TRENTON— New Jersey’s tobacco control policies earned mixed grades in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2009 report released on Jan. 12.
CLARK — Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad will sponsor a special blood drive to honor Marine Nilton Cacoilo who served two tours in Iraq, only to return home and be stricken by leukemia.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Gordon and Sen. Joseph Vitale was signed into law this week banning the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes,” in indoor public places and the sale of the devices to minors.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and New Jersey Blood Services will host a blood drive at AAA’s Springfield office, located at 135 Route 22 East, on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors will receive a special gift.
NEWARK—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the U.S. aged 15–19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
STATE—What is odorless, colorless and could be a serious health problem that may be right under your nose? The answer is radon.
SCOTCH PLAINS – You joined a gym and vowed to get healthy this year, so now learn the best way to fuel your workouts on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP—Life-saving cancer treatments have increased the number of cancer survivors living in the United States to nearly 12 million, yet the long-term side effects they often live with can significantly impact their health and quality of life.
STATE—New Jersey reported two new H1N1-related deaths to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.
EDISON—The Middlesex County Public Health Department and Middlesex County College will hold two regional H1N1 vaccination clinics on the college campus in Edison. Free nasal and injectable vaccinations are available for county residents, students, and faculty 6 months of age and older.