Medicine

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.

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.

Bill To Publicize Hospital Errors Signed Into Law

PRINCETON – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale, Loretta Weinberg, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney which will require the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to publicly report certain preventable patient safety errors at New Jersey’s hospitals was signed into law this week by Gov. Corzine.