NEWARK–Forty years ago, children born with sickle cell disease were not expected to live past their teenage years. Today, medical advances are allowing these patients to live well into adulthood. Patients with sickle cell anemia, the severest form of the disease, now have a survival rate of 85 percent at 18 years old, and patients with milder forms of sickle cell disease have a survival rate of 97 percent at 18.
EAST BRUNSWICK – Animal Protection League of NJ will be holding a fundraising Tricky Tray on Saturday, Oct. 22 at East Brunswick High School, 380 Cranbury Road.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Life is hectic. Nothing seems to work. Gym memberships are expensive. There is an endless list of reasons to skip a workout or never begin exercising in the first place.
TRENTON – State officials cited a weak market for carbon dioxide allowances to support the Christie Administration’s decision to pull out of a regional program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but an environmental group blasted the governor for undermining the market.
TRENTON – Relying on evidence gathered from its contract reviews, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) released a report today that shows how a series of flaws have rendered New Jersey’s Pay-to-Play law essentially meaningless in the effort to prevent local governments from steering contracts to politically favored vendors.
TRENTON – Employment in the Garden State fell in August, down by 7,100 jobs largely due to a labor strike affecting 7,000 Verizon employees. After accounting for the Verizon strikers, who have already returned to work, total employment in New Jersey declined by 100 jobs.
STATE – If there is one message that state and federal officials would like to share with New Jersey residents recovering from the Hurricane Irene disaster, it is fill out and return your U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) application – Don’t Throw It Away!
STATE — According to the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death among Hispanics. The American Stroke Association is urging families to talk about their risks for stroke throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct.15.
STATE – The American Red Cross is continuing to aid the victims of major flooding in New Jersey. Last night, the Red Cross operated three shelters in the state, aiding 150 residents. At the height of the storm, the Red Cross had more than 60 shelters open, or on standby to open, in New Jersey.