Health & Wellness

April 9, 2019

Study Recently Published in Prestigious Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics  Morristown, NJ –A new study by Dr. Barbara Minkowitz, a pediatric orthopedist at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Centerpublished in the prestigious Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics found that lower vitamin D ...

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The morning of Christmas Eve 2018, Barbara Donahue was getting ready for her family’s annual dinner. “Around 10 a.m., I told someone sitting nearby that I was starting to get a headache and my eye was hurting, which I thought was very strange,” said Donahue. “My oldest son turned to look at me ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to host a Foster Parent and Adoption Recruitment Information Session on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. the at Warinanco Sports Center at Warinanco Park, 1 Park Drive in Roselle, organized by the Union County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and ...

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A few taxpayers still use the old-school method of filing their tax returns: on paper. For these people, now is the time to consider filing electronically. With the April 15 tax deadline right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to use IRS e-File. Here are the top six reasons why you should ...

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Current and new members from New Providence, Chatham, Berkeley Heights and Summit are now signing up for another fun and relaxing summer season with their family and friends at their local New Providence Community Pool. The long summer fun kicks off on Memorial Weekend (May 25) through September ...

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The Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Israel will hold a Blood Drive on Sunday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains synagogue.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. The blood drive will be run by Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit ...

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Procedure offers important non-surgical liver cancer treatment option   Holmdel, NJ. Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center performed its first Y-90 procedure. Y-90 radioembolization is a minimally invasive procedure that combines embolization and radiation ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Sports Health and the Atlantic Health System Sports Cardiology Program donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) — a portable device that instructs users to deliver an electric shock to get a heart beating normally after a cardiac event—to DePaul Catholic High ...

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Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli reminds residents that identification programs, including Project Life Saver and Fingerprint on File, are available to help protect family members who may wander away without supervision. “These programs help our residents protect family members who may be at ...

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TRENTON,NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that as of April 1, NJ Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization before patients can access medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction -- removing a barrier to care and allowing Medicaid recipients ...

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Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss recently received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation.  The grant will help further Imagine’s mission of providing education and free peer grief support to children and teens coping with loss due to the death of a parent or sibling by helping to ...

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In recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is sponsoring a series of inclusive events for Union County residents. The County Administration Building will also light up with blue lights in April, to show support for autism awareness.  “Union ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Results from a study conducted by a nurse research team at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center found that pet therapy visits significantly reduce the anxiety of hospitalized children. The results were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — As part of the Borough of North Caldwell’s routine maintenance of its water distribution system, the North Caldwell Water Department will inspect fire hydrants and flush watermains between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. from approximately April 8, 2019 through May 5, 2019. Flushing ...

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All Proceeds to Benefit CarePlus Foundation PARAMUS, NJ – Gina Renee Drakeford, an accomplished poet and longtime recipient of services at Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”), is releasing a compilation of her poetry in a book entitled “Down But Never Out.” The collection includes journal entries ...

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Change Effective Today Increases Access to Proven & Effective Medication-Assisted Treatment (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that as of today, April 1, New Jersey Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization before patients can access ...

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The morning of Christmas Eve 2018, Barbara Donahue was getting ready for her family’s annual dinner. “Around 10 a.m., I told someone sitting nearby that I was starting to get a headache and my eye was hurting, which I thought was very strange,” said Donahue. “My oldest son turned to look at me ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - April is National Autism Awareness Month and The Fine Grind, 101 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls, is once again showcasing the art of a young local man with autism from Cedar Grove. Matthew has his heartfelt art up throughout the month of April. All works of art are ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Just one hour of exercise a week can lower the risk for mood, anxiety and substance abuse disorders and can help to reduce the symptoms of depression, panic and phobias. There is no reason for you to not to get moving! The Anxiety and Depression Initiative and the Mental Health ...

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The morning of Christmas Eve 2018, Barbara Donahue was getting ready for her family’s annual dinner. “Around 10 a.m., I told someone sitting nearby that I was starting to get a headache and my eye was hurting, which I thought was very strange,” said Donahue. “My oldest son turned to look at me ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Health Department will hold a Health Screening Program on Saturday, April 13, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the health wing of the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville. A SMAC blood screening for residents of Montville Township, ...

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Results from a study conducted by a nurse research team at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center found that pet therapy visits significantly reduce the anxiety of hospitalized children. The results were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. “Hospitalization can be ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Results from a study conducted by a nurse research team at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center found that pet therapy visits significantly reduce the anxiety of hospitalized children. The results were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric ...

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Change Effective Today Increases Access to Proven & Effective Medication-Assisted Treatment (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that as of today, April 1, NJ Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization before patients can access ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over the last two decades, exceptional advancements have been made in cancer research and treatment. From improved technology that more accurately diagnoses a patient to innovative treatments such as immunotherapy, there is more hope for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who are ...

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Saturday, April 6, 2 – 4 p.m. Get an inside look at Lantern Hill’s newly expanded assisted living neighborhood, Woodland Pointe. Guests will get a sneak peek at the new stylish, state-of-the-art assisted living studio apartment homes at Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed ...

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“My favorite thing about bowling is winning and getting the strikes or the spare,” says recent Special Olympics World Games medal winner and JESPY client Jane Clark. Held in Abu Dhabi, United Emirates, the 2019 Games welcomed more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries who competed in 24 summer ...

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Home health care offers a variety of services, safely, in the comfort of your home. Ideal for older adults who need assistance with activities of daily living, persons with disability, or those recovering from injury or surgery, home health care provides clinical and personal care for you or a ...

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Change Effective Today Increases Access to Proven & Effective Medication-Assisted Treatment (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that as of today, April 1, NJ Medicaid plans will no longer require prior authorization before patients can access ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) for instituting a mandate that all healthcare personnel receives an influenza vaccination every year. Trinitas has recently been accepted onto IAC’s Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll ...

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