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Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

November 3, 2018

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 was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Somerset County Health Officials Confirm Rabid Raccoon

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 resident and her four dogs came in contact with a raccoon that had entered their fenced-in ...

Stop the Car, Roll Up Your Sleeve for Drive-Through Flu Shots Oct. 13 & 20

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health is sponsoring a drive-through flu shot clinic at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.- noon.

Shots are free to any Somerset County resident 18 and older. Short sleeves are preferred..

Sat. Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Somerset Patriots Stadium, located ...

No-Cost Employee Health Screenings Available at SCBP Expo Oct. 30

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership, in collaboration with Healthier Somerset, is offering a comprehensive range of free health screenings at the ”4th Annual Workplace Health & Wellness Exposition 2018,” on Tuesday, Oct, 30 from 3-6 p.m. at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.

The wellness event is held during Healthier Somerset Month, is ...

"Shades of Pink" Event Stresses Cancer Awareness

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ- Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh invites residents to come out for the “Shades of Pink” event held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness MonthnThursday, Oct.18, at 12:30 p.m., in the Franklin Township Community/Senior Center at 505 Demott Lane.

“The goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to stress ...

Skylight Productions Sheds Light on Efforts of Hillsborough Cancer Group

American Cancer Fund Partners with Dunellen Skylight Theater Productions on Video

to Boost Awareness and Donations


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, ...

Giant Somerset Hills VNA Fall Rummage Sale This Weekend

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 Rummage Sale is scheduled, in rain or shine, for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles

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 at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Legislators Support Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Oct. 6


TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey State Legislature reaffirmed its commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and its support for the efforts of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey by proclaiming Oct. 6 as Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in the state.

The Senate unanimously passed a joint resolution Thursday that permanently designated Oct. 6 as a key day for spreading education ...


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Atlantic Health System again scores high ratings from Moody’s, S&P

November 3, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Credit rating agencies Moody’s and S&P recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance.

Moody’s reaffirmed Atlantic Health System’s Aa3 rating in New Jersey, making it the ...