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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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Hudson Regional Hospital Announces Slate of Free Educational Programs

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Hudson Regional Hospital is proud to announce a nine-part, free education series this winter. As part of building a healthier community, we are excited to offer free classes focusing on hands-only CPR, active shooter survival, opioid overdose response and stroke awareness.

OHEL Continues to Raise Mental Health Awareness

(Courtesy of OHEL) Dr. Norman Blumenthal, director of Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response at OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services, was a keynote speaker at the Baltimore community-wide event titled “One Crucial Night or Raise Mental Health Awareness.”

The event exceeded all

Hudson Regional Hospital First in NJ Area to Use ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Guidance and Navigation System

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Hudson Regional Hospital spinal surgeons are first in the New York metro region to employ the ExcelsiusGPS Robotics Guidance and Navigation System, offering a new, less invasive alternative for spinal surgery candidates.

Hudson Regional Hospital is

Facing the Swamp of Recovery

I have written before about my extensive use of metaphors in my working with clients and when I act as an advocate in regard to eating disorders, body image and mental health. I do this so frequently, that many times clients enter sessions with a metaphor of their own and use it as a means of connecting. Metaphors allow for a

The New Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

The Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey (SMP) is a federally funded program of the Administration for Community Living. The grant for this program has been awarded to the Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, 32 Ford Avenue, Milltown, NJ 08850, telephone number 732-777-1940. Its mission is to assist Medicare beneficiaries in

Making a Case for Medication

Picture the following scenarios:

Eleven-year-old Daniel has been suffering from impulsivity, inability to focus and other behavioral and mental health symptoms for years. He has few friends, tense relationships with his siblings and performs poorly in school, despite being very bright.

Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health Earns National Breast Center Certification

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health has been recognized as a certified quality breast center by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) as part of their National Quality Measures for Breast CentersTM program (NQMBC); it is the only breast center in

Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency at Newark Airport

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers spread across the country. These volunteer

Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency at Newark Airport

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers spread across the country. These volunteer

Selective Mutism: Silence Isn’t Golden

Shira is a 5-year-old petite and pretty redhead. She looks fragile and exudes vulnerability standing stationary and silent amid a swirl of activity and noise in her bustling, effervescent preschool class. Every child (and there are many) seems to be talking or laughing or shouting or complaining, and most are in motion.

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for Employees: Are You a Business Owner in New Jersey?

Now that the busy and stressful holiday season is over, I’m sure everyone is trying to get back in the swing of things and back to their norm, and some may be focusing on their New Year’s resolution goals.

Back in the day, insurance brokers would walk into a business annually just to discuss

Holy Name Medical Center Selected to Tackle Health Equity Gaps Among Different Patient Populations

Newly formed hospital-community partnerships participate in pilot program offered 
by the American Hospital Association and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.

(Courtesy of Holy Name Hospital) Studies reveal that ZIP code—even more than genetic code—is a strong