Health & Wellness

October 8, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Yesterday, Atlantic Health System and the New York Jets partnered again in the fight against pediatric cancer. As part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign, five children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out a letter to district parents Tuesday warning of a case of Pertussis, more commonly known as Whooping Cough, discovered at Southern Boulevard School and a suspected case at the Chatham Middle School. The letter informs parents of steps ...

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Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered by the Madison Health Department to Madison, Chatham Township, Springfield and Cranford residents on the following dates and at the following locations:    Tuesday, Oct 16 3:30- 6:00pm Cranford ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting. Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for ...

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Charlotte, N.C.– New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System has been awarded the 2018 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award from DebMed for having the “cleanest hands in healthcare” due to its high level of sustained hand hygiene compliance. “We are incredibly proud that our dedication to hand hygiene and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Visitors to Loantaka Park in Chatham Township no longer have to transport bikes to the park if they wish to ride the scenic paths. Loantaka now has Zagster bikes to use through an APP courtesy of "Morris Moves Bike Share" a program provided by the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In case there is a need for rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients, Chatham showed it was ready on Monday night with a successful landing of a NorthSTAR medevac helicopter on the Chatham Middle School oval. Tim Brown, a paramedic flight nurse and a member of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ— The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer. Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – With Lyme disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, US Sen. Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany on Wednesday to discuss efforts to stem the tide–and to raise awareness.  Recently updated data from ...

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MADISON, NJ – A group of Madison ladies gathered inside Adams Dental on Thursday evening for Ladies Night Out. As they talked, drank, laughed and conversed with the Adams Dental staff, they enjoyed food from local restaurants and a wine tasting provided by Amrish Vakil of Main Street Wine ...

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If you are pursuing a college or graduate degree and searching for a cheap way to get fit, the Madison Area YMCA has you covered. These special one-month trial memberships are available for all students 18 and over at just $61 per month.  Bring a valid college ID and visit the Madison Area YMCA ...

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A handful of people gathered at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub on Sunday afternoon for the closing Paint the Town Yellow ceremony and silent auction. Many of them dressed in yellow attire, signifying their support for this townwide optimism initiative, spearheaded by Whitny Sobala ...

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Ladies Night Out is almost here, and Adams Dental is raffling off exciting prizes! Stop by the office at 1 Kings Road on Thursday, May 10 to hang with the girls and enter a raffle for a chance to win a LUMIBrite professional teeth whitening system and a basket of goodies.  Main Street Wine ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital had a special guest stop by on day three of the NFL draft. Sam Darnold, the New York Jets first round draft pick, certainly didn't waste a moment in giving back to his new community. Darnold arrived at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center ...

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Registration is still open for the Madison Education Foundation’s 15th annual 5K run and walk, set for Sunday at 10 a.m. at Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Ave. Racers can run or stroll through the tree-lined streets of Madison as they raise money for borough schools. Those who wish to ...

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Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center will present “Protecting Your Colorectal Health” on Tuesday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, 333 Mount Hope Ave. in Rockaway. Admission is free and all members of the public are invited to attend. A ...

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Overlook Medical Center in Summit became the "classroom for a day" on Thursday for more than 100 elementary school children during national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Students learned from medical professionals in physical therapy and sports medicine, emergency medicine and the ...

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Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades.  Overlook ...

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Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center during its 20th anniversary kick-off party. The celebration kicked off an upcoming month of festivities to celebrate the center's opening two decades ago. Even before the song rang out, ...

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Adams Dental on 1 Kings Road is giving back to the community in honor of this monthlong event with free oral cancer screenings.  Oral cancer can be a silent killer. Sadly, many people don’t realize they have this disease before it’s too late.  Let ...

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Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium—Partners in Innovation, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. On Thursday night, he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. Overlook was recognized for its role as the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Girl Scout troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes to patients at Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health. Designed to help patients cope during treatment, each donated package was filled ...

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Adams Dental and Healthy Italia are offering their congratulations to Charlotte White of Madison for winning the Oral Health Art Contest. Charlotte drew up dental and eating habits that contribute to healthy living. She was so happy with her Sonicare toothbrush, kids cooking class and gift ...

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Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with Human Papillomavirus-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for ...

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Symptoms of head and neck cancers are often vague, and may include a persistent sore throat, hoarseness or change in the voice, lump on the neck, earache, pain when swallowing and unexplained weight loss. Some people do not exhibit any signs or symptoms.  Morristown Medical Center will provide ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The HOPE ONE van provides addiction and recovery services for Morris County residents. On Tuesday at the Morristown Green, public officials and area residents alike gathered to speak on the impact of these services one year after HOPE ONE made its maiden voyage.  Last year, the ...

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The Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center is one of the oldest and most successful fundraising organizations in the country. And it's celebrating 125 years of service this month. To date, this organization has raised nearly $30 million to support Morristown Medical Center. “I ...

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