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Somerville Students Visit Main Street Restaurants to Learn About Healthy Choices

November 9, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – It’s all about healthy choices for students in the Somerville Middle School E3 Club.

Subsidized with a $1,000 grant from the non-profit agency EmPoWER  Somerset, the students, along with parents Jessica Dale and Jennifer Adamec, meet once a month to learn about nutrition and to better understand the need to be wise when it comes to the foods they eat.

Their ...

Somerville Hospital Launches Opioid Overdose Recovery Program

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program Thursday at the Somerville campus.

 Managed by RWJBarnabas Health’s Institute for Prevention, the OORP’s goal is to provide recovery support services for those individuals reversed from an opioid overdose with ...

Somerville: DEA Sponsors Disposal of Addictive Prescription Drugs

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County residents are urged take advantage of the annual Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family ...

Think Pink: Somerset County Hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Event Oct. 25

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 Borough Hall at 263 Somerset St. 

The public is invited to ...

Full Circle 2017: ‘Art of Possibility’ Spotlights Artists’ Limitless Talent

PEAPACK – How does an idea become reality? It starts with possibility, and communication is key. At Arts Access, the goal is to make every artist’s vision come to life through the free expression of their ideas. From innovative mixed media art pieces to choreographed dances featuring multiple dancers, Arts Access artists conceive and create compelling works of art every day.

Bateman First in Line to Donate Blood at Somerville Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman, (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Mercer) will take time off from the campaign trail Thursday to roll up his sleeve and give blood, continuing a practice that began for him in 1980 and which now totals 29 gallons of donated blood.

Bateman will be first in line at 2 p.m. to kick off the community blood drive at the ...

Business Expo Offers $4,000 Health Screening Package for Free

FRANKLIN, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset and the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the 3rd annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2017 on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave.

The workplace wellness event, offered during ...

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Atlantic Health System Works with Pharmaceutical Company on Phase I Clinical Trial of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

November 16, 2017

Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage company and leader in the field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, announced today, the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial of CPI-613 in combination with chemotherapeutic agents, gemcitabine and nab-paclitaxel, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The study will be conducted in collaboration with Atlantic ...