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.
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.
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.
N.J. breastfeeding rates on the rise, experts say
Parents weave through store aisles, collecting books, backpacks and clothes that they check off from their children’s back-to-school lists. Along with those items, experts say families should focus on the health-related tasks ahead of them before children return to school or day care this fall.
Twenty-four New Jersey hospitals were ranked with high standards in U.S. News and World Report’s annual best national and regional hospital ratings.
BRIDGETON — Marie Swann said she would rather use some of her food vouchers to buy groceries at local farmers markets like Rottkamp Farms to get the freshest produce.
New Jersey is celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week, which runs through Saturday, by encouraging people to go out and buy produce from local farmers, particularly if they use federal supplement programs.
Counties statewide will promote vaccinations and immunizations in August with a series of community events, including vaccination clinics, during national Immunization Awareness Month.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Advanced, robotic technology and pure animal companionship mixed Wednesday at Stockton University.
State legislators are broadening protections for teens who may be at risk of suffering a concussion.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — Elvis Lynch used to spend about $300 a week on marijuana and alcohol, but after he got treatment for substance-misuse issues, the 18-year-old found a better use for his money — and his time.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — If you or someone you know is interested in learning about products and services for disabilities, there’s one place next week that will showcase it all.
SOMERS POINT — Car seats have been proved to reduce fatal injuries to infants and children when installed and used correctly, which is why medical and safety experts are offering to inspect people’s car seat hookups.
While a bill to restructure the state’s largest health insurer and a government shutdown have taken center stage in New Jersey politics, a number of measures aimed at improving health care initiatives got victories in the Legislature in recent weeks.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A $1 million donation will help Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation launch a specialized center focused on recovery treatment for neurological diseases and disorders.
People who need paid time off from work to care for a newborn, adopted child or sick loved one may find it easier with newly approved legislation.
In some parts of South Jersey, shopping with food stamps is a little like entering a complex scavenger hunt. Looking for a staple like bread? There’s one loaf on a bottom shelf, next to Elmer’s glue and other school supplies. Want fresh fruit? Hope you like high-priced bananas. Bacon and bol…
A new report shows progress in health and economic well-being among New Jersey’s 2 million children stems in part from federal safety-net programs.
Matt Podolski is already sweating after one cup of coffee, while his daughter Corinne sets up two wooden stools for them to sit on and practice their songs.
Mike Raiker wants to know why, after 42 years, he is now suffering from seasonal allergies.
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP — Medical experts say children treated at an Ocean County pediatrician’s office did receive effective vaccines after state investigators said the vaccines may have been compromised.
OCEAN CITY — The Boardwalk is expected to be filled Sunday with people in brightly colored shirts holding purple banners and signs as they walk to support awareness of premature births and prevention education.
VINELAND — Emma Lopez and her team of volunteers distributed two tons of fresh produce from local farms to food pantries last year in efforts to decrease food insecurity and promote healthy eating.