Health & Wellness

October 16, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Two bills designed to help ease healthcare delivery by allowing pharmacy interns and externs to administer vaccines and injectable medications while gaining, under supervision, critical hands-on training, advanced in the Assembly Monday. The combined bills (A-342, A-343) would ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - More than 1400 students joined Bloomfield Educational Foundation's first annual 'Bengalthon' at Bloomfield Middle School (BMS) to support after school after school health, wellness and enrichment programs. The Bloomfield Public Schools students were joined by the Track and Field ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) Teal Pumpkin Project is geared toward making Halloween less trick and more treat for children with food allergies. FARE is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Testing conducted by Garden State Environmental has detected low levels of Legionella bacteria in the administration building and all but three schools in the West Orange school district, according to a release from the West Orange Board of Education. Remediation will take ...

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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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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans. BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold ...

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Woodbridge, NJ -  Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Monday will announce a series of proposals to address food insecurity and tackle hunger in the state.  The Speaker will be joined by Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey Executive Director Renee Wolf Koubiadis, Food Pantry Worker and Edison ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Already known for their willingness to rush headlong into emergency situations that most are running from, career firefighters in five North Jersey towns have announced that they will be giving their blood, literally, to help save others. The effort, sponsored by the New Jersey ...

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Many current and former patients have asked us this question. To help better answer these concerns, we hope this should provide some clarity. We will be covering similarities and differences between both practitioners. Some areas of practice will differ from state-to-state due to legal ...

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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence, which at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 was located about 1,200 miles southeast of Bermuda. The track remains uncertain but it is a reminder that it is still hurricane season. The risk of Florence impacting the ...

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CLIFTON, NJ-Physical therapists use Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT)  to find the root cause of a patient’s complaint. It is an application of Motor Control Theory, neuroscience, and functional anatomy (neurobiomechanics) developed by David Weinstock. This assessment technique helps determine faulty ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  A good portion of the summer has been plagued by soaring temperatures, high humidity and soaking rains — the perfect recipe for a dangerous mushroom season in the Garden State. So far, 45 mushroom exposure cases have been managed by tmedical experts at the New Jersey Poison Control ...

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BELMAR NJ — Some 7,500 people are expected to gather on Belmar’s Seventh Avenue beach on Sunday, September 9 for the 14th Annual Autism Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey. Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism spectrum ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The area around the grill isn't going to be the only hot place this Labor Day. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Monday at 12 noon and continuing to 9 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. It is alsothe month Ricky Godoy passed away. Brother, son, cousin, creative visionary and disrupter, he shared his personal battle with mental illness and decided he wanted to #shatterthestigma. " My vision is to bring in to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident 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 ...

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The makers of Children's Advil have recalled their bubble gum flavored product due to overdose fears. According to the company, the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters. The company stated that the unmatched dosage cup and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, Middlesex, Hunterdon, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place on September 8, 2018 in Canterbury Park, Montclair, NJ from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Organizers are requesting for participants to help raise awareness about domestic violence by either attending the 8th Annual Walk Against ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in Bloomfield. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which may ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A good portion of the summer has been plagued by soaring temperatures, high humidity and soaking rains – the perfect recipe for a dangerous mushroom season in the Garden State. So far, 45 mushroom exposure cases were managed by the medical experts at the NJ Poison Control Center since ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that would allow Newark and other municipalities to levy special assessments and issue bonds to replace lead-contaminated service lines. The legislation was co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin and Cleopatra Tucker, Democrats who both ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but ...

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