Health & Wellness

September 15, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  –  In the wake of national incidents of illness and death from vaping, Governor Phil Murphy took action on Thursday to formulate a comprehensive strategy to protect New Jersey residents from the health hazards of electronic cigarettes.    "The rash of lung disease and death ...

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MARYLAND - Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles are being recalled due to chocking hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reporting. According to the recall, the water bottle's clear silicone spout can detach, posing a hazard to children.  The company has received 149 reports of ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Following on from a string of Legionnaires' Disease cases that broke out among senior residents at the Alvin E. Gershen Apartments, the Hamilton Board of Health met Tuesday night to discuss what was done to remedy the situation.  Three cases of Legionnaires' Disease have been ...

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EDISON, NJ – A New Jersey-based company is recalling its “Natural Pig Ears” product that it believes may have caused dog illnesses in two pets, which may be related to potential Salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation. Edison-based Lennox International, Inc. said it is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – Nearly 85% of all respondents believe use of prescribed and illegal opioid drugs is a “very” (67%) or “somewhat” (28%) serious problem in New Jersey, according to a joint Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh Dickinson University poll in collaboration with the Rutgers Center ...

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NEW JERSEY -  The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values, or how hot it feels with humidity taken into account, is anticipated to reach between 105 degrees and 110 degrees Friday and 115 degrees Saturday and Sunday, the Weather Service ...

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TRENTON --  Mercer County cooling centers will open Wednesday morning for area residents to beat the heat after an Excessive Heat Watch was issued by the National Weather Service.  An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected, with hot temperatures and high ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Customers of Trenton Water Works may experience a slight decrease in water pressure on Monday as a result of a routine maintenance procedure.   According to the agency's Facebook page, Trenton Water Works will flush the one-million-gallon Mercerville Elevated Tank in Hamilton ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren. A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP — Looking for a new way to excercise or enjoy the weather with friends and family?   You can now cruise around Mercer County parks thanks to the new bike-share program launched at the end of June under a partnership between the County of Mercer, the Mercer County Park Commission, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey General Assembly gave unanimous bi-partisan support to legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Hamilton) to improve stroke care for patients Thursday. The measure would strengthen criteria for certain stroke centers and hospitals, establish a stroke ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  On Tuesday pharmacies across New Jersey, including five in Hamilton Township, will provide free dosages of an anti-drug overdose reversal medication as part of Governor Phil Murphy's efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can reverse an opioid overdose ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Sam Regan, a local Robbinsville resident, student, and Tourette's Syndrome advocate was recognized in April by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ New Jersey Chapter with their prestigious Youth Achievement Award. On Thursday, he was honored further by Robbinsville Township for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current ...

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