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Perdue Chicken Nuggets Recalled

January 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The nuggets were produced on October 25, 2018: 22 oz plastic bag packages of frozen “PERDUE ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended ...

Help is On the Way: Hackensack Meridian Health Steps Up for Furloughed Federal Employees and their Families

Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families

MONTCLAIR, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced today that it will waive co-pays and deductibles for emergency visits at all network hospitals ...

NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks starts Today

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Rutgers—Camden Professor Looking for Way to Treat Pain Without Opioids

CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain.

Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans perceive different types of pain and how different techniques and ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Due to Cold Weather Forecast

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday.

When a Code Blue is declared, a network of warming stations operated by the county and its municipalities as well as ...

Resolve to Give Blood with the Red Cross in Montclair Jan 10 or Nutley Jan 15

MONTCLAIR, NJ - January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross is asking you to celebrate by donating blood in Montclair on Jan. 10 or Nutley on Jan. 15, 2019.

A blood drive will be held in Montclair at  Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park St.Jan 10, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 

A blood drive will be held at Nutley Masonic Lodge No. 25, 175 ...

Bloomfield Health Department Holiday Blood Drive Helps to Save Lives

BLOOMFIELD, NJ –  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there is always a drop-in blood donations this time of year.
 
On December 17, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services made it easy for residents to donate blood by bringing the Bloodmobile in front of Town Hall at Municipal Plaza.  Adults weighing more than 110-pounds donated blood to help ...

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Bariatric Surgery Changes Woman’s Life for the Better

January 18, 2019

Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful.

“When I first saw Dr. Strom, he discovered that my lap band had failed,” said Rachel. “He recommended that I have the ...