STATE—Did you know that, in the United States, one person completes suicide every 16 minutes? Or that it’s estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide?
STATE—The Division of Mental Health Services reported more than 4000 assault incidents and 13 deaths at state psychiatric hospitals in 2008.
CRANFORD—CancerCare of New Jersey has announced its annual 5K run/Walk for Hope, sponsored by Novartis Oncology. The event will be taking place in four locations throughout New Jersey, including Nomahegan Park, Cranford on Saturday, Oct. 3. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
PERTH AMBOY – Raritan Bay Medical Center has announced a number of events open to the public this September.
ELIZABETH – Trinitas Regional Medical Center has announced a number of events that are open to the public this September and October.
ELIZABETH—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) projects that 25 percent of oncology drugs will be in oral form by 2013. The benefits, risks and efficient management of increasingly available oral chemotherapy for a variety of cancers are currently being evaluated at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth.
PERTH AMBOY—A community health center in Perth Amboy has been awarded federal funding to increase and improve health and support services to better serve patients.
SCOTCH PLAINS—NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, needs volunteers to work blood drives.
“You cannot force a child to eat something, whether it’s in a packed lunch or something served in the school cafeteria,” said Donna Weihofen, senior clinical nutritionist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
HACKENSACK—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard joined Nelson Louis, CEO of the Greater Bergen County YMCA and nutrition and fitness advocates on Aug. 26 to highlight the importance of regular exercise and healthy eating in reducing obesity among New Jersey residents.