STATE—Every hour someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS); a chronic disease of the central nervous system for which there is no cure. It is estimated that over 13,000 New Jersey residents and more than 400,000 people nationwide live with this disease.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone.
PERTH AMBOY—Inspired by the innovative breast cancer awareness “Pink Glove Dance” video created by Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore., Raritan Bay Medical Center’s Mirian Medina, RN, and Gina Mancini decided to create there own dance video with hospital staff to help promote awareness of the dangers of heart disease and stroke to women.
Vulvodynia is a condition that causes chronic pain or discomfort in the vulva, the external part of the female genitalia. An estimated 18% of women will experience the symptoms of vulvodynia, yet many will never seek treatment.
STATE—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
NEW BRUNSWICK—In an attempt to collect 1,000 pints of blood to exceed the Northeast college record which they presently hold, and at the same time raise fund for Haiti, Rutgers University students are sponsoring a campus-wide drive on Thursday, Feb. 11.
STATE—February is American Heart Month and the Saint Barnabas Heart Centers remind families to take symptoms seriously and to summon medical assistance by calling 9-1-1 immediately if they think a family member is having a heart attack.
WOODBRIDGE—Your husband returns with bite marks on his arm following a confrontation with the angry raccoon hiding in your garage. Or your teenage daughter, the star center on the school basketball team, sprains her ankle playing HORSE in the driveway. What’s your gut reaction? If you’re like many people, you’ll rush them to the emergency room.
CARTERET—Carteret will host free H1N1 (swine) flu vaccinations for county residents in February.
ELIZABETH – AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society are teaming up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis.