September 20, 2016 |
After Maura Rosato, a restaurant cook, sliced her hand at work not long ago, she weighed her health-care options thoughtfully. "I could go to my doctor," she said last week. "I could go to the emergency room. Or I could go here," she said, nodding toward the sweeping stone-and-glass exterior of LourdesCare at Cherry Hill, an ambulatory-care center on Route 70. More than a doctor's office, less than a hospital, capacious health-care facilities like this are sprouting along Route 70 in Cherry Hill, earning it the nickname "Health Care Highway" from Mayor Chuck Cahn.
September 18, 2016
Points to consider when shopping for an app to help manage diabetes care 1. Are you looking for a wellness app or a medical app? Wellness apps allow you to log in material, such as food consumption, exercise minutes, and blood glucose readings, while medical apps recommend how much insulin to take, when to take medications, etc. Medical apps are supposed to have undergone clinical and human factor trials and received FDA clearance. 2. What do you want from your app? Do you want to lose weight, increase exercise, receive support?
September 15, 2016
WITH ANY LUCK, Hillary Clinton could have been diagnosed with pneumonia Friday, taken her antibiotics and gotten better without anyone beyond her campaign knowing, which is what happens with a lot of people who get this not-uncommon disease. In fact, she announced that she, like many people managing full schedules while not 100 percent, had tried to "power through" her pneumonia and keep moving. Instead, when she became unsteady from dehydration at a Sept. 11 memorial Sunday, Clinton gave some powerful ammunition to the army of dirty tricksters who have been spreading false rumors that she is at death's door.
September 15, 2016 |
Construction on a proposed "health sciences" campus in downtown Camden is still nine months away, but an expansion already is being planned. The joint "Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors" has torn down the block diagonally across from the Walter Rand Transportation Center — from South Fifth Street to Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard to Stevens Street — to put up a main health sciences building . Now it's begun...
September 13, 2016 |
A mobile needle-exchange program in South Camden that has served addicts and provided HIV screening for eight years has been forced to temporarily shut down after being uprooted from its longtime location, which is on the land where the Holtec International energy company is building a $260 million waterfront complex. Martha Chavis, executive director of the Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the community organization that runs the Life Works exchange out of a van and an RV, said city officials have refused to authorize a new location, telling her there are no streets in Camden that can host the program.
September 10, 2016 |
New regulations aimed at curtailing the high number of tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods, particularly those near schools, were approved Thursday night by the Philadelphia Board of Health. The regulations, designed to reduce tobacco use and discourage children from picking up the habit, include: Suspending tobacco sales permits - for 12 months - to retailers who are cited three times in two years for selling to minors. (In 2015, 23 percent of the city's tobacco retailers sold to youth, according to department data.)
September 2, 2016 |
IF YOU believe Selena Gomez , the 24-yearold singer/actress who's been on her Revival World Tour, is taking some time off to recharge, rejuvenate and de-stress to revive herself . "As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways," Selena stated exclusively to People magazine. "I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges. "I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off. Thank you to all my fans for your support.
August 30, 2016
ISSUE | HEALTH CARE Insurance unaffordable I am worried about proposed health-insurance rate hikes proposed for next year. Aetna has requested an 18 percent increase for its HMO, and Independence Blue Cross's Keystone Health Plan East, also an HMO, has proposed a 13 percent increase. Medical treatments are getting pricier every year, and a recent study by the University of Michigan found that patients are bearing a much larger share of that cost. According to the four-year study, deductibles rose 86 percent and coinsurance costs increased 33 percent.
August 26, 2016 |
"We're living in this time when if you ask people if they're happy with what they're eating, almost everyone says no," said Christina Bognet, founder of PlateJoy, a personalized, online nutrition service. PlateJoy is just one of the many companies cashing in on Americans' hunger for fresh, fast, at-home food, and the movement toward "a healthy lifestyle" and away from "diets. " Some companies, like PlateJoy, provide meal-planning with healthful recipes and shopping lists ( Relish!
August 21, 2016
Name: Safeture. What it does: The global safety app gives travelers real-time alerts about flight delays, fires, floods and other natural disasters, outbreaks of disease, political protests, and terrorist acts such as bombings and shootings that would cause them to change their destination or reroute their travel plans. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. In Google Play, requires 4.0.3 and up. Cost: From $3.99 for two weeks of service to $21.99 for one year.