Health & Wellness

May 20, 2020

RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Hunterdon Healthcare is seeing a similar trend in its COVID-19 cases to what the state is seeing, according to Raritan Township Emergency Management Coordinator Christopher Phelan. Phelan updated the Raritan Township Committee on the response to the coronavirus pandemic at ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The county freeholder board heard from Meagan O'Reilly, administrator in the department of human services, and heard a report on nonprofits countywide that reach out and service people in need, including Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc. O’Reilly said that in April 2020, ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The Raritan Township Committee received an update from the Office of Emergency Management on how the township is fairing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was held Monday in a teleconference format due to the pandemic.  Residents were able to participate online or by ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – In response to the COVID-19 virus, Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program has migrated to a 100 percent tele-health service delivery. Based in Flemington, HDAP provides outpatient treatment services for those affected by substance abuse and mental health disorders. HDAP has been ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholders announced Tuesday donations of emergency PPE (personal protective equipment) and ongoing efforts to support the medical professionals, healthcare workers and first responders actively serving the communities of the county during the coronavirus ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District has confirmed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a notice from the district. According to the notice, the staff member was in Francis A. Desmares Elementary School and Reading-Fleming Intermediate ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder Board Director Shaun Van Doren has directed the county's Office of Emergency Management to give the highest status to a request for 5,000 COVID-19 test kits to NJ OEM, according to a release from the county. This is in support of the county's ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional School District has received notification that an employee at the high school has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter from Superintendent Jeffrey Moore. The district has consulted with the Hunterdon County Department of Health, which ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a Public Health Action Plan with precautions and new protocols for county operations, as well as the latest data tracking the spread of novel coronavirus in the state. Hunterdon County Health Officer Karen DeMarco updated ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - As of noon Monday, all Flemington Borough offices and buildings are closed to the public, according to a Facebook message from Mayor Betsy Driver. This will include 38 Park Avenue, the water garage on Hopewell Avenue, the road garage behind 8 Main Street, the Flemington Free ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District will be closed as of March 16, with virtual learning beginning March 17 and lasting through March 29. According to communication from the district, school will be closed for students March 16, with a professional development day to ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional High School will be closed to students, effective March 16, with online home instruction for all students beginning March 17, according to information released from the district. Effective March 14, all extracurricular events and activities are ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a resolution for a $296,164 grant award from the New New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, entitled the County Environmental Health Act (CEHA) grant, valid for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District has announced that all schools will hold an early dismissal March 13 and March 16 to prepare for electronic virtual school if the district needs to close to students and staff because of coronavirus. In a letter to families, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Out of an abundance of caution, the Hunterdon Central Regional School District has canceled the performances of the musical, "Evita," scheduled for March 12, March 13 and March 14. Information about potential rescheduling or refunding ticket purchases will be coming ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (FRSD) is not closing any of its schools, or cancelling any school trips or events at this time, amid the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Superintendent Kari McGann said at the board of education meeting Monday. Less than an ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Hunterdon Central Regional High School held Healthy Harmony March 7, an emotional wellness and music event that featured performances, exercise and an emotional wellness fair. The event included performances by the chamber choir and Hunterdon Harmonizers, as well as chair yoga, ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Focusing on personal hygiene has been the approach officials at Hunterdon Central Regional High School have taken so far in combating the coronavirus outbreak. Superintendent Jeff Moore gave an overview of how the district has been preparing in the wake of the epidemic at the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - For more than an hour, the Hunterdon Central Regional Board of Education heard from students who want them to do something to make their high school into a warm, caring place. Their call comes after two students this academic year took their own lives. More than 60 students ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - On a Friday morning in December 1973, I awoke to horrible news – a longtime friend since high school, Jerry, had died the previous night in a car accident coming back from a hockey game. I was devastated and cried the entire weekend, sharing grief with neighborhood friends. Jerry ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Healthcare – the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center - has stepped up its effort to help care for LGBTQIA patients and families. LGBTQIA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Asexual. HMC has announced that Sara ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Medical Center will host its annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4. For 32 years, the Lights of Love ceremony has been an honored tradition. Each year, in early December, HMC lights the campus with thousands of shining white and blue lights. These ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ— This Tuesday, Rabbi Eli Kornfeld of Chabad of Hunterdon will offer Worrier to Warrior, a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 PM, participants in the course ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – A whole new generation is getting addicted to nicotine. That’s what Peggy Dowd, the Program Director for One Voice of Hunterdon, says is happening because of the widespread use of e-cigarette (vape) use. One Voice of Hunterdon is a faith-based prevention coalition and a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, something Delaware Township resident Dr. Lidia Vitale is passionate about. That’s because she hopes her story will help spread awareness for the disease.  In 2016, Vitale, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Advanced OB/GYN affiliated ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Dedication, caring and spirit of service would describe Chris Kent, a volunteer at Hunterdon Medical Center. Kent has been volunteering at Hunterdon Medical Center for 21years. He volunteers as a courier in the Transport Department and reports to the job at 8:30 a.m. and ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – One person in New Jersey has died after vaping and the state Department of Health reports it is investigating 32 reports of severe lung illness that it suspects may be related to the practice. The total number of confirmed and probable cases of serious lung disease in the ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Local experts on the opioid epidemic addressed its devastating local impact at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall yesterday. The event, co-sponsored by Hunterdon Healthcare and held at Hunterdon Central High School, included remarks from Hunterdon Healthcare CEO Patrick Gavin ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Probably everyone has driven past a “Blood Drive” sign in the community, yet only a small number actually give blood on a regular basis. The reasons to not donate vary, and include fear of pain, discomfort, or that it will take too much time. While those fears are valid, they ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – A Hunterdon Medical Center nurse – who is also a Marine – has been awarded for his care of a dying man and his family. Sean Lyon, a registered Nurse who lives in Clinton Township and works in HMC’s 3 West inpatient unit, has been recognized with the Daisy Award. Hunterdon ...

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