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Staying Healthy in Stressful Times

You don’t have to let stress get you down. (NAPSI)—You may be feeling stressed during these challenging times, but stress can affect your physical and emotional health. Learn how to manage your stress so that you can stay healthy and cope with life’s challenges. What is stress? Stress is how your brain and body respond to a challenge. Any type of challenge—such as performance at work or school, a significant life change, or a traumatic event—can be stressful. Your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones. These hormones make your brain more alert, cause your muscles to tense, and increase... Read more →


A Breakdown of Data Breaches by State

PAUL BISCHOFF TECH WRITER, PRIVACY ADVOCATE AND VPN EXPERT COMPARITECH Data breaches are common in headlines these days, but they are not equally spread out in terms of location. Data breaches occur far more often in some US states than others, and the number of records lost or stolen varies as well. Data breaches are common in headlines these days, but they are not equally spread out in terms of location. Data breaches occur far more often in some US states than others, and the number of records lost or stolen varies as well. Puerto Rico is not included in... Read more →


Need Health Insurance? This is What to Look for in 2020

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 4, 2020)--Health insurance is an investment worth making and is now more affordable than ever. As policies are constantly changing, it makes sense to reassess your current plan in 2020. For those who don't have existing coverage, such as new retirees enrolling in Medicare, now is the time to explore your options. With a large range of insurance providers and policies available it can be hard to know whether or not you are getting a good deal. Before you apply for a new plan or modify an existing one, this is what you should be looking for in 2020:... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital

Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. 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 quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Knee Replacement surgery and Hip Replacement surgery.... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Ranked 9th in State

in U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” Ranking Jefferson Health New Jersey is ranked as the 9th-best hospital in New Jersey and the 11th-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in the just-released “Best Hospitals” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. 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 quality care. U.S. News & World Report also praised Jefferson New Jersey as “High Performing” in four specific clinical areas: Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive... Read more →


COVID-19 Testing 7 Days a Week at AFC Urgent Care

Come in today for your COVID-19 Test. These past few months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are all safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our employees, and our patients safe, healthy, and informed. COVID-19 TESTING available to everyone daily from 8am-5pm at all of our 4 locations. Please wear a mask Patients will need to wear a mask at all times in the center. Don’t have a mask? No problem! Call us ahead of time... Read more →


COVID-19 and Antibody Testing at AFC Urgent Care

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Jefferson Health in New Jersey Wins Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity Award

International Program Recognizes Jefferson’s Commitment to Provide Internship Opportunities to Young Adults with Disabilities Jefferson Health in New Jersey has been named the winner of an international Project SEARCH award in the category of Innovative Employment for its internship program for young adults with disabilities. This marked the second year for the Project SEARCH Spotlight on Model Fidelity awards. A total of three Spotlight Awards are given out each year in three different categories. The Spotlight on Innovative Employment, which Jefferson won, recognizes teams that develop quality jobs and rewarding careers that make use of the skills and experience participants... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Named New Jersey’s ‘Nicest Place’ in Reader’s Digest Contest

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital has been named New Jersey’s winner in the Reader’s Digest 50 Nicest Places in America 2020: United in Kindness contest. The story from New Jersey of how area resident JoAnn Kates’ decision to donate her $1,200 stimulus check to buy meals for hospital employees inspired Life Church of Williamstown – where she is a congregant and also works – to donate $1,000 more to also buy meals for hospital workers led to winning a Reader’s Digest contest on kindness. The article also mentions South Jersey-based Food4Staff, a nonprofit effort spearheaded by area resident John Chirico that... Read more →


DAISY Champion Award Presented to Jefferson Health NJ’s Roisin Welsh

Jefferson Health New Jersey Senior Magnet Data Analyst Roisin Welsh, MLS, shown right, was recently presented with the DAISY Champion Award. The DAISY Foundation™ defines a Champion as someone who has worked diligently to make the DAISY Award program meaningful for nurses and successful for an organization. Jefferson Health New Jersey partnered with the DAISY Foundation in 2015 to recognize its nursing staff for its positive impact on patients and families. Since then, more than 70 Jefferson New Jersey nurses have been honored with the DAISY Award. Welsh, a resident of West Berlin, NJ, has been instrumental in developing the... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Celebrates 3,000th da Vinci Robotic Surgery

It was time to celebrate a milestone Monday at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital: Dr. Roy Sandau – Chief of Surgery at Jefferson Health New Jersey – performed the 3,000th robotic surgical procedure at the hospital on July 3, 2020, using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Dr. Sandau, shown here with members of the hospital’s surgical team, has performed well over 800 cases using the da Vinci robot at the hospital, which first began offering robotic surgery in 2008. In 2016, Dr. Sandau was awarded the Distinguished Surgeon Award by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., creator of the da Vinci system. He performed... Read more →


Pink Roses Teal Magnolias: It's a Virtual Shopping Spree

It's a Virtual Shopping Spree Join us In the Fight Against Cancer June 30 - July 2 Cancer is relentless -- and so are we! When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping -- online! Support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by scrolling through our Virtual Boutique to select from a wide variety of clothing, gifts and jewelry from local retailers. Your purchase will raise funds to help women fight cancer -- and support South Jersey businesses who will donate a percentage of your purchase to the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at... Read more →


Adam K Veron: How much exercise is okay or too much for your wellbeing in a pandemic?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 29, 2020)--Schools, fitness studios, sports, and other social engagement places are indefinitely inaccessible due to the risk of contagion. Everyone is busy maintaining social distance to ensure their and their loved ones' safety. It is the need of the hour, as the Coronavirus proteins attack the healthy tissue when they come in contact with the lungs and spread quickly. Since the virus invades the respiratory system first through the nose, mouth, and lungs, it gets a passage to transmit to others when the infected people sneeze, cough, etc. For athletes, fitness freaks, and sports lovers, this situation can be... Read more →


Brian Sweeney Named President & Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Division

Brian Sweeney, RN, MBA, FACHE, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Health in New Jersey. A 23-year Jefferson Health veteran, Sweeney was appointed Interim President in early March, replacing the New Jersey division’s previous President, Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, who remains with the organization in an enterprise role. Since joining the New Jersey leadership team, Sweeney managed through many operational challenges surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, as South Jersey emerged as one of the early regional hotspots for the virus. Previously, he had most recently led daily hospital operations across all Thomas Jefferson University Hospital campuses in... Read more →


DEP Air Quality Alert Until Noon at Wednesday

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an air quality action day for the following counties... Camden...Eastern Monmouth...Mercer...Middlesex...Northwestern Burlington...Ocean...Southeastern Burlington...Western Monmouth. An Ozone Action Day has been declared! Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category along the I-95 corridor and central New Jersey with highest values concentrated in Central New Jersey due to sunny skies, westerly winds, and hot temperatures. Sensitive individuals including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the afternoon and early evening hours. An Air Quality Advisory means that... Read more →


Maple Shade Man Becomes First Jefferson Health NJ COVID-19 Survivor to Receive Convalescent Plasma Transfusion

COVID-19 patient and survivor Paul Beaulieu of Maple Shade, NJ, recently became the first Jefferson New Jersey recipient of convalescent plasma donated by a recovered COVID-19 patient. Part of a regulated research project, blood is collected at the Jefferson Blood Donation Center in Philadelphia from qualified, recovered Jefferson COVID-19 patients. The blood is then centrifuged, or “spun down,” to separate the plasma, which is thought to contain antibodies. The research hopes to prove that the antibodies help to aid in COVID patients’ recovery. Mr. Beaulieu, 65, said that what he assumed was a cold soon felt like there was a... Read more →


Cooper Hospital: Lend A Hand to Our Littlest Patients

How COVID-19 Has Affected Pediatrics COVID-19 has affected all areas of the hospital and we've had to change policies and procedures which have impacted the patient experience. For children, fear and anxiety can be heightened when they see a nurse or physician completely covered in PPE, unable to share a comforting smile. When children are hospitalized at Cooper, the Child Life Team provides physical and emotional support to our young patients. They prepare children for what to expect, provide distraction during medical procedures, and help children express their feelings through music, play and art. The Child Life Program often uses... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital ICU Nurse Linda McAllister Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Care

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse Linda McAllister, BSN, RN, shown right, was honored with a 2020 first quarter DAISY Award for compassionate and skillful care. Jefferson New Jersey Chief Nursing Officer Helene Burns, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, made the presentation to McAllister at the hospital on June 3. Part of an international program, DAISY honorees are nominated by patients, family members, and colleagues for demonstrating excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary compassionate care, and a high level of professionalism. A resident of Sewell, NJ, McAllister was nominated for her extraordinary care of a man who - when accompanying... Read more →


Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Receives Donation of SNOO Bassinet for Fussy Newborns

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Lynn Stites demonstrates how the SNOO bed is used to soothe fussy babies at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital Washington Township, NJ, June 3, 2020 – Jefferson Washington Township Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was the recent recipient of a specialized bassinet, called SNOO, aimed at soothing fussy babies. The South Jersey-based acute care hospital had previously purchased two SNOO beds –developed by renowned pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp - which had proven highly popular with the nursing staff, and highly successful in soothing newborns in the hospital’s NICU. The SNOO bassinet – a combination... Read more →


NJ Students Graduate from University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, PA (05/29/2020)-- University of the Sciences recognized graduates as part of the University's 199th Commencement celebration held virtually on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Nicholas Angelucci of Glassboro graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. Brooke Braddock of Marlton graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. Laura Ciapetta of Mount Laurel graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. Rebecca Cusato of Bellmawr graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science. Andrew He of Sicklerville graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health... Read more →


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 lockdown. The second session, on June 4, will address pelvic-floor disorders – which affect one... 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 with a feeling of connection to the younger generation, as well as to their families.... 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. We can understand that people may be avoiding health care settings and services for fear... 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 higher, and suicide rates nine times higher, than the general population. The findings, published in... 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 Hormone Levels In The Body Levels of hormones can decline in an individual's body due... Read more →