Medicine

Middlesex Health Department Announces Syringe Disposal Program For Home-Generated Medical Waste

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County recently unveiled a program to provide ways for residents to safely dispose of home-generated medical waste such as needles syringes and lancets.

Faith-Based Organization Receives Grant To Improve Immigrant Health Literacy

ELIZABETH—Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. has been awarded a three year, $250,000 grant to support their “Santé Pour Tous/Health for All” project, which promotes health literacy among Haitian immigrants in Union County. The grant was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.

Piscataway Enters Shared Services Agreement For Health Services With County

PISCATAWAY – Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios and Piscataway Township Mayor Brian C. Wahler have announced that the township will contract with the Middlesex County Public Health Department to provide public health services to township residents.

Woodbridge Offers Flu & Pneumonia Shot Clinic

WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services will administer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine to township residents on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge.

NJ To Consider Ban On Smoking In Public Parks And Beaches

TRENTON – Citing studies that document the health risks to non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as environmental concerns, Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said today she is introducing a bill to ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.

Injuries From Technology More Common Than Most People Realize

VILLANOVA, Pa. – While technologies such as Blackberries, Wii and Laptops have added convenience and entertainment to many people’s lives, they are also creating an influx of overuse injuries in many adults and children.

Adding Flaxseed To Everyday Recipes May Reduce Prostate Cancer Risks

HOUSTON—September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center has unique tips about how to incorporate flaxseed into everyday recipes. Flaxseed, research shows, might reduce prostate cancer risks.