Medicine

Trinitas Restricts Visitors In Response To Flu Threat

ELIZABETH—In order to help prevent the spread of the flu to patients and staff, Trinitas Regional Medical Center announced recently that it is restricting visitors to adults who are age 18 and older and those who do not have flu symptoms.

State Suspends Season Flu Vaccine Mandate For Pre-Schoolers

STATE—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced yesterday that due to limited seasonal flu vaccine availability, New Jersey will suspend, for this school year, the mandatory requirement for children six months through 59 months of age attending any child-care center or preschool facility to receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine.

Don’t Let Food-Related Illness Spoil Your Holidays

STATE—As the holiday season approaches, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Food and Drug Safety Program is urging consumers to take simple, preventive measures to keep family and guests safe from food-related illness.

Managing Diabetes While Holiday Shopping

With Black Friday quickly approaching, millions of Americans are already preparing for the holiday “shop ‘til you drop” marathon. But for the 24 million Americans living with diabetes, it is critical to plan beyond getting the best sale to ensure diabetes doesn’t interfere with holiday shopping.

Crisis Hotline Offers Suicide Intervention Training

CLARK—CONTACT We Care, the award-winning 24-hour caring and crisis hotline will conduct its unique interactive, two-day suicide intervention training for members of the general public on Jan. 30 and 31 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Clark.

Study Examines Patterns in Post-Treatment Diet and Physical Activity for Colorectal Cancer Patients

NEW BRUNSWICK—In an effort to build the groundwork for future research on health promotion among individuals with colorectal and other cancers, a team of investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) has launched a new study examining patterns in physical activity and eating habits of colorectal cancer patients who have recently finished treatment.