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Dental implants are as good as your natural teeth

(CNBNews)(January 15, 2021)--Despite improvements in dental care and more consciousness among people about the importance of maintaining good oral health, there is yet no way discovered to prevent tooth loss. Millions of people suffer tooth loss due to decay and periodontal diseases or accidents and injury. Since leaving gaps in the... Read more →

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

Jefferson President & COO Brian Sweeney addressed the onlookers at the launch of the new Camden County vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood. On Wednesday, January 13, The Camden County Board of Commissioners opened its new COVID-19 vaccination site at Camden County College in Blackwood with Jefferson Health –... Read more →

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

The Comprehensive Breast Center, located at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township, recently welcome two new breast surgeons to its team of physicians: Kristin Brill, MD, FACS, and Susanna M. Nazarian, MD, PhD, FACS. We spoke with Dr. Brill and Dr. Nazarian about their experiences in the medical field,... Read more →

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

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple), isolated from a patient sampleNIAID A Phase 2/3 clinical trial has begun to evaluate a combination investigational monoclonal antibody therapy for its safety and efficacy in people who have mild or moderate COVID-19. The two... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ’s Bariatric Surgery Program Earns Top Designation

as Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Bariatric Surgery designation as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to... Read more →

Several South Jersey ShopRites will Distribute Vaccines to Healthcare Workers

January 04, 2021 ShopRite announced today that 39 select pharmacies in New Jersey are set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers as part of its partnership with the state of New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... Read more →

New Jersey's Slow Rollout of Virus Vaccine Criticized

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said more than 100,000 New Jersey health care workers and long-term care residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, raising questions as to why the number is so low when the state received 400,000 vaccines.... Read more →

New Patient Pavilion Opens at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

A new Patient Pavilion with all-private rooms has opened at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, the last phase of a five-year, $250 million-plus campus revitalization project. “This marks a new era for our health system and our Cherry Hill Hospital,” said Jefferson Health - New Jersey President Brian Sweeney. “It elevates the... Read more →

New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4

A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation, this practice will provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ patients to seek inclusive, multidisciplinary care. While focused on... Read more →

Jefferson NJ Opens New LGBTQ+ Affirming Medical Practice on January 4th

New Jefferson Health LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice Opens in Haddonfield on January 4 Haddonfield, NJ, December 28, 2020 – A new medical practice – Jefferson Health Haddonfield Primary & Specialty Care (A LGBTQ+ Affirming Practice) – will begin seeing patients on Monday, January 4. Easily accessible by both car and public transportation,... Read more →


The news that the state didn't meet a federal COVID vaccine deadline sparked outrage this week, including former Gov. Chris Christie. New York and Connecticut began vaccinating long-term care residents on Monday. Health department commissioner Judy Persichilli said the state missed the deadline because some facilities — group homes, HUD senior... Read more →


We are proud to announce that our School of Osteopathic Medicine’s COVID-19 Vaccination Center is ready to join the national effort to vaccinate our front line health care providers. We expect to receive the vaccine in the coming week and then move quickly according to NJ Department of Health’s distribution guidelines.... Read more →

Understanding the Risks of Taking Belviq to Lose Weight

(December 21, 2020)--Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged the maker of popular weight management drug Belviq to pull the drug from the market due to a recently discovered cancer link. What Is Belviq Belviq (lorcaserin) is a prescription drug designed to help treat excess weight (>BMI 27)... Read more →


How will New Jersey distribute a COVID-19 vaccine? Is there a plan? New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines step-by-step to serve all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the state. Vaccination Phases Currently, vaccines are available to those who are in Category 1A which includes paid and... Read more →

Virtua Health Employees Received COVID-19 Vaccines on Friday

Virtua frontline health workers are among the first in N.J. and Philadelphia region to receive the new vaccine (MARLTON, NJ---December 18, 2020) Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest health system, began immunizing its frontline staff Friday with the new COVID-19 vaccine. The first teams to receive vaccines are those with the highest... Read more →

Turning Tragedy into Love: Local Woman Hosts ‘Christmas Surprise’

for ICU Staff at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital on Dec. 17 Ashley Kulikowski of Glassboro, NJ, knows first-hand the impact of COVID. Not only did the 23-year-old battle the disease herself, she also lost her beloved grandfather to the pandemic in October. “I know how awful it feels to have COVID,... Read more →

Benefits of an Email Signature 

(December 18, 2020)--An email signature is a great thing to add at the end of an email, as it can be used to benefit your marketing and day-to-day communications. Email signatures should be an important part of a brand's management strategy, however, too many people and employees are not using them,... Read more →

People 65 and Older High Risk of Developing Serious Complications for Flu

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This risk is due in part to changes in immune defenses with increasing age. While flu seasons vary in severity, during most seasons,... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s 3 NJ Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’

in Fall 2020 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 Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns Named ‘Woman of Achievement’ by Garden State Council of Boy Scouts

The Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America has recognized Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Senior VP & Chief Nursing Officer, Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as the 2020 Woman of Achievement for Camden County. Dr. Burns was one of seven women honored at the Women of Achievement event,... Read more →

Jefferson Health- NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou Appointed to Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Infection Control Officer Cindy Hou, DO, FACOI, FIDSA, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Sepsis Alliance. She previously had served as the first Infectious Diseases physician ever appointed to the national organization’s Advisory Board. “Dr. Hou is going to... Read more →

Why are people afraid of being alone?

(December 8, 2020)--Many things may cause a fear of being alone. Maybe you were abandoned before; for example, your partner broke up with you. So, being alone became associated with being unloved. Also, a fear of loneliness may be related to a lack of self-confidence. People who do not believe in... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s 3 Hospitals Recognized for Commitment to Caring for Older Patients

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey-based hospitals, have each maintained “Exemplar” status for their NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) program. The Jefferson Health Care Center, a Sewell, NJ, skilled nursing facility and sub-acute rehabilitation center, has also been recognized as a NICHE “Member. NICHE is the only international designation indicating... Read more →

Simple Ways to Change IP Address for Dummies

(December 4, 2020)--Modern life provides people with various opportunities. You can easily find any information you need, contact people that are currently in the other part of the world, study, and work without any limits. However, this way of life has its challenges, and it is necessary to be well-aware of... Read more →

Jefferson NJ Hospitals Each Receive Gold Award For Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Jefferson Health’s 3 New Jersey hospitals have been awarded the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) 2020 NJ Gold Antimicrobial Steward Award for their ongoing antimicrobial stewardship program. The award is presented by the Communicable Disease Service of the NJDOH. Jefferson Health – New Jersey is among an elite group of... Read more →

Delaware's Plastic Carryout Bag Ban Effective 1/1/21

Consumers and some businesses in Delaware will no longer be able to use or distribute single-use plastic carryout bags at the point-of-sale starting January 1. Plastic carryout bags are commonly used to take items home from convenience, grocery and other retail stores. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control... Read more →

Key Differences Between Absolute and Relative URLs

image courtesy of unsplash.com (December 1, 2020)--Novice webmasters and SEO optimizers are often confused by concepts of absolute and relative URLs. In this article, we will talk about these URL types, their differences, advantages, and disadvantages. What Is a Link? A link is a necessary tool by which a user or... Read more →

Trump Administration COVID-19 Vaccine Being Offered to Public at No Cost

Important information from Congressman Donald Norcross... I am pleased to inform you that through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), eligible Medicare recipients will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost as soon as it becomes available. The CMS is guaranteeing that all FDA approved COVID-19... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Nurses Receive 2020 3rd Quarter DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Care

Two Jefferson Health - New Jersey nurses — Jeong Kim, MBA, BSN, RN, PCCN, of Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Tower 2, and Melissa Slotterback, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, of the Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Emergency Department — have received third-quarter 2020 DAISY Awards for extraordinary care. Part of an international program,... Read more →

Registration Now Open for Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Annual Cancer Center ‘Tree of Lights’ Event to be held Virtually on December 2nd

The 11th annual Tree of Lights event – which gives area residents the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer – will be held virtually this year at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on December 2nd. Registration for the free... Read more →

Philadelphia Catholic Schools Will Comply with Health Department Directive

PHILADELPHIA PA (Nov. 17, 2020)--The Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced Monday the new COVID-19 related restrictions some of which impact schools located in the City of Philadelphia. Based on these guidelines all high schools in the City of Philadelphia have been directed to shift to a fully virtual instructional... Read more →

Los Angeles-Area Man Admits Role in Scheme Arranging Fraudulent ‘Green Card’ Marriages

LOS ANGELES – A San Gabriel Valley man pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge and admitted that he helped orchestrate a scheme in which Chinese nationals paid up to $60,000 to enter into sham marriages with U.S. citizens in the hope of obtaining "green cards." This case is the... Read more →

Companies Warned to Stop Peddling Fake COVID Treatments and Cures

November 12, 2020 by Gloucestercitynews.net files Colleen Tressler Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC Here at the FTC, we’ve seen people pitching COVID treatments like gemstone bead bracelets, water filtration systems, indoor tanning with red light UV therapy, copper water bottles, high dose vitamin C IV drips, juices and supplements,... Read more →

The role of physiotherapy in solving joint discomforts

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 12, 2020)--Joints pains and arthritis are often associated with old age. However, it is not the case every time. When there is pain, it is a sign that your body requires help. It is not to do with age or any other factor. It is merely a physical condition that... Read more →

VIRTUA HEALTH News: A Heavy Smoker Takes Control of her Health

with Annual Screenings and by Quitting the Habit How a Smoking Habit Starts: When Diana Matthews entered high school as a freshman in 1977, there was a designated student smoking area called the smoking lab—just an ordinary lavatory that had been assigned by the school as a smoking area for students.... Read more →

Registration Now Open for Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Annual Cancer Center ‘Tree of Lights’ Event to be held Virtually December 2nd

The 11th annual Tree of Lights event – which gives area residents the opportunity to honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have battled cancer – will be held virtually this year at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township on December 2nd. Registration is now open... Read more →

Four Regional Leaders Named to Rand Institute Advisory Board at Rutgers University-Camden City

By Mike Sepanic Four regional leaders have been named to new roles within the advisory board for the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden. Michael Egenton, executive vice president of government relations for the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, has been elected as board chair, and... Read more →

Adam K. Veron identifies some companies that have grown because of the crisis

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 7, 2020)--The economic future seems uncertain as the business landscape in the US has changed drastically over the past few weeks due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. There is serious concern about mass layoffs and business closures. No one knows when the effects of the pandemic will settle, when the... Read more →

Marc Ravenscroft: Understanding the Differences Between COVID-19 and the Seasonal Flu

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 7, 2020)--There are many similarities between the flu and coronavirus symptoms. It can be easy for anyone to mistake one for the other. If it is the flu, you should treat symptoms as one normally would with the flu – rest, get lots of fluids, and call the doctor if... Read more →

Jonah Engler Focuses on Three Mindfulness Techniques for Adolescents as well as Teenagers

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 7, 2020)--Mindfulness activities are one of the practices that can calm the mind and relax the body. It is beneficial not just for the kids, but for people of all ages. Mindfulness activities focus on a balanced sleep cycle too. Mindful progression is crucial to understand oneself and the surroundings.... Read more →

General wellness during the pandemic phase – Useful tips by Dennis Begos

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 7, 2020)--2020 is almost coming to an end, but we are still in the pandemic phase! Even though ample time has passed by now, people across most nations are awaiting a vaccine or a correct cure. People are anticipating the second and third waves of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. And... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s NJ Wound Care Centers Raise Diabetes Awareness

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month in November, Jefferson Health’s Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy — with two locations in southern New Jersey — is participating in Healogics’ national education campaign about the importance of awareness, early intervention and specialized care for diabetes-related chronic wounds, such as... Read more →

Top 5 Nursing Scholarship Universities In The USA

(November 3, 2020)--If you are a nursing student and looking for scholarships, these are the top five universities that you should look for. Various government and non-profit organizations offer scholarships for nursing students; however, they don’t provide this money or support directly to the student. They use university or College as... Read more →

A COTA Family is Grateful for Their Daughter’s Cutting-Edge Islet Cell Transplant

November is American Diabetes Month: November 2, 2020 -- As the chill of November sets in many thoughts turn to holiday planning, Thanksgiving preparations and gratitude. November is also recognized as American Diabetes Month with World Diabetes Day being celebrated each year on November 14th. A Georgia transplant family whose lives... Read more →

Four Undeniable Benefits of Mp3 Converter Technology

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 2, 2020)--Who doesn’t love listening to Youtube songs? YouTube is, without any doubt, the biggest platform of videos of all genres. As the world is moving forward, more and more new YouTubers are stepping ahead with amazing content. Youtube has literally added colors to the lives of the people because... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Awards 4 Nursing Scholarships

CONGRATULATIONS (October 30, 2020)--Four 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... Read more →

This Is Ed’s Story—Everyone With ALS Counts

(NAPSI)—Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is still no known cure.... Read more →

Business Survival: How to Adapt to New Technologies

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 26, 2020)--Businesses of every size must update their technologies to compete with their rivals and drive productivity. While many large companies might have an extensive IT department and a big budget to quickly introduce new technologies and processes, smaller enterprises may need a little more assistance. If you want to... Read more →

What makes San Diego a tech hub for companies?

Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 25, 2020)--San Diego is among the country’s top tech hubs for companies. Its burgeoning tech scene has deep roots in data and analytics. Tech giants are building offices and creating tech jobs. In this article, we’ll discuss what makes San Diego a tech hub for companies. What was it like... Read more →

1 in 3 high school seniors who misused prescription opioids later used heroin

Nearly one-third of students who reported misusing prescription opioids as high school seniors between 1997 and 2000, but did not have a history of medical use, later used heroin by age 35, according to a University of Michigan study. The research also found that 21% of seniors in the same period,... Read more →