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.
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.
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.
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.