Health in Newark, NJ

Jul 15, 2019
Pharmacists play a key role in helping consumers avoid “double dosing” of acetaminophen by reminding them to read Drug Facts labels on over-the-counter (OTC) products so consumers do not inadvertently overdose by using multiple products that contain acetaminophen. Despite these efforts, acetaminophen-related overdose continues to be a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations as well as drug-induced acute liver failure in…

A guide to Summer Sports Camps in New Jersey including NJ soccer camps, baseball camps, golf camps, tennis camps and other New Jersey sports camps for kids.

Michael Rizzo is the principal at Lincoln School in Lyndhurst, but during his free time, he enjoys coaching Little League baseball. Rizzo was the head coach of the Lyndhurst Little League 11-year-o…

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, the chain of self-serve frozen yogurt shops, is expanding to East Rutherford. With a rotating list of flavors - there have been over 80 since the chain first opened, with each store offering up to 30 at a time - each batch of yogurt is mixed daily on site using propriet

Jyoti Malhotra, MD, MPH, discusses a phase I multicenter trial of PD-1 blockade with pembrolizumab with concurrent chemoradiation in patients with locally advanced, unresectable non–small cell lung cancer.

LYNDHURST – He never played a down of football, nor was on the field for an inning of baseball. He only bowled a few games, but was a key member of the bowling team. But make no mistake about it. C…

For all intents and purposes, Giulia Pezzolla was born to play soccer. “I think I was about six,” Pezzolla said. “Or maybe even younger. I’ve been playing soccer my whole life. I absolutely loved i…

Produce Pete explains how to pick out the best blueberries.

Produce Pete explains how to pick out the best pineapple.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Taking out-of-date drugs carries certain risks
Out with the old! Be it the fresh start of a new year or a spring cleaning, consumers are encouraged to take stock of what has surpassed its usefulness. Medicines are no exception
In 1979, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring an expiration date on prescription and over-the counter medicines. “The medicine expiration date is a critical part of deciding if the product is safe to use and will work as intended,” says Ilisa…

Howard Hochster, MD, FACP, discusses results from the SWOG S1513 study, which examined the use of second-line modified FOLFIRI with PARP inhibitor ABT-888 (Veliparib) versus solely FOLFIRI in metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck) is indicated for patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least 1 prior line of therapy.

With the FDA's latest approval, Merck's Keytruda is now a therapeutic option for patients with head and neck cancer.

Where to Get Free Doughnuts on National Doughnut Day, details about NJ locations participating in National Doughnut Day.

New Community Corporation will hold its 25th Annual Golf Classic Monday, July 1 at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston, N.J. Proceeds from the event will benefit NCC’s youth and education programs; Harmony House, NCC’s transitional housing facility for homeless families; and the Monsignor William J. Linder Scholarship Fund
“The annual NCC Golf Classic helps raise funds for our homeless families to provide the…

Mental Health Awareness Month is ending next week, but it's a topic that's important year-round. And that's something that singers Billie Eilish and Ava Max are emphasizing in a set of new videos, which encourage fans to talk openly about mental…

The state’s first licensed telepharmacy has opened its doors in Albion in northeast Indiana, and it’s expected to be a model for other rural communities that have lost their local pharmacies...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In an effort to clear up common misconceptions and promote increased awareness, we present 15 important facts about mental health
Millions of Americans quietly battle mental health issues each year. Mental Health Awareness Month aims to destigmatize this condition by encouraging open conversations as well as developing and implementing effective methods for treatment.
We hope that these 15 facts about…

Philly Pretzel Factory, the chain of Philly-style pretzel bakeries, is coming to Wayne Their menu (View Menu) features soft pretzels made fresh daily and twisted by hand available in different sizes. The pretzels are served with a number of mustards (super hot, spicy brown, original yellow, honey

New Community has wished a fond farewell to Chief of Staff Kathy Spivey, who retired April 30 after 26 years with the organization. Family, friends and NCC colleagues celebrated Spivey’s retirement April 25 at St. Joseph Plaza
Spivey will be greatly missed at New Community, but has decided to return to Ohio to be closer to family.
“Kathy’s retirement has been coming for a while but is real now. Kathy is more than a 25-plus year critical piece of NCC’s progress,” said New…

Attorney Remi Spencer gives her take on why a Florida judge halted prosecutors plans to release video footage of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Video courtesy - Fox Business

Brady Cole, BSPharm
Living in a rural community brings many different challenges relating to health care. There may be obstacles to overcome that patients in urban areas do not have to manage, which could cause access to adequate health care to be a struggle for some. Patients may live in areas that do not have enough health care providers per capita to serve the population. In addition, many patients who live in rural areas do not seek out health care because of transportation…