More people are reaching for cough lozenges, over-the-counter medications and tissues as influenza sweeps through the region, and experts say that might get worse after holiday gatherings.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Clare McLaughlin concentrated as she maneuvered a joystick so her flying game character mimicked her movements on a computer screen and collected gold coins for points while evading the flying eagles and hawks that could derail her high score.
Holiday traditions, such as planning meals, shopping for gifts, making travel plans and hosting company, can be cheerful, but stressful.
Stress levels among people in New Jersey are not very different from those among people nationally, but residents of South Jersey reported more stress than their northern neighbors in several life categories, a new study has found.
VINELAND — When Stella McFarland and her family were transported to the emergency department at Inspira on a recent Thursday morning, they didn’t know she would be getting treatment in a specialized area designed for seniors.
NORTHFIELD — U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo announced Friday a new Veterans Affairs clinic is coming to Cape May County.
ATLANTIC CITY — Health experts toured a new medical and multipurpose center in the city last week they hope will serve older residents’ health and social needs.
People lined up out the door Monday afternoon at the library in Cape May Court House for one thing and one thing only: the flu vaccine.
BRIDGETON — Marie Swann said she would rather use some of her food vouchers to buy groceries at local farmers markets like Rottkamp Farms to get the freshest produce.
Counties statewide will promote vaccinations and immunizations in August with a series of community events, including vaccination clinics, during national Immunization Awareness Month.
Safety takes spotlight as deaths rise among older motorcyclists
Ocean County residents are being encouraged to drop off their outdated or unused medications Tuesday for safe disposal in Manahawkin.
SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center will open a new location for its rehabilitation services and a center for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders this month.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Gabrielle LaBoy, 14, couldn’t see that well once she put on glasses.
People who need paid time off from work to care for a newborn, adopted child or sick loved one may find it easier with newly approved legislation.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University researchers want to look inside your brain — for science, of course.
Gary Hanson spent Father’s Day at his son’s home in Pennsylvania. It was the second time he had to spend the holiday without his own father.
When Mary Beth Lewis talks about the beginning of her mother’s long journey with Alzheimer’s disease, one memory will always stick out.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey will hold an open house Wednesday to introduce the public to its new, second location of free clinics.
It’ll be one-stop shopping Thursday for people seeking information and resources on living in your senior years.
Mike Raiker wants to know why, after 42 years, he is now suffering from seasonal allergies.
Question: Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? I’m a new beneficiary and would like to get some treatments for my back. — Need Help
Question: When my father passed away a few months ago we had him cremated, but are now wondering what to do with his ashes. My sister and I would like to do something celebratory for his life, but aren’t sure what to do. Any suggestions? — No Instructions Left
Question: Are there any new treatments you know of that can help with constant ear ringing syndrome known as tinnitus? I’ve had it for years but it’s gotten worse the older I get. — Ringing Louder at 62
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A new center aimed at helping people with disabilities is open and accepting referrals.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will interview Atlantic County residents for its National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.