The physical, mental health, and other benefits of volunteering

Source: Asbury Park Press Active schedules can make it difficult to find the time to volunteer. Those who make the effort, however, can reap numerous benefits. The right volunteer fit can help individuals find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and protect...
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New Hospital Exec Job of N.J. Health Commissioner’s Spouse Creates Conflict of Interest

Source: NJ Spotlight.com Former Christie administration Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd’s move to become senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Cooper University Health Care has prompted state Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd, who is his wife, to order...
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With Obamacare open enrollment beginning, digital-friendly ‘Oscar’ plan debuts in N.J.

Healthcare Act Enrollment Period Ends Feb. 15 2015 Medicare Enrollment Period Ends December 7 2014 Source: NJ.com New Jersey, meet Oscar. The state’s newest health insurance company — although named after co-founder Josh Kushner’s great-grandfather — endeavors to be a thoroughly...
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How cannabis was used to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers

Source: TheConversation.com Widely proscribed around the world for its recreational uses, cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions. Products using cannabinoids, the active components of the cannabis plant, have...
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Christie signs bill requiring hospitals to teach family how to care for discharged patients

Source: NJ.com New Jersey today became the second state in the country to pass a law that will require hospitals to provide caregivers instructions and training on how to carry out their responsibilities when loved ones are discharged home. The legislation was drafted at the...
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Ultimate Fitness Training Center: Stretching and Mobility Sessions Available

Source: Ultimate Fitness Training Center.com New stretching and mobility sessions have just been introduced at Ultimate Fitness Training Center, a gym and personal health center in Monmouth County, NJ. The sessions are in line with owner Eddie Albert’s holistic approach to...
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