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 – 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—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.
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.
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.
STATE – National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, is calling on the community to help meet the great need for blood from diverse…
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.
NEWARK—With many diseases and conditions, there are different factors that enhance healing. Research has shown that stress reduction and promotion of coping skills through a support group may be beneficial to the healing process.
OLD BRIDGE—With all the attention that H1N1 is getting and with “traditional” flu season just around the corner, it’s important to remember pneumonia can be a serious flu complication for some people.
SCOTCH PLAINS– Since Union County has the highest concentration of platelet donors in the state, New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center, has opened a new donor center at 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains.