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New compound helps find early signs of liver damage

Novel collagen-targeted protein MRI contrast agent enables non-invasive detection of early stage of liver fibrosis by MRI. Jenny J. Yang, Ph.D., Georgia State University A new compound that binds to, and enables MRI imaging of,... Read more →


Dementia spreads via connected brain networks

Brain maps allow individualized predictions of frontotemporal dementia progression Newswise — In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with... Read more →


Jagiellonian University Team Verifies New Comet Entering Our Solar System

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Contributor (Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 15, 2019)--A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. Comet-'Oumuamua-Illustration For decades, astronomers have... Read more →


Virtua surgeon earns exceptional credential in weight-loss medicine

Marlton, N.J.—A Virtua physician has earned an uncommon designation from a prestigious medical organization. Gaurav Sharma, MD, is one of only six N.J. surgeons—and among just 117 in the United States and Canada—to be named... Read more →


Rutgers Study: Chinese American Men who Smoke at Great Risk of Lung Cancer

Newswise — NEW BRUNSWICK (Oct. 11, 2019) –– Cigarette smoking has long been known to cause lung cancer, but older Chinese American men are at an even greater risk. That knowledge prompted researchers at Rutgers... Read more →


New Patient Tower at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital to be named in Honor of Board Member John Silvestri

The Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey announced today that the new patient tower under construction at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital will be named in honor of John P. Silvestri and his family, who have... Read more →


Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou Speaks at 4th Annual Jefferson Sepsis Symposium

Jefferson NJ Infection Control Officer Dr. Cindy Hou recently was among speakers at the 4th Annual Jefferson Sepsis Symposium, held at Thomas Jefferson University. In addition to being on the “Debates in Sepsis” panel discussion,... Read more →


A Mom's Story on the Dangers of Marijuana

BY LORI ROBERSON | MOMS STRONG Shane (photo, right) was my first-born son who grew into a handsome 6’4” young man. He always seemed larger than life and he had a big heart, infectious smile,... Read more →


DRPA Launches Multifaceted Initiative to Prevent Opioids Misuse and Abuse

“No Stigma. No Shame. Know the facts!” raises employee awareness about issues related to dependency and addiction Gloucestercitynews.net--CAMDEN CITY, NJ ((-!8-!9)--- In response to the opioid epidemic that has gripped our nation, today the Delaware... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s Wound Care Center in Washington Township Recognized with National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered on September 19th to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to our Center for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Upcoming Fall and Winter Wellness Events

Jefferson Health to Host Fitness Classes in Stratford, NJ Jefferson Health offers a wide variety of fitness classes, and this fall, all community members are invited to get fit with basic yoga and resistance training... Read more →


Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s Christina Romano Receives Partnership in Philanthropy Award from OIA

Congratulations to Christina Romano, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital’s Director of Service Excellence and Guest Relations, who recently received the Partnership in Philanthropy Award from Jefferson’s enterprise-wide Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA). The Jefferson Health Foundation... Read more →


Jeffrey A. Dubnow Named Associate VP of Development for Jefferson Health New Jersey

The Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that Jeffrey A. Dubnow has been named Associate Vice President of Development for Jefferson Health in New Jersey. In this role, Dubnow will oversee all fundraising efforts... Read more →


Meet Brian Duffy - Real Men Wear Pink 2019 Representative

Brian Duffy, Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Director of Rehabilitation and 12-year employee, is one of South Jersey leaders representing this year’s American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink breast cancer awareness campaign. Learn more about... Read more →


Save the Date: Jefferson Health in New Jersey Hosts Weight-Loss Surgery Fashion Show at Cherry Hill Mall on Saturday, September 21st

Prepare to be amazed at Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Weight-Loss Surgery Fall Fashion Show, featuring bariatric success stories, at the Cherry Hill Mall (Grand Court between the Macy’s and Nordstrom wings) on Saturday, September, 21,... Read more →


Swallowable Device to Detect Pre-cancerous Barrett's Esophagus Receives FDA Clearance

Credit: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Investigators developed the test for early detection of Barrett’s esophagus that offers promise for preventing deaths from esophageal adenocarcinoma. The test involves a novel swallowable balloon device... Read more →


Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy may vary by Treatment Type

Credit: Getty Images/Casarsa Guru While there are several effective options for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, some may result in better cosmetic appearance after treatment, according to researchers. Gloucestercitynews.net--Newswise — HERSHEY, Pa. — While there are... Read more →


4 Signs You Need to Visit an Optometrist

Gloucestercitynews.net (August 4, 2019)---Keeping your eyes healthy is one of the most important things you can do. The easiest way to keep on top of your eye health is to regularly visit an optometrist. Its... Read more →


How Can I Promote My YOUTUBE Channel?

Gloucestercitynews.net (September 1, 2019)--YouTube is becoming more and more popular by the day. With 1.9 billion viewers using it every month, it provides lots of opportunities to reach a wide audience. Yet, getting people to... Read more →


HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Illnesses Associated with E-Cigarettes

Daily e-cigarette use may nearly double a person's risk of a heart attack (Harvard Health) (Gloucestercitynews.net)--As of August 27, 2019, health departments from 25 states have reported 215 possible cases of pulmonary illnesses from users... Read more →


Advisory on Marijuana’s Damaging Effects on the Developing Brain Released

Surgeon General Encourages Youth and Pregnant Women Not to Use Marijuana Today, Surgeon General Vice Adm. Jerome M. Adams, issued an advisory emphasizing the importance of protecting youth and pregnant women from the health risks... Read more →


WARNING! E-cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of... Read more →


Philadelphia's Sensory-Friendly Attractions & Performances

At more than 200 years old,The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America's Oldest natural history museum. Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philly Venues & Groups Offer Programming For People With... Read more →


Comfort Bags Donated to the Gynecologic Oncology Department at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – WT from Mothers Matter

Women who have had surgery or are about to begin chemotherapy or radiation treatments at SKCC – WT will now receive a “comfort bag” donated by Mothers Matter – the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation. These... Read more →


Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Camden City honored by statewide group

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association presented the facility with its New Good Neighbor Award Award-winning team: Virtua’s Debra Moran (center), VP of community-based services, displays the New Good Neighbor Award with (from left)... Read more →


Jefferson Health Hospitals Among Nation’s Best According to U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The specialty care provided at Jefferson Health hospitals ranks among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 annual Best Hospitals rankings. In the regional rankings, Jefferson Health New Jersey... Read more →


A Day to Celebrate: ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony for New $165 Million Patient Pavilion at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

On Tuesday, July 30, Jefferson Health employees, construction workers, Board members and elected officials gathered to sign the final beam for the Cherry Hill Patient Pavilion and watched it soar into the sky at this... Read more →


News & World Report names Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes among Best Hospitals

Virtua hospitals in Mount Holly & Willingboro also earn ‘high-performing’ designations in specific specialties Marlton, N.J. — Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the “Best Hospitals” for... Read more →


Kids Swim For Health, Raise Money For Shore Medical Center Auxiliary

mvitaleJuly 2019 Kids join to swim for health and raise money for the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center. (Courtesy Shore Medical Center) Local children participated in the annual Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health held... Read more →


New Jefferson Health ENT Practice Opens in Cherry Hill

A new ENT medical practice -- Jefferson Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery – is now open at the Jefferson Cherry Hill Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. The practice offers comprehensive ENT,... Read more →


Innovative Digital Platform NeuroFlow Informs Jefferson NJ OB/GYN of Patients’ Mental Wellness Between Visits

Bridging the gap between physical and mental health is becoming more and more important in the modern health care system. This rings especially true for OB/GYN providers, who often treat expectant and new mothers facing... Read more →


4 Things You Can Do to Prevent Ill-Health

(Gloucestercitynews.net)-(July 25, 2019)--You don’t want to make old-age difficult for yourself, do you? Of course you don’t, which is why you should be taking action now to ensure that you prevent future ill-health for yourself.... Read more →


Ways to Beat High Cholesterol Safely

(Gloucestercitynews.net)( July 23, 2019)--Thе term hіgh cholesterol rеfеrѕ tо a hіgh concentration оf сhоlеѕtеrоl, a fatty, greasy ѕubѕtаnсе аnd оthеr lіріdѕ (fаtѕ) іn thе blооdѕtrеаm. Thіѕ соndіtіоn іѕ a knоwn rіѕk fасtоr fоr heart dіѕеаѕе.... Read more →