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Health & Wellness

August 30, 2022

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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WASHINGTON -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates.  Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health aannounced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – To ensure families and friends are protected from COVID during summer vacation, travels, and activities, the Somerset County Department of Health has scheduled additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics in June and July. These include clinics at the Senior Wellness Center at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the merger of the city’s two hospitals, saying it would be a poison pill for patients of Middlesex County. The consumer watchdog entity has also filed an administrative complaint to block ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University campuses will be tobacco free, President Jonathan Holloway said Wednesday as he announced the university’s new “Tobacco-Free by 2023” initiative. The tobacco-free policy, which will be effective as of Jan. 1, 2023, covers all campuses – indoors and outdoors ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today. For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 61,083 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus since March, 2020, an increase of 128 overnight and 855 COVID-19 deaths. Somerville had an increase of 4 new cases overnight, bringing its total to 2,291 COVID-19 cases since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 60,995 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus since March, 2020, an increase of 270 overnight and 855 COVID-19 deaths. Somerville had an increase of 5 new cases overnight, bringing its total to 2,287 COVID-19 cases since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 60,682 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus since March, 2020, an increase of 210 overnight and 855 COVID-19 deaths. Somerville had an increase of 6 new cases overnight, bringing its total to 2,282 COVID-19 cases since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 60,372 positive tests for the COVID-19 virus since March, 2020, an increase of 170 overnight and 855 COVID-19 deaths. Somerville had an increase of 3 new cases over the weekend, bringing its total to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hong Zhang from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset’s 4-West Neuroscience Pavilion, was honored as the hospital’s 2022 Magnet Nurse of the Year during its annual Nurse Excellence Awards and Scholarship Presentation recently. Zhang, who lives in Doylestown, Pa., ...

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