June 2016

Two North Jersey families match up for rare kidney swap

Source: North A son jumped at the chance to donate a kidney to his father, but they weren’t compatible. A husband wanted to do the same for his wife, but they, too, didn’t match. Luckily for both North Jersey families, strangers to each other, the wife matched with the...

Hackensack, Meridian Merger Yields NJ’s 2nd Largest Hospital System

Source: NJ Spotlight Due to its merger with the Meridian Health system of hospitals, Hackensack University Health Network will now become a 13-hospital system from Bergen to Ocean counties and the second largest after RWJ Barnabas Health. The new Hackensack Meridian Health...

Kardashian-Endorsed waist trainer company settles $5 million lawsuit

Source: Daily Mail UK The company that produces waist-training corsets has settled a $5 million lawsuit to dismiss claims of false advertising. The Waist Gang Society raked in customers after the Kardashian sisters flaunted their corsets – and shrinking midriffs – all...

Terminal Lung Cancer Mom Gets Wish to Meet Jon Bon Jovi

Source: Carol Kicking Cancer’s Ass My mom has sacrificed so much for her children and family and friends. She helps anyone who needs it. She’s been in pain more than half my life, yet she made sure we had everything we needed but went without herself. If anyone...

Featured Video: Acromegaly Awareness

Acromegaly · New Jersey Endocrinologists Acromegaly is caused by the uncontrolled secretion of growth hormone (GH) by the pituitary gland, located just below your brain, behind your eyes. While pea-sized, it controls normal growth, metabolism, and reproductive activity....

Wearable artificial kidney may change dialysis forever

Source ZME Science Wearable artificial kidneys may soon replace traditional dialysis machines, the results of a new clinical study show. Patients praised the system’s portability and ease of use. The results of the study have been published online in the Journal of Clinical...