November 2022: Top Doctors
November is our Top Doctors issue, and this year—in addition to our popular list of best physicians in the state—we take a look at some of the latest issues affecting health in New Jersey.
Leslie Garisto Pfaff has an incisive article looking at medical disinformation and the need to counter it, especially when it comes to Covid-19. Untruths, half-truths and lies have made it harder for public health officials to get their messages across, amplifying an existing distrust of public health institutions and leading to unnecessary illness and death on a significant scale.
In another story, we look at the troubling mental health problems that have arisen during the pandemic, and how many Covid patients are now dealing with long-term anxiety, stress and other disturbing behavioral issues. Public health officials believe the subject deserves to be studied in-depth.
Seeds of Hope Ministries, a Camden nonprofit, launched Hope Chocolate last year to equip ex-offenders with workforce skills.Read more
The student-run nonprofit produces monthly drug- and alcohol-free music shows while fostering confidence and self-esteem.Read more
The Four Seasons frontman is returning to his native Newark this November for a concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.Read more
Wonder Drug explores how helping others can be a life-changing therapy.Read more
In her book, Sit, Stay, Heal, Dr. Renee Alsarraf of Montclair explores how lessons from furry friends helped her along her journey.Read more
The Morris County retailer is brimming with home goods, hostess gifts and more.Read more
The Center for Educational Advancement (CEA), which assists students and adults with disabilities, will hold its 30th annual 5K fundraiser this Thanksgiving.Read more
New Jersey’s hospitals and medical offices don’t reflect our state’s diverse population.Read more
From a Great Pyrenees who sits in on reading lessons to a goldendoodle who soothes children in crisis, these canines are a comforting presence in NJ schools.Read more
Here’s how the doctors are chosen for our annual list.Read more
Medical advice. Politics. Social media. Amid the labyrinth of facts—and myths—to navigate, local experts discuss discerning the truth.Read more
The influence of social media, plus changing demographics and expectations, prove plastic surgery is about more than just a pretty face.Read more
In 2018, Governor Murphy reinstated generous tax incentives for movie and TV projects shooting in NJ. The number of local productions has skyrocketed since.Read more
WHERE & WHEN
Looking for ways to enjoy New Jersey this November? Check out these events, including colorful comedy and spectacular shows.Read more
After the Atlantic City Tattoo Expo debuted in 2001, it wasn’t always warmly received. Two decades later, however, the cultural shift has been “huge.”Read more
EAT & DRINK
“I’m cooking my mother’s and grandma’s village dishes,” says chef/owner Jamesbond Paramanandan.Read more
After Doug Henri—the pitmaster behind Henri’s Hotts Barbeque—died in December, his wife, Ruthie, stepped up to the smoker.Read more