Health & Wellness

August 16, 2018

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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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - A mater main broke in Bloomfield causing a service interruption for homes and businesses.  The Bloomfield Department of Engineering has released the following statement: On Tuesday, August 14th, a service line was pulled on Belleville Avenue creating a substantial water ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to address and fight bullying inside and outside of schools, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee to screen two educational short films August 22nd at 7:00pm in the Children’s Library of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ- Discussing the findings of recent lead testing in some resident homes was the subject of a Special Public Meeting hosted by Mayor Michael J. Venezia and the Township Council tonight (Monday, August 13) in the Media Center at Bloomfield Middle School.   Township Engineer Paul ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield announced that recent tests of 61 local homes found that 46 samples passed all state regulations, while 15 of them exhibited elevated lead levels, most likely due to old infrastructure within the homes such as lead piping or lead contained within older ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host its annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Under the leadership of Alan Lieber, president of ...

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What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)? I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone. The National Weather Service issued an air ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Environment Protection Agency issued an air quality warning for Monday July 2. The air quality is determined to be 'VERY UNHEALTHY.' The Environmental Protection Agency has an air monitoring station in the Newark area that tests for things like ozone. The reading taken this ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia issued a boil water advisory following an interruption to the water supply earlier today. In a statement, Venezia wrote: "As water pressure comes back to normal we are going to put the town on a boil water advisory. Hopefully it will only be for ...

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Bloomfield, NJ - Rain didn't stop the first ever national Myastenia Gravis (MG) Walk in New Jersey at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.   MG is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can impact a person's ability to see, smile, walk, talk and breathe. In MG, ...

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CLIFTON, NJ-- Pro Staff Physical Therapy held a grand re-opening of their Clifton location. The event marked the unveiling of the newly renovated facility that is now better served to cater to their growing customer base. Pro Staff Physical Therapy and Dynamic Hand Therapy believes in treating ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is holding a Town Hall-style forum where residents can discuss the opioid crisis affecting families throughout New Jersey. They will also have the opportunity to be a part of the solution to the epidemic. The forum, ‘Knock ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Horses and children donned hats, some fancy, some not during a fundraiser for Team Velvet, Inc. a non-profit that uses horses to help children deal with traumatic experiences in their young lives. Three local individuals were also honored at the May 6 event — Lon Hosford, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- On Saturday, the Bloomfield Police Department joined hundreds of other townships in the country in inviting residents to drop off prescription drugs at police headquarters, to be safely destroyed. The day-long event saw residents deposit over 70 pounds of prescription pills in ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Police Department will continue its lineup of child-friendly activities in the community on June 9th with a free fishing event for kids. The event will take place at Clark’s Pond, with registrants checking in at 7:00 a.m. and the fishing derby lasting from 8:00 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.   In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago. “It ...

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Newark, NJ–The Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced plans to sue the city of Newark for elevated levels of lead in the water on Tuesday. The NEW Caucus and NRDC filed a notice of intent to sue the City of Newark, Mayor Ras J.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the blood cancer osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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Bloomfield, N.J. - From a young age, Luciana was always an entrepreneur. At only seven years old, she would call her younger sister into her room and sprawl out her arms announcing "ROOOOOM SALES!" She would then sell her sister random items from her room and make her use her piggy bank change to ...

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FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry. To help ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - 1872 applications were received to be a part of the first class at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University where the first class of 55 students will start July 9. Those students will be a part of the plan to address the shortage of physicians in New Jersey ...

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Students Demand Action Essex County will host “April 20 Day of Action: Gun Reform Education Fair” to educate and inform local students about the need for gun reform in our nation, inspire them to be activists, and honor the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. The April 20 event ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug ...

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National Stress Awareness Month-April 2018 Stress is a topic that people often joke about.  However, it is not a matter to be taken lightly. Stress is unfortunately one of the most common mental health issues and stress factors increasingly affect the well-being of American’s and others ...

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