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Become An Exhibitor or Vendor at Camden County Women’s Health Conference
womanshealthThere are still a few spots available for vendors at Camden County’s 12th annual Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, September 24th at Eastern regional High School in Voorhees. Vendors and exhibitors form a wide range of interests, including beauty and household products, jewelry, food, are welcome as well as those with health-related information. This year, vendors may sell merchandise to attendees, but only products or services that are on display at their tables. Cost for a for-profit  organization is $100 and for a non-profit it’s $25. For more information, call Joyce Gabriel or Maria Clarke at Camden County Public Affairs, 856-225-5421.
 
NJ Quitline Helps Smokers Quit
quit_smokeThe Camden County Department of Health and Human Services is working with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) to expand and extend its free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) program.  “The county and state are working in partnership to notify Camden County residents of this exclusive, limited time offer,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services.  “If you ever thought of quitting, now is the time to act.”  NJ Quitline, (1-866-NJSTOPS) is a FREE, confidential and multilingual telephone-based counseling and referral service for smokers who are ready to quit smoking.  Highly trained Quit Coaches ® are available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.  For more information on how the NJ Quitline service works, visit www.njquitline.org.
 
The Meal That Can Help you Lose Weight
breakfastBreakfast is often touted to be the most important meal of the day. Your mother may have told you that, but if you're like many people, you skip it anyway. Recent research now backs up your mother's advice. The conclusion of researchers at the University of Missouri who studied the topic is that people who eat a balanced breakfast, especially one high in protein, experience less hunger throughout the day. http://huff.to/l4c5tB
 
10 Energy Drinks Not Worth The Sugar Rush

Countless studies have exposed the dangers associated with the regular consumption of energy drinks. According to a recent report by the Associated Press, potential harms may include:irritability, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, seizures and strokes. Late last year, the American Association of Poison Control Centers began tracking energy drink overdoses and side effects. Since the study began late last year, more than 1,000 such cases have been reported. http://huff.to/j6YH9t

 
Resident touts benefits of living gluten-free

ForbergerFrom the outside, John Forberger looks healthy enough. The 30-year-old Merchantville resident trains for triathalons and sticks to a strict "paleo" diet of protein, fruits and vegetables.But he's been hospitalized 17 times for pancreatic attacks, episodes of excruciating abdominal spasms he believes are caused by accidental ingestion of gluten. Diagnosed with celiac disease and pancreatitis, Forberger was in the hospital for two weeks last October. http://bit.ly/kWJu2N

 
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