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Certified Therapy Dogs Visit Long-Term Care Residents at Jefferson Health Care Center

Long-term care residents at the Jefferson Health Care Center (JHCC) in Washington Township recently enjoyed a special visit from certified therapy dogs Cole and Cece — along with their owners, Chris Hannah and fiancée, Nicole Sapello. The visit, held in collaboration with Angelic Health, was part of the Team Cole Project’s annual summer "Kindness Tour" to area schools, hospice patients, and veterans' homes. South Jersey dogs Cole, five, and Cece, 15 months, are anything but your typical canines, as the pit bulls were both born deaf. Cole has learned some American Sign Language commands from Chris. The Team Cole Project... Read more →

CNB Medical: Virtua Health’s Hospitals Recognized for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs 

(Marlton, NJ, November 30, 2023) … All five Virtua Health hospitals have been recognized with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence Designation by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). Institutions that receive this designation have created stewardship programs led by infectious diseases-trained physicians and pharmacists who advance science in fighting antimicrobial resistance, which is an urgent global health threat. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when germs like bacteria develop the ability to resist the drugs designed to kill them. When germs are not eliminated and continue to grow, resistant infections can be difficult, or even impossible, to treat. Antimicrobial resistance kills... Read more →

Jefferson Health Employees Receive BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Three Jefferson Health employees in New Jersey were recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers — Patient Care Technicians MaryAnne Metzger and Theresa Sapigao, as well as Environmental Services associate Nicole Savoca. During a patient's 17-day hospital stay, Metzger, of Salem, NJ, stood out as an exceptionally positive and caring individual who showed compassion and sensitivity to the patient’s needs. This grateful patient from the Silvestri 4 Unit at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital wrote that “Maryanne infused care and humor into tasks such as bathing, creating a positive atmosphere." Sapigao, of Marlton, NJ, was... Read more →

Jefferson Health Nurses Honored with DAISY Award

Jefferson Health registered nurses Amber Hart, BSN, RN, and Jeong Kim, BSN, RN, PCCN, were each recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Hart and Kim — who respectively work on the Silvestri 5 and C4 patient care units at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital and Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were recognized for establishing a connection with patients and families through trust and emotional support. Hart, of Pine Hill, NJ, received praise from colleagues for initiating a rapid response and administering Narcan to a patient suspected of taking illicit drugs. Hart exhibited non-judgmental care while providing empathetic support.... Read more →

How Can Med School Admissions Consulting Personalize Your Prep Strategy: 5 Prep Tips

Embarking on the journey to medical school can be complex, but what if you had a roadmap tailored just for you? 'How Can Med School Admissions Consulting Personalize Your Prep Strategy: 5 Prep Tips' offers exactly that. This guide unveils how expert consultants can transform your med school preparation into a personalized, strategic journey. We'll discuss five essential tips highlighting the importance of understanding your unique strengths, crafting a study plan that fits your life, and more. Get ready to discover how a customized approach can significantly enhance your chances of success in the competitive world of medical school admissions!... Read more →

Jefferson Health to Hold 14th Annual ‘Tree of Lights’ Event

at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on November 29th Sewell, NJ (November 16, 2023) — Area residents will have the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer with the symbolic illumination of the “Tree of Lights” in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s lobby on Wednesday, November 29. The 14th annual Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration, set for 5-6 p.m. at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ), will include music, light refreshments, and a tree-lighting ceremony, where honorees’ names will be recited aloud.... Read more →

From Couch to Court: How Exotic Weed Strains Enhance Sports Experiences

Hey there, sports enthusiast! If you're looking to elevate your sports experiences and take your performance to the next level, you might be surprised to learn that exotic weed strains can play a role in achieving that goal. In this guide, we'll explore the exciting synergy between exotic weed strains and sports, helping you discover how they can enhance your athletic adventures. The Power of Exotic Weed Strains for Pre-Game Motivation Before you hit the court, field, or gym, getting in the right mindset is crucial for peak performance. Exotic weed strains can be your secret weapon for pre-game motivation... Read more →

Nursing Success at College: Clear Assignment Help for Academic Excellence

Nursing is a demanding field, and the academic journey can be equally challenging. Nursing assignments are an integral part of this journey, and they require a unique blend of knowledge, critical thinking, and practical application. The role of a nursing student goes beyond memorizing medical terminologies or understanding disease processes. It calls for a deep understanding of patient care, empathy, professionalism, and ethical considerations. Many students may need help with nursing assignment as they navigate this complex journey. The wide range of topics, coupled with the constant pressure of deadlines, can make the task overwhelming. However, with a clear roadmap... Read more →

EMT Barry Hunter Named “Armed Forces Person of the Year” by Cooper University Health Care

(Camden City, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care has named Barry Hunter, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, its 2023 Cooper Armed Services Person of the Year. Hunter, an emergency medical technician, has been a team member of Cooper EMS Services for eight years. In addition to his expertise and compassion providing care as a first responder in the City of Camden, Hunter, a Camden resident, is involved in many community outreach activities, including health education, career mentorship programs, neighborhood clean-up events in Camden, and coordinating the Cooper EMS Services Adopt-A-Family program every holiday season. In 2018, Hunter’s compassion... Read more →

Kidney Donor Athletes to Run Philadelphia Marathon

PHILADEPHIA, PA (November 18, 2023)--Kidney donor athletes Matt Cavanaugh and Hilary Baude are gearing up for one of the last marathons of their 1K12M (One Kidney, 12 Marathons) challenge, the Philadelphia Marathon on November 19, 2023. 1K12M is a full-year challenge sponsored by the National Kidney Registry, in which Cavanaugh and Baude will participate in 12 marathons throughout 2023 across the United States. “Having just finished a tough stretch of four marathons in 29 days, Philly is exactly where I want to be on November 19,” said Cavanaugh. “It will be my 11th marathon of the year—all 10 so far... Read more →

Breaking The Cycle: Effective Ways to Overcome Substance Abuse

While substance abuse of any kind can be overwhelming, there's always hope. With proven techniques and strategies, you can break free from dependence on drugs or alcohol. With commitment, a strong support system, and the right treatment plan, you can overcome substance abuse for good. Get Professional HelpYou've probably heard this before, but, if you struggle with substance abuse, the first step is admitting you have a problem and seeking professional treatment. An addiction specialist can assess your specific situation and create a customized recovery plan. Many options for care exist, including inpatient rehab facilities, intensive outpatient programs, counseling, and... Read more →

Jefferson Health to Hold 14th Annual ‘Tree of Lights’ Event at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on November 29th

Area residents will have the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer with the symbolic illumination of the “Tree of Lights” in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township’s lobby on Wednesday, November 29. The 14th annual Tree of Lights Remembrance Celebration, set for 5-6 p.m. at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ), will include music, light refreshments, and a tree-lighting ceremony, where honorees’ names will be recited aloud. A minimum $5 donation per recited name will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – New Jersey... Read more →

Weight Loss Goals: How to Lose Weight And Live a Healthier Life

Losing weight and living healthier requires making changes to your diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. Be patient and focus on progress over perfection. Small, consistent changes to daily habits can translate to big improvements long term. Consider the following as you work to achieve this goal. Combat Belly Fat Many people remain unaware of magnesium's effect on belly fat. Magnesium may help reduce belly fat by enabling the complete digestion of food and proper absorption of nutrients, preventing excess calories from being stored as fat. It balances hormones like insulin that regulate fat cell storage and release while allowing insulin... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care First in New Jersey

to Become a Member of the National Network to Treat Acute Radiation Exposure (CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in New Jersey to join an elite group of medical organizations around the country prepared to respond to a radiological event. The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) is a national network of more than 75 medical centers nationwide with expertise in the management of casualties from a distant large-scale radiologic incident. Hospitals in the RITN specialize in treating patients with bone marrow failure and acute radiation syndrome. “As an academic health system and the only... Read more →

Simple Ways to De-Stress After a Tough Day

In the midst of life's daily hustle, encountering stress is commonplace, leaving many feeling fatigued and drained. Whether faced with work-related pressures, personal challenges, or a combination of stressors, it's essential to prioritize time for relaxation and self-care. Calming Music Session Curate a playlist featuring your preferred calming or instrumental music. Music possesses the ability to influence mood positively, and listening to tranquil melodies can significantly reduce stress. Put on your headphones, find a serene spot, and let the music guide you to a more relaxed state. Try amanita muscaria gummies to completely relax and enjoy the music. Nature Stroll... Read more →

A Message From Congressman Donald Norcross

Now is the time to get health care coverage for 2024. From November 1st to January 31st, you can renew, review, or enroll in health care coverage in the New Jersey marketplace at Over the past two years, I worked with the Biden-Harris Administration and my Democratic colleagues in the House to enact the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act, which expanded financial assistance to lower premiums and help more Americans purchase health insurance. Because of this legislation, four out of five Americans can now find plans for $10 a month or less and South Jerseyans enrolled... Read more →

8 Best Features for Health and Fitness Apps

Over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the popularity of health and fitness apps worldwide, signaling a paradigm shift in the way people view their health. As physical activity has become a central part of life for a huge number of people across the globe, the digital world has responded with innovative solutions tailored to individual needs. The advent of health apps has not only simplified the process of monitoring physical activity, but has also revolutionized the entire fitness industry. With the rapid advancement in technology, many IT companies have capitalized on this trend and... Read more →

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey Receives $12,000 through fundraiser held by grateful patient

South Jersey resident and grateful patient Michelle Donio recently raised more than $12,000 in support of the Patient Assistance Fund at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey. The Patient Assistance Fund helps patients who need help with rent, utilities or transportation, allowing them to continue focusing on their treatment. Donio, of Buena, hosted a breast cancer benefit, Sort for Support, at the Double P Ranch in Bridgeton over two days in early October for this effort. Ranch sorting is a western-style equestrian sport that involves two teams of riders separating cattle into pens on horseback against the clock.... Read more →

Ways to Achieve Seamless HIPAA Compliance With Secure Faxing

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a critical regulation in the healthcare industry, designed to protect the privacy and security of patients' sensitive health information. While HIPAA compliance is a must for all healthcare providers and organizations, it can be particularly challenging in an era of digital communication. However, one often overlooked but highly effective tool for maintaining HIPAA compliance is secure faxing. Utilize Secure and Encrypted Fax Machines Traditional fax machines remain an integral part of many healthcare facilities, but they must be configured for secure faxing. Ensure that your fax machines use encryption protocols to safeguard... Read more →

GCHS Needs Your Help ! Make A Donation to Donor Development Fund

Support Gloucester Catholic's 2023 Donor Development Campaign! Click on Cover Below to View Full Report! Please consider making an online donation to Gloucester Catholic's 2023 Donor Development Campaign to support Ram students and their families who need financial assistance for tuition. We currently have raised more than $21,000 -- about 70% of our 2023 campaign goal of $30,000. The easiest way to make a donation is through Venmo or our secure online donation portal. See three easy ways to donate below. Three Ways To Give! Thank You From Gloucester Catholic! (Consider making a recurring gif!) VENMO -- @gcramsgiving ONLINE --... Read more →

Salem County Residents Rally for Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day

MILLBURN, NJ — In an ongoing effort to curb the opioid epidemic’s impact on their state, New Jerseyans united for the eighth annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day on Friday, October 6. Led by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, this initiative shed light on the risks associated with prescription opioids and offered effective strategies for preventing their misuse. Vital information was disseminated to healthcare professionals, community leaders, and families. Counties customized their activities and initiatives to address the specific needs of their residents. The Salem County Health & Human Services gave out more than 7,000 door hangers and... Read more →

Musical Messages of Hope:

Past Winners Inspire Future Artists in Shout Down DrugsCompetition MILLBURN, NJ — The Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs competition, organized by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, is a platform for high school students to showcase their musical talents while sending a powerful message about substance use prevention. As the competition gears up for its 20thseason, we showcase the inspiring journeys of last year's winners and how their experiences continue to inspire budding artists across the state. Jordan Wilson, from Lawrenceville, clinched the first-place title with his song “Intervention Intentions.” Jordan recalls the whirlwind of opportunities that... Read more →

The Cooper Foundation Receives $50,000 from TD Bank 

To Support Program Tackling Social Barriers to Health (CAMDEN, NJ) – The Cooper Foundation was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, to expand a program that addresses societal barriers to health care access. The program deploys community health workers (CHWs) in Camden and surrounding counties to improve health care access, reduce inpatient hospital stays and emergency department visits, and increase behavioral and specialty care visits by addressing social barriers to health. "This crucial funding will enable us to extend our reach and make a meaningful difference in the lives of... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Awarded Comprehensive Stroke Certification from The Joint Commission

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest distinction of its kind, which recognizes hospitals with the ability to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases. “Achieving Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation is another example of how our highly experienced teams bring the most sophisticated level of complex care to South Jersey, including world-class cancer care, specialized cardiac treatments, and OBGYN services for women’s health," said Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, MSc, FACP, President of Jefferson Health. "I’m very proud that the Jefferson Heath Washington Township Hospital team has been recognized... Read more →

Lung cancer outcomes significantly improved with immunotherapy-based treatment

Newswise — HOUSTON ― A regimen of pre-surgical immunotherapy and chemotherapy followed by post-surgical immunotherapy significantly improved event-free survival (EFS) and pathologic complete response (pCR) rates compared to chemotherapy alone for patients with operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to results of a Phase III trial reported by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, were first presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2023. The AEGEAN trial evaluated durvalumab given perioperatively, meaning therapy is given both before and after surgery.... Read more →

5 Challenges in Implementing Telehealth Solutions

With the rise in emerging technology, advanced techniques are also rising in the healthcare unit. One such technology is “Telehealth.” Although it has been in the industry for quite a long time, its use has significantly increased during COVID-19. Telehealth is the means of delivering medical information with the help of telecommunication technology. It does not require a physical visit to the hospital. However, like any other technology, implementing telehealth solutions also come with some challenges, such as privacy-related challenges. Here, we will discuss the five most important challenges in implementing telehealth solutions. Understanding these challenges is essential to uncover... Read more →

Cooper Health Care AP Nurse Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez Named APP of the Year

(CAMDEN CITY, NJ) (OCTOBER 16, 2023)(CNBNews)– Cooper University Health Care Advanced Practice Nurse Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, DNP, APN, AOCN, has been named APP of the Year by National APP Week, an organization that honors the contributions of advanced practice providers for their contributions to health care teams across the nation. Robles was selected from among dozens of nominees across the nation. The award was announced during Evelyn Robles-Rodriguez, National APP Week, is celebrated the fourth week of every September. Robles, an oncology Advanced Practice Nurse and director of Outreach, Prevention and Survivorship at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, has lead... Read more →

Engineered bacteria paint targets on tumors for cancer-killing T cells to see

BYLINE: Holly Evarts Newswise — New York, NY—October 12, 2023—For several years, researchers have been successfully using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to target specific antigens found on blood cells as a cure for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. But solid tumors, like breast and colon cancers, have proven to be more difficult to home in on. Solid tumors contain a mix of cells that display different antigens on their surface-often shared with healthy cells in the body. Thus, identifying a consistent and safe target has impeded the success of most CAR-T cell therapy for solid tumors at the... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care to Participate in Multisite PAIN Trial  

(CAMDEN, NJ) -- Doctors at Cooper University Health Care are participating in a Department of Defense-funded study that seeks to improve the survival rate of severely injured patients. Prehospital Analgesia INtervention Trial, or PAIN, is a nationwide, phase-3, prehospital clinical trial being led by the University of Pittsburgh that aims to compare the effect of two intravenous (IV) pain medications administered to severely injured patients in the prehospital course of treatment. The PAIN Trial will investigate whether giving fentanyl or a low dose ketamine to trauma patients with pain in mild shock affects health outcomes. The medication will be given... Read more →

Time For Yearly Flu Vaccination

Influenza (flu) viruses typically spread in fall and winter, with activity peaking between December and February. Getting vaccinated in the fall can lower your chances of getting the flu. Flu is a serious disease, caused by influenza viruses, that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Every flu season is different, and the substantial health impacts can vary widely from season to season, with some flu seasons being worse than others. Your best defense against influenza disease is to get a flu vaccine every year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves flu vaccines to prevent influenza, and they provide... Read more →

Jefferson Health Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three Jefferson Health Department of Nursing employees in New Jersey received annual Nursing Scholarships through the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. The three — all employed at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring for 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 (MSN)... Read more →

**Update to the Ben Franklin School bus stop incident**

MONDAY, October 1, 2023 The Pennsauken Police Department released the following information pertaining to the Ben Franklin School bus stop incident. This is an update to the incident that occurred on today’s date at the Ben Franklin Elementary School bus stop. At this time, it is not confirmed that the suspect attempted to lure any children into his vehicle. However, due to the suspicious nature of the encounter, the incident is still under investigation by the Pennsauken Police Department. We do not believe there is an elevated risk to the children at this time. However, we will have an increased... Read more →

Jefferson Health Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Cherry Hill, NJ (October 2, 2023) — Three Jefferson Health Department of Nursing employees in New Jersey received annual Nursing Scholarships through the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. The three — all employed at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring for 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... Read more →

Pennsylvania moves toward criminalizing xylazine

Registered nurse Kathy Lalli treats Ellwood Warren's injuries at the Kensington Hospital wound care outreach van, parked in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. In humans, xylazine can cause breathing and heart rates to drop. It’s also linked to severe skin ulcers and abscesses, which can lead to infections, rotting tissue and amputations. Experts disagree on the exact cause of the wounds, which are much deeper than those seen with other injectable drugs. Matt Rourke | AP Photo (The Center Square) — Pennsylvania may soon criminalize possession of xylazine – except for veterinary uses – amid an... Read more →

What Kinds of Bookie Software are Available to US Residents?

Bookie software is also known as sports betting software or oddsmaker software. This is a type of technology that allows online sportsbooks to operate. The term bookie is short for bookmaker. You can learn more about this if you click here. The technology assists bookies in accepting wagers for sporting events, setting the odds in different sporting events, and paying out any winnings to bettors. Bookies make money by charging a vigorish, also known as juice or a vig. This could also be called the transaction fee for placing a wager. The History of Bookies In the past, bookies were... Read more →

13th Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala Raised Nearly $4M

September 25, 2023 | L-R: Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper; Philip A. Norcross, Esq., Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board; George E. Norcross III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. (CAMDEN City, N.J) – The Cooper Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for its 13th Annual Red Hot Gala, setting a new record for Cooper. The Gala is being held tonight, September 22nd at the TRIAD1828 CENTER on the Camden waterfront with the announcement to be made... Read more →

Jefferson Health Hospitals Earn Special Surgical Designations

Voorhees, NJ, September 29, 2023 – Two Jefferson Health hospitals in southern New Jersey earned individual recognitions related to their surgical services. Jefferson Stratford Hospital recently earned designation as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Quality Partner, in recognition of its dedication to the safest and most effective surgical care through its Weight-Loss Surgery Program, which also holds ACS Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) designation. More than 5,400 bariatric surgical procedures have been performed at Jefferson Stratford Hospital since the program began in 2007. An important measure of a hospital’s surgical quality, ACS Quality... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL: Migrane Headache Treatment

Thought there was no hope for treating your migraine headaches? Don’t give up. Migraines are headaches with intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head, along with nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine can last four to 72 hours when untreated. According to the National Institutes of Health, 12% of Americans (about 37 million people) have migraines. These debilitating headaches affect children and adults, and women are three times more likely to have migraines than men (about 18% of women have migraines). About one-third of people with migraines experience an aura –... Read more →

Flu Shots in Camden County Kickoff in October

(Gloucester Township, NJ) - The Board of Commissioners has scheduled 13 locations for the 2023 Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program. As is the tradition, the program begins at the annual Senior Health Fair, which this year takes place on Oct. 4 at the Voorhees Town Center 2140 Voorhees Town Center in Voorhees, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “The flu sickens thousands of people each year and it can be a deadly virus in extreme cases. However, we can avoid this illness by getting the flu shot and our Health Department is here to help,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to... Read more →

Nearly $4 million raised for 13th Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala

CAMDEN CITY N.J. — The Cooper Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for its 13th Annual Red Hot Gala, setting a new record for Cooper. The Gala is being held tonight, September 22nd at the TRIAD1828 CENTER on the Camden waterfront with the announcement to be made by George E. Norcross III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and Philip A. Norcross, Esq., Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board. More than 975 guests are attending this year’s event, which is dedicated to Bernard and Shirlee Brown, on behalf... Read more →

Cooper Innovation Center Receives $100,000 Grant to Develop New Device...

for Use During Cardiac Catheterizations Invented by Cooper Physicians (CAMDEN, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care’s Center for Innovation has received a $100,000 grant from the Foundation for Health Advancement (FHA) to develop a new medical device that will aid physicians performing cardiac catheterizations and related procedures for greater efficiency, ultimately leading to better patient care. The Antegrade Femoral Artery Entry Device and Sheath was invented and developed by vascular and endovascular surgeons Jeffrey P. Carpenter, MD, chairman and chief of the Department of Surgery at Cooper, and Katherine K. McMackin, MD, MS, director of vascular surgical research at Cooper.... Read more →

Public Encouraged to Check Medicaid Eligibilty

(Blackwood, NJ) – During the COVID-19 health crisis, Medicaid recipients were able to keep their coverage for an extended period. After the federal government ended the immediate health emergency on May 11, 2023, a process called Medicaid redetermination began, which is a yearly process of ensuring those receiving Medicaid or CHIP are still qualified for the programs. “Medicaid redetermination helps to make sure that Medicaid and CHIP remain strong programs and can serve those who need it most,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. “But this process means that some recipients may no... Read more →

Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Explained

In June 2019, Cooper University Health Care became the first hospital in New Jersey to offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for severe emphysema and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). What is bronchoscopic lung volume reduction? Patients with severe emphysema and COPD commonly experience hyperinflation of the lungs, which happens when they are not able to fully exhale before starting to inhale, causing air to get trapped in the lungs. As the lungs continue to inflate due to trapped air, the lungs do not work properly, making it difficult to breathe. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction is a procedure used to reduce... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Our Lady of Lourdes/Virtua Hospital Plans Six Story Addition

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews CAMDEN CITY, NJ (September 15, 2023)(CNBNews)--Our Lady of Lourdes/Virtua Hospital is planning an expansion. The hospital announced to the Courier Post on August 20, 2023 that it has plans to construct a six-story tower addition amounting to 254,155 square feet. The expansion will not include any new patient rooms but will include new elevators and renovations to the existing hospital to be completed in two phases. The tower will include new operating suites for cardiac and neurosurgical procedures and for organ transplants. The helipad, which is currently at ground level will be raised to the rooftop... Read more →

Aaron Chang Named President of Jefferson Health – East

Jefferson has announced that Aaron Chang, FACHE, has been named President of Jefferson Health – East, effective October 16, 2023. Chang brings vast experience in the academic, non-profit, and private sectors, with a passion for improving community health. In his new role, Chang will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of Jefferson’s three New Jersey acute care hospitals in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, NJ, recently ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list. A results-oriented executive, Chang comes to Jefferson from Catholic Health in New York, where he was... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care Earns 7th ‘Own the Bone’ Star Performer Recognition

(Camden, NJ) (September 14, 2023)---- Cooper University Health Care is proud to announce that it has received 2023-2024 Star Performer recognition from the American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program for the seventh consecutive time. Cooper is one of approximately 280 health care institutions nationwide that have joined Own the Bone and taken initiatives to ensure their osteoporotic fracture patients receive the highest level of treatment and care. The American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone® program is a national post-fracture, systems-based, multidisciplinary fragility fracture prevention initiative. The program was launched in 2009 to address the emerging epidemic of osteoporosis-related... Read more →

Legalized Marijuana in Arizona - Discover What's Permissible

Medical marijuana in Arizona has been legal for well over a decade. The state legalized MMJ in November 2010 after many years of trying. Indeed, cannabis advocates first tried to get the substance legalized in the 1990s! Finally, after many failed efforts, they succeeded when voters said ‘yes’ to Proposition 203. It was a close-run thing; the act passed by just 0.2%! Then, in November 2020, Arizona legalized recreational marijuana. While setting up adult-use sales can take years in some states, AZ was ready to go within two months, with sales beginning in January 2021. Although adults aged 21+ can... Read more →

FDA Approves New COVID-19 Vaccines; Urges Public to Get Their Needle ASAP

(SEPTEMBER 11, 2023)(CNBNews)--Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action approving and authorizing for emergency use updated COVID-19 vaccines formulated to target currently circulating variants more closely and to provide better protection against serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. Today’s actions relate to updated mRNA vaccines for 2023-2024 manufactured by ModernaTX Inc. and Pfizer Inc. Consistent with the totality of the evidence and input from the FDA’s expert advisors, these vaccines have been updated to include a monovalent (single) component that corresponds to the Omicron variant XBB.1.5. What You Need to Know Individuals 5 years of age... Read more →

PA Legislators Say Edible Marijuana is Dangerous; Causes Respiratory and Digestive Side Effects

An edible medical marijuana rice snack. Dan Holm | Shutterstock (The Center Square) – Officials tasked with monitoring the state's medical marijuana program said this week edibles don't belong in Pennsylvania's marketplace. Concerns about safety, efficacy and legal enforcement gave members of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Program pause. Six abstained from voting on the recommendation at all during its Wednesday meeting. Only two members supported the proposal, while two more rejected it. The vote came after a discussion about the growing popularity of "troches," an ingestible form of THC that resembles a cough drop. Dispensaries market the product alongside tinctures,... Read more →

Univ. of Washington Study: Heavy drinking, handgun-carrying linked among rural youth

University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine Newswise — In the rural United States, an adolescent who drinks heavily has a 43% greater probability of carrying a handgun in the following year, according to a study published this month in The Journal of Rural Health. “While there has been a lot of research on this correlation in urban areas, little is known about the association between alcohol use, particularly heavy drinking, and handgun carrying in rural areas,” said lead author Alice Ellyson, an acting assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and investigator... Read more →

Samaritan's Day of Giving, Sept. 7-8

Samaritan Announces 2023 Day of Giving September 7-8 Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan, the region’s leading provider of home-based primary care, palliative medicine, hospice care, social connections and grief support, has announced their 2023 Day of Giving, slated for Thursday, September 7, through Friday, September 8, 2023. The 2023 Day of Giving will support the endowment for The Mary Ann Boccolini Institute for Education, Research & Innovation by encouraging Samaritan board members, volunteers, friends, and the community to join in the virtual day of giving by hosting their own peer-to-peer fundraising pages, sharing on social media, and donating directly. “Samaritan’s... Read more →