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Cancer Patient Says Tumor Shrunk with New TrueBeam at Morristown Medical Center

June 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The latest piece of high precision radiotherapy equipment to treat cancer at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, the TrueBeam system, went into service on May 8. Ben Christener, who has small cell lung cancer, was one of the first two patients to be treated.

Christener’s cancer was discovered after a CT Scan showed a mass ...

Program For Ridge Students With Emotional and Behavioral Problems Approved by School Board

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Effective School Solutions, a program that aims to keep troubled students in their home school district, has been appointed by the Board of Education to begin working with students at Ridge High School next fall.

ESS, which already operates in 58 schools in New Jersey and Connecticut, has a proven record of cutting absences in half, increasing grades, and keeping ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

'The Art of Healing' Event Renews Beauty In Life for Cancer Survivors at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, cast the shadow of our burden behind us. -- Samuel Smiles "Wherever you are on your journey as a survivor, never lose hope," said cancer survivor Shannon Vick of Berkeley Heights.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  It's been a year since the launch of the partnership between Summit Medical Group and MD ...

Summer Skin Cancer Screenings Coming Up Through Bernards Twp. Health Dept.

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Summer, and the strongest sun of the year, has arrived, and the Bernards Township Health Department is hosting skin cancer screenings as one reminder to get professionally checked to catch any skin cancers early.

Screenings scheduled for July

The Bernards Health Department, serving six member towns, has scheduled skin cancer screenings for Monday, July ...

Memorial Day Weekend Ahead; Follow These Red Cross Safety Tips

PRINCETON, NJ, May 26, 2017 – Many people will spend the upcoming Memorial Day weekend taking a road trip, having their first picnic of the season or enjoying that first dip in the ocean or pool. Follow these American Red Cross tips to stay safe.

DRIVING SAFETY

Be well rested and alert, use your seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road.
If you plan ...

New Jersey's Top Baby Names Revealed

NEW JERSEY – The Social Security Administration has released its list of New Jersey’s most popular baby names in 2016. Liam was the most popular among the boys, while Mia had the top spot among the girls in the ...

One of this Year's Student Deaths Due to 'Choking Game,' Superintendent Says in Warning

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - One of the deaths of students in Bernards Township schools this year was the result of the "choking game," which apparently been practiced locally, the superintendent of township schools said in a special email to parents this week.

"We have been informed that one of the tragic losses of student life we have experienced this year was the result of ...

Presentation for Adults: 'Recovering From Suicide' Aftermath and Other Losses at Ridge HS on May 17

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Area parents and other adults affected by suicides and other losses among local young people in the past year or so are invited on Wedensday, May 17, to hear speaker George Scott discuss "Recovering from Suicide and Other Sudden Losses."

The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking ...

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