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All About the New NJ State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules

September 15, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, new legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines now mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs must ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling--Working to Reduce the Trend With Suicide Prevention Leader-Holmdel's Dr. Christine Moutier

 

HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the 2nd leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.  Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

Senior Health and Fitness Walk

EDISON, NJ - Registration is now open for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services, Office of Aging and Disabled Services’ Senior Health and Fitness Walk, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison will once again host the walk, held from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Registration is free, but required. Contact ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

Pediatrician, Dr. Antonio Thomas: Providing Medical Care for Children from Birth to 21

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Voted NJ’s Favorite Kids Doc by New Jersey Family magazine, pediatrician, Dr. Antonio Thomas has always loved science, medicine and kids.

His private practice located at 1907 Park Ave., Suite 103 in South Plainfield reflects his dedication to providing medical care for his patients, from birth to college age.

“I want to maintain consistency of care ...

Piscataway: Congressman Pallone to Introduce Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Reducing the high cost of prescription medication was the lunchtime topic at the Piscataway Senior Center on Monday where Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) announced his proposed legislation for drug price controls, and how the federal government could require drug makers to be more accountable and transparent with pricing and production information.

His proposed ...

Mindfulness: Seatbelt Safety Saves New Jersey Family

Mindful Driving 

I had just excitedly taken a photo in front of this Life Is Beautiful Sculpture after spending a very lovely week away with family and friends.  It was the last night of what was truly a wonderful vacation.  I actually sat at dinner and while looking around the room, I was appreciating the good friends, the delicious food and the gorgeous evening wishing it ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Solar Eclipse Even Affects High School Sports

NEWTON, NJ - For many in the state, focus will be on the solar eclipse on Monday.  Acknowledging the attraction and impulse to look at the rare event has sparked the NJSIAA to issue a recommendation. 

The organization that governs high school sports has asked athletic directors and coaches to both educate students about the potential danger in looking at the sun during the ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

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More Than 600 Participate in County Senior Health and Fitness Walk

September 15, 2017

The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services hosted its annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk on Sept. 13 at Roosevelt Park in Edison. More than 600 participants, from towns throughout the County, participated.

Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, Chair of the Community Services Committee, which oversees the Office of Aging and Disabled ...