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Kidney Donation from NJ Resident Saves 4 Lives

image Gianna Graw, 24, Kidney Donor Newswise — On December 9, 2020, Gianna Graw saved four lives and became the first patient to make a “good samaritan” kidney donation through Hackensack University Medical Center’s partnership with National Kidney Registry (NKR), an organization that facilitates living donor kidney transplants. Gianna’s generous donation... Read more →

New Study Shows Why Antihistamines Often Don't Help Eczema Patients

14-Jan-2021 4:50 PM EST, by Washington University in St. Louis Illustration by Madison Mack Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that cells in the blood called basophils (brown in illustration) can react to allergens (round honeycomb shapes) in the environment and send itch signals to nerve... Read more →

Dental implants are as good as your natural teeth

(CNBNews)(January 15, 2021)--Despite improvements in dental care and more consciousness among people about the importance of maintaining good oral health, there is yet no way discovered to prevent tooth loss. Millions of people suffer tooth loss due to decay and periodontal diseases or accidents and injury. Since leaving gaps in the... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Plays Key Role at New Vaccination Site at Camden County College

Jefferson President & COO Brian Sweeney addressed the onlookers at the launch of the new Camden County vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood. On Wednesday, January 13, The Camden County Board of Commissioners opened its new COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood with Jefferson Health –... Read more →

Summer Camp is the Antidote for Our Kids’ Living in this Pandemic Era

by Andy Pritikin For two decades, I’ve been heralding the importance of Summer Camp to families who have never attended. Years before COVID-19, there existed a world-wide outbreak amongst our youth in technology addiction, social skill deficiency, indoors isolation, and over-parenting. And now, since March 2020, our kids have been living... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Receiving Vaccine

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 13, 2021)--Officers and Dispatchers of the Gloucester Township Police Department began receiving their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations today, at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ. Chief David Harkins received his vaccination this morning, and is scheduled to get his second dose on... Read more →

5 things you might not know about marijuana

(CNBNews)(January 13, 2021)--One industry that has seen a boom in the last few years, one that many people would never have expected to, and one that has surprised many, is the marijuana industry. Since marijuana was legalized in a few states in America, it has generated around $13 billion and continues... Read more →

Some People Using Cannabis for Pain Experience Multiple Withdrawal Symptoms

Newswise — More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they’re between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced worsening changes to their sleep, mood, mental state, energy... Read more →

How to Beat Your Allergies All Through the Year

(CNBNews)(January 13, 2021)--Anything from pollen and mold spores to pet dander and dust mites can trigger allergies if you’re unfortunate enough to suffer with them. But while many people may think that allergies are only a burden in the summer months, the reality is that they can be troublesome throughout the... Read more →

Penn Medicine Surgeons Develop Patient-Reported Outcomes Tool to Improve Hernia Care

The first-of-its-kind patient-informed instrument captures quality of life and other key outcomes pre- and post-surgery Newswise — PHILADELPHIA—Patient-reported outcomes have become a critical part of improving surgical care because of their ability to capture patient experiences, such as quality of life and satisfaction, that can help inform treatment. However, for patients... Read more →

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Welcomes Two New Breast Surgeons

The Comprehensive Breast Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, recently welcome two new breast surgeons to its team of physicians: Kristin Brill, MD, FACS, and Susanna M. Nazarian, MD, PhD, FACS. We spoke with Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian about their experiences in the medical field,... Read more →

Vaccine Rollout Plans for Camden County

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (January 11, 2021)--After an unprecedented and difficult year of pandemic life, brighter days are finally on the horizon. The Camden County Health Department has been working with Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health New Jersey, Jefferson Health New Jersey, and our other partners in healthcare to organize a... Read more →

Clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sampleNIAID A Phase 2/3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate a combination investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for its safety and efficacy in people who have mild or moderate COVID-19. The two... Read more →

Virtua Health Offers Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19  

(MARLTON, N.J.) Virtua Health is providing a leading-edge treatment for coronavirus, known as monoclonal antibodies. The medication, called bamlanivimab, helps non-hospitalized, high-risk patients with mild to moderate COVID-19. In recent days, both The Washington Post and The New York Times have reported that many “overburdened hospitals” are not offering the treatment... Read more →

Coverage Benefits for COVID-19 Vaccine is Free

Murphy Administration Reminds New Jerseyans TRENTON– As New Jersey continues to scale up its statewide vaccination program, the Murphy Administration today reminded New Jerseyans that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available without cost sharing barriers. Pursuant to the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Agreement, all providers must vaccinate individuals regardless of... Read more →

Swine Meat & Bird’s Nest Containers Seized

Release Date: January 7, 2021 JAMAICA, N.Y. — U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport seized more than 20 lbs. of swine meat and 30 containers of edible bird’s nests from a passenger arriving on a flight from China. On January 4, a... Read more →

Rep. Norcross: NJ Continues to Roll Out Vaccine

New Jersey continues to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work or are being educated in the State. I am excited to announce that the State's vaccination pre-registration portal for the vaccine is now live, and encourage everyone who falls within phases 1A and... Read more →

January is National Blood Donor Month:

An Indiana Family is Celebrating Blood Donors, Organ Donors and Their Son’s Recovery from a Very Complicated Transplant January 7, 2021 -- January is designated as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month by The American Red Cross. During this month, blood donations typically drop off due to holiday breaks from schools, inclement... Read more →

Prevent Lung Cancer by Testing your Home for Radon, EPA Recommend

WASHINGTON (January 6, 2021) — This week marks the beginning of National Radon Action Month. Every January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges everyone across the United States to test their homes for radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the ground... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ’s Bariatric Surgery Program Earns Top Designation

as Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to... Read more →

“Looking Back & Looking Forward” on Jan. 7th

TRENTON, NJ (CNBNews)--Marijuana legalization, municipal issues, and the economic and societal recovery from the Covid-19 crisis are featured topics for “Looking Back & Looking Forward: A Reflection on 2020 and Hope for 2021,” the fifth and latest webinar in the Community Engagement series from the non-profit Corporation for New Jersey Local... Read more →

Stimulus payments for people, not nursing homes

January 4, 2021 by Lois C. Greisman Elder Justice Coordinator, FTC If you, or someone you care about, lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home, read on. Because the bill funding the second round of Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) has now been signed into law. The money — right... Read more →

Several South Jersey ShopRites will Distribute Vaccines to Healthcare Workers

January 04, 2021 ShopRite announced today that 39 select pharmacies in New Jersey are set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers as part of its partnership with the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... Read more →

New Jersey's Slow Rollout of Virus Vaccine Criticized

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said more than 100,000 New Jersey health care workers and long-term care residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions as to why the number is so low when the state received 400,000 vaccines.... Read more →

Simple Bodyweight Exercises Performed Vigorously Will Improve Cardiorespiratory

Georgia Kirkos, McMaster University Martin Gibala, Professor of Kinesiology, McMaster University Newswise — Kinesiologists at McMaster University who examined the effectiveness of old-school physical training have found that simple bodyweight exercises, when performed vigorously over short periods, improve cardiorespiratory fitness. The findings, published recently in the International Journal of Exercise Science,... Read more →

New Patient Pavilion Opens at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

A new Patient Pavilion with all-private rooms has opened at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, the last phase of a five-year, $250 million-plus campus revitalization project. “This marks a new era for our health system and our Cherry Hill Hospital,” said Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney. “It elevates the... Read more →

Tips for the Elderly: Maintain Social Connections

(NAPSI)—Maintaining social connections and staying mentally and physically active is key to reducing social isolation and loneliness among older adults, particularly now during the COVID-19 national health crisis. There are many opportunities for older adults and caregivers to remain engaged and connected to their family, friends and community with and without... Read more →

New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4

A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation, this practice will provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to seek inclusive, multidisciplinary care. While focused on... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Celebrates Gloucester County’s 1st Baby of 2021

Sewell, NJ, January 1, 2021 – Clayton, NJ, resident Amanda Mitchell welcomed her fourth child – and Gloucester County’s first baby of 2021 – at 1:07 a.m. Friday, January 1st at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Little London Grace Mitchell will join mom Amanda, dad Malcolm Forbes, and three older siblings, ages... Read more →

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Celebrates Its First Baby of 2021

The first baby born at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes on January 1, 2021, arrived at 3:33 am. Tylin weighed 6 pounds and is 20 inches long. His parents Tanequa and Tyrone of Glassboro, NJ are delighted to welcome their third child at the dawn of a new year. Tylin has... Read more →

Vaccine Rollout for Camden County

CAMDEN CITY NJ (Dec. 30, 2020)--After an unprecedented and difficult year of pandemic life, brighter days are finally on the horizon. The Camden County Health Department has been working with Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Health New Jersey, Jefferson Health New Jersey, and our other partners in healthcare to organize a... Read more →

CC Dept. of Health Seeking Nurses

Attention Medical Professionals: Join the Team As our community prepares for an unprecedented effort to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to hundreds of thousands of residents in 2021, the Camden County Department of Health is seeking registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical professionals to support this once-in-a-century undertaking. All candidates must... Read more →

COVID Vaccine Information

Information about Vaccine Vaccines are safe and effective. Because vaccines are given to millions of healthy people — including children — to prevent serious diseases, they are held to very high safety standards. Click here for more information and downloads about the COVID-19 Vaccine. Why Get Vaccinated? CDC: Benefits of Getting... Read more →

United Methodist Communities at Pitman Receives the COVID-19 Vaccine Onsite

PITMAN, NJ (December 31, 2020)--On Monday, December 28, United Methodist Communities at Pitman welcomed its opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine onsite. Residents and associates in Healthcare (skilled nursing) got their first vaccines. CVS pharmacy staff arrived onsite fully equipped and set up the clinic. Room by room, they administered the... Read more →

Guest Opinion: In 2021 We’re Making Lemonade at Summit Oaks Hospital

Written by: Hannah Blank, MA, MSW, LSW “If life hands you lemons, make lemonade! Words to live by, especially when you kept in mind that the only way to make them into lemonade was to squeeze [them].” – Stephen King, End of Watch Gloucestercitynews.net files With the end of one more... Read more →

The Most Common Cancer in the U.S IS????

DERMATOLOGISTS SAY SUNSCREEN IS A VITAL TOOL IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SKIN CANCER, THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN THE U.S. During Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the American Academy of Dermatology is asking the public “Do you use protection?” and encouraging consumers to “practice safe sun” — which includes applying sunscreen Newswise... Read more →

The Best Gift is the Gift of Giving Back

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe this holiday season. As 2020 comes to an end, we at The Cooper Foundation, are hopeful for what 2021 has to offer. Despite COVID-19 leaving its mark on us all, the Foundation, along with your generosity, has been able... Read more →

NJ Seafood Workers Want To Be First

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A group of New Jersey fishing businesses and organizations sent a letter to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this month urging him to keep the seafood industry’s workers as a high-priority group for COVID-19 vaccinations. Seafood employees, like others in... Read more →

Jefferson NJ Opens New LGBTQ+ Affirming Medical Practice on January 4th

New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4 Haddonfield, NJ, December 28, 2020 – A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation,... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Paying a fraudster will not let you jump to the head of the line by Katherine Skiba, AARP, Getty Images En español | With the first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. just authorized, state and federal officials are warning that ruthless criminals will try to capitalize on the historic step to... Read more →

Patients at Shore Medical Center Receive Presents

Thanks to the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program (ACTFK) and its generous sponsors, the holidays will be a little brighter for the young patients at Shore Medical Center. Greg DePiano, a retired Sergeant from the Atlantic County Department of Corrections, has been running the Toys for Kids Program for the... Read more →

disABILITIES and Special Needs

COVID-19 Updates and Virtual Programming The Camden County Board of Freeholders declared a state of emergency in Camden County in response to the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the declaration, all nonessential employees and personnel county-wide were asked to work from home. This declaration... Read more →

The best ways to reverse erectile dysfunction

(December 28, 2020)Erectile dysfunction is becoming a quite common experience nowadays. Fortunately, with or without taking medication, you can reverse this condition, though the chances of completely treating the condition depend on the underlying cause. Many males can experience erectile dysfunction at least once in their life where you can fail... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ First to Administer Moderna Vaccine in South Jersey

On the morning of December 22, Jefferson Health - New Jersey became the first multi-hospital system in southern New Jersey to begin administering the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine. To view photos from the first vaccinations, click HERE. Read more →


The Freeholder Board and Camden County Health Department launched six COVID-19 testing sites. The newest drive-up site is located at the Charles J. DePalma complex in Lindenwold (2311 Egg Harbor Road). For locations and schedules see below, click here for more testing site locations. Testing sites will be open on New... Read more →

Nursing Homes Will Be Rewarded for Stemming the Spread of COVID

(December 24, 2020)-In an unprecedented move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will now be issuing financial incentives directly to nursing homes and long-term care facilities that prove they have made progress in slowing or controlling the spread of infectious diseases. The emergency spending plan authorized by the federal... Read more →

Santas Riding Elephants Spread Virus Awareness Among Thai Children

Christmas and Thailand's love of elephants combined Wednesday when four of the giant creatures dressed as Santa turned up at a school just outside Bangkok, complete with huge coronavirus masks. Excited children from Jirasat Wittaya School in Ayutthaya, an hour's drive from the capital, sang Christmas carols and lined up to... Read more →

Rowan University's Dr. Thomas Keck explores new medications targeting addiction

More than 2 million Americans older than 12 abused cocaine and more than 11 million abused opioids in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This growing epidemic carries devastating consequences, but a Rowan researcher is exploring potential solutions. Dr. Thomas Keck, an associate professor in the... Read more →


We are proud to announce that our School of Osteopathic Medicine’s COVID-19 Vaccination Center is ready to join the national effort to vaccinate our front line health care providers. We expect to receive the vaccine in the coming week and then move quickly according to NJ Department of Health’s distribution guidelines.... Read more →

Understanding the Risks of Taking Belviq to Lose Weight

(December 21, 2020)--Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged the maker of popular weight management drug Belviq to pull the drug from the market due to a recently discovered cancer link. What Is Belviq Belviq (lorcaserin) is a prescription drug designed to help treat excess weight (>BMI 27)... Read more →