Health & Wellness

October 14, 2018

FAR HILLS, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health warns residents that a raccoon found in the Borough of Far Hills near the Spring Hollow Road area has tested positive for rabies. This is the second raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the borough this year.  On Oct. 6, a ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health is sponsoring a drive-through flu shot clinic at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.- noon. Shots are free to any Somerset County resident 18 and older. Short sleeves are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Call it bringing the farm and the kitchen to the residents of the city. On Wednesday, Wellness on Wheels, a 35-foot van complete with a hydroponic garden and food preparation area, was unveiled for a maiden visit in New Brunswick, the first in a series of demonstrations to ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Somerset County and much of central and northern New Jersey beginning at noon Labor Day and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 4.  The heat index ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Have you lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use? You have an opportunity to join others in the community who share your pain and who want to help raise awareness about drug addiction. International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Thursday, Aug. 30. Somerset ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Samantha Santos, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the borough’s Middle School has a vision and plan to encourage her classmates and other teens to follow a path of exercise and healthy choices. Confident and self-assured, Santos came to a Borough Council meeting last month to ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Registration is underway for English-style, balanced seat riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. The 10-week fall session will begin the week of Sept. 10, and are available for juniors (ages 9-17) and adults. The lessons at the Somerset ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies, according to a release issued Tuesday afternoon.  According to officials, a resident’s ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Basking Ridge location is offering a free head and neck cancer screening on Tuesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility at 136 Mountainview Blvd. in Basking Ridge. Walk-ins are welcome. The screening will include a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - RWJBarnabas Health system will take over management of Middlesex County's two long-term care and nursing facilities, county and hospital officials announced today. Currently, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority manages the county's Roosevelt care centers in Edison and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County wants to to improve its bike and trail path connections, according to Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione. “The goal is to make our county’s bike paths and trails more user-friendly, more accessible, and safer for our residents,” he said. “We are also ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ – Tomorrow will mark the Hunterdon County YMCA’s inaugural Start Healthy Stay Healthy (SHSH) First Thousand Days Nutrition workshop, which will be held at the Y’s Round Valley branch here. The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to the community. The SHSH workshops, ...

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Busy schedules, over indulging, and strenuous summer activities can lead to sore muscles, indigestion and headaches. When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own garden or your local farmer’s market. These five foods fresh from the garden – or pot – are packed with super ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - This Friday night into Saturday morning close to 350 seniors are expected to participate in what has become a 24-year-old Franklin High School tradition, Project Graduation.  Project Graduation is a national initiative designed to keep seniors safe in a fun-filled environment.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is stepping up its public outreach regarding vector-borne illnesses, which according to the Centers for Disease Control are on the rise nationwide. “Our health department staff is conducting additional educational programs this year to ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year. As school lets out for the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street. The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Open Streets are back on Saturday, June 9, bringing a New Brunswick Ciclovia route spanning several city streets and two parks for a day of summer fun. New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Police Department is alerting residents of a rabies advisory issued on May 31 by the Middlesex County Office of Health Services via Nixle. Five rabid animals have been reported in Middlesex County in 2018 with the latest being identified in East Brunswick. Testing ...

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WASHINGTON, — For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this upcoming weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Alzheimer’s New Jersey held its 2018 Education and Research Conference: New Directions in Research and Care, the premier interdisciplinary healthcare professional conference on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias was held in April at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset.  The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit became the 'classroom-for-a-day' for more than 100 elementary school children on April 26 -- national “Take Your Child to Work Day," with students learning from medical professionals in physical therapy and sports medicine, emergency medicine and the ...

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