Category: Medicine

Tips To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning This Winter

NEWARK–As the weather becomes colder, the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning greatly increases. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 170 people die each year in the United States from CO produced by non-automotive consumer products such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters, space heaters, generators and fireplaces.

Learn About Household Toxins

CRANFORD—Gerri Stiner, a lecturer on environmental, health and nutrition issues, will give a talk about “Toxins in the Home” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.

Hospital Offers Tips For Fighting Holiday Depression

NEWARK—While holiday songs focus on “chesnuts roasting on an open fire,” and other joys of the season, many people experience feelings of isolation and depression during the holidays. In fact, numerous studies confirm that there is an increase in both the numbers and severity of calls by depressed individuals to crisis hotlines during this time.