Health & Wellness

January 16, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the mid-way point of the winter season approaches, Middlesex County is offering additional clinics for residents to receive flu vaccinations. “Preventions like vaccines keep us healthy during harsh winter weather, and ensure good health for our families and co-workers," ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The happy part of Happy New Year came less than three hours after the ball dropped for families who each welcomed new babies born just minutes apart at New Brunswick's two hospitals. Adina and Binyamin Bril became parents for the first time when their daughter was born at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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Speech Language Pathologists Trained in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® Therapy Protocols to Improve and Preserve Voices of Patients   Edison, N.J.  — Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was recently awarded a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project to provide ...

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EDISON, N.J. – Laura Kelly, RN, was recently honored as a recipient of the 2018 Nurse Recognition Award by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN), in recognition of her commitment and contributions to the profession of nursing and health care. Kelly serves as the coordinator for perinatal ...

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TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD -  A ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration was held at 3p.m. on Saturday, October 27th, to officially mark the opening of 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness, located at 4951 Stelton Road in South Plainfield.   Despite the rainy forecast, the event drew a large crowd of excited ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - From a heart pumping Zumba Class to relaxing essential oils and everything in between, the South Plainfield community was treated to a day of fun activities, wellness screenings and healthy snacks at the Mayor’s Fall Health and Fitness Fair.  The fair took place on Saturday, ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – The Pilates Design Studio in Watchung will hold an open house on Saturday, Nov. 10. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the services offered at the Johnston Drive studio and meet Claudine Carrasco, the studio’s new therapeutic massage ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - During October 15th’s Council Meeting, Mayor Matthew Anesh officially proclaimed October 2018 as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Anesh requested that the achievements of those afflicted with dyslexia, a language-based learning disability that causes difficulties with reading, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery by allowing pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines and injectable medications while gaining, under supervision, critical hands-on training, advanced in the Assembly Monday. The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - In anticipation of Friday’s Grand Opening, 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness held a well-attended networking event on the evening of October 1st in their brand new facility, located at 4951 Stelton Road in South Plainfield.  Attendees of the event enjoyed a demonstration of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – In continuing its mission to provide members with fun as well as educational programs, the South Plainfield Senior Center will host several health and wellness events throughout October.  “I’ve always felt that seniors do not like change [but] they feel comfortable with a ...

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WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Thursday September 13 at 7pm the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back Jim Rose who will present “Meditation for a More Peaceful and Healthy Life”.  Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy life-style.

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EDISON, NJ – United States military veterans attending the JFK Adult Medical Day program in Edison, New Jersey hosted a party in honor of Private 2nd Class Kyle Fredericks earlier this month.  A resident of Edison, Fredericks recently returned home on leave after completely basic training and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - RWJBarnabas Health system will take over management of Middlesex County's two long-term care and nursing facilities, county and hospital officials announced today. Currently the Middlesex County Improvement Authority manages the county's Roosevelt care centers in Edison and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical of South Plainfield now offers the convenience, security, and reliability of an app. Through the PocketRX app – available to Apple and Android users – customers can renew prescriptions, set reminders to take medications, select pickup or ...

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PRINCETON, NJ— It’s that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On the morning of June 21, the student body of Grant School will participate in a walk in support of anti-bullying and a positive school climate. The walk is being sponsored by Buddies Against Bullying, a student-driven after school club, and Girl School Troop 65016 with ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – COACHES Care will be hosting an event at the Southside Clam Bar this Tuesday June 12, to benefit the Jacob McCreesh Pediatric PT Gym at JFK Medical Center.  Jake's Place will provide physical therapy for children diagnosed with brain cancer as well cerebral palsy, spina ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Calling all runners and walkers! Holy Savior Academy will hold its 7th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk on Saturday, June 2. Proceeds from this year’s family-friendly event will benefit the school’s academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. “Holy Savior ...

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CLARK, NJ - Dr. David De La Fuente was a junior in high school when he decided on his future; after his anatomy teacher introduced him to sports medicine “instantly I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do.’”  Many years of schooling, hands on experiences and training under the best osteopaths in the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Staying fit and getting plenty of good exercise is a high priority at the South Plainfield Senior Center, located at 90 Maple Avenue in South Plainfield. Classes on health issues and a wide range of physical exercise are available almost daily. The Walking Group meets ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Calling all runners and walkers! Holy Savior Academy will hold its 7th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk on Saturday, June 2. Proceeds from this year’s family-friendly event will benefit the school’s academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs. “Holy Savior ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Public Library, in conjunction with Common Ground Support Group and the South Plainfield Police Department, welcomed first responders to their Special Needs Registry Event held on April 15th.  South Plainfield Police Officers, Firefighters, Rescue Squad ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department and the DEA are coordinating the National Take Back Initiative, whereby unused, unwanted and expired medications can be surrendered by the public for safe destruction.  The event is scheduled for Saturday April 28, 2018 between the hours ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — Should marijuana remain classified in New Jersey with the most dangerous drugs, such as heroin and LSD? The public is being asked for their views on one of New Jersey’s most-debated issues, particularly at a time when Gov. Phil Murphy is looking to expand the state’s medical ...

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