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  • The Mystique of Sleep
    he says with a laugh during a phone interview the day before his sleep study Dr Marc Benton medical director at the Saint Barnabas Sleep Center at Madison and one of NJM s 2015 Jersey Choice Top Doctors is overseeing his case The week prior to Li s sleep study Benton ordered a preliminary home test The test showed that Li had gotten worse over the years now he stopped breathing 93 times an hour Dr Benton thinks I should be dead says Li acknowledging the severity of his case But Li is not all that unusual In the U S the incidence of clinically significant sleep apnea in men is probably 24 to 28 percent says Benton Which when you get right down to it is a monstrous number With women it s probably 10 percent Recommended Reading Red Ripe and Ready The New Jersey Tomato According to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders ICSD 3 sleep apnea is one of roughly 80 sleep disorders Other common sleep disorders include insomnia defined as difficulty falling asleep and or staying asleep and restless leg syndrome an overwhelming urge to kick and move the legs while lying or sitting READ MORE Learn about other sleep disorders in Understanding Sleep Problems People with an untreated sleep disorder like insomnia or sleep apnea can accumulate years of sleep debt functioning as lesser versions of their healthy selves They become irritable and unable to learn new skills or recall information as easily as their well rested counterparts I used to have a very good memory Li says I used to be able to remember my credit card number expiration date all that stuff I just can t do that now The Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers Newark is researching the impact of sleep on memory and mood as part of the Rutgers Memory Disorders Project Prolonged sleep deprivation can also cause depression and not just from irritability and frustration over not sleeping Matt Walker a professor at the University of California Berkeley and consultant for the Rutgers Memory Disorders Project contends that a sleep deprived brain remembers negative experiences more readily than positive experiences In a 2008 article titled Cognitive Consequences of Sleep and Sleep Loss Elsevier Journal of Sleep Medicine he wrote that sleep deprived individuals suffer a negative remembering bias despite experiencing equally positive and negative reinforcing past events According to Walker this might explain the higher incidence of depression in populations experiencing impairments in sleep Further clinical evidence indicates that some form of sleep disruption is present in almost all psychiatric disorders It s often unclear however which comes first the sleep disorder or the psychiatric symptoms Kerry Kelley the lab manager at the Madison sleep lab answers Jack Li s questions about using CPAP comfortably Photo by Jennifer Altman Poor sleep leading to poor mental performance isn t an issue just for adults Teachers and parents of young students who fall asleep in class or have trouble

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  • The Ultimate Gift: NJ Sharing Network
    if you re an organ donor The New Jersey Sharing Network is a federally designated organ procurement organization OPO responsible for coordinating the recovery and transportation of organs and tissue The nonprofit located in New Providence is the sole OPO for northern and most of central New Jersey covering nearly 80 percent of the state based on population and hospital locations Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia handles southern New Jersey There are 58 such OPOs nationwide all designated to work in tandem to coordinate organ and tissue recovery and transportation We can recover a kidney in New Jersey and send it out to California if that s where the perfect match is says Jackie Lue Raia assistant director of resource development for the Sharing Network We are literally saving and enhancing lives every day Recommended Reading Exclusive Inside Bridgegate Today about 120 000 people are waiting for life saving organ transplants nationwide In New Jersey alone about 5 000 lives are on hold awaiting donations Every 2 ½ days a person in New Jersey dies while on the waiting list Donor names are listed on the walls of the Sharing Network building to honor those who gave the gift of life Photo by Allison Michael Orenstein Although 2 5 million people are registered donors in New Jersey less than 1 percent of all imminent deaths in the state qualify for organ donation We have between 200 and 400 potential organ donors in New Jersey every year out of an average 75 000 deaths in New Jersey says Oscar Colón a clinical donation specialist who has been working at the Sharing Network for over 20 years That s how rare and unique organ donation is Most who qualify to donate organs have not been terminally ill instead they are individuals who have suffered an unexpected trauma a car accident a stroke an aneurism or a fall often resulting in brain injury When traumatic injury occurs the victim may be unresponsive but in some cases their organs continue to function until they are reached by emergency personnel or placed on a ventilator in the hospital The patient must be on a ventilator or their organs must continue to function properly on their own to be a candidate for donation If blood circulation halts the organs begin to deteriorate and transplantation is no longer possible Certain health conditions also may disqualify some patients from giving the gift of life When someone registers as a donor he or she is entered into a database that can be accessed nationally Registering acts as a legal record of that individual s wish to donate Those who meet all of the criteria can donate up to eight organs and various tissues Click to see an infographic Click for larger version If the patient has not registered or is under 18 the choice falls to the family It is not an easy one Donation is sometimes turned down by family members of unregistered patients due to

    Original URL path: http://njmonthly.com/articles/jersey-living/people/the-ultimate-gift-nj-sharing-network/ (2016-02-11)
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  • Big Dreams—Fulfilled: Newark's Michael B. Jordan
    The film reunites Jordan with Ryan Coogler writer director of the acclaimed 2013 film Fruitvale Station Based on a true story the movie chronicles the last day in the life of Oscar Grant III who though unarmed and handcuffed was fatally shot in the back in a confrontation with San Francisco transit police Coogler wrote the part of Adonis Johnson specifically for Jordan before the movie was even pitched to Stallone And it was Stallone who proved to be Jordan s mentor on the set Sylvester was smart supportive and open to collaboration says Jordan He helped me master boxing techniques for the fight scenes Jordan s road to fame began as a child model in print ads for the likes of Modell s and Frito Lay By age 12 he had landed guest roles on The Cosby Show and The Sopranos Two years later he scored his first principal film role in Hardball starring Keanu Reeves That was followed by a three year stint in ABC s All My Children He has since appeared in numerous TV series including NBC s Friday Night Lights as quarterback Vince Howard Parenthood as a recovering alcoholic and HBO s The Wire Earlier this year Jordan was cast as the first African American to portray a Marvel Comics superhero Johnny Storm the Human Torch in this summer s Fantastic Four Jordan doesn t seem surprised by his ascent to stardom The thing about growing up in Newark he says is that it causes you to dream big There are no photos with those IDs or post 121555 does not have any attached images Read more Culture Corner People articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7

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  • Charlie Puth, Rumson's Pop Prodigy
    He was the youngest that we auditioned He could improvise as a baby It blew us away Clem DeRosa a jazz drummer who was then the director of the program put Puth in touch with some key figures on the local jazz scene One was Gary Mazzaroppi a bass player who has worked with Les Paul and Broadway trumpeter Joe Mosello and is now an adjunct music professor at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft When Gary came over says Puth we would just play jazz and it was the best thing in the world Afterwards we would all go out to dinner and that s like the best time in my life Charlie figured out how to make money playing music at a young age In sixth grade he put together a holiday album Have a Merry Charlie Christmas complete with album art and sold it door to door He donated his 600 profit to a local church I used to go to country clubs and put out a cup and people would tip me and I would just play the piano impromptu he says Frequently Puth was the pianist of choice for local school plays and productions The Count Basie theater hired him to play for a Charlie Brown production spurring his first official W2 form Recommended Reading On the Frontline in the Fight Against Cyberterrorism I ve been obsessed with making money since I was at Driftwood Charlie says referring to a beach club in Sea Bright where he spent his childhood summers He d sell seashells for quarters and trade Pokémon cards for dollars and come back to his family s cabana with a hundred bucks If he wasn t making money Puth was entertaining ideally he was doing both At Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School he was known for beatboxing making percussive vocal sounds When I was a freshman all these pretty senior girls would come up to me and say Can you beatbox for me he says During his sophomore year of high school the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston offered Puth a full scholarship While at Berklee he posted a duet cover of Adele s Someone Like You to YouTube with fellow student Emily Luther leading to a record deal with Ellen DeGeneres who seeks young talent for her Eleveneleven label Just after Puth signed the deal in Los Angeles his family ran into Max Weinberg the longtime Bruce Springsteen drummer who Puth knew from playing piano for a local charity event in the lobby of the Sheraton Universal Hotel He ended up giving me my mom and my dad the best advice of our lives Puth remarks He said Never assume the first thing that you strike upon is going to be the end all this is just a stepping stone And you know the Ellen thing didn t work out So I went back to school took his advice and something even better came of it After graduating from

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  • Bill Maher: Jersey Rules
    did drugs in high school I don t remember drugs being an issue I guess there were some degenerate kids who smoked pot but I wasn t in that cool group It was so different then since teachers were absolutely sacrosanct Nobody ever spoke back to a teacher let alone curse at them or have sex with them like they do now NJM Why do so many prominent entertainers come out of New Jersey BM Because it s a place that motivates you to loses control laughing NJM To leave BM Yeah You love it but you also want to rise above it I don t mean that in a mean way but it s kind of true Everyone laughs at New Jersey You have to understand when you go away to college you re a laughingstock since you live in the state people think literally stinks People are constantly ragging on you because you re from New Jersey So there is this I ll show em attitude Recommended Reading Red Ripe and Ready The New Jersey Tomato NJM Do you ever linger when you return to Jersey to perform BM My sister still lives in New Jersey and sometimes I stay with her in the house where my mother lived her last 15 years It s in Fort Lee where there were all those traffic problems My mother moved to a condo there since she didn t want to take care of a lawn ironically NJM Speaking of those traffic problems what do you think of Chris Christie s quest for the GOP presidential nomination BM He has no chance of getting the nomination He must be kicking himself because he knows he could have had it in 2012 That s one of the things Barack Obama knew Everyone said to him in 2007 You ve only been a senator for a couple of years wait He said You know that s exactly the point Let me do this before I have a track record they can pick apart Obama is a brilliant man NJM Who will be our next president BM I don t see anyone beating Hillary Clinton I think we understand that 80 countries have had a woman leader but not the United States and it s about time There will be a lot of energy behind Hillary just for that reason NJM What about all the Hillary scandals we hear so much about BM The Republicans act as if she s this monster who has been nothing but this scandal ridden politician It s not true Hillary is actually the most boring centrist that American policy has ever seen If you re threatened by Hillary Clinton you were molested by the real estate lady Benghazi Vince Foster they made that shit up She s not scandalous That s not in her character She will be our next president There are no photos with those IDs or post 121970 does not have any attached images Read

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  • Rapt Attention: Healing Birds at The Raptor Trust
    was always that I probably know more about birds than anyone you ever met For the next 25 years Chris closely followed his parents work always aware that he might someday return to New Jersey and the Raptor Trust My mom and dad would say almost joking This could all be yours says Chris Indeed when Len s health declined the board of trustees came calling Because it was a family business and so much of it was built around Dad s relationships it was sort of logical to make the offer to me says Chris I had the best chance of maintaining these relationships In 2013 Chris his wife Jess and their daughter Leah now 5 returned to New Jersey and Chris joined the Raptor Trust The second generation was officially on board Recommended Reading Red Ripe and Ready The New Jersey Tomato Diane Nickerson director of the Mercer County Wildlife Center says Len was deeply concerned about the future of the Trust It made him very happy that Chris came home to walk in his footsteps she says Sadly Chris and Len worked together for only a few months before Len s passing in the summer of 2014 Chris continues to steward the Trust according to Len s vision but has updated its technology I want to modernize some things says Chris My job is to continue giving our employees the resources to do the jobs they know how to do Today the Raptor Trust is one of the premier privately funded wild bird rehabilitation centers in the country and includes a state of the art hospital more than 75 outdoor aviaries an education building and a gift shop The Raptor Trust is a force in the state and nationally when it comes to rehabilitation says Nickerson I always say the Raptor Trust is who we all want to be when we grow up Approximately 50 birds representing 25 to 30 species are permanent residents at the Trust More than 90 000 wild birds have been treated roughly half of which have been returned to the wild This past May the Trust experienced an especially heartwarming rehabilitation story A South Plainfield resident was driving home from work in Bound Brook when he saw an injured wood duck on the side of the road along with eight ducklings Wood ducks are small beautiful and reclusive inhabitants of wetlands and swamps The passerby easily captured the suffering mother as well as her speedy squirmy offspring He brought the entire family to the Trust for care We don t know how the bird was injured but judging from its injuries we think it may have been hit by a car says Chris It had some abrasions was generally out of it likely a concussion and had some blood vessels ruptured in one eye all consistent with a vehicular impact Dr Andrew Major a trustee who lends his medical services examined and treated the mama wood duck Her injuries required only ointment

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  • Bruce Springsteen's "The Ties That Bind: The River Collection"
    final version of The River While diehard fans are familiar with many of the tunes from their later inclusion on the Tracks box set and the Essential collection there are some gems in the never before officially released material especially the haunting six minute lament Stray Bullet the loose limbed Chain Lightning and Party Lights which takes a page from British band the Searchers version of Needles and Pins Recommended Reading 7 Spots to Watch Super Bowl 50 The DVDs include a 60 minute documentary with the current day Springsteen reflecting on the making of The River The documentary would have benefitted from more voices Surely Steven Van Zandt who co produced the original album must have interesting thoughts about what was often a torturous process More enjoyable viewing comes from the truncated version of Springsteen the E Street Band s November 5 1980 show at Arizona State University in Tempe which took place less than three weeks after the release of The River and the day after Ronald Reagan was elected president The 24 song concert here cut down from the 35 tunes performed that night shows Springsteen and the six piece E Street Band in glorious form especially on a breathtaking extended version of Drive All Night and a jubilant exhilarating Rosalita Springsteen and the E Street Band will launch a nine week U S tour in 2016 to coincide with the collection The band will play one show in New Jersey on January 31 at the Prudential Center in Newark For tickets visit brucespringsteen net category live dates Click to enlarge images springsteen springsteen1 springsteen2 springsteen4 Read more Culture Corner Just For the Web People articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New

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  • Quiz: Sinatra at 100—The Jersey Years - New Jersey Monthly
    McCarthy December 1 2015 Appears in the December 2015 issue Test your Sinatra knowledge by taking our short quiz all about The Voice Plus be sure to vote for your all time favorite Sinatra song in our Sinatra Song Showdown here Submit your vote for a chance to win a drawing for The Ultimate Sinatra Centennial Collection a four CD set released in June 2015 by Capitol Records Read more Just For the Web People quizzes articles By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly 7 Songs to Comfort Christie on His Failed Presidential Bid Podcast Why We re Called The Garden State Table Hopping Jersey Shore Restaurant Week Melange in Somerville A Dress For Every Occasion NJ Father and Son s Wines Win Big 7 Dining Trends to Watch in 2016 February 2016 Best New Restaurants Table of Contents Subscribe Give a Gift Locate a Newsstand Purchase back issues View older issues Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Bronx Tale Millburn Feb 04 Mar 06 Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium Augusta Feb 05 Feb 28 The Beach Boys Morristown Feb 10 SOMA Film Festival South Orange Feb 12 Feb 14 Marc Anthony Concierto del Día de San Valentín Newark Feb 13 Sign up for our FREE newsletters Weekend Buzz Events in NJ Side Dish Dining news Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Pinterest Subscribe Purchase Subscribe Manage your Subscription Give a Gift Subscription Order a Back Issue New Jersey Monthly Newsstands Advertise Advertising Info Media Kit Digital Specs FTP Info Media Planner More Info About Us Contact Writer s Guidelines Editorial Calendar Internships Privacy Policy Terms of Use More from New Jersey Monthly New Jersey

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