Health & Wellness

July 23, 2018

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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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The St. James Men of Charity are hosting a 5K for Katie Run & Fun Walk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at St. James in Basking Ridge. All proceeds will benefit the Katie King Foundation in Basking Ridge. The foundation was set up to help 10-year-old Katie King and her ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Mental health, a subject that has received much discussion on both a local -- and national -- level will be addressed at "Pathways to Mental Health: A Community Resource Fair," which will address many aspects of mental health and wellness on Thursday evening at the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Freeholders recognized New Jersey Horticultural Therapy Week at its March 13th meeting, presenting a proclamation to Branchburg resident and horticultural therapist Laura DePrado. A proclamation in recognition of a story she wrote that was published in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations. According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial ...

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FAR HILLS – The Somerset County Department of Health is warning residents that a raccoon found in the area of Lake Road in Far Hills has tested positive for rabies. “If you are bitten or attacked by an animal, do not delay in reporting it to the health authorities,” said Somerset County Health ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dr. Kavita Kewalramani or “Dr. K” as she is known to all her patients, is a board certified internist in New Providence who also offers a Medical Weight Loss Program at her practice on Central Avenue. For the past year she has offered her multi-disciplinary program for ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Due to the extended power outages in Somerset County as a result of Winter Storm Quinn and the expected cold temperatures over the next few days, the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with the American Red Cross to open a shelter for county residents at ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Things are getting better in Basking Ridge, but slowly. Schools continue to be closed today, Friday, March 9.   The Somerset Hills YMCA is offering showers and charging station Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both Mt. Airy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Two Atlantic Health System hospitals are the only in New Jersey to be named America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals from Healthgrades. Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for the third consecutive ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse and Bernards Township Health Department will be co-sponsoring the first Youth Mental Health First Aid Training next month to help identify when adolescents in the age range of 12 to 18 may be struggling with a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Olympics aren't the only games to enjoy right about now. A group of local Girl Scouts working on their Silver Awards will be holding Game Day for special needs children ages 6 to 14 next Saturday, March 3, at the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge. Game activities as ...

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  BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The first "Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off"  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 S. Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. This drop off will allow all Somerset County residents to safely dispose of unwanted or ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Last school year, Bernards Township school counselors dealt with nearly twice the number of possible suicide cases as they did in 2015-16, school officials said last week. The number of suicide intervention reports generated by staff reportedly jumped dramatically at both Ridge ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - U.S. Army reservist and school parent Sergeant Luke Romaniecki noticed that Summit Speech School’s flag was caught around the flag pole and tattered. He asked if the school wanted to fly “his” flag—a flag presented to him in honor of his service in Iraq for the U.S. Army. Now ...

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