Respecting Picky Pupils

“You cannot force a child to eat something, whether it’s in a packed lunch or something served in the school cafeteria,” said Donna Weihofen, senior clinical nutritionist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Nutrition And Fitness Awareness Day Highlights State Efforts To Combat Obesity

HACKENSACK—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard joined Nelson Louis, CEO of the Greater Bergen County YMCA and nutrition and fitness advocates on Aug. 26 to highlight the importance of regular exercise and healthy eating in reducing obesity among New Jersey residents.

Hospital Receives Grant From Bank Foundation

RAHWAY—Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital recently received a $5,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation. This special community grant funded the purchase of a new Vital Signs Monitor for the hospital’s Oncology Department in Rahway.

NJ Health Insurers Now Required To Cover Autism Treatment

TRENTON – New Jersey health insurers are now required to provide coverage for screening for autism and other developmental disabilities as well as any medically-necessary occupational, physical and speech therapy, under a new law signed last week by Gov. Corzine.…

State To Hold Swine Flu Summit For Schools

SOUTH BRUNSWICK—The New Jersey Department of Education, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will host a pandemic influenza summit for district superintendents and local health officials at South Brunswick High School on Tuesday, Aug. 25, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy announced this week.

Senator Announces “Children’s Health Day” Event

NEW BRUNSWICK –Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will host his third annual “Children’s Health Days,” an opportunity for children who are uninsured, underinsured or enrolled in Medicaid, to receive the vaccinations they need. Vision and dental screenings will also be available.

Prostate Cancer Symposium

LIVINGSTON—According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 6,000 New Jersey men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Several factors can increase the risk of a man developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men.