Take Action and Get Screened: Colorectal Cancer

Did you know March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month? In Morris County, from 2011-2015, there were 1,123 new cases of colon and rectum cancer. Most colorectal cancers begin as precancerous polyps in the colon and rectum. These polyps can be present in the colon for years before invasive cancer develops. A colorectal cancer screening can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. The screening tests that detect colorectal cancer include:

  • Stool test
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT Colonography

Screening for colorectal cancer is recommended for men and women beginning at age 50. If you are 50 or older, talk with your doctor about getting screened. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/screenforlife.

STD Rates on the Rise

STD Rates on the Rise

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a significant public health risk, especially for young people aged 15-24. There are an estimated 20 million new STD infections in the United States every year. 1 in 2 adults will have an STD by the age of 25. Correct and consistent use of protection/condoms in combination with regular testing is proven to be highly effective in reducing STD transmission. The only sure way to know if you have an STD is to get tested.

These are organizations in providing STD testing in Morris County:

Planned Parenthood of Northern New Jersey
196 Speedwell Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960
Telephone #: 973-539-1364

First Choice for Women
82 Speedwell Ave, Morristown 07960
Telephone #: 973-538-1426

Zufall Health Center
18 W Blackwell St, Dover 07801
Telephone #: 978-328-3344

Family Health Center of Morristown Medical Center
HIV Rapid Testing & Counseling/PrEP
200 South St, Suite 342, Morristown 07960
Telephone #: 973-889-6810


STD Rates on the Rise

For more information, call 2-1-1 or text “STD” to 898-211. To learn more about STDs visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm) or TeenHealthFX (www.teenhealthfx.com).

Romaine expected in stores soon with new label

Romaine expected in stores soon with new labelGovernment and industry officials say new labels for romaine lettuce will keep the public safe during events such as the current E. coli outbreak.

The current romaine lettuce warning is now narrowed to romaine only from the “Central Coast growing regions of central and northern California,” according to the FDA announcement yesterday.

For more information: Food Safety News