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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FLORHAM PARK—According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the majority of drivers 55 and older are unaware that certain prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications can affect driving ability.
MADISON, Wis. – They say it’s like spiders crawling up and down your legs.
Or like a tingling wave that never stops.
ROBBINSVILLE – Although largely preventable, heart disease remains the No. 1 leading cause of death of women in New Jersey and across the nation.
WHITEHOUSE STATION – Shareholders approved drugmaker Merck & Co.’s acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. last week.
POINT PLEASANT—Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard joined the state’s leading health and fitness advocates on the beach in Point Pleasant last week to announce a public-private partnership to reduce obesity.