Making Halloween Fun For Diabetic Children

Today, candy is the central focus of the spookiest holiday of the year. In fact, the average American consumes 24 pounds of candy in a year, most of which is eaten right after Halloween according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But for children with diabetes, it can be difficult to enjoy the festivities when all their fellow goblins are in a frenzy to get their hands on mounds of sweet treats.

New Jersey To Host First Statewide Medicine Disposal Day In Nation

NEW JERSEY – Over 250 local police departments have signed up for Operation Medicine Cabinet New Jersey, officials announced. This initiative is available for all New Jersey residents to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medicine.

Speech Clinic Provides Therapy Over the Internet

UNION – Kean University’s Institute for Adults Living with Communication Disabilities recently launched speech language therapy services over the internet. The new program, Telepractice, is designed to provide rehabilitation support services to individuals with communication impairments in their homes.

Flu Defense Clinic To Be Held At Edison Mall

EDISON –A Flu Defense Clinic at Menlo Park Mall will run each weekend from Oct. 10, through Nov. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays, providing vaccinations for seasonal flu, pneumonia and H1N1, while supplies last.

Program Offers A Common Sense Approach To Diabetes Management

EDISON—Statistics indicate that there are 23.6 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with diabetes. “A Common Sense Approach to Diabetes Management” is a free, 4-week workshop that can help diabetics better understand and manage their diabetes.

Limited Initial Shipments Of H1N1 Influenza Nasal Spray Arrive In State

STATE—A small number of local health departments and health care providers received initial shipments of nasal spray H1N1 flu vaccine Tuesday.  Plans for the administration of the vaccine are being finalized by providers. The H1N1 nasal mist vaccine is only…

Poster Contest Promotes Healthy Activity

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County Public Health Department and Department Chairperson Freeholder Ronald G. Rios announced Oct. 1 the “Get Active. Eat Right. Be Healthy.” poster contest as part of an effort to combat obesity. The contest will be open to all…