LIVINGSTON — As a result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision that over-the-counter cough and cold medications should not be used in infants and children, The Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center urges parents to seek safer ways to soothe infants and young children suffering from coughs and colds.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that environmental factors could be playing a role in the increasing number of prostate cancer cases in the U.S. and elsewhere? — Joshua Gordon, New York, NY
At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January.
RAHWAY — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway nurse Anita Whiting of Clark, dietary supervisor Maria Montera of Rahway and medical librarian Janina Kaldan of North Brunswick help assemble Thanksgiving baskets for local families.
ELIZABETH — Students of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Elizabeth are pictured with some of the items they collected during a Food Drive that they packaged into Thanksgiving baskets for members of the community.
TRENTON – The bipartisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. It was approved in the Assembly by a vote of 72-1-5, while the state Senate passed it with a 30-0 vote.
TRENTON – A member of the Nine Trey Headbustas set of the Bloods street gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering for his role in a gang-related murder in New Brunswick in 2008, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bi-partisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” in a session scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. today. It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
PRINCETON – Efforts to reduce costs allowed New Jersey hospitals to post a modest increase in the statewide operating margin for year-end 2009, according to a report released by the New Jersey Hospital Association last week.
PERTH AMBOY–City officials and volunteers from various Perth Amboy business organizations will join forces today on a project to beautify the southeast corner of the intersection of Smith Street and Convery Boulevard, an area that is considered to be the primary gateway to the city.