Health & Wellness

December 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline. At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health ...

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CLASP IID Trial Will Evaluate Edwards PASCAL Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair System MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center  announced that its internationally recognized cardiac team performed the world’s first transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr; a minimally ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ– Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital announced it is the first hospital in the country to be designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. “At present, there is no drug therapy for ...

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Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability.  Representatives of Atlantic Health System accepted ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly—before a visa or permit expires—can be ...

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CLARK, NJ – Cornerstone Physical Therapy Health and Wellness Center is celebrating their thirteenth anniversary.  David De La Fuente Ph.D., owner of Cornerstone, opened his doors in Clark on November 15, 2005.  According to De La Fuente, he opened Cornerstone with a specific idea in mind.   “My ...

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MORRISTOWN – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature.  Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced it recently implanted its 100th Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which treats patients who are in end-stage heart-failure. Morristown Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals in the nation to receive the Gold Seal of ...

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA– Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, shared success stories from New Jersey with international health care leaders at the 42 nd World Hospital Congress, held October 10-12 in Brisbane, Australia. On Thursday, October 11, Gragnolati joined a panel of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center today announced it ranks in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released today by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive ...

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk is an annual event dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for cures for blood cancers. During the walk, survivors and patients carry white lanterns, gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory, and red lanterns are carried ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Library is now lending Health Literacy Tote Bags to the public according to Director Megan Kociolek.  The totes contain information about a variety of topics to held educate the public about various health topics.    Kociolek said the totes can be checked out for up to four ...

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Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named number 23 on Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare’ – the first time Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. Atlantic ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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CLARK, NJ - There is a new team member at Cornerstone Physical Therapy Health and Wellness Center. Christopher DaSilva graduated Kean University in 2014, where he attained a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology.  After graduating, Chris was accepted at Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, ...

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CLARK, NJ —The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for the area from Monday at noon until Tuesday at 9 p.m. The combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees at times. Need a place to cool down? The Clark Pool is open for ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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CLARK, NJ —The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for the area from Tuesday at 11 a.m. until Wednesday at 9 p.m. The combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 104 degrees late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening and again ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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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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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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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died ...

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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 -  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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PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose ...

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