October 2016

Rutgers, USDA, SNAP, Team Up for SNAP Ed 4

Source: New Jersey is a state characterized by both extreme wealth and poverty. As of March 2013, New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants totaled 864,255 living in 428,430 households. Estimates by the emergency feeding network...

Dental Hygiene Awareness

New Jersey Dental Hygiene Association: Proper Brushing · Proper Flossing · Delta Dental NJ Source: Delta Dental NJ Good oral health means more than having pretty teeth. It includes your teeth, gums, jawbone, and supporting tissues. The health of your mouth can be a sign of your...

Paterson NJ: Seven Drug Overdoses Within 24 hours

Source: Four people suffered drug overdoses within a one-hour period late last week at the same small plaza near the United States Post Office on Ward Street, authorities said. Ambulances also responded to three other non-fatal overdoses in the same general area...

Ft. Lee: Madonna 5K Child Cancer Benefit Run October 29

Source: The Madonna 5K Walk/Run (M5K), which is certified by USA Track & Field, has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 10am. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 22, but with forecasts calling for cold tempertures, high winds,...

Fall allergies are upon us; take steps to ease symptoms

Source: GMN News Health They’re back … With rising counts of mold spores and ragweed pollen, so ushers in the sneezing, coughing and sinus congestion of fall allergies. An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. The...

Central Jersey farms offer homegrown meat to health-conscious customers

Source: While many people immediately associate their local farms with the availability of fresh produce, farm-raised meat is another option that’s becoming increasingly popular. Here are outlets where you too can enjoy the benefits of locally raised and/or...