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Wellness at WHRHS: On Stress, Wellness and Integrity at Watchung Hills

February 14, 2018

WARREN, NJ - A letter was sent to all parents of Watchung Hills Regional High School students (WHRHS) on Jan.19 addressing the school’s efforts to promote student wellness and reduce student stress. The letter also encouraged parents to review the academic integrity guidelines and have conversations with their children about health, wellness, and ethical ...

Six NJ Hospital Groups Join Forces to Cut Health Care Costs

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees.

Atlantic Health System, CentraState Healthcare System, Holy Name Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare, St.

Conference Visits Harsh World of Sex Trafficking

SOMERVILLE, NJ –​Bored with life, sick of their hometown, the three young runaways headed to New York City, emboldened by the movie “Pretty Woman” knowing that should they become desperate for cash, they could prostitute themselves.

A fourth teenager who had decided against going along stayed home and shared the girls’ plan with families and friends.

What the girls ...

Reformed Addict & Gang Member to Share His Story with Students, Parents

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 addiction program later that day in the high school auditorium, with a second presentation ...

Raccoon Attacks Woman and Dog Outside Residence

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 raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney in the Magic Kingdom Undergoes Surgery

NEW YORK, NY - In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and their story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man from Indiana, came forward and was ...

We’re No. 2 Worst? Reasons Why New Jersey Is the Second Worst Place to Retire

NEW JERSEY -- If you are thinking of staying in New Jersey after your working days are over, you might want to think again. Many people consider relocating to a state that lets you keep more money in your pocket without requiring a drastic lifestyle change.

 

WalletHub, an online financial services site, compared all 50 states on indicators of retirement friendliness. The ...

Hunterdon Central Student's Death Prompts Increased Mental Health Awareness

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Mental health is getting increased attention recently.

Rob Walton used his last meeting as Freeholder to highlight the importance of understanding mental illness and removing its stigma, a cause he has championed for years.  He is the board President of NAMI Hunterdon, a group that seeks to improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and their ...

State Unveils $786K Grant to Local Opioid Recovery Center

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 provide treatment services for opioid-dependent pregnant and postpartum women and older adults, NJ ...

Pilates Design Studio of Watchung Works to Alleviate Client's Pain, Improve Well-Being

WATCHUNG, NJ – Back in July 2015, Linda Wilen underwent bilateral knee replacement surgery. While the procedure had its benefits, the Warren resident found herself still in pain, her left knee ‘popping’ whenever she climbed stairs.

Looking for a way to relieve the discomfort while also improving her quality of life, Wilen turned to the Pilates Design Studio in ...

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