Health & Wellness

September 16, 2018

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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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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HOLMDEL, NJ - It's the moment before suicide that comes and, often, so tragically goes. The moment of silence, the pause in a conversation. It is a moment when you want to say something but you feel you can't. Or you just don't. Or you won't. Yet, these silent inflection points during any mental ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical, a staple in the community since 1972, recently became an authorized MedSafe Unused Medication Disposal site. With MedSafe, which is manufactured by Sharps Compliance, unused and/or expired non-hazardous medications, including controlled, ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – At the South Plainfield Senior Center, the goal is to provide members with services, and programs that help the borough’s elder residents maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.  Among the most popular and growing programs offered at the center is Project Healthy Bones, a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have  formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their employees. Atlantic Health System, CentraState ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Community support is needed to help a South Plainfield family that has recently fallen on hard times due to illness and job loss. Back in December, lifelong resident and former Future Stars teacher Lisa Eggert, who has suffered from multiple sclerosis for the past 10 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - An adaptive reuse project aims to breathe new life into the shuttered Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield.  The City Council recently approved a plan by Muhlenberg Urban Renewal, LLC, an affiliate of Bloomfield-based Community Healthcare Associates (CHA), to develop a 186,000 square ...

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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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PRINCETON, NJ — The American Red Cross is keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected to impact New Jersey, bringing with it the potential for snowfall and icy conditions affecting various parts of the state. The Red Cross has steps people can take to prepare for and stay safe during severe ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Area residents can expect bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills through the week. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal.  There is the potential for a developing coastal storm on Saturday, although there is ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 2nd Annual Anti-Drug and Alcohol Conference, sponsored by the South Plainfield Mayor’s Wellness Committee and held at the senior center, took place Dec. 5. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions as well as listen to testimonies from a panel of special guest ...

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