More state residents struggle to afford basic expenses such as housing, food, transportation and health care, according to new national data, indicating life in New Jersey is becoming less affordable for many people.
New Jersey hospitals spent $2.9 billion in 2016 taking care of the state’s most under-insured patients and funding community health programs, according to a new report.
VINELAND—The New Jersey Department of Health will hold the 2nd Rural Health Symposium Thursday at Cumberland County College to encourage collaboration on improving health in rural communities.
BRIDGETON — Cumberland County has consistently been ranked lowest in the state in terms of health care and wellness, but county officials are soon hoping to turn that around.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — Lataysha Matos weaved her way Wednesday through round tables where pregnant women, some with young children, partners, friends and family, sat munching on veggies and fruit, flipping through pamphlets or looking at their blue raffle tickets.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Yoga, pet therapy, meditation, workshops, free screenings and more will be offered at Stockton University for students and community members this week and throughout March to increase awareness about eating disorders.
A free-fruit program offering healthy snacks to children at ShopRite has expanded to more supermarkets.
The new year began with a win for working women in New Jersey as new and strengthened protections for breastfeeding mothers were signed into law.
Protections for breastfeeding mothers were unanimously approved by both the state Assembly and Senate this month, and the bills now head to the governor’s desk.
The dinners, parties and sugar-filled treats — those are what some people love most about the holidays. But for the about one-third of the United States population living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, the season presents some tricky circumstances.
The holiday season is a time where people are intensely focused on food, which can be particularly overwhelming for people in treatment or recovery for an eating disorder.
In response to Cape May County’s poor outcomes in national childhood health and wellness reports, county experts and organizations are teaming up to address childhood neglect, abuse and other traumas.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Tom Kaye sat among a dozen other people in plastic chairs on a recent afternoon, waiting for his name to be called so he could fill up a shopping cart with canned foods, gravy and cranberry relish, and pick from the fresh vegetables, fruits and produce piled high on crates.
Patients, providers and visitors at all AtlantiCare locations won’t be able to buy regular sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on the premises as experts opt for healthier products.
The ShopRite of Upper Deerfield Township has hired a registered dietitian who offers free services and advice to supermarket customers.
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.
Ocean County residents are being encouraged to drop off their outdated or unused medications Tuesday for safe disposal in Manahawkin.
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…
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University researchers want to look inside your brain — for science, of course.
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.
VINELAND—How do you make the state’s unhealthiest counties healthier?
VINELAND—Cumberland County and state health officials will hold a public health equity forum Tuesday during National Minority Health Month.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will interview Atlantic County residents for its National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
I’m a brassica believer. Give me cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts or broccoli, and I’m happy. But I also realize that everyone doesn’t feel the same way. They’ve had stinky, mushy cabbage, or tough kale, or drab and overcooked broccoli, and they can’t imagine it can be any other way.
How healthy is the county in which you live?