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Can a Smartwatch Help Identify Atrial Fibrillation? Cooper University Health Care Cardiologist Among Investigators of Large-Scale Study

(Camden, NJ) – Andrea Russo, MD, a cardiologist and director of electrophysiology and arrhythmia services at Cooper University Health Care, was one of the lead investigators in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which examined the ability of smartwatches to detect atrial fibrillation in users. Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat that, without treatment, increases a person’s risk of stroke. The study looked at Apple Watches and their ability to detect AFib. Each of the watches... Read more →


CNB Medical: Let’s Talk Thyroid Health

Have you had your thyroid checked lately? A healthy thyroid is vital for a healthy you! Located in the front of the neck, this butterfly-shaped endocrine gland secretes hormones which are important in regulating the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. The thyroid uses iodine and tyrosine (one of the 20 standard amino acids) to produce thyroxine, also known as T4, the primary hormone produced by the gland. After delivery via the bloodstream to the body’s tissues, a small portion of the T4 released from the... Read more →


Cooper Employees Adopt- a-Family

Adopt-A-Family For the tenth year in a row, employees of Cooper University Health Care came together to help local families in need this holiday season. Cooper employees “adopted” more than 500 people and generously donated 3,000 toys, 2,000 items of clothing, 120 home and kitchen goods, and 150 gift cards for groceries to fulfill holiday wishes for children and their families. “Cooper employees go above and beyond to spread joy to our neighbors in need,” stated Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper... Read more →


Partners of Cooper Hospital Making Holiday Wishes Come True

Cooper Hospital Community Partners: Making Holiday Wishes Come True! Thank you to our Holiday Partners for thinking of Cooper patients and their families this holiday season. Happy kids heal faster and thanks to our donors’ big hearts and willingness to give back, our youngest patients spending the holidays in the hospital will have toys, games and books to bring comfort and joy to their stay. Pictured Above (clockwise): 1. Donations of toys and games from The Dream Foundation to the Child Life Program at Cooper.... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Receives National Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes in Surgical Care

From the American College of Surgeons (Camden, NJ) — Cooper University Health Care is one of only 88 hospital nationally that have been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) 2019 for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. “We are proud to receive this recognition from the American College of Surgeons which is a reflection of our ongoing dedication and commitment to providing outstanding surgical care for our patients,” said Francis R. Spitz, MD, FACS, vice chief... Read more →


New Study at Temple Shows Extra Virgin Olive Oil Staves Off Multiple Forms of Dementia in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Boosting brain function is key to staving off the effects of aging. And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep their brain young, it is to add extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to their diet, according to research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). EVOO is a superfood, rich in cell-protecting antioxidants and known for its multiple health benefits, including helping put the brakes on diseases linked to... Read more →


Make it a Holiday of Hope this Season  

The Cooper Foundation offers several ways you can give back to the community this season and make it a holiday of hope for those in need. Trauma Snowflake Fundraiser – Click here to purchase a snowflake in honor or memory of a loved one and support trauma patients and their families. Your snowflake will be on display in the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden in December. Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Help children in need by donating a book, game or toy to the Johnny M.... Read more →


Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Raises $1M to Fight Breast, Gynecologic Cancer 

The Cooper Foundation’s 10th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch last month raised a record-breaking $1 MILLION for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. More than 850 people attended the brunch, which is the largest, most successful fundraiser benefiting breast and gynecologic cancer in the Delaware Valley. “Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is a healing movement fueled by the power of hope and the strength of sisterhood that supports fellow survivors and advocates for research and care... Read more →


Deborah Heart and Lung Center Receives $5 Million Gift

BROWNS MILLS, NJ – (November 12, 2019) – Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular hospital, located in Burlington County, has announced a $5 million gift from Gregory Olsen, PhD., to Deborah100: The Campaign. It is the largest single gift by an individual to Deborah in its 97-year history, and ranks among the largest gifts ever made to a New Jersey hospital. Deborah100 is a multi-year initiative to add new patient floors all with private inpatient suites. Dr. Olsen’s... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care Raises $30,000 for Hurricane Dorian Relief

Camden, NJ – Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has raised $30,000 to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian which devastated the island nation of the Bahamas in early September. Mr. Norcross kicked-off the fundraising effort with a personal donation of $5,000. “More than a month after the hurricane leveled entire communities there, the need for humanitarian help is still urgently needed,” said Mr. Norcross. “I want to acknowledge Cooper’s board... Read more →


South Jersey Auto Dealer Donates Three Mini Cars for Kids at Cooper University Health Care

Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety (Camden, NJ) – Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Representatives of the auto group visited Cooper on October 17 to donate three mini, luxury remote-controlled cars – a... Read more →


Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group Donates Mini Cars for Kids at Cooper University Health

Car dealers visit Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper to donate mini cars for kids having surgery Young Patients Will Ride in Style to the OR – Helping to Relieve Fear and Anxiety Having surgery can be stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Thanks to a special donation from Cherry Hill Imports Auto Group, children at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper will now have a new way to relieve some of their stress and anxiety while preparing for surgery. Representatives of the auto group visited... Read more →


Community Partner Spotlight: The Goddard School of Cherry Hill

Last month, the Goddard School of Cherry Hill hosted a Luau Family Fun Day for a great cause. Parents, children, staff and volunteers enjoyed food, crafts, raffle baskets, a DJ, face painting and more - with event proceeds benefiting the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Elisabeth Simon, Director of the Goddard School of Cherry Hill, said that breast cancer has hit close to home this year, as two of their moms were recently diagnosed. During the year, staff... Read more →


Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $125,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper More Than $1 Million Raised Since First Event in 2011 CAMDEN, N.J. – Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced that the Ninth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner, held on Sept. 17, raised $125,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Since its founding in 2011, this annual event has raised more than $1... Read more →


Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Announces Establishment of Bahamian Relief Fund to Help Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Camden, NJ -- Camden, NJ -- Cooper University Health Care Chairman George E. Norcross III announced that the health system, through The Cooper Foundation, has established a Bahamian Relief Fund to provide support to those affected by Hurricane Dorian that devastated the island nation last week. In the past few years, Cooper employees have contributed over $45,000 for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Houston following Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Harvey. Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III has kicked-off the fundraising effort with a... Read more →


Scientists triple storage time of human donor livers

NIH-funded research project develops new method to preserve human livers for transplantation. Monday, September 9, 2019 The machine profusion process helps supercool the liver without freezing the tissue.Massachusetts General Hospital Scientists have greatly extended the amount of time human livers can be stored for transplantation by modifying a previous protocol to extend the viability of rat livers. Previously, human livers were only viable for an average of nine hours, but the new method of preservation maintains liver tissue for up to 27 hours, giving transplant... Read more →


Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy may vary by Treatment Type

Credit: Getty Images/Casarsa Guru While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — HERSHEY, Pa. — While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State College of Medicine compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar... Read more →


*VIDEOS: Army Lt. Colonel Jim Nicholson Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (August 19,2019)—Army Lt. Col. James D.Nicholson of Gloucester City, New Jersey was laid to rest on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Approximately 80 people (family and friends) attended the service. The friends included retired military, former intelligence officers, military contractors, fellow journalists, along with Gloucester High School alumnus from the Class of 1960. Over his lifetime Mr. Nicholson worked for the Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Daily News, as well as serving in the U.S. Army and Marines.... Read more →


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 in the Cramer Hill neighborhood in Camden. Today, representatives from the City of Camden, New Jersey American Water, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Camden Special Services District... 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 announced the new $1 million grant program in January 2019. These community building grants will be awarded over the next five years to Camden City... 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 donors, and encourages others to register as donors. It is about empowering multicultural communities to save and heal lives by registering as organ and tissue... 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 Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner raises funds and awareness to advance MD Anderson at Cooper’s mission by ensuring that our neighbors have access to the... 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 until police could arrive. Police credit him with saving the woman’s life. “Every day Cooper employees save the lives of others. But what John did... 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 consumption of seafood. In the article, the team of infectious disease specialists at Cooper, including Katherine Doktor, MD, and Henry Fraimow, MD, and clinical pharmacists... 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 lower esophageal sphincter. This valve normally prevents stomach fluids from refluxing into the esophagus. The magnetic attraction between the beads prevents gastric pressure from pushing... 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 PM. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Between 100 and 104 due to temperatures in the low to mid-90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s. * TIMING...The highest... 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. The overall aim is to enroll more than one million participants nationwide, particularly from communities that have been underrepresented in research—making the program the largest,... 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 as a research letter in the June 18 issueof JAMA. Key findings: In 2017, a total of 6,241 suicides occurred in 2017 among individuals 15... 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 Miami and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach reports that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapor containing nicotine in culture resulted in a... 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 Thoracic Surgery. “The opioid epidemic has increased the proportion of hearts transplanted from overdose death donors (ODD),” said Nader Moazami, MD, of NYU Langone Health... 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 are proud to honor Nidhi with the Cooper Civic Leadership Award,” said Anthony Welch, Cooper University Health Care’s vice president of government and community relations,... 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 Medicine at Mount Sinai and published May 21 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The study also revealed that CBD tended to reduce physiological measures... 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 Orzechowski and her colleagues who raised funds and worked together to package the bags for Cooper's Tea Cart Program. “Our local chapter of the Women's... 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 to formally recognize the outstanding contributions a Cooper staff member has made to the health system, the community, and the nation, as well as in... 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 nation, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The physicians at MD Anderson at Cooper will provide clinical oversight of the cancer program at the Holy... Read more →