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Somerville: Hospital Offers Session on Pregnancy and Zika Virus

April 10, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - With the Zika virus continuing to pose a threat to pregnant women, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset will offer a free educational program “Pregnant or Expecting To Be? What Every Woman Should Know About the Zika Virus” on Thursday, April 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Fuld Auditorium, 110 Rehill Ave.

The program ...

Doctors at Morristown Medical Center Draw Attention to Head and Neck Cancer; Offer Free Screenings

MORRISTOWN, NJ – April is Head and Neck Cancer Month and the doctors at Atlantic Health System are looking to build awareness around these types of cancers.

“Head and Neck cancer doesn’t get a lot of celebrity publicity like breast cancer and other cancers,” said Dr. Tom Thomas director of head and neck reconstructive and transoral robotic surgery at Morristown Medical ...

Rutgers Helps NJ Tackle Opioid Epidemic

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With opioid drug overdoses becoming a growing national health crisis, Rutgers experts have created a toolkit to help communities across New Jersey combat the deadly problem.

Students, faculty and clinicians at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers recently launched the Opioid Abuse Toolkit: Resources for New Jersey Communities. This free toolkit includes a ...

Joey Hollywood Inspires Awareness Day for Rare Childhood Disease

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) is the sponsor of a resolution to raise awareness for a very rare genetic condition that causes muscle tissue to turn into bone, with most of its victims 10 and younger.

The resolution designates April 23 as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Awareness Day.

“I first learned about this disorder when I met ...

Hillsborough Drops Local Rescue Squad, Signs 5-Year Contract with RWJ Health Network

 

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night ended its longstanding relationship with the Hillsborough Emergency Medical Services Corporation and voted to outsource its Emergency Medical Services to the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network - much to the dismay of an angry crowd that had come out to support HEMS, which has provided first aid and ambulance service here for over ...

Survey Ranks Somerset County Third Healthiest in New Jersey

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Somerset County has been ranked the third-healthiest county in New Jersey for the second year in a row in an annual nationwide survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

“For the past seven years, Somerset County has been consistently ranked as one of the top three ...

Supporters of Threatened Hillsborough Rescue Squad Take a Stand

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Citizens for Hillsborough, a grass roots activist organization waging a campaign to prevent closure of the township’s rescue squad, took its message to the streets last night hoping to garner support for their cause.

Between 15-18 people with homemade signs reading “Keep EMS Local,” Save HEMS,” “Save Our EMS,” Save Our Squad,” and ...

Somerville Middle School Hosts Panel Discussion on Marijuana

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – An expert panel will moderate a discussion on the impact of marijuana on the developing teenage brain, negative consequences and the science behind it at Somerville Middle School, 51 W. Cliff St., on March 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Topics will include law enforcement’s assessment of the local situation, consequences and recovery.

Somerville Horticulturist Helps to Nurture Plant Therapy Program in the Garden State

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A series of proclamations from federal, state and county legislators have planted the seeds to grow “Horticultural Therapy Week NJ” March 19-25.

A proclamation from Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7),  resolutions from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, and a proclamation from the Somerset County Freeholders were presented at a Feb. 28 meeting of the Somerset ...

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