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Three Saint Barnabas Professionals Named Among Livingston’s Most Inspiring Women

May 10, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to host the first annual Inspiring Women of Livingston awards ceremony.

Dr. Kristin Fless ...

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange Hits Major Vaccination Milestone

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange, the healthcare providers know that many community members have postponed necessary home care for their family members due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure and that isolation and loneliness have had a major impact on seniors over the last year. Larry Aronson, owner of the South Orange-based ...

Young Stroke Victim Triumphs Thanks to Overlook Neuroscience Institute's Care

SUMMIT, NJ — Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, Morristown resident Joe Slota's outcome was one of hope, success and triumph over ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Inducts New Medical Staff Leadership

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nearly 1,600 attending physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently elected leaders among the group to serve two-year terms as Medical Staff Officers.

Inducted at the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting in April were Alan Garten, MD, who will serve as Medical Staff President as well as First Vice President Michael Addis, MD; Second Vice President John ...

Livingston Kiwanis Club and West Essex YMCA to Partner for Cycle for Survival Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Livingston has partnered with the West Essex YMCA to host an outdoor community event to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s annual Cycle for Survival on Saturday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the tent on the front lawn of the West Essex YMCA at 321 South Livingston Avenue.

Many Livingston residents and organizations ...

StretchLab Livingston Stresses Importance of Assisted Stretching in Wake of Pandemic

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite facing the trials and tribulations that many small businesses endured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, StretchLab of Livingston has regained its former success since reopening in June 2020 by enhancing its services and maintaining a steady stream of loyal members.

When the hands-on assisted-stretching studio was forced to close in March ...

Livingston Residents Under 30 Continue to Account for Majority of Local Coronavirus Cases

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Of the 162 Livingston residents included in the age breakdown of April COVID-19 cases, more the 58% were 30 years old or younger, with 59 cases being reported among residents age 11 to 20 and 20 cases being reported among residents age 10 or younger, according to the Livingston Health Department (LHD). As of Monday, the daily LHD report showed an overall total of ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog Group

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, has announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest-possible safety rating of "A’" by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades.

“After a year in which our ...

Livingston Native Entertains Local Seniors with Streaming Magic Show

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange recently invited clients, caregivers and community members from South Orange, Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Montclair and Whippany to join in an afternoon of magical fun as part of a continuing effort to provide entertainment to engage people during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

During the event, ...

Advocacy Group Says Black Lives Matter in Organ Donation, Too

NEW JERSEY — In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPO) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the decision.

Science in Donation—a nonprofit that promotes education about the United ...


To Celebrate May is Better Speech and Hearing Month The Hearing Group will donate a pair of hearing aids to a deserving individual

May 6, 2021

In honor of Better Hearing & Speech Month, The Hearing Group wants to give away a pair of hearing devices to a deserving individual.

Hearing loss shouldn’t keep anyone from fully enjoying every special moment with their friends and family this spring.

If you know of a loved one or someone in our community who could benefit from improved hearing, please submit your nomination on ...


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Livingston Student Named All-Star Player When Quizbowl Teams Compete at National Championship

May 4, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Quizbowl teams from Heritage Middle School (HMS) recently competed in the National Championship Tournament, where the Heritage B team placed 58 out of 112 teams by winning four out of eight challenging rounds, and the Heritage A team won five out of eight rounds on day one to qualify for the double elimination playoffs that were held on the second day of the ...

Livingston Mom

Dear Livingston,

I moved here 7 years ago from a small town outside of Philadelphia.  My daughter was 11 and just starting middle school.  The two of us moved into my at the time boyfriend’s house (now my husband).  We were so excited to move here!   When my husband and I were dating I would come up and stay here every other ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

Essex County Has Second-Highest Gas Prices in New Jersey Following U.S. Cyber Attack

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Essex County, the price at the pump has hit $3.08 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...


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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...