What An ALS Family Thinks About the “Ice Bucket Challenge”

Source: Bo Well, we are on week two of the very viral, very everywhere ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I know, I know, I can hear the groans…it started out cute and now it’s out of control. Played. Clogging up social media sites everywhere. Critics complain that the challenge...

New Jersey Hospital Charges Nearly $9,000 to Bandage Cut Finger

Source: NBC News New …Last August, Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski of Bayonne accidentally cut his finger with the claw-end of a hammer. He says he waited a few days for it to heal but the cut didn’t seem to be closing, so he went to the Bayonne Medical Center emergency...

Video: The ALS Association Is Grateful for “Ice Bucket Challenge” Donations and Awareness

Source: ALS Association.Org In the past two weeks, the ALS Association and its 38 chapters has seen a spike in donations. Why? Because prominent people, including New Jersey ones like Eli Manning, Matt Lauer and Bon Jovi (with an assist from Governor Chris Christie) have taken...

For paralyzed men, sexual function just as important as walking

Source: CNN While practicing for a national motocross competition in 2009, Kent Stephenson’s motorcycle suddenly locked up and crashed, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He was just 21 years old and would never walk again…For three years Stephenson...

Robin Williams Death Spikes New Jersey Suicide Hotline calls

Source: Asbury Park Press The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams has intersected with efforts in New Jersey to erase the stigma attached to clinical depression and mental illness that, coupled with substance or alcohol abuse, put people at an increased risk of suicide....

Autism CARES Act signed into Law

Source: Every year, some 50,000 youth with autism come of age in the United States. No one can say for sure what adulthood will hold for them, but legislation signed into law by President Obama Friday will help ease the burden on them and their families. Known formally as...