Health & Wellness

August 11, 2018

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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    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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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street. The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The emphasis in on healthy habits and lifestyles Saturday, June 2 starting with the Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5K. The race begins 8 a.m. at the YMCA, 19 East Mountain Road, and will conclude at the Peter J. Biondi Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road. Now in its 18th year, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Foothill Acres Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 39 E. Mountain Road  is sponsoring a free health fair on Thursday, May 3 from noon-3 p.m. The health fair is designed to provide information and medical care to the community and will include a Blood Drive. The fair will ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey is facing a critical blood shortage. Due to the winter’s brutal flu epidemic and the cancellation of many blood drives because of snow storms, central New Jersey is in desperate need of blood donations. To combat the blood shortage, state Sen. Kip Bateman will ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Sister2Sister, a regional non-profit that supports women fighting breast cancer in minority and under-served communities, is involved in an ambitious project that will transform the acreage adjacent to its historic retreat into a sprawling vista of colors and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -Students at all nine township schools celebrated School Wellness Week recently, from discussions about physical and mental well being to yoga exercises, food tastings and cooking contests. Discussion topics included stress management, drug and alcohol use, exercise, healthy ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado. A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ -  Nearly half of New Jersey residents who participated in a recent survey report little or no concern about the potential dangers of prescription pain medication to themselves or a family member, according to a study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. The study, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Sophomores at Hillsborough High School will be exposed to the harsh realities of life as a drug addict and gang member during an assembly at the school Jan. 31, presented by Michael DeLeon, founder of Steered Straight. Parents are invited to attend the substance abuse and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey and the rest of the nation is experiencing a severe flu season, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the US Centers for Disease Control.  Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh, public health and safety liaison, is urging anyone who has not ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police. Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A “Community Conversation” focused on the mental health and substance abuse challenges facing township residents will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 at Hillsborough High School. Sponsored by the Hillsborough Education Association, the forum will be moderated by a trained ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ - Carrier Clinic hosted a welcome party this week to introduce the staff to their newest "colleagues" - six therapy animals, two horses, two miniature donkeys and two goats. Therapy horses Faith and Hope were the first to take up residence on the 100-acre campus in December; they ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – What started as an oozing wound for Evelyn Ramundo turned into acute kidney failure, three surgeries, a medically-induced coma, two weeks in the hospital and five months of rehabilitation. But thanks to the Center for Wound Healing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County has adopted a cooperative approach between its Human Services Department and Prosecutor’s Office to combat the growing abuse of opioid drugs. At a recent Board of Freeholders’ meeting, county Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Coordinator Ivana Pareja was joined by ...

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