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Four Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Recalled for Health Risk

November 8, 2018

Dunkin Hines is recalling four varieties of its cake mixes due to a potential presence of Salmonella.  In a company announcement, Conagra Brands announced that it is working with health officials in connection with a positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is ...

Rev. Soaries Appointed to RWJBarnabas Trustee Board

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced.

Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, will serve a three-year term on the board.

“We are ...

Rutgers Receives $4.2 million Mental Health Grant

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University was awarded a $4.2 million federal grant to training mental health physicians, the university announced today.

With the money from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, the Rutgers’ Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling is creating a regional Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, designed to implement the most recent ...

Edison Hosts Successful 1st Annual Stronger than Stroke Awareness Walk

EDISON, NJ - Over 400 residents came together for the Stroke and Neurovascular Center at Hackensack Meridian Health - JFK Medical Center’s 1st annual Stronger than Stroke Awareness Walk. The walk, which took place on October 14 at Roosevelt Park, raised over $30,000- triple the original goal. The event took place in advance of World Stroke Day, which is October 29.

Assemblywoman Nancy ...

St. Peter's Hospital 'Exploring' Partnership Possibilities

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 month began a process of identifying potential partners. Hirsch said no timeline was set ...

JFK Health Center Organizes First Annual Stroke Walk

Edison, NJ - The John F. Kennedy Medical Center Foundation will be hosting its first annual Stronger Than Stroke Awareness Walk at Roosevelt Park on October 14, from 10 am to 2 pm. Registration begins at 10 am, and the 1 mile walk will begin at 11 am.

The Stroke Walk intends to raise funds and educate residents on the impact stroke has on individuals and families. Residents can walk as part of ...

15th Annual Buddy Walk Raises Funds for, Awareness of Down Syndrome

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 15th Annual Buddy Walk of South Plainfield took place this past weekend at Putnam Park. Organized by borough residents Michelle and Keith Both, the family-friendly event not only promoted awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raised money for research and education programs. 

This year’s walk, held on Oct. 6, saw 28 teams and ...

Food Recall: FRESH TO YOU, Breaded Chicken Tenders w/ BBQ Sauce

WASHINGTON, DC – Canteen/Convenco, a Middletown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk (whey), a known allergen, that was not ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

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 at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Boil Water Advisory Expanded

Edison, NJ -  The Township has advised residents that the region affected by its boil water advisory has expanded.  Yesterday afternoon, the Township announced that an advisory had been issued for the Oak Tree Road area.  This came after a water main break on Oak Tree Road near Lamar Avenue.  The updated and expanded list of affected neighborhoods can be found ...

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