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Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party: Survivors Serve up Hope

March 24, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment.

Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening.

Speaking to about 400 people at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey affiliate’s Pink Tie Party on Friday, ...

Sister2Sister Hosts Community Health Screening and Summit March 30

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Sister2Sister, Inc.. a non-profit corporation devoted to breast cancer awareness in the underserved and minority community is hosting a Community Health Summit and Screening open to the public on March 30th from 8-11:30 a.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.

Those who attend can sign up for a free mammogram and screenings for Glucose, Cholesterol, Blood ...

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26.

According to the health alert issued on Monday, the carrier of the highly contagious disease arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty ...

PurpleLight for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network returns to Warren

WARREN, NJ -  Local residents and supporters will unite alongside volunteers of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate to demand better for pancreatic cancer patients at PurpleLight New Jersey on April 28 at Camp Harmony / The Orchard Academy at 5 p.m.

 

PurpleLight events take place across the country uniting a grassroots army to shine a purple ...

Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University announced Tuesday that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and graduate ...

Switch to Daylight Saving Time can affect daily commute, cautions AAA

WARREN, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 11 at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits. Some drivers may suddenly find themselves driving into ...

Annual 5K Race at Duke Island Park Set for March 30

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Employee Wellness Committee and EmPoWER Somerset are holding the sixth annual 5K Race to Wellness and one-mile Fun Walk March 30 at Duke Island Park.

Participants are being invited to register by March 13 to receive a long-sleeve t-shirt.

The event will be held rain or shine at 9 a.m., and the 5K race is USATF certified.

To register online, visit ...

All Somerset County-operated Senior Centers Closed ‪on March 4, No Meals on Wheels‬

 

WARREN, NJ - Warrenbrook and the following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed Monday, March 4, in anticipation of inclement weather: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, and the Senior Wellness Centers in Basking Ridge and Bridgewater.

 

Somerset County Transportation will NOT deliver Meals on Wheels.

Watchung Hills Regional High School Students Unveil “If it Saves Just One” Mural

WARREN, NJ - “If it Saves Just One.” Watchung Hills students unveiled a mural on Friday depicting drivers safety entitled,  “If it Saves Just One.” 

The mural is a result of workshops with community member Sangeeta Badlani, the mother of Nikhil Badlani an 11 year old boy who lost his life in a motor vehicle accident when a distracted driver failed to stop at a ...

High Wind Advisory Sunday Night and Monday

MT. HOLLY, NJ  - The National Weather Service has issued a warning for high winds Sunday night and Monday in our area.

Monday's winds will be between 21 and 25 mph and gusts reaching up to 50 mph. Winds coupled with the potential for scattered power outages could make travel difficult. 

High temperatures Monday will reach about 39, but wind chill temperatures will feel ...

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Warning Signs that Your Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder

March 13, 2019

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 19.7 million people ages 12 and older had a substance use disorder related to their abuse of alcohol or drugs. Identifying the signs of a substance use disorder in someone you love can be a challenge. Thomas Romanelli, Certified Alcohol and Drug ...