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.
EDISON—A workshop aimed at helping educators who work with children and young adults with Tourette Syndrome is being offered at Middlesex County College Tuesday, March 23.
METUCHEN – The Metuchen Edison Woodbridge YMCA, in collaboration with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, has developed physical activity and wellness programs for cancer survivors and their families.
TRENTON – Amid continued concern about children’s jewelry tainted with toxic materials, an Assembly panel advanced legislation targeting unsafe jewelry on Monday sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Paul Moriarty.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Whether you’re single or in a relationship, Feb. 14 can be an opportunity to renew your commitment to a healthy lifestyle and enhance your well-being.
LIVINGSTON—When people think of burn injuries, they often associate them with fire, but that is only one segment of the injuries treated in a burn center. According to the American Burn Association, approximately 32 percent of all inpatient admissions to burn centers in North America are for scalds.
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.