Health & Wellness

December 9, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Flu season is far from over, and the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another chance for a flu shot at a clinic this Tuesday, Dec. 11, with discounts available for residents of member towns and no charge for residents with a valid Medicaire Part B ...

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FAR HILLS,, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health warns residents that a raccoon found in the Borough of Far Hills near the Spring Hollow Road area has tested positive for rabies. This is the second raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the borough this year.  On Oct. 6, a ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee has embarked on a fitness program for youth to commemorate the loss of Connor Nemes, a township youth, last summer. The event will launch after school on Wednesday, Oct. 10. "Our chamber ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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