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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MONTGOMERY, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health, one New Jersey’s largest integrated health networks, and Carrier Clinic, a leader in behavioral health with a 100-year history in the state, have signed a letter of intent to explore a partnership to deliver behavioral health care to the region. “We ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a particular Tuesday evening, Jim Fisher stood in front of a group of coaches and doctors at the newly ​-​ renovated, start-of-the-art simulation center at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. Jim’s son, Sean, died in Aug ​just​ 2008, as a result of an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Solutions to the state’s opioid crisis have landed in the lap of The Center for Great Expectations, an outpatient drug rehab center which operates in New Brunswick and across Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon counties. The center is being armed with a $786,524 grant to ...

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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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