Health & Wellness

January 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A city hospital next month will offer free dental exams for children without dental insurance, but parents have to call for an appointment. On Feb. 7, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will provide exams to children who did not see a dentist in 2018. The exams, being ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, AAA states that about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February have successfully been paid early amid the continued federal government shutdown. Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and who were ...

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Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations. “Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - People for Animals will be providing low cost wellness services such as microchipping for cats and dogs at the township’s upcoming free rabies clinic. The Facebook post on Wednesday from the township states: “While the rabies vaccine is free for your dogs and cats at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The happy part of Happy New Year came less than three hours after the ball dropped for families who each welcomed new babies born just minutes apart at New Brunswick's two hospitals. Adina and Binyamin Bril became parents for the first time when their daughter was born at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a glaring gap in the system. People repeatedly going to hospital emergency rooms to deal with a health crisis, receive treatment and be released, only to return days later with another crisis. In a single two-year stretch, Middlesex County found, one patient had gone ...

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Speech Language Pathologists Trained in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® Therapy Protocols to Improve and Preserve Voices of Patients Edison, N.J.  — Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was recently awarded a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to provide ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Local venues for blood and platelet donations are scheduled to address the blood shortage here in Middlesex County and around the state.  Donation sites in East Brunswick, South Brunswick and Spotswood are scheduled  December 8, December 11, and December 16. The American ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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NEW JERSEY - (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced. Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset ...

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Oct. 26, 2018) –Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride New Jersey on Nov. 11. The community event is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD -  A ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration was held at 3p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, to officially mark the opening of 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness, located at 4951 Stelton Road in South Plainfield.   Despite the rainy forecast, the event drew a large crowd of excited ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – High winds and a steady rain from a passing nor’easter couldn’t keep a group of fitness and weight loss enthusiasts from working out on Saturday, as The MAX Challenge of Piscataway celebrated its grand re-opening in town. The “Challengers”, along with some close friends and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Lori Street and Michelle Street. This is the ninth (9) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and ...

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EDISON, NJ - Put on your walking shoes and get ready!  It’s time to register for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services’ annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk. Come out to the County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison and walk with us on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - New Jersey's clergy and houses of worship want to be on the front lines in the state's ongoing battle against opioids,  state officials at a conference here said on Tuesday. "We need our faith-based leaders," David Leonardis, special investigator for the state Attorney General's ...

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