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Dr. John Kramer, DPM, has joined Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine and will be practicing with Dribbon. Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine is in the Doctor’s Office Building, 1100 Wescott Drive, Suite 303, Flemington. Call 908-788-6449. Dribbon and Kramer will also see patients in the Highland Park office, 503 Raritan Ave.
The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers is offering open houses in which the community is invited to work out for free at both facilities on Thursday, April 19. The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center in Whitehouse Station opens at 6 a.m. and the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center in Clinton opens at 5 a.m. Both facilities close at 10 p.m.
A special wellness fair will be held at both centers from 4 to 8 p.m. which will include special discounts for becoming a member. No registration necessary. Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center is at 537 Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station, and 1738 Route 31 North, Clinton.
United Way of Hunterdon County will again mark National Minority Health Month with its annual Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Flemington. The event is supported by the New Jersey Office of Minorities Multicultural Health.
This year’s event will take over Fulper Road with Zumba, Yoga, music, children’s games, bicycle safety and more. Plus, meet representatives from a variety of health services available throughout Hunterdon County. Local businesses, restaurants and community organizations can submit requests to participate by Friday, April 20.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
“Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: How Physical Therapy Can Help” will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Plainsboro Senior Center, 641 Plainsboro Road. With Ann Williams, PT, DPT, and Becky Keller, PT, MSPT, PRPC, physical therapists specializing in pelvic wellness with Princeton Rehabilitation. Free. To register, visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar or call 1-888-897-8979.
The event is a ⅔-mile walk and health fair to benefit Feeding Middlesex County, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Held by Milltown Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, partnered with M.C.F.O.O.D.S. Strollers and toddlers on bikes are acceptable, no skateboards, no motor bikes and no speed bikes of any kind. Saint Peter’s University Hospital will provide free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Complimentary walking maps provided by CME Associates. Suggested donation, $5.
To register, donate or more info, call 732-723-8106 or email
The Gateway Family YMCA is holding a free community event on Saturday, April 21, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.
The day-long event features activities such as family swimming, games, healthy nutrition information, arts and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home throughout the summer months.
The Gateway Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Elizabeth Branch, 135 Madison Ave, Elizabeth; Five Points Branch, 201 Tucker Ave., Union; Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving St., Rahway; and Wellness Center Branch, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union. Visit www.tgfymca.org.
Research by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick investigators has identified novel functions of the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) enzyme providing support that it could serve as a therapeutic target in the most common type of lung cancer.
Results of the work are being presented as part of a poster session at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago. Visit www.cinj.org.
RWJBarnabas Health is accelerating its efforts to address the social determinants of health through its new Social Impact and Community Investment Department. The initiatives underway at RWJBarnabas Health aim to eliminate disparities, enhance equity and create social and physical environments that promote good health.
Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship and age that factor into general health, including economic stability, education, access to healthy food, affordable housing and safe living environments.
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