Medicine

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.

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.

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.

Woodbridge Has Limited H1N1 Vaccine Available

WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services will administer H1N1 vaccine to Woodbridge public school students 18 years-of-age and under with an underlying illness or medical condition at a clinic scheduled on Friday, Nov. 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Woodbridge Township Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.