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NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Begins Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Middlesex County Offers Additional Flu Clinics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations.

“Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," Freeholder Director Ronald Rios said in a statement this week.

County officials cite ...

Help Kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life 2019 Season in Middlesex County At the Brunswick Square Mall on Saturday, February 9

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – The American Cancer Society kicks off its new fundraising season in Middlesex County on Saturday, February 9th 2019 – 4-6 pm at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. 

Together we can beat out biggest rival.  The entire Middlesex County community is invited to come out and learn more about their local community ...

Blood Drive Set To Honor National Blood Donor Month

MILLTOWN, NJ - January is National Blood Donor Month as the borough will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 8 from 1 p.m until 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. All donors will receive a $10 gift certificate to Houlihan's.

Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a parental consent form.

First Babies of the Year Born Minutes Apart in New Brunswick Hospitals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The happy part of Happy New Year came less than three hours after the ball dropped for families who each welcomed new babies born just minutes apart at New Brunswick's two hospitals.

Adina and Binyamin Bril became parents for the first time when their daughter was born at 2:21 a.m. today at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The mother was admitted to hospital in ...

Rutgers Physician Inducted into National Hall of Fame

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeffrey Carson has built a career becoming an expert on blood.

As a physician, Carson has challenged the efficiency of common practices for blood transfusions, established national standards for when to give transfusions, and led an international research team in a study of more than 60 years of data on the introduction of red blood cells to increase hemoglobin levels in ...

New Pilot Program Plugs Gap in Aid to Homeless After Medical Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis.

In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone to emergency rooms in New Brunswick hospitals 111 times. Often, those frequenting hospitals had ...

USDA Issues Class I/High Health Risk Recall for Shop-Rite Chicken Products

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and

soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

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