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Two Free Online Events for Women offered by Virtua Health; Must Register in Advance

Celebrity moderator, health experts to provide fun and educational sessions that help women be well, get well, and stay well (Marlton, NJ….) Virtua Health is well-known for its women’s health services, including educational classes on everything from fitness to parenting. Now, during this time of social distancing, the South Jersey health system will continue empowering women through two new online workshops. The first of these free, live webinars, on May 27, will focus on emotional eating – and how to avoid it – while on... Read more →


Jefferson Health's #Seniors4Seniors2020 Social Media Campaign Connects Generations

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (May 18, 2020) — In a show of support for the Class of 2020, residents of the Jefferson Health Care Center – a long-term care facility in Gloucester County - have launched a #Seniors4Seniors2020 social media campaign to send congratulations to area graduates whose final semester of school was disrupted by COVID-19. “This inter-generational social media campaign is a morale-booster and reinforces that we are all in this together,” says Health Care Center Executive Director Gary Pizzichillo, adding that it has provided residents... Read more →


The Pandemic Has Resulted in Less People Using Medical Facilities, Say Virtual Clinicians

Physicians Express Concerns about “Medical Distancing” Virtua clinicians report lower patient volume for medical conditions other than COVID-19 (Marlton, NJ…) Since March, the concept of “social distancing” went from Gloucestercitynews.net graphics unheard-of to commonplace across the world. Now, medical staff at Virtua Health’s five hospitals and 280 other care locations are reporting “medical distancing,” meaning notable dips in patient volume for nearly all other medical conditions and treatments apart from the coronavirus. “This trend appears to be widespread, and it is certainly cause for concern.... Read more →


Opiod Addicts Who Visited the Emergency Room for an Overdose More Likely to Commit Suicide

NIH-funded study highlights importance of emergency department-based interventions for mitigating suicide risk. A new data analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health finds patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged and 18 times more likely to die by suicide relative to the general population. Additionally, in the year after emergency department discharge, patients who visited for a sedative/hypnotic overdose had overdose death rates 24 times... Read more →


Who Should Consider HGH Replacement

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 7, 2020)--It may be difficult for an adult individual to identify if they are in need of growth hormone replacement treatment. When the body of an adult individual does not make a sufficient amount of human growth hormone, they are considered to have a condition that is referred to as AGHD or acquired growth hormone deficiency. While levels of HGH do decline as an individual grows older, the effects should not significantly alter or compromise the quality of their everyday life. Reasons For Declining... Read more →


Freeholder Director Re: Longterm Care Facilities

CAMDEN CITY NJ --The statement below is by Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., regarding long-term care facilities in Camden County. “The Camden County Health Department has been working day and night combating the novel coronavirus through several different initiatives. Last week the department took over random inspections of our 56 long-term care facilities (LTCs) from the state of New Jersey in order to audit and inspect operations that have at least 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19. At this juncture we have completed several... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Three New Jersey Hospitals Nationally Recognized with ‘A’s’ in Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — each were awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements in providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety; the Safety Grade is a letter grade assigned to all general hospitals across the country and is updated every six months, assessing how well hospitals prevent medical errors and other harm... Read more →


Philadelphia Releases New COVID-19 Numbers

PHILADELPHIA (April 26, 2020)– The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced 237 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 12,566. The Department of Public Health again noted clusters of positive cases in congregate settings, including nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, and the Department of Prisons. Six additional inmates have tested positive. The current total of positive cases at correctional facilities is 75. The Department of Public Health confirmed six additional fatalities in Philadelphia. This... Read more →


Diet may help preserve cognitive function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function. Dietary factors also seem to play a role in slowing cognitive decline. Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, led the analysis of data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) and AREDS2. They published their results today in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the Journal... Read more →


Important Message From Lower Township Mayor Frank Sippel

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ (April 16, 2020)-- I wanted to reach out to everyone and thank you for your sacrifices along with practicing social distancing. We are all living in a world that is much different today. I do feel optimistic that the worst will soon be behind us, however, this is not the time to let our guard down. Our food banks in Lower Township are ready and able to assist those in need. We recently had a professional baseball player from the Philadelphia Phillies,... Read more →


Could CBD Gummies Be the Solution for Your Health Issues?

Gloucestercitynews.com (April 9, 2020)—Many of the most common health issues are treated using prescription drugs. While these medications often get the job done, they present a variety of health risks. Today’s opioid addiction crisis that’s spread throughout the United States is a prime example of how dangerous prescription medications can be. Because of these risks, people have long-sought a natural alternative to treating everyday issues such as pain, stress, and poor sleep. One all-natural option that has shown a lot of promise is cannabidiol, also... Read more →


State Testing for NJ's Graduating Seniors Waived

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com JOHN MOONEY | APRIL 8, 2020 | EDUCATION, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ But there are few other certainties as of yet, including how to reach students who have no access to technology for remote learning and how long lockdown will last TRENTON, NEW JERSEY (April 8, 2020)--New Jersey’s 2,500 public schools and 1.4 million students are... Read more →


New blood test can detect wide range of cancers, now available...

to at risk individuals in clinical study at Dana-Farber ● Test proved able to detect and indicate site of dozens of types of cancer with high accuracy according to recent study ● Dana-Farber joins multi-center trial to provide test results to patients for the first time Newswise — In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team... Read more →


New Cases of COVID-19 in Cape May County

Cape May Court House-(April 4, 2020)-- Cape May County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. New Jersey currently has 29,895 and 646 deaths. Today, in Cape May County a 56-year-old female, 56-year-old male, 59-year-old female, and 26-year-old male tested positive for Covid-19. MUNICIPALITY ACTIVE CASES RECOVERED AVALON 5 1 CAPE MAY CITY 1 2 CAPE MAY POINT 0 DENNIS TOWNSHIP 3 LOWER TOWNSHIP 11 3 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 5 3 NORTH WILDWOOD 2 1 OCEAN CITY 1 1 SEA ISLE CITY 0 1 STONE... Read more →


How to Renew Medical Assistant License?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 31, 2020)--The licensing of medical activities, that is, professional activities aimed at providing medical care is one of the urgent problems of healthcare today. As it is known, medical activity is an activity subjected to compulsory licensing. Compliance with this requirement is strictly regulated by the authority. In order to speed up and simplify the licensing process, we recommend those who wish to be licensed to apply online. It is just necessary to visit the website MedicalLicensing.com, which provides medical licensing services. Using the... Read more →


COVID-19 Cases in Cape May County Increase to 10

March 28, 2020 Cape May Court House- New Jersey has become the second leading state in the nation with 8,825 total COVID-19 cases and 108 deaths. Today, Cape May County’s total has increased by one case, a 12-year-old female who is recovering at her residence, bringing the county to a total of 10 cases . MUNICIPALITY NUMBER Covid 19 Cases AVALON 1 CAPE MAY CITY 2 CAPE MAY POINT 0 DENNIS TOWNSHIP 0 LOWER TOWNSHIP 1 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH WILDWOOD 0 OCEAN CITY 1... Read more →


Rutgers Medical School Research Team Participates in Groundbreaking Covid-19 Test

Newswise — Dr. David Alland, Director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute, which is within the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D), along with his colleagues Drs. Padmapriya Banada and Sukalyani Banik, have conducted the first evaluation of an innovative point-of-care test to detect COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS CoV2 coronavirus that has affected citizens around the world. Cepheid has received Emergency Use Authorization clearance of this test by the Food and Drug... Read more →


Transmission of Coronavirus on Diamond Princess Began before Quarantine Period

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(March 23, 2020)--The coronavirus-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess that was put on quarantine in Yokohama triggered international criticism directed at Japan for its alleged mishandling of the situation. The ship had docked alongside Daikoku Futo pier off Yokohama port in the late hours of Feb. 3, where Japanese officials immediately placed it on quarantine for 14 days. A number of passengers were already sick and had a fever. Samples were immediately taken from 273 people on Feb. 4, with priority given to symptomatic people and... Read more →


Knowledge is power: Get facts straight during Colorectal Awareness Month

Did you know that colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among American men and women combined? One out of every three people are not up-to-date with screenings. Sadly, 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening: in fact, getting screened routinely starting at age 45 or 50, at the latest — is the most effective way to reduce your risk. Abnormal growths, called polyps, can form in the colon or rectum. Through screenings, they can be removed... Read more →


Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2020 Gala Raises Nearly $900K for Planned Jefferson Pride Primary and Specialty Care Practice

Nearly 900 supporters of Jefferson Health New Jersey enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 24th annual Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey fundraising Gala, held at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The February 29th event — headlined by performances from Motown legends The Temptations and Four Tops — raised close to $900,000 to benefit the planned Jefferson Pride Primary & Specialty Care practice, set to open in Collingswood later this year. For more information, visit JeffersonHealth.org/JeffPrideNJ. Shown, from... Read more →


State of New Jersey Diverts Tax Dollars Allocated to 911 System Improvements

By Emily S. Moore | The Center Square A decade ago, a fee was placed on every New Jersey resident’s phone bill to be allocated to improving the state’s out-of-date 911 system. However, only 10 to 15 percent of those funds is used to upgrade the three state-operated 911 centers, John G. Donnadio, executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties, said in an interview with The Center Square. “The 197 or so the county and municipal 911 centers have not received any funding... Read more →


NIH Purchases of Aborted Fetal Parts for ‘Humanized Mice’ Testing

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it received 676 pages of records from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showing that the agency paid thousands of dollars to a California-based firm to purchase organs from aborted human fetuses to create “humanized mice” for HIV research. The records show that NIH paid at least $18,100 between December 2016 and August 2018 to Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for livers and thymuses from second trimester aborted fetuses. They include at least 26 such purchases from ABR by Dr.... Read more →


Topping Off Ceremony Held for $184M Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital reached a major milestone on Thursday, February 20th, as a “topping off” ceremony was held for its new $184 million patient tower, slated to open in summer 2021. Jefferson leadership and staff — including Dr. Stephen Klasko, President of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health — were in attendance, along with NJ state and local officials, as the final beam was lifted by a crane and put in place. The 7-floor, 243,500-square-foot tower, being named in honor of Jefferson... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hosts FREE Wellness Programs for Seniors Through May 2020

Join Jefferson Health experts for FREE community wellness programs for seniors through May: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - The Basics; Thursday, March 5, 2 p.m.; Kennedy Health & Wellness Center (405 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Suite 201, Sewell): COPD affects almost 15 million Americans. Learn what COPD is; how it affects the lungs; causes, signs and symptoms; and disease management. Weight Loss and Fiber – What’s the Connection?; Wednesday, March 18, 11 a.m., at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell):... Read more →


Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care offices celebrate “Patient Appreciation Day”

There was a sweet treat awaiting Jefferson Primary & Specialty Care patients in New Jersey on Valentine’s Day. Four of our medical practices – Marlton, Voorhees, Regulus (Turnersville) and Kingsway (Sewell) – celebrated "Patient Appreciation Day” as a well to thank patients for trusting us with their healthcare needs. The all-day events featured snacks, Jefferson “swag” and a chance to win a gift basket. Patients could also learn about the benefits of MyChart, which offers free, online access to their medical record, and allows patients... Read more →


Seasonal Flu More Dangerous Than COVID-19

Gloucester Township, NJ) – While Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in the headlines and a prime topic with medical professionals, the County Department of Health and Human Services says it currently poses little risk to residents in the United States. While the outbreak continues throughout the 22 impacted countries, the county health department is maintaining constant contact with health care providers in the region and state and federal agencies. The department is maintaining contact with local universities and other institutions to monitor and report any new developments.... Read more →


Think Vaping Is Safe?? Think again!!!

Get The Facts On The Dangers Of Vaping- The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Addiction, and Camden County College Human Services Program are sponsoring an informational event on the dangers of vaping on February 20, 2020 at 6pm at the Camden County College Connector Buidling- Rm 105, 200 College Drive Blackwood NJ. Register online at:https://www.camdencounty.com/service/camden-county-college-series/ Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


EPA Says: No Need To ‘Warm Up’ Modern Vehicles In Cold Weather

CAR CARE COUNCIL BE CAR CARE AWARE (NAPSI)—When the weather is cold, many motorists wonder if they need to let their vehicle “warm up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without You may have to bundle up before you drive in cold weather but your modern car is ready to go, with no need to idle a while. excessive idling. The idea of idling before driving dates back to when cars were built with carburetors.... Read more →


Kratom for Pain Relief

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 13, 2020)--It is unfortunate that some of us have encountered accidents at some point in our lives. In some cases, we are blessed enough for the accident to not inflict any major injury. Sometimes, the injury is incessant enough to linger for longer than anyone would want it to be. Medications, too, seem to cease to credit unsplash.com provide any evident relief. One feels utterly hopeless when even medical science has nothing to offer for a problem so troublesome. But, nature has a... Read more →


How Do Chiropractors Relieve Pain From Injuries Or Accidents?

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 5, 2020)--Many people seek chiropractic care to relieve pain and aid recovery from falls, sports-related injuries, and injuries from car accidents. It’s popular as a component of a larger medical treatment plan to help people reduce their dependence on pain image unsplash.com medication and get back on their feet faster. Getting chiropractic treatment isn’t a substitute for any other medical treatment, although it can be very effective for pain management with acute injuries and for regaining flexibility. How It Works Trained chiropractors work... Read more →


Different Instagram Apps To Grow Your Followers:

Gloucestercitynews.net (February 4, 2020)--Instagram has become one of the best-known platforms in history, so it is also said, which is one of the most extraordinary applications today. Taking into account that the numbers never fail, this social network has reached more than 700 million active users. A study conducted by Social Media Marketing says that Instagram is the second most used network. image unsplash.com Also, it is called as a network where you get more customers since Instagram works with interactions and with the audience.... Read more →


NJ Dept. of Health Opens Novel Coronavirus Call Center

TRENTON, NJ (January 30, 2020)--The New Jersey Department of Health today announced the opening of a hotline (1-800-222-1222) for the public to ask questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. “Although the risk to the public remains low, we understand that residents have questions about this new virus,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said. “This hotline provides factual information to alleviate fear and dispel rumors.” The hotline is being operated by the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES), also known as the New Jersey Poison... Read more →


Cooper University Health Care First Hospital In the World to Use New Virtual Reality System for Stroke Rehabilitation

(Camden, NJ) Cooper University Health Care recently became the first hospital in the world to use a new virtual reality (VR) system for patient rehabilitation following a stroke, announced Tudor G. Jovin, MD, chief and chairman of the Cooper Neurological Institute, and internationally renowned neurologist and researcher. Prior to the commercial launch of The REAL™ Immersive System, a team of physicians and therapists at the Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) worked closely with California-based medical device producer, Penumbra, in the research and development phase for the... Read more →


Pennsylvania: Suicide Prevention Task Force Calls for Removing Stigma and Barriers to Care

HARRISBURG, PA (January 2020)--Governor Tom Wolf today announced the initial report of Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force based on the statewide listening sessions held throughout fall 2019. The work of the Suicide Prevention Task Force is a complement to the goals and strategies surrounding the governor’s Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative announced earlier this month and his Executive Order to protect vulnerable populations signed last year. “My administration is committed to developing a comprehensive suicide prevention plan that will save precious lives,... Read more →


Nursing, Its Career Options and Benefits

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 21, 2020)--Slipping into the shoes of a nurse is not an easy task, as many people say. Only those who have worked their brains out to earn this job will know the hardships. Once you get to the kernel of the profession and be molded to the routine life, the real intricacies start to unfold. Nursing, unlike any other profession, demands an immense passion for serving fellow beings. It is not just confined to the concept of service, but also has excellent options and... Read more →