Elise Rector of Mount Laurel spent 108 days in the ICU fighting H1N1. On Friday, Elise and her fiancé Vincent celebrated their courtship at the place that saved her life six-months ago and welcomed the staff responsible for her remarkable recovery to join in their celebration of love.
Recently-released federal data shows the national Cesarean rate for 2007 to be the highest ever reported, at 31.8 percent of all births, which is an increase of 54 percent from 1996. The Courier-Post published an in-depth article discussing the trend in New Jersey and spoke with Richard L. Fischer, M.D., Head of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, about some of the possible reasons for the substantial increase.
Last week, Rowan University held an undergraduate commencement ceremony for the class of 2010. Former graduate Marque Allen addressed those in attendance while accepting this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. During his speech, Allen and his wife, Yvette, officially presented the University with the first donation to fund a scholarship at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Richard Selznick, Ph.D., Director of the Cooper Learning Center, wrote an article featured in the Great Schools Newsletter about seven strategies to help your child climb from struggles to success. Shut-down learners are children who become academically discouraged and disconnected from school over time.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about Mr. Chris Koniers and his wife Franny, both breast cancer survivors, who participated in this year's walk for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Philadelphia. Last Mother’s Day, Mr. Koniers was just a bystander, supporting his wife as she walked during the annual event. This year, he was a part of the race as a breast cancer survivor himself, walking along side of his wife and thousands of other women fighting for a cure.
Students from Seneca High School were exposed to what day-to-day life is like at a Level I Trauma Center on Wednesday during a three-hour course that included examples of execution-style gunshot wounds, severe burns and suicide attempts as well as simulated trauma cases. The lesson for students - most trauma injuries are preventable.
Beau Biden, the Attorney General in Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden, suffered a mild stroke Tuesday morning. As part of their coverage, CBS3's medical reporter, Stephanie Stahl, spoke with Thomas Mirsen, M.D., Director of the Stroke Program at Cooper University Hospital, for perspective and additional information about stroke symptoms, treatment and recovery.
In June 2009, a team of 74 staff nurses, together with nursing leadership, met to develop a new shared governance model. A shared governance structure empowers nurses to control their practice and to participate in decision-making processes affecting their practice, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes.
Are potentially life-saving nuclear stress tests being denied by major insurance companies? As part of a recent investigation, CBS3's medical reporter, Stephanie Stahl, looked to Fredrick L. Ginsberg, M.D., a cardiologist with the Cooper Heart Institute, for perspective. "Treating cardiologist are in the best position to determine when these stress tests are useful and appropriate," said Dr. Ginsberg.
Great story from today's Courier-Post about Patricia Pearlman, who spent her afternoon helping to bake 1,500 batches of cupcakes for a sale to benefit Clare's Cupboard and her evening accepting an award as Cooper's 2010 Nurse of the Year.