Defunding Planned Parenthood would curtail N.J. care

Source: North It’s business as usual these days at the Planned Parenthood center in Paterson, but if Republicans in Congress succeed in defunding the organization, big change may be coming. On a recent afternoon, a 22-year-old woman stopped by to pick up...

Take the Diabetes Risk Test on March 22

Source: GMN News American Diabetes Alert Day is March 22. On this day, the American Diabetes Association invites you to take a free Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. The test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family...

Very First sign of Alzheimer’s disease identified

Sources: RawStory Memory loss and cognitive decline are commonly thought to be the earliest signs of the neurodegenerative disorder Alzheimer’s, but a new study has found declines in glucose levels in the brain come even sooner — before the first symptoms appear. Even...

Horizon offered Christie $135M for health programs

Source: On Friday, in a statement released to NJ Advance Media, Horizon officials confirmed offering the administration a substantial but unspecified amount of money. The money, Horizon officials said, would be used over two years to create a temporary fund for health care...

Featured Video: Eating Disorder Awareness

Eating Disorder Awareness: · Self-Screening Quiz · Helpline 1-800-931-2237 · Body Image: Everyone should get screened for an eating disorder. These illnesses often hide in plain sight, so whether you have serious concerns or...

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...