Health & Wellness

September 29, 2018

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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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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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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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ –  Sally Barmakian of Morristown, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has enjoyed 10 more birthdays since her diagnosis. She frequently attends the annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration at Overlook Medical Center. These celebrations are “such a positive, warm ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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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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