NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center is calling upon the community to give blood this month. O and B negative red cell inventories have decreased sharply over the Thanksgiving weekend to 3.0 days and 2.0 days supply respectively.
Starting or maintaining a fitness plan can be a challenge during the winter months. Harsh weather conditions and fewer hours of sunlight can cause a person’s dedication to drop faster than the temperatures. But please don’t pack away your sneakers until the spring!
WOODBRIDGE—Raritan Bay Medical Center recently began construction on a new outpatient medical pavilion located off of Route 1 and Green Street in Iselin. The 10,000 sq. ft. facility, formerly the home of Domain Furniture, will provide Woodbridge area residents with urgent, non-emergency medical care as well as obstetrics and gynecology and physical therapy and rehabilitation services.
PARSIPPANY – Anthem Institute in Parsippany will host a Community Blood Drive, scheduled for Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the school’s 959 Route 46 East location.
UNION COUNTY – Union County has begun posting a schedule of upcoming H1N1 flu vaccination clinics on the county website, www.ucnj.org. The public clinics are administered by the municipal health departments in Union County.
TRENTON—A report from the Division of Consumer Affairs released today recommends new regulations to curtail the potential for conflicts of interest between doctors and pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
TRENTON – A new report analyzing real budgets of New Jersey families statewide demonstrates how much Garden State families can afford to spend on health care.
The holiday season is here and it seems like there is always something to get done. From last-minute shopping to cookie baking, this can be one of the happiest and certainly one of the busiest times of the year. With so much to do to get ready for friends and family, food safety may not be on your mind as you plan your holiday menu—but it should be.
Most people would not believe that a fully stocked refrigerator and bar could precede an alcohol or drug addiction later in life.
STATE—The Department of Health and Senior Services reported two recent H1N1 flu deaths today. A 53-year-old male from Middlesex County, who had no underlying medical conditions, was hospitalized on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 22.