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NJ American Water Announces Grant to Fund Cramer Hill Revitalization

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 12, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net)– Today, representatives from the City of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Camden Special Services District (CSSD), St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, community partners and Camden residents and business owners gathered for the announcement of a $981,464 Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit (NRTC) grant from New Jersey American Water to fund revitalization efforts... Read more →


The Cooper Foundation is Accepting Applications for Camden City Community Grant Program

CAMDEN CITY, NJ – George E. Norcross, III, chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, announced today that The Cooper Foundation is now accepting applications for the first-ever Camden City Community Grant Program. Grant applications are due by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. The Norcross Foundation, The Michaels Organization, NFI, and The Cooper Foundation initially... Read more →


An Arizona Transplant Family is Celebrating National Minority Donor Awareness Week:

Please Register to be a Life-Saving Organ or Tissue Donor (Bellemont, Arizona)(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- August 1st - 7th is recognized as National Minority Donor Awareness Week, which was created in 1998 to increase our nation’s consciousness of the need for more organ and tissue donors -- especially among multicultural communities. National Minority Donor Awareness Week honors communities of color who have been... Read more →


Support Lung Cancer Research

Camden City, NJ--Twelve years ago, the Fifis family lost a great man, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to lung cancer. His sons made a promise - to help find a cure for lung cancer and the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was born. Now in its 9th year, the Jim Fifis... Read more →


Cooper Honors Employee John Bishop for Heroic Actions

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Seniors leaders and staff of Cooper University Health Care gathered to celebrate Cooper employee John Bishop who heroically saved a woman who was being brutally attacked alongside a busy South Jersey highway June 6, 2019. Putting his own safety aside and thanks to his quick actions, he was able to rescue the victim and subdue the perpetrator... Read more →


Cooper Researchers: Climate change may have brought flesh-eating infection to previously unaffected waters

Katherine Doktor, MD, MS (CAMDEN CITY, NJ)-(Gloucestercitynews.net)--In a case report published June 17, 2019, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at Cooper University Health Care caution that rising water temperatures in the Delaware Bay may be to blame for an increased number of local cases of Vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus), a flesh-eating infection that can occur after handling or... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care First Hospital in South Jersey to Offer New Treatment for GERD

David D Shersher, MD (Camden City, NJ)--Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in South Jersey to offer the LINX® Reflux Management System for people whose chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)cannot be controlled medically. Unlike standard surgical treatments for GERD, the minimally invasive LINX treatment uses a tiny bracelet of magnetic titanium beads to surround and compress the... Read more →


National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Wednesday

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 16,2019)--Be advised that the National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 through Saturday, July 20, 2019. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON Wednesday, July 17th TO 7 PM , Noon on Thursday, July 18th to 7 PM, Noon on Friday, July 19th to 7 PM and Noon on Saturday, July 20th to 7... Read more →


Temple U joins NIH and U of Pittsburgh in Launching Nationwide Precision Medicine Effort

(Philadelphia, PA) – Temple University will join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Pittsburgh to open an enrollment site for the All of Us Research Program—a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. Temple’s effort is part of All of Us Pennsylvania in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh.... Read more →


U.S. Youth Suicides on the Rise

CNBNews graphics file Newswise (Gloucestercitynews.net)--— Suicide rates among teens and young adults in the United States are on the rise among both males and females, reaching their highest point in 2017, according to newly published research analyzing suicide trends among U.S. youth between 2000 and 2017, the last year for which the researchers had data. The study is being published... Read more →


The Nicotine in E-cigarettes Appears to Impair Mucus Clearance

Newswise —(Gloucestercitynews.net)-- June 7, 2019─E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Electronic Cigarette Vapor with Nicotine Causes Airway Mucociliary Dysfunction Preferentially via TRPA1 Receptors,“ a team of researchers from the University of Kansas, University of... Read more →


Opioid Epidemic Increases Number of Organs Available for Transplant

Research shows hearts from overdose donors may be as suitable as any others Newswise — CHICAGO—(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than “perfect” in an effort to expand the donor pool and save more lives, according to research published online today in The Annals of... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Announces Winner of 2019 Cooper Civic Leadership Award

(Camden, NJ) Nidhi Baxi, an undergraduate biology student at Rutgers University-Camden, was named as the winner of the 2019 Cooper Civic Leadership Award at the Eighth Annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement held recently. Cooper University Health Care established the Civic Leadership Award in 2018 to honor a Rutgers University-Camden student who exemplifies outstanding service to the Camden community. “We... Read more →


CBD Reduces Craving and Anxiety in People With Heroin Use

Mount Sinai study highlights the potential of cannabidiol as a treatment option for opioid abuse Newswise —(gloucestercitynews.net)- (New York – May 2019) Cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with a history of heroin abuse, suggesting a potential role for it in helping to break the cycle of addiction, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of... Read more →


Community Partner Spotlight: Operation Snack Bags

“Resting in your therapy chair, know that there are those who care.” And thanks to The Women’s Council of Realtors Southern NJ Chapter, many of our patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, know that there are those that care. Our chemotherapy and radiation patients received 90 care bags filled with snacks, treats, comfort items, and notes from Charleen... Read more →


Cooper Honors Advanced Practice Nurse With “Military Employee of the Year” Award

(Camden, NJ) Cooper University Health Care presented the 2019 Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award to advanced practice nurse Ella Hawk, a member of the hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery team. The celebratory event, honoring Cooper employees who are veterans and/or active military, was held on May 21, 2019. The Cooper Military Employee of the Year Award was established in 2018... Read more →


MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer to Expand

Advanced Cancer Care to Residents of Southeastern Pennsylvania CAMDEN CITY, NJ – MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Holy Redeemer Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to develop a joint cancer program at Holy Redeemer Hospital. The agreement will expand the reach of Cooper University Health Care’s partnership with one of the leading cancer centers in the... Read more →


$500,000 Grant to Cooper Health/Penn Medicine Princeton Health

to Integrate Health Care for Military, Veterans, First Responders The New Jersey Department of Health today announced $500,000 in grant funds to Cooper Health System and Penn Medicine Princeton Health to support the integration of primary care, behavioral health, palliative care, hospice and telehealth services for military members, veterans and first responders, who often face primary care and behavioral health... Read more →


Camden Celebrates Opening of New Turf Field at KIPP Cooper Norcross Lanning Square Campus

Athletic Field Funded by $250,000 grant from the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL Foundation and LISC and a matching $250,000 grant from The Cooper Foundation Camden, N.J. – KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy (KCNA) celebrated the opening of a new turf field at its Lanning Square campus in Camden, New Jersey on Monday, May 13. Teachers, students, parents, community leaders, and NFL... Read more →


Statement from Former NJ Gov. Jon S. Corzine Re: Camden City

Statement from Governor Jon S. Corzine As Governor, my administration prioritized precious economic development resources in our urban communities with Camden being a city of great need. When I took office, Camden was under state supervision, had a national reputation for violent crime and there was limited economic activity. Working with caring and dedicated community leaders, business and local government... Read more →


Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. By Melissa Bailey and JoNel AlecciaApril 9, 2019 When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin... Read more →


“PowerUp” The Cooper Foundation New Neighborhood Initiative

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Cooper Foundation today announced a new community initiative, PowerUp, to address food insecurity for Camden children at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy and the Center for Family Services (CFFS) Head Start program at KIPP. PowerUp will also support workforce development, job-readiness training, and financial literacy programs for families in the Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods in... Read more →


Study:

Philadelphia Hospitals Responded to the Equivalent of 54 Mass Shootings

RESEARCHERS ANALYZED NUMBER OF FIREARM-INJURED PATIENTS THAT PRESENTED IN “CLUSTERS” WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF EACH OTHER AT THE SAME HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA PA (April 10, 2019)--High-profile mass shootings involving three, four or more victims killed in a single incident receive extensive attention from media, policy makers and the general public. However, these traditionally defined mass shootings make up a small fraction... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS!!! Cooper Gala Raises $2.2M

The Cooper Gala Was Red Hot!--Thank you to all of you who generously supported this year's event. Together we raised a record breaking $2.2 million in support of The Cooper Foundation's commitment to making life better for our patients and our community! Special thanks to our Co-Chairs George E. Norcross, III and Philip A. Norcross, our honorees Anthony J. Mazzarelli,... Read more →


Internationally Renowned Neurology Expert Joins Cooper University Health Care

CNBNewsnet | March 7, 2019 (Camden City, NJ) – Internationally renowned neurologist and researcher, Tudor G. Jovin, MD, has joined Cooper University Health Care as chief and chairman of Cooper Neurological Institute. Dr. Jovin is an expert in the interventional and non-interventional treatment for the entire spectrum of stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. He is board certified in neurology and has... Read more →