Health & Wellness

January 15, 2019

ORANGE, NJ - Augustine Omwan first became interested in the nursing profession while working as a youth missionary in Nigeria. “I clearly saw all the help these people needed,” said Omwan, now 42. The clincher for him to pursue a career as a nurse was when he needed a stent. “I saw all the ...

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TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown. The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the East Orange Department of Health and Human Services (EODHHS) a $1.6 million grant to help protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. East Orange is a first-time ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned. University Hospital’s Board of Directors yesterday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the ...

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EAST ORANGE NJ - The City of East Orange spread HIV/AIDS education and awareness on Friday, November 30, 2018 in observance of World AIDS Day. The East Orange Department of Health and Human Services’ HIV Division, under Director Michael Hodges and HIV Coordinator Hazel Lucas, provided free and ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a change in leadership at University Hospital after two more infants died at University Hospital amid a state investigation of four bacterial infection cases.  MORE: State Investigates Bacterial Infection Cases at University Hospital The state ...

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Six-Week Period Runs Nov. 1-Dec. 15 TRENTON, NJ  — As part of the Murphy Administration’s new campaign to get more New Jerseyans insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, State departments and agencies today took action to promote and encourage enrollment in health ...

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Organizations in Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Monmouth/Ocean to Help Enroll People in Health Coverage   (TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services is providing $375,000 in funding and support to five community organizations that will help enroll New Jersey residents in health ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On September 27, 2018 over 70 students and faculty attended Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training at Essex County College. The two and ½ hour training was conducted by Caring Contact and sponsored by the Social Work Student Association and spearheaded by Adjunct Professor Mary ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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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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