“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.
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.
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.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Willow Grove Presbyterian Church will offer a free Medical QiGong course, open to everyone, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will be sponsoring its first annual 5K Pink Ribbon Run and Moonlight Walk on Saturday, Sept. 26, Mayor Wilda Diaz announced.
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.…
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…