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Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

July 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection ...

Man Dies Swimming in Surf City on the Fourth of July

SURF CITY - On Wednesday, a man died after he was pulled from the ocean in Surf City.  The man was unconscious when reached by lifeguards.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. off the beach near Division Avenue. 

Lifeguards pulled the A 55-year-old man from the ocean and performed CPR on the beach with police officers and other personnel.

He was then ...

Trident Fitness and Performance Center Hosting Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday to Benefit David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

EAGLESWOOD - Trident Fitness and Performance Center on Route 9 in Eagleswood is holding a community event at their new center.  The Health & Wellness Expo is on Saturday June 23 form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. .The public is invited to join Trident in this donation-based, family-friendly event to benefit NJ families battling a cancer diagnosis.

The Trident coaches will run 30 ...

Blood Drive Volunteers Are Needed

STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), which supplies blood to hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to help at blood drives.

The blood drive volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is to assist donors with registration and/or at the refreshment area. No medical background necessary. 

Volunteers should ...

New and Improved Ocean Acres Lake Park Now Open for Residents

STAFFORD — On Friday June 1, Stafford residents and a number of government officials gathered to mark the grand opening of the Ocean Acres Lake Park with the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

The residents gathered with their children to celebrate and enjoy the new playground equipment provided by the Township. The park has a number of ...

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N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

July 16, 2018

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced last week that expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C ...