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Lucy's Legacy: Hillsborough Mom Honors Daughter's Memory with Blood Donation

December 7, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - For Lois Ricci, blood donation comes from the heart.

Four years ago, the Hillsborough woman gave birth to her daughter, Lucy Grace, who was born eight weeks premature and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and transient leukemia. Every day for the two and half months of her life, she needed some type of blood product as part of her treatment.

“By the grace of God and ...

State Suspends License of Franklin Doctor for 'Inappropriate Behaviors’

 

SOMERSET, NJ - A state board temporarily suspended a local pain doctor’s license for allegedly calling a client "drug addict", waving a knife in the air with a room full of patients, and other inappropriate behavior, according to court documents.

On Oct. 27, Franklin Township Police summoned a Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) to the Veronica ...

Somerset County Salutes Public Health Heroes

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As part of Public Health Thank You Day Nov.  20, Somerset County is joining leading U.S. public health organizations in recognizing public health professionals who are committed to overcoming challenges to protect the health of all Americans.

“Public Health Thank You Day honors all those unsung heroes who keep us safe from infectious diseases, protect our food ...

Hillsborough Confronts Realities of Drug, Alcohol Abuse

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Drunk and behind the wheel, 19-year-old Eavan Jenkins lost control of her car doing 96 mph, veered across three lanes of traffic on Route 80, went off the road and crashed into a tree.

She remembers waking up – “there was glass, blood everywhere.”

Wracked with pain, still in a stupor, she reached across the console of the wrecked, crumpled car to her ...

Hillsborough: Prosecutor Leads "Night of Conversation" About Substance Abuse in Somerset County

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a converation about drug and allcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

Parents and their children are invited to ...

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AHS Doctor Leads Sessions on Blood Cancer Studies at Conference

December 7, 2017

Mohamad Cherry, MD, will lead a major session on new discoveries about the most common type of acute adult leukemia and help present results of four major blood cancer studies at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 59th Annual Meeting, December 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting is the world’s pre-eminent gathering of clinicians and researchers focused on blood diseases, who travel ...