Health & Wellness

September 19, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — The chief of orthopedics at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital was named to the first class of Distinguished Arthroscopy Leaders, recently announced by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Sean McMillan, DO, F.A.O.F.O., who also ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Human Services will be delivering naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, for free to participating shelters serving the homeless, Commissioner Carole Johnson announced Tuesday. The shelter initiative is part of ongoing efforts to get naloxone, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, Camden City Hall and the James J. Florio Center for Public Service will light up purple Tuesday night and stay the color through the end of the week. The Ben Franklin Bridge will also glow teal, another color associated with suicide ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two South Jersey universities with ties to Camden will receive a combined $2,626,453 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation for STEM research. The funding to Rowan University and Rutgers University–Camden, announced ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A number of free health services will be available to residents when the 2019 Camden Health Forum comes to the Salvation Army KROC Center in September. The annual event, hosted by the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Camden Area Health Education Center, Inc., ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that the Department has awarded nearly $4 million to provide services to help individuals with opioid use disorder sustain their recovery and to support initiatives to educate older New Jerseyans about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found. The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Amid the excitement of National Health Centers Week, two community care organizations based in Camden received another reason to celebrate. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1) announced Friday that CAMcare Health Corporation and Project H.O.P.E., two federally qualified health centers ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Elected officials and leaders in health services came together Monday morning at Project H.O.P.E., a Camden care center for the homeless, to mark the start of New Jersey National Health Center Week. Running this year from Aug. 4 to 10 under the theme “Celebrating America’s Health ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the region as part of the 2019-20 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The Camden-based hospital, referred to under former name Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, came in at 11th-best in ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Hospitals survey released this week recognized Cooper University Health Care as a "high performing" hospital for treating heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This year's rankings mark the 30th annual survey ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — What does 20 years of service to the Camden area equate to? For the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s prisoner reintegration program, it’s meant changing the lives of more than 8,000 men hoping for positive futures. Local and state elected officials, staff, and community ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — More than 100 Camden children took part in a football skills and drills clinic at the Camden High School field that featured former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski. The Camden Health & Athletic Association came together with first-time partner Jaws Youth Playbook to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - White House correspondent and author April Ryan will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual New Jersey Parent Summit, an annual conference organized by the Newark-based non-profit Project Ready The event will be held Aug. 2-4 at the Heldrich Hotel at 10 Livingston ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A heatwave is bringing temperatures in the triple digits and unhealthy air quality to the area this weekend, and it's important for Camden residents to be prepared. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of South Jersey until 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper University Health Care, the Camden-based system, has welcomed a surgeon with experience in more than 1,000 weight-loss surgeries to its wing on addressing obesity. Harish Kakkilaya joined the Cooper Health Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, a multidisciplinary program to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Rutgers University–Camden nursing scholar has been selected for one of the nation's highest honors in nursing scholarship. Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) during its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren. A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In a shake-up of health care in South Jersey, Virtua on Monday has announced its completed purchase of Camden-based Lourdes Health System. Virtua signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lourdes from parent company Maxis Health System in June 2018. The Superior Court of New ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Cooper University Health Care this week became the first hospital in New Jersey to offer a procedure known as bronchoscopic lung volume reduction as a treatment option for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema. “Previously, patients were ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Camden-based health care foundation has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve claims arising from how they administered community service grants funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to a joint announcement today from the U.S. Attorneys offices ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Veterans and family members hoping for greater access to walk-in urgent care appointments now have Cooper University Health Care centers as an option. The health care system announced the change today affecting its urgent care locations in response to a new benefit recently revealed ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Human Services is conducting a free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug more commonly known as Narcan, at participating pharmacies today throughout the state. The emergency medication will be given out one dose per person on a ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Atlantic Health System announced Samantha Kelly as their Executive Director of Atlantic Health System Neuroscience and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute.  Kelly has lived in Red Bank most of her life, and graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in 2000. Kelly will be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The disparity between the number of black youths who go to prison in New Jersey compared with their white counterparts was a statistic that was repeated several times Monday among community and governmental health and education leaders convened by The Family Success Institute ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University on Monday broke ground on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism. The center, located on the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Tom Haney hung around the back of the pack of the 100 bicyclists positioning themselves in a line on the south side of the Ben Franklin Bridge. The Philadelphia resident and countless other travelers waited years for the walkway connecting the two cities to no longer be impeded by a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new Rutgers-led study finds that by adding a few subtle cues to prenatal care waiting rooms, such as photos of men and babies and pamphlets and magazines aimed toward men, OB-GYNS can get fathers more involved in prenatal care and increase healthier outcomes for women ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Residents can peddle their way along trails and pick up a new perspective of North and East Camden this weekend. The Connect the Lots calendar continues Saturday with "I Bike Camden," a free, casual ride of just over seven miles that starts and finishes at Von Neida ...

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