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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 →


Edward Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge Dedicated at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

The Edward and Patricia Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge was dedicated with a plaque unveiling at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital in early October. More than 30 friends, family, board members and past colleagues came out to honor Sullivan, who served as Kennedy Health’s, and later Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer from 1975 to 2019. For more than 40 years, Sullivan provided expert legal guidance and played a key role in many important milestones in Kennedy’s history, including the 1977 affiliation with the UMDNJ-SOM (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), and Kennedy’s acquisition of... Read more →


Where To Purchase Ejuice Online?

Across the US and everywhere else in the world, vaping has increased in popularity. Based on the recent numbers, young people who vape are above 20 percent of its total population. It’s not a wonder why vaping has become popular. It’s a popular means to quit smoking, and people make vaping a hobby. This is all because of the massive customization that has gone into it. Once you get into vaping to quit the smoking habit, you have to choose a vape shop where you can buy a cheap vape juice for your consumption along with the vape device. Here... Read more →


How cannabis consumption has evolved

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic of debate for many years. With more and more states legalizing the drug, there has been an increase in consumption and a demand for varied consumption methods. Marijuana can be used as medicine for chronic pain, nausea, anxiety, or even mental disorders like PTSD. It also may help with sleep deprivation and eating disorders. Aside from this, marijuana has been used for many years recreationally. Because of this, many new consumption methods have arisen, and many trends related to consumption methods are being seen. If you are curious about these consumption methods or... Read more →


Oral Diuretic Pill Could Be A Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease

A commonly available oral diuretic pill approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be a potential candidate for an Alzheimer’s disease treatment for those who are at genetic risk, according to findings published in Nature Aging. The research included analysis showing that those who took bumetanide — a commonly used and potent diuretic(link is external) — had a significantly lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease compared to those not taking the drug. The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, advances a precision medicine approach for individuals at greater risk... Read more →


Dog Snatched in Philly Neighborhood

Those who own dogs will agree with the notion that dog ownership is one of the most pleasant experiences people can have. For many, dogs become another family member, a character that has their own personality. There is no doubt that dogs are simply easy to love and hard to hate, which is why it is so upsetting when something terrible happens to them. One of the worst things that can happen to a dog owner is that their dog falls sick, but at least there is always the chance to say goodbye in these situations. When dogs are snatched... Read more →


OIG AUDIT: Medicare Overpaid $636 Million for Neurostimulator Implantation Surgeries

Why OIG Did This Audit GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET GRAPHICS FILES The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS's) analysis of past Medicare claims data has identified vulnerabilities in the Medicare payment process that allow billing for neurostimulator implantation surgeries that violate Medicare coverage requirements. Claims for spinal neurostimulator implantation surgeries, involving either the insertion or replacement of neurostimulators, increased by nearly 175 percent between 2007 and 2018, according to CMS. CMS directed a supplemental medical review contractor to conduct postpayment medical reviews of Medicare Part B spinal neurostimulator implantation surgeries. Those reviews found payment error rates as high as 72 percent. Our... Read more →


Virtua Health Launches COVID-19 Booster Shots for Staff

(MARLTON, NJ – October 4, 2021) Virtua Health is working to protect its staff and the community by providing COVID-19 booster shots to its workforce. The Marlton, N.J.-based health system, South Jersey’s largest, has begun administering a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to as many as 14,000 colleagues. “This booster dose is literally a ‘shot in the arm’ to increase the immunity of staff who received their first shots when they first became available,” said Dr. Reg Blaber, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Virtua Health. “These boosters will deliver an added layer of protection that will... Read more →


Gloucester County Residents Time For Your Free Flu Shot

The Gloucester County Department of Health is offering free flu clinics through the end of the year for all Gloucester County residents. Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The best way to keep yourself and those around you flu-free this year is to get the flu shot as soon as you can. It's never too early to start protecting yourself." Commissioner Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Department of Health, said, “There is no cost for our residents to receive this flu shot and all they need to do is show up with valid ID. The county is committed to promoting healthy... Read more →


Camden County Residents Free Flu Shots Begin Oct. 6

(Gloucester Township, NJ) — The Board of Commissioners have scheduled 12 site locations for the 2021 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program. As is the tradition, the program begins at the annual Senior Health Fair, which this year takes place on Oct. 6 at the Scottish Rite Ballroom, 315 White Horse Pike in Collingswood, starting at 10:00 a.m. and continuing through 1:00 p.m. “In order to keep your family healthy this flu season, we encourage you to take advantage of this beneficial service provided by the Camden County Health Department,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “We... Read more →


Attention Burlington County Residents! Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day October 6

BURLINGTON COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, more 149 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 260 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses... Read more →


NJ Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Oct. 6

CAMDEN COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, 228 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 772 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses and... Read more →


Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Nestlé USA Inc. Recalls Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2021 – Nestle USA Inc., a firm in Schaumburg, Ill., is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The frozen pepperoni pizza product carton may actually contain frozen three meat pizza, which contains textured soy protein. The pizza products... Read more →


NEW JERSEY DEPT. OF HEALTH RECOMMENDS CERTAIN PEOPLE GET A BOOSTER SHOt

The action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides for the administration of booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completion of the primary series to help increase protection for the following: people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot; people age 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot; people age 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks, and people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for... Read more →


STATE OF DELAWARE SEEING INCREASE IN WEST NILE VIRUS CASES

North Country Public Radio WATCH: Mosquitoes Use 6 Needles To Suck Your Blood | NCPR News Public Urged to Take Precautionary Measures from Biting Mosquitoes https://fb.watch/8fwN1CI8re/ An increase in mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus (WNV) activity is occurring in many areas in Delaware as indicated in sentinel chickens used by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to monitor for certain mosquito-transmitted diseases. Twenty sentinel chicken stations are sampled weekly throughout the state each summer and fall to help track WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the primary mosquito-transmitted human health threats in Delaware. Mosquito-transmitted virus occurrences in these... Read more →


Buyer's Guide to eJuice: Everything You Need to Know

Vaping is exploding. It's hotter than ever, but sorting through the hype can be difficult. Many people are blinded by marketing tactics, commercials, and promises of performance. There are tons of brands that make it challenging to find the best product at an affordable price. If you're looking for vape juice that will please you long-term, this article is for you. What's the Difference Between Juices? If you've spent any time at all reading about vaping, you've probably read some crazy statistics about juice. Some say it's 90% flavor, 5% flavoring, and 5% nicotine. Others say it's 90/10/1, respectively. The... Read more →


Survivors: Beware of Fraud, Scams After Disasters

Trenton, NJ – After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals often try to take advantage of disaster survivors. Federal and state emergency management officials urge residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity. When a disaster strikes, unscrupulous people may try to take advantage of survivors by posing as official disaster-aid workers trying to help survivors complete their applications. Common post-disaster fraud practices include: Fake offers of state or federal aid: Federal and state workers do not solicit or accept money. FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) personnel never charge survivors for applying for disaster... Read more →


$12.4 Million for Coriell Institute for Cancer Research

CAMDEN, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the Coriell Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The five-year grant is valued at an estimated $12.4 million and will support nearly 20 scientists as they work to improve epigenetic therapies for cancer. The grant is to be shared with the Van Andel Institute located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This prestigious grant is the first of its kind at Coriell and is currently the only SPORE grant awarded to an organization in New Jersey,... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden's Pro-Abortion Bill Is Off-The-Charts

(May 5, 2016)-Two moms of premature babies made a huge impact for life on Facebook, according to LifeNews.com The moms, Ashley Brooke Costanzo and Whitney Sanders, posted similar messages online in April to raise awareness about late-term abortions and the radical abortion positions of the two Democratic presidential candidates. Since then, tens of thousands of people have shared and viewed their posts online. (continue to read) ~CNBNews +++++++ Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Biden's latest pro-abortion bill: "The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.R. 3755, the Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." That is the statement... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $100,000 CDC Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the national CDC Foundation to establish an outreach program with community-based minority organizations to dispel myths about and increase access to vaccinations. Jefferson NJ is the only health system south of Trenton to receive a CDC grant under this program. Jefferson Health is one of more than 100 community-based organizations (CBOs) throughout the U.S. awarded support — through this more than $30-million overall grant program — to promote COVID vaccination and reduce the disease’s burden. The work of CBOs has been critical throughout the pandemic response, especially in... Read more →


September is Sepsis Awareness Month: TIME Matters  

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT September is Sepsis Awareness month, and while sepsis is one of the most common medical conditions, it is often unrecognized until it is too late to cure. Sepsis can happen to anyone, at any time. More than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sepsis every year, and sepsis takes a life every two minutes. The condition can affect both the young and old with more than 75,000 children developing severe sepsis each year resulting in 6,800 pediatric sepsis deaths in the U.S. annually. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sepsis has been a serious concern. “Sepsis... Read more →


NIH REPORT: Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019

Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population. Overdose deaths involving methamphetamine nearly tripled from 2015 to 2019 among people ages 18-64 in the United States, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The number of people who reported using methamphetamine during this time did not increase as steeply, but the analysis found that populations with methamphetamine use disorder have become more diverse. Published today in JAMA Psychiatry, the study suggests that increases in higher-risk patterns of methamphetamine use, such as increases in methamphetamine use... Read more →


Murphy Says Two-Year-Olds and Up Must Wear Face Mask While in Child Care Center

A pre-Kindergarten class from Bradford School poses for pictures during a short graduation ceremony June 10, 2020, in front of the school in Jersey City, New Jersey. Seth Wenig / AP photo By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – All child care center workers in New Jersey must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and anyone who is at least two years old must wear a face mask while in a child care center. The mandates are part of Executive Order No. 264, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed on Monday. Under the order, any child care... Read more →


New $184 Million Silvestri Tower Opens at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

It was a big day at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Tuesday, when a ribbon cutting celebration was held for the new seven-story, $184 million Silvestri Tower. The Tower’s opening marks the conclusion of the final phase of an overall $222-million construction project at the hospital. The first phase, completed in 2019, included a new 8-level, enclosed parking facility. The new hospital tower features 90 private rooms, a new main entrance and two-story lobby, a new cafeteria with outdoor dining space, a new Same-Day Surgery Unit, new Admissions and Pre-Admission Testing areas, and much more. Shown at the ribbon cutting,... Read more →


What You Need to Know About Becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner

image unsplash Moving on from a more hands-on nursing role can be difficult. You can quickly get used to working directly with patients, and when this changes, you can feel a little bit lost as to what to do, when, and why. When you have been working as a nurse practitioner for a little while, you may feel ready for change and progression, or you may not. If you want to make a change, and you want to push your career that little bit further, you should look at becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). An FNP is like a... Read more →


Gwyn Parris-Atwell Honored by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Congrats to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Gwyn Parris-Atwell, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, who, on Monday night September 20, will be honored as the Salem County recipient of the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Parris-Atwell is a Nurse Practitioner with the Jefferson Occupational Health Network. As the Commander of the 166th Medical Group, she is responsible for overseeing medical operations for 1,500 Air Force service members. A resident of Alloway, NJ, and a five-year Jefferson employee, Parris-Atwell was activated to a large medical center in southern Delaware, where she... Read more →


UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL Research reveals drug targets for memory enhancement

Discovery represents significant advance in developing treatments for cognitive impairment in a broad spectrum of neurological and psychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s by University of Bristol Newswise — Bristol-led research has identified specific drug targets within the neural circuits that encode memories, paving the way for significant advances in the treatment of a broad spectrum of brain disorders. Loss of memory is a core feature of many neurological and psychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Current treatment options for memory loss are very limited and the search for safe and effective drug therapies has, until now, had limited success. The... Read more →


Samaritan Offers Free Virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop

Workshop to take place on Tuesday, September 21 Mount Laurel, NJ – Did you know that more than 50 percent of people do not even have a will or estate planning document prepared for themselves? Now is the time to learn more about the importance of your will and explore your estate planning options – Samaritan is hosting a FREE virtual Wills & Estate Planning Workshop on Tuesday, September 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. “It is crucial for individuals to have their personal affairs in order and prepare for the unexpected well before a crisis strikes,” explains Mary Ann Boccolini, president... Read more →


Jefferson Health Expands Project SEARCH Program at New Jersey Hospitals

A signing ceremony for 14 young adults from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School was recently held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, marking the start of their year-long Project SEARCH work-transition program. Five years ago, Jefferson Health – New Jersey became the first site in South Jersey to collaborate with the international program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Starting with this year’s class, Jefferson has expanded the program to include its Stratford hospital — allowing even more students to intern in several departments, including Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom and Environmental Services. Since the program’s launch, 52 students... Read more →


Researchers Found A Missing Molecule in Pancreatic Fibrosis Could Help Deliver Treatment to Cancer Cells

by Indiana University Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Janaiah Kota, Ph.D. Newswise — Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified how restoring a missing molecule in pancreatic fibrosis could help deliver treatments to cancer cells. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with only 10.8 percent of people surviving five years after diagnosis. One risk factor for pancreatic cancer is chronic pancreatitis, a fibroinflammatory disease. In response to internal injury or damage, the body produces a fibrous connective tissue—much like scar tissue—in a process called fibrosis. Pancreatic fibrosis... Read more →


CNBNEWS EXCLUSIVE: Is a Marijuana Business Coming to Gloucester City?

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 14, 2021)--Green-Light Dispensary which is an adult-use retail marijuana business is advertising for a director of dispensary operations for their Marijuana Dispensary in Gloucester City, NJ. On Monday Police Chief/City Administrator Brian Morrell and Mayor Patrick Keating were contacted via email and asked for any information they could provide about this business coming to Gloucester City. As of this posting, we are still waiting for their response. One would have hoped the city's mayor and council would have informed the residents about a marijuana business setting up shop in Gloucester... Read more →


UPDATE: Survivors in Morris County Can Also Now Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance

September 11, 2021 Trenton, NJ – Today, Morris County was designated for Individual Assistance. This county now joins previously designated counties Passaic, Somerset, Gloucester, Union, Mercer, Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson. If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance. The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting disasterassistance.gov/ or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. If... Read more →


How to Satisfy a Picky Eater

You know what your kids need to eat but getting them to do so is another story. As a parent, you love cooking meals that your family loves and devours. Unfortunately, when one or more of your kids dislikes most foods, meal time can become a war zone. Satisfying a picky eater nourished is challenging. So, how do you feed a picky eater the foods they like and ones you know they need? Food is Fuel When children are just starting to eat table food, it’s pretty easy. You mash up vegetables and give it to them in small quantities.... Read more →


September a Big Month for Jackson/Buckhanan Family of Phoenix, Arizona

COTA Family is Celebrating Big in September -- the NFL's Opening Day and World Marrow Day: Please Register to be a Life-Saving Tissue Donor September 1, 2021 -- September is a big month for the Jackson/Buckhanan family of Phoenix, Arizona. The third Saturday of September (September 18th this year) is celebrated globally as World Marrow Donor Day. It is an observance of gratitude to tissue donors worldwide -- unrelated and related -- and a day to learn more about the impact of tissue transplantation on patients’ lives. It is also when the National Football League (NFL) officially kicks off its... Read more →


CNB Medical News: A closer look at Dementia

Taking In June, the Food and Drug Administration's controversial approval of Biogen's aducanumab (marketed as Aduhelm) for Alzheimer's disease stirred up more questions than answers. The biologic was granted accelerated approval despite major questions about its unclear clinical efficacy, safety/risk profile, and the near-unanimous dissenting opinion of the FDA's own advisory committee. Congressional investigations examining the relationship between the FDA and Biogen—including an inquiry by the inspector general—are underway. Meanwhile, healthcare leaders and broader society struggle to reconcile what this situation means. If the approval holds, aducanumab—priced at $56,000/patient per year—will be among the most expensive drugs in history, exceeding... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care and The Cooper Foundation Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to Students  

More Than 2,100 Backpacks Donated Through The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack In the past three years alone, The Cooper Foundation has donated more than 6,000 school-supply filled backpacks to Camden students. CAMDEN, N.J. — Thanks to the generosity of Cooper University Health Care team members and other donors, The Cooper Foundation purchased 2,110 backpacks and additional supplies for students enrolled at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy’s Lanning Square Primary, Lanning Square Middle School, Whittier Elementary, Whittier Middle, and Charles Sumner High School as part of the Foundation’s annual Operation Backpack. “Cooper has a long and proud history of serving and supporting... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey Hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — have 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... Read more →


How Can CBD Improve Your Life

CBD is so beneficial that you can probably utilize it for activities that you do regularly in your life. When compared to THC, CBD is more concerned with health advantages than with getting high or having a good time. Millions of Americans can get their fix of weed, whether for recreational purposes or therapeutic purposes, thanks to medical marijuana. When we talk about the benefits of marijuana, we are usually referring to cannabidiol (CBD), which has caused the industry to explode. Many online headshops are now selling CBD products, such as Grasscity, and it’s this availability that has helped the... Read more →


Video: FoxNews Tucker Carlson Interviews NJ Gov. in April 2020 Regarding Lockdown of State

Thursday, April 16, 2020 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ignores Bill of Rights Murphy said he was thinking of stopping the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 3,000 in New Jersey, and not the Bill of Rights when he issued the rules. source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG7SglDjeOM RELATED: Gloucester City Residents/Friends Of CNBNews Reflect On *Wuhan/Coronavirus CNB Opinion: A Change is Needed, and Needed Fast CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →


Virtua Health Recognized by Forbes’ 

as One of America’s Best Employers for 2021 Virtua Health has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes, a global business publication known for its trusted journalism. Virtua, southern New Jersey’s largest health system, is also one of only five health care systems in New Jersey to be included on Forbes’ list for the second year in a row. “In a time of so many challenges and unprecedented change, to see Virtua's culture and commitment to being “Here for Good” resonating through the endorsement of our colleagues is very rewarding and uplifting,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE,... Read more →


Wotofo Profile Squonk Mod Review - An Ideal Choice For Squonk Vaping

The Wotofo Profile Squonk Mod comes to the market with the 80W squonk mod that can be transformed into the non-squonker. In the non-squonker mode, it will be able to output 200w of max power. All solid and click buttons are well-placed to the Mod. This vape mod comes with an ergonomic design and comfortable grip. This Profile Squonk Mod is easy to use. In single battery mode, it is considered to be a squonk mod, whereas, in dual battery mode, this is in a regular high wattage mod. This Mod has an easy-to-use interface and comes with six themed... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three Jefferson Health - New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson Health - New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s... Read more →


New Jersey Third Grader Donates 200 Personal Care Backpacks

For Patients at Cooper University Health Care (CAMDEN CITY NJ) Eight-year-old Lily Cuticchia of Haddon Township, NJ, is back at it again, opening her heart and hands to help others in need. The soon-to-be third-grader St. Rose of Lima Catholic School recently visited Cooper University Hospital to donate more than 200 backpacks filled with blankets and personal care items to help homeless patients receiving care at Cooper’s emergency department and addiction medicine program. It was in 2020 during the early part of the COVID-19 pandemic that Lily first began her outreach efforts on behalf of Cooper patients. At that time,... Read more →


Maple Shade PD ALERT: air quality action day for the following counties...

image courtesy of cliparts library The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties... Camden...Cumberland...Gloucester...Mercer...Northwestern Burlington.. .Salem...Southeastern Burlington. An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, August 25th, 2021! Ozone has the potential to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for portions of the I-95 corridor in southern and central New Jersey. Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours. Heat and high humidity will continue to affect our region... Read more →


Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Performs 1,000th ‘TAVR’ – Valves

Minimally invasive technique improves quality of life for patients with damaged aortic valves (CAMDEN, NJ, August 25, 2021) – Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital recently performed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to help the heart more effectively pump blood to the rest of the body. Virtua Health is one of only two South Jersey health systems to have reached this milestone. Virtua performed its first TAVR in 2013 and has become a leading center for heart valve surgery. “This achievement is a true team effort, reflective of a collaborative, comprehensive approach to... Read more →


EPA Says Contaminated Groundwater Still Exists in Gloucester City and Camden City; Meeting Sept. 8

EPA Proposes Interim Plan to Address Groundwater Contamination at the Welsbach/General Gas Mantle Superfund Site in Gloucester City and Camden City, N.J. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 18, 2021)--The removal of the radon material from the Ferry Fence office property on 7th Street began this year in January. The area encompasses 4600 square feet. The cost for this work is estimated at $500,000. The arrows point to air monitors put in place to monitor the quality of the air. Because of a low water table, according to an EPA spokesperson, the excavation pit in front of the property filled up with... Read more →


GOV. MURPHY: N.J. School Staff must get COVID Vaccine; Teachers Union Backs The Mandate...

"It appears the United States Constitution Means Nothing in New Jersey" ~William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNews By Patrick Wall Aug 23, 2021, 1:11pm EDT Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that all school employees must receive the coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular COVID testing. Edwin J. Torres/NJ Governor’s Office New Jersey will require all school employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 18 or submit to weekly testing, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday, making him just the fourth governor to institute a vaccine mandate for school staff. The same policy will apply to all state employees, including... Read more →


PA Game Commission: Deer Can't Transport Covid to Humans

By Natalie Kapustik | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – In response to recent reports about the connection between COVID-19 and deer, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking to reassure residents that there is no evidence to support that deer can spread the virus to humans or that humans can contract it from consuming venison. Research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that in Pennsylvania and three other states wild white-tailed deer tested positive for the antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, meaning that these deer were exposed to the COVID-19 virus and formed antibodies as an immune... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurse Samantha Funk Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital nurse Samantha Funk, RN, was recently honored with a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A two-year employee of Jefferson Health, Gloucester City resident Funk, shown here, left, with Jefferson Health New Jersey VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, was praised for her clinical expertise, compassionate care and high level of professionalism. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory... Read more →


DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, THE MAD SCIENTIST!

The more we learn about the research being funded by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Health, the more the country’s top COVID-19 doctor looks more like Doctor Moreau. If you remember, The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells. The text of the novel is the narration of Edward Prendick who is a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat. He is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection, according to Wikipedia. New revelations about the sly... Read more →


Kevin Seta Wins Jefferson Health ‘Living Our Values Award’

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Director of Public Safety Kevin Seta was recently named a recipient of the organization’s Living Our Values Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate Jefferson’s values and behaviors. A former member of the Cherry Hill Police Department, Kevin has brought his extensive security, emergency management, and safety program experience to Jefferson with a service-minded, people-first approach. Since the start of the pandemic, Kevin has taken on added responsibilities as a member of the Jefferson Health – New Jersey Incident Command team. He was instrumental in collecting important data to submit to the state — including the... Read more →