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PAAD And Senior Gold Participants To Receive Letter Outlining Benefit Changes

STATE—The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today began mailing PAAD and Senior Gold participants a letter describing prescription benefit changes that will take effect Aug. 1, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced.

“Public Enemies” — 2 & ½ popcorns

Stylish as Johnny Depp’s portrayal is in director Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” it appears the splendid thespian is a bit late to the party. Short of reinventing the antihero, his performance, like Dillinger himself, was doomed. Just as our idea of the hero changes, so does its counterculture variant. This bad boy is strictly old fedora.

Orthopedic Surgeon Talks About Nonsurgical Treatment for Arthritic Hips and Knees

SPOTSWOOD—Dr. Manuel T. Banzon, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, (AOSMI) of Freehold and Monroe Township, is presenting a free, educational seminar “Nonsurgical Treatment for Knee and Hip Arthritis” at The Spotswood Senior Center, 1 Arlington Avenue, on July 23, at 3 p.m.

Build A Rain Barrel Workshop

SOUTH BRUNSWICK—On Tuesday, July 28, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County will present a Build a Rain Barrel workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.

Study: Doctor’s Empathy May Help Cure Cold Faster

MADISON, Wis.—Some cold medicines will shave a day off your suffering from the common cold, but they often produce unpleasant side effects.
A new study shows, for the first time, that the doctor’s empathy may be an even better way to speed recovery.