ROBBINSVILLE – Although largely preventable, heart disease remains the No. 1 leading cause of death of women in New Jersey and across the nation.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Shareholders approved drugmaker Merck & Co.’s acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. last week.
POINT PLEASANT—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard joined the state’s leading health and fitness advocates on the beach in Point Pleasant last week to announce a public-private partnership to reduce obesity.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Before school bells start ringing again, parents should consider doing some homework of their own on nutritious lunches to pack for their children. Since kids often want to eat the same types of food every day for lunch, it’s up to parents to take the lead and put new ideas on the table.
STATE—The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded grant funding to Casting for Recovery an organization that serves the entire North Jersey Affiliate nine-county service region of: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.
UNION COUNTY—The North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded grant funding to three Union County programs to provide breast health services to medically underserved and uninsured populations. The organizations and their programs are:
PERTH AMBOY—Board certified obstetrician and gynecologist Namrata Shah, MD, with practice locations in Edison, Parlin and South Plainfield, has joined the medical staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center.
HOUSTON, Texas – In today’s troubled economy, saving money is a hot topic. No matter what gets cut from your budget, however, experts at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center believe that healthy choices to prevent cancer shouldn’t be on the list.
NEWARK—The Newark Bears recently hosted a ‘Pink in the Park’ night benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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.