Letters to the Editor

May 30, 2018

With close to 15% of U.S. children ages 6–19 experiencing hearing loss, New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) notes that May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month is the ideal time for parents to learn more about the sometimes-subtle signs of hearing loss, ways it can affect ...

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With swallowing disorders affecting 300,000–600,000 people yearly in the United States, and the impact of these disorders on daily life multifaceted and potentially severe, it is critical that all Americans understand the treatment options available to them should they or a and loved one experience ...

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One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do ...

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For more than a decade, my organization, Keeping Babies Safe (KBS), has sounded the steady drumbeat of safe sleep awareness, which in turn has created bans on dangerous products and has helped enact laws that work to ensure babies are sleeping safely. In 2018, KBS kicked off its latest awareness ...

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As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network ...

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As a person with cerebral palsy, a lifelong developmental disability, I appreciate the obvious acknowledgment that people like me are valuable and contributing members to society.  However, I have to question the sincerity of government leaders who claim to be actively supporting the needs of ...

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Dear Editor: In March, we observe World Hearing Day, recognizing that 1 in 5 Americans have some sort of hearing loss. It is certainly alarming, as we watch the next generation of Americans pump up the music on the latest set of wireless ear buds. As audiologists, this is deeply concerning ...

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Dear Editor: In January, the Department of Environmental Protection regained control of the state-owned North Brigantine Natural Area when a long-term management agreement with the city of Brigantine expired. DEP introduced new permitting guidelines which will greatly reduce human disturbance and ...

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In Trenton, did you know it’s illegal to throw a bad pickle on the street, or that men in New Jersey are banned from knitting during fishing season? Sure, there are plenty of silly, outdated laws on the books. Here is another wacky one: Supermarket chains in New Jersey are prevented from ...

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Today women from across this nation and world will come together to build upon and continue the movement for women’s rights; from equality and equity to employment and equal pay.  Last year millions of women marched in cities across this nation and world – in fact, many of you joined together to ...

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Dear Editor, Medicaid – the safety next for millions of Americans – continues to be under attack. Whether debating healthcare legislation, tax reform or deficit reduction, lawmakers see Medicaid as some magic source of ready-made cost savings. Many don’t seem to understand how intertwined ...

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