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Somerset County Salutes Public Health Heroes Nov. 19

November 15, 2018



SOMERVILLE, NJ - National Public Health Thank You Day is a day for Somerset County and the nation to recognize the many public health professionals who are committed to protecting the health of all Americans.

“Public Health Thank You Day honors all of the unsung heroes who help keep us safe from infectious diseases, protect our food supply, prevent injuries in the ...

Hunterdon Medical Center Program Saves Hearts and Lives

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed.

Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

The program is nationally recognized ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Somerset County Health Officials Confirm Rabid Raccoon

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 resident and her four dogs came in contact with a raccoon that had entered their fenced-in ...

Hillsborough: Stop the Car, Roll Up Your Sleeve for Drive-Through Flu Shot Oct. 13

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 preferred..

Sat. Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Somerset Patriots Stadium, located ...

No-Cost Employee Health Screenings Available at SCBP Expo Oct. 30

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the ”4th Annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2018,” on Tuesday, Oct, 30 from 3-6 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.

The wellness event is held during Healthier Somerset Month, is ...

"Shades of Pink" Event Stresses Cancer Awareness

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ- Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh invites residents to come out for the “Shades of Pink” event held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness MonthnThursday, Oct.18, at 12:30 p.m., in the Franklin Township Community/Senior Center at 505 Demott Lane.

“The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to stress ...

Skylight Productions Sheds Light on Efforts of Hillsborough Cancer Group

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, empower and support people with cancer, has partnered with Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions on a video to raise ...


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Great American Smokeout Day: NJ Officials Urge Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the state.

Johnson also announced the Department will be surveying mental health and substance ...