Health & Wellness

January 17, 2019

CRANFORD – One hundred and twelve students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing’s 161st Convocation Ceremony held at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford.  Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 99 women and 13 men ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Cell phones have become increasingly more powerful devices, with more features than some brains can handle. This is among the topics set for discussion at an upcoming talk at the Westfield Public Library. The forum, organized by the Fanwood/Scotch/Plains/Westfield Here 2 Help ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The first to be born at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in 2019 came into the world at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1. Elizabeth residents Rosa Serrano De Orellana and Jose Alfredo arrived at Trinitas in Labor and Delivery around 11:30 a.m. after Rosa started experiencing very ...

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CRANFORD - The Union County Parks and Recreation will conduct a controlled deer hunt at select parks including Nomahegan Park this winter in accordance with its white-tailed deer management program, which aims to improve forest health in county parks through the management of the deer ...

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CRANFORD - He was searching for popular downtowns and stumbled across Cranford.  After signing his lease at 8 Eastman Street, little did Gerrick King, owner of King Strength & Fitness, know that Cranford would later be named the No. 1 downtown in New Jersey. With over 20 gyms in the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP, doesn’t sit still. That’s partly why his job in the Emergency Department at Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been such a good fit for him since 2007. His energy and desire to do more have made him the winner of the 2018 Outstanding EMS Physician ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., ...

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CRANFORD - On October 12th and 19th, the Cranford Public Library closed its doors from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to train its staff in Mental Health First Aid. The Library partnered with Caring Contact to conduct the training. Public libraries are “open spaces” where all individuals are welcome, ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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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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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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