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The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation Announces “Shade Shuttle” Launch Multi-State Tour


Shade Shuttle Tour

The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation is raising awareness and educating the community about melanoma by launching the “Shade Shuttle” and a multi-state tour. A polka dot bus featuring awareness facts about the deadliest form of skin cancer will be picked up in Egg Harbor, NJ on April 10, 2017 and stopping in Hoboken, NJ before heading home to Raleigh, NC.


Currently 1 in 5 people in the US will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime with melanoma being the deadliest. In 2016 the US Surgeon General declared skin cancer an epidemic in this country, yet it is highly preventable. Melanoma does not discriminate against age, race, gender or skin color, and the “Shade Shuttle” is setting out on a multi-state tour to spread awareness.


Recently a school bus was donated to the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation by Integrity Bus. Special thanks to Joe Duncan and the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation  for facilitating the donation. Tara Miller lost her battle to melanoma six weeks shy of  her 30th birthday and her foundation has raised over $1.5 million to support research. Local Egg Harbor, NJ company Promotional Junction wrapped and branded the bus as the “Shade Shuttle,” which features polka dots and facts about melanoma. The bus will be converted into a mobile education unit upon its return home and plans to offer free skin screenings when possible.

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The donated bus was picked up by the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation at 7:30am on April 10, 2017 at 5521 White Horse Pike, Egg Harbor City, NJ. From there, the “Shade Shuttle” multi-state tour  stopped at Pier A, 101 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken, NJ. The bus was there  from 12pm to 2pm. Offering Free skin screenings to visitors by the Schweiger Dermatology Group, as well as free tubes of sunscreen and sunglasses.

The tour continues with a stop in Richmond, VA, before the “Shade Shuttle” continues home to Raleigh, NC.


Trimark, a Raleigh, NC videography company will be documenting the “Shade Shuttle” journey and plans to produce a short video about the multi-state tour and the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation’s mission.

About the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation

Founded in 2015 by a three time melanoma survivor Tracy Callahan, the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds research, raises awareness and educates the community about melanoma. Learn more at

Connect with the Polka Dot Melanoma Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.




HEALTH VIEWS -Palisades Hospital offers Free Seminar on Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation

Palisades Medical Center will offer a Free Seminar on Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation. 

 The event on April 19 at 7 pm at Palisades’ Auditorium will feature physical therapist Diane Matlick, vestibular rehab specialist, as the guest speaker.  Free transportation is available.

North Bergen, NJ, 28 March 2012 – Palisades Medical Center is offering a free seminar to the community regarding Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation on Thursday, April 19, at 7pm.  It will focus on treatment for balance and vestibular related problems such as dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and hearing loss.  The event will take place in the Auditorium at Palisades Medical Center located at 7600 River Road in North Bergen.   Continue reading HEALTH VIEWS -Palisades Hospital offers Free Seminar on Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation


Seniors and Adults with Chronic Illnesses

JERSEY CITY — Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Department of Health and Human Services will hold another Flu Clinic for Seniors and Adults with Chronic Illnesses beginning Monday, November 7, 2011 from Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Immunization Clinic at the MLK Hub, located on 360 Martin Luther King Drive.

The vaccine will be provided free of charge to Seniors and adults with chronic illnesses from Jersey City. No appointment is necessary and the vaccine will be administered on a first come, first serve basis while supplies lasts.

All persons receiving the vaccine mXust complete a Consent Form which will be made available at the site prior to receiving the vaccine. The vaccine will not be administered to anyone without a completed Consent Form indicating their approval to receive the vaccine.

For additional information contact: Linda Ivory-Green, Health Educator at 201-547-5583 or visit our website at

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or


Universal Access and Human Rights World AIDS Day 2010

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Newark, NJ – Each year on December 1st, World AIDS Day, millions of people worldwide unite in an effort to raise awareness about the global spread of AIDS; remember those who died from AIDS; and celebrate the victories in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Continue reading Universal Access and Human Rights World AIDS Day 2010

Liberty Science Center to Unveil Interactive Diabetes Exhibit

Diabetes: A Deeper Look, a unique, interactive traveling exhibit developed by the Detroit Science Center and made possible with support from sanofi-aventis U.S., will help raise national awareness about diabetes. The 2,500 square-foot exhibit, shaped as a walk-through blood vessel with 40,000 LED lights pulsating to the sound of a heartbeat, is designed to educate the American public about diabetes, diabetes treatment options and the role of insulin in the body.

On April 1, the exhibit will open at Jersey City’s Liberty Science Center, named one of the 10 best science centers in the country by Parents Magazine. Following its stop at the Center, the exhibit will embark on a nationwide tour from 2010 to 2012.

Location:        Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305



Now 20 days old Ved Sanjiv,  is the first baby born in Hudson County County’s for the New Year 2010

Christ Hospital was the birthplace of the first baby born in Hudson County in the new year.  Neelam and Sanjiv Shah became  proud parents of a baby boy, whom they have named Ved Sanjiv, born at Christ Hospital on January 1, 2010 at 5:05 a.m.  Ved, who arrived before his due date and weighed in at 6 lbs., 10 oz., has a three-year-old brother, Nand, who was also born at Christ Hospital.  

Sanjiv Shah, the baby’s father, is employed as the Supervisor of the Vascular Lab at Christ Hospital.

H1N1 Still Can Be Found In Hudson County

summer-health Flu experts warn that we should prepare for a possible third wave of H1N1 flu.

Please help us spread the message about the importance of getting vaccinated!

Although it seems as though the 2009 H1N1 virus has waned, the reality is that here in Hudson County we are still seeing Influenza Like Illness (ILI) activity above what we would normally expect.  That means the virus is still present and circulating here, causing residents to become ill with flu.  Please see below for an excerpt from a letter from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of  Health and Human Services, regarding the importance of 2009 H1N1 vaccine: Continue reading H1N1 Still Can Be Found In Hudson County

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

New Jersey- Limited Initial Shipments of H1N1 Influenza Nasal Spray Arrive in State Today -Public Information Line Open-

A small number of local health departments and health care providers received initial shipments of nasal spray H1N1 flu vaccine today. Plans for the administration of the vaccine that arrived today and additional shipments that will continue to arrive are being finalized by providers.

The H1N1 nasal mist vaccine is only recommended for healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49 who are not pregnant. Continue reading New Jersey- Limited Initial Shipments of H1N1 Influenza Nasal Spray Arrive in State Today -Public Information Line Open-

THE MARKETING DOCTOR FOR DOCTORS: NJ Firm Helps Healtcare Providers Save Money To Help You

New Jersey Company Doing Their Part to Help Bring  Down Health Care Costs…


New Plan by Cambridge MedCom Will Save Marketing Costs and Create Effective Strategies for Medical, Dental Practices, Hospitals

Healthcare Marketing Communications firm Cambridge MedCom has the prescription for healthcare providers looking to cut marketing costs and improve the bottom line.  According to Cambridge MedCom, using truly effective marketing tools can increase profits, cut costs, and allow healthcare providers to improve the quality of their services by reinvested otherwise wasted dollars into patient care.

Abe Kasbo, CEO of Verasoni Worldwide, the parent company of Cambridge MedCom estimates Continue reading THE MARKETING DOCTOR FOR DOCTORS: NJ Firm Helps Healtcare Providers Save Money To Help You