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Laundry pods continue to poison people

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, each year 55 centers receive millions of calls, the majority from people who have come into contact with dangerous or potentially dangerous substances. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says every day more than 300 children in the U.S. are treated in an emergency room as a result of poisoning. However, these are not just linked to chemicals but also to everyday items such as household cleaners and medications.


The 103-year-old Grand Canyon ranger who's older than the park itself

Rose Torphy has had a large life. At 103, she’s the matriarch of a family with five generations now below her.


Acetaminophen Overdose Is Far Easier Than You Might Think

Tylenol has been featured in the news again, as its risks are becoming more widely acknowledged. Consumer Reports also criticized the US Food and Drug Administration is not doing enough to keep consumers safe from potentially serious side effects.


Mercury in Drug and Biologic Products

The information in this list is derived from submissions made by manufacturers+1 in response to the agency's call-for-data notices of December 14, 1998 (63 FR 68775), April 29, 1999 (64 FR 23083) and February 3, 2003 (68 FR 5299), the agency's Drug Registration and Listing System, and other agency sources.


Colgate Ingredient Linked to Cancer

Millions of Americans may be putting a cancer-causing ingredient in their mouths every day. Triclosan, an ingredient in Colgate Total toothpaste, has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals, leading many consumer companies to phase it out and Minnesota to ban it in many products.


Products That Contain Triclosan

If you are not yet aware of the potential dangers of triclosan, you should know that this antibacterial agent has been strongly linked to the following effects on human health


Osteopathic Medicine Is Gaining Recognition

While many people are now aware that there are well-trained health care practitioners specializing in complementary medicine, many are still unaware that there are two kinds of allopathic physicians to choose from as well.


From Bottle Nipples to Baked Goods: Is Silicone Safe?

Silicone has emerged as the new essential material, and it’s easy to see why. It goes from oven to freezer without blinking, and offers non-stick, quick-cooling, easy-cleaning performance in any shape under the sun from baking molds and cookie sheets to bottle nipples and pacifiers.


Consuming Low Concentrations Of Glyphosate Linked To Deadly, Nightmarish Deformities

(NaturalNews) Pigs who consume feed with low concentrations of the herbicide glyphosate (also marketed as Roundup) give birth to piglets with a wide array of severe defects, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and Sadat City University in Egypt.


Beware Of This Deadly Spiked Plant That Can Invade Your Pet's Body

If you've never heard of foxtails, you may hear about them soon enough, and regardless of where you live, I urge you to be on the lookout for them. These treacherous little plant awns are ubiquitous in California, reported in almost every state west of the Mississippi, and have recently spread to the east coast as well.


10 Worst Ways GMO"s threaten humanity and our natural world

(NaturalNews) Why are genetically modified organisms (GMOs) a serious threat to humanity and the environment? The reasons span the realms of science, social justice, economics and the environment, and once you understand this, you'll readily understand why so many


Record Growth Of Organic Food Consumption In The U.S. And India

(NaturalNews) There has been record growth in sales of organic, non-GMO food in some of the world's largest produce markets, a good thing for consumers and advocates of clean, wholesome, non-bioengineered commodities.


Amazon Oil Spill Has Killed Tons Of Fish, Sickened Native People

CUNINICO, Peru – On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of dead fish float past this tiny Kukama Indian community and into the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon.


Gut Bacteria Reduce Autism Anguish: Doctor

It is well known that stress can cause a stomach ache, but the relationship works both ways, says a pediatrician. Researchers are starting to show that a bacterial imbalance in the gut can cause mental health problems, says Dr Leila Masson, who specialises in treating children on the autistic spectrum. Although an imbalance does not cause autism, getting the balance right can help reduce some of the anguish.


Banned In Europe, Safe In U.S.

June 9, 2014 — In the United States, children can drink fruit juice beverages made with Red Dye No. 40 and eat macaroni and cheese colored with Yellow Dye No. 5 and No. 6. Yet in the U.K., these artificial colorings have been taken off the market due to health concerns, while in the rest of Europe, products that contain them must carry labels warning of the dyes’ potential adverse effect on children’s attention and behavior.


Obesity Epidemic Is Now A Global Health Threat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity each year, and that one-third of all cancers are directly related to excess weight.


Five Reasons Why Roundup Should Be Banned Forever

(NaturalNews) The science is irrefutable on this simple fact: Roundup weedkiller, manufactured by Monsanto, is a deadly chemical poison that persists on -- and in -- the food crops consumed by millions of people. And the many consequences of Roundup's continued use in commercial agriculture are reason enough, at least to any rationally minded individual, to ban the toxic chemical cocktail forever for the sake of the environment and humanity.


Senators To Dr. Oz: You Help People Peddle Phony Cures

Dr. Mehmet Oz doesn’t pitch specific products. The celebrity doctor and Columbia University professor of surgery says clearly on his website that “Dr. Oz does not endorse any brand name or commercial supplier” and instructs viewers to check with their doctors before taking supplements. He even has an operation called Oz Watch devoted to tracking down fraudulent claims using his name or likeness, which he says has collected 35,000 complaints and resulted in 600 cease-and-desist letters.


Disease-Causing Chemicals In Everyday Products Cost EU Billions

According to a report by the Health and Environment Alliance, a leading activist group on EU health matters, hormone-disrupting chemicals are causing spiralling rates of disease and putting a dangerous strain on healthcare policies across the 28-country bloc.


Can We Eat To Starve Cancer

William Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.


WMBC- TV: HackensackUMC's AIDS Outreach Program Sponsors World AIDS Day Conference

Jason A. Kreitner, FACHE, administrator, Clinical Services at HackensackUMC was interviewed by WMBC TV regarding the World AIDS Day Conference sponsored by Hackensack University Medical Center’s AIDS Outreach Program. High school students from Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties attended the prevention-focused conference entitled, "Getting Back to Zero," which addressed ways young people can be proactive in ending the AIDS epidemic.

The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 cancer centers, presented Governor Chris Christie with the 2013 Leadership Award on Tuesday, July 2.
Jul 03, 2013 02:25 PM

John Theurer Cancer Center at HackensackUMC Presents Governor Christie with 2013 Leadership Award

John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the nation’s top 50 cancer centers, presented Governor Chris Christie with the 2013 Leadership Award during a ceremony Tuesday, July 2 honoring the Governor for his contributions in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Jul 01, 2013 11:16 AM

Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized With National Partner For Change Award

HackensackUMC was awarded the 2013 “Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care membership community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care. The award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The HackensackUMC Foundation was a proud sponsor of the Second Annual Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run/Walk, held on Saturday, April 27th in Saddle River, NJ.
Jul 01, 2013 11:13 AM

HackensackUMC Sponsors Second Annual Susan Zabransky Hughes Run

The HackensackUMC Foundation was a proud sponsor of the Second Annual Zabransky Hughes Memorial Run/Walk, held on Saturday, April 27th in Saddle River, NJ. Working conjunction with title sponsor McGraw Communications, the run attracted almost 800 competitors from across New Jersey to walk and run in support of Susan Zabransky Hughes, a long-time Saddle River mom who lost her battle with cancer in July 2011 at the age of 46.

Dr. Harry Agress
May 28, 2013 01:22 PM

HackensackUMC Receives Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence Award From the American College of Radiology

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has become the first ever recipient of the American College of Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence Award. The award was presented to Harry Agress Jr., MD, FACR, Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology and Director, PET/CT Center and Division of Nuclear Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center during the American College of Radiology (ACR) Annual meeting on May 7th in Washington, D.C.

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