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.
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…
STATE—While the state health department report focused on quality, quantity has been a problem plaguing medical care in the Garden State as the Corzine administration follows a policy encouraging hospitals to shut down.
EDISON – Flu vaccination clinics to be held at Menlo Park Mall have been cancelled due to a national shortage of seasonal flu vaccinations, organizers said.
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—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.
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.
Today, candy is the central focus of the spookiest holiday of the year. In fact, the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy in a year, most of which is eaten right after Halloween according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But for children with diabetes, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when all their fellow goblins are in a frenzy to get their hands on mounds of sweet treats.
NEW JERSEY – Over 250 local police departments have signed up for Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey, officials announced. This initiative is available for all New Jersey residents to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine.
UNION – Kean University’s Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities recently launched speech language therapy services over the internet. The new program, Telepractice, is designed to provide rehabilitation support services to individuals with communication impairments in their homes.