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2017 Bloomfield Community Health Survey Results Announced

November 16, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has announced the results of the 2017 Community Health Assessment — a comprehensive data-driven report on the behaviors, needs and concerns of the township’s 48,000 residents.

The assessment, which is a follow-up to research conducted in 2013, consisted of four focus groups, interviews, and resident responses ...

ProStaff Physical Therapy Wants You To Shovel Snow Properly

NUTLEY, NJ- With the surprise snowfall yesterday and overnight the task of digging out cars, clearing steps, and shoveling sidewalks is on the top of today's agenda. 

 We reached out to Dr. Samantha Sammaro, a physical therapist at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Nutley for some tips on how to shovel without the risk of injury. She was able to provide us with the ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Study Shows How Newark's Lead Problem Got So Bad

NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report.

The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing elevated levels after Newark received its first notice of ...

Taking Care of the Caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month

DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents by 2034 compared to less than 15 percent in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor ...

End of Daylight Saving Time Challenges People with SAD

Human Services Issues Coping Strategies & Tips for Loved Ones

(TRENTON) - As Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday and everyone sets their clocks back, the New Jersey Department of Human Services issued coping strategies for people who battle depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

While the approaching holiday season is typically marked by celebration and good cheer, the ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Get More New Jerseyans Covered During Open Enrollment

Six-Week Period Runs Nov. 1-Dec. 15

TRENTON, NJ  — As part of the Murphy Administration’s new campaign to get more New Jerseyans insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, State departments and agencies today took action to promote and encourage enrollment in health coverage during the six-week window. Today is the first day of open ...

Research at Rutgers Dental School's New Labs Goes Beyond Oral Hygiene

NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled. 

The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took about two years to complete. The research that is done at the new facilities will also be used ...

Male Breast Cancer Coalition Founder Cheri Ambrose Raises Awareness at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ -- Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute.

“The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This year alone, 2,550 men just here in the United States are estimated to be stricken with ...


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On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 15, 2018

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration

Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education Efforts

Nov. 15, 2018

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson ...