Health & Wellness

October 11, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Honing business skills, improving confidence and reducing stress are all on tap at Union County’s second annual Lunch & Learn event for local business owners and managers, featuring the popular Memory Switch workshop created by Matthew Goerke. The Memory Switch program enhances ...

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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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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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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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LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair featuring live dance, Motown and R&B, and the rock music of Avenue G and the "Total Experience”. The event is being held this Saturday, September 8, at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden's city council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that would require barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, and all cosmetology and hairstyling state licensing businesses operating in Linden to have a valid city license issued by the Linden Board of Health. Linden ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Jaclyn Beviano, who will be a Senior at Linden High School in the fall, won a bronze medal in the Eastern Region Championship roller skating competition on June 26 in Delanco, N.J. Placing third in the freestyle division qualifies Beviano for the 2018 USA Roller Sports Roller Figure ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - As another heat wave rolls into Union County, residents are reminded that resources are available for cooling off during extremely hot weather. The National Weather Service has called a heat advisory for the Union County area from 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon June 29 to 8:00 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Library in collaboration with New Jersey Blood Services will be hosting a community blood drive on Monday, June 11 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.   The event will be held at the Linden Public Library located at 31 E. Henry Street in Linden. Everyone who wishes to ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced WellCare Health Plans, Inc. as a “community” sponsor of Union County’s PRIDE weekend events Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Hosted by Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of LGBTQ Services, this ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board announced today that the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park in Rahway will open Memorial Day weekend, the pool’s earliest opening date ever. “We are pleased to be offering our residents an increased recreational ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of Autism Awareness Month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Office for People with Special Needs invites residents to come out and participate in Union County’s 1st Annual Walk for Autism Awareness and Spring Carnival. The event features ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway. “Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless is hosting a free Tenant Certification Training on April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their center located at 118 Division Street in Elizabeth.   The workshop benefits participants by empowering them with knowledge and tools to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As local lawmakers wrestle with the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus is holding hearings to obtain input from constituents. Assemblyman Jamel Holley, who represents the Roselle, Elizabeth, Hillside, and Union, is a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Bayer Company is voluntarily recalling certain Alka-Seltzer Plus packages due to an error on the label. According to the recall, Alka-Selzer Plus products sold at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger after February 9, 2018, are being recalled. These products are being recalled ...

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NEWARK, NJ — According to N.J. Department of Health, if you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your healthcare provider. The agency has issued a public health alert after a child with ...

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LINDEN, 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 11 at 2 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield High School volunteer baseball coach Mike Cappiello is in desperate need of a kidney donor. The 28-year-old former WHS baseball player hit 46 doubles playing college ball for Plymouth State University in New Hampshire — the most in the school's history. One day in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Union County residents seeking information about services for senior adults age 60 and older can visit any of seven convenient Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) locations in March to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. Experienced staff will ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu). “It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season.  Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines: Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit. Children under the age of 12 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday. Hector Carro, 73 and Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle are charged with unlawful practice of dentistry, a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and up can visit the “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program at eight convenient locations in February to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging. ASK will be ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Rhashonna C. Cosby has partnered with the Linden Board of Health to offer a monthly wellness series throughout the city for residents of all ages. Cosby said the goal of the series is, "to bring health awareness to the community at a time when more residents are ...

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