Study: HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting cancerous cervical changes

Source: Washington Post A randomized, controlled study — the kind of trial considered the “gold standard” of research — has showed that the human papillomavirus test is more sensitive than the Pap smear, a widely used test that has been a standard part of...

Veterans, PTSD, July 4 and Fireworks: Rely on Medical Help, Not “Courtesy”

Source: Havok Journal It’s the Fourth of July, a time for beer, barbeques, good old-fashioned Red, White and Blue, and signs reading “A combat veteran lives here. Please be courteous with fireworks.” When I first saw a “be courteous” sign a few years back, I hoped it was the kind...

Somerset: MuckFest Multiple Sclerosis Benefit

Sources:; National Multiple Sclerosis Society Horizon BlueCross BlueShield (and their team of 200 employees) invite you to help tackle MuckFestMS New Jersey, a 5K course with 18 obstacles for one goal: a world free of multiple sclerosis. You and your friends...

Restore Stability To Community-Based Behavioral Health Care

Source: The Trentonian For more than a year now, the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA), its members, Freeholders, counties, and many other stakeholders have been saying that the Medicaid rates established by the state to take effect on July...

Jersey City Medical Center Community Needs Survey; Cedar Grove Swimming Benefit

Sources:; NJ Officials with the Jersey City Medical Center are urging Hudson County residents to participate in an anonymous survey, saying that it will help shape future health care programming and services for the community. The online survey takes roughly 10...

Manchester Police Fitness Challenge Raises $6K; Bon Jovi Guitar Legend Joins Blood Drive

Source: Jersey Shore Online; The Manchester Police recently flexed their muscles by hosting the third annual Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge, where police departments from all over the state compete to win the title of Fittest Police Department. Fifteen...