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Speaker on 'Crazy Stressed' Teens Returns to Address Parents at Ridge and Bernards HS Presentations

January 18, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Psychologist Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D., who has counseled adolescents and their parents for 30 years and is author of "Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Kids With Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience," will return to speak to parents of high school and middle school students at free presentations at Ridge High School and at ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Emotional Meeting at NJ Sharing Network Bonds Donor Family and Organ Recipient

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert Fisher, who lives because of their brother's gift of life.

Nolman Vidal ...

Snow Day in Basking Ridge!

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The dog days of summer never seemed so far away.

On Thursday, the persistent bitter sub-freezing temperatures that taken hold locally and throughout much of the East Coast teamed up with blowing snow for winter weather sure to chill to the bone anyone who ventured out.

Township students and parents waited until early Thursday morning to hear ...

State Unveils $786K Grant to Local Opioid Recovery Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to provide treatment services for opioid-dependent pregnant and postpartum women and older adults, NJ ...

Bernards Township Offers Free Rabies Clinic for Dogs and Cats on Jan. 13

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department will provide residents with a free rabies clinic for their dogs and cats. The clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 South Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.

The rabies expiration date for your pet can be found on your current dog/cat license. If you are ...

Deep Freeze Gripping Somerset County Heightens Safety Concerns

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions over the next several days as low temperatures and high winds combine to create frigid outdoor conditions, which can lead to serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite and worse.

Take the necessary precautions and know how to identify cold-weather health issues:

First and ...

Successful Surgery Saves Kingsley's Leg Thanks to HFGDR

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Kingsley, the purebred English Springer Spaniel, is recuperating after surgery that saved his leg. He will be looking for his "forever home" in early 2018.

Kingsley's journey to New Jersey began when Home for Good Dog Rescue (HFGDR) wanted to help save his leg. Kingsley was hit by a car that crushed his back leg and specialized surgery was ...

Checklist: 'Tis the Season to be Wary, Vigilant and Cautious

Another toy, another disc battery.

So far this year, the NJ Poison Control Center has sent over 30 children into hospital emergency rooms for swallowing a disc battery.

X-rays must be taken to be sure a disc battery is not stuck in the esophagus where it may go undetected and eventually kill a child.

The holidays are an exciting time of year, but it gets hectic with cooking, ...

In Sickness and Health - Dr. K's Nutrition Programs Focus on Wellness 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani or “Dr. K” as she is known to all her patients, is a board certified internist in New Providence who also offers a Medical Weight Loss Program at her practice on Central Avenue. For the past year she has offered her multi-disciplinary program for sustainable weight loss. Beginning in 2018 she will launch two more programs —  one ...

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Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month

January 17, 2018

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet ...