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Donors Wanted during Critical Blood Shortage

November 13, 2018


PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 


During September ...

East Brunswick Redevelopment: Bike Paths Make for Easier Trips around Town

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen sees the bike path plan as part of the overall vision to create an East Brunswick that will ...

Just Salad's Healthy Harvest Salad to Benefit PanCAN

NEW YORK, NY - In 2010, the Kenner family was shocked by the loss of husband and father Peter Kenner, shortly after a diagnosis of neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. With no risk factors or obvious symptoms of the disease, the quickness of the loss was overwhelming. "We had no family history, my father didn't drink or smoke, he was in good shape," said Nick Kenner, Peter's son.

New Jersey to Demand Better for Patients, at Purplestride, the Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 26, 2018) –Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride New Jersey on Nov. 11. The community event is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate.


Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. with a five-year ...

Fall Blood Drive On Tap

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood VFW Post is hosting a fall blood drive on Monday, November 12 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. to help area blood centers get ready for flu season. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a parental consent form. Individuals 76 years of age and older can donate with a doctor's note. All ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Menendez Visits EB Seniors and Talks ACA, Social Security, and Medicare

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As an advocate for preserving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Max Richtman knows what's at stake for Senior Citizens, not only in East Brunswick, but everywhere across the nation.  Yesterday, at an impromptu meeting at the East Brunswick Senior Center, Richtman introduced Senator Robert Menendez who spoke directly to those most impacted by changes ...

Rutgers Receives $4.2 million Mental Health Grant

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University was awarded a $4.2 million federal grant to training mental health physicians, the university announced today.

With the money from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, the Rutgers’ Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling is creating a regional Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, designed to implement the most recent ...

Male Breast Cancer Coalition Founder Cheri Ambrose Raises Awareness at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ -- Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute.

“The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This year alone, 2,550 men just here in the United States are estimated to be stricken with ...

Pinkin Bill Expanding Role of Pharmacy Interns, Externs to Administer Vaccines Clears Assembly Committee

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery by allowing pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines and injectable medications while gaining, under supervision, critical hands-on training, advanced in the Assembly Monday.

The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would allow pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines, injectable ...


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On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 15, 2018


TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 16 by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy administration.

Johnson also announced the ...