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Overlook First in NJ to Offer Carotid Artery Stroke Prevention Procedure

October 19, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.

The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, utilizes a new FDA-approved ...

Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Promotes Annual Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to asking the women in your life what's for dinner? Can you drop me at practice? Or how was your day? Ask her...... Have you scheduled your mammogram?

In 2017, 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to Atlantic Health System. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  the ...

Chatham Resident Gallucci Brings JAG Physical Therapy to His Home Town

CHATHAM, NJ - The way Stephanie Gallucci describes it, her father has been going to school and studying physical therapy all her life. 

"He opened his first physical therapy facility when I was 10 years old," the Chatham High graduate said.

Twelve years later, John Gallucci Jr. has opened his 17th JAG Physical Therapy facility in his home town of Chatham.

"Farm to School" Week Comes to Lafayette School in Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - It's one of those stories about a mom forcing a child to join something and it turns out to be a great experience.

That's what happened to Chatham Lafayette School student Daniel Jackson, who admitted he wasn't much into gardening until he joined the school's environmental club last year.

"At first, I wasn't as environmentally friendly ...

Chatham Board of Education Adopts Stricter "Vaping" Policy; Urine Tests for Second Offenders

CHATHAM, NJ - An increased concern about "vaping" in the high school and in the district overall prompted the Chatham Board of Education to adopt a stricter policy by a unanimous vote at its regular meeting on Monday night.

Board member Rich Connors, chairman of the policy and planning committee, gave an impassioned plea to Chatham parents to learn about the growing concern. Policy ...

NJSIAA and Pharmacy Owners Form "Stop Opioid Abuse Program" for Student Athletes Statewide

HAMILTON, NJ - Chatham High School student-athletes could benefit from a new statewide program geared toward preventing opioid abuse.

On Wednesday, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the Garden State Pharmacy Owners (GSPO) announced a joint effort to help prevent opioid abuse with the formation of SOAP - the Stop Opioid Abuse ...

Chatham Talks and then Walks for Suicide Awareness and Prevention at Cougar Field; Raises $70K

CHATHAM, NJ - There was a special bead ceremony to raise awareness about suicide, where each person wore a certain colored bead in honor of someone who died by suicide on Saturday evening before the "Out of the Darkness" community walk at Cougar Field.

One person participating in the bead ceremony was different from the rest - he was a suicide survivor and he wore green beads to ...

Overlook Recognized for Treatment of Depression by The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification for Depression, making Overlook one of a small number of hospitals in the nation to achieve this distinction.

According to the National Institutes of Health, major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with ...

Inspiring Story of Morristown Medical Center Surgeon to Be Featured on ABC’s 20/20

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, the top-ranked private research university in Ohio.

It was a typical a Sunday evening, as ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling; Chatham's 2nd Annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk Sept. 23

HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the second leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.

 

Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

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The Madison Area YMCA Awarded New Jersey Smart Workplaces Silver Level Certificate

October 11, 2017

MADISON, NJ – Madison Area YMCA was presented on Sept. 28 with a New Jersey Smart Workplaces silver level certificate by the Transportation Management Association Council of New Jersey at the TransOptions annual recognition breakfast.

The award recognizes the “outstanding” achievements of organizations that offer programs to provide and promote commuting alternatives for ...