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West Essex YMCA Leads Charge for a Healthier West Orange

July 31, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A community coalition is using a $10,000 grant from Partners for Health Foundation to run a community garden and improve the town’s walkability.

“We’ve launched efforts that encourage families to eat healthier and would allow them to safely walk from one end of town to the other,’’ said West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores.

The ...

West Essex YMCA to Offer Free Memberships to Middle School Students

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Expanding on its successful free membership program for seventh graders, the West Essex YMCA is now offering free memberships to sixth and eighth graders beginning in September. 

“A Y membership fosters resiliency and a sense of belonging in middle schoolers, and encourages them to build their bodies and minds, developing healthy habits for a ...

Codey Arena in West Orange Open to Public as Cooling Center Week of July 25

WEST ORANGE, NJ – With temperatures forecasted to remain above 90, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Monday that Essex County Codey Arena is available to the public as a cooling center until Thursday.

The arena, located at 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange, will be open to the public Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28 ...

RWJBarnabas Health President and CEO Named Alongside Bruce Springstein, Bon Jovi and Others on List of "25 Most Influential People in New Jersey"

WEST ORANGE, NJ – In an annual ranking recognizing exceptional individuals in New Jersey, known amongst the community to have an innate ability to affect change, Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for RWJBarnabas Health, was named one of “The 25 Most Influential People in New Jersey” by NJ Advance Media. 

The leader of the state’s largest ...

West Essex YMCA Leads Charge for a Healthier West Orange

July 31, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A community coalition is using a $10,000 grant from Partners for Health Foundation to run a community garden and improve the town’s walkability.

“We’ve launched efforts that encourage families to eat healthier and would allow them to safely walk from one end of town to the other,’’ said West Essex YMCA Executive Director Helen Flores.

The ...

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Global research finds 10 risk factors that account for 90 percent of all strokes

The results of a study of almost 27,000 people from 32 countries around the globe found that if 10 risk factors were controlled, 90 percent of all strokes could be prevented. They are: high blood pressure (140/90 or higher),  blood fats (cholesterol), obesity, poor diet, smoking, high or heavy alcohol use, diabetes, stress, heart disease, and physical inactivity. Of them all, high blood ...