For years I had heard about the horrors of cancer but never had it affect my life like it did seven years ago. My father, Richard, lost a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, devastating our tight-knit family and taking away an active member of the Clark community with the Clark Historical Society as well as a teacher and friend.
MOUNT LAUREL—Having some fun on the links, Ottis “OJ” Anderson (foreground), a retired New York Giants running back, gives his teammates some football pointers, as they get ready to tee off at the recent Score for the Cure celebrity golf outing in Mount Laurel.
STATE—With the school year underway, New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center is encouraging students, teachers and faculty to organize blood drives and present related educational programs that teach leadership skills and focus on community service.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Is the warm up worth it? How about the cool down? More reps or fewer?
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.
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.
LINDEN – A local dentist stresses the importance of Vitamin D to all of his patients.
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.