Curing Sickle Cell Anemia With Chemo-Free Stem Cell Transplants

Source: Iesha Thomas, 33, has been in and out of hospitals battling sickle cell disease since she was only 8 months old. Now she can boast of being the first of 13 patients to be cured of sickle cell disease with a chemotherapy-free procedure at University of...

Featured Video: Hereditary Neuropathy/CMT Awareness

Hereditary Neuropathy Awareness: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease · Donate: #unSelfie4CMT · NJ Specialists Source: Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation ( Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), named after the three doctors who first identified it, is...

New Brunswick: 4th Gay Men’s Health Awareness Summit Sept. 28

Source: The New Jersey HIV Planning Group’s (NJHPG) Gay Men’s Committee presents the 4th Annual Gay Men’s Awareness health summit conference. This day is in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, originally created in 2008 to...

Health Insurer Considers Leaving N.J. Market as Obamacare Premiums Set To Rise

Source: New Jersey’s largest health insurer has proposed raising premiums by an average of 22 percent next year for people who buy their own coverage, while another insurer wants rates for its Obamacare plans to climb as much as 59 percent — and may consider...

West Orange: Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs or germ cells and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. There are many types of tumors that can start in the...

New Device Detects Cancer Cells in Seconds?

Source: Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have invented a powerful new instrument that can detect cancer cells quickly and accurately during surgery. The handheld device, called the MasSpec Pen, delivers results in about 10 seconds – 150 times...