Health & Wellness

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery by allowing pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines and injectable medications while gaining, under supervision, critical hands-on training, advanced in the Assembly Monday. The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a fox tested positive for rabies in East Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of South Drive and Kirklin Place. This is the eleventh (11) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency. Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Township of East Brunswick and the Raritan Valley Road Runners are sponsoring the 41st Annual East Brunswick Road Races.  Participants will enjoy a Kids Dash, a 1-Mile Fun Run, and a 5K and 10K race.  This popular community event will be held at the Community Arts Center, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –Wellspring Center for Prevention will be celebrating the 2018 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to Saint Peter’s Hospital Opioid Taskforce. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. A ceremony to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - As the East Coast watches the path of Hurricane Florence, New Jersey Blood Services prepare to help out impacted areas if needed. However, sending blood south means the supply in the tri-state area would be tested. "Cancer patients are the number one users of blood," explained ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Lori Street and Michelle Street. This is the ninth (9) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Museum is proud to announce that East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen will be giving an upcoming lecture about “How Medicine Has Changed in our Lifetime.” The talk will be held on Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 pm at the East Brunswick Museum, 16 Maple ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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EDISON, NJ - Put on your walking shoes and get ready!  It’s time to register for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services’ annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk. Come out to the County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison and walk with us on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in East Brunswick. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Before the sun even kisses the sky in the morning, a group of borough moms lace up the sneakers to head out and hit the road to exercise. The Sole Sisters are a walking group that started back in the spring. It’s a no-judgment, encouragement-only zone where the growing collection of ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - RWJBarnabas Health system will take over management of Middlesex County's two long-term care and nursing facilities, county and hospital officials announced today. Currently the Middlesex County Improvement Authority manages the county's Roosevelt care centers in Edison and ...

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    BELLE MEAD. NJ -Miranda Bayne was 13 when she began to suffer the first signs of a mental disorder. That was 12 years ago. Now, numerous hospitalizations and life crises later, she is a brave and passionate fighter, not only for herself and her emotional well-being, but for the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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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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