Medicine

Children’s Hospital Of New Jersey Offers Suggestions To Protect Children And Teens Online

NEWARK—The Internet is a fun-filled and educational place for children and teens, but potential risks to their privacy and safety are prevalent. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions parents that while surfing the Web, children may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or they may innocently accept files that could expose the family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. They may also encounter cyberbullies or worse, child predators using the Internet to befriend vulnerable children.

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.

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.

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.