Health in Newton, NJ

Opioid prescriptions remain high despite increased awareness of the opioid epidemic and awareness of the drugs’ risks, a new study finds.

Joint effort by mayor, VFW and Mohawk House
Published Jul 3, 2018 at 2:03 pm (Updated Jul 3, 2018)
From left, VFW Trustee John Finkeldie, Mohawk House Owner Steve Scro, Sparta Mayor Josh Hertzberg and VFW Commander Pete Litchfield. Photo by Amy Shewchuk
By Amy Shewchuk
SPARTA — As thousands of people came together for 4th of July celebrations and legendary fireworks on Lake Mohawk, four members of the Sparta community saw an opportunity to help the less fortunate
Mayor Josh Hertzberg,…

ROXBURY -- Township police have issued a warning of jury duty scam and are reminding people not to provide personal information over the phone.

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling, located in Newton, has announced the appointment of attorney Janine Cerra, Attorney at law, as the newest member of their Board of...

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

Tips on how to be a safe tourist throughout your summer vacations: staying safe in summer heat, large crowds and on the go.

By Keith Rhodes, American Red Cross North Texas Region CEO Every father wants to do the best he can for his children, and we often wonder if our efforts are good ...

Today is Flag Day! On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. The day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States
Do you know the flag's history? According…

Expert-reviewed information summary about tests used to detect or screen for skin cancer.

Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values -- typically a source of division -- can also be used to bring people together. Willer shares compelling insights on how we might bridge the ideological divide and offers some intuitive advice on ways to be more persuasive when talking politics.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey in conjunction with the Center for Prevention and Counseling, will host a "Do No Harm" seminar this week in an effort to educate local medical professionals about the dangers of prescribing opioid pain killers.

The New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Recovering Motorcyclists will be hosting its first baked ziti lunch in an effort to raise money for the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program and the Center for Prevention and Counseling.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that 59 percent of people contacted by a debt collector had outstanding medical bills. Telecommunications and utility bills trailed far behind.