Health & Wellness

October 12, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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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., ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Physical Education Department at Somerville Middle School hosted the Relay for Life Wednesday night, with students and staff raising $400 for cancer research. This was the sixth year the students participated in the event, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, according ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership will host a networking breakfast and forum on "Medical Marijuana & Opioids: The Impact in New Jersey"on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Steeplechase Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, 30 Rehill ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Somerset County and much of central and northern New Jersey beginning at noon Labor Day and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 4.  The heat index ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Have you lost a loved one to an overdose or drug use? You have an opportunity to join others in the community who share your pain and who want to help raise awareness about drug addiction. International Overdose Awareness Day will be observed on Thursday, Aug. 30. Somerset ...

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RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Hunterdon Healthcare will host a Men’s Health Education Series in September.  Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. The programs are free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.  A special prize drawing will be held for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Samantha Santos, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at the borough’s Middle School has a vision and plan to encourage her classmates and other teens to follow a path of exercise and healthy choices. Confident and self-assured, Santos came to a Borough Council meeting last month to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Environmental Education Center Naturalists will lead a weekly walking group on Sundays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 9-10 a.m. on the trails of the Environmental Education Center at 190 Lord Stirling Road. Adults seeking an interesting way to enhance their routine workouts ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Susyn Timko needs volunteers to  help "Turn the Town Teal" on Thursday,Aug. 30 to commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past nine years in memory of her mother who died from ...

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On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find some can’t-miss back to school tips for parents and students, learn about a new treatment for brain injury, see which Atlantic Health System medical center is the only one in New Jersey to make a new, national list, find out how to avoid “avocado hand,” and ...

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BELLE MEAD, NJ – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies Inc. and Attitudes In Reverse will hold their sixth annual National Suicide Prevention Day Conference entitled “Back to School: Building Youths’ Resiliency” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Hollywood Avenue in the Somerset section of Franklin Township has tested positive for rabies. Suburban areas in which raccoons, people and pets are in close proximity have ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. - Eric Bridenbaugh of Flemington has joined the staff of Hunterdon Healthcare as the new Sports Medicine Coordinator. Hunterdon Healthcare is the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. Bridenbaugh will be working as the Athletic Trainer at Raritan Valley Community ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Healthcare has announced that Dr. Donald Novy has joined the practice of Hunterdon Internal Medicine Associates.  Hunterdon Internal Medicine Associates is located in the Sandhill Professional Building, 6 Sandhill Road, Suite 201, in Flemington. Dr. Novy will be ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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WASHINGTON _ New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th), a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, supported two measures in the U.S. House Wednesday today to overhaul health savings accounts and flexible spending arrangements to give patients more choices and options in using those plans ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But science shows that heart disease can be both prevented and reversed. Hunterdon Healthcare, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center, offers the ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Probably everyone has driven past a “Blood Drive” sign in their community, yet only a small number of actually give blood on a regular basis. There are a handful of reasons why some might not want to donate. There’s worry that it might hurt, cause discomfort, or that it will ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling. “Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – There’s a new guy at the top. Dr. Robert J. Cody is now the Interim President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare System, the corporate parent of Hunterdon Medical Center. He replaces long-time chief executive Robert P. Wise, who announced his retirement in May. Cody brings a ...

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    BELLE MEAD. NJ -Miranda Bayne was 13 when she began to suffer the first signs of a mental disorder. That was 12 years ago. Now, numerous hospitalizations and life crises later, she is a brave and passionate fighter, not only for herself and her emotional well-being, but for the ...

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