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*Brooklawn Partners with Rite-Aids KidCents Program/Project Medicine Drop

BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--The Borough of Brooklawn, in partnership with Rite-Aids KidCents Program, is proud to announce they are now participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Project Medicine Drop. You can anonymously drop off old expired medications, medications you no longer use, and other drugs. Whenever the Borough building is open... Read more →

Jefferson Health Volunteers in NJ Recognized for Hours of Dedication & Service

Nearly 75 Jefferson Health volunteers, based at New Jersey locations, were honored for their many years and hours of service at a special luncheon, held April 16th at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, NJ. Volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones for hours of service that ranged from 100 hours to more... Read more →

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Embracing the Journey:

Meaning, Hope and Caregiving Educational Jewish Aging Workshop Event Offers Guidance on End-of-Life Care and Celebrates the Journey of Life Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice will host Embracing the Journey: Meaning, Hope and Caregiving, a Jewish aging workshop on Sunday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.... Read more →

New Legislation Aims to Reverse Youth Tobacco Epidemic

Bill Would Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21, Prohibit Most Flavored Tobacco Products and Restrict E-Cigarette Advertising EDISON, NJ. – April 16, 2019 – Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced legislation today that aims to address the skyrocketing rates of youth use... Read more →

1st-Year Doctors Spend 90 Percent of Their Time Away from Patients

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – First-year doctors, or interns, spend 87 percent of their work time away from patients, half of which is spent interacting with electronic health records, according to a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins University. Of the 13 percent of time spent interacting... Read more →

Community Colonoscopy Day:

Doctors Take Aim at Colon Cancer

Physicians donated their time to help patients get this vital procedure Staff members of the Burlington County Endoscopy Center during their recent colonoscopy event. The team partnered with Virtua to provide colonoscopies to area residents who could not otherwise afford them. Lumberton, N.J.----A team of South Jersey doctors and staff... Read more →

Coast Guard demonstrates capability of hospital rooftop helicopter pad

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew performed the first landing at one of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital’s new helicopter landing pads on April 10, 2019. The hospital recently built two new rooftop helicopter landing pads in order to quickly move patients to needed care.... Read more →

Get Vaccinated Before Traveling This Holiday Weekend

Measles is A Highly Contagious Virus With expected holiday travel this weekend for Passover and Easter, New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal today urged everyone to make sure they and their family members are up to date on their measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine and all other age-appropriate immunizations. “The measles... Read more →

Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Wound Care Center Offers Foot Health Tips

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, and the experts at Jefferson Health’s New Jersey-based Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Wound Care Center) suggest people take a moment to “stand up” for their feet. Currently, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more... Read more →

How To Cure Hospital Anxiety

Many people have anxiety about hospitals and about visiting the doctor. In some cases this is a minor issue, and although it is uncomfortable, those people who suffer from this problem can still go to hospital and visit the doctor if need be. In the most extreme cases, it can... Read more →

How to Take Care of Teeth While Wearing Braces

They say a smile is the best ornament one can wear and a beautiful smile is dependent on the healthy and shiny teeth. So oral hygiene is one of the most important things to get your whole body to a healthy state. While some of us wear braces to set... Read more →

PINE HILL PD: Senior Citizens Narcotic Pill Safety

Luncheon- Friday, May 3, Pine Hill Senior Center Meet with representatives from Walgreens and Penick Chiropractic to discuss health and wellness tips and have your blood pressure checked. Members of the Pine Hill Police Department will be collecting all expired, unused and unwanted medication to dispose of in a safe... Read more →


Combining Opioids/Marijuana May Help Pain Sufferers

Study suggests using the two drugs together could reduce risk of dependency without causing cognitive problems Newswise — Orlando, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using opioids... Read more →

NJ Invests $6M in Health Info Technology

Will Address the Opioid Epidemic The New Jersey Department of Health and New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced $6 million in funding to support behavioral health providers implementation of electronic health records in their facilities and connection to other health care providers through the New Jersey Health Information... Read more →

Radiation Oncology Nurse Kathy Solari Receives National Award at ONS 44th Annual Congress

Kathy Solari, RN, BSN, OCN, Radiation Oncology Nurse Manager at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, received a national honor on Thursday, April 11th, at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 44th Annual Congress in Anaheim, CA. Before thousands of her nursing peers, Kathy, a 27-year associate of Jefferson... Read more →

The Largest Medicare Fraud Scheme Busted

FBI and Department of Justice officials today announced the disruption of one of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in U.S. history. An international fraud ring allegedly bilked Medicare out of more than $1 billion by billing it for unnecessary medical equipment—mainly back, shoulder, wrist, and knee braces. The FBI and... Read more →

Jefferson Family Health Services Receives 2 Grants to Support ‘Reach Out and Read’ Program

Studies show reading to children is one way to address the gap in early literacy education that prevails among low-income populations. Since 2014, Jefferson Family Health Services’ (FHS) “Reach Out and Read” program has helped more than 7,000 families by giving children a book at routine health checkups to take... Read more →

Study Suggest Teeth Whitening Products Harmful

Teeth Whitening Products Can Harm Protein-Rich Tooth Layer Researchers show active ingredient in whitening strips damages dentin Newswise — Orlando, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – Americans spend more than a billion dollars on teeth whitening products each year. Although these products can make smiles brighter, new research shows that they... Read more →

Marijuana for Morning Sickness?

It’s Not Great for Baby’s Brain Study pinpoints how pot exposure during pregnancy can lead to problems with behavior and memory Newswise — Orlando, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part... Read more →

Seven People Charged In New Jersey Massive Health Care Fraud

Scheme Involving Telemedicine And Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Hundreds of Thousands of Elderly and/or Disabled Patients Nationwide and Abroad Lured into Criminal Scheme to Bilk Medicare NEWARK, N.J. – One of the largest health care fraud schemes investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services... Read more →

Study Suggests ‘Rest Is Best’ for Carpal Tunnel and Similar Injuries

Newswise — Orlando, Fla. (April 9, 2019) – In a new study conducted in rats, researchers found a four-week period of rest was nearly as effective as an experimental drug at reducing discomfort and regaining function after an injury from repeated moderate-strain activity. The findings are relevant to treating common... Read more →

PENN RESEARCHERS Unlocking the female bias in lupus

Patterns of the RNA molecule Xist (labeled pink), which is responsible for X chromosome inactivation, differed between healthy patients' T cells and T cells from lupus patients. In female lupus patients, Xist appeared in a diffuse cloud, rather than in a targeted pattern, across the nuclei of activated T cells.... Read more →