Health & Wellness

September 7, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”. The event is being ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has announced a new effort to deploy telehealth across its organization for both its own employees and patient care.  Trinitas is taking advantage of the latest strides in telemedicine, which often play a role as the first line of care to decrease ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Police Department is taking steps to make it easier to help residents who may be lost or have trouble communicating with officers.  The new “Special Needs Registry” is specifically designed for those who may be challenged with developmental disabilities such as Autism, ...

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CRANFORD - When one is beaten down by unrelenting forces, physically and mentally, for long periods of time, the concept of healing is not just out of reach, but unfathomable. A Girl Raised by Wolves, while an honest retelling of the trauma and hardships faced by author and Cranford ...

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CRANFORD – On Aug. 4 and 5, Jeff Gold of Cranford will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift of raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During PMC weekend, over ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser and luncheon took place at Shackamaxon Country Club last week. More than 210 women – including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle – along with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and boxing legend Gerry ...

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CRANFORD - Prostate Cancer is the number one cancer among men and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States.  In the United States, over 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and about 30,000 die from it. Early detection is the key to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA is bringing back free Wellness Wednesdays this summer at its main facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Members of the community are invited to enjoy the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym and open swim times as well ...

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Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFIC) recently honored Dr. Barry Levinson, Medical Director of the Trinitas Comprehensive Care Center, at their Sixth Annual Union County Fatherhood Breakfast Conference recently to raise awareness of the far-reaching impact of ...

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CRANFORD – With busy schedules during the summer, it is tempting to neglect important health issues until less hectic times. However, cataracts, which tends to progress, can lead to devastating health issues if left untreated. With nearly 25 million individuals who have cataracts nationwide, it is ...

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CRANFORD - Please be advised that spraying for Adult Mosquitoes will be performed tonight, Thursday, June 14, 2018 (weather permitting) between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 A.M. in the area of Arbor St., Locust St., Retford Ave., Stoughton St. and Woodside Ave.

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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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SUMMIT, NJ –  Marcia Haller and her friend James Colangelo, both cancer survivors and Cranford residents, attended their third Cancer Survivor Celebration at Overlook Medical Center on Saturday. Haller said she discovered her breast cancer after she saw a football team dressed in pink as a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The first-ever Cranford Tuff Paddle, sponsored by Cranford Community Connections, will task participants with navigating the streams and trails of the Rahway River. According to a press release from the organization, participants will race in teams of two as they run, paddle and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Paula O’Hara, a nurse at Brookside Place School, recently started a “Pedal to School” campaign to promote healthy choices and active lifestyles. Through a grant from Atlantic Healthy System’s Atlantic Healthy Schools A+ Challenge, assistance from the Brookside PTA and a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation.  Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - The Township of Cranford will host its 11th annual Relay for Life will be held at Orange Avenue School this year on May 18 from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Last year, Cranford’s event had 58 teams participate and raised $86,000. This year, the committee’s goal is to hit the $100,000 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford residents milled in and out of “Get Fit Cranford!” all day on Sunday. The event, held in the municipal fire lot, was organized by Ashley Legg, a volunteer for Cranford Community Connection and owner of Legg Day Fitness. “It’s such a beautiful day,” Legg said. “It’s ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford Community Connection is promoting healthy living throughout the community with “Get Fit Cranford.” The event, open to Cranford residents of all ages, aims to improve overall health and happiness, according to Ashley Legg, a volunteer for Cranford Community Connection and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford’s Pam Boccia is bringing the “Wait Until 8th” movement to the area with a new support group, “Wait a Bit Cranford Area.” “Wait Until 8th” offers resources to parents who would like to delay and monitor smartphone use for their children until at least eighth grade. The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher Rodriguez sat at his dining room table pointing to images to explain what food he wanted from Schlier Langhorn, while his mother, Rosemaria Rodriguez, watched and his Australian Shepherd sat beside him hoping for a treat. Each time Christopher, who is on the Autistic ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Pool & Fitness Center will present an adult “Learn-to-Swim Fest” next month as part of the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation’s “Adult Learn-to-Swim Month.” The CPFC and Cranford Masters Swimming will offer two free festival dates for anyone older than age 18 who ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Pool and Fitness Center will introduce a new life jacket policy following a grant from the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) and a donation from the Kenilworth VFW. The fitness center previously did not allow life jackets in its pools, but the policy will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health Principal Deputy Commissioner Jackie Cornell, paid a special visit to Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Monday to speak to staff about the importance of flu vaccination and prevention, and commend the hospital on its high staff vaccination ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – For the seventh consecutive year, the Mother’s Center of Central NJ will host a “Miles with Moms” 5k and one-mile fun run. The run raises funds for the center, which seeks to provide a community of support and empowerment for local moms, according to the center’s website. “To ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two members of Community Access Unlimited with developmental disabilities are shining this month as they and the agency celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Both are prime examples of this year's theme for the month, "See Me For Me." National ...

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