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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 →


The Story Behind The Story (VIII) Your Money: NJ Prescription Assistance for Elderly and Disabled

Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor On January 6, 2022 Governor Phil Murphy announced that the income limits for prescription assistance had been increased by $10,000. That is true but may be confusing to people who never qualified before. There are actually two levels of assistance. The first is PAAD (Prescription Assistance for the Aged and Disabled) and the second is Senior Gold. It is only the Senior Gold’s income limit which has increased. PAAD’s income limit remains the same. PAAD – In short the requirements are the same as before. The requirements are: NJ Resident 65 and on Social Security... Read more →


Valerie Nerenberg, MSN, RN, CNL, Promoted to Corporate Director of Nursing at Jefferson Stratford Hospital.

Valerie has been employed at Jefferson Health - New Jersey in various leadership roles since February 2011. Previously, she served as Nurse Manager of the Intensive Care and Intermediate Care units at Jefferson Stratford Hospital for more than six years. “During that time, she was a key lead on several successful initiatives,” said Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “Valerie has been a proven leader and is committed to creating an outstanding patient experience for patients and families.” With more than 20 years of nursing experience, Valerie earned her Associate of Science in Nursing... Read more →


1st Robotic Surgery Performed at Jefferson Stratford Hospital

STRATFORD, NJ--The first robotic surgery using the da Vinci® XI Robotic Surgical System at Jefferson Stratford Hospital took place on Wednesday, January 12. The procedure was done by Jefferson NJ Chief of Surgery Roy Sandau, DO, (standing, third from right). Sandau, who posed with members of the Stratford hospital surgical team, has completed more than 1,000 robotic procedures at Jefferson NJ. Robotic surgery is known for less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery time for patients. For more information about robotic surgery at Jefferson Health – New Jersey, visit: https://NewJersey.JeffersonHealth.org/GeneralSurgery. Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy Receives BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Robert Murphy, a perioperative audio-video and robotics specialist, was recently honored with a BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. A 17-year Jefferson employee, the Atco resident was presented the award by Irene Houck, Director of Surgical Services (shown far left), and Elaine Joyce, Assistant VP of Surgical Services. Murphy was nominated for the honor by Certified Surgical Technician Michelle Fischer, who praised him for going “above and beyond” in helping an elderly woman recently. This woman — who was mistakenly dropped off at the Jefferson Washington Township Surgery Center — had wanted to visit her brother,... Read more →


Frank Rocco Promoted to VP of Operations, Jefferson Stratford Hospital

Congratulations to Frank Rocco, MSN, RN, NE-BC, our newly named Vice President of Operations for the Jefferson Stratford Hospital campus at Jefferson Health - New Jersey. Frank had previously as Corporate Director of Nursing for Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital since May 2014. Frank’s career at Jefferson began in 2002 as an Emergency Department Nurse, and he has held a series of progressively more advanced leadership roles in the organization over the years. A seasoned clinician and leader, he is passionate about the patient experience, quality, and employee engagement. Most recently, he was instrumental in leading Jefferson Health - New Jersey's... Read more →


Jefferson Health – NJ Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns Named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ)

Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Jefferson Health - New Jersey has been named President of Nurse Leaders New Jersey (ONL-NJ) for a two-year term beginning in January 2022. With more than 600 members, ONL-NJ engages and develops nurse leaders in advocacy, research, education, mentorship, and collaborative relationships. Burns, who became a member of the organization in 2008, is also a member of its Nursing Workplace Environment and Staffing Councils Task Force, and served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. In addition, Jefferson Health – New Jersey Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services,... Read more →


TIPS TO SUCCEED AS A MARIJUANA BUSINESS

Are you wanting to start your very own business in the cannabis industry but don’t know where to start or how to get things running? Do you want to know what you should be doing in order for your marijuana business to succeed? Marijuana products are becoming increasingly popular, as people look for new and unique ways to enjoy the benefits of marijuana. There are all sorts of different edibles, beverages, tinctures, and lotions out there, and devices that make marijuana consumption easy can be purchased with a click from an online headshop like DankStop. New products are also being... Read more →


CNB Medical News: Rowan, Virtua Health to Create New Academic Health System

Glassboro, N.J. – Virtua Health and Rowan University announced today the signing of an affiliation agreement to create a new academic health system and to further distinguish South Jersey as a regional hub for innovation, research, and clinical discovery. This partnership between the top 100 public research university and the largest health system in southern New Jersey will create the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University. The new college will encompass the state’s only osteopathic medical school; an expanded nursing and allied health professions school; a new school of translational biomedical engineering and sciences; multiple... Read more →


National Pharmacists Day: Thanks to His New Lungs, a Pennsylvania Pharmacist is Back Working

January 4, 2022 -- Each year, January 12th is designated as National Pharmacists Day. Transplant families throughout the nation rely on the expertise and guidance of their trusted pharmacists. One pharmacist in Pennsylvania is an incredible resource to transplant families now that he is on the other side of his life-saving double lung transplant. Christopher Raybuck, PharmD, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in July 1994 just before he turned two years old. Chris grew up having CF, yet had a somewhat normal life. He had a long-time goal of attending pharmacy school -- a goal he achieved in 2011... Read more →


New Jersey’s Baby Born at Jefferson Washington Township at 12:58 a.m. – First in SJ Region outside of Philadelphia

The first baby of 2022 in the South Jersey region outside of Philadelphia was born at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital at 12:58 a.m. Saturday morning. Caden Nguyen Tran – weighing in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 20.5 inches long – was born to Linda Nguyen and husband, Vankiet Tran, of Pennsauken, NJ. The couple also has a three-year-old daughter, Sofia, at home. Linda Nguyen is a medical-surgical nurse at the Jefferson New Jersey hospital where she gave birth to little Caden. She thanked her delivering OB/GYN, Kelly Park, DO; nurse midwife, Jennifer Barraclough, CNM; and Labor & Delivery nurses... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU Nurse Michaela Bailey Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Michaela Bailey, RN, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A seven-year employee of Jefferson Health, the Pennsauken resident (shown middle) was presented the award by ICU Nurse Manager Lorraine “Kim” Kulikowski, BSN, RN, CCRN (left), and Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (right). They praised Bailey for her hard work, kindness and compassion — and for taking care of patients as if they were a member of her own family. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by... Read more →


Area Children Deliver Handmade Holiday Cards to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers

Mt. Laurel students Christina Soule and her brother Nicholas (pictured center) delivered handmade holiday cards from classmates at Mt. Laurel’s Harrington Middle School and Hartford Elementary School to Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centers in Center City, Abington and New Jersey. The project – dubbed “Cards Conquering Cancer” – generated 640 cards that each bear an email and Twitter handle for patients to send comments if they choose. Pictured, from left, at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on December 22: Jefferson Radiation Oncologist Dr. Nicole Simone; Harrington Middle School teacher and project sponsor Christina Paterno; Nicholas Soule and... Read more →


How bitcoin is the best choice for business investments

For those of you who don't have the foggiest idea what a bitcoin is, you will scarcely believe, bitcoin is a cash that no bank or government can handle, it's essentially a virtual cash and it has genuine cash. Could be bought online based on What are the upsides of having a decentralized cash? Indeed, you can move bitcoin anyplace on the planet for nothing, you can be 100% unknown while executing with an innovation called Blockchain. So what's the serious deal? You might ask, all around let me let you know that when it originally dispatched it had no... Read more →


Area Teen Delivers Gifts to Jefferson Health - New Jersey Patients in Honor of Late Brother for 10th Year Straight

DJ Alexis, a 19-year-old college student and native of Sicklerville, NJ, came to Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Monday, December 20, to deliver toys, books, and games for young Emergency Department and Pediatric Unit patients, as well as kids and teens who receive care through Jefferson’s New Jersey-based Behavioral Health program. DJ also presented a $1,000 check to the hospital, collected through his own efforts via a GoFundMe drive. Donations were made by friends, family, schoolmates, his alma mater and businesses that have contributed over the years. “Emanuel’s Annual Toy Drive” — held in honor of DJ’s late newborn brother,... Read more →


Berlin Resident Returns Home after 233 Days of Inpatient Care at Virtua Voohees Hospital

South Jersey woman looks forward to Christmas with family after harrowing health ordeal (CAMDEN, N.J.---Dec. 16, 2021) In what many would describe as a holiday miracle, Joanne Masciocchi has returned home after spending eight months in various hospitals and care facilities. The 65-year-old Berlin, N.J., resident entered Virtua Voorhees Hospital on April 13 with severe COVID-19, and was ultimately discharged from the rehabilitation unit within Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden on December 2. Joanne’s 233-day hospital stay is far longer than usual for COVID-19 patients. And those with such severe illness typically don’t survive. “It’s hard to... Read more →


National Pet Hospital Sees 372% Increase in Chocolate-Related ER Visits Every Christmas Eve

Laura Fourniotis via prnewswire.com--The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, not only for malls and department stores but also for veterinary emergency hospitals around the country. In fact, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, which has more than 100 hospitals in 29 U.S. states, sees an approximate 372% increase in chocolate-related emergency visits every Christmas Eve. Peyton Cleary, Hilton Head Island, March 2021 “It is easy for unattended pets to get into some dangerous holiday treats as people get busy spending time with family and friends,” said Lindsey E. Bullen, DVM, Diplomate ACVN, Board Certified... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Home Health Nurse Gillian Reeve Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Home Health nurse Gillian Reeve, MSN, BSN, RN — who specializes in wound care — was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A 40-year employee of Jefferson Health, Medford resident Reeve was presented the award by Jefferson NJ Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, and praised for her positive attitude, commitment to patient safety, and ability to connect with patients and families through trust and emotional support. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen... Read more →


Virtua Health and Medtronic Share Plans Reimagine Traditional Health Care Models

Virtua Health and Medtronic Share Plans to Reimagine Traditional Health Care Models Additional, first-in-nation Virtua/Medtronic LABS collaboration to improve health outcomes by removing barriers to access and care Virtua Health and Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announce a five-year partnership focused on improving delivery of quality care for residents of South Jersey, particularly those who reside in underserved communities or face systemic barriers to care. Medtronic LABS, an independent impact-focused organization funded by Medtronic plc, will simultaneously launch a separate pilot collaboration with the Cherry Hill Free Clinic and Virtua to address care and food access for people with chronic conditions –... Read more →


First Harvest Credit Union Donates $25,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

First Harvest Credit Union, formerly South Jersey Federal Credit Union, recently deepened its commitment to the health and wellness of the community, with a gift of $25,000 to support patients of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township. Presented to the Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey, this generous donation will be used to offset transportation expenses for cancer patients. “Any interruption in care can have a severe, negative impact on our patients' ability to battle their disease,” said Larry Slagle, MBA, Associate Vice President, Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey. “We are so grateful for benefactors like First... Read more →


The Leapfrog Group Names Virtua Voorhees Hospital Top Teaching Hospital in Nation

Virtua Voorhees Earns National Recognition as Top Teaching Hospital (Voorhees, NJ, December 7, 2021)…The Leapfrog Group has named Virtua Voorhees Hospital a Top Teaching Hospital in the nation. This is the sixth time the hospital – now celebrating 10 years of operations – has earned this distinction. Virtua Voorhees is one of 13 teaching hospitals in New Jersey to earn this honor; New Jersey is the most represented state on the list. The hospital is part of Virtua Health, a not-for-profit health system and South Jersey’s largest. “I have witnessed countless acts of compassion, critical thinking, and clinical excellence since... Read more →


4 Tips to Handle Your Commute on a Budget This Winter 

Credit: lookstudio via FreePik As restrictions lift around the world, this winter marks the great migration back to the office. If you’ve been invited to return to in-person work, the usual work-from-home commute of going from your bed to your spot on the couch is almost over. Soon, you’ll be hitting the roads to start your day at your cubicle. Are you ready? What about your car? Your daily commute can be brutal on your vehicle, putting wear and tear on your budget. Who Has the Worst Commute? Just about anyone thinks they have it bad, but the stats suggest... Read more →


The Smile Hero: Finding the Best Dentist for Your Oral Health Needs 

Image source One's oral health is as significant as the rest of the body systems' well-being. The mouth is responsible for the primary breakdown of our food, so by keeping it in the best condition, we are ensuring that we can comfortably and correctly take in nutrients from our meals. Regularly getting dental check-ups is a must to guarantee that our oral health is in good shape. We can smile, eat, and talk with comfort, knowing that our oral health is fine. There are also times when one needs emergency dental care services like wisdom tooth removal, implant, root canal... Read more →


Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation Spreads Holiday Cheer to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

As a way to spread holiday cheer, patients at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township recently received care packages from the Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation. Included among the 150 donated packages were blankets, water bottles, tissues, hand sanitizer, snacks, crossword puzzles, and more. Children from the foundation, known as Kidz4Cuz, also sang cheerful holiday songs in the Cancer Center lobby. “We are happy to give back and make the holidays brighter,” said Yo Cuz!/Kidz4Cuz Foundation founder, Debra Michaels — a cancer survivor who was treated by Robin Wilson-Smith, DO, medical director of Jefferson Health - New Jersey gynecologic oncology... Read more →


Two Jefferson – Health New Jersey Hospitals Earn 2021 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Stratford Hospital were each named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality. “This recognition points to our singular focus on patient safety and quality,” said Jefferson Health – New Jersey President... Read more →


Dr. David P. May Named New Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey

David P. May, MD, MBA, FACS, has been appointed Vice President and Chief Quality & Safety Officer at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. In this role, Dr. May will lead the New Jersey division of Jefferson Health — made up of three acute care hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities — in its goal of delivering consistent, high value, coordinated care and standard-setting patient outcomes across the continuum of care. Dr. May will also be responsible for overseeing quality, patient safety, infection control, clinical risk management, patient experience and outcomes and managing Jefferson’s leading enterprise safety management sytem, OnPoint. He joins... Read more →


Six Certified Nurse Midwives Join Jefferson Health – New Jersey

Six Certified Nurse Midwives have joined the staff of Jefferson Health – New Jersey as members of Jefferson NJ Primary & Specialty Care. They will practice at Jefferson offices in Mullica Hill, Sewell, West Deptford, Haddonfield, and its newest location, 205 E. Laurel Road in Stratford, which recently opened. The new Jefferson NJ Nurse Midwives are: · Ellen Appleton, CNM · Jennifer Barraclough, CNM · Victoria Asturrizaga, CNM · Jessica Hayes, CNM · Meredith Stein, CNM · Katherine Wormster, CNM Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are master’s level clinicians who provide primary healthcare to women of all ages. Using a team approach,... Read more →


Rutgers Expanding Enrollment of Participants for Pfizer COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccine Clinical Trial

Rutgers, the only New Jersey site for the vaccine trial, will enroll additional children ages 6 months to 4 years Rutgers, a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in children, is looking for participants for a third clinical trial on children ages 6 months to 4 years. “Children can get sick from COVID-19 and can spread the virus to others even if they are asymptomatic. While most children experience mild or no symptoms, some children can get severely ill and could have long-term effects,” said co-lead investigator Simon Li,... Read more →


THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY
( THE COVID VACCINE Chapter II)

by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor The COVID vaccine is probably the most controversial topic of the day. The problem is one we see every day but never to this extent. There are too many cooks in the government's kitchen and the result isn't a stew as intended but a mess that no one knows what to do with. That is what we have - a government-mandated mess. Every and his brother (and mother, aunt, uncle, and the whole neighborhood) wants his 15 minutes of fame. Everyone wants his 15 minutes of fame. They go on talk shows and prove... Read more →


Don’t Do it for You—Do it for Them

The following information is provided by Virtua Health Some smokers view a lung cancer diagnosis as inevitable, or as a punishment for their decision to smoke. As a result, they avoid discussing their smoking habits and lung cancer screening options with their doctor. Regardless of your current smoking status, lung cancer screening could save your life. Lung cancer symptoms don’t usually appear until the later stages of the disease when it’s more difficult to cure. Lung cancer screening can detect disease during earlier stages when treatment may be more effective. How is lung cancer screening performed? Lung cancer screening is... Read more →


Tips to Unroot android devices 

Lodging your Android smartphone or tablet gives you operating system operation boons, enabling you to edit or cancel system lines, customize your phonebook, change the firmware and much further. There are disadvantages to this process. Most importantly, it avoids the bond of your device. Your device isn't defended from security pitfalls after lodging. You can fluently bed it, if you have an embedded Android device and you want to reclaim its bond or keep it safe. Here we have the tips and tricks to tricks for unrooted android devices that are available now. There are several ways to bed your... Read more →


DEP MAKES $45 MILLION IN LOW-INTEREST LOANS AVAILABLE

FOR DAM SAFETY AND FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECTS THAT ENHANCE CLIMATE RESILIENCE TRENTON – With New Jersey facing unprecedented threats from flooding and severe weather due to climate change, the Murphy Administration is making $45 million in low-interest loans available to county and municipal governments as well as private owners of dams for projects that will ensure these structures properly protect lives and properties by complying with the state’s stringent dam safety standards. The state is making $40 million in funding for dam rehabilitation projects available through the state’s Dam Restoration Loan Program. Another $5 million is provided through the Inland... Read more →


Rutgers and Tel Aviv University Enter Partnership to Boost Research Collaboration  

Rutgers University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) signed a memorandum of understanding that will further collaboration and establish a presence by TAU at the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub in New Brunswick, N.J. Rendering of the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub. Rutgers University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will further the collaboration between the two research universities and establish a presence by TAU at the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub, a 550,000-square-foot, $665 million project in New Brunswick, N.J. The Hub will be home to a new Rutgers Translational Research facility and... Read more →


Best Ancillaries to Add to the Cart When You Buy Steroids Canada

So, you've decided to start your steroid cycle. Maybe you have already reached your genetic maximum potential. Maybe you just don't have enough time for a super hard workout. You can add something like Methane and Dianabol in your cart when you buy steroids Canada. But is it really all you need? Actually, no. When you use steroids, you should also consider buying Ancillaries in order to reduce possible side effects. Big muscles are great. But in pursuit of the ideal, do not forget about your whole body. What Are Steroids So, steroids are substances of animal or plant origin... Read more →


Proviron Dosage Cycle - All You Need to Know

Today we are going to talk about Proviron dosage cycle, how to use it, what is it exactly, best stacks for it, so let's go! What is Proviron Let's revise the basics. Beware, a lot of chemical names are ahead. But it is important to know how Proviron works and why it is worth trying. You can meet Proviron on the market under the name of Mestrolone or 1-methyl dihydrotestosterone, it`s not Provirons surname, this is its active substance. Firstly, it was created by Schering company and it is almost the same age as Testosterone. This is why Proviron is... Read more →


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

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


Jefferson Health’s 3 NJ Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ in Fall 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 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes Jefferson New Jersey’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization, assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting errors, injuries, accidents and infections, as well as systems hospitals have in place to prevent harm. “At a time when... Read more →


Jefferson NJ ICU Staff Honored as Models at recent Fundraising Fashion Show

Congratulations to the 11 Jefferson Health NJ ICU nurses who strutted the runway Sunday at the 2nd annual Strut For Fearless Futures Fall Fashion Show, held at the Collingwood Ballroom. The event, attended by more the 120 supporters, was organized by and benefitted Fearless Movement, South Jersey-based Epilepsy and Mental Health non-profit organization founded by Glassboro resident Ashley Kulikowski – niece of Washington Township ICU Nurse Manager Kim Kulikowski. Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU RNs who served as models are, shown with event organizer/founder Ashley Kulikowski, from left: Andrea Trubin, Rebecca Drames, Shawn Lake, Cari Winiarski, Michaela Bailey, Kelly Vazquez,... Read more →


Samaritan Hosts Virtual Tree of Life Ceremony to Honor Loved Ones This Holiday Season

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


Newsweek: Big Tech Censorship of COVID Information Leads to Mistrust of Government

Big Tech Censorship of COVID Information Leads to Vaccine Hesitancy Newsweek | Mike Davis You may have seen it on TV or in action, up close and personal on social media: Big Tech, at the request of the federal government, has been censoring Americans who ask questions about the COVID vaccines. The unintended consequences of this blatant violation of Americans' First Amendment rights has been a growing mistrust of the government and what it says about the vaccine, resulting in a steady percentage of Americans remaining hesitant to get vaccinated. Everyday Americans are being censored by our social media giants... Read more →


SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS TO ONLY BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, NOV. 4, TO HELP FIGHT PLASTIC POLLUTION TRENTON –– A provision of New Jersey’s commitment to reduce plastics pollution statewide will take effect on Thursday, Nov. 4 when food-service businesses may provide single-use plastic straws to a customer only upon request, the Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Business Action Center announced today. Food-service businesses includes all restaurants, convenience stores and fast-food businesses, each of which must also educate their employees and customers about the restriction. Consumers will still be able to purchase packages of straws and beverages prepackaged with a straw, such as juice boxes, after Nov.... Read more →


SJ Resident Donates $9,000 to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township

Michelle Donio, of Buena, NJ, donated $9,000 from a fundraiser held last month in her honor to the Patient Assistance Fund at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center - Washington Township, where she has received care since December 2020. The Patient Assistance Fund provides financial assistance with rent and utilities for those in need during cancer treatment. The presentation took place at a special event for women, titled “Innovations in Women’s Health,” recently held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Donio, a lifelong competitive equestrian and riding instructor for 30 years, thanks friend Jackie Smith of Summer Jade Stables in Waterford, NJ -... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey at Supports ACS's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Event

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Team from Jefferson Health - New Jersey was out in force Sunday at Cooper River Park for the annual American Cancer Society “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event. For more than two decades, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” has united communities throughout the U.S. in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation. Sunday's event at Cooper River Park was sponsored by Making Strides of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. For more information about cancer care and services at Jefferson Health - New Jersey,... Read more →


DANGER! WARNING! FDC WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT DELTA-8 THC

5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC Español (SEPTEMBER 14, 2021)--Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). It is important for consumers to be aware that delta-8 THC products have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for... Read more →


Jefferson Health Honored at Three Little Birds “Wave of Light” Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Event

Jefferson Health was honored at Friday night’s “Wave of Light” event at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. The event was sponsored by Three Little Birds, a nonprofit organization that provides pregnancy and infant loss support. Jefferson Washington Township Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia were presented with two CuddleCots, for use in their hospitals to support parents who have experienced infant loss. The CuddleCots were provided through the fundraising efforts of Elmer, NJ, couple Quinn Labriola and Steve Wdzieczkowski, who lost their full-term baby, Cash, in September 2020. The two wanted to make the donation in memory... Read more →


TO THE POINT:  Rutgers‒Camden Nursing Scholar earns American Academy of Nursing Fellowship

CAMDEN CITY, NJ— Robin Cogan, a lecturer at Rutgers University–Camden, and a school nurse in Camden, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), one of the highest honors that can be bestowed in the field. Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN Clinical Coordinator of the School Nurse Program Cogan is among 225 Fellows of the class of 2021, joining a small group of school nurse leaders inducted into the Academy. FAAN selection criteria include contributions to nursing and health care, reducing health disparities and inequalities, and influencing health policies and health care delivery. “School nurses have... Read more →


Edward Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge Dedicated at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

The Edward and Patricia Sullivan & Family Solarium Lounge was dedicated with a plaque unveiling at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital in early October. More than 30 friends, family, board members and past colleagues came out to honor Sullivan, who served as Kennedy Health’s, and later Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer from 1975 to 2019. For more than 40 years, Sullivan provided expert legal guidance and played a key role in many important milestones in Kennedy’s history, including the 1977 affiliation with the UMDNJ-SOM (now Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine), and Kennedy’s acquisition of... Read more →


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

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


West Nile Virus Case in Gloucester Township

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – A Gloucester Township resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Recently, the resident was admitted to a local hospital displaying symptoms consistent with WNV. Laboratory test results positive for West Nile Virus were reported to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “West Nile Virus typically affects a small number of New Jersey residents each year, however the prevalence of the virus has been increasing recently,” said Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Health Department. “The Camden County Department of Health is continuing to work with the Mosquito Commission to ensure that... Read more →


CONSUMER NEWS: 6 Unique Wedding Gifts Everyone Will Want

Times are changing, and so are the wedding gifts AUSTIN, Texas – (September 29, 2021) –According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 2 million marriages per year in the country. Times have changed, and so have the gifts that people are giving at those special events. While the most popular weddings gifts for years have included waffle makers and cast-iron skillets, some people are ready to think outside the box and go with something a tad more unique and fun. The good news is that there are some great gifts just waiting to be given... Read more →


Attention Burlington County Residents! Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day October 6

BURLINGTON COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, more 149 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 260 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses... Read more →