Understanding Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) and Treatment Options

You may have seen in the news recently that dentists are reporting an increase in broken teeth, crowns and bruxism (teeth grinding) during COVID-19.  Unfortunately, this is true and can be attributed to many factors including stress.  I have personally seen this uptick in my patient population. 

Let’s examine what bruxism is, the symptoms and causes, as well as treatment ...

Here’s a long-lasting Mother’s Day gift

Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s gone. Is there a longer-term gift that can make a real difference in your mother’s life?

Actually, there is – the gift of ...

WEA Hosts Wayne Community Forum

It is an honor each year to participate and sponsor the Community Drug forum with Mayor Vergano, the Wayne Alliance, the Wayne Public Schools, and the Wayne Police Department. This year we have partnered with our school paraprofessionals and custodians to make the program even more inclusive. Drug awareness and mental health are two major issues not only impacting our students and families, but ...

St. Joseph's Health Doctor to Serve on Key Gun Safety Commission

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for ...

PVWC kicks off Drinking Water Week highlighting tap water being “There When You Need It”

(Clifton, N.J. – May 2, 2021) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year. 

PVWC is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Passaic County Needs Your Help to Find a Hit-and-Run Driver

April 27, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY - A hit-and-run crash led to the death of a Clifton man and Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi are looking for your help.

According to Valdes, it was just past midnight on Sunday, April 25 when 35-year-old Dharmesh Patel of Clifton was walking across Route 46 West near Rock Hill Road in Clifton. An unidentified vehicle struck ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

May 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

YMCA Invites Teachers to Try the Y for Free During May

May 3, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Wayne YMCA is offering all local teachers and their families free use of the Y for the entire month of May.

“Our communities are stronger because of our teachers and the tireless commitment they have to the education of youth, especially when confronted with unprecedented challenges this past year. To show our appreciation, we ...

Pamper Mom with Facials and a Massage for Mother's Day

Looking for a unique way to tell Mom that she is the best?

Mother’s Day Massage for $65

This Mother's Day, spoil Mom with a one-hour massage at Back To Health Wellness Center on Colonial Road in Wayne.  She doesn't need to know that you bought her this gift at a discounted price.

It’s only $65.00 for a full body, one-hour relaxing massage designed to melt away ...

Annual Plant Sale at Laurelwood Arboretum

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The arboretum is located at 725 Pines Lake Drive West (entrances at Vale Road and Pines Lake Drive) in Wayne.

There will be a selection of azaleas, rhododendrons and native shrubs; high-quality annuals and perennials; container gardens; ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

April 24, 2021

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Rebuilding the arts will help heal us

Our culture and society has been under attack now for over a year. One of the basic aspects of what makes us Americans, what makes us human, what connects us to each other has been taken away. It has been assaulted by a virus, and eroded by the needed response to it. Our shared communal experiences of singing and dancing together at a concert; seeing a story magically set to song before our eyes ...

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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