NJBPU works to protect residents who use medical equipment at home

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a rule proposal that would increase protections for residents who rely on utility service for life-sustaining medical equipment in their homes, according to an Oct. 30 press release. The proposed amendments, which are designed to prevent service shutoffs for any residence that has provided […]

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care Insurance Services. Services are provided via telephone, […]

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s senior services department will hold numerous events in the coming months for the township’s senior citizens. The Department of Senior Services and the Department of Health present an informational session with Umbrella, a company that helps senior homeowners save money on home repairs for a flat yearly rate and […]

NJDOH receives $10.5M federal grant to improve maternal health

TRENTON, NJ — First lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health announced Sept. 24 the award of a five-year grant for $2.1 million each year from the Health Resources and Services Administration to advance health equity and address disparities in maternal health outcomes. “Every mother deserves the opportunity for a healthy birth […]

DOH confirms this summer’s first human case of eastern equine encephalitis

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Departments of Health, Environmental Protection and Agriculture are urging state residents to take precautions this summer to protect themselves from all mosquito-borne diseases, including eastern equine encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted to people and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito. The DOH has confirmed the first human […]

NJDOH encourages back-to-school vaccinations

TRENTON, NJ — With the start of the new school year approaching, the New Jersey Department of Health is encouraging parents to get the age-appropriate back-to-school vaccinations for their children before the school year begins. “August is National Immunization Month, which serves as a reminder to parents about the importance of getting their children vaccinated […]

Mark your calendar for good health

Mark your calendar for good health

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Take advantage of a free opportunity to reduce your risk of some health problems. The South Orange Health Department will hold its 13th annual Free Health Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Orange Fire House, 56 Sloan St. No-cost health screenings, informational tables […]

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

‘Wellness on Wheels’ van visits ShopRite of Newark

NEWARK, NJ — On Aug. 10, ShopRite nutritionist Biancha Jackson hosted a series of health and wellness events in the parking lot of the ShopRite of Newark in conjunction with a visit from the RWJBarnabas “Wellness on Wheels” bus. Wellness on Wheels is a mobile greenhouse and cooking school designed to bring free nutrition education […]

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Cancer Health Justice Lab at the Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a series of educational programming on cancer information, prevention and treatment.  Run by Pamela Valera, assistant professor of urban-global public health, and students at the Rutgers School of Public Health, the multidisciplinary research lab is committed to addressing […]

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