PERTH AMBOY—In a proactive measure to help prevent the spread of the H1N1 (swine flu) influenza virus, Raritan Bay Medical Center is temporarily suspending visitor privileges to those 18 years of age and under at both its Old Bridge and Perth Amboy hospitals beginning today.
WESTFIELD—The stars, and maybe even a few ghosts will be out on Nov. 29 at the third annual dinner and show to benefit the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome in Westfield.
With an increasing number of Americans affected by diabetes, 24 million have diabetes and an additional 57 million are at risk, it is important for everyone to understand diabetes fact from fiction.
STATE—Home Instead Senior Care offices serving New Jersey have scheduled a free web conference for family caregivers on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. as part of National Family Caregivers Month.
CLARK—On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Clark Police Department will join 250 Law Enforcement agencies across New Jersey in support of Operation Medicine Cabinet, a joint program in cooperation with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Jersey State Attorney General.
FLORHAM PARK—Megan Morhbutter of Florham Park was raised to be an advocate for herself. Morhbutter, a 23-year-old recent graduate of Caldwell College was born with Spina Bifida.
The National Retail Federation has updated its “Buyer Beware” list of common household items sold through online auction sites. Certain products, including diabetes supplies, according to the NRF, have a higher than average risk of being stolen or tainted, and, therefore, can pose serious health risks to consumers.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Pharmaceutical giant Merck completed its acquisition of drugmaker Schering-Plough on Tuesday and corporate leadership is evaluating which employees and facilities will be retained by the company.
Amid growing concerns about unemployment and health care, many women have trouble meeting contraceptive needs, according to a Guttmacher Institute survey of the recession’s impact on women’s most personal decisions.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and I would like to ask each of you to take the time to learn about, and help raise awareness of, this devastating disease.