Health & Wellness

January 19, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Anxiety, a topic that has on the front burner for local students and their parents for several years, is the subject of "Angst," a film to be presented at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Ridge High School's Performing Arts Center. The movie is part of a widespread effort ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Tuesday night's agenda for the upcoming Bernards Township Committee meeting includes consideration of a report from a licensed site remediation professional proclaiming that the environmental cleanup of the Millington Quarry -- where neighbors and officials have long ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another free rabies shot clinic for all dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to noon on this Saturday, Jan. 12. No appointment is necessary for the rabies vaccinations, which will be provided at the Bernards Township Public Works ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31 a.m. on Jan. 1, Atlantic Health. Aya came into the world weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Flu season is far from over, and the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled another chance for a flu shot at a clinic this Tuesday, Dec. 11, with discounts available for residents of member towns and no charge for residents with a valid Medicaire Part B ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Continued emphasis and expansion in the areas of student mental health and self-awareness were described to the Bernards Township Board of Education at its Nov. 12 meeting. The board has made it a priority to build awareness with teens and staff in response to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - More than two-thirds of Ridge High schoolers surveyed by the township health department believe that one-half or more of students their age get drunk at least once a month. The survey results presented to the Board of Education on Oct. 29 showed that 68.6 percent of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township Regional Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee has embarked on a fitness program for youth to commemorate the loss of Connor Nemes, a township youth, last summer. The event will launch after school on Wednesday, Oct. 10. "Our chamber ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's the rummage sale that puts Far Hills on the map for bargain hunters -- the much awaited giant rummage sale organized each October (and April) to raise funds to assist patients of the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. This year's fall VNA ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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BERNARDS TWP. NJ – The Bernards Township Health Department is scheduled to begin offering flu shots in Basking Ridge and at locations in the department's other member towns throughout October, considered to be the beginning of the annual flu season. Seasonal flu infections can begin as early as ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Little ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Why sit in traffic to stress out on Labor Day? Ride a bike instead. Or if you don't want to ride a bike, watch some of the best cyclists anywhere come to downtown Basking Ridge on Monday to compete in the 27th annual Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge, as organized by ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Registration is underway for English-style, balanced seat riding lessons at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. The 10-week fall session will begin the week of Sept. 10, and are available for juniors (ages 9-17) and adults. The lessons at the Somerset ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Basking Ridge location is offering a free head and neck cancer screening on Tuesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the facility at 136 Mountainview Blvd. in Basking Ridge. Walk-ins are welcome. The screening will include a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Boy Scout Steven McInerney of Basking Ridge has fulfilled his Eagle Scout service project requirement with the construction and installation of an arbor at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills headquarters off Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge. The arbor graces the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A discussion on whether to change the zoning on a 9.66-acre commercial property off Mount Airy Road to a zone that could allow a assisted senior living facility to be built there was delayed by the Township Committee on Tuesday night. Further consideration of a Massachusetts ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Tuesday is forecast to be the fourth consecutive day with temperatures well above 90 degrees in Bernards Township, and the third straight day with a heat index near or above 100. The heat wave might not break until Friday or Saturday, according to the consensus of several ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Two skin cancer screenings are being offered by the Bernards Township Health department on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 17. This screening is offered to local residents aged 18 years and older, who are not currently under the care of a dermatologist, and who have not ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Christine Wang, a Ridge High School senior, was roundly applauded at last week's Board of Education meeting after giving a formal oral presentation about her prolonged recovery following a brain aneurysm in 2015. Christine, captain of the women’s tennis and golf teams in ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Registration is open for the 30th annual Pleasant Valley Twilight Challenge coming up on Sunday, June 3 at Pleasant Valley Park off Valley Road in Basking Ridge. The popular event combines fun for all ages with a more serious mission: reducing and preventing underage drinking by ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all.  Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - K Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Center launches a signature medical weight loss program that follows well established nutrition guidelines and includes restricted as well as mindful eating.  "As an Internist with over ten years of experience in weight management, I ...

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  MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center. Even before the song rang out, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health. The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, Somerset County YMCA and Hunterdon County YMCA will hold a free community event at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots. Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, is an ...

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