Health & Wellness

November 8, 2018

ROCKAWAY, NJ – MedExpress Urgent Care, a walk-in neighborhood health care provider, has collaborated with Atlantic Health System to open a new urgent care center in Rockaway on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 346 Route 46. To mark the opening, the Rockaway center will offer free flu shots to patients ages ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The anti-Semitic massacre at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue Saturday that claimed 11 lives. Sick children dying from infection at a Passaic County health facility. A blaze in Dover that left 80 people homeless and destroyed six businesses. Back-to-back hurricanes that ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph YMCA, one of four YMCAs in Morris County, raised more than $66,000 at a series of events to benefit its 2nd Annual “Swim for Sally” charity fundraiser to build a new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Locker Room. “Swim for Sally” is an annual event held in memory ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- Cheri Ambrose, founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute. “The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey (VLA) hosted Dining in the Dark for the second straight year on Oct. 25 at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, New Jersey. One hundred and forty people attended the award dinner, which afforded sighted guests the opportunity to walk in the shoes of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Dr. Charlene Gungil, Director & Health Officer of the Passaic County Department of Health Services, discusses the importance of local health departments throughout New Jersey, as well as the essential resources and services they provide to the public. “There is a lot out there,” ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - There are a lot of memorable days in a cancer survivor’s life – some better than others, of course. For Salvatrice "Sally" Richter of Denville, September 20 was a favorite because it was her last radiation treatment and a glorious day that would begin the next chapter in her ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. For Medicare beneficiaries (or their caregivers) in need of assistance with health insurance claims, health insurance options or Medicare forms, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) has trained counselors who can provide ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System and the New York Jets partnered again in the fight against pediatric cancer on Oct. 7. As part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign, five children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic Health ...

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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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ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to Warrior Strong. Warrior Strong, a nonprofit organization, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no cost, said founder Tom Tice. Warrior Strong ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council, will host a presentation by Dan Stringham on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., that features his five-week expedition to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in Nepal. The peak of Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet above sea level. No other mountain on ...

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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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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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DENVILLE, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area. In ...

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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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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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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health. The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Hope One Mobile Recovery Vehicle celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday.  Sheriff Gannon, who conceived the notion of Hope One and brought it to fruition one year ago led the ceremony and said that "People are sick and tired of being sick and tired."  Hope One is a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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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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DENVILLE, NJ- New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center (NYBC) is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency.  In addition, hundreds of additional blood ...

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