HEALTH & WELLNESS
TOP STORIES

Inspiring Story of Morristown Medical Center Surgeon to Be Featured on ABC’s 20/20

September 13, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, the top-ranked private research university in Ohio.

It was a typical a Sunday evening, as ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently 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 ...

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 ...

Hillsborough: Teal Ribbons Send a Message of Urgency and Caution

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Teal was the color of the day as volunteers came out to help Susyn Timko "Turn the Town Teal" Thursday and commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past eight years in memory of her mother who died from ovarian cancer.

Several dozen volunteers and township ...

Somerset County Schedules Drop-off of Unwanted, Expired Prescription Drugs

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Unwanted or expired prescription drugs can be dropped off Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Branchburg Township Public Works Garage, 34 Kenbury Road,.

The Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off is a medicine-collection program sponsored by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, the Somerset County Solid Waste Management Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement ...

United Way Holds Free Educational Seminar for Transitioning Child with Special Needs into Adulthood

WARREN, NJ – United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition will present a free seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for guardians to learn how to transition a child with special needs into adulthood.

Area caregivers are invited to attend the “munch and learn” educational presentation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mt. Bethel Village, 130 Mt. Bethel Road. A light dinner will be ...

Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The major ...

Sharing Stories & Remembering Loved Ones On International Overdose Awareness Day

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Those who have lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use are invited to join others in the community who've experienced the same pain and suffering on Aug. 31 at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, 375 Union Ave.

International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed with a two-hour awareness program from 7-9 p.m., according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian D.

Somerset County: Police Increase Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset and Hunterdon County law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs during the 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide Labor Day Crackdown which begins Aug. 18th and concludes on Sept. 4th.

“Drive Sober or ...

Business Expo Offers Healthy Options for Workplace

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will present 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. Somerset.

In support of Healthier Somerset and offered during Healthier Somerset Month, the event is being provided as a no cost business resource for local companies and ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Somerville