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Andrew D'Arcy

OSTEO RELIEF INSTITUTE OF WALL 30 KNEE PATIENTS INFECTED BY INJECTIONS

The New Jersey Department of Health says that over 30 patients contracted infections at the Osteo Relief Institute in Wall Township after receiving injections for knee pain management.  The facility closed on March 7th after patient complaints about bacterial infections. […]

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CDC – MESOTHELIOMA DEATH RATES RISING

In a report published recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that mesothelioma mortality rates are still rising, despite increased awareness about the dangers of asbestos and better detection and treatment methods.  The CDC reports that mesothelioma deaths […]

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NEW LYME DISEASE WARNING FOR NJ

It could be a bad year for Lyme disease, predict two upstate New York scientists who study the disease.  Researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, have determined the regional mouse population is skyrocketing, and […]

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NEW STUDY SUGGESTS IVC FILTERS ARE OVERUSED

Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are placed to prevent deep venous thromboses (DVT) from traveling to the heart and lungs, causing pulmonary embolism.  They are considered life-saving devices that can prevent a patient from suffering a pulmonary embolism in cases […]

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OCEAN COUNTY NJ: 900 CHILDREN AT RISK AFTER POSSIBLE FAULTY VACCINES

More than 900 children in Ocean County may not have been vaccinated properly.  New details are emerging about the complaint filed by the state Attorney General’s office against Dr. Michael Bleiman of Southern Ocean Pediatrics and Family Medicine in Manahawkin […]

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GOVERNMENT LAWSUIT: NO EVIDENCE PREVAGEN IMPROVES MEMORY

A new lawsuit by two government agencies accused the company behind dietary supplement Prevagen of misleading its customers.  The lawsuit was filed Monday by the New York Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission against Prevagen maker Quincy Bioscience.  The […]

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SURGICAL HEATER LINKED TO DEADLY INFECTION

A medical device used in 60% of hospitals has been linked to life-threatening cardiovascular infections.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients who have had valve implants or prosthetic product implants are at a higher risk of […]

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EXPLODING E-CIGARETTE BATTERIES

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing the dangers of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, following dozens of reports of devices that have combusted, overheated or caught fire.  The agency announced a two-day public meeting for April.  The Associated Press […]

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DEADLY  SUPERBUG  LINKED  TO FOUR  DEATHS IN THE U.S.

Federal health officials say 13 cases of a potentially deadly, drug-resistant fungal  infection have been reported  in the United States.  According to a report  released  Friday from the Centers  for Disease  Control and Prevention,  the  fungus has been  linked to […]

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EGGO WAFFLES RECALLED DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA

About 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles are being voluntarily recalled in 25 states (including New Jersey) because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.  The Kellogg Company said in a statement “The recall is a result […]