NEWARK–As the weather becomes colder, the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning greatly increases. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 170 people die each year in the United States from CO produced by non-automotive consumer products such as furnaces, ranges, water heaters, space heaters, generators and fireplaces.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will administer 5,000 H1N1 vaccinations to individuals within specified target groups from 2 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2010 at the South Plainfield PAL Building, 1250 Maple Avenue.
STATE—In order to vaccinate as many New Jerseyans as possible, the Department of Health and Senior Services notified vaccine providers today that they may offer the vaccine to all who want it.
ELIZABETH—Patricia Lopez has helped others for more than 20 years, heading up the Union County Toys for Tots Campaign and the county’s food pantry. She recently got help to fulfill a wish of her own.
GARWOOD – Strep throats, sprained ankles and cut fingers don’t always occur during regular office hours, yet they don’t require a trip to the Emergency Room.
CRANFORD—Gerri Stiner, a lecturer on environmental, health and nutrition issues, will give a talk about “Toxins in the Home” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
TRENTON – The state Senate voted 38-0 Thurday to approve a bill to apply the provisions of the “New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act” to restrict the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes.”
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate approved a bill to require chain retail food establishments to provide nutrition information for any food or beverage item listed on its menu by a vote of 22 to 16 yesterday.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill package which would make various changes to the New Jersey’s Medicaid program to improve oversight of spending and increase funding for family planning on Thursday.
NEWARK—While holiday songs focus on “chesnuts roasting on an open fire,” and other joys of the season, many people experience feelings of isolation and depression during the holidays. In fact, numerous studies confirm that there is an increase in both the numbers and severity of calls by depressed individuals to crisis hotlines during this time.