Health & Wellness

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has been awarded its 19th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. SBMC, an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Livingston Township Council read a proclamation on Monday declaring April 2021 as Autism Awareness Month in Livingston and raising awareness about the importance of early intervention. Mayor Shawn Klein explained that one in 54 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Heritage eighth graders who have been promoting autism awareness and acceptance since second grade as Jr. Autism Awareness Ambassadors for Autism New Jersey and members of Livingston’s Super 6, recently teamed up with fellow ambassador and advocate Timothy Rohrer to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last week in Livingston, from April 19 to April 26, the Livingston Health Department has reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 among residents and two deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 deaths since Feb. 5 and bringing the township’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing mixed but productive feedback from community members during a public forum held earlier this month to educate the public about cannabis legislation recently passed statewide and garner input about local regulation, the Township of Livingston is inviting further ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, according to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, marking a significant milestone after more than a year of the global pandemic. For Overlook officials, the discharge, which occurred on Tuesday, April ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) chapter of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), whose mission is to empower young people to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration and experience, recently earned awards in the New Jersey HOSA ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to introducing each of the district’s school nurses during Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district also honored its “Healthcare Heroes” through a video compilation featuring messages of gratitude as well as a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident Jeanne Silberman, her father and her daughter have recently enlisted more than a dozen volunteers to assist hundreds of senior citizens and others in need obtain appointments for a COVID-19 vaccination, such as teachers and other frontline workers who are busy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — In a breakthrough that will give better insight into how and where COVID-19 variants are spreading within New Jersey, Atlantic Health System is among the first hospitals in the region to be able to rapidly screen for key viral variants. The organization will begin surveillance ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Livingston Health Department (LHD) released an age breakdown of the 229 cases reported in March, data indicated that slightly more than 51% of all cases were reported among people 30 years or younger, including 28 cases (or 12.22%) under 10 years old, 56 cases (or 24.45%) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Every day, new people are added to the national organ transplant waiting list that currently includes about 108,000 people whose lives depend on an organ transplant. This week, more than 150 of them will die because not enough organs are available. Thousands of others whose lives ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents age 65 and older are encouraged to answer questions about their life over the past year in a COVID-19 Impact Survey being distributed through the North Jersey Age-Friendly Coalition Partners by March 31. The survey, which can be accessed BY CLICKING HERE, ...

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NEW JERSEY — A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients and donor families has been established to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department reported the township's 1,800th case of COVID-19 among residents on Monday, including 147 cases since March 1 and 635 cases since the start of the year.  During Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, the governor said he does ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — A new initiative announced on Friday to prioritize vaccinations for teachers and school support staff will begin on Monday, March 22, with special appointments now available exclusively to those residing in Essex County or working at public, private, charter and parochial schools ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Halfway through March and three days before the anniversary of Livingston’s first reported case of COVID-19, the Livingston Health Department has reported a new cumulative total of 1,752 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 22 new cases over the weekend and 99 cases ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A traveling sign display created by Family Advocate Care Experience (FACE) to raise awareness throughout the state about senior citizens languishing alone in long-term care (LTC) centers recently visited Livingston in an effort to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Five days before the one-year anniversary of Livingston’s first COVID-19 case, the Township of Livingston has reported a cumulative total of 1,730 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 77 new cases in the first 12 days of March. According to this week’s Livingston ...

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