Health & Wellness

June 4, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Senior Class of 2018, and the Public Health Club at South Brunswick High School joined forced to produce this year's annual Blood Drive at the local high school.  Students, faculty, and support staff all participated in the two day blood drive this past week. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski, sees the reports his officers file. Several times each week his officers respond to calls of an opioid drug overdose and find a person near death. Officers must apply Narcan, a power antidote dispensed through the nose, that quick ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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Another toy, another disc battery. So far this year, the NJ Poison Control Center has sent over 30 children into hospital emergency rooms for swallowing a disc battery. X-rays must be taken to be sure a disc battery is not stuck in the esophagus where it may go undetected and eventually kill ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Hugs for Brady Foundation was honored last week with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by local resident and Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen (D), Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D).  "Hugs for Brady helps out children with cancer, and children ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road. According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on November 12 and attempted to care ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County health officials said Wednesday that a rabid cat was found in the area of Woodbridge Avenue and Mill Road. According to a press release from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, a resident found the cat in that area on Nov. 12 and attempted to care for ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Drunk and behind the wheel, 19-year-old Eavan Jenkins lost control of her car doing 96 mph, veered across three lanes of traffic on Route 80, went off the road and crashed into a tree. She remembers waking up – “there was glass, blood everywhere.” Wracked with pain, still ...

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EASST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick is in full support of the Middlesex County initiative to manage, control, and defeat the opioid abuse crisis currently faced by county residents.  According to a report issued by the New Jersey State Attorney General last year, Middlesex County's Edison, ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - New Brunswick native and legendary boxer Jorge “King” Diaz has certainly had his ups and downs over the years, and in some ways, he’s epitomized the rags to riches story. Jorge was born in New Brunswick and throughout his youth, moved around to Puerto Rico, Franklin Township ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: All photos ​are courtesy of the Selfo family. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The family of a Rutgers student who took her own life ​in ​early November have set up a GoFundMe ​campaign ​to help weather the financial burdens ​that have followed her death. Rutgers ​pharmacy major Irisa ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of runners, walkers and supporters from as far away north as New York City, and as far south as Camden, came out to support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey, for its 13th annual 5K Run/Walk 4Life at Colonial Park.  "Colonial Park is such a cool, fun, family ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The last leg of Saturday’s Somerville Challenge 5K was the gauntlet, with the prerequisite cinder blocks, logs, truck tires and wooden block obstacles - plus an added touch. Volunteers armed with soakers sprayed the runners and tossed cups of chalk dust in their paths, good for ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in North Brunswick, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Farrington Blvd. and Hoover Ave.             This is the tenth (10) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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