Health & Wellness

December 2, 2018

RARITAN TWP., N.J. -  Hunterdon Medical Center recently was added to the Immunization Action Coalition’s Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll because of its stellar employee influenza vaccine program and compliance rates. “We are very proud that the percentage of all staff (employees, licensed ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, has named its new President and CEO. Patrick Gavin will assume his position in January, according to a press release from HHS. He replaces Robert P. Wise, who retired in May. Dr. Robert J. Cody ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the annual CEA Turkey Trot has been bestowed with honor. This year marks the 26th Annual Turkey Trot, which benefits the Center for Educational Advancement’s mission of facilitating career pathways and community employment for ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – State Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout today by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people. But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto. “I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer. What the officer was looking for was lunch with his ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed. Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. - There are a lot of memorable days in a cancer survivor’s life – some better than others, of course.  For Sally Richter of Denville, Sept. 20 was a favorite because it was her last radiation treatment and a glorious day that would begin the next chapter in her life. Thankfully ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The late Rabbi Evan A. Jaffe was an institution. The spiritual leader of Flemington Jewish Community Center, he was also Chaplain at Hunterdon Developmental Center, in Clinton and Greenbrook Regional Center. He served as president of Hunterdon Interfaith Outreach Council and ...

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READINGTON, N.J. - The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center here has cut the ribbon on a new fitness studio. The studio is named after long-time members and donors Stanley and Joyce Gliniewicz, who supported the expansion. The new studio is named the Stanley and Joyce Gliniewicz Wellness ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers are dedicated to providing health enhancement and disease prevention programs for the community. They offer a wide variety of educational classes each month at the Clinton and Whitehouse Station locations. As part of their November ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Genetic testing has become increasingly popular, especially as some companies such as AncestryDNA or 23andMe advertise on television direct to consumers (DTC). The tests provide a wide range of genetic information. Some DTC genetic tests, such as those offered by ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Here are a few words that rarely go together: relaxed, comfortable, and mammogram. The primary reason women dread and skip screening mammograms is pain. In one study, researchers found that 46 percent of women skipped their regular mammogram because the first one hurt too ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The state Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28 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 ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Healthcare wants to expand its Patient and Family Advisory Council. Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, and the Council is part of its promise to provide the best patient care possible. Physicians and staff are experts at ...

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CLINTON TWP., N.J. - The Hunterdon County YMCA invites the community to participate in its annual fall event, the Monster Mash Family Mud Run on Sunday, Oct. 14. The run will be held at YMCA Camp Carr, located at 1 Camp Buck Road here. Participants are invited to come in costume (no masks ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Hunterdon Healthcare and HealthQuest of Hunterdon will be hosting a Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HealthQuest. The event is free and open to all. Attendees can enjoy a free workout during the fair. They can ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – Hunterdon Healthcare has announced a donation of 5,000 drug deactivation pouches from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. The pouches allow the safe disposal of unused prescription drugs. The drug ...

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READINGTON, NJ - Daniel Snel tragically lost his life to a heroin overdose nearly two years ago, on Sept. 22, 2016 at the age of 27. He had fought the vicious disease of addiction for many years. His addiction came after he was in an auto accident at the age of 17 and was prescribed opiates for ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – It’s a crisis that has dogged him since he first took the job. And as Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III has said before, “We can’t arrest our way out of this.” Kearns is talking about the opioid crisis. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ -  A weight management program for kids ages 10 to 14 – and their parents – is being held by The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management, Hunterdon Pediatric Associates and the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers. The 4-week program, called “Weigh to Go,” will be held ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Healthcare will host a Men’s Health Education Series in September.  Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. The programs are free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.  A special prize drawing will be held for the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A new state law requires all high schools to maintain a supply of the opioid antidote, naloxone hydrochloride, on school grounds at all times. Commercially available brands of the opioid antidote include Evzio and Narcan. It allows school nurses - or another trained employee ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Healthcare’s Visiting Health & Supportive Services has scheduled its next certified home health aide training course. The course will be held from Oct. 22 to Nov. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students will be trained to assist clients in Hunterdon with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - In an ongoing effort to help the youth of Hunterdon County develop healthy lifestyle habits, the YMCA will again offer complimentary Seventh Grade Memberships to all seventh graders in Hunterdon. Seventh grade has proven to be an important time for youth to develop healthy ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine, a specialty practice owned and operated by Hunterdon Healthcare, is pleased to welcome Michael Molitoris, DPM. Dr. Molitoris joins the practice with Podiatrists, Steven Dribbon, DPM and John Kramer, DPM. Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The state Commissioner of Health visited with the county’s health Department and other county officials Thursday. Dr. Shereef Elnahal made the visit here as part of his effort to visit every Health Department in the state. He said he had about a third of the departments on his ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Safe Harbor presents “Burst the Stigma,” an event to celebrate the feeling of healing and brightness that comes with bringing the community together. Safe Harbor's mission is to continue from its previous “Hold onto the Light” event and bring greater awareness to mental ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Eric Bridenbaugh of Flemington has joined the staff of Hunterdon Healthcare as the new Sports Medicine Coordinator. Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. Bridenbaugh will be working as the Athletic Trainer at Raritan Valley Community ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The death of a 20-year-old township boy has led his family to ask “those who need help, please reach out to those who love you. “To all those who struggle, know your pain is not isolated and there are others who understand, and want to help. The hardest step is to put out a ...

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