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.
RAHWAY—Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital recently received a $5,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation. This special community grant funded the purchase of a new Vital Signs Monitor for the hospital’s Oncology Department in Rahway.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will offer a free Medical QiGong course, open to everyone, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will be sponsoring its first annual 5K Pink Ribbon Run and Moonlight Walk on Saturday, Sept. 26, Mayor Wilda Diaz announced.
TRENTON – New Jersey health insurers are now required to provide coverage for screening for autism and other developmental disabilities as well as any medically-necessary occupational, physical and speech therapy, under a new law signed last week by Gov. Corzine.…
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—The New Jersey Department of Education, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will host a pandemic influenza summit for district superintendents and local health officials at South Brunswick High School on Tuesday, Aug. 25, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy announced this week.