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Rabid Racoon Reported in Somerset County

August 7, 2018

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 the highest number of cases. From January to June of this year, the state Department of Health ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of  New Jersey through Tuesday, Aug. 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks

LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

“The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural treasures, and a place for families to ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Important Breast Cancer Study

Researchers at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ are studying new ways of combating breast cancer-related weakness & fatigue. These symptoms can diminish quality of life & often last long after treatment has ended. If you are a woman aged 40-75, who was diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 10 years*, you may qualify for this important research study.

We are ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Warren and Most of New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' Monday morning for most of New Jersey from noon Monday, July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17.

Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

According to the ...

Mental Health Survivor's Blog Tells It Like It Is

 

 

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 others who are just like her.

Bayne credits the Carrier Clinic for giving her ...

WHRHS Wellness Day: Nourishing Teachers and Students with ‘Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative’

WARREN, NJ - Students and teachers concluded a year-long “Healthy Edge Wellness Initiative” designed to concentrate on nurturing and nourishing the mental health and well-being of students and teachers during a day-long Wellness Day, on Friday, June 8, at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS).

The June 8 Wellness Day was organized by: WHRHS Student Assistance ...

Make the Call, Save a Life

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There is much focus on preventative opioid abuse education. Rightfully so. However, the goal in addressing the opioid epidemic is saving lives. Even if that means just saving one life. While people are becoming increasingly aware of resources relating to rehabilitative services, support groups for friends and family of addicts, and training parents for signs of opioid and ...

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