Health & Wellness

November 14, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated).

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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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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 ...

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Edison, NJ - The Township has issued a boil water advisory for the Oak Tree Road area. Resident are advised to boil any tap water prior to consumption. Earlier today, there was a water main break on Oak Tree Road near Lamar Avenue. 

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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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Whole Foods Market, has voluntarily recalled 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips due to an undeclared ingredient. The company stated in a press release that the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. The undeclared ingredient could cause a life ...

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Edison, NJ -  Edison Township will be offering a free rabies clinic on Saturday October 6, 2018.  The clinic will run from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM.  It will be held at the Edison Municipal Complex, located at 100 Municipal Blvd.   The clinic is open to both dogs and cats. Earlier this month, the ninth ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the South Plainfield Senior Center.  “We care about our customers and are dedicated to ensuring that they are healthy and happy,” said Sandy Cassio who, along with ...

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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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Woodbridge, NJ -  Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Monday will announce a series of proposals to address food insecurity and tackle hunger in the state.  The Speaker will be joined by Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey Executive Director Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Food Pantry Worker and Edison ...

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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, saliva 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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank. "Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at ...

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EDISON, NJ – Murthy Manchikanti will be leading free yoga classes every Saturday at 2:15pm at the North Edison Library. Mr. Murthy’s yoga classes consist of various forms of yoga including Jain Yoga. He also incorporates vision workshop routines, breathing exercises,  and discusses aspects of ...

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EDISON, NJ - Registration for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services’ annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk is now open. The walk will take place at the County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison  on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Registration is free, but required.  The deadline ...

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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. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which may include raw whole chicken ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fall is a great time to start a garden or renovate an existing planting bed. The soil is warm while the air is cool – a perfect combination for establishing new plantings. It is also a great time to prepare gardens for the next planting season. Investing time up front to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders had one request of people attending stage productions during the annual Plays in the Park program: bring non-perishable foods to donate. During those performances this year, the residents responded generously, the freeholders say, bringing in more ...

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The Metuchen YMCA has announced the launch of a new program, Exercising Speech.  The program which combines personal training with speech therapy, is designed to help individuals with special needs improve their physical fitness while simultaneously increasing their receptive, expressive, and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps. "I'm really excited how ...

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EDISON, NJ- The Edison Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday, from June to October, 8am – 2pm, at 925 Amboy Ave. The farmer’s market, which has been active for 10 years, supplies produce including tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and most vegetables grown on a family run farm in Monroe. Other ...

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