Health & Wellness

September 22, 2018

BERNARDS TWP. NJ – The Bernards Township Health Department is scheduled to begin offering flu shots in Basking Ridge and at locations in the department's other member towns throughout October, considered to be the beginning of the annual flu season. Seasonal flu infections can begin as early as ...

Read more »

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little ...

Read more »

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Environmental Education Center Naturalists will lead a weekly walking group on Sundays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9-10 a.m. on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road. Adults seeking an interesting way to enhance their routine workouts ...

Read more »

  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado. A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in ...

Read more »

FAR HILLS – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Lake Road in Far Hills has tested positive for rabies. On March 8, two dogs were in a conflict with a raccoon and attacked the raccoon. The raccoon was sent to the public health ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

Read more »

SOMERSET HILLS NJ - The Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse and Bernards Township Health Department will be sponsoring the first Youth Mental Health First Aid Training on Saturday March 17th and Saturday March 24th both from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.  This eight-hour training ...

Read more »

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Olympics aren't the only games to enjoy right about now. A group of local Girl Scouts working on their Silver Awards will be holding Game Day for special needs children ages 6 to 14 next Saturday, March 3, at the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge. Game activities as ...

Read more »

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees. Atlantic Health System, CentraState ...

Read more »

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Winter Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on ...

Read more »

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A new group of dynamic local leaders in medicine, business and philanthropy have joined the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center's board of trustees. They are Marc Adee of Bernardsville, Lori Barer Ingber of Mendham, Keith J. Richardson of Far Hills, W. Rodman Ryan of Far ...

Read more »

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department has issued some advice to area residents about coping with what has shaped up to be an unusually severe flu season. Among the reminders: It's not too late to get a flu vaccine for this year. Flu season peaking now The Centers for ...

Read more »

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Psychologist Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D., who has counseled adolescents and their parents for 30 years and is author of "Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Kids With Love, Laughter, and the Science of Resilience," will return to speak to parents of high school and middle ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE NJ - The following senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be closed Thursday, Jan. 4, in anticipation of inclement weather: Hillsborough, Montgomery, Quail Brook, Warrenbrook and the Senior Wellness Centers in Bernards and ...

Read more »

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - A winter storm warning is in effect for our area and most of New Jersey and parts of New York and Connecticut, the National Weather Service advised on Wednesday.  Snow is expected to start late Wednesday evening and continue on Thursday. Projected snow totals are variable ...

Read more »

PRINCETON NJ -  The American Red Cross is keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected to impact New Jersey, bringing with it the potential for snowfall and icy conditions affecting various parts of the state. The Red Cross has steps people can take to prepare for and stay safe during severe ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health is urging residents to take precautions over the next several days as low temperatures and high winds combine to create frigid outdoor conditions, which can lead to serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite and ...

Read more »

Another toy, another disc battery. So far this year, the NJ Poison Control Center has sent over 30 children into hospital emergency rooms for swallowing a disc battery. X-rays must be taken to be sure a disc battery is not stuck in the esophagus where it may go undetected and eventually kill ...

Read more »

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson will lead a converation about drug and allcohol abuse and strategies to prevent children from experimenting with drugs and alcohol during a "Night of Conversation" at the township municipal building, 379 South Branch Road Thursday, ...

Read more »

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced that The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized it as one of only 66 hospitals in the nation to achieve “meritorious” outcomes for surgical ...

Read more »

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties in launching the 14th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in front of the North Plainfield ...

Read more »

BEDMINSTER NJ - Bedminster Mayor Steven E. Parker accepts an automated external defibrillator (AED) device donated by Atlantic Health System through its Project Heartbeat program from public relations manager Elaine Andrecovich at a recent Bedminster Township Committee meeting. Project Heartbeat ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Empower Somerset, dedicated to helping individuals and families make positive lifestyle choices and foster healthy drug-free communities through education, collaboration and linkages to resources, has been awarded a $125,000 grant. Sponsored by the Drug-Free Communities Support ...

Read more »