Battling Childhood Obesity: Part 2

Source: Click here for Part one Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that kids follow their parents’ behavior, whether they’re working out or sitting on the couch. Consider getting an activity tracker or pedometers for the whole family...

Featured Video: The North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)

North Jersey Community Research Initiative ( Recovery Empowerment · Community Patient Care · LBGTQ Services Source: NJCRI distinguishes itself by its 25 year history. Over 25 years of providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment to individuals in...

Sandyston: Teen drums up support for Moebius syndrome

Source: New Jersey Herald Austin Halls may not have always been able to smile but that didn’t stop him from singing. In fact he says he still has a videotape of him singing karaoke when he was just 3 years old. “I’ve always loved to sing,” he said. Now 18,...

Little Ferry schools close following illness outbreak

Citing a “staggering” number of student absences due to a range of illnesses, including influenza, the superintendent of Little Ferry public school district canceled classes on Friday so the buildings could be disinfected — a process that he said would continue over...

Christie: 900 beds to be added to N.J. to treat drug addiction, mental illness

Source: New Jersey will add nearly 900 more treatment beds for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and suffer from a mental illness — expanding the state’s inpatient mental health system by almost 40 percent, Gov. Chris Christie has announced. In 2015,...

Battling Childhood Obesity: How?

Source: Several years ago, some New Jersey public schools sent home letters to parents whose kids were considered overweight or obese based on standard height and weight measurements. The so-called “fat letters” stirred up a debate that continues today: What’s...