The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Skillman, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Skillman, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Skillman, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
We caught up with Mike Rizkalla, cofounder and CEO of Snorble (Skillman), a tech company focused on child development, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month. Snorble was one of a handful of featured companies to have a suite to themselves several floors above the Venetian Resort’s two levels of conference trade-show booths. Numerous other startups were showcased at the adjacent exhibition space called “Eureka Park.”T...
We caught up with Mike Rizkalla, cofounder and CEO of Snorble (Skillman), a tech company focused on child development, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month. Snorble was one of a handful of featured companies to have a suite to themselves several floors above the Venetian Resort’s two levels of conference trade-show booths. Numerous other startups were showcased at the adjacent exhibition space called “Eureka Park.”
Thousands of companies from all over the world descended on Vegas to show off their tech-related businesses to a global audience estimated at 115,000 in-person attendees.
This was approximately triple the crowd in 2022, when many international visitors were restricted from attending due to the pandemic. By contrast, the 2019 CES attracted a pre-Covid crowd of more than 180,000, making it one of the largest trade shows in the world.
CES is a fire hose of FOMO (“fear of missing out”), featuring panels on several hundred topics, demonstrations, trade-show booths and suites, networking parties, etc.
It’s so large, in fact, that in addition to the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, a portion of CES is also hosted by several hotels, including the aforementioned Venetian.
Below is a post-CES interview NJ Tech Weekly contributor Rob Rinderman (founder SMC Consulting) conducted with Rizkalla after meeting him in person and seeing a demonstration of Snorble in action. The answers are mostly verbatim, with minor edits for clarity and brevity.
Snorble is a smart companion for children designed to promote learning, educational advancement, and social-emotional development, and to help build healthy habits that last a lifetime. As children engage with Snorble, they are also engaging with the world around them. Instead of simply building a STEM/STEAM toy, we’ve built an interactive and magical experience that is based on proprietary natural language processing and expert research to deliver a comprehensive path to playing with potential.
Perhaps the feature that stands out the most is a great selling point, and is different from other robots or children’s companions, is that Snorble can operate offline. The use of edge computing means that Snorble doesn’t require a constant internet connection, which is an important differentiator, particularly when you consider child safety and privacy. Not only that, but it also means Snorble is portable and can be taken from the home to the car and perhaps to a friend’s or grandparent’s house while continuing to engage with the child along the way.
Initially, Snorble was focused on sleep and born out of me Googling ways to help my son sleep through the night, and finding literally millions of results, but no real solutions. However, Snorble has evolved to be so much more than just a magical bedtime experience, and we will continue to expand the features available through updates.
By interacting through play, Snorble can educate children and help parents and caregivers encourage healthy habits, not only around bedtime, as initially imagined, but throughout a child’s development. Thanks to our ability to update features, including yoga and meditation in a future update, Snorble will be able to grow with the child, unlike so many other products for kids.
I have an electrical engineering background, but most of my career has been in motion graphics and UX design for digital products and television. During that time, I had the good fortune to be surrounded by these incredible people in my career, and I’ve also been a part of incredible companies that have changed the way that we’ve used technology around the world.
While doing this, I started to look at the global landscape of what was happening in technology, looking at what was happening in all the technical labs, all around the world. And I started to see all these technologies converging, and they were all converging in a way that showed a new opportunity. That opportunity was to define the human interaction experience for robotics. So, I set out on a journey seven years ago to build out a robotics lab, and Snorble is the most recent development of that journey.
Aside from living in a picturesque location that is ideal for my family, from a geographical point of view, there are advantages to being in New Jersey. I travel, often at the last minute, so the proximity to airports is important, and we have both staff and partners in New York, with whom I can meet regularly.
Our team is spread out across the world. Within the USA, we have team members from New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island to Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Outside of the USA, our animation team and several other staff are based in Canada, and we have other staff and partners who are in Europe. Currently, our headcount is around 40.
The main factory that produces Snorble is in China, but we have vendors and partners in the United States, Spain and Ukraine.
We’ve been very fortunate that everyone involved with Snorble has been totally committed to our goals, and they have expertise in multiple areas. So, the common issues many small businesses face in terms of being able to successfully navigate different areas of the business when it comes to staffing resources have not been a concern for us. Granted, we did face some complications associated with the pandemic and the knock-on effect, such as the shipping crisis, which pushed back our original timeline, but that certainly isn’t unique to our business.
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Every Saturday at 2 p.m., Michael Oliver heads up a steep, rickety set of stairs, down a walkway, past neatly organized loveseats, to a workshop tucked away on the top floor of Skillman Furniture. Planks of wood are stacked up in the corner next to a long workbench with a few tools lying on it. A row of empty, decorative beer bottles line the counter behind the bench.Since the late 1970s, Oliver has worked at the family business he now owns. He heads up to his workshop just after closing up early for the weekend. He doesn’t want...
Every Saturday at 2 p.m., Michael Oliver heads up a steep, rickety set of stairs, down a walkway, past neatly organized loveseats, to a workshop tucked away on the top floor of Skillman Furniture. Planks of wood are stacked up in the corner next to a long workbench with a few tools lying on it. A row of empty, decorative beer bottles line the counter behind the bench.
Since the late 1970s, Oliver has worked at the family business he now owns. He heads up to his workshop just after closing up early for the weekend. He doesn’t want to miss “The Moth,” his favorite NPR show. He turns on the radio and listens as he cuts wood to assemble into bookcases, stopping only to switch to a music channel when “The Moth” is over.
Oliver enjoys his routine in the family store that has been in business for more than a century. Skillman Furniture dates back to the 1800s, but the Skillman name in Princeton goes back further than that – perhaps to a time before America was even founded.
“From what I understand, it started as a stagecoach line between I think Trenton and Philadelphia. I found pieces of wagons up in the warehouse,” Oliver says. “Every once in a while, we get a phone call asking us if we’ve been in business longer than the country has existed. We can’t prove that though.”
Nowadays, Oliver runs Skillman Furniture at 212 Alexander Street, with occasional help from his wife and son. Skillman Furniture sells secondhand pieces of furniture to people from the Princeton area. University students have been coming to the store every fall for decades to buy discounted couches, chairs and other dorm room furniture.
Over the last several years, the university offered to buy houses and the properties of businesses on Alexander Street as part of the school’s expansion plans. Larini’s and every other business Princeton University officials approached eventually sold their properties — except for Skillman Furniture. Oliver was not reserved in explaining why he refused to sell: “They pissed me off with all the stuff they were trying to do here. It wasn’t the university so much; it was one guy in particular who was the project manager.”
Oliver claims a project manager promised to take care of any nuisances on the Skillman Furniture property that occurred because of the nearby construction of the new Dinky train station and arts neighborhood. It never happened, he says. Work on the new parking lot next door kicked up dust and dirt that clung to the side of the store, eventually becoming so thick that Oliver had to use a power washer to get it off. Next, the university knocked down a fence that was technically on the university’s newly-purchased land. They replaced it with a row of trees, which inevitably led to a pile of leaves in Oliver’s side-yard on windy days. Oliver claims the university never cleaned them up until he told them to.
“The guy from the real estate department told Princeton at one point, ‘I’m not even gonna talk to (Skillman Furniture) until this project is done because you keep making them mad and I have to agree with them,’” Oliver says. “The university was stepping on our toes.”
Oliver eventually got the project manager to agree to put up a new fence on his side of the property. The university told Oliver they would give him the funds to hire a contractor because they didn’t want to be liable if something happened to the property. That seemed to be the end of the story, until Oliver glanced at a picture of Roy Skillman, his grandfather and one of the store’s former owners, that hung over the kitchen table. All of a sudden, he remembered a piece of advice Roy once gave him. “He said, ‘Don’t ever take a purchase order from Princeton University, cause it takes forever to get your money.’ I turned around, walked back into the office, called his office and said, ‘No, you hire the guy and you pay the guy.’”
Even if Oliver didn’t have issues with the university’s construction process, he’s pretty sure he wouldn’t sell the business for what the school offered him.
“They’re looking at it as the property, the value of the property,” Oliver says. “I’m looking at it as, if you didn’t do this project, I would just be going along on my merry way. If I sell, that’s the end of Skillman Furniture. There’s not enough money in it anymore. So you have to compensate me for the business end of it too.”
Besides, Oliver’s perfectly happy as he is.
“I don’t know what it’s worth, but I’m not ready to retire yet anyway,” he says.
Its not clear what the long-term future holds for Skillman Furniture. Oliver is in his early 60s. His mom, Vivian, who used to help out around the store, just retired at age 90. Both of Oliver’s kids have other plans.
“I don’t think they would take it. My daughter is set and James, my son, is doing computer programming and robotics,” Oliver says. “Unless he builds a robot that can move furniture, I’ll just hang out as long as I can.”
He seems content with that. His next project is to convert the second floor of Skillman’s offices, which are separate from the building that houses all the furniture, into an apartment so he can sell his place in Lawrenceville and live there full-time. Maybe he’ll even have more free time to make bookcases, his favorite leisure activity.
And when retirement day finally comes, Oliver will put the property up on the market, although he’s already pretty sure who the buyer will be. “The university is going to outbid everyone else, but at least then I’ll know I got a fair market price for it,” he says.
Until that day, that property will be Skillman Furniture, just like its been for more than a century. And on Saturdays, the sounds of power tools and NPR will continue drifting out of the shed’s second-floor window.
At a time when the Internet, Route 1 and chain stores compete for customers, some locally-owned businesses have staying power. This story is the first feature in a series about longtime independent businesses in the Princeton area.
Heart Walk 2021Photo Credit: American Heart Association By American Heart AssociationLast UpdatedOctober 24, 2022 at 10:37 AMSkillman, NJ, October 20, 2022 —The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting Central NJ back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission.On Saturday, O...
Heart Walk 2021Photo Credit: American Heart Association
By American Heart Association
Last UpdatedOctober 24, 2022 at 10:37 AM
Skillman, NJ, October 20, 2022 —The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is inviting Central NJ back to its premier event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits while supporting the lifesaving mission.
On Saturday, October 29, Heart Walk participants and teams from Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties are invited to our new location, Skillman Park, to celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity.
The family friendly walk will feature an opening ceremony at 9:45am, Kids Zone, Bark Park for your furry friends, resource tables, including brain and stroke health resources sponsored Capital Health, and much more! One individual will be recognized and celebrated by receiving the Lifestyle Change Award, sponsored by NJM Insurance Group. This award recognizes people who sustain healthy living behaviors (e.g., consistently walk or exercise, maintain a healthy, or know and manage their numbers) or have made changes that will impact their quality of life and improve their health. The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 21. To submit your nomination, click here.
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The walk will also hold a healthy, non-perishable food donations drive supported by RWJBarnabas Health, the New Jersey Region Improving Nutrition Security Platform Sponsor. Everyone is encouraged to bring healthy, non-perishable food for donation to one or more local food pantries.
The Heart Walk has always been a terrific way to get moving while socializing with friends, family, and coworkers. But it's so much more than a walk! Walking in the Heart Walk boosts your heart health and your mental health and helps thousands of others at the same time.
To register, visit centralnjheartwalk.org. From there, participants can stay up to date by downloading the Heart Walk mobile app and encourage friends and family to join in via e-mail or on social media. Those walking can follow the festivities through the event hashtag, #LifeIsWhyNJ.
The Central NJ Heart Walk is sponsored by Capital Health, NJM Insurance Group, RWJBarnabas Health and media sponsors, Magic 98.3 and TAPinto. The festival area kicks off at 9:00am followed by a ribbon cutting to kick off our walk start at 10:00am. The funds raised will go towards research, advocacy, CPR training and to promote better health in support of the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality. Visit www2.heart.org to learn more.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.
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Customizable Burger Franchise Continues Expansion in New Jersey With New Skillman RestaurantDallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-casual, “better burger” chain, is ready to make its debut in Central New Jersey. MOOYAH’s Skillman location is slated to open October 5, 2015 at 1378 Rte. 206. The restaurant will be owned and o...
Customizable Burger Franchise Continues Expansion in New Jersey With New Skillman Restaurant
Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-casual, “better burger” chain, is ready to make its debut in Central New Jersey. MOOYAH’s Skillman location is slated to open October 5, 2015 at 1378 Rte. 206. The restaurant will be owned and operated by the father and son team, Jerry and Andrew Candelino, and will mark the third MOOYAH location in the state of New Jersey.
“My son has always wanted to be a part of a franchise business,” said Jerry. “When we discovered MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, we knew it was the perfect fit for us and we are excited to bring this great brand to Skillman.”
When Andrew graduated from the University of West Virginia, he and his dad started looking into different franchise restaurant opportunities. Jerry first learned about MOOYAH while building a kitchen for Anthony D’Amore, owner of New Jersey’s first MOOYAH in Garwood. Everything fell into place after meeting Anthony and learning about the brand. Shortly after, Andrew took a job working as a manager at the MOOYAH in Garwood. After learning the business hands-on, Andrew knew exactly what they had found in MOOYAH, and the Candelinos were ready to take the leap and join the MOOYAH Family.
“Working up in New Jersey’s first MOOYAH, I got to see what a great brand this is,” said Andrew. “I have seen firsthand the love and excitement for MOOYAH that exists in the Garden State, and we are now thrilled to bring one home to Skillman.”
MOOYAH is rapidly expanding in New Jersey, and has no plans to slow down. In fact, it seems that the future for burger lovers in New Jersey is brighter than ever. The brand recently opened a location in Old Tappan, NJ and a fourth opening is scheduled for Somerset, NJ later this year.
“The state of New Jersey is falling in love with MOOYAH,” said Michael Mabry, chief operating officer of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes. “Our Garwood location has already proven to be a success, and with the newest restaurant coming to Skillman, we are excited for the rest of the Garden State to see what we are all about.”
At MOOYAH, Guests have the advantage of choosing from a variety of bun options, such as baked in-house artisan white or multigrain wheat buns and hand-crafted lettuce buns to accompany the never-frozen 100 percent American beef patty, all-natural Jennie-O turkey patty or the mouthwatering black bean veggie patty. Each gourmet burger can be customized with five cheese options, applewood smoked bacon, sliced avocado, along with nine free veggie toppings and 11 free sauces.
MOOYAH French fries come together in a six-step process that takes a total of 24 hours to completely prepare. A delightful combination of constant attention and a little magic help transform U.S. #1 Idaho potatoes into perfect, crisp-on-the-outside and fluffy-on-the-inside fries. Guests also have the choice of savory sweet potato fries. Never one to forget dessert, MOOYAH offers real ice cream shakes, allowing Guests to choose from 10 flavors ranging from vanilla to Hershey’s chocolate to Reese’s to strawberry banana and more.
In 2015, MOOYAH is on pace to open 30 new locations and reach the milestone of 100 before the close of the year. The booming better burger brand is set to enter several new states in 2015, with the first MOOYAH restaurants in Indiana, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida scheduled to open this year. Additionally, the brand will increase their established presence in states including California, Texas, Illinois, and Louisiana, with five more scheduled openings in New Jersey alone. The brand continues to spread the unique MOOYAH experience beyond domestic borders too. MOOYAH will open their first restaurant in Qatar in 2015, marking the 7th country MOOYAH has entered outside the U.S.
For franchising opportunities, please visit http://www.mooyahfranchise.com.
About MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes. Founded in 2007, the Plano, Texas-based company serves fresh, lean American beef, all-natural Jennie-O® turkey burgers, black bean veggie burgers, buns baked in house daily, real cheeses and toppings made from garden-fresh veggies. While many Guests dine in-restaurant, MOOYAH also offers online ordering and carry out for Guests on the go. In 2014, MOOYAH was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of the top 500 franchise brands and ranked No. 12 in Fast Casual Magazine’s annual Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a list they have been at the top of for several years in a row. The brand also landed on the list of the Top 10 FastCasual Growth Chains by Technomic, Inc. In 2013, the brand was ranked 1st overall in Restaurant Business’s Future 50 list. For more information on MOOYAH, its menu or franchising opportunities, please visit www.MOOYAH.com. Connect with the brand on www.facebook.com/MOOYAH and follow on Twitter @MOOYAHBurger.
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SKILLMAN, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Last week, the FDA gave the green light to the first drug to treat peanut allergies, the nation's most prevalent food allergy.For families with a loved one with a peanut allergy, even day-to-day things like going to school can be nerve-wracking.The Kennedy family of New Jersey took part in the clinical trials to test this new treatment. They say it has made a world of a difference for their son....
SKILLMAN, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Last week, the FDA gave the green light to the first drug to treat peanut allergies, the nation's most prevalent food allergy.
For families with a loved one with a peanut allergy, even day-to-day things like going to school can be nerve-wracking.
The Kennedy family of New Jersey took part in the clinical trials to test this new treatment. They say it has made a world of a difference for their son.
Eleven-year-old Noah Kennedy of Skillman, Somerset County loves everything about baseball - especially those thrilling games.
"Going 4-for-4, with two doubles, and a triple, and a single, and getting the winning play," said Noah with a smile.
But when it comes to the game's staple snack, peanuts, they're a problem for Noah.
He wouldn't eat peanuts or peanut butter as a baby.
"He wouldn't put it in his mouth," recalled Noah's father Craig.
Then in kindergarten, Noah had a severe reaction to an unmarked peanut butter candy, with a rash, coughing, swelling in his mouth, and gastrointestinal symptoms,
Ever since, he's had to avoid all contact with peanuts.
"He realized all of a sudden he was different, right? And no kids like to be different," said Craig.
"At first I sat at the peanut allergy table, but then my friends, they wanted to sit with me. So they stopped bringing peanut stuff to school so I could sit with them," Noah said.
But a few years ago, Noah qualified for clinical trials at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a drug that gradually increases doses of peanut flour to desensitize children.
The first test to check allergic level caused a severe reaction; it was difficult to endure for both Noah and his parents.
"You deliberately are giving the child something that you spent years trying to make sure they never come in contact with," noted Craig.
At the end of the first year, the Kennedys found out Noah was getting a placebo, not the real medication.
So, he kept having reactions.
"We find out that he's actually more reactive to peanuts than he was in the beginning," Craig said. "It was one of the saddest days ever for our family."
Still, they decided to stick it out. And in year two, after 12 months of getting the real drug, the Kennedys saw results.
"He was able to eat the equivalent of 18 peanuts in a two-hour period with no significant reaction," Craig said.
Today, Noah maintains his peanut tolerance without medication.
"I'm eating two dark chocolate peanut M&Ms every night," Noah proudly said.
Noah's dad said his son no longer has the fear of accidental peanut exposures, and that has boosted his willingness to try new things, and his overall confidence in life - and at the ballpark.
The new drug, Palforzia, has to be given under a doctor's close supervision. It costs about $1,100 for a year of desensitization.
Another product, given through a patch, is due for FDA approval in early August.