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Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

January 9, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Rutgers Physician Inducted into National Hall of Fame

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeffrey Carson has built a career becoming an expert on blood.

As a physician, Carson has challenged the efficiency of common practices for blood transfusions, established national standards for when to give transfusions, and led an international research team in a study of more than 60 years of data on the introduction of red blood cells to increase hemoglobin levels in ...

2 Year Old Florida Girl Needs Rare Blood Donors to Survive

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New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is assisting in an international search to find blood donors who match a 2 year-old Florida girl recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer found in younger patients.  Her treatment will rely on ...

New Pilot Program Plugs Gap in Aid to Homeless After Medical Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis.

In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone to emergency rooms in New Brunswick hospitals 111 times. Often, those frequenting hospitals had ...

Spread Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service along with North Carolina State University found that 48% of spice containers, 11% of ...

Grant for Pioneering Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Awarded to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Edison, N.J.  — Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was recently awarded a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to provide specialized training in the groundbreaking SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® treatment protocols designed to improve and preserve the voices of people with Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinson-plus syndromes.

One of only ...

Local Nurse Receives Recognition Award from State Organization

EDISON, N.J. – Laura Kelly, RN, who serves as the coordinator for perinatal education at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center (HMH- JFK Medical Center)  in Edison, was honored as a recipient of the 2018 Nurse Recognition Award by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN).  The award was presented to Ms. Kelley in recognition of her commitment and contributions to the ...

Edison Chamber of  Commerce Discusses Addiction in the Workplace and the Community

EDISON, NJ - The Edison Chamber of  Commerce hosted a seminar to address the impact of addiction on communities and in the workplace.  Held in Heritage At Clara Barton, the event featured a number of speakers including Former Governor James McGreevey   and Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey. The event also featured Dr. Bonnie Nolan, who serves as the Addiction Services Coordinator for ...


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