Health & Wellness

July 31, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Given the scope of the problems found at University ...

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ORANGE, NJ - The weather forecast for June 29 through July 5, 2018 is indicating 90° and above. Therefore, Mayor Warren and the Township Council reconfirmed that the cooling station are still being offered at the following locations:  

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Two East Orange natives, Michele Munford Davenport and Jillian Faulks-Majuta have joined together to create a Saturday morning retreat entitled, "Reset, Restore, Release."  The 2 hour program is focused on making you your best through an introduction to Kemetic Yoga and Values ...

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Eating issues may impact your psychological and physiological well-being and can be caused by too much stress in your life. Eating disorders may include bulimia nervosa, binge-eating and anorexia nervosa – and any one of these can cause other severe health problems. Other health issues caused by ...

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One of the real dangers of too much stress in your life is the possibility of turning to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other bad habit-forming substances for relief. At the end of the day, stress isn’t eradicated – it only gets worse. During decades of the past, addiction to a substance was ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In recognition and appreciation of nurses everywhere, during National Nurses Week, the Honorable Ted Green, Mayor of East Orange, New Jersey will present a proclamation in recognition of historic nurse Clara Louise Maass (1876-1901), a native of East Orange, who was inducted into ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County experts provided residents a comprehensive look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and the state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted Tuesday night by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Tomorrow, May 9th in City Hall’s Rotunda at 12 noon East Orange Mayor, Ted Green will be presenting a proclamation in honor of the historic nurse, Clara Louise Maass, a native of East Orange who was posthumously inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame.  History-making nurse Clara ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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National Stress Awareness Month-April 2018 Stress is a topic that people often joke about.  However, it is not a matter to be taken lightly. Stress is unfortunately one of the most common mental health issues and stress factors increasingly affect the well-being of American’s and others ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Angelina Killane-Sims, Founder and CEO of AAngelsNJ, a Montclair based nonprofit, supporting and supplying much needed resources to underinsured, uninsured and individuals/families in our communities, in need of breast health education, breast cancer awareness and their every day ...

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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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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 ...

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IRVINGTON, NJ – As part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss, the Irvington Municipal Council and Office of Public Safety Fire Division have partnered with the Red Cross to help reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities in Irvington. “We ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) being represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1091 recently rejected a contract at the hospital over what they consider to be “severe staffing issues.” CWA Local 1091, which has been bargaining for its members ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - FAMILYConnections is pleased to announce that 9 families from Orange and East Orange successfully completed the fall cycle of Strengthening Families of Essex (SFOE).  SFOE is a 14 week course that teaches families how to work together for better communication and improved ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J - Nearly 600 girls who are participating in Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs this fall at schools and parks across Essex, Morris, and Union Counties will run in the Florham Park PBA Turkey Trot 5K on Saturday, November 18. The 5K run starts at 10AM and will take ...

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NEWARK, NJ – As part of its commitment to encouraging healthy eating, ShopRite is providing free grocery totes to kids enrolled in a hands-on cooking program called “Healthy Kids in Hannah’s Kitchen.” The program is sponsored by Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In its 4th year, the Montclair-based organization S.O.F.I.A. held a candlelight vigil on Monday focusing on remembering loved ones, supporting survivors and promoting unity throughout the community. Nearly 75 people gathered at Crane Park to continue in bringing awareness to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it has forged an exciting new partnership with the City of Newark to present a free Women’s Wellness Expo. The inaugural Expo, to be held on Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-4:00pm at the JFK Recreation Center, will draw on resources from public, ...

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ORANGE, NJ – Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, supported locally by Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), is partnering with First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County to provide free diabetes workshops as part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program. The EDC ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In honor of National Recovery Month, FAMILYConnections hosted Connect to Wellness, a free family wellness festival on Sunday, September 24, from 1-5 pm at the Clipper Pavilion, West Orange.  National Recovery Month, a national health observance, aims to remind Americans that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – As students get into the swing of school and their days fill with tests, friends, homework and activities, it’s easy to overlook nutrition. However, many studies link healthy foods to increased mental, physical and social performance. Marilyn Gordon, market medical director for ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Businesses and individuals throughout Northern New Jersey are paving the way for Alzheimer’s support, care and research by securing more than $44,000 in donations leading up to the Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s, this Saturday at Weequahic Park in Newark.  Fundraising on ...

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