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.
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.
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.
NEWARK – The most up-to-date information on breakthrough weight-loss surgery will be the focus of a Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Community Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 8, entitled, “Weight No More: Achieving Weight Loss for Life – Options in Bariatric/Weight-loss…
SCOTCH PLAINS – Have you ever been curious about Reiki, the Japanese use of touch to promote relaxation and healing? You can learn about Reiki in a free program at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains.
ELIZABETH—Trinitas Regional Medical Center will sponsor a Medical Explorers Post for teens and young adults aged 15 – 20, male and female, who are interested in exploring medical careers. The Explorers is a division of the Boy Scouts of America.
LIVINGSTON—On Thursday, Sept. 24, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Outpatient Centers will launch the Mom to Mom Interactive Series. The first program, Handling Weight Issues in Children, will feature Debra Gill, PhD, director of the Healthy LIFE® -Weight Management Program.
NEWARK—Robert Drummond of Hillside lost count of the number of times his heart stopped. Pacemakers, defibrillators, medications and hope were not enough to keep his heart beating while he waited for a transplant. Now, an extraordinary new heart pump is bridging that gap.
Fall is the time of year to get your house in order before winter sets in. For most homeowners, this means it is once again time for a good, old-fashioned gutter cleaning.
The average menstrual period lasts between three and seven days with about 21 to 35 days in between each menstrual cycle. However, some women experience bleeding more often than every 21 days, extremely heavy bleeding, a menstrual period that lasts seven days or longer, or a combination of these problems.