Health & Wellness

November 19, 2019

SAYREVILLE, NJ - The wellspring Center for Prevention will present its third annual "Prevention Works for Older Adults" program on December 4, 2019 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive in Sayreville.  This year's topic is "Managing Pain without ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University Police are investigating a report of an aggressive coyote that bit a man along the Rutgers Preserve on Livingston Campus in Piscataway early Thursday morning, Rutgers police have also closed the preserve to the public as they investigate the incident with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the second day in a row, hundreds of people stood in line outside the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street waiting to be vaccinated against the Hepatitis A virus in response to a public health warning issued by state and county health officials who reported ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The waiting room at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center on Thursday was crowded with wheezing moms, sneezing dads and kids with the sniffles. As soon as they are feeling better, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. wants them to sign up for health insurance during the open enrollment ...

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NEW JERSEY - As the debate continues over the bi-annual ritual of turning the clocks back in fall and ahead in spring, residents get an extra hour of sleep tonight as Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m. The process of changing clocks back in fall and ahead in spring began ...

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NEW JERSEY - If you or someone you know doesn’t have health insurance or if you’re thinking about making a change to the insurance coverage you do have -- now is the time. Open enrollment for 2020 begins today and runs through December 15. Check out GetCovered.NJ.gov to find out how you can ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, New Jersey recently broke ground on its new Emergency Department that will add additional ambulance bays, newly designed pediatric rooms and new on-site technology that will deliver more accurate diagnostics and treatment. The project ...

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NEW JERSEY POISON CONTROL CENTER, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - About 41.1 million children in the United States - dressed as superheroes, shambling zombies or preening princesses - trick or treat on Halloween night. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New ...

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POINT PLEASANT, NJ -  Thousands of survivors, families, corporate teams, student organizations, union members, and caring individuals met in Point Pleasant, NJ yesterday for the 25th Annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.  The energy was high, and the mood was as vibrant as the pink ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chicken sold in grocery stores and restaurants around the country has been recalled for possible listeria contamination.  Several local stores in New Jersey have been affected by the recall.  (This story was originally reported by Corey Williams of myrecipes.com) The ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story." Our readers are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In a letter sent to parents Thursday, Nutley Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Glazer reported that the Nutley Health Department confirmed that there was a case of measles in Washington Elementary School. In her letter, Glazer stated that the district has been "tracking this ...

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    SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Three police vehicles from Franklin Township, Branchburg Township and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office have been wrapped in pink to heighten  Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. The vehicles will be utilized for community engagement throughout ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating claims that an elderly woman was severely beaten at a nursing home in Westfield. Benny Gomez told TAPinto Westfield that his mother was hit in the head multiple times at the Westfield Center on Lamberts Mill Road, and while a spokeswoman for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The secret to living to 100 might be cutting your own lawn. Barbara Wadsworth says she stays busy by doing yard work, washing clothes and, yes, mowing her own lawn. As far as she can figure, keeping active had helped the Piscataway resident live a long and happy ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK/MILLTOWN, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a bat tested positive for rabies in the Borough of Milltown, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Peachwood Ct. and Blueberry Dr.   This is the eighth (8) rabid animal reported within Middlesex ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents and their friends are invited to come and support the South Brunswick School District and the Rutgers school-based youth services program (BRIDGE) for the first annual Suicide Awareness Walk on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11-2pm at Woodlot Park, 124 New ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In the wake of Hurricane Dorian's hard hit on the Bahamas, the New Jersey Blood Center is asking residents to give blood to help victims of the storm. "We have already shipped units of blood to blood centers in areas threatened by Dorian and more donations are urgently needed in ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the Township of Old Bridge, Middlesex County, in Cheesequake State Park. This is the seventh (7) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2019 and the first (1) ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen pharmaceutical companies today announced they will appeal the $572 million civil judgment entered in Cleveland County District Court in the State of Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. According to a statement released by New ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Brunswick Square Mall will host an emergency blood drive on Saturday July 26 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Center Court.  Each donor will receive  a voucher for two tickets to see the New York Mets at Citifield Stadium. Donors are encouraged to make appointments with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, there’s a new superhero entering the comic book world and she’s a teenage girl with Tourette Syndrome. Twitcha is the brainchild of Sarah Baldwin of Mantua, NJ who illustrated and wrote the book based on her ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Children dying from heatstroke in cars, either because they were left or became trapped, have reached a record number. In 2018, 52 children lost their lives — the most in over 20 years. This year, there have been 20 such deaths as of July 11. Vehicular heatstroke deaths ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - I would like to invite you to join us for the world premiere of the film: The First Day, airing nationwide tomorrow night at 8:00pm ET on ESPN. Created by former professional basketball player and wellness advocate, Chris Herren, ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood and platelet donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Registration is now open for the annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk, hosted by the Middlesex County Department of Community Services, Office of Aging and Disabled Services. The walk will take place on September 25. All Seniors are welcome.   Middlesex County’s ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Addressing a pronounced need for the availability of all blood types, New Jersey Blood Services will host a Blood Drive on Sunday, July 14 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Nativity Lutheran Church at 552 Ryder's lane in East Brunswick. To schedule an appointment, donors should ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Over 320 participants walked or ran for a cure at the 11th Annual Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15 at Roosevelt Park. The event was hosted by the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services. A total of $21,425 was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Spurred by a pressing need for comprehensive mental health services for New Jersey’s young people, Rutgers University alumna Marlene Brandt has committed $30 million to the university, launching an initiative leveraging Rutgers’ deep resources in the field. The Rutgers ...

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