Health & Wellness

January 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations. “Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone. Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeffrey Carson has built a career becoming an expert on blood. As a physician, Carson has challenged the efficiency of common practices for blood transfusions, established national standards for when to give transfusions, and led an international research team in a study of ...

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To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive Please call Toll Free: 1-800-933-2566 Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is assisting in an international search to find blood donors who match a 2 year-old Florida girl recently diagnosed with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis. In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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Edison, N.J.  — Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was recently awarded a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to provide specialized training in the groundbreaking SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® treatment protocols designed to improve and preserve the voices of ...

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EDISON, N.J. – Laura Kelly, RN, who serves as the coordinator for perinatal education at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center (HMH- JFK Medical Center)  in Edison, was honored as a recipient of the 2018 Nurse Recognition Award by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN).  The award was ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Chamber of  Commerce hosted a seminar to address the impact of addiction on communities and in the workplace.  Held in Heritage At Clara Barton, the event featured a number of speakers including Former Governor James McGreevey   and Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey. The event also ...

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.

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TRENTON – In a statement issued by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the agency announced that New Jersey-grown lettuce is not connected to the recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7. "The New Jersey Department of Agriculture therefore reminds consumers and retailers that romaine lettuce grown ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Local venues for blood and platelet donations are scheduled to address the blood shortage here in Middlesex County and around the state.  Donation sites in East Brunswick, South Brunswick and Spotswood are scheduled  December 8, December 11, and December 16. The American ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Edison Public Libraries are offering resources for residents to apply for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare.  Open enrollment for the ACA started Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15. Open enrollment for Medicare started Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. Once the open enrollment periods end, ...

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EDISON, NJ – With Thanksgiving a day away, remember to be safe when cooking that turkey. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry- associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the ...

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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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