Health & Wellness

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road. This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that temperatures will continue to drop and remain below freezing into Monday, producing a condition called "Black Ice" where the roads may appear to be wet but are actually frozen. This could result in motorists losing traction, NWS ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, AAA states that about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Families curious about the West Essex YMCA’s Pioneer Trails Day Camp are invited to Caldwell University on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a tour. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon at Caldwell University, located at 120 Bloomfield Avenue. “Tours allow parents to see our camp ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Last spring, Dr. Alvaro Alban and Chelsea Alban opened CardioYoga studio in Livingston (cardioyogastudio.com) after they were unable to find a fitness regime that would keep them in shape but also prevent many of the injuries they both saw in their practices.   Dr. Alban, an ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14 due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is hosting an all-day open house event, featuring free fitness classes, youth activities and more on Saturday, Jan. 5. Fitness classes will be open to the community in the morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by mid-day youth activities from 10:30 a.m. to ...

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Did you know that less than 10 percent of New Year's resolutions are are actually kept? So why even bother? Whether you've decided that 2019 is the year that you will (finally) get in shape, lose weight or eat healthier, in order to find success, you need to do more than make a resolution; you need ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019. Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A group of Livingston doctors recently joined the Livingston Sunrise Rotary for its local version of “Walk With A Doc,” a global walking program for everyone interested in taking step to a healthier lifestyle. The event was held at the Livingston Mall, Livingston Sunrise Rotary ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations. Gelman, whose ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. All photos courtesy of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hilltop Bicycles, a boutique bike shop that features a well-curated selection of bicycles as well as a variety of related accessories, celebrated the opening of its Livingston location on Wednesday with a celebratory ribbon cutting. In the absence of Mayor Ed Meinhardt, incoming ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Holiday stress can sometimes manifest itself with an achy lower back, tight shoulders or a nasty tension headache, CardioYoga in Livingston offers five tips to help you manage those aches and pains during the holiday season and beyond.   Create a five-minute ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - CardioYoga at 521 South Livingston Ave. will be holding its monthly Meditation Yoga Event Sunday, Dec. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress. Why not give it a try at CardioYoga? The studio is transformed into a serene space with ...

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Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list. The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although children of all ages enjoy many different types of toys, many children are injured each year by toys. In fact, an estimated 250,000 children were seen in a hospital emergency room for an injury from a toy in 2017, according to the Livingston Health Department. As many ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - CardioYoga will be hosting a special holiday event on Friday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at its 521 S. Livingston Ave. location. A free Sweat and Stretch Class with Chelsea Alban will be offered. Anyone interested in signing up for this CardioWeights (full body) class should click ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – After a successful first month in business, Livingston’s new assisted stretching franchise, StretchLab, hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and the township council on Friday. According to owner Dave Weaving, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Altruism has actually been linked with reducing stress. There are lots of ways to help others--whether it is volunteering, collecting canned goods or making a donation to a charity. Helping others may have a positive effect on your overall health and wellness, which is in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA's 2018 forecast, marking a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 Thanksgiving travel period—defined by AAA ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – With the annual Great American Smokeout coming up on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Livingston Health Department is encouraging residents to join in the country’s annual effort to quit smoking for 24 hours. Despite a decrease in the number of people who currently smoke cigarettes, there ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years.  Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Long-time Livingston resident and local cardiologist, Dr. David Freilich (MD, FACC) of Cardiology Associates of Morristown, and his partners last month threw an event for their 90-plus year old patients--all 250 of them. The event, appropriately named The Noble 90’s, brought ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the West Orange Rotary Club, members and supporters will also enjoy a particularly rare public appearance from Rotary International (RI) President Barry Rassin at the club’s Oct. 20 fundraiser to support the eradication of polio, ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a shared mission of promoting community health, the West Essex YMCA and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) have developed a successful partnership that is reaping benefits for area residents. SBMC is the YMCA’s Signature Partner for Healthy Living, making a major ...

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