Health & Wellness

August 7, 2018

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, ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

CRANFORD - Joanna Piekarz is what you’d call a survivor. As a young girl, she endured forced labor during World War II. As a devoted mother of three, she emigrated from Poland in pursuit of liberty and the American dream. And most recently, at 89 years of age, the tenacious Cranford resident took ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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.

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventh-grade students from Hillside Avenue won the 2018 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee competition in a spirited final round in Tuesday. UnitedHealthcare awarded the school a grand prize of $1,000 to apply to its health and wellness programs. UnitedHealthcare awarded Deerfield and ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

Read more »

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

Read more »

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Recreation & Parks Department seeks lifeguards for this summer at the Cranford Pool & Fitness Center. Lifeguards must be at least 16-years-old and certified, which can be completed through the StarGuard Lifeguard Training Course offered at the CPFC this April, ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ – In light of the highest number of flu cases in New Jersey 15 years, Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that their strict flu vaccination policy has resulted in a 97% compliance rate among employees. The remaining 3% have exercised an exception for medical or religious ...

Read more »

CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford families have two upcoming opportunities to learn about substance abuse prevention. The Cranford Municipal Alliance, in partnership with 13 other alliances in Union County, will present “Getting High Naturally,” a positive, science-based approach to substance abuse ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - A recent grant from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has allowed Trinitas Regional Medical Center to purchase five new Motorola APX 6000 portable radios for its Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU),  “Lives will surely be saved,” said Hospital Officials. The radios will be used to ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear ...

Read more »

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu). “It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to ...

Read more »