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Health Benefits of Taking a Hot Bath

Gloucestercitynews.net(January 12, 2020)—Whether we like it or not, stress and anxiety are here to stay. Although modern times cannot eradicate their ever-presence, there is a way to manage them. Taking a hot bath is an easy way to achieve relaxation. Ancient cultures believed in the healing powers of water, and you can replicate their ideas easily by having a hot bath. Freestanding baths are excellent options that make your warm bath comfortable. So fill your tub with warm water, bubble bath, and essential oils, and... Read more →


NIAAA Study: Alcohol-related deaths increasing in the United States

An analysis of U.S. death certificate data by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. The number of death certificates mentioning alcohol more than doubled from 35,914 in 1999 to 72,558 in 2017, the year in which alcohol played a role in 2.6% of all deaths in the United States. The increase in alcohol-related deaths is consistent with reports of... Read more →


PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

Editor's Note: Former Gloucester City Police Office John Driscoll shares his personal thoughts below about his battle with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. He included some suggestions on what he did to cope with these common problems. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed... Read more →


STUDY: Lifelong Female Exercisers Benefit from Better Muscle Function

Newswise — Rockville, Md. (January 7, 2020)—Exercising throughout a woman’s life may help preserve muscle power during the aging process, according to recent research. The study, the first to examine the effects of lifelong aerobic exercise on a woman’s muscles as she ages, is published in the Journal of Applied Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for January. Cultural shifts in the past 50 years surrounding the inclusion of women in professional and elite athletics have led to more women being physically active... Read more →


Evidence Linking ‘Vaping’ to Increased Odds Of Asthma And COPD

Newswise — Using data from a large federal government telephone survey of adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long demonstrated to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. The data, the researchers say, also suggest that odds of developing COPD may be as much as six times greater when people report they both vape and smoke tobacco regularly, compared with those who don’t... Read more →


Lady Lions Dedicated 2019-2020 Season

The Gloucester City Lady Lions hosted visiting Clearview in a battle of ladies basketball. But for those in attendance the pre-game ceremonies is what many came to witness. The Lady Lions family exhibited the true Gloucester City Spirit as they displayed a banner dedicating the 2019 - 2020 season to Frank Keith. Frank Keith, father of Lions center Emily suddenly passed away 2 days before their season opener was a fixture seated in the Lions bleacher as dedicated supporter of GHS. Frank's daughter Emily never... Read more →


Seeing the new Star Wars? Be careful what you wish for

Study surveyed people before and after they saw The Last Jedi Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – How much you enjoy the new Star Wars movie will depend a lot on your expectations going in, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 441 people before and after they saw the last episode in the popular franchise, Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, released in 2017. They wanted to see how audiences’ expectations affected their actual enjoyment of the movie. The findings suggest that it is probably best... Read more →


3 Most Useful Apps You Can Use From Anywhere

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 3, 2020)--The advent of the internet has turned the world into an interconnected mesh of network where it is becoming more and more easier to perform daily tasks in any part of the world without needing to be physically present. With each passing year, humans are relying on their computers and mobiles to do most tasks for them, and we have been incorporating certain apps and software in our daily lives so that we can do important work from anywhere. Just as communication has... Read more →


The Benefits of Earning an MSN Degree

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(December 30, 2019)--The profession of nursing is one of the most popular healthcare professions in the United States. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that there are 3.8 million licensed registered nurses (RNs) nationwide. Of that number, 84.5% are currently actively employed in nursing. Even so, there is a widely accepted consensus that there exists a very real shortage of nurses in the workforce. This fact might lend itself to being an explanation as to why more and more students are... Read more →


CHOP RESEARCHING HAND/ARM DISORDERS & TREATMENTS

PHILADELPHIA PA--Orthopedic clinicians at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are actively researching a range of hand and arm disorders and treatments. Orthopedic doctors regularly collaborate with The Center for Applied Genomics at CHOP, one of the world's largest genetics research programs and the only center at a pediatric hospital to have large-scale access to state-of-the-art throughput genotyping technology. Current hand and arm research includes: Long-term follow-up of gunshot wounds to the hand or upper extremity in children Pink pulseless hand (prospective study) Diagnostic utility of... Read more →


USDA Approves Plans for Domestic Production of Hemp by Louisiana, NJ, and Ohio and Three Indian Tribes

(December 28, 2019)--The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the first set of plans submitted by states and Indian tribes for the domestic production of hemp under the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. The plans were submitted by the states of Louisiana, New Jersey, and Ohio, and the Flandreau Santee Sioux, Santa Rosa Cahuilla, and La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian Tribes. image courtesy of https://www.agriculture.com/ The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) directed USDA to develop a regulatory oversight program for... Read more →


How to Use CBD oil for Better Sleep

Gloucestercitynews.net(December 28, 2019)--It might come as a surprise but according to certain reports, more than 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders. To put it the other way, a good lot of people are exhausted from personal and professional pressures of life, which often results in insomnia and other mental as well as emotional disorders. There are many medical treatments available for getting you better sleep but most people do not recommend taking any sleep disorder medicines due to their addictive effects. This would... Read more →


University of Washington: SAD lights push back depression during dark days

SAD is a subset of depression that can be marked by feeling blue and tired, craving carbs, and having less interest in socializing. Getty Images About ten percent of those who live in the Northwest suffer from SAD, according to UW Medicine experts. For Robert, * it was getting just too hard to get out of bed in the morning during the winter months. Finally, his partner, who lives near Skagway, Alaska, suggested using a seasonal affective disorder light, otherwise known as a SAD light,... Read more →


How to Choose High Quality CBD Oil 

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 28, 2019)--CBD industry is expected to grow by $ 1 billion in 2020. It is one of the top players in the health and wellness industry as well. This is no wonder because people across America have realized the therapeutic effects of CBD products. Even though the research on the health benefits of CBD is fancy, there are numerous cases of common people who have successfully improved their lives with daily dosage of CBD oil. Intrigued to try CBD oil to heal your... Read more →


'Nipple By Number' Device Helps Plastic Surgeons Perform 3D Nipple Tattoos

Newswise — December 26, 2019 – Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing this option means finding a tattoo artist with the skill to create these detailed tattoos. Now a new device called Nipple By Number® enables plastic surgeons to perform realistic-looking 3D nipple tattoos as an in-office procedure, reports a paper in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). "Nipple... Read more →


Find out what you need to figure out when decorating your walls with mosaic

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 25, 21019)--Mosaics are not the recent discovery, as you may know. Earlier their use was mostly confined to the floor decoration. But things started changing since the Paleochristian era when they made their appearance on the building walls for decorative purposes. The art may have disappeared from the trend for some time; however, nobody could resist its luxurious appeal and uniqueness. That’s why perhaps it has made a successful comeback both in commercial and residential projects. So, as a homeowner, if you want... Read more →


Alzheimer's study shows promise in protecting brain from tau

Researchers discover impact of MSUT2 gene and binding protein, offering others a starting point for new therapeutics. Newswise — In the wake of recent disappointments over clinical trials targeting amyloid plaque build-up in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are focusing more attention on misfolded tau protein, another culprit in brain diseases that cause dementia. New research published in Science Translational Medicine finds that targeting abnormal tau through the suppression of a gene called MSUT2 (mammalian suppressor of tauopathy 2) shows promise. Tau, like amyloid protein, is another... Read more →


Rutgers Study: Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug are Rising

Rutgers experts report dramatic increase in teen use and overdoses from benzodiazepine Newswise — The number of teens taking and overdosing from benzodiazepines, commonly prescribed anxiety medications, has risen dramatically over the past decade, according to a national study coauthored by Rutgers researchers. image courtesy of unsplash.com The study, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, found a 54 percent increase in cases involving children ages 12 to 18 that were reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers from 2000 to 2015. The researchers, from several institutions... Read more →


The Best CBD Gummies – Review and Buying Guide

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Dec. 10, 2019)--We, here at MarijuanaBreak, will stop at nothing to find the best CBD gummies out there. We recognize that there are a lot of great brands with top-quality products to choose from. However, in our opinion, the CBD gummies in this article represent the best CBD gummies available. What makes these CBD gummies great? Well, for starters, they are made by some of the most successful brands in the CBD industry. Also, they tick a lot of boxes when it comes to quality... Read more →


Your Guide to the Rise and Evolution of the Pot Store

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(December 9, 2019)--To say that marijuana has been booming into the avenues of business, politics, and the cultural zeitgeist would be an understatement. With the advent of more and more legalization across the United States and other countries, the humble pot store has gone from humble origins to big business interests. Where did it all start? Where does it all lead? The cannabis industry is riding high and we're here to follow its evolution. The Humble Beginnings Marijuana has long since been a common medicine... Read more →


Why Do You Need to Use Practice Tests to Explore Microsoft MS-200 Exam Topics?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Dec. 8, 2019)--MS-200 is one of the Microsoft recently introduced certification exams. It is designed for the messaging administrators who configure, troubleshoot, deploy, and monitor mail protection, recipients, permissions, public folders, and mail flow in both on-premises and Cloud environments. These professionals are responsible for managing messaging infrastructure, disaster recovery, hybrid configuration, hygiene, client access, migration, and high availability. The certified administrators work in partnership with the Microsoft 365 enterprise and security administrators to performa topology that will fulfill the requirements of an organization for... Read more →


The Top 6 Frequently Made Automation Mistakes and How to Solve Them

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 1, 2019)--Testing is a vital procedure in the development of products, software or hardware, separate components in order to find and eradicate errors, ensure that it’ll perform well and have good output. Test automation can also be described as a method of utilizing an automated testing tool to check, analyze and predict expected results to actual ones. It intends using software to automatically perform the most difficult testing jobs or carry out ones that may appear many times, usually more than once or... Read more →


5 Pieces of Essential Equipment for a New Dental Surgery 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 29, 2019)--A surgeon is only as good as their tools, and this also goes for a dentist. When opening, upgrading or launching a new dental surgery, it’s vital that you first have all the supplies you need to provide excellent care for your patients. Your skill and technique might be top of the class from all your training and qualifications, but if you don’t have the necessary tools to make use of those skills, they will all go to waste. Before you open your... Read more →


A Glimpse From The First Cannabis Café in America

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28, 2019)--Cannabis has been recognized for both its benefits and contributions to one’s society. With this, the usage of marijuana has extended into different sectors and services. Alongside this growth and development, the first-ever Cannabis Café in America has become available for service and open to the public. A weed café, similar to other cafeterias and shops, is a place that offers food and various marijuana products to consume. A guest can afford to order any food from their menu with several marijuana offerings.... Read more →


4 Amazing Technologies Improving Our Health Every Day

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 28,2019)--We’ve come a long way from leeches. The high-tech boom of the Information and Innovation Ages has melded with the healthy-living craze. Cutting-edge technologies help us live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Here are four amazing technologies for improving our health every day ... 1. Software as a Medical Device We get it—you already had to learn what SaaS means, but now you have to learn SaMD? Nevertheless, according to Orthogonal, “SaMD is proving to be a major disruptive force in the way healthcare... Read more →


How Long Do Resin Beads in a Water Softener Last?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 26, 2019)--Whether you have just purchased a water softener or still using the one you bought on your last shopping, one of your many worries include when to replace the resin bed. This leads to asking - how long do resin beads in a water softener last? Also, you inquire further about the kind of maintenance it requires, how they work, and which of these resin beads the best is for you. In this post, we'll provide answers to these questions and help you... Read more →


New Study at Temple Shows Extra Virgin Olive Oil Staves Off Multiple Forms of Dementia in Mice

(Philadelphia, PA) – Boosting brain function is key to staving off the effects of aging. And if there was one thing every person should consider doing right now to keep their brain young, it is to add extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to their diet, according to research by scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). EVOO is a superfood, rich in cell-protecting antioxidants and known for its multiple health benefits, including helping put the brakes on diseases linked to... Read more →


MD Anderson at Cooper Leading the Way in Pancreatic Cancer in SJ

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 21, 2019)--Pancreatic cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the second most common gastrointestinal cancer in the U.S. There are two types of pancreas cancer: pancreatic adenocarcinoma, which makes up more than 95% of all pancreatic cancers, and the rarer pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. The symptoms and treatments for neuroendocrine tumors are different than those of pancreatic adenocarcinomas. For this article we will focus on pancreatic adenocarcinoma. photo Jamin C Morrison, MD “There are several... Read more →


Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Hospitals Nationally Recognized

with ‘A’s’ in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Jefferson Health’s three New Jersey hospitals — located in Cherry Hill, Stratford and Washington Township — were each awarded an “A” in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Jefferson’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization — driven by employers and other purchasers of health care — committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Receives MAAPE Proficiency Award

CHERRY HILL, NJ (Nov. 22, 2019)--Jefferson Health in New Jersey (JHNJ) recently received a Proficiency Award from the nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE). The award is the next tier in JHNJ’s journey to achieve Baldrige Performance Excellence, after receiving MAAPE’s Commitment Award in 2017. JHNJ began its Baldrige journey in 2017 — under the leadership of Dr. David Condoluci, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer; Kathleen Victor, Corporate Director for Performance Improvement; and Abbey Driendl, Performance Excellence Specialist —... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey Using MyChart for Patient Medical Records

On September 28, Jefferson Health in New Jersey transitioned to a new patient portal called MyChart. The innovative, user-friendly platform will enhance the safety and security of the organization of medical records, as well as offer unique benefits to patients. MyChart allows patients to access real-time results, right at their fingertips, explains Brenda Gorman, oncology assistant at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Washington Township. “It’s one chart – everywhere you go,” said Gorman. “That’s what we are so excited about! All of the patient’s... Read more →


RESEARCH: Anal Cancer Rates /Mortality Rise Dramatically Among Americans

Newswise — Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last 15 years, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results of their study were published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was the first to compare and categorize contemporary national trends in incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, a type... Read more →


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, liver cells in the early stage of disease, has been developed by scientists supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the NIH. Researchers report that, in imaging studies of animal models of liver disease, the new compound (a protein-based MRI contrast agent) can accurately... 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 frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networks. The results advance scientists' knowledge of how neurodegeneration spreads and could lead to new clinical tools to evaluate how well novel treatments slow or block... Read more →