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FDA’s message to moms: Eat more seafood

FDA’s message to moms: Eat more seafood

Your mother probably told you “fish is brain food.” Turns out she was right. The nutrients in seafood are vital to the brain development of young children, especially during pregnancy.…

Ick factor – Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice

Ick factor – Why you may be struggling to get rid of those pesky head lice

Whether your kids are off to summer camp, you’re gearing up for back-to-school, there is snow on the ground or flowers are blooming, you may find yourself dealing with a…

You don’t always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online

You don’t always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online

With busy lives and tight budgets, Americans continuously try to find ways to save time and money, which is why online shopping has become so common. However, some purchases are…

Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips

Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable, progressive disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks a person’s joints, causing inflammation and damage. Approximately 1.3 million people have RA. This…

Bergen’s Paramedic Program Responds to Need

Bergen’s Paramedic Program Responds to Need

Bergen Community College officials, including Paramedic Science Director/Professor Jennifer McCarthy, President B. Kaye Walter, Ph.D., Dean of Health Professions Susan Barnard, D.H.S. and Board of Trustees Chair E. Carter Corriston,…

DiPietro and Pinkus Elected Co-Presidents of Tomorrows Children’s Fund

DiPietro and Pinkus Elected Co-Presidents of Tomorrows Children’s Fund

Vivian DiPietro and Jerry Pinkus were elected co-presidents of Tomorrows Children’s Fund (TCF) at the organization’s Board of Directors meeting in September.  TCF is a nonprofit charitable organization that provides a…

Make this football season a smarter one

Make this football season a smarter one

As the less structured and sun-filled summer days come to an end, many households across the country are preparing for football camps, practices and the start of the season. Coaches…

Tips to get the recommended amount of fruit in your daily diet

Tips to get the recommended amount of fruit in your daily diet

No one questions that fruit is an essential part of the diet. But did you know that more than 70 percent of Americans do not eat the recommended amount of…

Find the right tools to invest in a healthy smile

Find the right tools to invest in a healthy smile

If you’re concerned about your oral health and looking to protect your physical and financial well-being, one of the easiest ways to do so is to practice preventive care. Attending…

BVMI’s 5th Anniversary Marks Great Strides in Providing Free Healthcare to Low-income Bergen County Residents

BVMI’s 5th Anniversary Marks Great Strides in Providing  Free Healthcare to Low-income Bergen County Residents

Today Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative is a bustling, by-appointment-only healthcare center with 32 practitioners who provide healthcare to 1,000 patients in 6,000 medical visits.  Five years ago founder Samuel A.…

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