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).
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.
SCOTCH PLAINS – If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are a lot of treatment options to consider. Urologist Brett Opell, MD will provide a prostate cancer update on Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
STATE—State officials announced an aggressive initiative to prepare to handle any resurgence of H1NI influenza this fall.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Freeholder Ronald G. Rios, chair of the county’s Public Health and Education Committee, announced Middlesex County’s 2009-2010 seasonal influenza and pneumococcal immunization clinics.
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.
SCOTCH PLAINS – If you are a woman who struggles with weight, two free programs at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center will be of interest.
MADISON, Wis.—Is it safe to drive while wearing a cast? A University of Wisconsin foot-and-ankle specialist who just completed a preliminary study of the question says the answer is clearly no.
TRENTON—Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Wednesday that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement agreement with Pfizer Inc. that resolves allegations the pharmaceutical maker improperly marketed its antipsychotic drug Geodon.
STATE—Optimistic women have a lower risk of developing heart disease or dying from any cause compared to pessimistic women, according to research reported in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.”