Plea for action on Alzheimer's funding
Nov 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Currently more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including approximately 170,000 here in New Jersey. Those numbers will skyrocket by mid-century as the baby...
Helping to prevent tragedies
Nov 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: The Newark community was rattled once again by a fatal fire on Saturday, October 11. The fire, which occurred on Oakland Terrace, was responsible for the deaths of a mother and grandmo...
Number duplication, ebola and geopolitical life/death decisions
Oct 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: I have always found the subject of number duplication to be fascinating. If you were to take $1 double it and each successive day each dollar doubled itself you would in thirty short d...
Ground rules for safe “Trick or Treating”
Oct 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Experts at the NJ Poison Center urge parents and caregivers to be alert and take precautions to avoid dangerous mishaps while celebrating Halloween this year. Be sure to keep Trick-or-...
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Oct 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Over half a million New Jerseyans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease – including individuals in the Bergen, Morris and Passaic County areas, who are either diagnosed with the disease ...
Sick days protect workers, and their co-workers
Oct 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: It started with a 102.4 fever, aches all-over, coughs, congestion... misery for two weeks (and counting!). Sometimes I cough so hard it feels like my chest is going to crack. Other tim...
Focus on caregiving is warranted given how big its impact is
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: When I first began my internship at AARP, I had absolutely no idea how big of an issue caregiving is. Now I know that caregivers provide around $13 billion a year in unpaid services in...
In memory of Chief Agostini
Sep 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: The fire service has the great grace to be one of society’s truly altruistic professions. The fire service exists to help, save, protect and keep safe the lives and property of the com...
Disgusted - is there no justice for animals?
Sep 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: Tuesday August 12 a little before 6 p.m. - this will be a day I will never forget, for I lost my beautiful beagle mix to a speeding car, a driver going above the speed limit on my stre...
Healthier foods in our schools
Sep 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear Editor: With the new school year, parents' attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy...