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.
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.
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.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The efforts of more than 100 dedicated cyclists and others in the this year’s Century for the Cure bike ride, has resulted in $110,000 being given to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) Foundation.
STATE – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center calls upon the community to donate blood. Blood drive cancellations due to recent storms, coupled with unusually high demands from regional hospitals, have impacted Rh-negative blood supplies, especially type O-negative.
STATE—Applications for the 2010 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program are now available at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship.
STATE—To reach more individuals through the increased usage of social media networks, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has created a Facebook page to share the latest information regarding H1N1 influenza and vaccine with New Jersey residents.
According to the experts at The Skin Cancer Foundation, there are five important reasons to give up tanning in the new year: