STATE—On Wednesday, Feb. 17, hundreds of New Jersey voters rallied at sites across the state to urge Congress to “Finish Health Care Reform Now and Finish It Right!”
CLARK – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clark is trying to recruit volunteers. New teams, team captains and individuals are welcome to attend Relay For Life monthly meetings, prior to the event.
MADISON, Wis.—A test in the pipeline could help avoid the confusion surrounding prostate screening. The standard screening test today, the PSA test, may expose too many men to needless procedures that have potential side effects.
MADISON, Wis.—If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
NEW BRUNSWICK – More than 42,500 people in the United States were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and nearly 35,200 died from the disease, according to The American Cancer Society.
MADISON, Wis. – While cancer prevention in the future may never be as simple as sipping green tea or eating watermelon, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) says that more specific study of nutrients and vitamins for cancer prevention is the next big frontier in cancer research.
Cigarettes are the means of distribution and consumption of an addictive drug called nicotine and they kill 400,000 people a year. I gained 50 pounds when I stopped smoking, so I can attest that it is hard to give ’em up. If you don’t smoke, then try to understand that kicking the habit is such a heavy load that some of our smartest and strongest neighbors just cannot do it.
STATE—New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), is calling upon the community to please donate blood and platelets, to replace nearly 1,500 donations expected to be lost during the recent winter snowstorms. Healthy people of all blood types and ethnicities are encouraged to donate this week.
MADISON, Wis. – Recovering alcoholics may benefit in the battle over the bottle if they practice mindfulness meditation.
EDISON—“Give Kids a Smile Day,” an annual event at Middlesex County College, provides free dental care and dental education to area children.