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Free Health Screenings, Nutritional, Dental, Lifestyle Info Offered

August 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and lead contamination will offered for free to people of all ages Friday at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center.

Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the health fair in the center at 277 George St., will also offer vision screenings for adults, and body mass index and body fat calculations, as well as free and ...

Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

AG Grewal Joins Fight Against Administration’s Proposed Title X Rule Restricting Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

TRENTON, NJ - Yesterday, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined a multi-state coalition of Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to health care by imposing unconstitutional restrictions on the Title X program. The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including reproductive healthcare, to four ...

Rabid Raccoon Found in Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Throckmorton Lane and Pensacola Street.

This is the eighth (8) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and the first (1)  rabid animal in Old Bridge Township.

On Saturday July 21st, 2018 the ...

Insurance Report Shows August is Deadliest Month for Driving

COLUMBUS, OH - A report from Nationwide Insurance shows that August is the deadliest month for driving. The report is based on data from the company's customers and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

According to the report, Nationwide members reported more accidents in August 2016 (60,976) than any other month over the last four years. 15,914 people died ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers with Traumatic Brain Injury for Ongoing Research Study

Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ is seeking individuals with traumatic brain injury aged 20-60 to participate in an ongoing research study. Help us understand the effect of a novel performance-based adaptive training of bi-manual coordination on recovery of hand movement, coordination, and brain connectivity. Compensation is available for eligible participants.

If interested please ...

Katy's Place Welcomes Franklin Township Police Officers

Officers from the Franklin Township Police Department volunteered their time at Katy’s Place, the Child Development Center at the Center for Great Expectations a nonprofit providing transformational behavioral health treatment to women, children, men and families impacted by trauma, abuse and neglect. The officers are part of the PACER Program (Police And Children Engaged in Reading) where ...

Patriotism Celebrated by Veterans at JFK Adult Medical Day Program

EDISON, NJ – United States military veterans attending the JFK Adult Medical Day program in Edison, New Jersey hosted a party in honor of Private 2nd Class Kyle Fredericks earlier this month. 

A resident of Edison, Fredericks recently returned home on leave after completely basic training and was invited to visit with military veterans who attend the Edison-based ...

Rutgers, RJWBarnabas Enter $1B, 20-Year Agreement

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school.

Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will fund and have access to latest medical research at the state university to improve health ...

Take Control of Your Diabetes through a Free Workshop Series

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series.

Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, medication management, dealing with stress and depression, action planning, and much ...

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Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

August 6, 2018

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...