Health & Wellness

August 14, 2018

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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CHATHAM, NJ - In case there is a need for rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients, Chatham showed it was ready on Monday night with a successful landing of a NorthSTAR medevac helicopter on the Chatham Middle School oval. Tim Brown, a paramedic flight nurse and a member of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The more information provided, the quicker and more tailored the response to emergencies will be. That was the message Chatham Borough Police Captain Brian Gibbons gave during his presentation of the new Smart911 system coming to borough residents at the regular meeting of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Carolyn Dempsey only had one "lump-in-the-throat" moment during her inspiring speech that kicked off the sixth annual Relay for Life at Haas Field on Saturday. It was when she told the story about why her daughter wanted to start a team for the relay two years ago. "I want to raise ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Michael Lemons of the Chatham Emergency Squad recently received the "EMS Excellence Award" at the 22nd Excellence in Emergency Medical Services banquet held at the Grand Summit Hotel. The annual award is given by the Overlook Medical Center, which is associated with the Atlantic ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital had a special guest stop-by on day three of the NFL draft. Sam Darnold, the New York Jets first round draft pick, certainly didn't waste a moment in giving back to his new community. Darnold arrived at the Atlantic Health Jets ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education unanimously adopted its 2018-2019 school budget, which represents a 3.48 percent increase, up from the 3.28 percent announced at its April 16 meeting and below the maximum 3.62 percent allowed by the state, at its regular meeting on Monday night. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit became the 'classroom-for-a-day' for more than 100 elementary school children on April 26 -- national “Take Your Child to Work Day," with students learning from medical professionals in physical therapy and sports medicine, emergency medicine and the ...

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When you step into the Rest and Relaxation Room at Chatham High School, you immediately feel transported into a rejuvenated space. The room is a health classroom for most of the day, but during lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays soft music, dim lighting and the scent of lavender fill the ...

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CONVENT STATION, NJ - Newly elected officers were presented by the Chatham Emergency Squad at its annual Officer Installation Dinner held at the Madison Hotel. Newly elected officers this year included President Tim Brown, Training Lieutenant Amanda Stent, Communications and Social Vice ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council honored ECLC with a resolution in celebration of the upcoming Autism Awareness Month that will take place in April. The resolution described autism as a "pervasive developmental disorder affecting social, communication and behavioral skills'' and ...

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Chatham High School junior Sophie Andrews has been selected as one of only seven finalists who will travel to the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh on May 13-19. Intel is the largest competition, internationally, for student science research projects. Andrews ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter and the township committee have scheduled an informational workshop on the dangers of vaping set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 in the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd. Health educator Cristina Martins will present at the ...

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An alert Chatham Borough message is informing the public that the Chatham Fish & Game Club on Fairmount Avenue, across from the Chatham Train Station, is open as a warming station for Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents without power. Fish & Game is open until 10 p.m. Sunday ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough officials expressed their displeasure with JCP&L senior leadership during a conference call on Friday afternoon, noting that the Chatham Borough Department of Public works is being stalled by "downed trees with tangled wires." “We expressed our strong ...

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CHATHAM TWP., NJ – School safety is of primary importance to the school administration and Board of Education, but how is it to be achieved, when and at what cost. That was the dilemma presented by Superintendent Michael LaSusa at the Monday, Board of Education meeting. It was echoed by Board ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Summit's Overlook Medical Center is one of two Atlantic Health System hospitals named among America's Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, a Denver, CO-based industry research company that compiles and maintains a comprehensive database of information on physicians, hospitals and ...

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The Municipal Alliance Committee of the Chathams is set to present its MACC at the Movies Documentary Series, starting 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Robert’s Chatham Theater.  All movies will be shown free of charge and are open to the public. Viewers will still need to reserve a ticket and each ...

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The Chatham Emergency Squad will be coming to Chatham High School on Thursday, Feb. 22, to offer a second John Taylor Babbitt CPR/AED certification course. The training course will start promptly at 3 p.m. in room A114 and will typically last for two hours and 30 minutes hrs (5:30 p.m.- end ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town. The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It's hard not to be uplifted, especially with the music blaring and emcee Alex Mednick urging everyone on. Chatham rare cancer survivor Kelly Leach and members of her team from Chatham, Pedaling Sunshine, were well represented Saturday at the Cycle for Survival fundraiser that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Diana and Herb Ramo, and Sylvia and Joe Federico met at the Senior Center of the Chathams about 20 years ago and they've been holding their own small high school reunion there ever since. The couples attended the donor's luncheon held at the senior center on Sunday, providing a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani or “Dr. K” as she is known to all her patients, is a board certified internist in New Providence who also offers a Medical Weight Loss Program at her practice on Central Avenue. For the past year she has offered her multi-disciplinary program for ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani of K Primary Care and Medical Weight Loss Center recently held a small group discussion open to the public about managing the symptoms of all stages of Menopause. Dr. K discussed the symptoms and stages of menopause, which is a process that generally ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - When Chatham native Devon Loftus saw how a piece of decadent chocolate cake brought out such an emotional reaction from one of her friends, the wheels began turning in her analytical mind. "It was just before my wedding and my friends wanted to have a night out," Loftus said. "My ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand ...

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As a runner, Aileen Flanagan likes to set goals for herself. Sometimes they are quite challenging and long-term goals. Ten years ago, she decided to run a half-marathon on every continent. She completed that challenge in August with a race on King George Island off the coast of Antarctica. “I’m ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A team comprised of two pharmacists, a pharmacy tech and a nurse at Overlook Medical Center were the collaborative brainchild behind the first innovation spawned by the Atlantic Health Advancements program, or AHa!, an initiative designed to be an innovation center and idea incubator ...

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