Health & Wellness Events

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Making Youth Agencies Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Making youth agencies partners in youth suicide prevention 2-8-19

This presentation focuses on the critical but limited role agencies have in the suicide prevention process with emphasis on the following:

  • Empowering youth agency staff and volunteers through education and awareness
  • Understanding warning signs & risk factors for teen suicide
  • Reviewing strategies for dealing with at-risk youth and communicating concern with their parents
  • Local resources
  • Policy and protocol

A light breakfast will be provided, Professional development credits will be made available. To register for this free presentation, please email Gretchen Craig at gcraig@co.somerset.nj.us

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Breakfast with the Cardiologist: An Upbeat Conversation on Congestive Heart Failure
Feb 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Understand congestive heart failure, the various types, numerous causes, symptoms, stages of the disease, diagnosis, medical interventions and strategies to improve quality of life. A heart-healthy breakfast will be served.

To register call 1-888-724-7123

Oxana Ovakimyan, MD, cardiologist

Feb
13
Wed
2019
Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screening
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Includes total cholesterol, HDL, ratio and glucose.

No pre-registration is required.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
19
Tue
2019
Family & Friends CPR
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The American Heart Association’s classroom course intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and prefers to learn in an instructor-led or facilitated group environment. This is a course for people who do not need a course completion card for a job or other requirements and is ideal for community groups, parents, grandparents, caregivers, schools and students, and other interested in learning how to save a life.

To register call 1-888-724-7123

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Finding Its Way Into One’s Heart
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Discover the difference between embolism, aneurysm and thrombosis, the difference between clots and plaque (atherosclerosis), the difference between stroke and heart attack, the correlation with plaque on teeth, causes of clots, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tools including the role of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, treatments including medications such as blood thinners and the most effective medications on the market, as well as prevention strategies such as foods that unclog arteries. A light breakfast will be served.

To register call 1-888-724-7123.

Daniel Fung, cardiologist

Juicing Demonstration
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

JUICING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 2/21/19 at 7:00pm
399 Campus Drive | Somerset, NJ

Cost:  $10 per person, or 2 for $15 if you bring a friend.
RSVP:  Email Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004 to reserve your seat by 2/20

Juicing vegetables is great for anyone who is interested in becoming healthier. Juicing your own fresh vegetables is not only more cost effective than purchasing prepared juices, but it is also healthier.  Learning how and what to juice is important in gaining all the health benefits of juicing to help combat everything from a cold to chronic diseases.

Many store bought juices contain large amounts of fruit instead of vegetables which can spike your blood sugar and insulin levels.  Other than green apples, fruits should not be juiced but eaten fresh.  Vegetables of all colors and varieties such as carrots, beets, spinach, chard, kale, broccoli stems, cabbage and celery should make up most of every juice. When blood sugar is a concern, leafy greens should make up to 80% of each serving. Store bought juices are also usually pasteurized to give them a longer shelf life which destroys many nutrients.  Fresh juice is unpasteurized so the taste and nutrients are preserved providing the most health benefits.

Juicing is different than making smoothies.  A juicer breaks down the food into a liquid form and separates it from the fiber.  Removing the fiber and extracting the juice enables the body to instantly absorb nutrients and convert them to energy.  It gives your body more of what it needs with less food to digest.  This gives your colon, liver, kidneys, bladder and intestines a break and can help you have a healthier digestive system.  Our ability to absorb nutrients can be deficient due to unhealthy lifestyles, pollution and gut dysbiosis.  With juicing you increase your chance of getting better absorption, almost instantly! Consuming large amounts of nutrients found in juice also supports your immune system which can help you gain control of many chronic diseases and health issues.

Many people who struggle eating their veggies can consume more by juicing.  It’s a great way to help you eat your 6-8 servings a day! Juicing allows you to consume more nutrients by adding a variety of different vegetables which perhaps you normally wouldn’t cook, but throwing them in a juicer is simple. Without the pulp, the body can quickly and easily absorb the nutrients to improve your nutrition and health.  Drinking just one freshly pressed juice each day is an excellent way of infusing your body with a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can protect your cells against premature aging and disease. Although, juicing should not replace eating fresh whole fruits and vegetables because having fiber is your diet is important for your digestive system.  To be sure you get enough fiber and nutrients in your diet a proper balance between juice and solid food is important.

Come see how easy it is to juice! Learn how to combine powerful ingredients to cleanse, detoxify, hydrate and nourish your cells to help fight inflammation, ward off colds and flu, help prevent cancer and/or reduce harmful side effects of cancer treatments, soothe an upset stomach, and much more to help your body thrive! You’ll also get to sample some of Dr. Claudia’s favorite juices and take home her recipes.

 JUICING DEMONSTRATION
Thursday 2/21/19 at 7:00pm

Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation | 399 Campus Drive | Somerset, NJ
Cost:  $10 per person, or 2 for $15 if you bring a friend.
RSVP:  Email Lisa@NMRNJ.com or call 908-218-1004 to reserve your seat by 2/20

Organic Produce provided by:

Feb
27
Wed
2019
Parkinson’s Support Group
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For patients and families. No pre-registration is required.

Happy Cooking for Cardiovascular Health with Daphne Oz, chef, bestselling cookbook author, and Emmy Award-winning TV host
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

RWJUH Somerset’s cardiologist Sharan Mahal, MD,  will help you understand the various types of heart disease, causes of sudden cardiac arrest, the role of hypertension in heart attacks, risk factors, signs, diagnosis, and treatments such as therapeutic hypothermia (Code Chill).  Prevention strategies will also be provided. Then, during a keynote presentation, learn the basics and benefits of a healthy diet for cardiac wellness with Daphne Oz, chef, best-selling cookbook author, and Emmy Award-winning TV host. Ms. Oz will share healthy and delicious timesaving meals that are easy to create and maximize your health and happiness.

Dinner is included, and participants will receive a copy of Ms. Oz’s cookbook. A book signing will follow.

Daphne Oz, Emmy Award-winning television host and bestselling nutritional author

Sharan Mahal, MD, cardiologist

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Zumba Gold
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – Mar 1 @ 11:45 am

At this 8-week course beginning on Thursday, February 28, move to the groove with exercise specifically designed for older adults that incorporates a variety of dance such as the Merengue, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Salsa, Belly Dance, Flamenco, and Tango.

A medical release form is required. To register call 1-888-724-7123

Blanca Judith Aldana, Certified Zumba Gold instructor

Mar
4
Mon
2019
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mar
13
Wed
2019
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm