Health & Wellness

November 30, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Dr. Michael Johnson, co-founder of  a pharmaceutical research company and graduate of Somerville High School, has been honored for the second year in a row by Forbes for his accomplishment. Each year Forbes receives thousands of nominations for candidates wishing to be selected ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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., ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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  TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and its support for the efforts of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by proclaiming Oct. 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in the state. The Senate unanimously passed a joint ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will host a networking breakfast and forum on "Medical Marijuana & Opioids: The Impact in New Jersey"on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Steeplechase Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, 30 Rehill ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Somerset County and much of central and northern New Jersey beginning at noon Labor Day and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 4.  The heat index ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Just as she has done on this day  for the past eight years, Susyn Timko arrived at the Hillsborough Municipal Complex early Thursday morning with bags of teal-colored ribbon, scissors and compassion for a cause. It was a day to help "Turn the Town Teal"  to commemorate ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Have you lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use? You have an opportunity to join others in the community who share your pain and who want to help raise awareness about drug addiction. International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Thursday, Aug. 30. Somerset ...

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RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Hunterdon Healthcare will host a Men’s Health Education Series in September.  Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. The programs are free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.  A special prize drawing will be held for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Environmental Education Center Naturalists will lead a weekly walking group on Sundays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9-10 a.m. on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road. Adults seeking an interesting way to enhance their routine workouts ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko needs volunteers to  help "Turn the Town Teal" on Thursday,Aug. 30 to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past nine years in memory of her mother who died from ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse will hold their sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference entitled “Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies. Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Two recent New Jersey high school graduates with a passion for raising awareness of organ and tissue donation have been awarded a $5,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year by the NJ Sharing Network.  Zachary Roth, 19, a Hillsborough High School graduate received the ...

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WASHINGTON _ New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th), a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, supported two measures in the U.S. House Wednesday today to overhaul health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements to give patients more choices and options in using those plans ...

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  BELLE MEAD, NJ – Donald J. Parker, CEO and president of Carrier Clinic, accepted the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s “Good Neighbor Award” at the 58th annual competition luncheon held on July 17 at the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden. The annual Good Neighbor awards ...

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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 ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Probably everyone has driven past a “Blood Drive” sign in their community, yet only a small number of actually give blood on a regular basis. There are a handful of reasons why some might not want to donate. There’s worry that it might hurt, cause discomfort, or that it will ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – There’s a new guy at the top. Dr. Robert J. Cody is now the Interim President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. He replaces long-time chief executive Robert P. Wise, who announced his retirement in May. Cody brings a ...

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    BELLE MEAD. NJ -Miranda Bayne was 13 when she began to suffer the first signs of a mental disorder. That was 12 years ago. Now, numerous hospitalizations and life crises later, she is a brave and passionate fighter, not only for herself and her emotional well-being, but for the ...

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