Medicine

New Jersey Blood Services Opens Union County Donor Center

SCOTCH PLAINS– Since Union County has the highest concentration of platelet donors in the state, New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center, has opened a new donor center at 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains.

The Secret Cancer

MADISON, Wis.—A young mother wants other women to be aware of a little-known, but aggressive, form of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer.

“I never heard of it. I was shocked at the diagnosis,” said 29-year-old Melanie Decker of Waupun, Wisconsin.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Addresses Myths Surrounding Organ Donation

NEWARK—While most people in the U.S. approve of organ donation, only about half of those individuals actually agree to allow the donation of a loved one’s organs when asked to do so, reports The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Learn More About Afib At Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON—The Saint Barnabas Heart Center’s Atrial Fibrillation Center will help community members and hospital visitors learn more about Atrial fibrillation (afib), a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder, on Thursday, Sept. 17 and Monday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Main Lobby. An advanced practice cardiac nurse will educate participants about the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options.