Frigid weather can pose special risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid hypothermia—when the body gets too cold—during cold weather.
CLARK—The American Cancer Society invites residents of Clark and surrounding communities to learn about Relay For Life, an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp-out and barbecue, while taking turns walking or running around a track “relay” style.
Hoping to finalize his signature domestic policy initiative before he delivers his first State of the Union address in a few short weeks, President Barack Obama sat down with top Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill at the White House on Wednesday.
STATE—According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, the percentage of New Jersey voters who say the country is on the right track declined to 35% from 41% just before the November election.
TRENTON— New Jersey’s tobacco control policies earned mixed grades in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2009 report released on Jan. 12.
CLARK — Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad will sponsor a special blood drive to honor Marine Nilton Cacoilo who served two tours in Iraq, only to return home and be stricken by leukemia.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Gordon and Sen. Joseph Vitale was signed into law this week banning the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes,” in indoor public places and the sale of the devices to minors.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and New Jersey Blood Services will host a blood drive at AAA’s Springfield office, located at 135 Route 22 East, on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors will receive a special gift.
NEWARK—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the U.S. aged 15–19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
STATE—What is odorless, colorless and could be a serious health problem that may be right under your nose? The answer is radon.