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Hospitalist David Kovalsky Honored with ‘Frontline Hero Banner’ Outside Phillies Stadium for 2021 Season

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is always a special day, especially this year on April 1st for avid Philadelphia Phillies fan David J. Kovalsky, DO, a hospitalist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Following a long, dark and cold baseball offseason, Opening Day marks the first of a 162-game season filled with excitement and warm weather. This year, the season opener is extra meaningful, as it will be the first time in 550 days that fans are allowed to watch “America's pastime” inside Citizens Bank Park. Due to the pandemic, last season was shortened to 60 games and seats were only filled with cardboard cutouts — dozens of which featured Jefferson employees. Now, as the Phillies welcome back fans, they are honoring frontline heroes in another... Read more →


Depressed? Thinking About Suicide? Help is Available

Mental Health Resources Available Amidst COVID-19 (Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to dramatically alter our day-to-day activities. From small adjustments like mandatory mask wearing, to life-changing events like lost loved ones or prolonged unemployment, the pandemic can be a serious strain on mental health. For some, managing comes easy, but for those struggling to cope, support is available. “From the beginning of this pandemic, we have been fighting a war on multiple fronts. While much of our collective attention has been paid to protecting physical health, we need everyone to make sure they are closely monitoring their mental health as well,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Fortunately, as the pandemic has continued, assistance and resources to cope with its... Read more →


CNB Travel News/Tennessee: Alcatraz East Crime Museum Opens Celebration Room

Alcatraz East Crime Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, launches an exhibit in their party room focused on spreading kindness PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (March 29, 2021) – CSI lovers now have one more reason to celebrate. Alcatraz East Crime Museum has turned its education room into an exhibit on respect and kindness. The room has hosted schools and scouts for educational purposes and will also accept other celebrations, including birthdays, retirement and team building. The room will feature positive messages, tips and videos on respect and kindness. To kick things off, the room will be open to the public all day, with activities and opportunities throughout the day to meet and greet McGruff, the crime dog, on April 17, 2021. "We are excited to offer education... Read more →


Lynn M.Sanderson, age 64, of Gloucester City

On March 30, 2021. Age 64 of Cherry Hill, NJ. Born in Hudson, NY, she is the daughter of the late Andy and Mary (DuPont) Rehder. Lynn is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Lloyd; son, Christopher Sanderson; grandchildren, Livia, Sanderson and Jenna Lloyd. Lynn worked at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ as a registered nurse. Funeral Services will be celebrated privately at the family’s convenience. There will be no visitation. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Lynn M. Sanderson. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Struggling with Stress: How to Cope

It has been a particularly challenging time to be alive this past year, which is why it is not surprising that so many people are suffering from copious amounts of stress. However, it is important to remember that stress is a common feeling and a normal part of life, as long as it does not take over your life. According to the Mental Health Foundation, stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with emotional pressure. Whether you are submerged in housework or struggling to cope with the sense of upset from a recent breakup, everyone experiences different kinds of stress and therefore manages their stress differently. Signs Some of the most common symptoms of stress include not being able to sleep... Read more →


Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation Donates $50K to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center/Washington Twp.

The Bill Bottino Cancer Foundation (BBCF) — one of Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s key donors — recently donated $50,000 to the Patient Assistance Fund of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. The Patient Assistance Fund provides patients financial support for household living expenses during their treatment. Since 2013, the Bridgeton, NJ-based nonprofit BBCF has donated more than $400,000 to Jefferson Health - New Jersey through funds raised at its annual golf tournament and other philanthropic events. “Last year’s BBCF donation helped more than 30 patients with cancer focus on their well-being and care,” said Ana María López, MD, MPH, MACP, Professor and Vice Chair of Medical Oncology and Chief of Cancer Services. “Through the Bottino Foundation’s generosity, many of our patients do... Read more →


Scientists at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Report...  

Stopping Gene-Regulating Activity of Signaling Molecule in the Heart Could Aid Heart Failure Prevention, (Philadelphia, PA) – The human heart works under high demand, constantly pumping oxygen-rich blood through the body. When faced with disease, however, fulfilling this demand can become increasingly difficult and harmful. In the case of chronic high blood pressure – a leading cardiovascular disease in the United States – the heart continuously overexerts, resulting in maladaptive growth and, ultimately, severe dysfunction of the heart muscle itself. Maladaptive growth of the heart, known as cardiac hypertrophy, is brought about in part by activation of G protein-coupled kinase 5 (GRK5), a signaling molecule found within heart cells that previously has been linked to worsened cardiac function in heart failure. Researchers at the Lewis... Read more →


5 Cannabis and Nicotine Products On the Rise

With cannabis becoming more legal around the world, and with more science coming out surrounding the benefits of the more legal, nonpsychoactive versions of cannabis, the industry has been skyrocketing. This movement isn’t necessarily linked to more smoking. Many of the cannabis products are not consumed via smoking, and actually, plenty of tobacco-related innovation has come from a desire to quit smoking. Here are our top 5: Nicotine Pouches Nicotine pouches have been under development for many years, but they’re becoming increasingly effective at helping smokers quit. Nicotine pouches are tobacco-free, meaning the user gets their nicotine scratch itched but with none of the tar. Whilst they used to be placed on the arm and attributed to having wild dreams, they now come in the... Read more →


Revealed: The most supportive states to raise autistic children; New Jersey One of the Best

West Virginia, New Mexico, and Tennessee have been named the top three worst states to raise an autisic child. The states have been named after analysis of data looked at resources available for people with autism, individual state laws requiring insurance coverage, if a state is part of the ADDM Network and grants available to families. One in 54 children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the US. The research also revealed the East Coast is the best place to raise autistic children, with seven out of the ten states ranked best all on the East Coast. Colorado, Massachusetts and New Jersey have been named the best states. Research conducted by Autism Parenting Magazine has revealed the top ten states for raising... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Releases COVID Information

New Jersey is partnering with 68 Walmart and Sam’s Club sites state-wide to offer dedicated appointments to people age 65+. If you have not yet received your COVID-19 vaccine, Congressman Donald Norcross encourages you to sign-up and get vaccinated. For more information, please see below. WHAT? 65+ Appointments partnership with Walmart & Sam's Club WHERE? 14 Walmart sites in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties, plus an additional 54 Walmart or Sam's Club sites across the state RSVP: Contact the Call Center at 856-249-7007 to schedule an appointment at select Walmart sites. Call Walmart / Sam’s Club directly to book appointments at the remaining sites. Read more →


New Study: Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus infects the mouth’s cells

NIH-funded findings point to a role for saliva in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. An international team of scientists has found evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infects cells in the mouth. While it’s well known that the upper airways and lungs are primary sites of SARS-CoV-2 infection, there are clues the virus can infect cells in other parts of the body, such as the digestive system, blood vessels, kidneys and, as this new study shows, the mouth. The potential of the virus to infect multiple areas of the body might help explain the wide-ranging symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients, including oral symptoms such as taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. Moreover, the findings point to the possibility that the mouth plays a role in transmitting... Read more →


CNBMedical News: NIH, DC government form partnership to reduce sleep-related infant deaths

Three-year partnership will develop D.C. project for infant safe sleep education and outreach. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 The National Institutes of Health and the District of Columbia government are teaming up to raise awareness among District parents and caregivers about how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as accidental suffocation. Although many U.S. states and territories have seen decreases in sleep-related infant deaths over the last few years, the District’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported an increase in these deaths between 2014 and 2018. Sleep-related causes of death include SIDS — the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that does not have a known cause,... Read more →


Dr. Janet T. Connell, of Green Valley, Arizona, age 78, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ

Janet T. Connell passed away on March 3, 2021. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 9, 1942 to Richard Edward Connell and Anne Forebaugh Connell, and raised in Southern NJ. She graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School, the Camden Campus of Rutgers University, and Hahnemann Medical School (now Drexel Medical School), where she also took the residency in Psychiatry. Janet practiced general psychiatry in Philadelphia and Paoli, PA, specializing in the treatment of addictions. For 18 years Janet served as Director of the St. John Vianney Hospital, a treatment facility for Catholic priests and nuns in Downingtown, PA. She married Robert Butterwick in June of 1980. She retired to Green Valley, AZ, in July of 2010. In retirement, Janet was active in The... Read more →


Camden County Vaccination Center News

The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in a joint public health effort with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health – New Jersey is vaccinating individuals at the Camden County Vaccination Center located at Camden County College – Blackwood Campus. On-line scheduling is available now. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE. REVIEW ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE. The New Jersey Department of Health, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, has established a phased priority group process for administering the vaccine. The State of New Jersey has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to several million more people in the state. The eligibility has been expanded to include Phase 1a and certain individuals in Phase 1b plus all the following:... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Department Awarded AIUM Reaccreditation through 2024

The Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Department at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been awarded ultrasound practice reaccreditation, through 2024, from the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that allows practices to demonstrate they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. Jefferson’s MFM department achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. “We are honored to be recognized by AIUM for our efforts to provide quality obstetrical ultrasounds,” said Tammy Harold, Director of Business Development for Women's & Children's Services at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. “This is one of the many ways we are showing our... Read more →


CNB Medical: Don’t Like Exercise? Try a Hot Tub Soak

Newswise — Rockville, Md. (March 16, 2021)—Research suggests that soaking in a hot tub for 60 minutes may provide similar post-activity cardiovascular benefits as 60 minutes of cycling. This news could help people who are not able to exercise due to their health. The study is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. There are cardiovascular disease patient populations that would stand to gain tremendously from exercise, yet cannot do so. Heat therapy may be a viable alternative to exercise for these patient populations. Exercise improves cardiorespiratory and blood vessel health by lowering blood pressure and reducing the amount of work the heart needs to do to pump blood throughout the body. Previous research has shown that heat immersion, such as in... 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, 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... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Daniel Tarditi, Medical Staff President, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. A graduate of RowanSOM, he is also fellowship trained in Cardiology. Dr. Tarditi is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Osteopathic Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. A cardiologist with The Heart House, Dr. Tarditi resides in Haddonfield, NJ. Dr. Alan Lucerna, Medical Staff Vice President, is an attending physician at the Jefferson Stratford Hospital Emergency Department. Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Lucerna is a 2005 graduate of RowanSOM; he completed both his Internship and Residency through the... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey nurses, from the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital campus, were recently honored with DAISY Awards for their compassionate and skillful care: Medical/Surgical 2 nurse Iwona Soloff, RN, of Sicklerville, NJ, was nominated by a recently diagnosed cancer patient for making them feel better with her “delightful personality” and “warm, caring nature.” Surgical Center nurse Michelle Hudak, BSN, RN, of Williamstown, NJ, was nominated by a surgery patient for her positive attitude and ability to make them feel comfortable before their procedure. This is Michelle’s second DAISY Award at Jefferson. Iwona and Michelle were presented the awards by Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. Part of an international program,... Read more →


CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines Are Effective Protecting You From Getting Sick

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more. For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine... Read more →


Preliminary Study: COVID-19 Pill Is Coming No More Injections

March 9, 2021 An experimental Covid-19 drug that promises to be a kind of Tamiflu for the pandemic had positive results in a preliminary study, one of the drug’s developers said. The pill, which is being developed by Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP and Merck MRK -0.04% & Co., significantly reduced infectious virus in subjects in a mid-stage study after five days of treatment, Ridgeback is reporting at a virtual meeting of infectious-disease scientists Saturday. Further study of the experimental antiviral is under way. If it proves capable of treating people with Covid-19 who show symptoms, the drug would bolster a limited arsenal of treatments and be the first oral antiviral against the disease. More than a year into the pandemic, doctors and Covid-19 patients have few... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey's Siobhan King Honored with Nursing DAISY Award

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Surgical Services nurse Siobhan King, MA, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. She was presented the award by Jefferson Health – New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DPN, RN, NE-BC, shown right. A grateful patient nominated the Mount Laurel, NJ, resident for her empathy, dedication, and use of humor to help him through a difficult recovery after a colonoscopy. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY... Read more →


Over 100 Sites in Philadelphia Opened for COVID-19 Vaccination

PHILADELPHIA PA (February 27, 2021)--There are more than 100 sites citywide that are approved to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, and that number continues to grow, but vaccine supply is still relatively low in Philadelphia. Because of the limited supply of vaccines, the City is taking a phased approach to distributing it, focusing on vaccinating those who are at the highest risk first. Because of this approach, the vast majority of the vaccine clinics in Philadelphia currently require appointments. As we plan to receive an increased vaccine supply in the coming weeks and months, we’re growing our network of vaccine distributors. This means that as vaccine supply increases, it will become easier and easier to schedule an appointment and get the vaccine at a location close... Read more →


Four-Legged First Responders Cheer Up Vaccination Center Staff

Therapy Dogs Provide Support to Vaccination Center Staff COVID-19 Response After nearly one year of its nonstop response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camden County Health Department, Jefferson Health- New Jersey, Rutgers-Camden Nursing faculty and staff were visited by a team of four-legged first responders. Staff was given time on Wednesday to meet and interact with a squad of Crisis Response Canines, a group of emotional support dogs who offer strength and comfort to families, individuals, and first responders during times of intense traumatic emotions and in the aftermath of critical incidents. “These men and women have been on the job 24/7 for nearly 12 months, responding to constituents, locating testing services, preparing the vaccination rollout, and much more,” said County Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison... Read more →


Post-COVID Recovery Program Started at Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Specifically Designed to Address the Health Needs of COVID-19 “Long Haulers” BROWNS MILLS, NJ (February 15, 2021) – Deborah Heart and Lung Center, New Jersey’s only specialty heart, lung, and vascular hospital, and an alliance member of the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, has announced the opening of its Post-COVID Recovery Program. This new pulmonary medicine program — under the medical direction of Andrew Martin, MD, Deborah’s Chair, Pulmonary Medicine — is specially designed to address the present, and emerging, health problems of patients who have had COVID-19, and are negative for the virus. Dr. Andrew Martin is with Steven Magnotta of New Egypt, one of the first patients in Deborah’s new Post-COVID Recovery Program. Steven contracted COVID at the end of December.... Read more →


The Wonders Cod Liver Oil Can do For Your Health

Cod liver oil is a nutrient-filled supplement. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid(DHA), as well as vitamins A&D. Whether you are getting your daily intake from food high in the nutrient, such as mackerel, salmon and sardines, or you take cod liver oil tablets, read more on the wonders that cod liver oil can do for your health below. ● Reduces Inflammation Inflammation occurs when the body tries to fight infections and heal injuries naturally. If prolonged for a more extended period, you may end up with chronic inflammation and increased blood pressure. The omega-3 fatty acids found in cod liver oil show anti-inflammatory properties. ● Brain Development The omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil play an... Read more →


STEPS TO MAKE A DIGITAL WALL CALENDAR FOR BETTER WORK OPPORTUNITY

The wall calendar is not a new concept, and people use it for visualizing days and months. It is quite helpful for people to plan and structure their activities accordingly. Scheduling was quite simple earlier; meetings and events got recorded on wall calendars for reminders. However, in today's time when everything uses digital platforms and people depend more on their smartphones, these calendars have become redundant. People are increasingly updating and adding new features on digital calendars to make them highly feasible. People highly depend on the smartphone and use the calendar to remind them of events, tasks, and meetings. How to personalize your digital wall calendar? The wall calendars' main task is to inform the entire family about schedules and events by merely throwing... Read more →


Why You Should Care About Intent in Your SEO Strategy

Since 2019, Google's Quality's Raters' Guidelines have included user intent. Intent comes in different forms, which Google assesses to direct them to the most relevant content. As a business owner or blogger, you need to know what reasons your audience turns to the web in order to provide more high-value, high-conversion content. What Is Intent SEO? Intent search engine optimization tailors content to suit users’ reasons, also known as intent. Rather than simply relying on common or trending keywords to rank higher, intent-driven SEO incorporates keywords, format, and content itself based on not only a particular query but the need it fulfills. For example, a blog post about the different types of small dog breeds could fill a user's intent to know more about small... Read more →


What are the reasons to become a PA?

Today, many people aspire to become a PA, which is one of the best healthcare professions. Becoming a PA comes with several advantages that, at times, it becomes difficult to argue against pursuing this career. However, do you need some convincing about becoming a PA? If yes, here are a few reasons that will help you. Versatility The PAs practice in every medical setting, specialty, and state to enhance healthcare quality and access. You can think of any specialty the PAs will care for the patients. A PA can practice in cardiothoracic surgery, pathology, emergency medicine, dermatology, and family medicine. Every specialty has its own set of practice guidelines and responsibilities. Hence, if you want to try a different specialty, you can. Work-life balance The... Read more →


Virtua Employees to Guide Community through COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling

(MOORESTOWN, N.J.) – As evidence of their “Here for Good” spirit, more than 200 Virtua Health colleagues recently called 10,400 people over several days to resolve duplicate vaccine appointments, freeing up some 5,000 vaccine slots at the Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site. This massive undertaking occurred in late January, shortly after Virtua’s appointment scheduling for the mega-site opened to the public. Given the high demand for vaccines, more than 300,000 people registered for appointments within just a few days. When the Virtua team looked at the appointment database more closely, they detected something odd. “We identified multiple instances in which the same person had two or more appointments. In some extreme cases, a single person had 20 or more vaccine appointments. Clearly, this was a... Read more →


FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS WHO RECEIVED PFIZER VACCINE

EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (EUA) OF THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) IN INDIVIDUALS 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER You are being offered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2. This Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which you may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is a vaccine and may prevent you from getting COVID-19. There is no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Read this Fact Sheet for information about the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. Talk to the vaccination provider if you have questions. It is your choice to receive the... Read more →


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY NEWS: Johnson & Johnson Seeks Emergency Use for COVID-19 Vaccine

RELATED: Getting An Appointment For The COVID -19 Vaccination Wasn't Easy Rutgers was second-largest site for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinical trial 4-Feb-2021 9:05 PM EST, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick Newswise — Rutgers was the second-largest Phase 3 clinical research trial site for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, which applied for emergency use authorization today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The site, based at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, enrolled 840 participants from the university community and throughout New Jersey. The results of the trial, conducted in eight countries across three continents, were released last week. The vaccine was found to be 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease and demonstrated complete protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization as of 28 days. It... Read more →


Two Acenda Employees Join The Root Cause Coalition

GLASSBORO, NJ - (February 2, 2021) - Acenda is proud to announce that Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President and CEO, and Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, have joined The Root Cause Coalition (TRCC). TRCC is a nonprofit, member-driven organization that includes more than 70 leading health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions, local governments, and policy centers. "Acenda's mission and values clearly align with those of TRCC as we strive to eliminate health inequities in our communities," said Dr. DiFabio. "The lack of focus on, and appropriate care of, the behavioral health of minority groups demonstrates a strong need to close this gap in care. We look forward to collaborating with other organization members as we... Read more →


2021 Tokyo Olympics: Can Athletes Use CBD Products?

Can athletes use CBD and CBD-based products? And what is the relationship of sports with cannabis use in general? Stay tuned to find out! With the Olympic cycle in full swing, questions about what substances athletes can legally use are the hottest topics. Drug use by athletes is one of the most popular and controversial subjects in sports in general, whether it’s to enhance their performance or just for recreation. Allegations and controversies have threatened and ended careers, and every big competition brings a lot of tension, with potential doping scandals ensuing at every corner. Everyone knows that steroid and performance-enhancing drugs aren't legal. But there are substances that are in a so-called grey-zone. People aren’t always sure if these are legal or not. CBD... Read more →


5 Diet Tips In Case of Another Lockdown

Have you developed some love handles during the last lockdown? We get you. Everyone’s been there, and nobody liked it one bit. Just in case there will be another lockdown in your country or area, we thought about writing a short guide on how to eat well and form some healthy habits so you can avoid the nasty side effects of being locked inside your house. Fortunately, you can avoid the formation of love handles and other fatty deposits by doing mild exercises and making slight adjustments to your diet during this time. So without further ado, here are our top tips: Lower Your Carbs Intake Carbs are necessary in small amounts, sure. Well, at least as long as you don’t have celiac disease, case... Read more →


Art therapy: Healing through creativity

From the very beginning, art correction was based on the psychoanalytic theories of famous scientists, Freud and Jung. In their opinion, the finished result of the creativity process (a drawing, a sculpture, an installation) reveals the unconscious mental states of the individual. Therefore, art psychological concepts can be defined from the point of view of psychoanalysis. There is an opinion that the Art therapy technique and its name were invented by the artist Adrian Hill. He taught his tuberculosis patients to draw and noticed that art distracted them from anxiety. Patients were freed from signs of mental disorder and anxiety through drawing. After that art therapy exercises and methods were used in the educational segment. Teachers noticed that the more a child is engaged in... Read more →


Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices: How to Save Cash on Them

Image by Wirestock The cost of prescription drugs in the US are continually rising. This has resulted in many consumers forgoing their medications. For example, insulin, a necessity for survival for Type 1 diabetes patients, has increased in price quadruple times. With this, consumers are left with hard choices—to buy or not to buy? The Rise of Prescription Drug Costs Health Affairs published a study in 2019 that examined the price list of brand-name and generic drugs. The data was from 2005 to 2016 based on a large pharmacy database. The study showed that newly developed drugs are to blame for most of the higher costs. However, the older brand-name drugs account for the largest price increase. Researchers found out that older brand-name drugs have... Read more →


CNB MEDICAL: No more needles?

Newswise — Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too. Oftentimes, doctors use blood samples to check for biomarkers of disease: antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, or cytokines indicative of inflammation seen in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and sepsis. These biomarkers aren’t just in blood, though. They can also be found in the dense liquid medium that surrounds our cells, but in a low abundance that makes it difficult to be detected. Until now. Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin,... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Dispute Over Efficacy of Pfizer Vaccine

The First Dose of the Pfizer Vaccine Gives About 50% COVID Protection, Not 91% Claimed by Those Who Want to Speed Up Immunization 15-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST, by Newswise An article published by The Sun and another article in The Evening Standard reported that the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine gives "91 per cent protection" from COVID-19 after just the first dose. The article refers to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In a push to speed up the immunization in the UK, politicians such as former MP Tony Blair urged a faster roll out of the first vaccine in order to stop the surge of the virus, before stocks of a second dose are ready. Professor David Salisbury, in charge of immunization... Read more →


L.A.Ambulance Staff Refuse to Transfer Patients With No Chance of Survival To Hospital

Gloucestercitynews.net files Due to the COVID surge LOS ANGELES, CALIF.--As the surge of COVID-19 cases increases exponentially across the U.S., the hospitals in the Los Angeles metro area have been particularly hit hard. There are now more than 7,600 people hospitalized with Covid-19 in Los Angeles County. Ambulance crews in the area have been advised to cut back on their use of oxygen and to not bring to hospitals patients who have virtually no chance of survival in order to increase capacity and triage care to focus on the sickest patients. According to a memo sent out by the L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Agency, ambulance staff has been told not to transfer patients who have virtually no chance of survival. This includes patients who's... Read more →


Transformations at Jefferson Cherry Hill and Washington Township Hospitals

Pictured, from left: the Silvestri Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital under construction (scheduled for completion in July 2021) and the recently completed Patient Pavilion at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Monumental changes at Jefferson Cherry Hill and Washington Township Hospitals will enhance the patient and family experience, enable new clinical programs in the community and keep specialized care close to home. Both hospitals have undergone multi-million dollar renovations over the past few years and now bring the latest technology and patient-focused care to South Jersey. In December 2020, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital wrapped up a five-year, $250-million renovation project with the completion and opening of its new seven-story, 230,000 square-foot Patient Pavilion. Originally built in 1960, the updated hospital is now the first of the... Read more →


How to choose the best advanced medical care services: selection tips

Every person who experiences serious health issues is faced with the problem of choosing the right clinic that can deliver a patient-centric, comprehensive, and coordinated approach. The selection of medical staff is not a straightforward task since your well-being and the efficiency of treatment will depend on this decision. Thus, there are a couple of rules that will help you to make your choice when it comes to selecting neurology or cardiology care in Brooklyn, excellent medical assistance to deal with sleep troubles, or advanced medical care to get effective physical therapy. Top selection criteria of the best advanced medical care clinic Check reputation and social proof. Reputation is the key quality indicator of any advanced medical care practice. It cannot be bought. It can... Read more →


United Methodist Communities Residents, Collingswood Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (January 15, 2021)--UMC is pleased that New Jersey has made the right decision and included long-term care residents and staff as a top priority for vaccination in our state. While the vaccine is not a panacea, it is an important step towards making our community healthy and safe. After ten long months, it is a ray of hope for many of our residents. UMC at Collingswood: After getting the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, a United Methodist Communities resident, proudly wears a sticker saying, “COVID-19 Vaccine Hero!” Walgreens pharmacists administered the first COVID-19 vaccine to each healthcare (skilled nursing) resident at the senior retirement campus. A total of 119 associates and residents will get their second Pfizer shot on February 2, 2021. Consistent with achieving... Read more →


Dental implants are as good as your natural teeth

(CNBNews)(January 15, 2021)--Despite improvements in dental care and more consciousness among people about the importance of maintaining good oral health, there is yet no way discovered to prevent tooth loss. Millions of people suffer tooth loss due to decay and periodontal diseases or accidents and injury. Since leaving gaps in the gum is not an option, dentists at the Dublin Dental Care Ohio had been using dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth for years. Problems also arise when dealing with weakened teeth due to weak roots, which are hard to maintain. In both cases, dentists would prefer using dental implants instead of bridges and dentures as it provides the right replacement of a natural tooth. After the procedure, it will be impossible for people... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Plays Key Role at New Vaccination Site at Camden County College

Jefferson President & COO Brian Sweeney addressed the onlookers at the launch of the new Camden County vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood. On Wednesday, January 13, The Camden County Board of Commissioners opened its new COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood with Jefferson Health – New Jersey playing an important supporting role. Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., was joined by area healthcare professionals and institutional leaders to talk about the new COVID-19 vaccination site. Jefferson Health – New Jersey President Brian Sweeney was one of several officials to address a crowd of supporters and news media. The new vaccination site has four operational lanes for Phase 1A – which includes healthcare workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and effective... Read more →


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township Welcomes Two New Breast Surgeons

The Comprehensive Breast Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, recently welcome two new breast surgeons to its team of physicians: Kristin Brill, MD, FACS, and Susanna M. Nazarian, MD, PhD, FACS. We spoke with Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian about their experiences in the medical field, and what they look forward to bringing to Jefferson Health - New Jersey. One Passion, Two Stories Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian are both passionate surgeons who have a deep desire to help their patients by providing the best care possible. However, their individual stories as healthcare professionals are very different. Dr. Brill always knew she wanted to positively impact lives, but surprised herself when she became interested in surgery during medical school: “I... Read more →


Clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sampleNIAID A Phase 2/3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate a combination investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for its safety and efficacy in people who have mild or moderate COVID-19. The two experimental antibodies, BRII-196 and BRII-198, target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial, known as ACTIV-2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIH’s Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) program is a public-private partnership to develop a coordinated research strategy for speeding development of the most promising treatments and vaccine candidates. ACTIV-2 is a master protocol designed for evaluating... Read more →


Jefferson Health NJ’s Bariatric Surgery Program Earns Top Designation

as Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation/quality organizations. Jefferson Health – New Jersey - a participating facility in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s network - earned this designation by meeting the rigorous Blue Distinction Center quality selection criteria for bariatric surgery. To receive this designation, a healthcare facility must demonstrate success in meeting patient safety measures,... Read more →


Several South Jersey ShopRites will Distribute Vaccines to Healthcare Workers

January 04, 2021 ShopRite announced today that 39 select pharmacies in New Jersey are set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers as part of its partnership with the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ShopRite pharmacies are following the federal government’s distribution schedule, and are taking a phased approach to the vaccine’s distribution, focusing on those individuals at highest risk of exposure. In this first phase, persons working in the healthcare profession are prioritized to receive the vaccine. “We are excited to be part of the initial stages of this unprecedented public health campaign as we begin vaccinating healthcare workers who are on the front lines in the... Read more →


New Jersey's Slow Rollout of Virus Vaccine Criticized

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said more than 100,000 New Jersey health care workers and long-term care residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions as to why the number is so low when the state received 400,000 vaccines. About 120,000 vaccines have been set aside for long-term care residents and staff members in the state, she said. Sixty-nine vaccine clinics have been held as of Monday, with 193 facilities scheduled to host clinics this week, Persichilli said at a Gov. Phil Murphy’s news conference. Six-hundred and fifteen facilities will hold them by the end of January, she said. Currently New Jersey has 428 active COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, Persichilli said.... Read more →


New Patient Pavilion Opens at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

A new Patient Pavilion with all-private rooms has opened at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, the last phase of a five-year, $250 million-plus campus revitalization project. “This marks a new era for our health system and our Cherry Hill Hospital,” said Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney. “It elevates the level of service and care we can provide our community members.” In addition to new patient care units with private rooms, the new Patient Pavilion also has new Medical Imaging facilities and a modern, full-service café. Designed with patients and their family members’ comfort and convenience in mind, some of the new amenities offered include: An iPad in every patient room (sanitized after every discharge) that allows patients to access MyChart (for information on... Read more →