5,000th Baby Sets a Milestone at Hunterdon Medical Center

March 17, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Medical Center reached a milestone this month, and Cindy and Joe Harris of Clinton share in the achievement.

HMC midwives delivered their 5,000th baby on Feb. 2.

Midwife Deirdre Horvath, CNM, APN-C, assisted Cindy in the birth of her healthy baby girl named Joanna Esther. She is the Harris’ sixth child and first daughter.

The midwives at Hunterdon ...

Trees Down, Hazards Abound

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations.

According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, workers employed by tree care experts and licensed arborists were more likely to receive ...

Carrier Clinic Considers Partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health

MONTGOMERY, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health, one New Jersey’s largest integrated health networks, and Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, have signed a letter of intent to explore a partnership to deliver behavioral health care to the region.

“We are thrilled to announce this strategy to deliver exceptional clinical expertise and to ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider.

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...

Rabid Raccoon Reported

FAR HILLS, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Lake Road in Far Hills has tested positive for rabies.

On March 8, two dogs attacked the raccoon. The raccoon was sent to the public health laboratory at the New Jersey Department of Health, where rabies was confirmed. Both of the dogs’ rabies vaccinations are ...

Somerset County Ranked Third-Healthiest in New Jersey


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County has been ranked the third-healthiest county in New Jersey for the third 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 eight years, Somerset County has been consistently ranked as one of the top three ...

'Get Fit for Cancer' Underway Today

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – While power is out across half of Hunterdon in the wake of yesterday’s nor’easter, there was no lack of energy at today’s Get Fit for Cancer events.

Over the past 13 years, Fit for Cancer has raised more than $374,000 for Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

Hundreds participated today in spirited cycling, Zumba, Tai Chi and other activities at ...

Dinner Includes Information Session on Treating Heart Disease

RARITAN TWP., NJ -  An education session on a program shown to treat and even reverse heart disease will be part of a dinner to be held in Clinton March 14.

The Dr. Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is nationally recognized through the results of more than 25 years of peer-reviewed, published research.

The Ornish-inspired meal will be held at The Clean Plate Kitchen.

Franklin: Sister2Sister Seeks Volunteers for 5K Run; Breast Cancer Health Summit and Screenings March 24

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Sister2Sister, a non-profit organization that supports minority and underserved breast cancer survivors, is getting an early start on planning its 5K Breast Cancer Run & Walk For Life with an organizational meeting Thursday, Feb. 22.

Those interested are invited to the organization’s headquarters at 1201 Hamilton St., Somerset for the 7 p.m.

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