The fall often prompts an increase in flu, COVID and pneumonia. Discover strategies to good respiratory health, various lung conditions including cancer, causes of lung cancer, risk factors, diagnostic tools and the latest treatments, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS). Lee Gerson, MD, thoracic surgeon Alpeshkumar Bavishi, MD, pulmonologist To …
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This is a staff facilitated discussion open to anyone suffering with an Eating Disorder. Every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/355332573 You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 Access Code: 355-332-573 For more information, call the Eating Disorder Unit at 908-685-2847.
All stroke survivors, their families and caregivers are invited to join our FREE monthly Stroke Support Group meetings. Our multidisciplinary Stroke Center team will provide educational information and answer your questions. We want to support you and your loved ones on your stroke recovery journey. To register, visit https://www.rwjbh.org/events/event/?event=24569 For more information, call 908-704-3776.
Understand the body mass index (BMI), the impact of weight on joint health, the various causes of joint deterioration, the benefits of weight loss, strategies to loss weight and strengthen joints such as physical therapy, diagnosis and treatment options including bariatic and joint replacement surgery. Marcella O’Herlihy, RN, BSN, total joint coordinator Sandra Calado, MSN, …
Anyone who is considering bariatric surgery as well as post-surgical patients are welcome to attend. The group will discuss topics such as healthy meal ideas; mindful eating; emotional eating; the importance of exercise; surviving the holidays; smart shopping and how to eat healthy while dining out. Tia Hagins, RD, community nutritionist Tuesdays: October 12, November …
Understand sickle cell disease, the various types, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, the difference between sickle cell anemia and sickle cell disease, diagnostic tools and the latest treatments, including the importance of medication management. Learn about programs for sickle cell patients and hear one patient’s story on how she overcame limitations to live a …
HEALTHIER SOMERSET 2021 EVENTS
MONTHLY COALITION MEETINGS
The Healthier Somerset Coalition meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month except for the month of August virtually or in the RWJUH Somerset Community Health conference room.
DATES: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, September 21, October 19, and November 16
ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS
The Healthier Somerset Advisory Board meets on the second Thursday of each month except August. Meetings are held from 9 to 10 a.m. virtually in the RWJUH Somerset Community Health conference room.
DATES: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 8, July 13, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9
SOMERSET COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT& COMMUNITY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN KICK OFF
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset announces the kick-off of the 2022-2024 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) at a virtual meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m.
DATE: March 16
ANNUAL HEALTHY WORKPLACE RECOGNITION AWARDS
Healthier Somerset’s Employee Wellness Breakfast is presented annually by the Worksite Wellness Committee. The breakfast features a keynote presentation on wellness programs and a panel discussion on best practices. Previous keynotes include senior wellness directors from Sanofi U.S., Verizon Wireless, Norris McLaughlin, Affinity Federal Credit Union, and Johnson & Johnson.
DATE: October 2021 (Date TBD)
ANNUAL MEETING AND RECOGNITION BREAKFAST
Healthier Somerset hosts its Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast each December. Program highlights include a review of coalition activity and recognition of notable accomplishments that advance Healthier Somerset’s mission.
DATE: December 21