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BETHESDA, Md. – Older adults are more vulnerable to a number of risks including fire, either at home or in assisted living facilities such as nursing homes. In a recent nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Americans correctly identified adults age 65 and older as the most at-risk group.
TRENTON – Legislation to restrict the towing of handicapped vehicles and require 24-hour access to towed vehicles was released Thursday by the Assembly transportation committee.
PLAINFIELD — City Public Safety Director Martin Hellwig used a city computer to make an appointment with a prostitute, according to documents purporting to be an official police report obtained by the News Record.
TRENTON – The state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will consider a bill today that would ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.
STATE—On Wednesday, Feb. 17, hundreds of New Jersey voters rallied at sites across the state to urge Congress to “Finish Health Care Reform Now and Finish It Right!”
CLARK – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clark is trying to recruit volunteers. New teams, team captains and individuals are welcome to attend Relay For Life monthly meetings, prior to the event.
MADISON, Wis.—A test in the pipeline could help avoid the confusion surrounding prostate screening. The standard screening test today, the PSA test, may expose too many men to needless procedures that have potential side effects.
SCOTCH PLAINS—The works of local artists, both African Americans and those who pay tribute to the talents of African Americans, will open in an exhibit honoring Black History Month at the NJ Blood Services blood center and South Avenue Gallery on Feb. 22, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Help provide shelter for earthquake victims in Haiti and food for neighbors in need while enjoying international cuisine and listening to vocal and instrumental music from China. Attend the International Dinner at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains on Saturday, March 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.
MADISON, Wis.—If you are 45 years and older, overweight and have high-risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, you should ask your doctor for a diabetes test during routine visits, says Dr. Ann Sheehy, a hospitalist at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
Did you know that, next to the state, religious institutions are the largest landowners in New Jersey? Tens of thousands of acres of forests, farms, wetlands, riverfronts and meadows are owned by churches of all stripes throughout this state we’re in. And some of these properties are downright spectacular!
FT. DIX—Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Graca M. Ruivo, daughter of Irene Santos of Elizabeth, is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom.