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Certified Therapy Dogs Visit Long-Term Care Residents at Jefferson Health Care Center

Long-term care residents at the Jefferson Health Care Center (JHCC) in Washington Township recently enjoyed a special visit from certified therapy dogs Cole and Cece — along with their owners, Chris Hannah and fiancée, Nicole Sapello. The visit, held in collaboration with Angelic Health, was part of the Team Cole Project’s annual summer "Kindness Tour" to area schools, hospice patients, and veterans' homes. South Jersey dogs Cole, five, and Cece, 15 months, are anything but your typical canines, as the pit bulls were both born deaf. Cole has learned some American Sign Language commands from Chris. The Team Cole Project began when Chris adopted Cole when he was a puppy: "I have a deaf nephew, who at the time was only nine," said Chris. "I immediately thought of him and the relationship they could have." Chris says his pit bulls Cole, Cece, and youngest canine sibling, Alice (also born deaf),... Read more →

Tips and Ideas to Help Family Members Dealing with Alzheimer and other Dementia

For many, this time of year is marked with holiday celebrations which are often filled with sharing, laughter and memories. But for a family impacted by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, the holidays can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. To help you navigate the holidays, we’ve compiled a list of tips and ideas for engaging with family and friends while lessening stress and creating moments of joy. Before the celebrations begin, be sure to register to participate in one of our education programs with December offerings that include the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, and more. We continue to offer virtual, in-person and on-demand options. And remember, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available to answer your questions, provide information or simply listen. You are never alone—during the holidays or ever. DECEMBER PROGRAMS Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors (virtual) Understanding Alzheimer’s... Read more →


Dorothy Philbin | CNBNewsnet Following up on last week's New Jersey Hospital Ratings article, here are the local hospital ratings and why they got the grade they got. Leapfrog*, the author of the study, does not say how two hospitals have the same problems but different ratings. The only conclusion is the number of incidents but that is an inference. Cooper Hospital - B. Problems were post-surgical infections and blood clots, unnecessary falls, and death from treatable complications. Jefferson (Cherry Hill) - A. Problems were objects left in the body after surgery, post-surgical infections, unnecessary falls, and death from treatable complications. Benefit was responsiveness. Jefferson (Stratford) - A. Problems were objects left in the body after surgery and death from treatable complications. Benefits were especially trained ER doctors and responsiveness. Jefferson (Washington Township) - A. Problems were objects left in the body after surgery, post-surgical infections, death from treatable complications... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Employee Earns BEE Award for Extraordinary Caregivers

Jefferson Health’s Kellie Lytle — an administrative assistant for Clinical Education/Professional Development/Life Support Education and Clinical Excellence — was recently honored with a Beyond Expectations of Excellence (BEE) Award for Extraordinary Caregivers. The Westampton, NJ, resident was nominated for displaying a positive attitude, treating others with respect, placing patients and families at the center of all she does, and promoting a positive patient experience. "Kellie is proactive and extremely attentive to the smallest details," wrote the award nominator. "She goes above and beyond to coordinate programs and education sessions, and to ensure our departments run smoothly. Kellie always makes us smile." BEE honorees — nominated by patients, visitors, nurses, physicians, and employees — are non-nursing employees who work side-by-side with clinical nurses to provide exemplary patient care and improve the patient experience. This award complements the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, bestowed on nurses who make a profound difference in... Read more →

Advantages of buying medicines in an online pharmacy

An online pharmacy is a system for searching and purchasing various medicines. Among several thousand items, you can choose not only medicines but also personal hygiene items, medical cosmetics, dietary supplements, goods for children, and special food. All goods have quality certificates, which are provided to the customer upon request. Distinctive features of an online pharmacy Online Pharmacy provides an opportunity to purchase not only popular but also rare medicines at an affordable cost. To make it easier to find the funds you need, just use special filters. Since various medicines are available in one place, it will take much less time to search for them. Among the advantages of an online pharmacy are also: bonus system and periodic promotions, which allows you to save money; seasonal discounts on the most popular drugs: antihistamines - in summer, colds - in winter; the possibility of booking the necessary medicines; cash or... Read more →

NJ Water Helps Pleasantville Create Municipal Water Story

Ewing, NJ — Today, Sustainable Jersey announced that the City of Pleasantville was selected to receive technical assistance, funded by New Jersey American Water, to complete its Municipal Water Story action. The completion of the Water Story action helps municipalities earn points toward certification with Sustainable Jersey. The Water Story action results in a holistic understanding of a community’s water infrastructure, water governance and water resources as well as the identification of local water issues. “At New Jersey American Water, our work extends beyond providing safe, clean and reliable water and wastewater services to our customers,” said Mark McDonough, President of New Jersey American Water. “This technical assistance opportunity will provide the City of Pleasantville’s Green Team and municipal staff the opportunity to create a Water Story that will advance their knowledge of the local water system, help them prioritize water challenges, and, ultimately, foster a better environment to live... Read more →

My Father's House IS HERE TO HELP YOU !

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNewsnet)The clinical staff at My Father’s House is a team of close-knit professionals providing comprehensive and individualized substance abuse and mental health treatment to residents of Camden County and the surrounding South Jersey areas. We strive to serve our consumers by instilling hope for sobriety, tools for change, and support where it is needed most. ​ We are dedicated to providing outpatient assessment, intervention, and treatment, including prevention and education, for the disease of addiction while facilitating spiritual recovery and personal growth for all adults and adolescents. WHO WE ARE A Shining Light My Father's House Inc. seeks to empower those struggling with addiction to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. Our medically informed holistic addiction treatment works for those struggling with addiction and their loved ones who struggle with the ripple effects. At our center, we’ve created a warm and nurturing environment in which patients are encouraged... Read more →


Investigating a “Complex and Grave Situation” by Katherine Eban, Vanity Fair, and Jeff Kao, ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Series: Coronavirus The U.S. Response to COVID-19 “A Secret Language of Chinese Officialdom” Toy Reid has always had a gift for languages — one that would carry him far from what he calls his “very blue-collar” roots in Greenville, South Carolina. In high school, Spanish came easily. At nearby Furman University, where he became the first person in his family to attend college, he studied Japanese. Then, “clueless but curious,” as he puts it, he channeled his fascination with the Dalai Lama into a master’s degree in East Asian philosophy and religion at Harvard. Along the way, he picked up Khmer, the national language of Cambodia, and achieved fluency in Chinese. But... Read more →

Jefferson Hospital Nurses Robyn Mahon, RN, and Hannah Schwarzmann, RN Receive a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Robyn Mahon, RN, and Hannah Schwarzmann, RN — who respectively work at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital (ICU) and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital (Medical-Surgical) — were each recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Also, Patient Care Technician Stephanie Streahle (Intermediate Care Unit, Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital) and Certified Medical Assistant Tyler Milane (Medical Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township) were also presented with BEE awards for excellence in supporting nursing care. Mahon (of Turnersville, NJ); Schwarzmann (of Lumberton, NJ); Streahle (of Sewell, NJ); and Milane (of Monroeville, NJ) were recognized for establishing connections with patients and families through trust and emotional support, having a commitment to safety that puts patients and their families at the center of care delivery, providing dignity and respect to everyone they serve and encounter, and more. DAISY and BEE honorees are nominated by patients, visitors, family members, nurses, physicians, and other... Read more →

Maressa Center for MS Wellness Program Dedicated at Special Event

The expansion and relocation of Maressa Center for MS Wellness at Jefferson Health – New Jersey was celebrated recently at a special event in Voorhees. The Maressa Center offers free comprehensive in-person and online sessions to enhance the quality of life for those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Funded by the Maressa family, the Center has offered unique experiences and education since 2019 for people living with MS and their care partners. The Center recently relocated to Voorhees from Cherry Hill, and a special dedication event was held. The Maressa Center for MS Wellness aims to help those with MS increase mobility, improve mental health, and reduce pain through services that include acupuncture, art therapy, cooking demos, informational lectures, and massages. Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s specially trained clinicians and our guest speakers foster a caring, supportive and inclusive atmosphere that encourages participation. The Maressa Center for MS Wellness is... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Prepare for Fall Allergy Season

(NAPSI)—More than 50 million* Americans suffer from allergies each year and for many of them, there are some added anxieties. For example, many people don’t realize allergies can be deadly. Or that eating local honey, living in a dry climate or avoiding cut flowers won’t cure allergies or prevent an allergic reaction. And these days, there’s often the question: Is it allergies or is it COVID-19? Fortunately, there are tests doctors can perform that can help them make that distinction. Here are a few facts that can help you, too. What To Look For Allergy symptoms can include: • Watery Eyes • Congestion • Runny Nose • Itchy Eyes • Vomiting and/or stomach cramps • Wheezing • Shortness of breath • Dizziness or feeling faint • Pale or blue skin • Weak pulse • Hives • Repeated cough • Tight, hoarse throat, trouble swallowing, swollen tongue What is an Allergy?... Read more →

 New Molecular Virology Laboratory at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Opens

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Molecular Virology Laboratory. Established through a $4.7 million pandemic preparedness grant from the NJ Department of Health, the new laboratory will provide PCR-based testing for SARS-CoV-2, as well as other common viruses, using an instrument capable of performing more than 3,000 tests in 24 hours. Working in collaboration with the Jefferson Health Genomic Laboratory in Philadelphia, the new lab also has the capability to develop new PCR tests for both known and emerging pathogens, and will help with community preparedness for any future pandemics. Guests at a special open house event Thursday were able to tour the new facility. Shown here, left to right: Lisa Dutterer, VP of Operations at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital; Judith M. Persichilli, NJ Commissioner of Health; Dr. Zi-Xuan Wang, Jefferson Cherry Hill Molecular Virology Lab Project Director; Cherry Hill Mayor Susan Shin Angulo; and Louis D.... Read more →

The Penn Medicine | Virtua Health First Proton Therapy Center Opening in Voorhees

Fewer than 50 in the United States. (VOORHEES, NJ)….Two renowned health systems are bringing the most advanced form of radiation treatment to cancer patients in South Jersey with the creation of the Penn Medicine |Virtua Health Proton Therapy Center in Voorhees, N.J. The $45 million facility will be the first proton therapy center in South Jersey and among fewer than 50 in the United States. On the Virtua Voorhees Hospital campus, this suburban site will provide local patients the added convenience of being nearer to home and loved ones while undergoing treatment and recovery. The technology can seem like science fiction – involving the acceleration of sub-atomic, cancer-eliminating particles to about 450 million miles per hour. In reality, though, this leading-edge facility will bring a new pathway to care to people with cancer from across the region. “Proton therapy offers new hope for people with complex or recurring cancers, and... Read more →

How to Use YouTube Community Tab

YouTube is the second largest social media platform. It has around 2.6 b users which is what makes it such a profitable platform to market your products and services. With its large user base, YouTube has many features that enable content creators to stand out from their competition. One example is the community tab. The community tab is a separate part of your channel. It allows you to interact with your subscribers in a more casual way beyond the video setting. It works like any other social media platform wherein, you can post updates or pictures or gifs, ask and reply to questions, conduct polls, etc. This tab also allows the subscribers to like, dislike, and share your posts. As the name suggests, it literally creates a community among your followers. This creates a sense of belonging among them and further strengthens your following and credibility. So, how do you... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Gut Health is Vital

A healthy gut is vital for so many reasons. Here are tips to improve yours. HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 28, 2022 – Gut health has indeed skyrocketed to the top of health and wellness concerns, but if it didn’t happen on social, then it didn’t happen, right? Well, it has happened on social. Enter the latest trending hashtag on TikTok: #Guttok. More than a billion posts on this platform highlight gut (a.k.a. the gastrointestinal tract) problems and potential solutions. Rather than wade through all those posts, here are some insights and valuable tips from Nutrishop, a national retail nutrition franchise specializing in dietary and nutritional supplements, vitamins, and wellness. First, it’s important to know that the bacteria in your gut play a huge role in your well-being. They are responsible for your digestive system and affect everything from metabolism and mood to brain function and the immune system. In fact, your... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: The Link between COVID-19 B Vaccination and the Increase in Menstrual Cycle Length

The large NIH-funded study included participants in North America and Europe. A large international study has confirmed the findings of a previous U.S. study that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day. The increase was not associated with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding). Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the new study included data from nearly 20,000 people from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and other parts of the world who received any of nine different vaccines. For most study participants, the increase resolved in the cycle following vaccination. The study’s principal investigator was Alison Edelman, M.D., M.P.H., of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. It appears in the BMJ Medicine. “These findings provide additional information for counseling women on what to expect after vaccination,” said Diana Bianchi, M.D.,... Read more →

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Share or Print this page Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or other dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don't ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn how you can help those affected by Alzheimer's. 1 Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's a typical age-related change?... Read more →

JOGO HEALTH of NJ will be at World Congress on Pain Set for Toronto

Bridgewater, NJ September 15, 2022 – JOGO Health Inc., a New Jersey-based, privately held digital therapeutics company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for chronic pain and neuromuscular (NM) conditions, today announced that it will present positive data on using its signature solution, JOGO-Gx, to treat patients with non-specific low back pain at the 19th World Congress on Pain held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto from September 19-25, 2022. Non-specific low back pain is one of the most common reasons Americans miss work or leave jobs entirely. A professional organization estimates 200 million US productivity hours are consequently lost every year and nearly 40 million workers suffer from non-specific low back pain. Addressing a reduced quality of life while lacking an understanding of treatment options, clinicians and patients are often tempted to rely on medication alone. Unlike most chronic pain studies relying on subjective numerical... Read more →


Don’t Let Flu Season Sneak Up On You Flu shots are available at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locations nationwide. (NAPSI)—Get the facts, not the flu. For many people, the start of fall means busier schedules and longer to-do lists, but you shouldn’t let your annual flu shot fall to the bottom of that list. What You Can Do About The Flu With flu season approaching and COVID-19 cases still prevalent, Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, offers the following tips to help you fight the flu this season: •Get your annual flu shot as soon as possible: Getting your flu vaccine is the best way to help prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting your vaccine early in the fall, ideally before the flu season begins. Not only can you help protect yourself from getting sick but you can help protect your family, friends and... Read more →

Patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer experience survival benefits with fruquintinib

Newswise — Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported study results showing that the targeted therapy fruquintinib significantly improved overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. Findings from the global FRESCO-2 trial were presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress 2022. The OS was 7.4 months with fruquintinib versus 4.8 months in the placebo arm, while the median PFS was 3.7 months with fruquintinib compared to 1.8 months in the placebo arm. These results represent a statistically significant improvement relative to controls. “Patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer have very limited treatment possibilities and poor outcomes,” said principal investigator Arvind Dasari, M.D., associate professor of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology. “These results are very encouraging and confirm that fruquintinib may be a novel treatment opportunity for patients who previously had no other options.” The randomized Phase III... Read more →

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Offering the Most Advanced Care

When it comes to fighting cancer, you want the best team by your side. Today, at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, you have access to the most advanced cancer care. Through our partnership with the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has taken cancer care in our region to a whole new level. Through this partnership, you have access to: MD Anderson’s proven treatment plans Specialized cancer expertise Access to clinical trials Collaboration by national and regional cancer specialists Customized treatment plans A full range of supportive care services Comprehensive cancer services within the partnership are available in Camden, Voorhees, and Willingboro. Our cancer specialists also see patients at additional locations throughout the Philadelphia-South Jersey area. Related Services Brain Tumor Program Breast Cancer Center Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program Cancer Care During Pregnancy Cancer Genetics Program Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Center Gynecologic Cancer Center Hematology... Read more →

Study Results of Bronchodilators Released

Bronchodilators don’t improve smoking-related respiratory symptoms in people without COPD image courtesy of Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators – long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe – do little to help people who do not have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but who do have respiratory symptoms and a history of smoking. COPD, a lung disease that obstructs the airways and leads to coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, affects about 15 million Americans. However, millions of others who smoke or used to smoke and have some symptoms of COPD have also been prescribed bronchodilators. “We’ve assumed these medications worked in patients who don’t meet lung function criteria for COPD, but we never checked,” said MeiLan K. Han, M.D., a principal investigator and first author of the study. “We now know these existing medications don’t work... Read more →

Beware of Ultra Violet Wands

If you use an ultraviolet wand to disinfect and kill germs — or are thinking about it — be aware that certain brands may produce unsafe radiation levels and should not be used. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication warning consumers that certain UV wands may cause injury to the skin, eyes, or both after a few seconds of use. The safety communication lists the brands that should not be used, details the FDA’s actions, and provides consumer recommendations. Read the safety communication issued July 20, 2022, Do Not Use Ultraviolent (UV) Wands That Give Off Unsafe Levels of Radiation: FDA Safety Communication About UVC Radiation, UV Wands, and FDA Testing Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation is a type of radiation. UV-C radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. The FDA tested samples of UV wands from multiple manufacturers that are marketing the wands... Read more →

$1.5 Million DOD Research Grant Awarded to Study ACL Injuries

Recovery from ACL Injuries Subject of $1.5 Million Department of Defense Research Grant The Lebanon Valley College (LVC) Lewis Human Performance Lab will partner with Penn State Health and Penn State Engineering to research ways to identify post-recovery injury risks using micro-Doppler radar technology. ANNVILLE, PA For the U.S. military, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) prevent service members from fulfilling crucial duties. Tearing and overstretching of the ACL causes significant knee pain with typical post-surgery recovery periods often exceeding nine months. Reinjury often occurs within two years post-surgery even after completion of rehabilitation. Physicians cannot always assess rehabilitation effectiveness because patients may develop compensatory body movements that can hide evidence of deficient recovery, thus increasing risk and perpetuating the reinjury cycle. Researchers from Penn State Health, Penn State Engineering, and LVC's Lewis Human Performance Lab want to change those adverse outcomes and believe radar can help. The research... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults reached all-time high in 2021

The NIH-supported study also found past-month vaping levels rebound after early pandemic drop. Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19 to 30 years old increased significantly in 2021 compared to five and 10 years ago, reaching historic highs in this age group since 1988, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) panel study. Rates of past-month nicotine vaping, which have been gradually increasing in young adults for the past four years, also continued their general upward trend in 2021, despite leveling off in 2020. Past-month marijuana vaping, which had significantly decreased in 2020, rebounded to pre-pandemic levels in 2021. Alcohol remains the most used substance among adults in the study, though past-year, past-month, and daily drinking have been decreasing over the past decade. Binge drinking (five or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks) rebounded in 2021 from a historic low... Read more →

Get Proactive with Your Mental Health - 5 Tips and Tricks

Katie Sandler, career development and impact coach, offers ways people can help keep their mental health in check FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – (July 26, 2022) –We live in a time when people are stressed out, easily irritated, over stimulated and overwhelmed. This can lead to problems with our mental health, such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. While most people know how important physical exercise is for their body's health, they are not as aware of what they can do to protect their mental health. Learning how to protect one's mental health can go a long way toward helping people navigate the ever-changing terrain they encounter and still come out feeling good. “Many people do things like exercise, eat healthier food, and go for routine check-ups to help protect their physical body, but they don’t do much beyond that to help protect their mental health,” explains Katie Sandler, personal... Read more →

Project SEARCH at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Wins Award

Project SEARCH at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital was recognized with an "Excellent Outcome Award" at the 15th annual Project SEARCH Conference in Baltimore, MD, on July 26. This is the fifth time the hospital has received this recognition for high employment outcomes. Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health partners include Jefferson, the Y.A.L.E. School, the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey. Interns at Jefferson train in a variety of hospital departments, including Health Information Management, Patient Transport, Pharmacy, Storeroom, Food Service, Maintenance, and Environmental Services. Jefferson has hired several interns upon completion of their Project SEARCH internships. There are now 681 Project SEARCH programs in 48 states and nine countries, including 15 programs in New Jersey. Read more →

Virtua Voorhees Hospital among the Top 10 in New Jersey

U.S. News & World Report (Marlton, NJ) … U.S. News & World Report has named Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to its 2022-23 rankings of the best performing hospitals in New Jersey and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Virtua Voorhees is tied for 6th best in New Jersey and tied for 12th best in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. (Data from nearby Virtua Marlton Hospital contributes to this ranking.) This is one of several recent honors for the Voorhees hospital. In early July, Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group included Virtua Voorhees on its inaugural list of Best Hospitals in America. In May, Newsweek named Virtua Voorhees as one of America’s best maternity hospitals. Also in May, a nursing unit within Virtua Voorhees received the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses’ PRISM Award, becoming the eighth Virtua team to earn that recognition. “I am incredibly proud to be part... Read more →

Hackensack University Medical Expands Organ Transplant Program to Central and Southern NJ

Hackensack, New Jersey, (July 19, 2022) The Organ Transplantation Division at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, one of only a few certified transplant centers in New Jersey, is bringing its world-class services to satellite locations in the central and southern regions of New Jersey. Consultations, testing and follow-up care of transplants are now available at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and JFK University Medical Center in Edison. “We are proud of our rapidly growing living donation program and innovative organ preservation techniques in the Division of Organ Transplantation at Hackensack University Medical Center. These key areas allow patients to have the shortest waiting times for a kidney transplant and the best outcomes in the state of New Jersey. Now with opening two satellite locations this will allow us to deliver outstanding outcomes and provide world-class care for patients closer to where they live and work,” said Michael... Read more →

‘I Support the Girls’ Donates Feminine Hygiene Products and Bras to Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital CAPU Patients

I Support the Girls (ISTG) –- an international nonprofit organization that donates feminine hygiene products, toiletries, and new and gently used bras to girls and women in need –- has established a partnership with the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU) at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, making its first delivery of items on July 19th. Founded in 2015 by Maryland resident Dana Marlowe, ISTG has grown around the country and the world through Affiliate Directors, who create donation programs in their local communities. Women and girls should never have to compromise on dignity -- whether they are homeless, refugees, in transitional housing, hospitalized, or fleeing domestic violence. “Collect locally, donate locally” is the driving methodology behind ISTG Affiliate Networks, which are supported by both businesses, and private individuals. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital is now the first healthcare organization locally to receive donations from I Support the Girls – Central/South New... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Hosts CCRCC 'Business After Hours’ Event

Jefferson Health – New Jersey recently hosted a “Business After Hours” networking event at its Cherry Hill hospital, in partnership with the Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce (CCRCC). Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital VP of Operations Lisa Dutterer; Associate Chief Medical Officer Jayci Knights, MD; and other leadership and healthcare providers shared valuable information on breast surgery, gastroenterology, the importance of not delaying medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. Shown, from left: Robert Weil, CCRCC Chairperson; Lisa Dutterer; Kristin Brill, MD, Enterprise Director of Breast Oncology; Jayci Knights, MD; Kristin Ferraro, CCRCC Brand Ambassador; Gastroenterologists Anthony Infantolino, MD, and Lucy Joo, DO; Jefferson Health – NJ President Brian Sweeney; and Lisa Morina, VP, Government and External Relations. Read more →

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in New Jersey Launches Community Outreach ‘COPE’ Program

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – New Jersey — with locations in Cherry Hill and Washington Township — has launched a new patient and community-centered outreach program, COPE. COPE — which stands for Community Outreach Partnership and Engagement — is a wide-reaching initiative aimed at supporting all people with a diagnosis of cancer and their families by partnering with the community to increase access to cancer-related education, cancer risk reduction services, as well as early detection and screening care. “As part of the nationally acclaimed Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, we have a very strong commitment to the communities we serve,” said Ana María López, MD, Professor and Chief of Cancer Services at Jefferson Health – New Jersey. “Along with caring for people with cancer, we plan to partner with the communities we serve to reduce cancer risk. The new COPE program is very outward-focused, as well as proactive, so we... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Hosts 11 Educators Taking Part in CCSNJ’s 'South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators'

Jefferson Health – New Jersey recently hosted 11 teachers of students in grades 5-12 from schools throughout the region, as part of the three-week South Jersey Summer Institute for Educators, established by the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) 30 years ago. The annual summer program helps regional educators visit area businesses and keep pace with changes in the business community — while also providing them with tools to better prepare the future workforce, their students. Since its inception, 638 teachers from dozens of South Jersey schools have “graduated” from the Institute, reaching more than 60,000 students with information they learned. At the event, Jefferson Health – New Jersey President Brian Sweeney spoke about the health system’s current state and future growth. Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital VP of Operations Lisa Dutterer presented on programs and services offered at the campus. Later, Jefferson Medical Group VP of Ambulatory Operations... Read more →

CNB Medical News: Pioneering TPIAT Transplant 1,200 Miles from Home

Allows College Dreams to Come True for a Young Thespian July 5, 2022 -- July is going to be a month of celebration and joy for COTA’s Rodivich Family of Southern Louisiana. It was 11 years ago this month when their son, then eight-year-old Seth, experienced his first case of acute pancreatitis. This summer, Seth is celebrating completing his first year of college … living life fully and mostly pain free thanks to a cutting-edge transplant he underwent nearly 1,200 miles from the family’s home. Seth Rodivich was born in 2003 to parents Jeana and Scott. He came into the world and was greeted by two older brothers, Trey and Tyler. Life was good, but busy, for this family of five. But in just a short matter of time the family’s ‘normal’ was turned upside down with Seth’s challenging and unanticipated diagnosis of chronic hereditary pancreatitis. When Mom Jeana looks... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey’s Heleema Jackson Honored at NJHA’s ‘Best at the Beach’ Event

Jefferson Health - New Jersey’s Heleema Jackson, MSN, RN, Director of Patient Flow Management Center, was recognized as an “Emerging Leader” at the New Jersey Hospital Association’s (NJHA) recent “Best at the Beach” event at Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. Jackson was among the healthcare leaders, policymakers, and community members celebrated at the beachfront celebration for their commitment to good health in the Garden State. Based at Jefferson Stratford Hospital, the Patient Flow Management Center increases patient throughput and efficiency at all three Jefferson Health – New Jersey hospitals — also including Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and Jefferson Washington Township Hospital. Jackson oversees a team of Patient Flow Nursing Supervisors and Patient Care Coordinators who achieve this goal through a complex and highly precise system of moving patients efficiently from their initial admission to their return home (or to another level of care) — 24 hours... Read more →

Six ways to get a frog out of your car

There are few things more unpleasant than finding a frog in your car. Frogs, as we all know, can be extremely slippery, and—we don't want to alarm you—but they tend to secrete sticky slime when startled. It's a lot of unpleasantness when you're just trying to get from point A to point B. Luckily for you, we've come up with a few suggestions for getting that pesky frog out of your car (and hopefully not onto your clothes). Tip 1 - Put on gloves and catch them with your hands. If you're up for the challenge, put on a pair of gloves and carefully catch the frog by grabbing it by its back legs. Then, gently place it outside! If you're worried about being bitten or stung by the frog, check to see if it has any bite marks or other signs of injury before handling it. And if you're... Read more →

Alzheimers Disease: The 10 Most Common Signs

Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same questions over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What's a typical age-related change? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later. 2 Challenges in planning or solving problems Some people living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. What's a typical age-related change? Making occasional errors when managing finances or... Read more →

Avaya 71200X Exam Preparation Tips with Sample Practice Questions

Gaining certification in Avaya 71200X will allow a candidate to work with some of the world's largest corporations. To develop in your profession, you must complete the Avaya Certified Implementation Specialist course. As a result, candidates are more eager to put their knowledge to use and accomplish more. In order to verify whether a candidate fulfills Avaya's competency criteria using industry-standard methodologies, the Avaya Aura Core Components Integration exam is tough and experienced. With this certification, candidates may showcase their potential to link and execute the core features of 71200X Exam Dumps, which is the goal of this credential. Attendees will learn about the latest technological advances and how to prepare for their career choices. In order to go up the career ladder, candidates need to earn their ACIS certification. Recommendations: The candidates have a basic understanding of SIP concepts, and the ability to understand the basics of Voice over... Read more →

13 Project SEARCH Interns Graduate from Work-Transition Program at Jefferson Health – NJ

Thirteen young adults received Project SEARCH graduation certificates at an outdoor ceremony, marking their participation in a longstanding work-transition program at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital and, for the first time, Jefferson Stratford Hospital. These Project SEARCH interns attended classes at both hospitals every day throughout the school year, working and learning alongside Jefferson Health's employees. Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been involved with Project SEARCH -– an international work-transition program for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities -- since 2016. Since its launch, 51 students from Cherry Hill’s Y.A.L.E. School have “graduated” from the Project SEARCH program at Jefferson Health – New Jersey hospitals. Nearly a third of the graduates have been employed by Jefferson. Others found employment with various businesses in the community. Project SEARCH interns at Jefferson work in a variety of departments that teach them job skills, including: Food Service, Patient Accounts, Storeroom, and... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ Hospitals Receive AHA/ASA Gold Plus Stroke Awards

Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals have each 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 as other care transition interventions. “The Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative has improved the quality of care and outcomes for our stroke patients, providing us the most up-to-date, research-based treatment guidelines,” said Cheryl Griffith, MSN, RN, Jefferson (NJ) Stroke Program Director. “Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and speeding recovery times.” Jefferson Cherry... Read more →

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Camden City N.J.-Wednesday, June 15, 2022, is observed as WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY. Elder abuse is defined as any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult, according to the Division of Aging Services New Jersey Department of Human Services. Each year, hundreds of thousands of older people are subject to elder abuse. Many of them are frail, and vulnerable, and rely on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers can be children, family members, trusted friends, or even professionals hired to provide care. Elder abuse can include Physical Abuse, Emotional or Psychological Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation. Here are Some Signs of How to Spot Elder Abuse from the New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor: The signs of elder abuse can be subtle. Any of the following can... Read more →

Food and Drug Report on the Baby Formula Crisis

In the coming weeks and months, you should see more infant formula on store shelves as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration helps to increase supply to address production and distribution issues. Some of the products will be new to the U.S. market, and therefore new to you. It is important to talk with your child’s health care provider for recommendations on changing feeding practices as you consider your options. The FDA and our government partners have created information resources to help you make decisions for feeding your baby until infant formula supplies return to normal. FDA and HHS Information Resources The FDA webpage, Infant Formula Information and Ongoing FDA Efforts to Increase Supply, includes information about the infant formula products allowed in the U.S., tips for preparing the formula, and the latest infant formula news from the FDA. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service webpage, Information... Read more →

My Up and Down Struggle with Depression

By John Driscoll EdD | CNBNews Exclusive image courtesy of Recently, I found myself volunteering to speak about the correlation between one’s physical health and mental health. I volunteered because of several reasons. First, I think of myself as a good guy, and I want to help people that are currently in a position that I have found myself in over the years. That position would be that of a person struggling with mental health while trying to move through life. I say move because sometimes the best you can do while struggling is to keep moving like treading water- you don’t really make progress, but you survive. Second, I wanted to prove to myself that, once again, I have progressed or moved in a forward direction. The greatest demonstration of achieving or mastering a new skill is to teach it to another person. So, every time I successfully... Read more →


DNREC, Division of Public Health Offer Tips About Ticks image courtesy of With spring heading into summer – prime time for ticks as well as for people getting outdoors – the DelawareDepartment of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has partnered with the Division of Public Health within the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services to educate the public about ticks, including where they are found, how to identify different types and what precautions to take before and after exposure to ticks, as well as information about tick-borne pathogens. “Summer in Delaware is a great time to be outdoors enjoying Delaware’s state parks, wildlife areas, trails, and waters,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “However, time-honored summer activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and even beachgoing and gardening can expose outdoor enthusiasts to unwanted guests – ticks. The good news is residents and visitors can take steps such as using... Read more →

Kratom: A Natural Herb with a Variety of Positive Properties

Kratom is a plant that is available in retail stores and online. It is utilized in supplements due to its therapeutic properties. John Hopkins Medicine researchers discovered that Kratom contains psychoactive chemicals similar to opioids. This can help treat anxiety, depression as well as depression, pain, and. These self-reporting studies haven't been confirmed by authorities such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That is why pharmaceutical companies are researching Kratom's potential as a substitute for opioids. According to the American Kratom Association (AKA), the most effective kratom capsules available online have been spotted by over 10 million in the U.S; according to the American Kratom Association (AKA). The leaves are used to make tea or used to make tea. Additionally, Kratom is used as an herbal supplement, with a very low risk of abuse compared to opioids. However, There are many Kratom products such as kratom shots, Kratom... Read more →

Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Cannabinoid HHC

Hemp has been utilized for centuries to make a variety of products. The most popular use of hemp is to produce CBD oil. However, hemp-derived CBD HHC is becoming more widely known, and many people don't know its benefits and how it works. What exactly is it? Hemp cannabinoid HHC is an organic compound found within the plant hemp. It is one of more than 100 cannabinoids discovered in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are substances that interact with the body's system of endocannabinoids. The body's endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining balance or equilibrium. Hemp cannabinoid HHC is thought to strengthen the endocannabinoid process. You can buy hhc bulk products that provide various benefits. Wholesale buying of HHC: If you're interested in purchasing hemp cannabinoid HHC in bulk, it is important to know certain points. The first is that the potency and quality of hemp cannabinoid HHC may differ based... Read more →

Jefferson Health – New Jersey Awarded $574,503 Grant to Expand Education and Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Jefferson Health – New Jersey has been awarded a $574,503 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health to establish an outreach program to provide education, as well as COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, to a wide array of community members in southern New Jersey. The grant awarded to Jefferson Health – New Jersey will be used to fund and train a team of social workers and community health workers to connect with various segments of the population throughout Camden and Gloucester counties, and provide education and needed vaccinations. Although New Jersey has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the nation, there are still communities and subpopulations where rates remain under 70%. In addition, only 53.2% of residents of Gloucester County and 50.4% of residents of Camden County have received a booster shot. The Grant will fund education and vaccinations for more than a dozen communities in Camden and... Read more →

Sanderson Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Children of Two Jefferson Health – New Jersey Employees

Two children of Jefferson Health – New Jersey employees have been named recipients of the Annual Sanderson Memorial Scholarship. Two $2,500 scholarships are given to two eligible dependent children of regular full- or part-time associates with at least one year of service. The scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Sanderson, an original Board Member of then-Kennedy Health. Sanderson generously bestowed funds to promote the continuation of health education among promising young students. The scholarship winners are: Kassidy Farnum, of Medford, NJ, daughter of Colleen Farnum, Nurse Director of Surgical Services at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital. Kassidy will graduate from Shawnee High School in June, and will attend The College of New Jersey, majoring in computer science and mathematics. Kassidy is part of her high school Jazz Ensemble and was Brass Captain of the Marching Band. She won the Overall Best Musician Award and Outstanding Soloist Award and is also... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Clinicians Receive Bereavement Training from Regional Nonprofit ‘Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Support’

Several Jefferson Health clinicians recently completed a six-week online perinatal bereavement training program, offered at no cost by South Jersey/Philadelphia based nonprofit, Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support. Jefferson Health – New Jersey was lead sponsor of the organizations 2021 “Wave of Light” ceremony held at Cooper River Park. There, Jefferson was presented with two Cuddle Cots –- aimed at providing solace for parents who experience infant loss in a hospital setting –- as well as access to Three Little Birds bereavement training. The online training program included a wealth of research, along with topical videos to address the multi-faceted grief associated with perinatal loss. This includes an overview of local and national statistics, patient perspectives, resources, and how to effectively communicate and advocate for families. The program also included a review of six different scenarios that incorporated diversity and communication tools to effectively support families. For more... Read more →

Risks with Dry Eye: What You Should Know

Not many people know that dry eyes syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions that affect people worldwide. Dry eyes happen when your eyes don't produce enough good-quality tears to lubricate them properly. This leads to an uncomfortable feeling that people usually attribute to their allergies. The eyes become irritated, feel gritty and itchy, and there are times when they become light-sensitive and blurry. However, if left unchecked dry eyes can cause long-term problems, and in rare cases, it can even cause blindness. If your optometrist diagnoses that you have dry eyes syndrome, there's no reason to fret as several treatments and procedures are available to alleviate your condition. Most of them are non-invasive, and among the best and most effective that doctors can suggest is the light therapy solution for dry eye syndrome. This solution is a breakthrough in medical technology as it makes the treatment as... Read more →

NIH-Funded Study: Depression, loneliness associated with increased hospitalization risk after COVID-19

People who reported in a survey that they felt worried, depressed or lonely had a greater chance of being hospitalized after a COVID-19 diagnosis, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, which analyzed survey data from more than 54,000 female nurses and their offspring, was conducted by Andrea L. Roberts, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. It appears in Psychological Medicine. Between April 2020 and April 2021, slightly more than 3,600 study participants tested positive for SAR-CoV-2 infection. Those who reported chronic (long-term) depression before the pandemic were 72% more likely to be hospitalized after their diagnosis for COVID-19. Those who scored high on likely indicators of depression (probable depression) when they began the study were 81% more likely to be hospitalized than those who did not. Being very worried about COVID-19 was associated with a 79% increase... Read more →