September 2015

Family physicians partner with NFL to raise student athlete concussion awareness

Source: NJ Today.Net In 2006, Zackery Lystedt, a 13-year-old football player for Tahoma Junior High School in Ravensdale, Wash., was concussed during a game but returned to play and finished out the event. As a result, he suffered a severe, life-threatening brain injury. Dr....

Mifepristone: More than an “abortion pill”

Source: Feminist Majority Foundation Today, some 40% of all early abortions in the United States are performed simply by women taking medication by mouth with no surgical procedure needed. For millions of women who need to or want to end their pregnancy, Mifepristone, an...

A nurturing presence for Jersey children with terminal illnesses

Source: Anthony Thomas didn’t know much about Dr. James Oleske, a pediatric physician in Newark for 46 years. He probably didn’t catch that Oleske is a world-renowned pediatric infectious disease immunologist who discovered that infants could be infected with...

Featured Video: Platelet Disorder Awareness

ITP/Platelet Disorder Awareness: Platelet Disorder Support Assn. Sport Purple for Platelets Sept. 27: Donate · Other Platelet Disorders The Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA), founded in August 1998, is the nation’s foremost non-profit corporation to provide timely,...

Why Prescription Drugs Cost Pretty Much What The Company Wants Them To

Source: Upworthy We have to thank Martin Shkreli. The greedy, cocksure CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical raised the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill. The justification for the cruel hike? “It’s a more appropriate price.” The fact is, as Jessica...

Raritan Bay Medical Center: Remember That Your Feet Helped Get You To Where You Are

Source: GMN Health Most people put up with painful feet because because they have heard that treatment, especially surgery, is often complicated and painful. However, this is no longer true since new treatment approaches and surgical techniques allow for fewer complications, less...