National Cancer Survivors Day

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Mary Ann Pidgeon

Sunday June 4th, 2017 marked the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In the last quarter century, the number of cancer survivors has doubled and that number continues to grow. The National Cancer Institute conducts numerous studies and trials in hopes to find ways to improve the quality of life for both cancer patients and cancer survivors.

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Older American Month

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Mary Ann Pidgeon

The month of May is Older American Month during which we honor the older American community. President John F. Kennedy first recognized May as Older American Month in 1963 and since then, every president has proclaimed May as the Older American Month. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) states that this month gives the older Americans a chance to “age out loud and give ...

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Ban on Marriage for Minors Discussed in the State of New Jersey

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Mary Ann Pidgeon

Last week Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill which proposed that teenagers cannot be married until they have reached eighteen years of age, with no exception to this law. Governor reasoned that the current laws restricting the age of marriage were sufficient and could be amended. The bills restricting the age for marriage was passed by the Assembly and the Senate. Had Governor ...

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