson’s MFM department achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. “We are honored to be recognized by AIUM for our efforts to provide quality obstetrical ultrasounds,” said Tammy Harold, Director of Business Development for Women's & Children's Services at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. “This is one of the many ways we are showing our... Read more →

CNB Medical: Don’t Like Exercise? Try a Hot Tub Soak

Newswise — Rockville, Md. (March 16, 2021)—Research suggests that soaking in a hot tub for 60 minutes may provide similar post-activity cardiovascular benefits as 60 minutes of cycling. This news could help people who are not able to exercise due to their health. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. There are cardiovascular disease patient populations that would stand to gain tremendously from exercise, yet cannot do so. Heat therapy may be a viable alternative to exercise for these patient populations. Exercise improves cardiorespiratory and blood vessel health by lowering blood pressure and reducing the amount of work the heart needs to do to pump blood throughout the body. Previous research has shown that heat immersion, such as in... Read more →


TRENTON – To further support local government efforts to ensure that all New Jersey residents enjoy cleaner communities, the Murphy Administration is awarding $16 million in grants to municipalities across the state to enhance waste reduction and recycling efforts, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced today. “Thirty years after becoming the first state in the nation to enact a recycling law, New Jersey remains steadfast in its commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling solid waste,” Acting Commissioner LaTourette said. “By supporting our local government partners through these grants, we can deliver waste reduction and recycling programs that enhance the quality of life for all New Jersey communities.” The awards, which are based on local governments’ 2018 recycling performance, represent a $1.8 million... Read more →

A Factual Look at The Benefits of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Essential oils are chemical extracts of plants that contain the essence, flavor and aroma of the plant from which they are derived. Essential oils have recently become very popular in alternative medicine practices, especially because of their application in aromatherapy; a sort of therapy in which aromatic compounds are used with the intention of improving the physical as well as psychological well-being of the human body. In aromatherapy, various kinds of essential oils, alone or in combination, are used in different ways: To massage the body. As an inhalant. As topical agents. Essential oils should be handled with care as they are highly concentrated and can be toxic if consumed by mouth in their concentrated form. A carrier oil should always be used to dilute... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Report Exposes New Jersey’s Top Behavioral Health Providers

Report Comes on the Heels of Important Legislation Protecting Workers’ Rights and Improving Standards for Consumers Hamilton – Today, a new report was released that exposes how New Jersey’s top behavioral health providers have thrived as a group, while leaving the state’s consumers and their own employees behind. The report was released by United We Heal, a national movement of behavioral health workers supported by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) With more than 50,000 members providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services, AFSCME is the largest behavioral health workers union in the country. Today, a new report was released that exposes how New Jersey’s top behavioral health providers have thrived as a group, while leaving the state’s consumers and... Read more →

NEW POLL: Once Vaccines Are Widely Available Government Should Not Dictate Size of Gatherings

Wide disagreement between vaccinated/non-vaccinated consumers on showing proof of vaccination and barring non-vaccinated people from certain activities NEW YORK—A groundbreaking “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey for the first time finds that 63% of Americans believe that government should get out of the way of dictating the size of outside-the-home gatherings once COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone who wants one. Additionally, 75% of those planning to be vaccinated agree that customers should be required to show proof of vaccination to participate in activities, while 58% of those not planning to be vaccinated disagree. 70% of those planning to be vaccinated are comfortable with non-vaccinated customers being barred from activities, while 58% of those not planning to be vaccinated are uncomfortable. The survey asked respondents on whether they... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Daniel Tarditi, Medical Staff President, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. A graduate of RowanSOM, he is also fellowship trained in Cardiology. Dr. Tarditi is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Osteopathic Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. A cardiologist with The Heart House, Dr. Tarditi resides in Haddonfield, NJ. Dr. Alan Lucerna, Medical Staff Vice President, is an attending physician at the Jefferson Stratford Hospital Emergency Department. Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lucerna is a 2005 graduate of RowanSOM; he completed both his Internship and Residency through the... Read more →

UFC Veteran Elias Theodorou Secures Victory for Medical Cannabis in Professional Sport

March. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Elias Theodorou, the first professional athlete to compete in North America with a Therapeutic Use Exemption for Medical Cannabis, made history with his victory over fellow UFC veteran Matt Dwyer at the Rise Fighting Championship 6, hosted at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, March 13. The Mane Event struck a blow against the stigma of medical cannabis use in sports, defeating Matt Dwyer in a third-round decision in the headline fight of the night. The convincing win will help to dispel the notion that professional athletics and medical cannabis use are mutually exclusive. True to his commitment to clean sport, Theodorou did not consume THC for 48h before his bout. Theodorou was able to harness the energy... Read more →

New Report Criticizes NJ Governor For Placing COVID Patients Into Nursing Homes

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – New Jersey Republicans say a new NJ.com report proves nursing home administrators informed the Murphy administration that an order requiring them to accept COVID-19-positive patients would lead to outbreaks and deaths. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files According to the report, nursing home administrators expressed concerns about the order during a March 31 call with New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “Patients will die,” the newspaper quoted an unidentified administrator as saying on the call. “You understand that by asking us to take COVID patients, by demanding we take COVID patients, that patients will die in nursing homes that wouldn’t have otherwise died had we screened them out.” Republicans have launched a series of hearings into... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Brain Sensor Offers Alzheimer's Answers

Toolset to benefit a huge array of neurological diseases, psychiatric conditions Dan Addison | UVA Communications J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his collaborators have found an explanation for why Alzheimer’s drugs have limited effectiveness and why patients get much worse after going off of them. Newswise — Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed a tool to monitor communications within the brain in a way never before possible, and their creation has already offered an explanation for why Alzheimer’s drugs have limited effectiveness and why patients get much worse after going off of them. The researchers expect their new method will have tremendous impact on our understanding of depression, sleep disorders, autism, neurological diseases and major psychiatric conditions. It will speed... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: Acenda Integrated Health Awarded Behavioral Health Care &

Human Services Accreditation from The Joint Commission (Glassboro, NJ) March 11, 2021 – Acenda has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Acenda underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review in October 2020. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with behavioral health care standards spanning several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights & responsibilities of the individual. The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses, from the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus, were recently honored with DAISY Awards for their compassionate and skillful care: Medical/Surgical 2 nurse Iwona Soloff, RN, of Sicklerville, NJ, was nominated by a recently diagnosed cancer patient for making them feel better with her “delightful personality” and “warm, caring nature.” Surgical Center nurse Michelle Hudak, BSN, RN, of Williamstown, NJ, was nominated by a surgery patient for her positive attitude and ability to make them feel comfortable before their procedure. This is Michelle’s second DAISY Award at Jefferson. Iwona and Michelle were presented the awards by Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. Part of an international program,... Read more →

EX Veterans Affairs Medical Center Employee Allegedly Stole $8.2 Million Worth of HIV Meds

NEWARK, N.J. (March 12, 2021)– A former pharmacy technician was arrested today for stealing prescription HIV medications from the pharmacy of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in East Orange, New Jersey, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Lisa M. Hoffman, 48, of Orange, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with theft of medical products, specifically HIV medication. Hoffman is scheduled to make her initial appearance by videoconference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk this afternoon. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Hoffman’s responsibilities at the VAMC included ordering the necessary drugs and supplies for the outpatient pharmacy, including determining when to place orders and for what products, as well as regularly maintaining inventory levels of needed drugs... Read more →