NEWARK— Feb. 14 is a well-known holiday—Valentine’s Day—and a chance to show appreciation for those you love. Feb. 14 is also another important day—National Donor Day—and it is a chance to show appreciation for life by donating to those in need.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The more than 200,000 New Jerseyans suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis got a boost for the new year when the federal government approved $1.5 million to launch the first-ever psoriasis patient registry at the Centers for Disease Control.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – With the 2010 Olympic Winter Games taking place Feb. 12 – 28, the world’s best athletes continue the famed sports competition that began in ancient Greece. In today’s world, the age-old challenge of sustaining an exercise routine is still with us.
Now that H1N1 vaccine is plentiful in New Jersey, everyone who can should protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated. Vaccination is our safest and most effective tool to prevent influenza and stay healthy.
SCOTCH PLAINS – COPD, chronic bronchitis or emphysema, does not have to keep you from living. Learn how exercise can improve strength and stamina for those with chronic lung conditions at a special program on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
MONROE—If you frequently forget where you put your keys and are constantly misplacing things, it could mean you have a lot on your mind. It also could be an early sign of memory loss.
MADISON, Wis.- Winter weight gain doesn’t have to be a fact of life—even with the body’s chemical changes that can compel you to binge on carbs and “comfort foods.”
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Exercising outdoors in cold weather offers the chance to burn calories in a winter wonderland. Whether the activity is skiing, skating, walking, snow shoeing, or jogging, exercising in the chilly air can be invigorating and help keep one’s fitness momentum going all season long.
The cervix is the lower, narrow opening of the uterus. It is covered by a thin layer of cells that are continually growing and being replaced. Certain factors, such as an infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), can cause cervical cells to begin to grow abnormally. These abnormal cells often go away without treatment, but in some women they will continue to grow and eventually turn into cancer.
For almost 25 years, I was a smoker. I began this unhealthy habit at a young age because I thought it was cool. I wish now that someone had explained then what it had taken me 25 years to realize: Not only did I put myself at risk, I may have endangered the ones I love because of the harmful effects of second-hand smoke exposure.