Health & Wellness

July 14, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren. A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Youngsters in Belmar’s summer camp received a surprise visit yesterday from a borough resident who’s been making the headlines. Jade Glab, the newly crowned Miss New Jersey, spent July 1 in her hometown at the Taylor Pavilion, where she gave campers an upbeat lesson in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Jake's Law and moved New Jersey ahead with the most progressive medical cannabis law in the country, according to lawmakers.  "After holding several hearings around the state to build a partnership with the people, Jake’s Law, the most progressive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The state has banned all swimming at Hopatcong State Park in Landing until further notice. The action is due to a bacterial bloom known as blue-green algae and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is warning the public to not even come into contact with lake water ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo of Westfield, New Jersey, had an intimate wedding planned weeks before the birth of their first son. But baby Michael Preston, had other ideas. After her water broke three weeks early, Marie was rushed to Morristown Medical Center in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy on Tuesday distributed approximately 90 free doses of the opioid reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) to residents of South Plainfield and the surrounding communities. The Park Avenue business was one of a handful of pharmacies throughout New Jersey to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Today in Trenton, "Mallory's Law" passed in the NJ State Senate, unanimously. Earlier this week it passed  the Senate Education Committee.  It is now on its way to The Assembly Education Committee. This past Friday was two years to the date that Rockaway's Mallory Grossman took her ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy announced free distribution of naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, on June 18 at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey.   As part of Governor Murphy’s initiative to combat the opioid crisis, New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – Twin City Pharmacy is participating in a state initiative to combat the opioid crisis. For one day only, the Park Avenue pharmacy will distribute free Naloxone (i.e Narcan), no questions asked.  Throughout the day June 18, Twin City will have approximately 125 doses ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University on Monday broke ground on the new state-of-the-art facility that will house the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS) which provides employment, vocational training and other services to individuals with autism. The center, located on the ...

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WARREN, NJ - One of the highlights of this second half of the 2018-2019 School Year at Watchung Hills Regional High School was Thursday night, March 28, on the stage of the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC), when nine students and a physics teacher shared stories of their explorations and ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ – A data breach at a company associated with a major provider of diagnostic testing services has exposed the personal information of millions of patients, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The data breach was at American Medical Collection Agency, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long before Dr. Shereef Elnahal became New Jersey's Commissioner of Health, he was a resident treating a woman who was five months pregnant and coping with an aggressive brain tumor. Elnahal went off-script, convened a team that included oncologists, social workers, and ...

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WARREN, NJ - Her life was changed in an instant when her 17 year old son, Matthew, made the wrong decision to take a ride home with a friend who had been drinking. He had just returned from a one-week Summer Seminar at the Air Force Academy and was out with his friends sharing his experiences and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Aldi supermarkets have announced a recall of flour sold in its stores that may contain E. coli bacteria. The recall applies to “Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour” which the supermarket chain sold in 11 states, including New Jersey. The flour affected by the recall was sold ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The tragedy at Stoneman Douglas in February of 2018 affected people near and far. As the greater Parkland community continues to heal, one the most helpful groups in the healing process are being recognized this year in a more formal way. The 14 therapy dogs that were brought onto ...

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WARREN, NJ – The third in a series of community presentations, “Anxiety and Stress Management,” sponsored jointly by the Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) Healthy Edge Committee, the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and the Watchung Hills Regional Municipal Alliance (WHRMA), ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson invites residents to celebrate Older Americans Month at any of the six county-operated senior centers, where fun activities and informative workshops will occur throughout the month of May.   Older Americans Month’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Claims Clinic for US veterans will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 3-7 p.m. at the Somerville YMCA, 2 Green St. Sponsored by the office of state Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-16th, and the Department of Veterans Affairs office in Newark, the Claims Clinic will provide a wide ...

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  WARREN, NJ - Regina "Jean" Luciano, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, April 15, 2019, surrounded by friends and family at her home at the Chelsea at Warren assisted living residence, 274 King George Road.   Mrs. Luciano was born in Harrison and ...

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BOSTON, MA - She finished the race. She reached her fundraising goal. And yet, neither of those notable accomplishments ranks as the thing that Basking Ridge resident Chrissy Weyrauch will remember the most about running in her first Boston Marathon last week. "I had so many friends ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ The spring Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills giant rummage sale is scheduled for May 3 to 5, and volunteers will be accepting donations to stock the fundraising event through this Tuesday, April 23. The rummage sales held every spring and fall by the Basking ...

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WARREN, NJ – On April 22, New Jersey American Water will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. These plants serve New Jersey American Water customers in the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Tyshkov, a Summit-based pediatric gastroenterologist, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients on numerous occasions over the course of several years, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Monday.   Tyshkov, 62, of ...

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WARREN, NJ - Unhealthy air quality phone alerts and a funky smell outside greeted residents Sunday morning. The reason? A large fire in Burlington County's Penn State Forest that broke out early Saturday afternoon that closed off Rt. 72 West at Rt. 539.  The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – When Debi Weiss, a certified Pilates instructor, began to experience pain in her neck and back, she turned to the Pilates Design Studio for help. For the past two years, the instructor has also been the client, working closely with Danielle Conner, a certified Pilates instructor and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland community is once again mourning the loss of students. In less than a week we lost a 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas(MSD) graduate and a MSD sophomore student to suicide. Their deaths come just a year after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Their deaths are a ...

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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 ...

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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., ...

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