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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday October 20, 2019 ( 23 items )  

American Atheists Blast A.G. Barr's Fact-Free Attack on Secularism
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Oct. 14 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Following comments by Attorney General William P. Barr to Notre Dame law students that "the growing ascendancy of secularism" is to blame for violence, depression and mental illness, the ongoing drug epidemic, and "the wreckage of the family," American Atheists President Nick Fish sharply criticized Barr in a letter sent to the Department of Justice today. "It is curious that you blame violence on the rise of secular  more

American Atheists Issues Statement on Religion Is No Excuse to Deny Access to Healthcare
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Oct. 18 -- American Atheists issued the following statement by President Nick Fish in response to a federal court ruling that allows discrimination in the name of religion: "According to Judge Reed C. O'Connor's decision, health care professionals can use religion to ignore the Affordable Care Act's anti-discrimination protections for transgender Americans. "A patient's health must always come first. Allowing doctors to turn away patients for religious reasons is unconsc  more

American Atheists Launches Largest Survey on Non-Religious Americans and Their Struggles
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- American Atheists issued the following news: Today, American Atheists launched the U.S. Secular Survey in cooperation with numerous other national and local secular organizations, including Atheist Alliance of America, Camp Quest, Center for Inquiry, Foundation Beyond Belief, The Freethought Society, Hispanic American Freethinkers, Recovering from Religion, Secular Coalition for America, Secular Student Alliance, and Society for Humanistic Judaism. "Today, ther  more

American Atheists Opposes HUD's Plan to Rollback Housing Protections for Nonreligious Americans
CRANFORD, New Jersey, Oct. 18 -- American Atheists issued the following news: On Tuesday, American Atheists submitted comments opposing a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that would rollback housing civil rights protections for atheists, religious minorities, people of color, and other minority groups. "American Atheists has grave concerns regarding the impact the proposed rule will have on the ability of atheists and others in the nonreligious community t  more

American Journal of Hematology Issues 11 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, Oct. 17 -- The American Journal of Hematology, a journal that says it provides coverage of experimental and clinical features of blood diseases in humans and in animal models of human disease, published 11 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: 2020 update on diagnosis, risk stratification and treatment * Clinical and molecular characteristics of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma not associated with an IgM monoclona  more

Annals of Neurology Journal Issues 14 Research Articles in November 2019 Edition
MT. LAUREL, New Jersey, Oct. 16 -- Annals of Neurology, a journal from the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society that says it publishes the mechanisms and treatment of diseases of the human nervous system, published 14 research articles on the following topics in its November 2019 edition: * Astrocyte Subtype Vulnerability in Stem Cell Models of Vanishing White Matter * Chronic Dengue Virus Panencephalitis in a Patient with Progressive Dementia with Extrapyramidal F  more

CentraState to Hold Educational Event for Those Living With Diabetes on Nov. 6
FREEHOLD, New Jersey, Oct. 16 -- CentraState Healthcare System issued the following news: CentraState Medical Center is offering the forum, Sweet Success: Preventing and Managing Diabetes, on Wed., Nov. 6 from 5:30-8 p.m. at CentraState's Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main Street, Freehold. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Participants can learn how to take a more active role in preventing and managing their diabetes, and discover how the right balance of food, relaxation an  more

Clean Water Action Releases Its 2018-2019 NJ Legislative Scorecard
LONG BRANCH, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- Clean Water Action issued the following news release: * * * - The 2018-2019 legislature is failing to do its job to protect people and the environment * * * The New Jersey legislature refuses to address the major environmental challenges facing the state, according to the 2018-2019 Clean Water Action Scorecard released today. The scorecard can be viewed online here. "As the scorecard shows, from the climate crisis to the lead crisis, our legislators have   more

Cooper River Alive: Advocates, Camden Officials Urge Support for 1st Ever Designation of Urban Waterway For NJDEP Category One Protection
PENNSAUKEN, New Jersey, Oct. 18 -- Environment New Jersey issued the following news release: On the 47th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, advocates, elected officials and Camden County officials joined together on the banks of the Cooper River at Gateway Park, showing public support for the first ever designation of an urban waterway to Category One protection status by the NJDEP. The proposal was sparked by improving water quality, which led to the discovery of an endangered   more

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Announces Affiliation With Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute
BROWNS MILLS, New Jersey, Oct. 17 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Deborah Heart and Lung Center is now a clinical affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, further elevating cardiovascular care for patients in the region. The Cleveland Clinic heart program is U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 ranked program for cardiology and heart surgery for the past 25 years. "This clinical affiliation is one part of our strategic plan that will continue Deborah  more

Drug Policy Alliance Issues Statement on Joint Approach to Cannabis Legalization
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 -- The Drug Policy Alliance issued the following statement by Deputy State Director Melissa Moore in response to the regional summit convened by the governors of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey to discuss a joint approach to cannabis legalization for adult use: * * * - Comprehensive Regulation and Legalization of Marijuana Essential to Consumer Safety, Public Health and Social Equity - The governors cited the lack of action at the federal level driving the  more

Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health Sign Definitive Agreement to Merge
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Hackensack Meridian Health commits $400 million investment in Englewood Health * * * Today the Boards of Trustees of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. This strategic move allows for new and more robust collaborations between the two not-for-profit systems that extend well beyond an existing clinical and ac  more

Free Navigation Services Available for Visually Impaired Patients and Visitors
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- RWJBarnabas Health issued the following news: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is the first hospital in the nation to offer Aira navigation services for blind and low-vision patients and visitors. Aira is an app-based service that connects individuals with sight loss with highly-trained, remotely located agents who can guide them throughout the hospital and assist with other tasks where visual information can  more

Institute for Advanced Study: Researchers Probe Features of Star Clusters Surrounding Supermassive Black Holes
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 16 -- The Institute for Advanced Study issued the following news release: At the center of our galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars close to the event horizon of the black hole to thousands of years for their distant neighbors. The nature of the dance--how the stars interact collectively through their gravitational forces--can vary from galaxy to galaxy. In the paper "Or  more

Investigation Finds 1 in 9 Used Cars for Sale at AutoNation Have Unrepaired Safety Recalls
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 -- The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release: AutoNation, America's largest auto retailer, is selling used vehicles with unrepaired safety recalls including explosive Takata airbags, faulty GM ignition switches and defects with no fix available. Unsafe Used Cars for Sale, a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation, found that 1 in 9 cars for sale at AutoNation dealership  more

Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management Issues 2 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
PARSIPPANY, New Jersey, Oct. 14 -- The Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, a peer-reviewed journal that says it offers evidence-based, practical information for improving the quality, safety and value of health care, published two research articles on the following topics in its September 2019 edition: * Aplastic Anemia: Diagnosis and Treatment * Role of Yoga Across the Cancer Care Continuum: From Diagnosis Through Survivorship The September 2019 edition of the Journal of Clinical Outcom  more

N.J. Chamber to Honor 4 Legislators and a Business Executive for Outstanding Economic Growth Work in the Garden State
TRENTON, New Jersey, Oct. 17 -- The New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce issued the following news release: The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced that four state legislators - two Democrats and two Republicans - will receive the Chamber's biannual Legislator of the Year Awards. The State Chamber further announced that Dennis Wilson, President and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey, has been named its Business Advocate of the Year. All five recipients are being honored by the Chamber for   more

NAFA Issues RFP for Subject Matter Experts to Develop Maintenance Management Guides
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 14 -- The NAFA Fleet Management Association issued the following news release: NAFA Fleet Management Association seeks Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to update an existing educational Resource Guide (text book) and Associated Study Guide for the Maintenance Management Module of its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) certification program. The Maintenance Module content includes the following topics: Vehicle Mechanics, Maintenance Programs, Shop Operations, FMC  more

New Jersey Public Interest Research Group: Proposed Rule Would Remove Unsafe, Inclined Infant Sleepers From Market
TRENTON, New Jersey, Oct. 17 -- The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group issued the following news release: Despite more than 50 infant deaths from inclined sleepers, including the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play and the Kids II Rocking Sleeper, many versions of this type of product remain for sale and in homes. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is proposing a new rule that would virtually end the sale of inclined sleepers. Even though manufacturers advertise inclined sleepers  more

New Jersey School Boards Association Releases Major Report on Need for Student Mental Health Services
TRENTON, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- The New Jersey School Boards Association issued the following news release: The New Jersey School Boards Association tonight will release a major report, Building a Foundation for Hope, that calls for expanded efforts to address the emotional well-being of the state's young people. The 103-page report resulted from a year-long study by the NJSBA Task Force on Mental Health Services in the Public Schools. It will be released during a program at Highland Park High  more

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Issues Statement on Penn East Pipeline Project
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 -- The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry issued the following statement by President and CEO Gene Barr regarding New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement that he will refuse to issue permits to the Penn East pipeline project: "New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's announcement last week that his administration will refuse to issue permits to the Penn East pipeline project is troubling news for the region's economy and its environment and is, at best,   more

Preventing Chronic Disease Journal Issues 2 Research Article in October 2019 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 18 -- Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says it disseminates public health findings, innovations and practices on chronic disease prevention, published two research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Differential Trends in Hookah Use Among New Jersey Youth * Food and Beverage Options at Highway Rest Areas in North Carolina: A Mixed-Methods Audit and Geospatial Approach The October   more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Strategic Partnership With Purpose Built Communities to Integrate Health and Community Development
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 15 -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Foundation making $6 million investment to advance important health equity work of the Purpose Built Communities Network * * * At the 10th Annual Conference of Purpose Built Communities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's President and CEO, Dr. Richard E. Besser, announced an investment of $6 million to advance the work of the Purpose Built Communities Network. Purpose Built Com  more