Health & Wellness

August 1, 2018

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Throckmorton Lane and Pensacola Street. This is the eighth (8) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for ...

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PRINCETON, NJ— It’s that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American ...

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WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 – Aunt Kitty’s Foods, Inc. of Vineland, N.J. is recalling approximately 10,805 pounds of canned chicken gravy products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to underprocessing of products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you know that June 24 - 30 is “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week”? ​The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission has been inspecting and treating mosquito sites throughout the County and is offering advice to residents on curbing the mosquitoes in their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area.  ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in East Brunswick. This is the fifth (5) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and the first (1) rabid animal reported in East Brunswick. The Middlesex ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services will once again hold Birthday Bashes for senior citizens age 90 and over as part of its National Older Americans Month celebration. Due to the popularity of these events, four lunchtime parties will be held this ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ:   There are heroes among us. Every day men and women who do extraordinary things with grace, modesty and an inner strength that is a model for current and future generations. Worldwide crises, striking close to home, beckon action from those who possess the talent to help and the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.   "Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said Dr.

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NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all.  Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our ...

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EAT BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. many local agencies will team-up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - As a part of the Milltown Mayor's Wellness Campaign, the borough will be hosting the Middlesex County Walk for Better Health in conjunction with M.C.F.O.O.D.S. on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Post 25 Pavilion. A $5 donation at the time of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Some heroes are easier to spot than others.  Some wear uniforms and lots of gear.  Some teach classes and fill minds with ideas. Some put on masks and remove a cancer before it grows.  These days, some are just kids.  Ella Hornstein is one of those kids.  This East Brunswick ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - NJ Connect for Recovery (NJCR), a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), is offering free family education workshops throughout New Jersey for families of loved ones coping with a substance use disorder. The workshops are run by group ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ– The East Brunswick Advisory Council held their reorganizational meeting for 2018 on February 13, 2018.  Elections were held and new members were welcomed. Dr. Ken Freedman was reelected as President and Harriet Golub was reelected as Vice-President.  Members of the Council ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The recent pair of spring nor'easters canceled blood drives throughout the area. To help aide in the blood shortage, the Spotswood VFW is hosting a Spring Blood Drive on Monday, April 2 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. All donors will receive a $3 gift certificate to Ralph's Italian Ices on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Rescue Squad is looking for additional junior members to come and join the squad that has been serving the borough since 1937. New junior members will be given both first aid and CPR training. They will also be trained to assist the Milltown Rescue Squad on 911 calls, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including St. Peter's Healthcare System -- parent corporation of New Brunswick's St. Peter's Hospital -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees. Atlantic Health System, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest reports, influenza activity has increased in the United States. New Jersey is experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI). After reports of widespread illness and even death this winter from ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Walmart will host the first Walmart Wellness Day event of the year on Saturday, January. 20 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free health screening event provides residents an opportunity to learn valuable health information which include Blood glucose ...

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TRENTON, NJ -Although no reports of disease or infection have followed as a result of improper re-usage of anal catheters by East Brunswick doctor Sanjiv Patankar, the New Jersey Department of Health has extended some advice to the patients who might have been affected by this unsanitary ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one. Scruffles was an 8-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--Recognizing that limited transportation options are a major impediment to people with disabilities enjoying a full life – working, attending school, shopping and recreating – the statewide nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) has introduced a new transportation service that ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –  A doctor specializing in colo-rectal diagnoses and surgeries with an office on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick and Stanhope Street in Princeton has had his license temporarily suspended for unsanitary and dangerous use of medical equipment. Attorney General Christopher S.

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BATAVIA, IL - ALDI has voluntarily recalled Choceur Dark Chocolate Bars as a precautionary measure due to the potential presence of almond pieces not listed on packaging. ALDI has removed the affected product from its stores. The affected product is a 5.29 oz. chocolate bar with brown and red ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road. According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on Nov. 12 and attempted to care for ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is taking on "No-Shave November" to raise money for cancer awareness. Local officers will grow facial hair with the hope that their shaggy locks will prompt a conversation about cancer care and prevention. Started in 2009, the movement ...

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  "Oh, this place again," my mother says, as if somewhere in her memory, where most things are forgotten, this building, with its enormous orange and yellow Senior Living sign, clicks a normal synaptic reaction. "Yes," I say. "That's right. Let's go inside and have some lunch." It all ...

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