Health commissioner backs sale of St. Clare’s to for-profit company

Source: Daily Record The state health commissioner has approved the sale of St. Clare’s Health System to California-based Prime Healthcare Services, a for-profit company. In two May 4 letters to CEO Les Hirsch announcing the decision, state Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd wrote...
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JFK Medical Center: Brick Man Aided By Deep Brain Stimulation

Source: Asbury Park Press At the age of 36, John Leonard Jr. began suffering tremors in his hands and legs, which became more debilitating as time went on…But today, the 46-year-old Brick resident has a new outlook on life, thanks to a surgical procedure he underwent last...
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Nuts : A Nutritional Powerhouse

Source: New York Times I had been mistakenly told as a teenager that nuts were fattening and constipating, effects I certainly wanted to avoid. But based on what I have learned to the contrary from recent studies, I now enjoy them daily as nuts or nut butters in my breakfasts,...
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United Healthcare ‘Health Bee’ slated for May 28 in Elizabeth

Source: Suburban News It’s time for seventh-grade students in New Jersey to show that they’ve paid attention in their science classes, studied their fitness facts and beefed up their nutrition knowledge. The event takes place on Thursday, May 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at...
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Arthritis Awareness: Leading The Fight For “The Champions of Yes”

New Jersey Resources (Arthritis.Org) · New Jersey Rheumatology Specialists Walks For A Cure: 5/1 Fairleigh Dickinson U., Teaneck · 6/7 Verona Park, Verona · Donate Source: Arthritis Foundation.org Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps...
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Cuba Agrees to Share Lung Cancer Vaccine with the US

Source: DailyKos/Wired.com Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until maybe now. Last month, during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s visit to Havana,...
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