NEW YORK, N.Y. – Researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), part of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, are concerned that children from poor and low-income families are being left out of the national conversation about health care reform.
ELIZABETH – Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the National Kidney Foundation’s Greater New York Chapter will offer a Kidney Early Evaluation Program on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
LIVINGSTON — Saint Barnabas Medical Center has announced the schedule of community programs, education classes and support groups for October 2009.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County recently unveiled a program to provide ways for residents to safely dispose of home-generated medical waste such as needles syringes and lancets.
RAHWAY— Rahway native Christine Komoroski-McCohnell recently published a memoir reflecting on living and growing up to adulthood with Cerebral Palsy.
ELIZABETH—Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. has been awarded a three year, $250,000 grant to support their “Santé Pour Tous/Health for All” project, which promotes health literacy among Haitian immigrants in Union County. The grant was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.
PISCATAWAY – Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios and Piscataway Township Mayor Brian C. Wahler have announced that the township will contract with the Middlesex County Public Health Department to provide public health services to township residents.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services will administer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine to township residents on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge.
TRENTON – Citing studies that document the health risks to non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as environmental concerns, Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said today she is introducing a bill to ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.
VILLANOVA, Pa. – While technologies such as Blackberries, Wii and Laptops have added convenience and entertainment to many people’s lives, they are also creating an influx of overuse injuries in many adults and children.