Health & Wellness

March 20, 2019

CHATHAM, NJ - Just eight New Jersey communities earned "Healthy Town" status and one of them is the Chathams, which made a successful joint effort through the Mayors Wellness Campaign sponsored by the Quality Institute. The Mayors Wellness Campaign Committee cited mental health stigma as a top ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — With the “good old summertime” now within reach, it's almost time to share time outdoors with friends and families at parties, barbecues, the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With swimming pool openings approaching, the British Swim School is urging the public to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center in Summit has become the first hospital in New Jersey to use the WavelinQ, a device that offers a new, non-surgical way to prepare patients for dialysis. The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to create the connection between a vein and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has sent out a letter to parents and guardians Tuesday morning to inform them of a confirmed case of Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, at the Chatham Middle School. LaSusa's notice, sent out through the school messenger system, ...

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Dick Richards Award of Excellence Among Many Honors Bestowed During a Night of Celebrations On Saturday, Feb. 9 at a reception to install the newly elected officers of the Chatham Emergency Squad, the evening quickly turned to one of celebration, stories of heroism and profound admiration and ...

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BERKELY HEIGHTS, NJ, February 13, 2019 -- Fourteen-year-old Charlotte Egan of Chatham knows firsthand that cancer treatments can be exhausting and stressful—not only for cancer patients, but also for their caregivers and family members. After watching her father, Graeme, go through cancer treatment ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Judging by the initial statements of Superintendent Michael LaSusa and board members Jill Critchley Weber and Michelle Clark, it appears that it's just a matter of time before Chatham moves to later opening bells for Chatham Middle School and Chatham High students. Board president ...

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COLCHESTER, Vt. - Cassandra Falone is putting herself out there - on the basketball court for St. Michael's College and in her personal life - to bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes. The Chatham High's 1,000-point scorer will be in uniform for the St. Michael's College women's basketball team in ...

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Chatham High School senior Sophie Andrews has been named a top 300 scholar in the 78th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. Andrews will receive $2,000; as a result of Sophie’s accomplishment, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer on Wednesday. "We don't forget," James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff, said. "Lisa di Palma ...

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Chatham High School will host the program titled “Weed Between the Lines” for both junior and senior students and the community. “Weed Between the Lines” is an educational program on vaping and marijuana use. Michael DeLeon, the founder of Steered Straight, will be presenting to 11th and 12th ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent a notification to district parents on Monday informing them that there has been a confirmed case of Pertussis, more widely known as 'Whooping Cough" in the high school. LaSusa noted that it is a "highly contagious disease that is spread ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council recognized Dr. Norman Schaefer for his 28 years of service on the Chatham Board of Health with a commendatory resolution at its regular meeting on Monday night. Schaefer joined the board in 1991 and served as a member and the vice president during his ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the state's pending vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana at its final meeting of 2018 on Monday night. The resolution calls for a certified copy of the resolution be sent to Gov. Phil ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Currently there is a severe blood shortage, said the American Red Cross. The organization is seeking blood and platelet donors to avoid delays in medical care for patients.  During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There were 216 Chatham Borough residents who answered the Planet Civic survey questions about marijuana legislation, although some did not answer all the questions. In addition, there were 22 comments. To see the questions and comments made CLICK HERE. The Chatham Borough ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Dr. Norman Schaefer. a 27-year member of the Chatham Borough Board of Health, participated in his final rabies clinic last Saturday held at the Chatham Firehouse. Schaefer and his wife, Irene, a retired flight attendant, also worked the clinic. Schaefer's final board of health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Board member Mary Chambers pointed out that Chatham High School is being lauded for the wide range of sports activities offered to its students in the latest issue of "Morris Essex Health & Life Magazine." Chambers brought the magazine to the Chatham Board of Education meeting ...

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CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor, Curt Ritter, partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to host the "Out Of The Darkness" walk to raise funds and awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention. "Over the past three years, we've raised over $200,000, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – The Chatham Emergency Squad, an all-volunteer organization providing medical assistance and transport to Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents and its visitors 365 days a year, has unveiled a new website to showcase the depth and breadth of services provided in the Chatham ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out a letter to district parents Tuesday warning of a case of Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, discovered at Southern Boulevard School and a suspected case at the Chatham Middle School. The letter informs parents of steps ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Curt Ritter is thankful that he doesn't know anyone personally who has taken their own life. That hardly matters, however, to the Chatham Township Mayor who has dedicated himself to doing all he can to prevent the tragedy of suicide. That was evident at the third annual "Out of the ...

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Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered by the Madison Health Department to Madison, Chatham Township, Springfield and Cranford residents on the following dates and at the following locations: Tuesday, Oct 16 3:30- 6:00 pm Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting. Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for ...

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.– New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System has been awarded the 2018 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award from DebMed for having the “cleanest hands in healthcare” due to its high level of sustained hand hygiene compliance. “We are incredibly proud that our dedication to hand hygiene and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Anna McCormack, a 15-year resident of Chatham, is living proof of what early detection of Ovarian Cancer can mean. Hers was discovered at stage one five years ago, greatly increasing her chances for survival. McCormack told her story (see video below) in promoting "Turn the Towns ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Visitors to Loantaka Park in Chatham Township no longer have to transport bikes to the park if they wish to ride the scenic paths. Loantaka now has Zagster bikes to use through an APP courtesy of "Morris Moves Bike Share" a program provided by the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the ...

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