HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sisters Network of Central NJ 5K Breast Cancer Race/Walk Set for Oct. 7

September 19, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Runners and walkers will participate in the 13th annual Sisters Network of Central NJ 5k Breast Cancer Race/Walk at Colonial Park in Somerset on Saturday, Oct. 7.

"I would like everyone to come out and support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey," Deputy Mayor Carl Wright said at last week's council meeting. "Our very own Kimberly Francois ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling--Working to Reduce the Trend With Suicide Prevention Leader-Holmdel's Dr. Christine Moutier

 

HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the 2nd leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.  Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

Senior Health and Fitness Walk

EDISON, NJ - Registration is now open for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services, Office of Aging and Disabled Services’ Senior Health and Fitness Walk, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Middlesex County’s Roosevelt Park in Edison will once again host the walk, held from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. Registration is free, but ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

Dog Kills Rabid Raccoon in North Brunswick

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, a raccoon was found acting erratically and aggressively in the yard of a resident of Mare Haven Ct. in North Brunswick. The raccoon was killed by the resident’s pet dog, retrieved by animal control and was sent to the New Jersey Department of Health Laboratory for testing. It was reported on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, that ...

Hillsborough: Teal Ribbons Send a Message of Urgency and Caution

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Teal was the color of the day as volunteers came out to help Susyn Timko "Turn the Town Teal" Thursday and commemorate National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Timko, a local musician, has coordinated the national program in Hillsborough for the past eight years in memory of her mother who died from ovarian cancer.

Several dozen volunteers and township ...

Piscataway: Congressman Pallone to Introduce Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Reducing the high cost of prescription medication was the lunchtime topic at the Piscataway Senior Center on Monday where Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) announced his proposed legislation for drug price controls, and how the federal government could require drug makers to be more accountable and transparent with pricing and production information.

His proposed ...

EBPL Hosts 6-Week Diabetes Management Program

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Diabetes management is the subject of a  free six-week workshop will be offered at the East Brunswick Public Library  on Fridays from September 15 to October 27, 2017 (skipping September 22) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All attendees must register by the second workshop session. Each participant (one per household) will receive a complimentary textbook, ...

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Stress, Success and Destiny: NJ Public Lecture Series

September 22, 2017

This is to announce a fascinating lecture series on the theme of ancient wisdom and its role in everyday life. The speakers are world renowned philosopher from India A. Parthasarathy (also known as Swami Parthasarathy) and his daughter-disciple Sunandaji. 

Swami Parthasarathy will speak on the “Law of Karma” and will explain how you alone are in control of your life. As he ...