Health & Wellness

May 13, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A community-wide blood drive is set for Monday, June 3 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Spotswood VFW Post 4589. Each donor will receive a $10 Houlihan's coupon. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Spaces are still available in the spring session of the Milltown Recreation Department's children's yoga program. Classes are held on Saturday at the Milltown Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The remaining classes are May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22 and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The upcoming month of May is Trauma Awareness month. According to the American Red Cross, a single car accident victim can require more than 100 units of blood. To help combat the growing blood shortage, the Spotswood VFW is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Monday, May 6 from 1 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library is offering Geri-Fit Strength Training classes for older adults from now through May 22. Classes are held on Mondays and Wedensdays at 10:30 a.m. Class size is limited so registration is required. Registration can be done online. The only equipment ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - SWM International will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, April 23 from noon until 6 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 coupon to Houlihan's. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A free rabies clinic is on tap for Saturday, May 4 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Spotswood Municipal Building. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats should be in a carrier. Rabies is a viral infection, which is spread through saliva. In the United States, the disease is ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Welcome April with a spring blood drive at the Spotswood VFW on April 1 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors receive a $10 coupon to Houlihan's. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a parental ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the March 4 Borough Council meeting, Mayor Ed Seely declared the month on March National Nutrition month with a special proclamation. "I do hereby proclaim the month of March, National Nutrition Month in Spotswood, New Jersey," Seely said. "I encourage all citizens to join the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Students Against Destructive Decisions is hosting an evening of relaxing yoga on Monday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the multi-purpose room at the Schoenly School. Melissa Jueguen-Casquiera, a professional yoga instructor, will lead the session. The cost for the yoga session is $5.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spring has yet to be sprung, but New Jersey Blood Services are hoping residents will spring into action and give blood on Monday, March 4 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Spotswood VFW Post 4589. Each donor will receive a $10 Houlihan's coupon. Donors should be between the ages of 17 ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Save the date for the George Street Playhouse Touring Theater's performance of "Anytown" on March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Joyce Kilmer School. The event is sponsored by the Milltown Municipal Alliance and the Milltown PTA. Milltown, Spotswood and Helmetta parents are invited to attend ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Garden State continues to experience a roller coaster of temperatures as New Jersey goes from spring like temps to freezing all in the same week. In response to the anticipated change to colder temperatures, the borough has issued a Code Blue. The Code Blue will be in effect ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Saint Peters University Hospital's Community Health Services will be on hand at the Spotswood Public Library to hold heart health screenings on Thursday, February 7 from 2 p.m until 3:30 p.m. February is Hearth Health Month with the American Heart Association promoting heart health ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The artic weather and an outbreak of flu in Central Jersey have caused a blood shortage at area hospitals. To address the shortage and to welcome American Heart Month, Spotswood VFW Post 4589 is hosting a Community Blood Drive on February 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors will ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each season the Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team dedicates one of their remaining home games to a different charity. This year the team is hitting the court on February 4 to help Appleby Elementary fourth grader Nicholas DeLieto in his very personal quest. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations. “Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In response to the forecasted cold temperatures, the Spotswood Office of Emergency Management has issued a Code Blue on Friday. The Code Blue will be in effect from now through Tuesday, January 15. A Code Blue is a multi-agency response whose goal is to reduce the number of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - January is National Blood Donor Month and with flu cases on the rise, New Jersey Blood Services is urging residents to join in the New Year's resolution to give blood. Spotswood will be hosting a blood drive on Monday, January 14 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Spotswood VFW. Donors ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - January is National Blood Donor Month as the borough will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 8 from 1 p.m until 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. All donors will receive a $10 gift certificate to Houlihan's. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each blood donation helps three patients and NJ Blood Services is hoping to assist as many patients as possible this holiday season by holding a Holiday Blood Drive at the Spotswood VFW on Monday, December 3 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Public Library is hosting Medicate 101 on Wednesday, November 27 at 2 p.m. A representative from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield will be on hand to present an overview of Medicare, discuss what individuals qualify, explain how Medicare works with other health insurance ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Holidays are not always festive for many people. The Thanksgiving holiday that moves quickly into December celebrations and New Year's actually causes stress and anxiety issues for a lot of folks. Depression also tends to spike this time of year as some people struggle with seasonal ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood VFW Post is hosting a fall blood drive on Monday, November 12 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. to help area blood centers get ready for flu season. Donors should be between the ages of 17 and 75 and be in good physical health. A donor can be 16 years of age, but must have a ...

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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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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since many cancer patients often require blood transfusions during treatment, New Jersey Blood Services is hosting a Blood Drive on Monday, October 1 at Spotswood VFW Post 4589 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. All donors will receive a ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

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EAST BRUSNWICK, NJ - The New York Blood Center has been fighting a summer-long shortage, stressed by the recent hurricane in Hawaii. On Friday, September 7, Brunswick Square Mall will be hosting a blood drive from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. in their center court. All donors wil receive a $10 AMC Movie ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mosquito spraying is being conducted by the Middlesex County Mosquito Commission on Thursday, August 30 from 6:30 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. The rain date for the scheduled spraying is Friday, August 31. The areas being targeted will include streets between Crescent Avenue and Clyne ...

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - Summer is typically a prime shortage time for area blood centers and New Jersey Blood Services is hoping to add to their dwindling supply with a weekend blood drive on Sunday, August 26 at the Monroe Recreation Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Area centers are in need of all ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Before the sun even kisses the sky in the morning, a group of borough moms lace up the sneakers to head out and hit the road to exercise. The Sole Sisters are a walking group that started back in the spring. It’s a no-judgment, encouragement-only zone where the growing collection of ...

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