SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and New Jersey Blood Services will host a blood drive at AAA’s Springfield office, located at 135 Route 22 East, on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors will receive a special gift.
NEWARK—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the U.S. aged 15–19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.
STATE—What is odorless, colorless and could be a serious health problem that may be right under your nose? The answer is radon.
SCOTCH PLAINS – You joined a gym and vowed to get healthy this year, so now learn the best way to fuel your workouts on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP—Life-saving cancer treatments have increased the number of cancer survivors living in the United States to nearly 12 million, yet the long-term side effects they often live with can significantly impact their health and quality of life.
STATE—New Jersey reported two new H1N1-related deaths to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.
EDISON—The Middlesex County Public Health Department and Middlesex County College will hold two regional H1N1 vaccination clinics on the college campus in Edison. Free nasal and injectable vaccinations are available for county residents, students, and faculty 6 months of age and older.
WESTFIELD – Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County will offer a free, two-hour course designed to help Union County residents save money on food bills and eat healthier, tastier home cooked meals.
SCOTCH PLAINS—If you have celiac disease or cannot tolerate gluten, finding the right foods to eat can be a challenge. Registered Dietitian and Chef Diane Weeks will teach you how to prepare gluten-free meals and treats at a special program on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at the RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center.
TRENTON—If asked to name a 12-year-old—any 12-year-old, boy or girl – who created something that is such an important part of people’s lives that it is used every day all over the world, many people would probably shrug their shoulders and give a blank look.