Wednesday, January 23, 2013
New Year's resolution to give up the cigarettes? Here's how.
Wednesday, January 23
The following release is from Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention: For many Americans, the first of January is filled with hope and resolve to make positive changes. It may be a promise to exercise more, choose healthier foods or even spend time with family. For many, it was the life-changing decision to quit smoking. “There truly is no ‘bad’ time to quit smoking,” says Dennis Lee, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention (IFP), “but tobacco dependence is an addiction and it’s important to understand that quitting takes preparation and thought to ensure your efforts are successful.” If you are finding yourself struggling to fulfill your resolution to quit smoking, you are certainly not alone. To …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sherri Golden is honored by the town following her participation in the St. Barnabas Living Donor program.
On Monday, South Orange Village President Alex Torpey read a proclamation recognizing South Orange deputy clerk Sherri Golden. The North Plainfield resident was recognized for being a part of the St. Barnabas Living Donor Institute, where she gave her kidney to save someone else’s life. However, more importantly, by doing so, she saved her husband’s life as well. Derrick Golden, a 15 year veteran with the Newark Police Department, had kidney problems long before he married Sherri on January 9, 2011. Beginning in 2007, Derrick started having pain in his kidneys and had to be hospitalized for around a week. His condition started to deteriorate and he was soon diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. According to the National Kidney …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Center presents a variety of heart-healthy programs during February.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center joined the American Heart Association’s (AHA) fight against heart disease Friday by holding "National Wear Red Day." Physicians, staff and volunteers wore red to work to help raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease, which, while preventable, is still the number one killer of women. To mark the event, The Heart Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center held the following activities: Heart disease is a major risk. In the U.S., it kills two times more people than all kinds of cancer. In recognition of American Heart Month, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the Barnabas Health Outpatient Centers are pleased to offer the following programs and activities in February designed to improve heart health. FREE …