NEWARK—Robert Drummond of Hillside lost count of the number of times his heart stopped. Pacemakers, defibrillators, medications and hope were not enough to keep his heart beating while he waited for a transplant. Now, an extraordinary new heart pump is bridging that gap.
Fall is the time of year to get your house in order before winter sets in. For most homeowners, this means it is once again time for a good, old-fashioned gutter cleaning.
The average menstrual period lasts between three and seven days with about 21 to 35 days in between each menstrual cycle. However, some women experience bleeding more often than every 21 days, extremely heavy bleeding, a menstrual period that lasts seven days or longer, or a combination of these problems.
MONROE—Health care coverage for employees and their families is the biggest cost driver in business today. The impending nursing crisis will further increase health care costs while lowering quality of care. More mistakes will be made during hospital stays – resulting in longer and costlier stays.
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.