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STRATFORD — The few, the proud, the physicians. That motto certainly rang true Sunday morning as 162 men and women — selected from nearly 5,000 applicants — donned their white lab coats at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine's (SOM) welcoming ceremony.
There is no cure for the virus. Health care workers treat the symptoms with fluids, making sure the patient is not dehydrated and their electrolytes are up, according to Dr. Katharine Garnier, the director of Student and Employee Health at Rowan University, but the mortality rate remains high — above 50 percent.

By Kelly Roncace, South Jersey Times

The region recently experienced its first heat wave of the summer, with temperatures soaring into the 90s.

While high heat and humidity can have a dangerous affect on anyone's health, excessive heat can be most dangerous for those 65 years old and older.

By Kelly Roncace, South Jersey Times

Nothing can ruin a fun day outdoors like discovering a tick has latched onto your skin, is sucking your blood and threatening to possibly pass an infectious disease your way.

The quick warm up has brought these tiny ectoparasites out in droves, according to local doctors.

MONROE – For Julie Kelly, the Special Olympics torch is a touchstone for the passion that has enveloped her life. Chosen to light the "Flame of Hope" at Sunday's 2014 USA Games Opening Ceremony at the Prudential Center in Newark, Kelly found the experience indescribable.

Kim Mulford, Courier-Post

Once a month, Carmen Caban uses a walker to make her way up the concrete steps of 511 State Street in North Camden, home of St. Luke's Catholic Medical Services.

When it rains, she navigates past a leaky ceiling near the front door. When it's freezing, she sits in a waiting room warmed by space heaters.

By Kelly Roncace, South Jersey Times

It’s a subject not many people are comfortable talking about, but it’s a conversation that needs to be initiated before it’s too late.

The discussion involves end-of-life care — the choices and decisions that need to be made when loved-ones become unable to make decisions themselves.

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