ELIZABETH – A 54-year-old Union County woman died of complications related to swine flu last week, authorities announced.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma, account for five to 10 percent of all skin cancers. While only a small number are lethal, eyelid skin cancers can cause significant tissue damage, blindness and can spread into the nasal and orbital cavities (the area behind the eye).
HIGHLAND PARK – NJ Citizen Action, as part of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) – the nation’s largest health care campaign – mobilized its members yesterday, on Tuesday, July 28, to tell Congress to vote yes on H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, before August recess.
ELIZABETH – The county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, is currently accepting applications to its Home Health Aide Training program that will be held from Oct. 12 through Nov. 11.
SCOTCH PLAINS – A diet lower in carbohydrates and higher in healthy fats can help you lose weight. Find out how at a special Chef of the Month program on Aug. 13 at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center in Scotch Plains.
MADISON, Wis. – When diabetes educator Eva Marie Vivian sees overweight minority children, she sees a generational tragedy unfolding.
ISELIN—The American Legion T. Nulty Post #471 will sponsor their second annual blood drive on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 2:30 – 8 p.m. at the post home, located at 25 Brown Avenue in Iselin.
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.
“Health Care should be a right for all people, not a privilege for those who can afford it.” — Ray Stever
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.