Health & Wellness

September 17, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded.  Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, took turns at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last seen Friday afternoon on Mallard Drive in Martinsville. According to the alert, Alexander R. Dirner, was last seen around 3:30 p.m. Friday in ...

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WARREN, NJ —The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for the area  until Tuesday at 6 p.m. The combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees at times. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ — When members of the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from their sinking recreational vessel in Barnegat Inlet yesterday, they found the boaters prepared for the emergency. A Coast Guard boat on August 30 responded to a radio distress call from the boat, which was taking ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Have you lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use? You have an opportunity to join others in the community who share your pain and who want to help raise awareness about drug addiction. International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Thursday, Aug. 30. Somerset ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — As Maggie Heteji Grabko awaits a life-saving liver transplant, a GoFundMe page has been created to help her family deal with the costs associated with hospitalization, and the Watchung Hills Elks are hosting a fundraiser, the Maggie Grabko Dinner and Music Fundraiser, at ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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WARREN, NJ - There’s a new healthy hangout in town.  Frutta Bowls held its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday and officially joined the #frutta family as location No. 23.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toWMxs9Geiw “Awesome place,” said Warren Township Committeeman George Lazo.

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GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Police Department will once again be participating in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”, a free program that provides a convenient way for people to safely dispose of their unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription medications. “People who have unwanted or ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Partnering to bring the communities it serves great, safe places for kids to play, Summit-based Family Promise has partnered with KaBOOM!, with the partnership focused on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! play products into communities across the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public as of April 6 after one of its a horses tested positive for the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation. The virus does ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Feeling out of sorts as you listen to the news? Find yourself wondering what will come? Looking for ways to regroup and revitalize? Freeholder Deputy Director Brian Levine wants residents to know that the Somerset County Department of Human Services will be hosting three ...

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WARREN, NJ - Get the milk, bread and eggs. Get the generator, gas and chainsaw. With the official start of spring just days away, winter does not want to let go of its hold -- another Nor'easter is headed our way.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It's the moment before suicide that comes and, often, so tragically goes. The moment of silence, the pause in a conversation. It is a moment when you want to say something but you feel you can't. Or you just don't. Or you won't. Yet, these silent inflection points during any mental ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations. According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu). “It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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