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.
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.