Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Somerset Holds Free Heart Month Events


SOMERVILLE, NJ - In celebration of American Heart Month, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset will host free community health education programs to help promote heart health.

The events include:

  • “Breakfast with a Cardiologist: AFib – Do You March to a Different Beat?”, Feb. 2, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Madeline’s, Bound Brook. Dr. Daniel Frenkel, a cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, will discuss the causes of irregular heartbeats, the difference between atrial fibrillation (AFib) and sporadic arrhythmia, adverse side effects, symptoms, diagnostic tools and treatments, including the risks versus benefits of ablations. A heart-healthy breakfast will be served.
  • “Cardio Exercise is Wise for the Heart,” Feb. 3, 10 to 11 a.m., AMC Theatres at Bridgewater Commons. Gary Benedict, an exercise physiologist with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Sports Physical Therapy and Performance Center in Bridgewater, will discuss the benefits that exercise can have on your heart and provide an overview of various types of exercises. The program is held as part of the hospital’s HealthHike Walking Program.
  • “Cholesterol Cures: New Guidelines to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease,” Feb. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Somerville Elks, 375 Union Ave., Bridgewater. Dr. Edward Rachovsky, a cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, will discuss the differences between LDL and HDL cholesterol levels, causes of high cholesterol, new guidelines for prevention and appropriate ranges, warning signs and the role of lipid management and aspirin prophylaxis in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke.

Pre-registration is required for all events by calling 1-888-MD-RWJUH.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Les Photos de Bernie at the Wayrick ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, April 23, 1:00 PM

Somerville Elks Lodge, Bridgwater

April Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Mon, April 23, 6:00 PM

Old York Cellars, Bridgewater

Wine & Truffle Tasting

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Urges BRRSD to Keep All Librarians

April 18, 2018

To the Editor:

The following letter was sent to the Bridgewater-Raritan school superintendent as well as members of the school board from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL).  

As the statewide organization for school library media specialists, the organization advocates for strong school library programs for all students.  NJASL is disheartened to learn that a ...

Car Fire in Wendy's Parking Lot Deemed Not Suspicious, Bridgewater Police Say

April 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police responded to a car fire in the parking lot of Wendy's, on Route 22 East April 9, but the fire was not deemed suspicious, according to a report.

According to the report, an unoccupied 2003 Infinity G35 caught fire. A 2010 Honda CRV, which was parked next to it, was also damaged in the fire.

North Branch and Green Knoll fire both ...

BAM Desserts Visits SCVTHS Culinary Arts Program

April 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Melissa Jenkins, one of the owners of BAM Desserts in Somerset, and Chef Liz Hernandez visited the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) culinary arts classes this week in hopes to recruit students for the growing bakery. 

Jenkins and Hernandez were looking for reliable students who were willing to learn new skills, get workplace ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert in Somerville

April 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Sunday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St.

The concert will feature a wide range of selections from wind band literature both new and old, such as the overture to “Die Frau ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

April 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons.

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.