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Jersey City’s Christ Hospital Expands Smoke Free Policy

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Photo Caption: Eileen Clyne, Christ Hospital’s Human Resources Director (left), and Miriam Rodriguez, Benefits Analyst, offered healthy snacks and tips to quit smoking for employees and visitors who visited the hospital’s Great American Smokeout display on November 19. The event also served as the kick-off towards the hospital becoming a totally smoke-free environment by June 2010.

Each year cigarette smoking accounts for approximately one of every five deaths, or about 438,000 people. While smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, it costs billions of health care dollars every year. Continue reading Jersey City’s Christ Hospital Expands Smoke Free Policy

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Are those Cute Little Piggies- Big Problems?

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tea-cup-pigsA craze that started in England “Tea Cup Pigs” is begining to find its critics. Read what a recent article has  has to say about owning one of these pint size porkers. “Do good things really come in small packages”? You decide!

Source: Paw Nation

More Stories   –Original Piggie Story   also  Tea Cup Pigs Video

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Christ Hospital Emergency Angioplasty Saves 35 year-old North Bergen Resident

Hospital Saves Lives in Hudson County

(Jersey City, N.J.) –Nationally, 1.1 million people have heart attacks each year and almost half of them die, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, Christopher Pierro, a 35-year-old North Bergen resident, attributes being alive today because of a lifesaving emergency angioplasty he received by board certified emergency physicians and interventional cardiologists at Christ Hospital. Continue reading Christ Hospital Emergency Angioplasty Saves 35 year-old North Bergen Resident

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NEW JERSEY LIFE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES HEALTH +BEAUTY TITLE

POPULAR NEW JERSEY MAGAZINE ADDS NEW HEALTH AND BEAUTY ISSUE

new-jersey-life1New Jersey Life Magazine will launch its premiere issue of  New Jersey Life Health + Beauty next year, starting in February / March.

For the past 11 years, New Jersey Life has been the authoritative source for the urbane tastes of our state’s most affluent readers, and Health + Beauty evolved from NJL’s popular “Mind, Body Spirit” Column. Continue reading NEW JERSEY LIFE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES HEALTH +BEAUTY TITLE

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HEALTH VIEWS- THE FLU AND YOU- Read this important post

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS FLU SEASON!

Each year in the United States on average, 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.

What Is Influenza? Within the public sphere, “The flu” has become shorthand for “I feel like crap.”  I suspect that this is part of the reason why some people think the influenza vaccine doesn’t work.  Medically speaking, however, influenza is a very specific family of viruses that cause a reasonably narrow set of problems for humans.

READ MORE For you health – source Joseph Albietz,  Science Based Medicine

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Christ Hospital Offers Tips to Keep Healthy From Flu

H1N1 What you should do, summer-health1and what you should know this flu season!

With school back in session and flu season already upon us, Christ Hospital in  Jersey City, is urging all residents to prepare themselves and their families in response to an unpredictable flu season.

Since H1N1 first appeared in April 2009, medical professionals at Christ Hospital have been working with local and state health officials to learn more about the virus and on ways to keep their patients, employees, and community out of harm’s way. “Education is key,” says Christ Hospital’s Emergency Medicine Chairman Dr. Vijay Akkapeddi. “Prevention and awareness remain as the most effective ways in keeping healthy. People don’t realize it, but even touching a door knob is enough to transmit the virus and get someone sick.”   Continue reading Christ Hospital Offers Tips to Keep Healthy From Flu

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