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Volunteers Step-Off Against Domestic Violence

October 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Approximately 1.5 million women are raped or physically abused nationwide each year, according to the Center for Disease Control data on domestic violence.

Both men and women annually become victims of the violence or abuse inflicted by family members or intimate partners such as a spouse, former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, or date, ...

St. Peter's Hospital 'Exploring' Partnership Possibilities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency.

Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this month began a process of identifying potential partners. Hirsch said no timeline was set ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness Grand Opening Set for Friday, October 5th

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In anticipation of Friday’s Grand Opening, 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness held a well-attended networking event on the evening of October 1st in their brand new facility, located at 4951 Stelton Road in South Plainfield.  Attendees of the event enjoyed a demonstration of the 30 minute circuit course while learning about the health and fitness benefits of this ...

Teal Pumpkin Project keeps Halloween safe for children with food allergies

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) Teal Pumpkin Project is geared toward making Halloween less trick and more treat for children with food allergies.

FARE is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness and the world’s largest private source of funding for food allergy ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

Rutgers Study: Repetitiveness Plays Key Role in Remembering Passwords

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password's importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use.

“Websites focus on telling users if their passwords are weak or strong, but they do nothing to ...

Rutgers Profs study the Medical Use of Bear Drool

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears.

Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium from the wild animals to see if it inhibits harmful bacteria, according to study published online ...

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One Person's Journey to Recovery from Eating Disorder

October 10, 2018

Talk by a woman who suffered for many years - and through several hospitalizations - from various eating disorders (anorexia, binge and purge, excessive exercise). She will share her journey and make important distinctions to help professionals, family members and loved ones understand the vast complexities and misunderstandings associated with eating disorders and those who suffer with them.