Medicine

A Heart-Healthy Berry Meringue Dessert

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole-grain and high-fiber foods, fish, lean protein and fat-free or low-fat dairy products is the key to maintaining a heart-healthy diet. The summer is an opportune time to take advantage of fresh produce and begin incorporating fruits and vegetables in meals, snacks and even desserts.

Report Highlights Need For Racial Justice In Health Care Reform

TRENTON – Last week, the NJ Health Care for America Now Campaign released a report showing how communities of color are adversely affected by our nation’s broken health care system and emphasized the need for comprehensive health care reform that corrects this inequality and injustice.

Americans Are Unsure About Healthcare Reform Proposal

HOUSTON, Texas—Americans are unsure that a healthcare reform bill introduced last week is the solution to problems with the U.S. healthcare system, according to a poll created and commissioned by a public policy expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

New Jersey Enters Multi-State Settlement With Merck, Schering-Plough On Vytorin

TRENTON—New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Merck & Co. Inc, Schering-Plough Corporation, and a joint venture of the two companies, MSP Singapore Company, LLC, resolving an investigation into a lengthy delay by the companies in issuing negative results from a clinical trial of their cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today.

PAAD And Senior Gold Participants To Receive Letter Outlining Benefit Changes

STATE—The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today began mailing PAAD and Senior Gold participants a letter describing prescription benefit changes that will take effect Aug. 1, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced.

Orthopedic Surgeon Talks About Nonsurgical Treatment for Arthritic Hips and Knees

SPOTSWOOD—Dr. Manuel T. Banzon, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, (AOSMI) of Freehold and Monroe Township, is presenting a free, educational seminar “Nonsurgical Treatment for Knee and Hip Arthritis” at The Spotswood Senior Center, 1 Arlington Avenue, on July 23, at 3 p.m.