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United Way

Little Hands, Big Futures

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:27

The Middlesex County Alliance for Child and Family Success

Addressing Concerns about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

Addressing Concerns about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 16:28

Dr. Margaret Fisher, pediatric infectious disease specialist, will address the most common questions and concerns about the Covid vaccine for young children.

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 17:07

Millions of dollars in rent and utility relief

Understanding Breast Cancer

Understanding Breast Cancer

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 18:46

with Dr. Sundus Abassi, MD.

Teen receiving injection of COVID-19 Vaccine. Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Updated CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teens

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 16:58

The CDC recommendations for children between 6 and 18.

Teen receiving injection of COVID-19 Vaccine. Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Vacunas contra el COVID-19 para niños y adolescentes

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 19:08

Descargo de responsabilidad:

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Heart Safe Snow Shoveling

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 19:32

Before you head outside with your shovel, brush up on these tips to keep your heart safe out in the snow.

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Parents May Overlook Hazards of Sledding and Other Winter Sports

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:55

Injuries from winter activities aren’t uncommon. How parents can help their kids stay safe.

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HEAL: Hypertension Education and Lifestyle Modifications

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:55

Resources from Rutgers Medical School students about high blood pressure

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Free, Government Issued, COVID Test Kits by Mail

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 14:39

Get Free At-⁠Home COVID-⁠19 Tests

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COVID Self-Quarantine Recommendations

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:40

COVID-19 Positive or Have Symptoms? Stay Home, Mask and Monitor


New Neuropatholator Visual Odyssey Database Available to EBPL Cardholders

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 07:51

Neuropatholator® Visual Odyssey depicts the human body, conditions that interfere with self-healing and peak performance, and additional information using computer animated software

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Six Tips to Enhance Immunity

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 11:20

A healthy lifestyle offers many benefits, including helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Another important benefit is that healthy routines enhance your immunity.

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6 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 14:20

Whether indoors or outdoors, be as active as you can—and have fun!

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How to safely celebrate the holidays during COVID-19

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 11:07

The four expert-approved steps to follow before, during and after your gathering

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Do You Need Dietary Supplements?

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 15:53

Vitamins, Minerals, and More

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Experts answer your most pressing COVID-19 questions

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 12:16

What we know about treatments, vaccines, boosters and more.

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Dealing With Dizziness

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 14:46

Getting Help for a Balance Disorder

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COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 15:43

Resources to help with your mental health and wellness during COVID-19.

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Free In-Home COVID-19 Tests for Qualifying Individuals

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 10:12

NJ HEROS TOO Research Project from Rutgers University and Mobile Family Success of Middlesex County

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Hurricane Ida Assistance

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 15:35

Resources for help after Hurricane Ida

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Applying for Help with Housing or Utilities

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 14:42

Resources for rental or utility assistance

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COVID-19 Vaccines Breakthrough and Effectiveness

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 14:50

Why trust COVID-19 vaccines, how they help, their effectiveness, and about the Delta variant.

Vaccine Boosters

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 19:01

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

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What the Delta variant means for COVID-19 spread and vaccines

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:04

An infectious disease expert explains what to know about the virus’ mutation now.

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Achilles Injuries Skyrocket as America Returns to Normal. Here’s How to Handle Them

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:36

Treating them early makes a huge difference.

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Lost Your COVID Vaccine Card?

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 14:03

What to do to get a new copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card.

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Funky Fingertips?

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 15:20

What Nails Say About Your Health

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Step It Up!

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:12

Get Active for Your Health

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Take the RWJBH Community Health Needs Assessment

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:59

To better serve their communities, RWJBH needs to identify their health needs. You can help them by completing the RWJBH System Wide Community Health Needs Assessment Survey.

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Beat the Heat

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:06

Staying Safe in the Summertime

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Coping with Anxiety as Mask Mandates Lift

Sat, 05/29/2021 - 15:14

Experts weigh in on how best to adapt to new mask-related policies.

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Take the Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Health Needs Assessment Survey

Mon, 05/24/2021 - 13:29

What issues have personally affected you and your family now and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic? All responses are completely anonymous.


Good Sleep for Good Health

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:50

Get the Rest You Need

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Guidelines for the Spring Holidays

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:09

Recommended guidelines for the holidays during COVID

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FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:15

WASHINGTON -- In early April, FEMA will begin p

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Understanding COVID-19

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 10:49

How To Protect Yourself During the Pandemic


Chocolate Health Claims

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:31

Sweet Truth or Bitter Reality?

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Lowering Your Cancer Risk

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 16:26

Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention

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Unity for Immunity Survey

Tue, 01/19/2021 - 10:48

What are your feelings toward the COVID-19 vaccination program? The East Brunswick Advisory Health Council would like to know.


New Jersey Vaccine Information

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:32

Where to Find More Information in NJ

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Feeling Stressed?

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 16:09

Ways to Improve Your Well-Being

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Unity for Immunity

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 10:29

A Message from the East Brunswick Advisory Health Council

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Thu, 12/17/2020 - 15:27

By wearing a mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands frequently, together, we can make the holidays safer for everyone.

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Traveling During the Holidays

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 15:57

Advice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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East Brunswick Public Schools Offering Free "Grab & Go" Meals to Children 18 Years of Age and Younger

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 14:03

Also open to students who do not attend East Brunswick Public schools

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Harmful Partnerships

Mon, 12/07/2020 - 15:29

When Someone You Love is Abusive

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Poison Prevention: Candy Look-A-Likes and Other Risks

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 12:14

As young children become accustomed to consuming sweet treats, they also may be at a greater risk of helping themselves to a dangerous look-alike, like medicine, household cleaners, and other potentially poisonous products.

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How to Have a Safe Holiday Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sat, 11/07/2020 - 14:24

Experts advise on how to celebrate without putting yourself, and your loved ones, at risk.

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Middlesex County 2020-2021 Flu Shot Information

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:20

The Middlesex County Office of Health Services will be offering FREE flu shots to Middlesex County residents 6 months of age and over that meet a set of criteria.

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N.J. Health Department Guidance for Halloween Health and Safety Steps

Sat, 10/10/2020 - 13:51

The NJ Department of Health offers tips and recommendations for adapting traditional celebrations and considerations for ways to celebrate Halloween safely.

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Natural Illness Prevention and Stress Management

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 14:48

Dr. Ken Freedman, DC, owner of Freedman Chiropractic in East Brunswick offers his insight on natural illness prevention and stress management.

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6 Ways to Relieve Your Work from Home Fatigue

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 18:08

Use these psychologist-approved strategies to fix and avoid the remote work burnout.


New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:39

Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription

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All About Masks

Thu, 08/27/2020 - 16:59

The teen volunteers in the EB Red Cross Council made some videos to show you when and where they're wearing their masks.

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Water Safety: Rules for Kids

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:48

Learn about the basics of water safety and techniques that anyone can use to rescue anyone.

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Yes, You Should Wear a Mask. Here’s How and Why

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 17:43

Properly wearing a mask or cloth face covering can help keep you safe while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Let's Talk About Race, Racism, Bias, & Prejudice

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:24

Resources for families to get these conversations started


What to Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 14:07

Information and resources about Novel Coronavirus

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Middlesex County COVID-19 Food Pantry Directory

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 15:37

A directory of food pantries in Middlesex County operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Daily Life in the Time of COVID-19

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 20:21

Information and Resources for Your Daily Life during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Flattening the Curve for COVID-19: What Does It Mean and How Can You Help?

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 10:28

History shows that taking strong steps now to slow the spread of coronavirus will help communities and individuals.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 11:46

They see the masks too. A pediatric psychologist offers five tips for parents on how to talk about the pandemic with their children.


Finger Numbness

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:43

Could It Be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Coronavirus Call Center

NJ Coronavirus Call Center

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:14


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Healthier Video Game Habits

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:15

5 Tips for Parents of Teens

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Gut Troubles

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:29

Pain, Gassiness, Bloating, and More


2019 Coronavirus HEALTH ALERT: Travelers from China

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 09:27

There is an outbreak of respiratory illness in China.

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Rash Decisions

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:47

How to Deal With Itchy, Red Skin

Breakfast with fruits

Rough Up Your Diet

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 11:16

Fit More Fiber Into Your Day


Making Your Resolutions Stick

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 09:22

How to Create Healthy Habits

Winter in New York

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 15:40

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.

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To Fast or Not to Fast

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 20:24

Does When You Eat Matter?

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Healthy Good Tidings: 20 Ways to Manage Your Diet This Season

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 11:52

Two Michigan Medicine experts share advice on navigating the holiday food and drink scene in the healthiest way possible.

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Medical Scans Explained

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:02

A Look Inside the Body

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Yoga for Health

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:05

Positioning Your Body and Mind

Senior Dinner

A Well-Aged Mind

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:37

Maintaining Your Cognitive Health

Jack o'lanterns

Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:10

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween!

Messages of Hope

Teen Suicide

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:12

Understanding the Risk and Getting Help


Bulging Veins

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:07

What to Do About Varicose Veins

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Intermittent Fasting - Is it Right for You?

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:22

U-M dietitian Sue Ryskamp weighs in on intermittent fasting benefits, who it works best for and how to get started

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Hypnosis for Health

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:24

Can Trances Work?

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Beyond Games

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:10

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health

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Are Unhealthy Sugars Hiding in Your Favorite Foods?

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:24

Many of your favorite foods may contain “added sugars” that offer zero nutritional value and can be harmful to your health. The biggest culprits may surprise you.

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Many Grandparents’ Medicines Aren’t Secure Enough Around Grandchildren

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:02

Keeping medications in easy-to-reach places and easy-to-open containers can raise the risk of accidental poisoning or intentional misuse.

Beat Bursitis

Beating Bursitis

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:20

Take Care of Your Joint Cushions

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How Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Differ

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:22

These two diseases have similar early symptoms. A U-M rheumatologist sheds light on the two most common types of arthritis.

Making up sleep may not help

Making Up Sleep May Not Help

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:49

Catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse damage to the body caused by sleep deprivation, according to a new study.

Mouth Health

Mouth Microbes

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:00

The Helpful and the Harmful

Are Melatonin Supplements Safe?

Are Melatonin Supplements Safe?

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:39

A Michigan Medicine expert explains what we know and don’t know about the hormone supplement that’s growing in popularity.

The Inflamed Brain

The Inflamed Brain

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:03

Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis

Do Sleep Trackers Work?

Do Sleep Trackers Work? Pros and Cons to Know

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:05

The latest gadgetry designed to analyze your sleep has limits, experts say. And the tools are meaningless when healthy nighttime habits are ignored.

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:10

Ways to Improve Positivity

The Skinny on Fat

The Skinny on Fat

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:50

The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Shake It Off

Shake It Off

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:25

Boosting Your Mood

Control Your Cholesterol

Control Your Cholesterol

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:15

Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke

Health Advice for Women with Defibrillators

Health Advice for Women with Defibrillators

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 00:00

Although both genders are at equal risk of arrhythmia, women face unique challenges from a corrective ICD device.

Picky Eating Tips

Got a Picky Eater? Try These 11 Tips at the Table

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:28

New research shows parental reactions to picky eating can have long-term effects, for better or worse. Here’s how to make peace at mealtime.

Creating Healthy Habits

Creating Healthy Habits

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:41

We know that making healthy choices can help us

Coping with Grief

Coping with Grief

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:05

Losing someone you love can change your world.

Ease your child's doctor visit

6 Simple ways to ease children's fears at the doctor

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 13:40

Tips to manage anxiety in young patients

Management Pain

Managing Pain

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 13:45

Moving Beyond Opioids

Breath Easier

Breathe Easier

Sat, 12/22/2018 - 13:48

Dealing with Bad Air Quality

Affordable Care Act Information

Affordable Care Act Information

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 19:15

The 2019 open enrollment period runs November 1