July 2015

On the 50th Anniversary Of Medicare, A Call for For Single Payer Health Insurance For All

Sources: Civic Action;; Addressing a rally outside the Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that he will introduce legislation to provide Medicare-for-all health insurance. “We...

NJ Department of Health Kicks Off 2015 Immunization Awareness Month

Source: NJ Department of Health August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a good time for New Jerseyans of all ages to protect themselves and their communities by getting up-to-date on their vaccinations. This annual observance highlights the importance of immunizations...

The Dental Comfort Zone: A Dental X-Ray Could Save Your Life

Source: Burlington County Times Most people are aware of the importance of dental X-rays (radiographs) for the diagnosis of cavities, gum disease and infected or abscessed teeth. What you may not know is dental X-rays can also be an important tool for helping to diagnose cancer...

A 10-minute doctor’s visit — and a $1,315 bill

Source: Asbury Park Press With her doctor unable to see her one day last March, Patricia Schaub decided to drive to Ocean Care Center in Point Pleasant to get treated for a cough, headache, and overall blahs. She was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection, and given a...

New Jersey Memory Enhancement Center: Mild cognitive impairment is not quite so mild

Source: GMN Health Mind cognitive impairment (MCI) is a common ailment of older adults (ages 50 and over).What is MCI? Simply defined, it is a condition where an individual’s memory is impaired greater for what can be expected for their age. When loved ones tell you the...

Featured Video: Placenta And Cord Blood Banking

Lifebank USA (Cedar Knolls) • SafetyCord (Montvale) NJ Donation Hospitals Source: Parents’ Guide To Cord The term “cord blood” is used to describe the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and the placenta after the birth of a baby. Up until...