Medicine

Hospital Offers Advice to Avoid Premature Delivery

NEWARK— Worldwide more than 1 million babies born prematurely die each year before they are a month old. Infants who survive premature birth face lifelong health risks, including the possible development of cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, learning disabilities and other chronic conditions, according to the March of Dimes.

H1N1 Vaccination Available At County Clinics

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Starting Friday, Oct. 23, the Middlesex County Public Health Department will provide injectable H1N1 vaccine at the Public Health Clinic in New Brunswick as well as the nasal spray vaccine that became available last week.

Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy – and Learning

Parents and families work hard to keep children safe year-round, but flu season brings with it special concerns. This year, in particular, parents and educators are working hard to educate themselves about how to keep children healthy – and learning – throughout the long flu season. Luckily, they have an expert standing by – the school nurse.

Report Reveals Medical Mistakes

STATE—New Jersey’s 72 hospitals in 2007 committed nearly 9,400 “serious medical mistakes” that threatened patient safety, according to a report issued by the state Department of Health and Senior Services. Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth was the lowest rated facility in…

Survey Shows New Jersey Resident’s Lacking Knowledge Of Best Practices For Sun Protection

BASKING RIDGE — Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center report that New Jersey residents are unclear when it comes to understanding the subtle, but crucial difference between the UVA claim and the SPF value listed on a product.

Middlesex County Public Health Department To Begin H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Public Health Department has received a limited supply of 2009 H1N1 Influenza live attenuated vaccine (nasal spray). The department is scheduled to begin H1N1 vaccination clinics using the nasal spray on Friday, Oct. 16, for healthy residents ages 2 through 18.

Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Sponsors 2009 Health Expo

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac and the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign will host the 2009 Mayor’s Health Expo on Saturday, Oct. 17, at The Club at Woodbridge. The annual Mayor’s Health Expo & Municipal Alliance Day is sponsored by the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services.