By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 16, 2009, 12:17 PM EDT
Grant is part of more than $2.4 million awarded in grants in Fall 2008.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded a restricted grant of $36,344 to the Tomorrows Children’s Institute (TCI) at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC). These grants are designated to either help institutions treat more kids on clinical trials, or provide resources to make more research possible. TCI is located in the DON IMUS-WFAN Pediatric Cancer Center for Tomorrows Children at HUMC, part of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 16, 2009, 12:15 PM EDT
Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes? Is a loved one struggling with a new diagnosis of diabetes? If so, Valley Home Care has a program for you. Valley Home Care is registering participants for its Diabetes Self-Management Program. Program topics include learning to live with and manage diabetes, disease process, monitoring and use of blood glucose results, nutritional management, medication review, changing behavior, goal setting, complications, foot care, exercise and community resources.
By Paramus Post Monday, March 16, 2009, 10:37 AM EDT
By Anonymous Monday, March 16, 2009, 06:21 AM EDT
Gifted children tend to know what they want to be when they grow up (it's usually something in applied sciences), but they often can't say why. The answer may be everyone else's expectations.
"Society identifies the gifted child with high intelligence and is often hasty to identify this intelligence with specific subjects, especially exact or prestigious sciences," said Inbal Shani of the University of Haifa. "The maturing children are quick to adopt this identity, renouncing the process of building self-identity.
By Fred Rohdieck Saturday, March 14, 2009, 04:38 PM EDT
Paramus Rotary Club Participates in “Meals On Wheels” Program
On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 the Paramus Rotary Club initiated the first of daily visits to Paramus residents delivering food to those in need as part of the “Meals On Wheels” program. At 11:30am Monday to Friday Paramus Rotary Club volunteers pick up meals at the Care Plus NJ facility and start their deliveries. For most recipients these meal deliveries are their ONLY nourishment, and for some these daily visits are their only person contact.
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, March 14, 2009, 02:23 PM EDT
Bergen Dining Destination Announces Celebratory Martini Specials
Five years after opening the doors to a culinary oasis, Chakra Restaurant thrives as a dining destination well-known for its unique ambiance, stellar cuisine, and creative cocktails. “On this special milestone for Chakra Restaurant, we want to express our sincere appreciation to our valued customers for their loyalty and support, many of whom have become great friends of the restaurant,” said Chakra co-owner, Peter Longo. “We are also thankful to our staff and suppliers who have helped Chakra grow and flourish.”
By Caroline Dipping Saturday, March 14, 2009, 06:45 AM EDT
It was truly heartwarming — awe-inspiring, actually — to read the dozens of responses we received from a recent appeal to readers to share their favorite takes on oatmeal.
While not the sexiest of foods, the healthful morning bowl, it would seem, is hotter than ever.
Starbucks and Jamba Juice are capitalizing on this cholesterol-fighting cachet, too.
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 13, 2009, 07:51 PM EDT
If you don't believe in Friday 13th being a jinx, maybe this will convince you.
I had lunch today with a priest friend of mine in Fort Lee. We had a leisurely lunch discussing old times at Sally Ling's, a Chinese Restaurant in a strip mall. Finishing, we parted company, I walked to my car and headed for Route 4 West. Just as I was about to approach the ramp, my friend, the priest, called me. His car had been towed!
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 13, 2009, 07:33 AM EDT
The CARES Foundation announced today that the 2009 Everyone CARES Gala will honor Dix P. Poppas, MD with a Visionary Award, and Pfizer, Inc, with a Corporate Partner Award. The event will be held on the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. CARES Foundation is a not-for-profit and the only US organization devoted entirely to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), a potentially life-threatening disease.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Friday, March 13, 2009, 06:15 AM EDT
Recently, scientists have started looking to nature and emulating natural processes to replace carbon-intensive manufacturing. Think about the humble spider web, three times stronger than steel yet light and flexible. We humans have not been able to design anything quite so useful and biodegradable.
Biomimicry stems from the Latin words "bios," meaning life, and "mimesis," meaning to imitate.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 07:44 PM EDT
Fiddler on the Roof
Tony and Oscar award-winning Fiddler on the Roof, based on the short story "Tevye and His Daughters" by Sholom Aleichem, will be directed by Michael Bias, director of the Garage Theater Group and performed by talented members of Temple Emeth this spring.
Mark your calendar and plan to come: Thursday, April 16, 8 p.m., and Sunday matinee, April 19, 2:00 p.m.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 07:02 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 06:42 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 05:02 PM EDT
New Image Camp
By Tony Sparber
What would you say is the top health concern for American kids in 2009? Drug abuse? Internet safety? Child abuse? Smoking? Bullying? Autism? These issues certainly concern all parents. According to a National Poll on Children’s Health conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, parents said it is childhood obesity that tops the list.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 04:30 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 04:29 PM EDT
Christopher DiGirolamo and Keith Roberts
Are you interested in learning about different types of laws that govern your daily life but don't have the time or resources to attend law school? Learn about important issues like estate planning, workman's compensation and understanding your auto insurance policy from experienced attorneys by enrolling in the People's Law School, presented by Bergen Community College's Division of Continuing Education, Corporate and Public Sector Training.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 04:24 PM EDT
Free Offerings Include Educational Health, History Programs
The Atrium, the supportive independent senior living residence at The Allendale Community for Mature Living, will host a variety of informative programs in March and April, which are free and open to the public.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 04:10 PM EDT
The Paramus Board of Health will offer free screening for high blood pressure and diabetes to Paramus residents on Wednesday, April 8th from 1-3 pm. and for blood pressure only on Friday, April 24th from 9:30 – 11:00 am. according to Health Officer, John Hopper. These programs can give you important information about your health that can be used to evaluate your risks for both diseases. Literature will also be available. Appointments are necessary for April 8th, therefore please call the Board of Health nurses at (201) 265-2100, Ext. 615 or 618. No appointment is necessary on April 24th.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 04:07 PM EDT
Join us for a stunning live concert recreating and celebrating the music of Queen. Performed by Gary Mullen and The Works, with Queen’s original concert staging, lighting and effects, this show will rock you–guaranteed! All the hits are there, including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 12, 2009, 04:04 PM EDT
The world’s great love story in an unforgettable evening of ballet, performed by leading dancers from across Russia along with stars of the Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets. Stylish choreography and masterful storytelling make “Giselle” contain the most beautiful scenes in the classic repertory.