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Health & Wellness

September 30, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Five police SUVs wrapped in pink were parked on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday morning to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, a high-profile national campaign that encourages mammograms and early detection of the disease. About 1 in 8 woman ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is hosting a DisABILITY Services Expo titled “Opening Doors and Dialogue to Welcome All Countywide.” The expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ,- The Paul R. Nardoni Foundation, a non-profit organization that has been supporting cancer patients and their families for over 20 years is merging into the Somerset Health Care Foundation, the fundraising arm for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. - No, you're not seeing things. Those are pink police cars. Stop by and see for yourself on Friday, Sept. 30 beginning at 10 a.m. when a ceremony in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ = The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225M project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, which ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani and the Township Committee issued a proclamation at its meeting last week in support of Susyn Timko's continuing efforts to "Turn the Town Teal" to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local songwriter and musician, has coordinated ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 14th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Amsterdam School in Hillsborough and as a virtual event to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. Coordinated ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eligible Somerset County residents can receive free farmers market vouchers worth $30 to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown at local farms. The vouchers are available at the Office on Aging and Disability Services, located in Somerville until Sept. 30, on a ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ - A growing number of young people experience mental health problems, a nationwide behavioral health crisis that is impacting New Jersey’s youth to devastating effect and even more so following the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the biggest challenges to providing pediatric behavioral ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently performed its first gender affirmation surgery for a transgender woman. It is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey and one of only a handful in the Northeast to perform “bottom ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County’s Department of Health will host its first monkeypox vaccine clinic at its 27 Warren St. first floor conference room in Somerville on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The NJ Department of Health has allocated a limited supply of the JYNNEOS vaccine that ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, welcomed four-year-old Nathaniel Montaque to TD Bank Ballpark as part of a Yankees’ HOPE Week event on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The Yankees' HOPE Week initiative (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) is rooted in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working alongside the law enforcement community in Somerset and Hunterdon counties through Sept, 5 to decrease impaired driving during the end-of-summer Labor Day holiday weekend. According ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Operation Helping Hand, along with several local agencies that offer intervention services will join the Somerset Patriots and the Somerset and Warren County Prosecutor's offices to honor those lives lost to overdose at the 2nd annual Overdose Awareness and Recovery event at TD ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health, the official healthcare provider of the Somerset Patriots, will host Pride Night at TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday, Aug. 23 for the team’s 7:05 pm game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Pride Night is part of a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) nationwide ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A loosely-knit army of combatants will descend on the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday night to comfort one another and confront the enemy - the disease of addiction. The event is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m.; in the event of inclement weather, the alternate venue is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University will continue to maintain its COVID-19 safety protocols on face coverings, vaccines and boosters, testing, and quarantining and isolation for the upcoming fall semester. In a letter to Rutgers community members, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing. Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's Recreation Department is offering an early bird discount to runners who register for the Seventh Annual Turkey Trot by Aug. 31. The 5K race is scheduled for Thanksgivng morning. The regular entry fee of $35 will be discounted by $5 for those who register by Aug.

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has expanded its network of monkeypox vaccination sites to Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties, joining five other sites throughout the state. None are in Somerset County; the closest site is in New Brunswick. The sites are for residents without a confirmed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has received 5-star ratings for vaginal and C-section deliveries from Healthgrades in its 2022 ob/gyn quality ratings. This is the seventh year in a row that the hospital has received a 5-star ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -Tony Cava, MS, RPH, FACHE, president and CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, has been selected at the 2022 Citizen of the Year by the Somerset County Business Partnership Cava will be honored at the 2022 Annual Meeting, the most important annual gathering of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The 14th annual Steeplechase Distance Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at Amsterdam School in Hillsborough, NJ and as a virtual event to raise funds for the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has been recognized as “high performing” in the treatment of five procedures and conditions in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings released on Tuesday. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – With the National Weather Service warning of dangerous heat indexes exceeding 100°F this week, the Somerset County Department of Health (SCDoH) urges residents to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their neighbors by staying hydrated, taking precautions when outdoors, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is sponsoring weekly COVID-19l clinics for children aged six months to five years old at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School in Bridgewater. The location will utilize the FDA approved Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee Tuesday night is expected to approve a five-year contract with RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services to continue providing emergency medical services throughout the 55 square-mile municipality. RWJ Barnabas Mobile Health Services had provided emergency ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Eligible Somerset County residents can receive free farmers’ market vouchers worth $30 to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs grown at local farms. Vouchers are available at the Office on Aging and Disability Services, located in Somerville, from July 5 to Sept. 30, on a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health has scheduled a special clinic solely for children aged six months to five years old on June 29 at the Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater. The federal government has approved both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna pediatric COVID-19 ...

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