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CNB MEDICAL NEWS: New Gene Sequencing Technology Comes to Cooper University Health Care

New device will help in identifying variants of COVID-19, among other uses (CAMDEN, NJ) The Department of Pathology at Cooper University Health Care has added the Genexus Integrated Sequencer, a new, fully automated, next-generation rapid gene sequencing technology to its diagnostic resources. Gene sequencing allows physicians and scientists to identify and understand the genetic profiles of many viruses, tumors, and other specimens. Cooper is one of a very few health systems in New Jersey that is able to perform next generation gene sequencing on site. The new technology will enable Cooper to identify COVID-19 variants for those patients tested that... Read more →

GOOD NEWS: MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Receives $9,000 Donation for Colon Cancer Research

in Honor of Fallen Police Officer PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Sviben family and the Camden County Metro Police present a donation to doctors and staff of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in honor of Officer Matthew Sviben. (CAMDEN, NJ) Camden Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, representatives from Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 218, and the family of Officer Matthew Sviben visited MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper recently to present a check for $9,000 in honor of Officer Sviben. Officer Sviben died in September at the age of 26 after being diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer in January... Read more →

CNB Health Tips: Cardiovascular Fitness and Walking

Walking does great things for your mental health and cardiovascular fitness, but did you know that a good walk can also help you build the muscles in your legs and abs? Gloucestercitynews.net files When you want to give your muscles a good workout, chances are you’ll reach for a dumbbell or work up a sweat with your favorite bodyweight session. But, as it turns out, one of our favourite day-to-day activities is often overlooked as a muscle building exercise: walking. That explains why you get stiff legs after a long hike or busy day on your feet. While walking is... Read more →

CNB Medical News: COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at Cooper Primary Care Offices

Boost NJ Day: (CAMDEN, NJ) In recognition of Boost NJ Day, a statewide effort to get as many New Jersey residents vaccinated against COVID-19 before Christmas and the New Year holidays, Cooper University Health Care reminds the community of the availability of vaccinations for all citizens ages 5 and up at more than 40 of its conveniently located primary care offices throughout South Jersey. “As we enter the winter months, we encourage people not to take a chance with COVID-19 variants and make sure to get their first, second, or booster vaccine dose. The vaccines are the most effective protection... Read more →

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer Retiring effective Dec. 1

Camden City, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer has announced she is retiring effective December 1, 2021. Mayer was sworn in as Acting Prosecutor on October 1st, 2019. She immediately set out to strengthen the relationship between the CCPO and the community by creating the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. “She saw the value in having the community view the office as a partner in safeguarding liberty and justice, and sought to break down the unwarranted stereotype that a prosecutor’s office is a faceless entity that exists only to imprison others,” said Acting First Assistant Prosecutor Mary... Read more →

CNB Medical News: How grandmothers' brains react to the sight of their grandchildren

A first look at grandmaternal brain function by Emory Health Sciences Newswise — Many people lucky enough to have grown up with doting grandmothers know that they can burnish a child’s development in unique and valuable ways. Now, for the first time, scientists have scanned grandmothers’ brains while they’re viewing photos of their young grandchildren — providing a neural snapshot of this special, inter-generational bond. Proceedings of the Royal Society B is publishing the first study to examine grandmaternal brain function, conducted by researchers at Emory University. “What really jumps out in the data is the activation in areas of... Read more →

CHOP at Virtua Pediatrician Offers Advice for Parents regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Jeff Seiden issues COVID cautions as the winter holidays approach (VOORHEES, NJ---Nov. 23, 2021)… With Thanksgiving only days away and the December holidays close behind, Jeff Seiden, MD, is encouraging the families he cares for – and the people in his personal life – to pursue COVID-19 vaccination for their children ages 5 to 11. Children in this age group have been eligible to receive the two-part Pfizer vaccine (at a reduced dosage) since early November. “Families are eager to celebrate the holidays together, especially since many people remained apart last year,” he said. “That’s why we should take... Read more →

Samaritan Hosts Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony

to Remember and Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season Mount Laurel, N.J. – Samaritan invites community members to take part in its annual Tree of Life: Season of Lightillumination program, a time to remember, recognize, and honor loved ones who are no longer with them in this physical world. The program will be held virtually and is available for viewing starting Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 7 p.m. on Samaritan’s website: SamaritanNJ.org/Tree. The program will remain up through December 2022 for multiple viewing and sharing. As part of the program, individuals are invited to dedicate a symbolic light in memory... Read more →

Ill Wife Avoided the Hospital Because the Emergency Room Charged Her Husband $6,500 for Six Stitches

Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio November 19, 2021 Jason and DeeAnn Dean recently relocated to her hometown of Dellrose, Tennessee, where she grew up on a farm. Both in their late 40s, they’re trying to start a green dream business that combines organic farming with a health and wellness consulting company. They want to inspire people to grow their own food in this fertile rolling farmland, just north of the border with Alabama. Until the business fully launches, Jason is working construction. In May, he was injured on the job site when a piece of sheet metal slipped and caught... Read more →

Kathy Devine, Cooper University Health Care’s Chief Nursing Officer Named “Nurse Executive of the Year”

(CAMDEN-NJ) -- Kathy Devine, DrNP, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Cooper University Health Care is the recipient of the 2021 Nurse Executive Award by The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey . This award, which will be presented in early December, recognizes Dr. Devine's exceptional leadership, guidance, and service to the nursing profession and in particular to the Cooper University Health Care system. “We cannot think of anyone more deserving of this honor than Kathy Devine,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. “Throughout the pandemic, Kathy provided steady, compassionate, and inspirational leadership to her... Read more →

Treatment at St. Jude's Hospital is Not Totally Free

St. Jude Hoards Billions While Many of Its Families Drain Their Savings Gloucestercitynews.net files by David Armstrong and Ryan Gabrielson ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: St. Jude’s Unspent Billions Behind the Hospital’s Claims to Donors A series of sharp knocks on his driver’s side window startled Jason Burt awake. It was the middle of the night on a Saturday in 2016. Burt was sleeping in his pickup truck in the parking lot of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in downtown Memphis,... Read more →

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic This Weekend at the Cherry Hill Mall

For Everyone Aged 5 and Older --$25 Gift Certificates for Every Vaccination (CAMDEN, NJ) –To continue expanding vaccination rates in the region, Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health and the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers will offer mobile walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Cherry Hill Mall. Everyone who receives a vaccination will receive a $25 gift card, courtesy of Camden Coalition. The following vaccines will be available: Pfizer – ages 5 and older; Moderna –ages 18 and older; and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine –ages 18 and older. No appointments are... Read more →

Air Pollution from Industrial Plants is Elevating Cancer Risk Says ProPublica

Poison in the Air by Lylla Younes, Ava Kofman, Al Shaw and Lisa Song, with additional reporting by Maya Miller, photography by Kathleen Flynn for ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Sacrifice Zones Mapping Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution From the urban sprawl of Houston to the riverways of Virginia, air pollution from industrial plants is elevating the cancer risk of an estimated quarter of a million Americans to a level the federal government considers unacceptable. Camden City, NJ...photo courtesy of https://6abc.com/... Read more →

14-Year-Old Juvenile Shot and Killed in Camden City

Camden, N.J. – A 14-year-old male was fatally shot in Camden, announced Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Berwick Street at approximately 10:44 p.m. Friday for a report of a shooting. They located the juvenile suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The juvenile was taken to Cooper Hospital. He was pronounced deceased at 11:12 p.m. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this young victim,” said Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “Rest assured our homicide unit will do everything... Read more →

Oral Diuretic Pill Could Be A Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease

A commonly available oral diuretic pill approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be a potential candidate for an Alzheimer’s disease treatment for those who are at genetic risk, according to findings published in Nature Aging. The research included analysis showing that those who took bumetanide — a commonly used and potent diuretic(link is external) — had a significantly lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease compared to those not taking the drug. The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, advances a precision medicine approach for individuals at greater risk... Read more →

Rev. Francis J. Gramigna, Pastor at St. Joseph's, (Sea Isle), Assumption (Wildwood Crest), St. Francis (Barrington)

Egg Harbor Township – On May 22, 2020. Age 83. Loving son of the late Joseph and Jane Gramigna. Devoted brother of Kathleen “Cass” (late Edward) Garrity and Charles (late Claire) Gramigna, and Sister-in-law Mary Gramigna. Predeceased by Mary (Louis) Lippa, Joan (Thomas) Campbell, Rose (Patrick) McShane, Joseph (Patricia) Gramigna, Edward Gramigna, Sr. Dear uncle of 48 nieces and nephews, and too many great-nieces and great-nephews to count. Father Frank was born in Oaklyn and was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School in 1955 where he was Captain of the football team. Father attended St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore... Read more →

VIRTUA HEALTH Opens the First and Only Freestanding Midwifery Birth and Wellness Center in SJ

Virtua Health – a health system synonymous with maternity services – has opened a Midwifery Birth & Wellness Center to provide even more care options for local families. The Voorhees facility is the only freestanding birth center in South Jersey. It offers a natural approach – known as physiologic labor and birth – in a setting designed to resemble the home. Fittingly, the Center is opening during National Midwifery Week. “Starting or growing a family is a hugely exciting time for everyone involved, and so we pride ourselves on providing personalized experiences that celebrate the individual and reflect their respective... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility

Cooper University Health Care Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility CAMDEN, NJ – Cooper University Health Care has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatment. Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care. “As a leading academic health system, Cooper has specialists who are well known for clinical excellence, medical breakthroughs, and innovation. This designation is independent validation of Cooper’s commitment to providing the most advanced cardiac and vascular care... Read more →

September is Sepsis Awareness Month: TIME Matters  

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT September is Sepsis Awareness month, and while sepsis is one of the most common medical conditions, it is often unrecognized until it is too late to cure. Sepsis can happen to anyone, at any time. More than 1.7 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sepsis every year, and sepsis takes a life every two minutes. The condition can affect both the young and old with more than 75,000 children developing severe sepsis each year resulting in 6,800 pediatric sepsis deaths in the U.S. annually. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sepsis has been a serious concern. “Sepsis... Read more →

*Take Charge of your Health; Men's Health Fair 9-25-21

Take charge of your health. CAMcare Health Corporation and the Burlington-Camden chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. are teaming up for a discussion about men’s health. For more information visit www.camcare.net. Read more →

Cooper University Health Care and The Cooper Foundation Donate Backpacks, School Supplies to Students  

More Than 2,100 Backpacks Donated Through The Cooper Foundation’s Operation Backpack In the past three years alone, The Cooper Foundation has donated more than 6,000 school-supply filled backpacks to Camden students. CAMDEN, N.J. — Thanks to the generosity of Cooper University Health Care team members and other donors, The Cooper Foundation purchased 2,110 backpacks and additional supplies for students enrolled at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy’s Lanning Square Primary, Lanning Square Middle School, Whittier Elementary, Whittier Middle, and Charles Sumner High School as part of the Foundation’s annual Operation Backpack. “Cooper has a long and proud history of serving and supporting... Read more →


The new schedule adds additional trains during AM and PM rush hours A new PATCO weekday schedule will take effect on Monday, September 6, with rush-hour trains running more frequently. The new schedule continues to provide a high level of service based on the latest ridership statistics. During the AM rush hours (5:55 a.m.-10:18 a.m.), an additional 11 trips will be added to the schedule, including an extra seven westbound trains to Philadelphia. During AM peak service (6:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.), the frequencies between trains will be between 5-8 minutes, down from 8-11 minutes. During the PM rush hours (2:13 p.m.-6:30... Read more →

Maple Shade PD ALERT: air quality action day for the following counties...

image courtesy of cliparts library The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties... Camden...Cumberland...Gloucester...Mercer...Northwestern Burlington.. .Salem...Southeastern Burlington. An Ozone Action Day has been declared for Wednesday, August 25th, 2021! Ozone has the potential to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for portions of the I-95 corridor in southern and central New Jersey. Sensitive individuals, including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours. Heat and high humidity will continue to affect our region... Read more →

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Performs 1,000th ‘TAVR’ – Valves

Minimally invasive technique improves quality of life for patients with damaged aortic valves (CAMDEN, NJ, August 25, 2021) – Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital recently performed its 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to help the heart more effectively pump blood to the rest of the body. Virtua Health is one of only two South Jersey health systems to have reached this milestone. Virtua performed its first TAVR in 2013 and has become a leading center for heart valve surgery. “This achievement is a true team effort, reflective of a collaborative, comprehensive approach to... Read more →

Burlington County and Virtua Health Collaborate on Mobile Vaccine Campaign

B County to provide COVID-19 vaccines alongside Virtua’s community-outreach vehicles August 17, 2021 – The Burlington County Health Department and Virtua Health have joined forces to bring COVID-19 vaccines to residents of traditionally underserved communities. From August 17 through Sept. 2, Burlington County officials will accompany Virtua’s fleet of mobile units – its Mobile Grocery Store, Farmers Market, and Pediatric Services Unit – to administer vaccines to anyone interested and eligible. Virtua and Burlington County previously partnered with the State of New Jersey and New Jersey National Guard to operate the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site. More than 390,000 doses... Read more →

Help Us Restock Our Toy Closet! Support Cooper's Child Life Program

Join The Cooper Foundation and Cooper’s Child Life Program by supporting holiday cheer halfway through the year! Your donation will provide comfort and joy to our littlest patients. Toys, games, movies, and craft supplies help children cope with unfamiliar hospital surroundings and procedures. Cooper’s Child Life specialists work with children of all ages, and their families, to help them manage the challenges of illness and injury. You can support the Child Life Program by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List. No time to shop? You can also donate $25, $50 or $75 and we will purchase one of the... Read more →

CNB Medical: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths...BUT...

Overall incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults. Thursday, July 8, 2021 Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. During 2001 to 2018, declines in lung cancer death rates accelerated, and death rates for melanoma declined considerably in more recent years, reflecting a substantial increase in survival for metastatic melanoma. However, the report finds that for several other major cancers, including prostate, colorectal and female breast... Read more →

Bernadette M. Rafter, of Woodbury, Register Nurse at Cooper, GCHS Alum Class of 77

Bernadette M. Rafter, of Woodbury, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was 62. Legacy A beautiful soul that devoted her life to caring for others, Bernadette always put others before herself and was always willing to help. Bernadette was a Registered Nurse for Cooper University Hospital in 2009, holding many positions during her time there. She returned to school to achieve her RN after her 4 children were born and recently obtained her Bachelor's Degree. Away from work, Bernadette found solace in trips to Wildwood Beach where she would always come home with Douglass Fudge and... Read more →

The Cooper Foundation Raises $130,000 at Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing

CAPTION: At the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing (from left to right): Christopher Ault, vice president of revenue cycle at Cooper; Brian M. Reilly, chief financial officer at Cooper; Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, co-CEO of Cooper; Robert Ortiz, JD, senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation; and Louis Bezich, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Cooper. CAMDEN, N.J. –The Cooper Foundation announced that it raised $130,000 at the Inaugural Cooper Cup Golf Outing held June 28 at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. More than 140 golfers attended the sold-out event... Read more →

Subaru Loves Cooper University Health Care 

Subaru Presents Gift Card Bundles as Part of Loves to Care Philanthropic Program Representatives from Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society visited Cooper University Health Care to present “care” bundles to frontline support staff at Cooper. Left to right: Liz Edelen, Love Promise Community Commitment Manager, Subaru of America, Inc.; Kirsten Anderson, Love Promise Community Commitment Specialist, Subaru of America, Inc.; Sheila Gallucci-Davis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy, Subaru of America, Inc.; Shira Haaz, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Subaru of America, Inc.; Gabby Grimaldi, Campaign Development Manager, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; and Alan... Read more →

*Graffiti Art Contest at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – Alcatraz East Crime Museum invites artists to submit their entry into the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The event coincides with National STEM Day, bringing attention to the addition of Arts… turning STEM to STEAM. Although graffiti is a controversial issue that is very costly to clean up, this contest and exhibit highlights organized graffiti programs found across America that reduce vandalism while promoting local talent. “We know how serious the graffiti issue is in many areas of the country, which is why we want to help teach people about... Read more →

Medical Study on Back Pain Injuries Released

Newswise — Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study by scientists at University of Utah Health and MDGuidelines. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines. The findings publish in PLOS ONE on June 17. “The closer people’s care follows evidence-based guidelines, the faster their back pain... Read more →

Cooper Health Care Sponsors Men’s Health Discussions/COVID-19 Vaccine Events

First 50 to attend each event will receive free men’s health book (CAMDEN CITY , NJ) – Two free men’s health events are being held by Cooper University Health Care as part its ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative. Louis Bezich, author of Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfilment in Men Over 50, will be leading a discussion on men’s health. He will also give away free signed copies of his book to the 50 attendees. Both events will be held at local vaccination centers and include an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Hysteria Grips Pro-Abortion Activists

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on abortion-rights activists: Pro-abortion activists are in a state of hysteria. The reasons why are not hard to understand. A baby at 40 weeks... Many don’t realize that Colorado is one of only eight U.S. states that permit abortion right up until birth. In fact, the only other places on Earth where a baby’s life can be medically terminated after 22 weeks are China, North Korea, Vietnam and Canada! In communities and states across the country there has been an explosion in pro-life legislation. In fact, more than 500... Read more →

NJ Politics: Are You Tired of This Guy?

Tired of This Guy? DONATE NOW! CLICK HERE *All contributions under $1,200 are not required to be reported to ELEC. News articles George Norcross: The Man Who Destroyed Democracy Philadelphia Magazine, 2019 A Power Broker Flexing Muscle, Caught on Tape New York Times, 2005 Federal authorities wiretapped the phones of Democratic power broker in 2016 Bergen Record, 2018 How power broker George Norcross and friends got waterfront land for cheap Philadelphia Inquirer, 2019 Meet the New Jersey Democratic power broker who praised Trump’s “genius,” attacked immigration Salon, 2019 How Companies and Allies of One Powerful Democrat Got $1.1 Billion in... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care Offers Tips for Summer Travel Seasona

Tips for Summer Travel Season – Arrive Alive, Don’t Text and Drive In 2020, Fatal Crashes Increased in New Jersey (CAMDEN CITy, NJ) – May is Trauma Awareness Month, which coincides with the traditional start of the summer travel season. In the United States, trauma is the leading cause of death for ages 1 through 46, with motor vehicle crashes being a significant contributor to trauma-related deaths and injury. The trauma team at Cooper University Health Care, a leading academic health system, treats more than 3,500 trauma patients a year, many of them injured in motor vehicle accidents. Cooper University... Read more →

Woman Admits Fraudulently Obtaining over $200,000 Worth of iPhones

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bronx woman today admitted fraudulently obtaining over $200,000 worth of Apple iPhones, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Rosanna Lucrecia Cruel Blanco, 39, of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Clair C. Cecchi to an information charging her with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From December 2017 to January 2020, Blanco and her conspirators devised a scheme to fraudulently obtain replacement cellular phones from an insurance company – Company 1 – by assuming the identities... Read more →

All-Virtual Exhibition of A New View Camden

CAMDEN – The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) is presenting an all-virtual exhibition of A New View – Camden – a Bloomberg Philanthropies-funded public art installation project that addresses illegal dumping in Camden – through Sunday, October 31. The material exhibition will open in the Stedman Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Complex on the Rutgers–Camden campus, in September. A New View – Camden – a collaboration between the RCCA, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and the City of Camden – transforms six vacant lots formerly used for illegal dumping into community placemaking sites through engaging artwork installations, programming, and community... Read more →

Cooper Expands Hours at Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center

Cooper University Health Care (EAST CAMDEN, NJ)(April 29, 2021) -- Cooper University Health Care is expanding the hours at the COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in East Camden. COVID-19 vaccinations at the site are available Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled online at my.cooperhealth.org or by calling 856-225-6141. Vaccinations are also available on a walk-in basis. Multi-lingual staff are available at the center... Read more →

American Heart Association Tips in Honor of Move More Month

Find your fierce with 5 tips to move more throughout the day Atlantic County, NJ – 4/14/21 — One in four U.S. adults are sitting for longer than eight hours each day, and this lack of activity is bad for mental and physical health. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is urging adults to move more and sit less throughout the day. “For too many of us, our daily routines have become more sedentary over the past year due to the pandemic, making it even more important to find... Read more →

MLB Moves All Star Game because of Georgia’s New Election Law

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the 2021 All-Star Game: “Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box. In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports league to join the... Read more →

U.S. Army Surgeon General Visits Cooper University Health Care

VIDEO CLIP FROM EVENT (CAMDEN, NJ) – On March 18, 2021, Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Cooper University Health Care to meet with hospital leadership and current Army personnel embedded at Cooper as part of Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training program. Cooper has one of the most extensive military training programs in the nation. As U.S. Army Surgeon General, LTG Dingle is the highest-ranking officer and oversees the entire U.S. Army Medical Corps. “We are honored that Lieutenant General Dingle visited Cooper to get a... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Report Exposes New Jersey’s Top Behavioral Health Providers

Report Comes on the Heels of Important Legislation Protecting Workers’ Rights and Improving Standards for Consumers Hamilton – Today, a new report was released that exposes how New Jersey’s top behavioral health providers have thrived as a group, while leaving the state’s consumers and their own employees behind. The report was released by United We Heal, a national movement of behavioral health workers supported by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) With more than 50,000 members providing behavioral health and substance use disorder services, AFSCME is the largest behavioral health workers union in the country. Today,... Read more →

CONGRESSMAN Norcross Announces More Than $408K for Cancer Research at Coriell Institute

WASHINGTON POLITICS CAMDEN CITY NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, located in Camden City, has been awarded a $408,617 grant from the National Cancer Institute. This grant will go towards a research project aimed at exploring drug resistance in patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). “South Jersey continues to develop as a center for world-class medical research, and the Coriell Institute is leading the way with important initiatives to cure and prevent disease,” said Congressman Norcross. “Coriell’s groundbreaking research will assist in finding drugs that are more effective in treating... Read more →

First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center Opens in the Cramer Hill Section

(CAMDEN, NJ) - Cooper University Health Care will open the first neighborhood-based COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Camden. The Cramer Hill site will be open for vaccination appointments for Camden residents beginning Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The Cramer Hill and East Camden section makes up 38% of Camden’s population, but accounts for 44% of COVID-19 cases in the City. The Kroc Center is a well-known facility providing a wide-range of community services and was visited by President Barack Obama in May 2015 when he called Camden “a symbol of... Read more →

Washington Politics: Has The GOP Lost its way?

What should the Republican party look like after Donald Trump? For many prominent establishment figures, the only way back is to purge the forces that brought Trump to power. But others warn that rejecting the millions of voters who supported the former president is the wrong call for the American right. On Thursday, February 11, nonpartisan debate series Intelligence Squared U.S. tapes a live debate on the motion "The GOP Has Lost Its Way"with four prominent Conservatives squaring off. Arguing in favor of the motion are former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and former Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo. Arguing against the... Read more →

What You Need to Know About Health in Gloucester City

Community health is a vital part of every city. Before you decide to move to Gloucester City, or if you are unsure of the best ways to care for your health within the city, this guide will explore everything that you need to know about healthcare and family health in New Jersey and the surrounding area. What should you know about health in New Jersey? Healthcare is generally sufficient within New Jersey, with the two leading causes of death in the state being heart disease and cancer, which is in line with that of the rest of the nation. However,... Read more →

NEW STUDY: Air Purifiers May Do More Harm Than Good...

...in Confined Spaces with Airborne Viruses A computation shows air purifiers in elevators and other confined spaces can actually increase saliva droplet dispersal, spreading COVID-19. 25-Jan-2021 10:00 AM EST, by American Institute of Physics (AIP) 3 favorite_border Talib Dbouk and Dimitris Drikakis The video shows the velocity contour isosurfaces and droplet spread inside an elevator when using an air purifier. The air purifier increases the droplet spread because the air intake integrated inside the purifier equipment induces flow circulation that can add to the transport of contaminated saliva droplets in the cabin. Newswise — WASHINGTON, January 26, 2021 -- The... Read more →

90-Bed Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Cherry Hill Opens

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE CHERRY HILL AT COOPER New inpatient center to offer treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions LAKE WORTH, FL - (January 13, 2021) - Advanced Recovery Systems and Cooper University Health Care announces that it will open The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper, a new, 90-bed inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Monday, January 18, 2021. This state-of-the-art facility offers a full continuum of care for adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. As two leaders in behavioral health care, the joint venture between Cooper and... Read more →

New Jersey's Vaccination Phases; Who is Eligible

Last Updated: 01/14/2021 New Jersey is rolling out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. The State's goal is to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population – or 4.7 million adults – within six months. While the State's current plan is highlighted below, the plan will continually be updated in response to the changing circumstances of the pandemic. To determine which vaccination phase you are in and be notified when you are eligible for a vaccine, pre-register for the vaccine. Who is eligible for vaccination at this time? Currently,... Read more →