ABSECON — Sayuris Mendoza credits her success in recovery to a combination of support from her church family and her mental health family.
State officials last week made 40 recommendations on how legislators, state departments, treatment providers, schools and advocates can more effectively combat the opioid crisis in New Jersey.
No level of lead is safe near children, which is why state officials are encouraging New Jersey providers and health leaders to expand testing and treatment for lead exposure.
In a growing addiction epidemic, pharmacists play a crucial role in prevention and prescribing practices to reduce the number of people who develop addictions to pain medications.
The rates of people living with and dying from Alzheimer’s disease are expected to rise, locally and nationally, in the next decade, prompting advocates to spread awareness on the need for research and treatment funding.
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases and infections have hit another record high, national reports show, which has health providers and experts aggressively focusing on education, prevention and treatment efforts, especially for pregnant women.
OCEAN CITY — Teenagers filtered in and out of the high school’s new student wellness center during community lunch period Tuesday morning.
New Jersey officials intend to improve perinatal care for mothers and children through a series of initiatives backed by federal funding.
NORTHFIELD — U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo announced Friday a new Veterans Affairs clinic is coming to Cape May County.
Cheryl Farley was so convinced she would die by the time she was in her 70s that she already made arrangements for her house, assets and final wishes.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Five young women sat at a long table facing an audience of about 45 of their peers, preparing to share with strangers some of the darkest moments of their lives.
Thousands of people will mobilize on foot in communities and neighborhoods across the state Friday to raise awareness of the dangers of opioids and the addiction epidemic.
As the gubernatorial election nears, some state leaders Gov. Chris Christie appointed are looking ahead to their next roles.
Stockton University will hold events throughout October and into November to increase awareness about mental illnesses and suicide prevention.
South Jersey paramedics have joined state law enforcement, emergency responders, search and rescue workers, and disaster-relief volunteers in the U.S. Virgin Islands as the Caribbean territory continues to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
ATLANTIC CITY — Health experts toured a new medical and multipurpose center in the city last week they hope will serve older residents’ health and social needs.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The Atlantic County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled ground sprays in parts of the township Friday morning after mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, according to a release from the county.
People lined up out the door Monday afternoon at the library in Cape May Court House for one thing and one thing only: the flu vaccine.
Drug prevention and education organizations in Cape May County want parents, guardians and family members to be able to recognize substance abuse and addiction in their children.
Community religious leaders often serve as the first points of contact for families and individuals struggling with mental-health and substance-abuse issues, and South Jersey experts are working to support those leaders with resources and education.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Advanced Shore Imaging of Northfield will offer free screening mammograms to women during October.
HAMMONTON — Mosquito ground sprays have been scheduled for parts of the town after a sample tested positive for West Nile virus, according to a county official.
NORTHFIELD — It was clear at a recent town hall meeting that state officials will be busier than ever in the coming weeks and months with statewide reorganization plans, funding allocations and ongoing changes within the health and behavioral health fields.
ATLANTIC CITY — About three years ago, few people thought Shani Pitts would ever walk again, much less regain other motor and cognitive skills.
Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday how $200 million in state funding will be used for new and continuing addiction prevention, treatment and recovery programs and services across the state, leaving some South Jersey providers cautiously optimistic.
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Amid growing evidence that repeated concussions and blows to the head can have long-term, possibly fatal outcomes, local concussion experts are working to better inform people about head injuries.