Health & Wellness

January 19, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city hospital next month will offer free dental exams for children without dental insurance, but parents have to call an appointment. On Feb. 7, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will provide exams to children who did not see a dentist in 2018. The exams, being ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 ...

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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 - The happy part of Happy New Year came less than three hours after the ball dropped for families who each welcomed new babies born just minutes apart at New Brunswick's two hospitals. Adina and Binyamin Bril became parents for the first time when their daughter was born at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey’s growing medical marijuana industry is set to plant roots in Paterson in the new year. According to a statement released by the New Jersey Department of Health, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (GTI), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company, has been selected as ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Recreation Department is looking for indoor soccer players in sixth, seventh and eighth grade to join their Friday evening soccer league. Soccer experience is not necessary and non-residents are welcome. All of the games are played in the Memorial Middle School ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – During the November 19th Council Meeting, Mayor Matthew P. Anesh proclaimed November 15, 2018 to be “World Pancreatic Cancer Day” in the Borough of South Plainfield.  With staggering statistics and facts about the growing numbers of pancreatic cancer victims, the proclamation ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione urges residents to attend a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss the county’s Walk, Bike, Hike plan. The meeting will be held on the third-floor in the freeholders’ meeting room at the County ...

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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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WAYNE, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey partnered with the Passaic County Department of Health & the Board of Chosen Freeholders to provide the local community with access to healthcare during the 2018 Women’s Wellness Expo. “We know that if we can provide better access to quality, timely ...

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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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