Medicine

Heart Association Kicks Off Go Healthy Month With Family Fun At Trenton Thunder Game

TRENTON—To celebrate September, “Go Healthy” Month, the American Heart Association is kicking-off month-long activities on Monday, Aug. 31, at the 7:05 p.m. Trenton Thunder vs. New Britain Rock Cats baseball game in Waterfront Park in Trenton. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of eating healthy and participating in physical activity, young fans will enjoy active games, prizes and learning heart-healthy tips while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.

Cyclists Put The Pedal To The Metal To Fight Multiple Sclerosis

STATE—Hundreds of area cyclists will roll through northern New Jersey coming Sept. 11 and 12 as they pedal to help create a world free of multiple sclerosis. This year marks the 22nd annual Great New Jersey Country Bike Ride organized by the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Medical Expert Offers Tips For Avoiding Unnecessary Summer Sports Injuries

Despite the current stretch of sizzling summer weather, area residents still enjoy the fun and feel of outdoor physical activity during this time of year. Whether it is running, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding or mountain biking, one should always be concerned about safety and taking precautions to avoid injuries particularly during the warmer months.

Suffering From Hip And Knee Pain: Get Your Life Back

LIVINGSTON—The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will be presenting The Latest Treatments for Hip and Knee Pain on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Barnabas Corporate Offices, 95 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston. This free program, open to the public, will include a presentation from orthopedic surgeon, Steven Robbins, M.D.

Arthritis Foundation Holds Annual Summer Camp Because Children Have Arthritis Too

HACKETTSTOWN—Sixty children ages 8 through 16 gathered together for a week of fun at the Arthritis Foundation, New Jersey Chapter’s Camp CHAT (Children Have Arthritis Too). Camp CHAT is sponsored by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, New Jersey Lodge, a fraternal organization that does charitable work with various organizations.

Summer Food Safety

Grilling and eating outdoors during the summer months can be fun, but can also be dangerous if the proper food safety procedures are not followed. When perishable food is left out for too long, warmer weather can bring with it an increased risk of food-borne illness.

Robert Wood Rahway’s Annual Meeting Scheduled

RAHWAY – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway invites the community to learn about the hospital’s current operating position as well as new and enhanced healthcare services at the hospital’s annual meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the main conference room on the main level.