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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... Read more →


Center for Disease Control Issues New Mask Guidelines

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated How to Protect Yourself and Others Updated July 27, 2021 Safer Activities for You and Your Family If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic. To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased... Read more →


Online Slots Myths and Misconceptions: Getting the Facts Straight

Millions of people enjoy online slots, but even if you are an experienced player there are probably some mistakes you make or misunderstandings you have about your pastime of choice. To remedy this, here are a few of the biggest myths surrounding online slots and the truth that lurks behind the lies that so many people believe. Image Source: Pixabay Slots pay out after a set amount of time This is undoubtedly the biggest misconception surrounding slot games, and it is so widespread that you have probably heard and believed it yourself. However, the reality is that legitimate, regulated slots... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Ranked ‘High Performing’ in 7 Clinical Categories In U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 ‘Best Hospitals’

July 29, 2021 (Voorhees, NJ) -- Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been ranked as “High Performing” in seven clinical categories in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Its “High Performing” areas are: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Knee Replacement, Kidney Failure, and Stroke. Comprised of three acute care hospitals located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township, Jefferson Health - New Jersey is also “Recognized in Southern New Jersey” in the rankings for its high-quality care. Jefferson NJ President & Chief Operating Officer Brian Sweeney says the... Read more →


Deptford Doctor Profiled in Magazine: Fighting for Herself, and Others

: [DEPTFORD, N.J., July 28, 2021] When her first migraine attack happened at age 23, Courtney White, MD, was upset--but not that surprised. White had regarded her health like a ticking time bomb: all of the women in her family experience migraine attacks. Even though she knew what to expect from seeing family members cope and was a medical student comfortable advocating for her health, it took years to find strategies that helped. Today, White is a neurologist and headache specialist currently serving as a fellow at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, one of the top headache centers in... Read more →


CNB Medical: 65+ and Lonely? Don't Talk to Your Doctor About Another Prescription

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Newswise — Lonely, older adults are nearly twice as likely to use opioids to ease pain and two-and-a-half times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, putting themselves at risk for drug dependency, impaired attention, falls and other accidents, and further cognitive impairment, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found that just over half of 6,000 respondents in a nationally representative survey of seniors living independently were not lonely, while 40 percent were moderately lonely, and 7 percent were highly lonely. The proportion of seniors in... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH '100% Outcomes Award'

Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH “100% Outcomes Award” for its highly successful internship program for young adults with disabilities. The presentation took place at the recent Virtual Project SEARCH International Conference. Project SEARCH is an international work-transition program that teaches job skills to young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities over the course of a school year, with a new group of student interns starting each fall. There are 623 Project SEARCH Programs in 47 states and nine countries. This marked the fourth time Jefferson Health’s program has been... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Treating “Untreatable” Cancers: Functional Profiling Comes of Age

(NAPSI)—Over 1.8 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year according to the American Cancer Society. If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer you may be relieved to know there are techniques available that can improve your likelihood of response and survival by using your cancer cells to select the most effective drugs before you receive them. What Can Help The process is called functional profiling, which analyzes living cancer cells from a patient to find out the drugs, combinations and sequences that are the most effective and least toxic for each individual. It’s particularly helpful... Read more →


Jefferson Health - NJ Infusion Center Lobby Named in Honor of SJ Man

The welcome lobby at the Medical Oncology & Infusion Center at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township was recently dedicated in memory of the late Ronald “Ronnie” Dandrea of Vineland, NJ. Dandrea passed away in April 2020 from pancreatic cancer at age 58. Lifelong friends Daniel and Lisa Falasca of Haddonfield, NJ, wanted to honor his life and legacy, and carry on his charitable spirit with a generous gift to Jefferson Health – New Jersey. “We chose to honor Ronnie’s legacy as a reminder to those who are battling cancer. Each time a patient walks through the front... Read more →


Autum Shingler-Nace Named VP of Operations at Jefferson Health’s Washington Township Campus

Autum Shingler-Nace, DNP, RN, NE-BC, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations at the Jefferson Health Washington Township campus. In this position, Dr. Shingler-Nace will oversee daily operations at the 230-bed acute care hospital during a time of immense growth, as the hospital opens its new Silvestri Tower. In addition, she will have oversight of other key services on the campus, including the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township and the Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience. Dr. Shingler-Nace will replace retiring hospital Chief Administrative Officer John Graham. Graham has held senior leadership roles since 1991 at... Read more →


Don’t Buy Vape Juice Online Without Knowing These 4 Tricks

If you vape, you’re well aware of the fact that vape juice is a very affordable product. Knowing that, you might not put a lot of thought into your decision when you buy vape juice online. You might just have a few favorite vape shops that you always use, and you continue to shop at those websites because it’s easier than searching for a new place to shop. Have you ever stopped to think about how much vaping costs for you, though, if you’re paying even just a little more than you should for each product? Over time, a few... Read more →


Jersey Malls are Adding Honey Bees to Their Roof

With the catastrophe and decline of bees all around the world, Jersey locals want to minimise the vulnerability of this eco-dependant species. The declining bee population has long been an issue addressed on wildlife documentaries all over the world, and while many scientists and environmental scientists are trying to innovate ideas to sustain the species, Jersey local malls are doing their part in aiding the long-term goal. There are even talks of local tennis courts and the best bookmakers for tennis incorporating honey bees within the roofs of venues, but nothing has amassed to a definite go-ahead as of yet.... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Virtua Health Announces Multi-Year Hospital Transformations

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes and Virtua Memorial hospitals to receive major renovations and enhanced services (MARLTON, N.J., July 08, 2021) – As part of its multi-year strategic roadmap to best serve the South Jersey/Delaware Valley region and beyond, Virtua Health announces transformational renovations of two of its acute care facilities: Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J., and Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J. Framed as “Advancing Well into the future,” this significant reinvestment in acute care campuses positions South Jersey’s largest health system to meet the evolving needs of the community and establishes centers of... Read more →


Acenda Announces Institute of Health Innovation

The Acenda Institute of Health Innovation Transforms Integrated Care for our Communities GLASSBORO, NJ (July 8, 2021) -- Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) is excited to announce the implementation of its new multi-faceted initiative: Acenda Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI). The inception of AIHI stems from the pressing healthcare needs of the present, and focuses on creating a better, brighter future for the communities served. "Acenda continues to pursue excellence through evidence-based interventions, community engagement, staff education, culturally-responsive treatment, barrier-free entry strategies, and data-driven health solutions," says Dr. Anthony DiFabio, President & CEO of Acenda. "Innovation is what will drive Acenda... Read more →


CDC Alert: Which germs in recreational water cause diarrhea?

When someone swallows contaminated recreational water—water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, or oceans, lakes, and rivers— they can get sick with diarrhea. In fact, diarrhea is the most common illness spread through recreational water. Which germs in recreational water cause diarrhea? Diarrhea can be caused by germs such as Crypto (short for Cryptosporidium), Giardia, Shigella, norovirus, and E. coli O157:H7. Some of these germs can survive in properly chlorinated water for almost an hour, or even days. How do germs that cause diarrhea spread in recreational water? Tiny amounts of poop are rinsed off swimmers’ bottoms as they swim... 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 →


First Edition of the Long-Term Care Equality Index will Help LGBTQ Community

Human Rights Campaign and SAGE Release The Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) is the first-ever nationwide assessment of LGBTQ inclusivity and inclusion at long-term care communities in the U.S. WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults, released the first edition of the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). This national benchmarking tool evaluates long-term care communities based on the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ... Read more →


Florida Residents with Brain Damaged Infants Receiving Financial Help Under New Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference at the Shul of Bal Harbour on June 14, 2021, in Surfside, Florida. DeSantis signed a new law that reforms the Program for Brain-Damaged Infants Joe Raedle/Getty Images by Carol Marbin Miller and Daniel Chang, Miami HeraldJune 22, 6:35 p.m. EDT This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Miami Herald. Sign up for Dispatches to get stories like this one as soon as they are published. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation overhauling a controversial state program that provides lifelong care for children born... Read more →


CNB Consumer News: What To Know About Mold And Mildew

(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures up images of smelly, green and black growth that can cause serious respiratory issues. It is often found in a home after an intrusive water event, such as a flood or a severe rainstorm. The reality is, just about every home has mold, though it only becomes a concern when there are moist building materials and you begin to notice visible mold growth and can smell it. Why To Fight Mold... Read more →


Families Need to Practice Water Safety

Newswise — Summer 2021 will be the first time many people venture back in the water following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent study by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago underscored the need for families to practice water safety and teach children about safety around pools and at the beach. The consequences of being unprepared when it comes to water safety have been deadly; 53 people drowned last year in Lake Michigan and drownings in the Great Lakes hit their highest numbers in a decade in 2020. The latest Voices of Child Health... Read more →


Flag Day Ceremony Held at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Soon-to-be-Opened Silvestri Tower

A special Flag Day celebration was held outside Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Silvestri Tower on Monday — marking the first time the U.S. flag is raised outside of the newly constructed patient pavilion, slated to open this summer. The June 14th event featured the Color Guard from the local Police Department and a performance of the National Anthem by Washington Township High School senior Sabrina Sims, followed by members of Boy Scout Troop #123 leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Local officials in attendance included Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli; Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney; and the hospital’s... Read more →


Nine SJ Students Graduate from Project SEARCH Program at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

(Photo credit: Jefferson Health – New Jersey) Cherry Hill, NJ, June 9, 2021 - A graduation ceremony for nine South Jersey young adults completing a year-long Project SEARCH work-transition program was held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital on June 7. Each student from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School interned in several hospital departments, including Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom and Environmental Services. Shown, from left, are the students who received their Project SEARCH graduation certificates: Jordan Wright (Easthampton); Marcus Timar (Haddonfield); Eddie Perez (Camden); Naitri Patel (Hainesport); Owen Muller (Pennsauken); Amelia McKitrick (Cherry Hill); William McAnurn (Haddonfield); Jessica Kelokates (Cherry Hill);... Read more →


BEWARE! TICK BITES CAN BE FATAL

Wiliam E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews image courtesy of shutterstock CNBNEWS (https://www.gloucestercitynews.net)(June 5, 2021)--Our long-time friend Chalie Huber, aka ChalieTheClip, sent us some information that appeared first in The Washington Post and was republished by Yahoo News about a new deadly tick disease that, like many other tick infections can kill you. The name of it is babesiosis, a tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells and appears to be growing in prevalence. From The Washington Post/Yahoo News May 27, 2021 article, Jeff Naticchia wasn't feeling well when he set off to work one Friday in late July 2017. The... Read more →


More of Your Money for Camden City; $35M Grant to Revitalize Camden Neighborhood

Norcross, Menendez, HUD Secretary Fudge Announce $35,000,000 Grant CAMDEN CITY, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) (photo) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge to announce the awarding of a $35 million federal Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to the City of Camden to revitalize the city’s Cramer Hill neighborhood, upgrade public housing and expand access to job and economic opportunities for residents. “Today’s announcement highlights our collective commitment to ensuring residents of Camden not only have affordable, safe places to call home but have access to jobs, quality... Read more →


8 Tips Everyone Playing Final Fantasy 15 Should Know

There isn't a franchise video game title more different from its predecessors than Final Fantasy 15. Although the game has some of the highest ratings out of any Final Fantasy title, the initial shift from the traditional turn-based combat into real-time action was seen by many as risky. But that risk certainly paid off. With almost 9 million copies sold worldwide, Square Enix managed to satisfy expectations. If you've never played Final Fantasy 15, then here are 8 tips every player should know before playing the game. With all that said, let's start. If You're Into Lore, Watch Kingsglave Final... Read more →


Dr. John Chovanes Receives Meritorious Service Medal from U.S. Army

Cooper University Health Care Trauma Surgeon Dr. Chovanes (left) receives U.S. Army’s Meritorious Service Medal from Colonel Kirby R. Gross, MD, FACS. (CAMDEN CITY, NJ) – On May 25, Cooper University Health Care trauma surgeon John Chovanes, DO, FACS, was presented with The Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Army for the establishment of the Army Medical Department Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3) program at Cooper and his selfless devotion to soldiers and unparalleled dedication to mission accomplishment. Dr. Chovanes is the founding medical director and chief surgeon of Cooper’s Section of Military, Diplomatic, and Field Affairs. U.S. Army trauma... Read more →


Are GFuel Cans OK To Drink?

Introduction Most people know G Fuel as a powdered energy drink, but the company also sells G fuel canned versions that are pre-mixed and ready to drink similar to other energy drinks. But is G Fuel as effective in this can form, or can it be bad for you? The truth is that G Fuel shouldn't have any adverse effects so long as you don't go overboard, and according to users, it does give you an energy boost without adding all the calories. G Fuel is becoming very popular in both powder form and the canned beverage products. However, the... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students at University of Scranton

Local Residents Among University of Scranton Undergraduate Class of 2021 SCRANTON, PA (05/24/2021)-- Local residents were among more than 800 bachelor's degrees at its in-person undergraduate celebration ceremonies on May 23. Degrees were conferred to graduates who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2020, as well as January and May of 2021. Due to capacity restrictions in place because of the pandemic, separate ceremonies were held for the University's Panuska College of Professional Studies, the Kania School of Management and the College of Arts and Sciences at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre.... Read more →


5 Easy Lifestyle Changes that Can Improve Your Health

We’d all like to be a bit healthier, but making big changes can be difficult, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. Luckily, there are things you can do to improve your health that doesn’t take too much effort. Here are some tips for improving your health that you can do starting today. Drink more water Water hydrates our bodies and helps them perform a lot of different functions. From helping your kidneys detox, to helping you focus and stay energized, water is essential. If you don’t like the tap water in your area, take a look at Aqua Clear... Read more →


Mask Mandate Lifted for Those Fully Vaccindated

The statement below is by Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. on behalf of the Commissioner Board regarding the CDC’s latest recommendations on mask wearing. “Today will be marked as a turning point in our ongoing battle against COVID-19. With the CDC releasing new recommendations stating that fully vaccinated Americans can forgo mask wearing in most indoor and outdoor settings, we may finally be turning a corner and getting back to a place we recognized in early 2020. In fact, now that we have more than half of the adult population in Camden County fully vaccinated this opens the door to... Read more →


Stratford Hospital Emergency Department Receives 2020 DAISY Team Award for Extraordinary Care

Emergency Department (ED) staff at Jefferson Stratford Hospital were recently honored with the 2020 DAISY Team Award for providing extraordinary, compassionate and skillful care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient Care Services Coordinators Tracy Coleman, MSN, RN, and Steven Grille, RN, BS, CEN, nominated their colleagues for going “above and beyond” to collaborate and determine an immediate care plan during a recent high-acuity, high-census evening around change-of-shift. At the same time, a patient underwent cardiac arrest, another was unresponsive and required intubation, and a third needed respiratory support and Narcan, among other ED patients who required care. “This situation does not... Read more →


CNB Medical News: New Hope for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers are testing a new drug that may someday be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. (NAPSI)—There could be promising news for the more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and the people who care for them. The Problem Although nearly one in every three people will eventually be afflicted and it’s the third leading cause of death of older adults in the U.S. (surpassed only by heart disease and cancer in non-pandemic years), there may be effective treatments on the horizon. An Answer? One contender is about to start a Phase I clinical trial. It’s a novel drug... Read more →


Julia J Shamis of Atlantic City awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree

at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine commencement SCRANTON, PA (05/03/2021)-- Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) conferred a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree upon 98 students who compose Geisinger Commonwealth's graduating Class of 2021, including Julia J Shamis of Atlantic City. Commencement ceremonies were held Sunday, May 2 at Mount Airy Resort in Mount Pocono. The cereony was also live streamed. Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., Geisinger Commonwealth's president and dean, welcomed guests and graduates. In January, Dr. Scheinman announced his retirement. In his final remarks as Geisinger Commonwealth president and dean, Dr. Scheinman reflected on his long career as... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Receives Donation of Sleepea Swaddles for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Shown here, left to right, with the new Sleepea swaddles, are: Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU nurses Julie Viggiano, Maria Cosico, Rachael Cortes and Denise Lamplugh. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has received a donated supply of Sleepea® swaddles from California-based Happiest Baby, Inc., which, in 2020 and 2019, donated several SNOO bassinets to the hospital. The SNOO bassinet – a combination rocker-white noise machine – is programmed to respond when a baby cries, also swaddles babies so they can’t roll on their sides, preventing factors associated with... Read more →


Washington Township Outpatient Medical Imaging Center Re-Accredited for Breast MRI

Jefferson Health’s Outpatient Medical Imaging Center, located on the Jefferson Washington Township campus, has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), after a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many conditions that might not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists on an array of quality measures. To schedule an... 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 →


Jefferson Health’s 3 NJ Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ for Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals – located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township – were each awarded an ‘A’ in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade assigns an ‘A,’ ‘B,’ ‘C,’ ‘D,’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months. It is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: Please Support the Fox Chase Cancer Center

You know that your support of Fox Chase Cancer Center helps make the comprehensive cancer care we offer here possible. Your generosity gives us the resources we need to implement the most innovative and effective treatments possible. And in the case of Nick Pifani, having access to every possible resource at Fox Chase saved his life. Nick is a husband, a father of two, and a marathon runner who’s even completed a half Ironman. But a few years ago, he had pain in his stomach and back that was so intense it kept him awake for days. At the ER,... Read more →


Philadelphia Man Admits Conspiring to Export Firearms Parts...

from the United States to Turkey and the Republic of Georgia CAMDEN, N.J. – A Philadelphia man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than $200,000 worth of firearms parts out of the United States, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Samet Doyduk, 35, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and anti-smuggling laws. According to the documents filed in this case and other cases and statements made in court: Doyduk admitted that from November... Read more →


Can I Sue My Employer if I Catch COVID-19 at Work?

Mary Aderholt is a blog master and journalist with a fierce passion for writing. She has been editing articles for various US-based newspapers whilst contributing to the growth of many personal or organizational blogs for 10 years now. She is well accustomed to writing online as well as offline articles covering almost any type of subjects, be it health, beauty, sports or pretty much anything else-related. Can I Sue My Employer if I Catch COVID-19 at Work? Even with vaccines on the market and a year to learn proper behavior, COVID-19 cases are still logging large numbers in many states... Read more →


What Happens at a Cerebral Palsy Support Group?

About the Author Katherine Webre is a passionate writer with years of experience in legal. She has dedicated her career to represent the most vulnerable among us, children who have suffered severe injustice. Beyond legal action, Katherine also takes up the pen to raise awareness and inform audiences about birth injuries. By sharing her expertise, she hopes to empower people to act against any prejudice and works as a collaborative editor for Birth Injury Lawyer. What Happens at a Cerebral Palsy Support Group? When you have a child with special needs, your parenting journey and experience is unique. You may... Read more →


NJ LEADERS: FLOYD GUILTY VERDICT 'FAR FROM ENOUGH'

Yesterday, a jury in Minneapolis found Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, guilty on all counts in the George Floyd trial: that is, he was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder, plus second-degree manslaughter. Sen. Cory Booker is sponsoring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. “Accountability for the officer who murdered George Floyd is important and it is necessary," he said. "But it is far from enough," he said. "We must also hold the system that allowed it to happen accountable. What are we going to do as a country... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Free Professional Help For Family Caregivers

Lara Garey provides full-time care to her husband Tom who lives with ALS, caused by his military service. (NAPSI)—There is good news for many individuals who care for a loved one living with an injury or illness connected to military service. They’re now eligible for free professional assistance. Who Helps A new program offered by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation provides veteran caregivers with trained professionals to perform daily tasks, including housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and grooming. Military caregivers nationwide can apply for 24 hours of services free through the Foundation’s website hiddenheroes.org/respite. The number of available hours is limited,... Read more →


William J. Brinn, of Gloucester City, age 64

On April 14, 2021. Age 64 of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Bristol, PA, he was the son of the late Maurice Brinn and Doris Brinn-Hommer. William is survived by his nephew, Bernie Kloss (Carrie); nieces, Jamie Redmond, Tonya Melvin (Dan); step-sister, Renee Brinn-Williams, aunt, Veronica Virden and many cousins. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Maurice J. Brinn, Michael J. Brinn and his sister, Doris M. Brinn. William was a self-employed laborer in the roofing industry. Graveside funeral services will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 20th at 11 am in Eglington Cemetery, 320 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ. In... Read more →


Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. student leads Camden’s return to urban gardening roots

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY – Looking at the City of Camden, says Lew Bivona, its reputation as the community gardening epicenter of the Garden State, let alone the country, may not be outwardly obvious. However, explains the Rutgers University–Camden doctoral student, there was a time when the city may have actually held the unofficial title. He cites a 2010 report from the University of Pennsylvania that led its authors to suggest that Camden growers may have created more community gardens per person than any city in the United States. “The city’s rich legacy of gardening was built on maintaining... 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... 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,... 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... 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,... 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... Read more →