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Berkeley Heights Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward, Forms 'The Silver Liming' to Help Others

June 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Reports by Township Council members often produce unexpected news – one recent surprise was news about a new volunteer project by breast cancer survivor Laurie Liming, “The Silver Liming.”

At the June 12 meeting, Township Councilman Peter Bavoso said Laurie started a group in town “to pay it forward.” For those who don’t know, ...

Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad Plant Sale Gives Back to Relay for Life

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad cadets recently held their annual plant sale at the squad's Snyder Avenue headquarters. This annual fundraiser benefits Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights. Leah's Lemonade Stand was also serving her lemonade and Rice Krispies treats. 

In addition to the annual plant sale, the squad offered ...

Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an adult or ...

Head of Radiation Oncology at Overlook, Dr. Schwartz, Joins Ranks of Cancer Survivors

SUMMIT, NJ –  Ashok Kumar of New Providence has celebrated 11 birthdays since having been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was among the many cancer survivors who gathered at Bouras Auditorium on Saturday, June 2, to celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day.

Kumar, who chose radioactive seed implantation to treat his cancer, said, “I’ve been coming to the ...

Union County is Spraying for Adult Mosquitos in Local Communities

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight, Thursday June 7, between the hours of 7 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

In Berkeley Heights – Snyder Avenue, Columbia Avenue, Berkeley Avenue, Bolton Boulevard, Plainfield Avenue near Little Flower, Apple Tree Road and the pool area.

In New Providence –  Gales Drive, ...

Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights Continues the Fight for a World Without Cancer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the forecast moved this year's Relay for Life inside for the second consecutive year, the message was heard loud and clear throughout the night through the halls and gymnasiums at Gov. Livingston High School. Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights joins communities around the country and world to finish the fight to create a world without ...

Dr. DeFabio to offer free spinal evaluations in June, Scoliosis Awareness Month

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month, a condition that affects over 7 Million Americans. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Dr. Donald DeFabio, is Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist in Berkeley Heights, NJ, specializing in non-invasive treatments for Scoliosis patients. He will be performing free spinal evaluations throughout the month of ...

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial at Overlook Medical Center Reveals Brain Tumor Shrinkage, Continues with Phase 3 Study

SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South Korea, including at Overlook Medical Center’s Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Berkeley Heights Volunteer First Aid Squad EMT 'Peggy' Dendinger Among Those Honored as Overlook Salutes EMS Excellence

SUMMIT, NJ – Berkeley Heights Volunteer First Aid Squad emergency medical technician (EMT) Margaret “Peggy” Dendinger was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during 'National EMS Week', the event celebrates the important role of EMS first personnel in the communities they serve, ...

Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

 

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients ...

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eMedical Urgent Care to Hold Free Teddy Care Clinic During Berkeley Heights Street Fair, Sunday, June 24

June 22, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ  – What happens when a teddy bear gets a boo-boo?
Children will learn how minor ailments are treated during eMedical Urgent Care’s Teddy Bear Clinic during the Berkeley Heights Street Fair on Sunday, June 24.

At the office, located at 369 Springfield Avenue, children under 8 will receive a FREE plush teddy bear, and staff will provide each bear with a ...