Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season

August 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The major ...

Sharing Stories & Remembering Loved Ones On International Overdose Awareness Day

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Those who have lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use are invited to join others in the community who've experienced the same pain and suffering on Aug. 31 at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, 375 Union Ave.

International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed with a two-hour awareness program from 7-9 p.m., according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian D.

Somerset County: Police Increase Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend



SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset and Hunterdon County law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs during the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day Crackdown which begins Aug. 18th and concludes on Sept. 4th.

“Drive Sober or ...

Business Expo Offers Healthy Options for Workplace

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will present the 3rd annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition - 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11:a.m.-2 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave. Somerset.

In support of Healthier Somerset and offered during Healthier Somerset Month, the event is being provided as a no cost business resource for local companies and ...

U.S. News Ranks 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and USA

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick was ranked third best hospital in New Jersey; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, located in Somerville, was also listed.

 According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning


NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.

There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75.

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild.

Several of ...

Somerville Physician Wins National Judo Championship


SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, a member of RWJBarnabas Health, proudly announces that urologist, Anthony Catanese, MD, recently won his division at the U.S. Judo Senior National Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Catanese trained at RWJUH Somerset’s Performance Fitness to prepare for the competition.

Judo is a martial ...

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