Winter is the most bittersweet of seasons. Sure, it’s full of wonderful holidays that bring people together — from the holiday season of Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah to celebrations such as New Year’s and Valentine’s Day — but it’s also full of terribly cold weather and equally terrible head colds. To help you make it through the winter season as unscathed as possible, we’ve rounded up our best winter health & safety guides.

From tips on how to survive cold & flu season to a millennial’s guide to health insurance, these features are filled with thoughtful insight that will hopefully make your winter less of a chore. For those interested in learning about how best to prepare for the snow, we’ve filled our NJ Preparedness story with plenty of crisis management and snowstorm prep information. There’s even something for the kids; don’t forget to check out our cold weather survival guide, which offers a list of great indoor places families can go to escape the weather.

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Winter Health & Safety Features

Sick child boy lying in bed with a fever, restingParents’ Guide to Surviving Cold & Flu Season

Winter with kids is amazing when you’re all snuggled up together and drinking hot chocolate, or when you’re building a snowman, Elsa-style, during the season’s first snowstorm. Winter is miserable, however, when your kids get sick, and then every member of your family proceeds to get sick as well…

Truck with snowplow clearing road during snowstormNJ Preparedness: The Best Winter Weather Tips

Now that the colder temperatures have arrived, snow and ice are right around the corner. While the kids may be psyched to have a day off from school, for the adults in the home, winter weather means a messy commute to work, the stress of preparing for storms and the dreaded act of snow shoveling…

Two young people with smart phonesMillennial’s Guide to Health Insurance

When it comes to being a millennial, parents just don’t understand. Here we are, living in the moment, while the adults in our lives constantly remind us to look ahead to the future. It seems like not a day goes by we aren’t coaxed into a conversation about money management, career advancement and, of course, health insurance…

A child looks out the window.Cold Weather Survival Guide: The Best Indoor Places for Kids

Winter in New Jersey can be beautiful — until it’s the third freezing-cold day in a row, and you and your kids are going stir crazy. If this sounds like what winter has in store for you and your brood, don’t panic: New Jersey has plenty of indoor places to for the whole family to go…

Winter Health & Wellness Events

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market

Grove Street PATH Plaza: Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market features various NJ and NY metro area farmers, bakeries and artisan food, health …

Getting Creative, Bending the Rules, Kicking the Problem: Workaround Behaviors and the Clinical Management of Health Policy

Institute For Health, Health Care Policy And Aging Research(Ifh): Thursday, December 1, 2016
Campus: College Avenue Room: 1st floor conference room 120 Contact Name: Peg Polansky Contact Phone: (848) 932-8413 Description: Nancy Berlinger, …

Acupuncture for Balance & Well Being

Lourdes Little Portion: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS: please call 1-888-LOURDES (568-7337) With Lydia Reese, M.S. L.Ac.

SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Headquarters Branch, Monmouth County Library System (Manalapan)

Headquarters, Monmouth County Library System (Manalapan): Thursday, December 1, 2016
SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether …

Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program Seminar - Dr. Melinda Rostal - "A One Health Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of Emerging Infectious Diseases"

Marine Sciences Building: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Campus: George H. Cook Room: Alampi Room Contact Name: Marsha K. Morin Contact Phone: (848) 932-3213 Description: E&E seminars are …

SENSE OF SELF Holiday Event

Tapeo: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Bath Blessings invites you to our year-end HOLIDAY EVENT! Take a break from your holiday errands and unwind with friends …

MY LIFE. MY STORY. PI Patient Support Program

Patrizia's: Thursday, December 1, 2016
MY LIFE. MY STORY. PI PATIENT SUPPORT PROGRAM Hear from other adults with primary immunodeficiency (PI) about their first-hand experiences …

The Tuberculosis Preventorium - Lecture

Howell Branch, Monmouth County Library System: Thursday, December 1, 2016
A look at the nation's first tuberculosis preventorium for children opened in 1907 in Howell Township and located on Preventorium …


South Ridge Community Church: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Griefshare is a grief recovery support group that meets worldwide. It includes video teaching & sharing, and is for anyone …

Cooking: The Basics

Davison Hall: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Want to learn how to cook easy, healthy food? Come join the Nutrition Advocates in a very special Cooking: The …

Wonderfully Made

Bayside Chapel: Thursday, December 1, 2016
For youth with special needs, that encompasses the whole family unit. Parent and sibling support groups offered at the same …

Board of Health Meeting

Allendale Boro Hall: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Date/Time Date(s) - 12/01/20168:00 pmLocationBorough HallCategories No Categories

Camden AHEC Testing DAY

Camden AHEC: Friday, December 2, 2016
Camden AHEC Presents Camden AHEC Testing Day in honor of World's AIDS Day.

Mommy and Me Pilates Classes

Pilates by the Bay: Friday, December 2, 2016
12:30-1:15 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, April 6-Dec. 30; Bond with your baby while getting back in shape. After 9 …

Physiological and evolutionary perspectives of (an)aerobic mercury transformations

Marine Sciences Building: Friday, December 2, 2016
Campus: George H. Cook Room: Alampi Contact Name: Lindsay Robinson Contact Phone: (848) 932-5642 ext. 5642 Description: Fermentation Club Seminar

University Medical Center of Princeton Respiratory and Nursing Conference

University Medical Center of Princeton (Main Hospital Auditorium): Saturday, December 3, 2016
Conference Schedule 7:30AM Registration and Breakfast Main Hospital Auditorium 8:00 am Average Volume-Assured Pressure Support ( AVAPS) Terrence Shenfield,  BS, …

Grand Opening

The Bar Method Marlboro: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Celebrate our grand opening Sat. and Sun., Dec 3-4 from 9am-1pm Free classes and childcare Free food, juices and desserts …

Reiki Share

The Tree of Health Center: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Reiki Share with Linda Mitchell, Seasoned Reiki III Master June 4, 2016 9:00-11:30 a.m. Karmic Donation: $5 RSVP Required Enjoy the …

State of Our Watershed

Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission: Saturday, December 3, 2016
State Geologist Jeffrey L. Hoffman will be the guest speaker at Raritan Headwaters' annual "State of Our Watershed" conference on …

TLS Day 1 and Day 2 - Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th, 2016

Montclair State University: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Join me for the Updated TLS Weight Loss Solution Day 1 & 2. Led by TLS Trainer Jessica Michaud Day …

The Holiday Shoppes at Bayshore Health Care Center

Bayshore Health Care Center: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 for a one stop Holiday Shop that will both satisfy those on your …

Keep Healthy - Free Kidney Health Screening

Osborn Family Health Center: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Find out if you're at risk for kidney disease with a free kidney health check. Join the National Kidney Foundation …

Raviolis with your Choice of Filling/and or Sauce

Kearny Public Library: Saturday, December 3, 2016
While cheese ravioli with red sauce is close to perfect it is not the only ravioli option.  After a short …

Tap Into Hidden Wealth Through Golf

The Wellness Lounge: Saturday, December 3, 2016
This workshop if for Executives & Entrepreneurs who are ready to advance in their careers & grow their businesses! Find …

Annual Christmas Tea

Broad Street United Methodist Church: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Annual tea and silent auction. Christmas trivia and door prizes. Wonderful food. Family-friendly, men and women, boys and girls.

Cycle for the National Blood Clot Alliance

Maxwell Place Waterfront: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Ready, set, CYCLE!!  Mark your calendars for December 3rdat12:00 PMand join us at Prime Cycle in Hoboken, NJ forKerri’s Stop …


The Wellness Lounge: Saturday, December 3, 2016
FIRED UP to Design the life you want, look the part, and step into it with confidence? THIS WORKSHOP IS …

Journeying through the chakras with the didgeridoo and other world instruments

Center for Relaxation & Healing: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Join Lang, Gazel and Andor for "Sound Journey Through The Chakras" with didgeridoo and other drone instruments to evoke inner …

Bottoms Up: Yoga & Beer

Kane Brewing Company: Sunday, December 4, 2016
$20 for an hour of yoga with instructor Amanda Schweers, included in the price is a 4 beer flight and …

Lunch and a Movie: A Christmas Story

RSMO Williamstown: Monday, December 5, 2016
This 1983 comedy adapts the writings of humorist Jean Shepherd, who also narrates. It's the early 1940s, and nine-year-old Ralphie …

Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board Regular Meeting

Court Building: Monday, December 5, 2016
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The 5-C Solution - Moving from Confusion to Clarity in Highly Emotional Times

Gloucester County College: Monday, December 5, 2016
Cindy Cipriani, founder of Clear Path Institute, knows that life can change in an instant and throw you into physical …

USPAACC & Wells Fargo Holiday Networking Reception & Dinner

Maritime Parc: Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Bash doTERRA Style

Human Resource building: Monday, December 5, 2016
Let's celebrate together!   Save the date....Monday....December 5th...Christmas Bash doTERRA Style!!6:30- 9:30 in Hammonton at Human Resource building, 310 Bellevue …

12 Sprays of Christmas

Madison Community House: Monday, December 5, 2016
"It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!" In this holiday workshop, you'll have fun making 12 different holiday scent …

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's: The Basics

Hazlet Branch, Monmouth County LIbrary: Monday, December 5, 2016
Attendees will learn: Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia How Alzheimer's affects the brain Causes …

Cooking For One - Flu Prevention

Sussex Recreation Department: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Board of Health

Meeting Room: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Board of Health

Board of Health

Board of Health Office: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Big One! HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR ALL! The Gift of Health Joy & Total Bliss.

Inner Wisdom Massage and Wellness: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
This holiday, give the gift of health and the gift of pleasure and relaxation. Will have samples and easy purchase …

Peer Support Groups

Morristown Unitarian Fellowship: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:30-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Dec. 22-20;

Free Holistic Spanish Classes for Children

Pavonia Branch Library: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Find Out About Health Insurance via The FoodBank; Headquarters Branch (Manalapan), Monmouth County Library System

Headquarters, Monmouth County Library System (Manalapan): Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Do you need health Insurance you can afford? Don't get caught paying a penalty this year! The staff of the …

Self-Defense for Men and Women of All Ages

Barnegat Recreation Department: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
This ongoing program is for men and women of all ages who want to learn to protect themselves from personal …


Pennsauken Free Public Library: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Brigid Brennan will be instructing, and beginners and experienced yoga followers are welcome to the classes which take place Wednesday …

Board of Health

Freehold Township Municipal Court: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Date Time: Mar 10 06:30 PM Location: Municipal Building, Room 214

Board of Health

Emerson Borough Hall: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Monthly Meditations at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library: Friday, December 9, 2016
Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation at Bernardsville Public Library on Friday, December 9 at 10:00 …

Harness the Power of Handwork and Craft for Healing - Lecture

Eastern Branch, Monmouth County Library System: Friday, December 9, 2016
Americans today use their hands less for creative work and also suffer from higher rates of anxiety and depression, particularly …

Cape May County 4-H Equine Health Clinic

Event Location: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Cape May County 4-H Fall Equine Health Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016. …

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