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NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Today

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death ...

Fair Lawn Parents Deliver First Baby of 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- It didn't take long for the first baby of 2019 to ring in the new year at Hackensack University Medical Center, giving the proud parents of baby Avanthika Ananth a moment they will likely never forget. Born at 12:34 a.m. on New Year's Day, Avanthika and her parents Ananth Vijaykumar and Poornima Govardhan of Fair Lawn, are recovering well and ...

Fair Lawn Mental Health Professional Suggests Ways to Reduce Stress

FAIR LAWN, NJ – We’re coming to the apex of the holiday party season and at the point you may be feeling party burn-out, a local mental health professional recommends actions you can take now to make your new year celebration joyous.

Holidays can trigger anxiety and depression, according to Jamie Arlia, a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and ...

Holidays Can Challenge People with Substance Use Disorders

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The holidays are typically marked by celebration and good cheer for many people, but expectations, festivities and general pressures of the season – combined with the increased presence of alcohol - can create anxiety and difficulties for many people.

Jaime Arlia, a professional mental health clinician at Care Plus NJ, said avoiding hot button issues can help party-goers ...

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- Emergencies don’t take a holiday. The American Red Cross urgently needs blood and platelet donors to make an appointment now to give and help ensure patients can get the treatment they need at a moment’s notice.

Fair Lawn--Blood Donor Opportunity
1/8/2019: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Maurice M. Pine Public Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
In November 2016, a ...

Women of Action to Host Impactful Film and Discussion in Fair Lawn

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Women of Action is hosting its first program for 2019—"Second Assault": a film screening and conversation with filmmakers at the Fair Lawn Library on Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m.

When Jillian was 18 years old, she was sexually assaulted in her college dorm room. Twelve years later, "Second Assault" follows her on the journey to confront this ...


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Bergen County Makes Quitting Smoking a Breeze

January 17, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ -- Roughly 14 percent of New Jersey adults smoke cigarettes. Although this number has decreased since 2010, multiple organizations are working to give those who live or work in Bergen County the tools and resources to make the commitment to quit. 

Quitting isn’t easy, however an estimated seven out of 10 current smokers wish to quit. Counseling and ...