WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Lung Association (ALA) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stronger, health-based national air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) than what the agency is currently proposing. At a public hearing in Washington, DC on Aug. 3, the ALA and other healthy air advocates called for tighter standards in regards to NO2.
NEWARK—The Internet is a fun-filled and educational place for children and teens, but potential risks to their privacy and safety are prevalent. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions parents that while surfing the Web, children may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or they may innocently accept files that could expose the family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. They may also encounter cyberbullies or worse, child predators using the Internet to befriend vulnerable children.
TRENTON—To celebrate September, “Go Healthy” Month, the American Heart Association is kicking-off month-long activities on Monday, Aug. 31, at the 7:05 p.m. Trenton Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats baseball game in Waterfront Park in Trenton. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of eating healthy and participating in physical activity, young fans will enjoy active games, prizes and learning heart-healthy tips while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.
MADISON, Wis.—As the first day of school approaches, teachers know that some children will have a difficult time.
STATE—Hundreds of area cyclists will roll through northern New Jersey coming Sept. 11 and 12 as they pedal to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. This year marks the 22nd annual Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride organized by the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
WESTHAMPTON—The 4th Annual Caitlin Elizabeth Russell Foundation Golf Classic will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, at the Deerwood Country Club in Westhampton, one-quarter mile off exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike.
MADISON, Wis. – High school athletes with diabetes are actually playing two games at once – the visible one on the field and the invisible but vital one behind the scenes.
Despite the current stretch of sizzling summer weather, area residents still enjoy the fun and feel of outdoor physical activity during this time of year. Whether it is running, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding or mountain biking, one should always be concerned about safety and taking precautions to avoid injuries particularly during the warmer months.
LIVINGSTON—The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will be presenting The Latest Treatments for Hip and Knee Pain on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Barnabas Corporate Offices, 95 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston. This free program, open to the public, will include a presentation from orthopedic surgeon, Steven Robbins, M.D.
HACKETTSTOWN—Sixty children ages 8 through 16 gathered together for a week of fun at the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter’s Camp CHAT (Children Have Arthritis Too). Camp CHAT is sponsored by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, New Jersey Lodge, a fraternal organization that does charitable work with various organizations.