NJ Perinatal Associates: How to Quit Smoking While Trying to Get Pregnant

Source: NJ Perinatial Associates The act of smoking is especially harmful for a woman who is trying to get pregnant, jeopardizing not only her health, but the prenatal risk of severely damaging her unborn child’s life. Whether you’re trying to conceive or simply know a friend or...

Pediatrician: I called Child Protective Services to Report Trump Policy Child Abuse

Source: The law mandates that when pediatricians see or hear about children being abused, they must report that abuse to authorities. I am a pediatrician. I called Child Protective Services in Washington, DC to report child abuse by Trump immigration policies. An...

The Keto Diet: Popular, But Is It Safe? — Part 2

Source: PART ONE Entering ketosis is no picnic. According to Melanie Boehmer, a registered dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, people adopting the diet develop what’s called the “keto flu” as their metabolism shifts from...

The Keto Diet: Popular, But Is It Safe?

Source: Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy “keto” diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that’s sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter your...

NEWTON: “Foodstock” donations boosts local food pantries

Source: NJ Herald Eleven local food pantries got a much-needed boost this weekend as more than 3,000 food items collected through Foodstock were distributed. Nine volunteers from Deloitte, global accounting network with offices in New Jersey, helped count, sort, pack and...

Staffing Ratios — The Wrong Formula for Patients and Nurses

Source: NJ Spotlight My nursing career has spanned many decades. I’ve served in the Navy on a hospital ship, cared for patients in hospital ICUs and emergency departments, led healthcare quality and patient-safety programs, and earned my doctorate degree in nursing practice from...