Health & Wellness

September 12, 2019

SOMERVILLE , NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders has proclaimed September 2019 as National Recovery Month. The proclamation was presented by Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine at the Sept. 10 freeholders’ meeting and accepted by Rocky Schwartz of Prevention Resources Inc. Also ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - How should you handle an emergency? Expect the unexpected and “be prepared, not scared.” The goal of National Preparedness Month is to encourage Americans to begin planning for emergencies now and throughout the year – since pre-planning can help ease the impact of a crisis when ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The 2019 Central New Jersey Walk for Apraxia event will be held on Sept. 7th at the Pleasant Valley Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Walk beginning at 10 a.m. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko was joined by dozens of township employees and volunteers Thursday morning who helped to "Turn the Town Teal" and commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past ten ...

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FRANKLIN - Approximately 200 community members, politicians, teachers and family members met at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens recently for a panel discussion on a disturbing, emerging trend:  The increase in black youth suicide, especially among boys between the ages of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A recent report by the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers University showed a rise in suicide attempts by pre-teens over the past 18 months —  a trend that has been seen across the nation. “This illustrates the need for people who encounter children regularly to be ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Mental health education will be integrated into health and physical education classes for all K-12 students in New Jersey under legislation signed into law Friday by Governor Phil Murphy. “It’s incredibly important that students understand the many dimensions of health, from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy, health department liaison, invites anyone who has been affected by cancer to attend a free six-week workshop titled “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving.” This program provides people with cancer and their caregivers the skills and knowledge they ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has once again been rated among the top hospitals in New Jersey in the annual hospital rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital ranked 9th in the state overall and 22nd in the New York Metro ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Thanks to the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, there’s a new superhero entering the comic book world and she’s a teenage girl with Tourette Syndrome. Twitcha is the brainchild of Sarah Baldwin of Mantua, NJ who illustrated and wrote the book based on her ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County Freeholder Sara Sooy, public health and safety liaison, urges residents to stay hydrated and as cool as possible during this stretch of extreme summer heat. “It’s very important to drink a lot of water and not get over-heated during extreme heat conditions,” said ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has opened the door to a two-bedroom home across the street from the hospital to assist and comfort a family in need It is the first home to be completed as part of its Healing Homes Social ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo of Westfield, New Jersey, had an intimate wedding planned weeks before the birth of their first son. But baby Michael Preston, had other ideas. After her water broke three weeks early, Marie was rushed to Morristown Medical Center in ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ)—the state’s leading voluntary not-for-profit health organization focused on Alzheimer’s care, support and research—teamed up with Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute last week to host a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ - As he stood before a room full of colleagues from Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, George Adzanu listened with quiet pride as his story was told. It was a story about how George, a patient care technician in his native Ghana, came to America seeking a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The medical director for Atlantic Health System Cancer Care was one of four distinguished honorees at the American Cancer Society Starry Night Gala on May 18. Eric Whitman, who oversees oncology services for Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, was nominated for his leadership ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current intentions to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a distinction that places Overlook among the top 5/10 percent of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by ...

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  MANVILLE, NJ – Residents and visitors in the Borough of Manville may have noticed pedestrian safety messaging throughout the community in the past couple of weeks. These messages are part of a month-long Street Smart NJ pedestrian safety education campaign that started in Manville on May ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center recently became the first hospital in the Tri-state Area to implant a bioengineered blood vessel into a patient’s leg, yielding a new, organic alternative for patients who need surgery to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Overlook is one of only five ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Most parents strive to protect their babies – car seats, baby gates, and baby monitors are just a few of the ways that parents try to keep their kids safe; but what about protecting them from serious illnesses - especially now, as a national measles outbreak has affected over 700 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- The Interfaith Community Action Network willl host a discussion panel and forum to help teens and their parents navigate the topic of youth mental health on Sunday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 18 West High St.. From Surviving to Thriving: Navigating ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff's office will collect outdated, unwanted or unused medications – free of charge and no questions asked - in front of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 during National Take Back Day sponsored ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability. Practice ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey. The study found the rate increased 43 percent from ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has been named among the 'World’s Best Hospitals' by Newsweek in its inaugural ratings. Overlook Medical Center ranked in the Top 100 of the U.S. hospitals on the list at number 98.  The 2019 'World’s Best Hospitals' rankings is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a Rutgers study found. These workouts, which combine aerobic exercising, weight lifting and calisthenics at maximum capacity, followed by periods of ...

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            TRENTON, NJ – As part of New Jersey’s ongoing, integrated approach to preventing and fighting drug addiction, a bill requiring hospitals to include a warning about the risks of addiction, overdose and death associated with opioids in a patient’s discharge papers has been approved 78-0 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over the last two decades, exceptional advancements have been made in cancer research and treatment. From improved technology that more accurately diagnoses a patient to innovative treatments such as immunotherapy, there is more hope for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who are ...

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