Covid NJ: Second Booster Vaccine Approved for Ages 50+; Gov. Murphy Positive but Asymptomatic

Sources: Patch.com New Jersey; NJ Spotlight News Governor Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. “This afternoon, as part of a regularly-scheduled testing regime, Governor Murphy took a rapid antigen test that came back positive for COVID-19,” Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna said yesterday. He subsequently took a PCR test, which also came back positive and […]

What To Know About Alopecia

Sources: TheConversation.com; National Alopecia Areata Foundation The violence that overshadowed the 2022 Oscar awards ceremony was sparked by a joke by comedian Chris Rock about the lack of hair of Jada Pinkett Smith. Away from the recriminations over what could be perceived as a mean-spirited jibe and a disproportionate response by Jada’s husband Will Smith, […]

April 20 Scholarship Application Deadline For Blind & Visually Impaired Students

Source: NJ Dept. Human Services The Nathan & Sally Rogoff Scholarship for Academic Excellence Amount: $1,000 Award based on (evaluative priority order): Response to essay questions, GPA, SAT score, strength of letters of recommendation, involvement in extra-curriculum activities and volunteer/community service The Caroline Rose Foster Scholarship for Independence and Self-Determination Amount: $1,000 Award based on […]

Manalapan, Asbury Park Dads To Climb Mount Everest For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Benefit

Source: RLS Media Matt Scarfo will soon climb on Mount Everest to raise funds to research a very rare – and always-fatal – children’s disease. Scarfo says that Duchenne muscular dystrophy occurs only once in every 3,500 live births. These kids (mostly boys) are in wheelchairs by their early teens, breathing on ventilators by their […]