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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 →


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 →


Who is Calman Shemi and everything you need to know

Calman Shemi is an Argentinian-Israeli artist who likes to specialise in colours to create art pieces that are full of energy and shapes, whilst ensuring they remain as vibrant as possible when they are put onto the canvas in which he creates his paintings. This article will highlight everything that is needed to be known about the South American and will provide an in-depth look at how he has managed to become incredibly successful in the art industry and a favourite for many personal collectors. Who is Calman Shemi? As mentioned, Calman is an Argentinian-Israeli artist who specialises in paintings.... Read more →


Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $100,000 CDC Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the national CDC Foundation to establish an outreach program with community-based minority organizations to dispel myths about and increase access to vaccinations. Jefferson NJ is the only health system south of Trenton to receive a CDC grant under this program. Jefferson Health is one of more than 100 community-based organizations (CBOs) throughout the U.S. awarded support — through this more than $30-million overall grant program — to promote COVID vaccination and reduce the disease’s burden. The work of CBOs has been critical throughout the pandemic response, especially in... Read more →


September is Sepsis Awareness Month: TIME Matters  

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


New $184 Million Silvestri Tower Opens at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

It was a big day at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Tuesday, when a ribbon cutting celebration was held for the new seven-story, $184 million Silvestri Tower. The Tower’s opening marks the conclusion of the final phase of an overall $222-million construction project at the hospital. The first phase, completed in 2019, included a new 8-level, enclosed parking facility. The new hospital tower features 90 private rooms, a new main entrance and two-story lobby, a new cafeteria with outdoor dining space, a new Same-Day Surgery Unit, new Admissions and Pre-Admission Testing areas, and much more. Shown at the ribbon cutting,... Read more →


Report Says: Children Growing Up in Households Without a Biological Father Struggle Throughout Their Life

Dads’ Resource Center shares findings from comprehensive survey analysis showing damage caused by biological fathers not being in the home STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania – (September 20, 2021) – Roughly 25% of the children in America grow up without their biological father in the home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This has become so common to hear that many people don’t think much of it. They shrug their shoulders and go on about their business, not realizing the devastating impact that this statistic is having on the country. Dads’ Resource Center has completed an analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey... Read more →


What You Need to Know About Becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner

image unsplash Moving on from a more hands-on nursing role can be difficult. You can quickly get used to working directly with patients, and when this changes, you can feel a little bit lost as to what to do, when, and why. When you have been working as a nurse practitioner for a little while, you may feel ready for change and progression, or you may not. If you want to make a change, and you want to push your career that little bit further, you should look at becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). An FNP is like a... Read more →


Gwyn Parris-Atwell Honored by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Congrats to Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Gwyn Parris-Atwell, DNP, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, who, on Monday night September 20, will be honored as the Salem County recipient of the “Distinguished Citizen of the Year” by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Parris-Atwell is a Nurse Practitioner with the Jefferson Occupational Health Network. As the Commander of the 166th Medical Group, she is responsible for overseeing medical operations for 1,500 Air Force service members. A resident of Alloway, NJ, and a five-year Jefferson employee, Parris-Atwell was activated to a large medical center in southern Delaware, where she... Read more →


UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL Research reveals drug targets for memory enhancement

Discovery represents significant advance in developing treatments for cognitive impairment in a broad spectrum of neurological and psychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s by University of Bristol Newswise — Bristol-led research has identified specific drug targets within the neural circuits that encode memories, paving the way for significant advances in the treatment of a broad spectrum of brain disorders. Loss of memory is a core feature of many neurological and psychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Current treatment options for memory loss are very limited and the search for safe and effective drug therapies has, until now, had limited success. The... Read more →


Jefferson Health Expands Project SEARCH Program at New Jersey Hospitals

A signing ceremony for 14 young adults from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School was recently held at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, marking the start of their year-long Project SEARCH work-transition program. Five years ago, Jefferson Health – New Jersey became the first site in South Jersey to collaborate with the international program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Starting with this year’s class, Jefferson has expanded the program to include its Stratford hospital — allowing even more students to intern in several departments, including Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom and Environmental Services. Since the program’s launch, 52 students... Read more →


Researchers Found A Missing Molecule in Pancreatic Fibrosis Could Help Deliver Treatment to Cancer Cells

by Indiana University Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center Janaiah Kota, Ph.D. Newswise — Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified how restoring a missing molecule in pancreatic fibrosis could help deliver treatments to cancer cells. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with only 10.8 percent of people surviving five years after diagnosis. One risk factor for pancreatic cancer is chronic pancreatitis, a fibroinflammatory disease. In response to internal injury or damage, the body produces a fibrous connective tissue—much like scar tissue—in a process called fibrosis. Pancreatic fibrosis... Read more →


TSA Increases Civil Penalties for Violations of Biden Administration's Face Mask Requirement

WASHINGTON - Today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and other public transportation. The federal mask mandate for transportation, which was implemented by TSA on February 2, 2021, will remain in effect until January 18, 2022. The new range of penalties, which take effect Friday, September 10, 2021, will be $500-$1000 for first offenders and $1000-$3000 for second offenders. “Wearing... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey Hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s (AHA/ASA) Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Jefferson Stratford Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital each earned the Gold Plus award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Before hospital discharge, patients should also receive education and have a follow-up visit scheduled, as well... Read more →


Elmira College Recognizes Annual Key Award Recipients

ELMIRA, NY (08/26/2021)-- Elmira College recently announced this year's recipients of its annual Key Award. This year's award was given to 790 students in 14 states. A tradition that goes back to 1935, the Key Award is presented to outstanding students in their junior year of high school or preparatory school. Recepients included: Emily Coleman of Westville, NJ Samuel Kitchin of National Park, NJ "This award is given to students with the potential to excel academically, serve as leaders, and go on to enjoy success in life," said Charles Lindsay, president of Elmira College. "We hope they will choose to... Read more →


Virtua Health Recognized by Forbes’ 

as One of America’s Best Employers for 2021 Virtua Health has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes, a global business publication known for its trusted journalism. Virtua, southern New Jersey’s largest health system, is also one of only five health care systems in New Jersey to be included on Forbes’ list for the second year in a row. “In a time of so many challenges and unprecedented change, to see Virtua's culture and commitment to being “Here for Good” resonating through the endorsement of our colleagues is very rewarding and uplifting,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE,... Read more →


Wotofo Profile Squonk Mod Review - An Ideal Choice For Squonk Vaping

The Wotofo Profile Squonk Mod comes to the market with the 80W squonk mod that can be transformed into the non-squonker. In the non-squonker mode, it will be able to output 200w of max power. All solid and click buttons are well-placed to the Mod. This vape mod comes with an ergonomic design and comfortable grip. This Profile Squonk Mod is easy to use. In single battery mode, it is considered to be a squonk mod, whereas, in dual battery mode, this is in a regular high wattage mod. This Mod has an easy-to-use interface and comes with six themed... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three Jefferson Health - New Jersey Department of Nursing employees have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. They were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson Health - New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree; the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to earn a Master’s... Read more →


Delaware State Parks to Reduce Lifeguard Hours at Some Swimming Beaches

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reduce the lifeguarding hours at two of its Delaware State Parks ocean swimming beaches starting next week. From Monday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Sept. 3, Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road beach will be unguarded during the week, but will remain guarded on weekends. From Monday, Aug. 30 through Friday, Sept. 3, Fenwick Island State Park’s Fenwick Lot will be unguarded during the week, but will remain guarded on the weekends. Those looking to swim at Delaware State Parks are encouraged to utilize guarded beaches, including the main beach at... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurse Samantha Funk Receives DAISY Award

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital nurse Samantha Funk, RN, was recently honored with a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. A two-year employee of Jefferson Health, Gloucester City resident Funk, shown here, left, with Jefferson Health New Jersey VP & Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, was praised for her clinical expertise, compassionate care and high level of professionalism. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues. DAISY Award winners are chosen following a review of nominations by Jefferson’s Clinical Recognition Committee in New Jersey. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established in memory... Read more →


Kevin Seta Wins Jefferson Health ‘Living Our Values Award’

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Director of Public Safety Kevin Seta was recently named a recipient of the organization’s Living Our Values Award, which recognizes those who demonstrate Jefferson’s values and behaviors. A former member of the Cherry Hill Police Department, Kevin has brought his extensive security, emergency management, and safety program experience to Jefferson with a service-minded, people-first approach. Since the start of the pandemic, Kevin has taken on added responsibilities as a member of the Jefferson Health – New Jersey Incident Command team. He was instrumental in collecting important data to submit to the state — including the... Read more →


PEYTON AND ME (XII) Good News and Bad in Biopsy Report

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Peyton loves taking a ride in the van GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 17, 2021)--Monday night we headed to Dr. Ed Sheehan's Veterinary Clinic in Fairview to have Peyton's remaining stitches and staples removed. As you can imagine Peyton was very happy to get those annoying things out of her rear hip as was Connie and I. With the stitches gone so is the E collar. What made us even happier was the news that Peyton and me can get back to our daily two-mile walk. The results of her biopsy were also released last... Read more →


Why is microdermabrasion beneficial for your skin? 

image courtesy of unsplash.com Aging can cause plenty of undesirable problems, including loose skin, a drab appearance, and more. If you are also experiencing similar issues, microdermabrasion treatment is the best solution for you You can opt for skin expert Dr. Haruko Okada for a session to refresh your dull and aging skin through effective and safe microdermabrasion treatment. Below are a few benefits why a microdermabrasion treatment is the best thing for aging and dull skin! Before you decide, it is essential to know the procedure and the process required for refreshing your look. Microdermabrasion treatments remove the first... Read more →


Useful advice to manage your weed budget

image unsplash.com Weed is undoubtedly expensive. The prices of weed can vary in different places depending on the demand and supply of the same. If you purchase weeds for single-use, then the cost will not be high, but if you are willing to buy it frequently, weekly, or monthly, the price will be an essential factor. And if you are consuming weeds regularly, it will be better if you find some pocket-friendly ways. Sometimes for the dedicated lovers of marijuana, maintaining their wallet can become complex, so in this manual, you will get to know some tips on saving some... Read more →


Highly Tech subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border

Sophisticated subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border Sophisticated subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border Sophisticated subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents ,working with Mexican authorities on Monday, discovered a 183-foot long subterranean tunnel in Mexicali, Baja California, near the international border. HSI special agents and Mexican authorities discovered the tunnel inside of a residence near the international border and determined that a drug trafficking organization (DTO) dug the approximate 4-foot by 3-foot tunnel nearly 22 feet beneath the ground. The tunnel, which has an entrance... Read more →


Jefferson Health - New Jersey Celebrates 1st Graduating Class of Vizient/AACN Nurse Residents

Twelve new-to-practice nurses became the first graduates of Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program™ on August 4, 2021. Jefferson partnered with Vizient™ - the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company – and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to create the 12-month Nurse Residency program that focuses on leadership, professional development, and quality and safety of patient care through nursing excellence. “Program participants benefit from multiple mentors to guide them in their transition from novice to proficient nurse,” said Jefferson Health – New Jersey Program Coordinator Leslie Beck, MSN, RN, NPD-BC. “Being part of a... 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 →


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 →