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Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated and generates immune response in older adults

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (gray) heavily infected with SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. NIAID What A Phase 1 trial of an investigational mRNA vaccine to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection has shown that the vaccine is well-tolerated and generates a strong immune response in older adults. A report published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the findings from the study, which was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.... Read more →


How Much is a Scar Worth in a Lawsuit?

(September 28, 2020)--According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), each year, more than 100 million people develop scars, and 70 percent of all scars occur in children. Scars can cause considerable problems, and each year they are the cause of 25 million operations after a trauma. Scars are also the reason for 55 million elective operations each year. Scars can not only cause unpleasant symptoms. They can also be distressing and disfiguring. They can also lead to psychological issues and be disabling. After you have been injured, you may be able to seek additional compensation in... Read more →


Do You Think You Could Paint Your Migrane?

Can you paint your migraine? As migraine surgery becomes more popular, plastic surgeons ask patients to paint their pain 24-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT, by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott favorite_border Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Migraine patients whose pain sketches show more “typical” patterns (top) have better responses to migraine trigger site surgery. Newswise — September 24, 2020 – “Can you draw me a picture of your headache?” may sound like an unusual question – but drawings of headache pain provide plastic surgeons with valuable information on which patients are more or less likely to benefit from surgery to alleviate migraine headaches. Patients... Read more →


Sleeping Less Than Six Hours May Increase Risk of Dementia

Newswise — Middle-aged adults who report symptoms of insomnia and are sleeping less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cognitive impairment, according to a study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The results may help health care professionals understand which patients who report insomnia are at increased risk for developing dementia. Insomnia is characterized by reports of difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep or waking up too early and not being able to get back to sleep. When these symptoms occur at least 3 nights a week and for at least 3 months, it is... Read more →


When to Start Preparing for the MCAT

(September 25, 2020)--As a medical field aspirator, making the necessary preparation for your pre-medical studies can never be jeopardized. Even after applying to study in your medical school of choice, your application could get forfeited without great scores in your MCAT exam results. So to speak, knowing when to start preparing for the MCAT is an important aspect to make good grades. In this post, you learn when and how to study for the MCAT effectively. I also show you how to make your own personal MCAT study plan schedule to effectively prep and feel ready to take the exam with... Read more →


Bat Ticks Found for the First Time in New Jersey

Live larval bat ticks (Carios kelleyi) removed in 2019 from big brown bats in Mercer County, New Jersey. Photo: J. Occi, Rutgers Center for Vector Biology. A tick species associated with bats has been reported for the first time in New Jersey and could pose health risks to people, pets and livestock, according to a Rutgers-led study in the Journal of Medical Entomology. This species (Carios kelleyi) is a “soft” tick. Deer ticks, which carry Lyme disease, are an example of “hard” ticks. “All ticks feed on blood and may transmit pathogens (disease-causing microbes) during feeding,” said lead author James L.... Read more →


OP-ED: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month:

Submitted by Summit Oaks Hospital Breaking the Stigma Together Each month we recognize, observe and celebrate all of the designated National Awareness Months in unique and different ways. Our focus shifts from topic to topic, by addressing mental health and substance use disorders. In doing so, we engage ongoing discussions with our communities and among ourselves to find new ways to break the negative stigmas attached to seeking treatment. This month, like many of our partners and provider networks, we are recognizing Suicide Awareness and Prevention with hopes that we can provide an opportunity for comfort and healing to those who... Read more →


Assisted Living or Home Health Care? 

(September 23, 2020)--There comes a time in our life when we need to decide for the senior citizens or the older adults who stay with us. It is essential to determine if we want to opt-in for home care services or shift the person to an assisted living community. There are advantages related to both these services. And it is necessary to choose depending on your requirement. The advantages of home care Home care is one of the standard solutions that most families choose as a part of senior care. Today, there are several home care agencies in Queens and elsewhere... Read more →


Regional Autism Provider Continues Expansion with New Bala Cynwyd Site

NeurAbilities Healthcare will open an autism treatment facility in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., on October 1 as part of a larger expansion. Pictured: Kaori Nepo, PhD, BCBA-D, director of behavioral services for NeurAbilities’ Pennsylvania programs, and a young visitor (photographed prior to COVID-19 pandemic and staff masking requirements). South Jersey-based NeurAbilities Healthcare is growing, with a recent King of Prussia (Pa.) addition and more sites planned (VOORHEES, N.J., and BALA CYNWYD, PA.----Sept. 21, 2020) A regional provider of healthcare services for people with autism and other neurological conditions will open a new treatment facility in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., on October 1. The... Read more →


How are memory care communities in Pennsylvania providing care during Covid-19?

(September 22, 2020)--A person who has dementia may face a lot of problems daily. It can range from confusion, difficulty in doing daily chores, difficulty communicating, and apathy. It is a mental state of illness that requires critical attention with the utmost care. The pandemic situation has added fuel to this fire. It has added to the common man's mental stress and anxiety as it has become challenging to manage the critical condition outside. It is an entirely new situation out there. People do not know what they can do to deal with it effectively. The memory care facilities in Pennsylvania... Read more →


*2020 Virtual Paws for the Cause Event

The month-long Paws for the Cause virtual event is less than a month away! Have you registered yet? If not, you can do so online now! Whether you and your dog have joined us in the past for a walk on campus, or you have a cat and are participating this year for the first time, supporting Paws for the Cause is a wonderful way to make a difference and raise much-needed funds for cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. There are no requirements or activity tracking necessary. Participation is simple - just pay your one-time registration fee and start... Read more →


Camden County 2020 Drive Thru Flu Shot Schedule

(Gloucester Township) – As the region continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting the spread of seasonal influenza will be critical to protecting public health in Camden County this fall. To help keep residents safe and healthy this flu season, the Freeholder Board is announcing the 2020 Seasonal Flu Shot Schedule, beginning on Friday, Oct. 2. In order to accommodate social distancing recommendations, this year’s flu shot program will be conducted via a series of drive-thru events at locations throughout the county. “It is always important for our residents to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated, but with our... Read more →


How can I lose weight fast?

(September 19, 2020)--Being overweight is one of the problems that is being associated with our hectic new-age lifestyle. Work and family pressures ensure that people are always on the move, due to which they are unable to exercise as often as they need to, nor eat a healthy, well-balanced meal. Over some time, this all results in the body gaining weight gradually, with the same being difficult to remove later in life. Given the habit of having things done quickly and fast by this generation, people are always on the lookout for fast solutions to their weight loss problems. Weight watchers... Read more →


Will CBD show on a Drug Test?

(September 19, 2020)--Theoretically speaking, CBD Oil has little to no chances of showing up in a drug test. But, in case the CBD product consists of THC or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in a significant amount, the drug test result might come up to be positive. Read on to find more about what CBD is, how CBD can be detected in a drug test and is it legal. What Is CBD? Cannabis Sativa, a variety of the cannabis plant, is utilized for different remedial and recreational purposes. There are around 400 chemical substances present in the cannabis plant in total. Eighty of them are... Read more →


Does CBD Oil increase Serotonin?

(September 19, 2020)--There has been a growing interest in the uses of cannabidiol (CBD), especially concerning its potential in improving mental health. Since the last couple of years CBD Oil has emerged as a useful product to treat depression and its symptoms. But what exactly is CBD Oil? CBD is a chemical compound which is found in the cannabis sativa plant, specifically in the hemp variety of the plant. More than 80 different compounds including approximately 120 phytocannabinoids constitute cannabis. One of the most recognized phytocannabinoid out of these is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a psychoactive substance known for producing the... Read more →


Does CBD Help Anxiety?

(SEPTEMBER 19, 2020)--There is no end of stress in human life. Whether you are appearing for an interview, about to sit for an exam, having a personal problem or financial crisis, the body responds to all the stress in your life in the form of anxiety. Anxiety is the constant feeling of worry and apprehension regarding what is about to happen. If anxiety is prolonged, it can interfere with your daily routine. Being the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorder in the world, one in every thirteen people suffers from this condition. The various symptoms of anxiety are: Panic Attacks Fear... Read more →


September Menopause Awareness Month

A new multi-purpose moisturizer is a wonderful wellness product for your personal-care routine throughout your journey of life. (NAPSI)—On average, women experience change of life at age 51 and, while September has been designated Menopause Awareness Month, any time of year is a good time for women of any age to consider their personal health and how to improve it. These facts and tips that may help. Menopause is usually defined as 12 months with no menstruation. It’s often accompanied by hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, pain during intercourse and dryness. What to do? To cool hot flashes, dress in layers,... Read more →


Susan Rosati's Pink Hair Symbolizes Her Triumph over Cancer

Inspiring Sicklerville resident raises awareness of gynecologic and breast cancer Susan Rosati The pink highlights in 73-year-old Susan Rosati’s snow-white hair are a symbol of her back-to-back cancer journeys. More than two years, Susan remembers her first suspicion that “something just wasn’t right.” She had been feeling very tired for some time and began experiencing an extremely painful burning sensation when urinating. Susan made an appointment with her gynecologist, who did not identify anything unusual at first. When symptoms persisted, a biopsy confirmed it was vulvar cancer — a rare gynecologic cancer that can affect older women. Susan was referred to... Read more →


How To Handle The Spotted Lantern Fly

If you are in one of the quarantined counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset or Warren, you do not need to contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture about Spottted Lanternfly sightings. Spotted Lanternfly locations in unquarantined counties in New Jersey can be reported to the Department by emailing slf-plantindustry@ag.nj.gov or by calling 609-406-6943. The Department appreciates residents reporting the addresses of Spotted Lanternfly sightings and assisting us in keeping this pest from spreading. While we will not return confirmation calls and emails at this time, the information provided to us is important in our mission against the... Read more →


Diaper Drive Sponsored by CC Prosecutors Office

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is excited to announce its Diaper Drive. We are proud that police departments across the county have teamed up to participate. “When I first came to the Office, I met with Sister Helen Cole, Administrative Director of Guadalupe Family Services in Camden,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “She mentioned a former study linking the connection between the financial strain of buying diapers and instances of child abuse. Collecting diapers to be donated to families who are struggling is an easy way to help alleviate at least some strain on our families... Read more →


September is National Preparedness Month; “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Even as our nation continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, it is important for families and individuals to plan for other disasters. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and this year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” NPM is recognized each year to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. Each week of the month focuses on a different step in the disaster preparedness process (Make a Plan; Build a Kit; Prepare for Disasters; Teach Youth About Preparedness). More information regarding the campaign, including video public service announcements, social... Read more →


CNB Medical: News For Noses

People who suffer from allergies or congestion now have a clinically-proven, patented congestion relief that works. (NAPSI)—Nasal congestion is nothing to sneeze at. It affects roughly 20 percent of the population and is associated with reduced quality of life, difficulty sleeping, reduced daytime performance, and increased need for healthcare. In addition to the physical misery, it is estimated the annual financial impact of chronic congestion is more than $5 to $10 billion. Fortunately, scientists are coming up with new and better ways to deal with the problem. New Device That’s good news since, until recently, most of the current treatments for... Read more →


Harleysville Man Allegedly Steals $484,000 From In-Laws

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Sept. 3, 2020) — Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Lower Salford Township Police Chief Thomas A. Medwid announce the arrest of Christopher Oleksa, 36, of Harleysville, Pa., on hundreds of felony counts related to the theft of more than $484,000 of money belonging to Firely Pediatric and Home Care Services, owned by the defendant’s in-laws. John and Holly Firely, owners of Firely Pediatric and Home Care Services located in Harleysville, contacted the Lower Salford Police on April 13, 2020 to report that they had noticed numerous unauthorized and unexplained transactions on company bank accounts and credit... Read more →


To Combat Addiction Murphy Wants to Tax Opioids, the Hell With People in Pain

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy did not make a lot of noise about a proposed $15 million fee on opioid manufacturers included in his revised budget proposal. Gloucestercitynews.net files The governor first touted the tax in 2019, saying the tax would make drug companies accountable for the opioid epidemic. New Jersey is one of several states proposing a tax on opioids, which have been blamed for a surge of overdoses in recent years. But some say the tax is unfair to patients who need the drugs for legitimate pain needs,... Read more →


How can cannabis improve your overall health condition?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 12, 2020)--Many diseases and health conditions are today treated and primarily cured by the use of marijuana. Hence medical marijuana is becoming increasingly popular among the doctors. The chemical composition of the product has a far-reaching impact on the overall wellbeing of a person. The doctor has to decide on the product's dosage, which can help you fight multiple diseases. The high content of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a recent invention. Earlier it was not that high owing to the legal norms. However, today doctors have understood the importance of the high THC content. However, the effect of overindulgence in marijuana... Read more →


Report Released on State of Cancer in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- As recent racial justice protests and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic illuminate the role that structural racism and socioeconomic factors play in the health of Americans, significant disparities may be found in cancer rates and outcomes, according to “State of Cancer in Philadelphia,” a report issued this week from Drexel University’s Urban Health Collaborative, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, sponsored by Lazarex Cancer Foundation. The analysis offers key information to public health agencies, policymakers and care providers to inform how best to allocate resources to promote health equity in Philadelphia. It is also... Read more →


Physician and Sales Representative Charged in $2.5 Million Health Care Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – A federal grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment charging a physician and pharmaceutical sales representative with defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $2.5 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET FILES prescriptions, as well as unlawfully obtaining and disclosing individually identifiable patient health information protected by HIPAA, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Keith Ritson, 40, of Bayville, New Jersey, and Frank Alario, M.D., 63, of Delray Beach, Florida, are charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, as well as individual acts of... Read more →


Virtua Health to Launch Mobile Grocery Store

The converted bus will bring fresh foods to South Jersey neighborhoods-in-need starting fall 2020 (MARLTON, N.J.) Today, Virtua Health announced the latest component of its food access initiatives: the Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store. This year-round, 40-foot store-on-wheels is the newest addition to Virtua’s portfolio of programs that position food as a form of medicine. “Virtua Health has championed food access for several years and is a national leader in reimaging how health systems can reduce food insecurity on the local level,” said Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE. “The Mobile Grocery Store is the next step in... Read more →


Dates and Locations Listed for Flu Shots in Camden County

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Sept. 10, 2020)--The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season, especially children and seniors who are most vulnerable. The flu shots are provided at no-out-of-pocket cost. Flu vaccinations are provided for children age 9 and older at the flu clinic sites. Children under the age of 9 need to see their primary care physician. For more information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045 A list of where and when flu shots will be given out in Camden County is below. 2020 Flu... Read more →


Menendez & Coleman Join New Jersey TPS Holders on Frontlines Combating Coronavirus

Trenton, NJ – Earlier today Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) joined Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders who are working on the frontlines of the Coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey to discuss their critical role in protecting New Jersey communities during this crisis, even as the Trump administration is trying to deport them. Sen. Menendez and Rep. Watson Coleman have been fighting for a permanent solution to protect TPS holders and will discuss the urgency for Congress to act in the face of potential senseless deportations. In New Jersey 7,500 TPS holders are working in occupations at... Read more →


$2 Billion PRF Nursing Home Incentive Payment Plans Available

WASHINGTON DC--Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing the details of a $2 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) performance-based incentive payment distribution to nursing homes. This distribution is the latest update in the previously announced $5 billion in planned support to nursing homes grappling with the impact of COVID-19. Last week, HHS announced it had delivered an additional $2.5 billion in payments to nursing homes to help with upfront COVID-19-related expenses for testing, staffing, and personal protective equipment (PPE) needs. Other resources... Read more →


7 Effective Sleeping Positions for Back Pain That'll Provide Instant Relief

(September 9, 2020)--We all want to wake up on the right side of the bed. Unfortunately, bad back pain can quickly make for a sour morning. It affects the rest of your day, making it difficult to perform simple tasks. Not even your morning cup of coffee makes it better. You've tried a few different over-the-counter pain medicines and even struggled through a yoga class, hoping it would help. The pain subsided a bit, but it never seems to go away. You dread going to sleep because it seems to hurt most at night. Luckily for you, we are here to... Read more →


Knowing These 10 Tips Will Make Your Back Injury Bearable

by Kim Hemphry (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 7, 2020)--A back injury is a terrible condition, but it doesn't have to be the end of your lifestyle. Try these tips to manage your pain so you can live the full and happy life you deserve. 1) Buy the Right Shoes Posture has a huge impact on back pain, and your shoes can be directly responsible for your posture. If your back has been recently injured, don't hurt yourself by wearing cheap shoes. Instead, look for an orthopedic pair that will reduce your pain and improve your overall quality of life. The best way to get... Read more →


Virtua Health Launches Free COVID-19 Support Group

Online meetings will help patients and survivors cope with physical and CNBNewsnet files emotional challenges from the illness (MARLTON, N.J.) Virtua Health is starting a free support group for people with COVID-19 and those who have recovered from the illness. It is believed to be South Jersey’s first such group organized by a health system. Virtua social workers will lead the Virtua COVID-19 Patient Support Group, which will meet online through Zoom. The first session took place on Thursday, September 3, from noon to 1 p.m. Meetings will occur every other Thursday, for a total of five sessions. “COVID-19 can be... Read more →


West Nile Virus is Detected in Delaware in DNREC’s Sentinel Chickens

No Human Cases of WNV Have Been Reported to Date in State West Nile Virus (WNV) was detected Aug. 27 in Delaware for the first time this year in DNREC’s sentinel chickens placed at a northern New Castle County location where the chickens are sampled regularly for the presence of the mosquito-transmitted disease. While there have been no reported WNV cases in humans this year in the state, DNREC reminds Delawareans the possibility of contracting mosquito-transmitted diseases, including WNV and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), will continue until colder autumn temperatures, usually in mid-October or later. DNREC’s Mosquito Control section in the... Read more →


Simple Tips to Live Life with Less Stress 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(September 3, 2020)--Stress is a much bigger problem than many of us often give it credit for. Despite how normalized it is within a day to day life, mental pressure and constant emotional strain can take a significant toll on us if we ignore it. And this will not only lead to frustrations and exhaustion, but it can also cause a variety of health conditions from which we may suffer for years to come. While we can’t eliminate its existence entirely from our daily life, there are ways that we can lessen its impact and keep it at a reasonably manageable... Read more →


A COTA Family is Celebrating World Marrow Donor Day on September 19th

Please Register to be a Life-Saving Tissue Donor COTA Kid Anna DeLaney Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient September 1, 2020 -- World Marrow Donor Day is celebrated globally on the third Saturday of September, which is September 19th this year. The main objective of World Marrow Donor Day is to thank all tissue donors worldwide. This day raises awareness of the many children and teenagers in need of a life-saving tissue transplant who are unable to find a match within the global registry of 34 million donors. An Arizona transplant family, however, will likely be spending this day thinking about the young... Read more →


Illegal Immigrants Are Now Eligible for Professional Licenses in New Jersey

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Calling it “smart and good” for New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that will allow those with undocumented immigration status to obtain professional licenses if they meet all of the requirements. Murphy held a virtual bill signing on Facebook that includes sponsors and representatives from Make the Road NJ, an immigrant advocacy organization. The bill will apply to the half a million undocumented residents living in New Jersey, the governor said. Rutgers University student Estrella Rivas introduced Murphy and told of her plans to become a doctor. She... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou to be Honored

...as 2020 ACOI Researcher of the Year - National Award Recognizes Excellence in Osteopathic Medicine Jefferson Health Infectious Diseases specialist Cindy Hou, DO, FACOI, FIDSA, will be honored this fall as Researcher of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), a national professional organization dedicated to promoting the principles of osteopathic medicine. ACOI will bestow the honor on October 23 during its Annual Convention (#ACOI2020), which will be held virtually this year. Each year, physicians are chosen from a pool of ACOI members nominated for their accomplishments and activities. Winners are selected by the ACOI Honors and Awards... Read more →


Opinion: Yes You Can Take Care of Frail Seniors Safely in Their Homes

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JILL VIGGIANO, MICHAEL DIBIASE, CHRISTINE LESICKO, PINNI FRIEDMAN | SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 | CORONAVIRUS IN NJ, OPINION The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that better ways are required to meet all the needs of this vulnerable population As New Jersey’s population ages, keeping the frail elderly safe in their homes is a growing challenge — one that has been made all too clear by the COVID-19 crisis. Already, we’ve begun... Read more →


Chester County Residents Charged with Wuhan Virus Related Unemployment Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (September 1, 2020)--– United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jennifer D’Hulster, 37, of Coatesville, PA; Zachary Gathercole, 30, of Sadsburyville, PA; Ashley Harrington, 30, of West Chester, PA; and Anthony Schweitzer, 20, also of Coatesville, PA, were charged by Complaint with fraudulently obtaining and attempting to obtain unemployment benefits related to COVID-19 emergency relief funds to which they were not entitled. Defendant D’Hulster was arrested and taken into custody this morning; the other three defendants were already in custody. All four defendants made their initial appearances in federal court today. On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s NJ Wound Care Centers Raise Awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Throughout the month of September, Jefferson Health’s Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – with two locations in southern New Jersey – will recognize Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month. PAD is a condition that develops when arteries that supply blood to internal organs, arms, and legs, become blocked as a result of atherosclerosis. Jefferson’s wound care centers, a member of the Healogics® network, treats chronic wounds related to PAD, performs non-invasive tests for PAD, and counsels patients on how to manage the illness which, if left untreated, can lead to lower limb amputation and death. PAD affects... Read more →


Flu-Shot Season Begins for Virtua Colleagues/Community

COVID-19 adds urgency, importance to this year's vaccination campaign (VOORHEES, N.J.) This week, Virtua Health will begin providing flu shots to its employees and, soon, to the wider community. In support of social distancing, many flu shots will be provided in tented, outdoor areas at Virtua sites across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. Lourdes Virtua "We strongly recommend that everyone get a flu shot to ensure that, as a community, we are as protected as possible," said Martin Topiel, MD, head of infectious diseases and chief of infection prevention at Virtua Health, South Jersey's largest health system. Seeking to lead by... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Care

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses — Britney Bailey, RN, and Frances Heimgartner, RN, were recently honored with 2020 second quarter DAISY Awards for compassionate and skillful care. Bailey, who works on the Medical-Surgical Unit/MS4 at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, left, was nominated for her extraordinary care and willingness to jump in and assist others throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The Cedar Brook, NJ, resident is “always on the pulse of every aspect of her assignment and what is happening on her unit,” the nominator wrote. Heimgartner, of Marlton, NJ, was praised for offering comfort, kindness, and sympathy to parents of... Read more →


Acenda’s New CCBHC in Gloucester County Offers Care to Those with Mental Health /Substance Abuse

GLASSBORO, NJ (August 31, 2020) – Acenda Integrated Health has opened its first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in Sewell, NJ. The opening comes after the organization was named a recipient of approximately $3,352,000 in federal funding over the course of two years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grant. Acenda’s CCBHC will offer medical and wrap-around services to those who are already in treatment for mental health and substance abuse disorders by connecting clients to other vital resources in the community. The care provided will help to... Read more →