AHF Pharmacy: People before Profit

AHF Pharmacy: People before Profit

By filling your prescription through an AHF Pharmacy, you’re helping other living with HIV. 96 cents of every dollar collected by our pharmacies directly fund AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s HIV/AIDS programs and services domestically and abroad. This allows us to continue our mission, providing cutting-edge HIV medical care, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.

We make it easy:

*Medicare, Medicaid, ADAP & most private insurance plans accepted.

*Hassle-free filling of any prescription in store by phone and e-prescribing.

*Speedy, confidential delivery & shipping at no cost.

*Convenient pick up available at your nearest AHF Pharmacy or AHF Healthcare Center.

*Expert pharmacy staff to coordinate all your benefits.

*Personalized consultation and support services to address your individual needs.

*Free HIV testing in selected sites.

*Select sites next to an Out of the Closet Thrift Store.

*ADAP coverage and available may vary by state

Personal Options: AHF Pharmacy has made managing your medication a lot easier with the Personal Options Plan. We offer nationwide delivery at no cost.

Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the AHF Pharmacy pamphlet and I give them full credit on the information.


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CVS Pharmacy-Multi-Dose Packets

CVS Pharmacy-Learn more about Multi-dose Packs. There’s an easier way to take your medications.

What are Multi-dose Packs?

If you take six or more medications every day, you may be eligible for Multi-does Packs at no additional fee to you.*

This service packages your medications that are filled at CVS Pharmacy the way you take them-by date and time-so it’s easy to know when to take your next dose.

Each month, your eligible daily medications are sorted into a 30-day supply of convenient packs and labeled according to morning, midday, evening, and bedtime. The packs are then stored in an easy-to-use dispenser box and mailed to your home or your local CVS Pharmacy for pickup.

*Easier to take your medications.

*No more sorting pills into dispensers.

*Fewer trips to the pharmacy each month.

How it works:

Your multi-dose Packs will be custom-filled and labeled for you.

You’ll receive a dispenser box each month that includes a 30-day supply of convenient medication packs.

You may benefit from Multi-dose Packs if you:

*Take six or more medications every day.

*Have trouble keeping track of your pills.

*Make multiple trips to the pharmacy.

Two way to get started:

  1. Ask your doctor to e-prescribe to CVS Pharmacy Multi Dose #10762, NCPDP 4845826 (Note: Before completing enrollment, you will receive a call from the CVS Pharmacy Multi-dose Team to verify your included medications.)
  2. Or call the CVS Pharmacy Multi-dose Team at 1-844-650-1637.

Visit CVS.com/Multi-dose to learn more.

*Packaging is provided without additional fees.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the CVS Pharmacy pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please call or email them for more information.

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New Jersey Imagining Network-Now Offering 3D Mammograms

New Jersey Imagining Network-Now Offering 3D Mammograms

Scheduling: 1-800-930-6759


What is 3D mammography?

*3D mammography (tomosynthesis) is an FDA-Approved technology that complements conventional 2D mammography.

*When 3D and 2D mammography are used together, some studies show that it may improve cancer detection rates.

*While traditional mammography generates a 2D image, tomosynthesis creates a 3D image of the breast allowing the radiologist to evaluate thin mammography sections of the breast, minimizing superimposed tissue.

*3D mammography can provide a clearer image of the breast tissue and may reduce the need for additional imagining.

What should I expect during the 3D mammogram?

*3D mammography is performed at the same time as 2D mammography, using the same system and with no additional breast compression.

*At x-ray arm sweeps in an arc over your breast taking images from multiple angles. Images are combined to create a 3D mammogram.

*3D tomosynthesis does involve additional radiation when compared to the standard 2D mammogram. The total radiation dosage of having both studies is below current MQSA guidelines.

Who can have a 3D mammogram?

*3D mammography is FDA-approved for all women who are undergoing a standard mammogram and elect to have this additional technology added to their exam.

Is there an additional cost to add 3D to my conventional mammogram?

*Medicare now covers the cost of 3D mammography. Please check with your private insurance company for coverage. If your insurance company does not provide coverage then there is an additional fee due at the time of service.

More Information:

*Please do not hesitate to ask one of our associates if you have additional questions.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Imaging Network pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above number for information and/or email them at the above address.

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The Bergen Family Center

The Bergen Family Center

Why Families Matter:

Families make up the fabric of our community. When we support and nurture individual family members we are able to make our community stronger. A stronger community creates a better place to live. We provide assistance at every stage of a family’s life journey.

Whether it’s providing parents a place for their kids to spend their day or a place for older adults to spend their mornings, Bergen Family Center is there to help.

The Zone:

The ZONE at Dwight Morrow High School and Janis Dismus Middle School builds on the strength of young people and assists them in achieving their education and life goals. The ZONE provides comprehensive culturally competent mental health and prevention services in a safe and affirming environment.

We’re All About Helping Families

Children” Providing safe and nurturing early learning services to children and their families.

Teens: Providing opportunities for healthy youth development through accessible prevention and intervention services.

Seniors: Providing compassionate services to homebound, frail and visually impaired older adults both at home and in a social and interactive day program.

Counseling: Providing clinical support for individuals and families dealing with crises such as the stresses of parent-child conflict, marital relations, loss of employment, illness or unexpected circumstances.

Our Work:’ Helping  local families since 1898. We touch every generation. For 120 years we’ve been helping families in Bergen County through personal dedication, innovation programs and quality services-Mitch Schonfeld, President & CEO.

We make a difference close to home:

We have single-mindedly served the needs of our local community since 1898. As an integral part of Bergen County, we understand the specific needs of the families we serve. Throughout our history we have helped thousands of families contribute to our community. Call us at (201) 568-0817.

About BFC:

From its founding in 1898, as an organization of boys clubs, Bergen Family Center has developed into the county’s oldest operating family service agency.

The Woman’s Club of Englewood, which started the boys organization added a day nursery in 1900 which launched a total family-supportive mission. For the next several decades the agency operated under a number of different names and in varied locations, becoming the social Service Federation in the 1920’s.

Contact Us:


44 Armory Street

Englewood, NJ  07631


10 Banta Place

Hackensack, NJ  07601


Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen Family Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the numbers above for more information. I have never used the service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no to how good it is.

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Fire Extinguishers at Work

Fire Extinguishers at Work

To use your extinguishers, remember “P.A.S.S.”

Know what to do:

*When the fire alarm sounds, everyone should get out of the building and stay out.

*If fire extinguishers are available to fight small fires. Know where the closest extinguisher is located.

Before fighting a fire, be sure that:

*You know how to use the fire extinguisher and it is the correct type.

*Everyone else has left the building and someone has sounded the alarm or called the fire department.

*You have a clear escape route in case you can’t put out the fire.

Things you should know:

*It is dangerous to use water or a Class A extinguisher on a fire involving flammable liquids or energized electrical equipment.

*Class D extinguishers require specialized training.

*Class K extinguishers are used for fighting fires in commercial kitchens where combustible cooking oil is used.

*The dry chemical discharged from multi-purpose extinguishers is corrosive. It can damage electronic components if it is not cleaned up immediately.


P. Pull the pin that unlocks the lever (Some models have a different types of lever release mechanism)

A. Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.

S. Squeeze the lever above the handle to discharge the extinguisher agent. To stop the discharge, release the lever. (Some models have a button instead of a lever.)

S. Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side. While moving carefully toward the flames, keep the nozzle aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth.

The five classes of fires:

A portable extinguisher must match the fire you’re fighting. There are five classes of fires. Extinguishers are labeled with letters and symbols for the classes of fires they can put out.

Check & match:

Class A fires involve ordinary combustibles such as wood, cloth and paper.

Class B fires involve flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil and some paints and solvents.

Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment, such as power tools, wiring, fuse boxes, computers, TVs and electric motors.

Class D fires involve combustible metals, such as magnesium and sodium. Fighting Class D fires requires specialized training.

*NFPA Tip: Important! Look at the fire extinguisher label-a red slash through any of the fire-class symbols means you must NOT use the extinguisher on that class of fire.

To use your extinguisher, remember “P.A.S.S./Pull Aim Squeeze Sweep

Fore videos, fact sheets and more go to nfpa.org/safetytips

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the National Fire Safety Protection Association pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call the above number or check their website for more information.


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Kitchen Fire Safety

Kitchen Fire Safety

Don’t leave the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove top.

Your full attention, please.

*Don’t leave the kitchen while food is cooking on the stove top.

*Continuously check items baking in the oven.

*Don’t cook if you’ve sleepy, if you’ve been drinking alcohol excessively or if you’ve taken medication that makes you drowsy.

Neat & Clean

*Keep pot holders, food packaging, cookbooks and other combustibles off your stove top.

*Wipe up spills and clean your over. Build up grease can catch fire.

*Keep curtains, dish towels and anything that burns away from your stove.

*Turn pot handles in so you can bump them.

Electrical safety in the kitchen:

*Use only one heat-producing appliance on the same circuit at a time.

*Have ground-fault circuit-interrupters (GFCI’s) installed on all kitchen-counter outlets to prevent shock hazards.

*Also protect counter-top circuits with the proper size fuses or circuit breakers.

*Replace cracked or frayed appliance cords.

*If an appliance feels too hot, smokes or gives off a funny odor, unplug it immediately and have it serviced or replaced.

Prevent burns:

*Open microwaved food slowly. Let it cool before eating.

*Never use a wet oven mitt. A hot pan could turn that dampness into scalding steam.

Fighting kitchen fires:

Grease fires:

If a pan of food catches fire smother the flames by sliding a lid over the fire. Prevent flare-ups by leaving the pan covered until it is completely cool. Don’t use a fire extinguisher and don’t throw water on the fire.  It can splatter burning grease and spread the fire. Turn off the burner.

Oven Fires

Turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed.

Microwave fires:

Keep the door closed and unplug the microwave. Have the oven serviced before you use it again.

Report all fires to your fire department , even if you think you’ve put them out.

Dress for the occasion: loose clothing can catch fire: wear tight-fitting clothes or roll up your sleeves.

Nothing underfoot: declare a three-foot ‘kid free zone’ around your stove and keep children and pets away while you cook.

Visit us online at:



Order at http://www.nfpacatalog.org or call 1-800-344-3555

National Fire Protection Association

One Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02169-7471

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the National Fire Protection Association pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the numbers above for more information.

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Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Center-Comprehensive, patient and family centered care-The Valley Hospital

The Valley Hospital-Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Center-Comprehensive, patient and family centered care. That is exactly what you will find at The Valley Hospital. Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Center is a comprehensive, patient and family centered service designed to meet your needs from the moment you begin to consider joint replacement through your post-operative recovery.

Guiding you at every step: Orthopedic Nurse Navigator

Valley’s dedicated orthopedic nurse navigator works with every patient preparing to undergo joint replacement surgery, serving as their main point of contact throughout the entire process. The role of a nurse navigator is to ensure that patients and their families are prepared, informed and provided with exceptional care and service. The nurse navigator is available to answer questions, review education materials, coordinate pre-admission testing and evaluate patients’ individual needs to establish the best discharge and recovery plan for each patient.

Pre-Operative Education and Preparation:

When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. That is why Valley offers a pre-operative education class where joint replacement surgery patients can learn more about their surgery, meet the Total Joint Replacement team and have their questions answered. At Valley, the goal is to make each patients’s total joint replacement surgery experience as stress free as possible. Attending this education class has proven to be very helpful for patients in their preparation for surgery. Call (201) 447-8365 for information on our next class. You are encouraged to bring someone with you to this class. You are encouraged to bring someone with you to this class. You are encouraged to bring someone with you to this class. Whether it be a family member, caregiver or friend, it’s always good to have another set of ears listening to the information provided. In addition, Valley offers the Prehabilitation program which is a unique conditioning program that is completed prior to surgery. The program is focused on improving strength and endurance and restoring body awareness and confidence in preparation for optimal recovery.

Valley’s Total Joint Replacement Team:

Our doctors have helping people with joint replacements for more than 20 years. In fact, the medical protocols our surgeons helped to develop have become the best-practice standard for total hip, knee and shoulder replacements at many hospitals across the country.

Our multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, anesthesiologist, advanced practice nurses, physical and occupational therapists and other patient care specialists works with patients, families and primary care physicians to provide comprehensive and individualized care. In addition, Valley’s patient representative serves as an additional source of support for patients and families on the day of surgery.


The Total Joint Replacement team is committed to making patients as comfortable as possible during their recovery. This involves monitoring pain levels, setting comfort goals and administering appropriate medications and /or holistic offerings.

While every patient’s recovery is tailored to their own abilities and activity level, rehabilitation typically begins during the hospital stay. Our nurses and rehabilitation staff work with patients to set realistic mobility goals, starting them on a path to successful recovery. For many patients the ability to rehabilitate at home is not only possible but very beneficial for them as well. For appropriate patients, Valley Home Care offers the Steps Ahead Program, which offers in home post operative rehabilitation pain management and assistance.

To speak with our orthopedic nurse navigator, please call (201) 251-3317.

To reach the Total Joint Replacement Center, please call (201) 447-8365.

The Valley Hospital

223 North Van Dien Avenue

Ridgewood, NJ  07450

Orthopedic Nurse Navigator (201) 251-3317

Total Joint Replacement Center (201)  447-8365

Connect with us! Visit http://www.ValleyHealth.com/SocialMedia

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Valley Hospital Total Joint Replacement Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information.



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