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Health & Wellness

November 16, 2021

HAZLET, NJ: Are you or someone you love struggling with substance abuse disorder? Help is available in a non-judgemental, caring environment.  Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm, the Hazlet Township Municipal Court opens its doors to anyone seeking assistance. Need help getting clean? Need support ...

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NEW JERSEY - Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP of Trinitas Regional Medical Center was recently named the nation’s EMS Physician of the Year for his commitment to the health and well-being of the City of Elizabeth, as the Medical Director for the City of Elizabeth Police, Fire and EMS. Each year, ...

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HAZLET, NJ: Hazlet Township Recreation is on the move! Exercise is great for overall physical and mental wellness. If you are thinking about it, reserve today: Join Francesca "Frankie" Locicero for a 10-week Boot Camp fitness class at the Hazlet Cullen Center, 1776 Union Avenue. Classes start ...

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Hackensack Meridian is Hosting a Women's Wellness Webinar Featuring Dr. Asaad H. Samra and Dr. Fares Samra. The topic will be discussing Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.  Listen to a presentation from breast health experts Asaad H. Samra, MD and Fares Samra, MD. You will also have the ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story Gail Starr, M.D., M.S.Ed. contributes to topics such as Women's Health, Cancer Care, . Harriet Borofsky, M.D. contributes to topics such as Breast imaging, . Rebecca Gamss, M.D. contributes to topics such as Diagnostic Radiology. Breast cancer ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story: Brett Sealove, M.D., FACC, RPVI contributes to topics such as Cardiac/Heart Health. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in October 2021 released updated recommendations for preventative aspirin use: Adults over the age of 60 should no longer consider ...

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HAZLET, NJ: On Saturday morning the Hazlet soccer fields were busy with children gathering to do what many do on weekend morning's all across the country: play ball! At 9:00 a.m., Hazlet United Soccer Association board members; president Ralph Troisi, along with Marc Forgarty, Ed Young and ...

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Calling all Women: Hackensack Meridian Health would like you to join a multi-week Women’s Wellness Lunch Series hosted by Bayshore and Riverview Medical Centers. Bayshore and Riverview Medical Centers are excited to bring experts virtually into your home to discuss various women’s health topics ...

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NEW JERSEY — Social distancing and wearing masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 kept last year’s flu season at an all-time low, but health professionals say they expect flu cases to soar this year as students return to school and employees go back to the office. Now, they are urging people ...

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Above photo: Madalyn "Maddy" Massabni RUMSON, NJ:  Maddy Massabni's mom Dawn Massabni, is on a mission to save lives. She wants to make sure that girls and women, and their families are aware of the symptoms and the life threat, of menstrual toxic shock syndrome (mTSS).  Dawn wants to ...

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HAZLET, NJ: Dr. Robert Chen, affectionately called Dr. Bob by his patients and coworkers at Hazlet Family Care, has been a board-certified Family Physician and Geriatrician since 2000. Dr. Bob lives in Holmdel, where he is an active member of the community. He attended Penn State University ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: TALK.ACT.SAVE LIVES.REPEAT. #EndOverdose  The August 31, ChamberCast at Bell Works, 9am Lineup Includes:  -Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Lindsay Ashwal, an advocate for destigmatizing addiction. Among many initiatives, Ashwal oversees the County's Opioid Diversion ...

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The region has dropped to a 2-3 day blood supply, similar to levels during the peak of the pandemic NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) today announced a blood emergency as fears of the COVID-19 Delta Variant lead to canceled blood drives and a drop in donations. “We are deeply ...

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NEW JERSEY:  Get your tickets here. for an amazing 10-hour music festival! This festival is about connection, friendship, hope and music! Do not miss out of this event. 10 hours of world-class music, family friendly kid zone, beer and wine garden, foam dance floor, and so much more! CFC is ...

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"The mission at Hackensack Meridian Health is to transform healthcare and I can't think of a better example of living that mission... than this new state-of-the-art emergency care center... We have the best doctors, we have the best nurses... I always say the emergency department is the front door ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ – With his bright smile and friendly demeanor, it’s no surprise why Middletown resident Jason Anderson is known as “Mr. Mayor” by his family, friends and peers. At just three years old, Anderson was constantly running up to strangers and striking conversations with them. Eleven years ...

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“If breastfeeding did not already exist, someone who invented it today would deserve a dual Nobel Prize in medicine and economics” ~ Keith Hansen, World Bank (2016) MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services), a public-private partnership organized by the Monmouth ...

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HAZLET, NJ: Hazlet Recreation welcomes everyone to Zumba in the Park! Fitness instructor Sandy Molon will lead a six-week Zumba class outdoors at Veterans Park for all to enjoy.  Zumba is a fun, upbeat interval workout. The classes move between high- and low-intensity dance moves designed to get ...

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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ: On June 21st at Monmouth University Campus, Hackensack Meridian Health, celebrated the first group of its Nurse Practitioner Residency Program - one of the first primary care nurse practitioner residency programs in New Jersey and one of only 36 programs in the United States ...

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HAZLET, NJ: Often, kind words can make a significant difference, giving new hope to someone who is struggling. The town of Hazlet offers free support and help for those battling addiction issues. Hazlet's door is open through the town's A.S.S.I.S.T program, offering free support and help.

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RED BANK, NJ: On June 10th, Tigger House hosted an open house for their new location at 93 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank. Founders and Board Members, members of the community and elected officials gathered at 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the occasion of the grand opening.  The mission of Tigger House ...

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Actor Colin Farrell recently filed for conservatorship of his teenage son with Angelman Syndrome. This Health and Wellness Podcast connects with Dr. Michelle Sirak to talk about what Angelman Syndrome is and if a conservatorship is the right move for this family. Click the "Listen Now " button ...

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NJ IS COMING BACK!!! As NJ is reopening, Team Life is ready to help you! CPR classes and First Aid classes are available-please visit our website! teamlife.com Make sure you and yours are protected!  TEAM LIFE:  Empowering people to act in the event of an emergency.  At Team Life, we ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ: Bayshore Medical Center, located at 727 North Beers Street in Holmdel welcomes the community to walk-in visits for COVID-19 vaccinations. Both Pfizer and Moderna are available. Vaccinations are for ages 12 and up (specifically the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for 12-15 year ...

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Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - Exciting developments have been underway at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. You can see them here in a unique time-lapse video released by Hackensack Meridian Health.  The new emergency care center will include: Thirty-five private patient ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the ...

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Since the start of the pandemic, many people are now working from home, caring for children, learning online and having reduced contact with extended family and friends. This social isolation and lack of stimulation can cause significant stress, leading to depression and problems with cognitive ...

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An interview with Dr. Fares Samra and his father; Dr. Said Samra. Samra Plastic Surgery. Left to right: Dr. Salem Samra, Dr. Fares Samra, Dr. Said Samra, Dr. Munjal P Patel, Dr. Asaad Samra.  HOLMDEL, NJ: Chances are that if you live in or around the Holmdel community, you know one or ...

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