Medicine

Diagnosing and Treating Abnormal Bleeding

The average menstrual period lasts between three and seven days with about 21 to 35 days in between each menstrual cycle. However, some women experience bleeding more often than every 21 days, extremely heavy bleeding, a menstrual period that lasts seven days or longer, or a combination of these problems.

Lung Association Rep Urges EPA to Adopt Stronger Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Lung Association (ALA) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stronger, health-based national air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) than what the agency is currently proposing. At a public hearing in Washington, DC on Aug. 3, the ALA and other healthy air advocates called for tighter standards in regards to NO2.

Children’s Hospital Of New Jersey Offers Suggestions To Protect Children And Teens Online

NEWARK—The Internet is a fun-filled and educational place for children and teens, but potential risks to their privacy and safety are prevalent. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions parents that while surfing the Web, children may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or they may innocently accept files that could expose the family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. They may also encounter cyberbullies or worse, child predators using the Internet to befriend vulnerable children.

Heart Association Kicks Off Go Healthy Month With Family Fun At Trenton Thunder Game

TRENTON—To celebrate September, “Go Healthy” Month, the American Heart Association is kicking-off month-long activities on Monday, Aug. 31, at the 7:05 p.m. Trenton Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats baseball game in Waterfront Park in Trenton. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of eating healthy and participating in physical activity, young fans will enjoy active games, prizes and learning heart-healthy tips while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.

Medical Expert Offers Tips For Avoiding Unnecessary Summer Sports Injuries

Despite the current stretch of sizzling summer weather, area residents still enjoy the fun and feel of outdoor physical activity during this time of year. Whether it is running, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding or mountain biking, one should always be concerned about safety and taking precautions to avoid injuries particularly during the warmer months.