Piscataway Officials Announce Plans to Build New Community Center

April 24, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents and visitors can now look forward to swimming laps, shooting hoops and showing their creativity in a central gathering space as plans are under way to build a new community center in town.

Piscataway officials announced on Monday that construction is expected to begin at the end of the year on a center that will include three swimming pools, a ...

Hospital ER expands as caseload jumps to more than 100,000 annually

NEW BRUNSWICK - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.


"Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said Dr. Robert Eisenstein, the hospital chief of emergency care. Obviously the number of ...

YMCA Invites Kids to Swing for the Fences at Healthy Kids Day at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, Somerset County YMCA and Hunterdon County YMCA will hold a free community event at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots. Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, is an opportunity to encourage kids to ‘swing for the fences’ so they can imagine ...

Milltown To Host Middlesex County Walk For Better Health

MILLTOWN, NJ - As a part of the Milltown Mayor's Wellness Campaign, the borough will be hosting the Middlesex County Walk for Better Health in conjunction with M.C.F.O.O.D.S. on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until noon at the American Legion Post 25 Pavilion. A $5 donation at the time of registration is suggested for the 2/3 mile walk. A health fair will also be a part of the event.

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'Seize the Awkward!' A Call to Action from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Groundbreaking Campaign

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 health crisis can be a pivot to opportunities. You can seize ...

Saint Peter’s plans events to tackle opioid epidemic in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK - Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is offering two free community education programs on Easton Avenue, as part of an ongoing multidisciplinary initiative to address the opioid epidemic.


The first, “Community Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know,” will be held on Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in ...

Trees Down, Hazards Abound

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 Medicine, workers employed by tree care experts and licensed arborists were more likely to receive ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

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 measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...

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