As we age, our ability to adequately respond to summer heat can become a serious problem. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known collectively as hyperthermia, during the summer months.
FLORHAM PARK—When you’re on vacation, it’s easy to adopt a “no limits” philosophy when it comes to food. This mindset – along with a week of unhealthy meals – can be devastating to both your motivation and your waistline.
SCOTCH PLAINS—The family of Dr. Uma Viswanathan, a Scotch Plains pediatrician, has chosen to remember her life and work through a donation to the Trinitas Health Foundation that creates the Dr. Uma Viswanathan Memorial Endowment.
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.