Health & Wellness

November 12, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a phased approach to creating a sustainable, contemporary community, Mayor Brad Cohen and the Township of East Brunswick dedicated the newly-completed bike paths in locations that allow residents to safer and easier access to schools, parks, and houses of worship.  Cohen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced. Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency. Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Call it bringing the farm and the kitchen to the residents of the city. On Wednesday, Wellness on Wheels, a 35-foot van complete with a hydroponic garden and food preparation area, was unveiled for a maiden visit in New Brunswick, the first in a series of demonstrations to ...

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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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –Wellspring Center for Prevention will be celebrating the 2018 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to Saint Peter’s Hospital Opioid Taskforce. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction. A ceremony to ...

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TRENTON – The return to school also means a return to highly-competitive sports, prompting the need for student-athletes across New Jersey to heed caution, especially in contact sports such as football and soccer. The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) believes that caution ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and lead contamination will offered for free to people of all ages Friday at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the health fair in the center at 277 George St., will also ...

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Update: City officials this afternoon said water service throughout New Brunswick has been restored, and the portion of Livingston Avenue that was closed has been reopened. Officials said that although the water is safe, hydrants mut be flushed which will disturb iron deposits in the water lines ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Blood Services is seeking donors for blood drive Thursday to replenish ever decreasing supplies. "We are still dealing with our summer shortage situation caused by school closings and vacations and even the weather, so extra help is needed," said Lynne Ross, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - RWJBarnabas Health system will take over management of Middlesex County's two long-term care and nursing facilities, county and hospital officials announced today. Currently the Middlesex County Improvement Authority manages the county's Roosevelt care centers in Edison and ...

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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 thousands of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Open Streets are back on Saturday, June 9, bringing a New Brunswick Ciclovia route spanning several city streets and two parks for a day of summer fun. New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Animal therapy helps people to relax, but how do the animals feel about it? A Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds that horses don’t mind working as part of therapy for traumatized veterans. The small pilot study by Rutgers’ Equine Science Center, which appeared in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.   "Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Several times each week, Sayreville Police officers respond to calls of an opioid drug overdose and find a person near death, and Chief John Zebrowski sees the reports they file. Officers must apply Narcan, a powerful opioid antidote administered through the nose, that quickly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City officials announced on Wednesday that new fitness courts will soon be installed at Buccleuch Park and Alice Jennings Archibald Park. The two exercise stations, one at each park, are being described as state-of-the-art and outfitted with specialized exercise equipment ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - With promises of sunny weather, at some point, city officials have released the annual spring schedule for the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. The full calendar offers a selection of fun, family-friendly and free fitness and wellness activities for city residents. The campaign, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-- Hundreds of women stopped by Saint Peter’s University Hospital on Friday, Feb. 2, for Go Red Day.  During the nationwide event, women from across the country wear red to raise awareness and funds for women's coronary health.  Saint Peter's, to get involved every year, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Flu season is well underway, and having claimed the life of a four year old New Jersey girl, it's poised to be one of the worst in years.  But there's one weapon in your arsenal against this year's flu season; the flu vaccine.  To drive that point home, NJ Principal Deputy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road. According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on November 12 and attempted to care ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local residents​, Rutgers students​ and nature aficionados will soon be able to enjoy​ a new and improved Buccleuch Park. ​N​ew features will be installed in the portion of the park adjacent to the New Brunswick Senior Center, according to city spokesperson Jennifer ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Mikey Wojcik, a 12-year old Piscataway student suffered tremendous loss in his short life. On January 21, 2015, he lost his dad to pancreatic cancer and shortly after also lost his uncle to cancer. However, through all of this tragedy, he was able to start a fundraiser to raise ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is keeping up with its mission to go green, and groups across the state are taking notice. ​City officials announced they have maintained bronze status for 2017 from Sustainable New Jersey. The non-profit encourages municipalities across the state to develop ...

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