Health & Wellness

September 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help raise awareness and the necessary funds to help eradicate polio, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is joining Rotary Clubs around the world in celebrating World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Members of the local chapter attended Monday’s township council meeting to spread ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events. In addition to providing free classes, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After raising nearly $60,000 and attracting more than 350 participants in 2017, eight local families that are affected by food allergies hope to surpass both of these numbers when they host the second annual Northern New Jersey Food Allergy Heroes Walk at the Livingston Memorial ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Saint Barnabas Medical Center patient who is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week is currently seeking a living kidney donor. Nick Sauter is a Little Falls resident who played football for Rutgers University from 1973 to 1977 and is a parishioner of the St.

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Some Essex 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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Sunrise Rotary is hosting a Walk With A Doc event on Saturday at Littell’s Pond at 9 a.m. in an effort to encourage the community to “take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.” As participants walk, Padam Neopane, MD, and other local physicians will be on hand to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - CareOne in Livingston will be holding a Community Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its grounds at 68-76 Passaic Ave. Attractions include a bounce house, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a stilt walker, face-painting, a balloon artist, a magic ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Dr. Andy Anderson has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in New Jersey, and Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. In his new role, Dr. Anderson oversees the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It’s the “good old summertime”—a chance to share time with friends and families outdoors at parties, barbecues and sometimes the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With the warmer weather and easier access to the outdoors, The British Swim School is urging the public ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a public hearing that resulted in the Livingston Township Council adopting an ordinance to prohibit “vape shops” and other such establishments from opening within Livingston’s business districts, Councilman Shawn Klein, who was absent on the night of the final vote, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University entered an agreement this week with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Two wellness amenities, including 70fit and Junction Bodyworks personal training studio, celebrated their grand openings at 70 South Orange Avenue this week, giving the tenants and employees of the Eastman Companies-owned complex as well as the public the opportunity to keep their ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors. Last October 2017, the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston Pharmacy has become one of the first pharmacies in New Jersey to carry CBD, a 100 percent legal and not addictive or psychoactive product. Cannabidiol (CBD) has worked its way into health food stores, gyms, and now, independent pharmacies throughout the country.

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Marking the official grand opening of Club Pilates at The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle, Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the Livingston Township Council joined owners Arnold DeGarcia and Helen Angelis in cutting the ribbon at their second Club Pilates location. DeGarcia and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The month of June was officially proclaimed “Brain Awareness Month” and the week of June 10 to June 16 was proclaimed “Paint the Town Purple Week” throughout the Township of Livingston on Monday by the mayor and council. According to resident Cheryl Ricci-Francione, executive ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — On the heels of National Bike Safety Month in May, a new record of nearly 500 Livingston riders participated in the sixth annual Bike Livingston event, a family-oriented bike tour of Livingston’s neighborhoods hosted each year by the West Essex YMCA on the first Sunday ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year at the ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — After physically and emotionally preparing over the last 10 weeks, the members of the Livingston chapter of Girls on the Run (GOTR) participated in the culminating 22nd annual Florham Park Jaycees 5K on Saturday. GOTR, a nonprofit physical activity-based positive youth ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In order to better serve its 14 counties, from Bergen to Ocean, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) has officially relocated from Totowa to Florham Park. The centralized facility will help the organization establish an even deeper presence within the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional ...

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