Health & Wellness

February 15, 2019

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage. The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient ...

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WARREN, NJ – Warren Middle School Principal George Villar presented an overview of the arts, hands on learning, and the fitness center at the last meeting of the Warren Township Board of Education.  Student’s art was displayed, and a video was shown with clips of the student produced WMS news, ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ—Local teens have organized a Dance-A-Thon on February 22, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church in Basking Ridge to raise money and awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Chiari malformation, with proceeds going to the family of Krissy and Zach Klein of Colorado, whose four children ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department, which also serves two other Somerset Hills towns, is sponsoring two programs to celebrate February (American Heart Month), beginning with "Women and Heart Health" on Feb. 11. The second program, "Nutrition and Heart Health," is ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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WARREN, NJ - President Donald Trump called 10-year old Grace Eline “an inspiration to everyone in this room” in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. And Eline received multiple standing ovations. She was declared cancer free in October.   Eline, of Long Hill Township who sat with First ...

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  WARREN, NJ – Faculty, administration and staff at Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) were offered a range of information about a variety local health and wellness vendors, health screenings or wellness offerings during the lunch-time Wellness Day Health Fair, sponsored by the Healthy ...

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On cold winter days when temperatures are well below freezing, the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages residents to be aware of their health and safety.  Over the next couple of days, cold temperatures and extreme wind chill values are expected, which can be dangerous to people ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures which can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center. The movie is part of a widespread effort ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets ...

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WARREN, NJ — Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, AAA states that about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Parents and their teenage sons and daughters are invited to a frank and open discussion on the ramifications of drug abuse and ways to prevent it at the Somerville YMCA from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The event is free and open to the community; the Y is located at 2 ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another free rabies shot clinic for all dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon on this Saturday, Jan. 12. No appointment is necessary for the rabies vaccinations, which will be provided at the Bernards Township Public Works ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31 a.m. on January 1, announced Atlantic Health. Aya weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2019 at 1:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. A baby girl, Journey Divine Discher, was born to Americe Moody and Preston Discher of Montgomery. Weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 ...

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  WARREN, NJ- Contrary to the popular notion that “Vaping” might be the safer alternative to smoking tobacco, guest speaker Melissa Tasse warned Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) parents that in fact e-cigarettes often deliver multiple-times more concentrated dosages of the highly ...

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VERONA, NJ - It’s Turkey Time and the Verona Fire Department wants to make sure its residents have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. They recently shared this video along with these tips from the NJ Office of Emergency Management on the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.   "Planning on deep ...

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LONG HILL TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Goddard School located in Long Hill Township plans to install a state-of-the-art sanitization cabinet to ensure faculty members can effectively sanitize toys and other objects used by children to help keep classrooms as germ free as possible. Sumara and Imran Ahmad, ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Healthy Edge will present  ‘VAPING: Clear the Air’ at the Watchung Hills South Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov.  13. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for participants to peruse a display of vaping paraphernalia. The formal presentation begins at 7 p.m. - Understand how the ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ –Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride New Jersey on Nov. 11. The community event is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) New Jersey Affiliate.   Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The call went out and the North Plainfield community responded.  Cooper, an eight year old boy from North Plainfield, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. His mom posted a message that Cooper would be holding a sugar and carb free lemonade stand, coinciding with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) and former state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, took turns at Raymour & Flanigan, Route 202 to get a no-frills haircut. Nothing fancy, no clipping, no styling, and no comb or scissors were ...

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WARREN, NJ —The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for the area  until Tuesday at 6 p.m. The combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees at times. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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