Health & Wellness

April 22, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health is offering a Blood Screening Program on Thursday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am at the Senior Center located at 320 Boulevard.  This program is open to all adults 18 years of age and older.  This is an opportunity to check your ...

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EAST AURORA, NY - Fisher-Price recalled all Rock 'n Play Sleepers sold since 2009 due to infant deaths according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website.  More than 30 infant fatalities have occurred in Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after the infants rolled over while unrestrained, or under ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is being recalled due to potential contamination, announced the FDA. Kingston Pharma has recalled Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59ML) bottles due to potential contamination of Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, they said. According to the press ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University announced Wednesday afternoon that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter. "To protect the student ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health is sponsoring the 7thAnnual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, April 28, 2019 to benefit high school senior scholarships to town residents. The run will start at 9:00 a.m. at Borough Hall with check-in at 8:00 a.m. and awards at ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10 at 2 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The choice of a hospital is a difficult one for patients to make, in non-emergency situations, as patients do not have the information available to make an informed decision. The website,  Medicare Hosptial Compare, has attempted to help individuals by rating hospitals ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ  -- The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Hasbrouck Heights Health Department will sponsor the AARP Smart Driver Program on Monday, March 18. It will be held in the Community Room of Borough Hall and run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The course will cover: Defensive driving techniques; Safety ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ  -- The County of Bergen announced that it is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Human Services to help provide free refurbished hearing aids to qualified low-income seniors. The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project provides free refurbished hearing aids for eligible older New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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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 ...

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Hackensack Meridian Health Waives Co-Pays and Deductibles for Emergency Care for Furloughed Federal Employees and Families EDISON, NJ ― In a meaningful stance to ease financial worry for thousands of area residents, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest health network, announced ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Fire Department will hold a Blood Drive on Friday January 22, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Firehouse. The firehouse is located at 85 Humboldt Street, Wood-Ridge, NJ. Donors will also receive free health screenings for Cholesterol, blood pressures, temp, iron, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the ...

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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.   In November 2016, a 100-foot maple tree fell on Mike McMahon, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- As part of Monday's Superintendent's Roundtable, Dr. Matthew Helfant gave a 14-minute presentation on anxiety, on Monday night at Kiefer Auditorium.  "Mental health is something I think is very important," Helfant stated. "It's important for kids, it's important for ...

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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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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need.   A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  Shehrieen Bakhtyar, a health educator for Hackensack Meridian Health at Hackensack University Medical Center, gave a presentation covering "vaping" at the October 25 meeting of the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education. Vaping is the newest way that teenagers are getting ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Parent Advisory Network and EDNI Counseling Services, LLC will be hosting a school anxiety presentation on Thursday October 25 7:00 p.m. at the Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School Auditorium. “Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that ...

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TETERBORO, NJ -- There will be an Essential Oils and Wellness Event on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gold's Gym in Teterboro.  People can learn about how to incorporate them into a fitness and wellness routine. There are three sessions to choose from: 10:15am; 12:15pm, 4pm. The ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights School District will hold a screening of the documentary "Angst" on Tuesday, October 16 in the high school auditorium. The event will run from 6:30  to 8 p.m., with a screening of the film, followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to ...

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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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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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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence. The track of the storm looks to hit the Carolinas in the next 24 hours, but it is a reminder that it is still hurricane season. The risk of Florence impacting the East Coast as a strong ...

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