Overlook Medical Center, Other Atlantic Health System Hospitals Seek Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Participants

July 14, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - When treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is over 90 percent. Unfortunately, only 15 percent of cases are found at this early stage due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of available early detection tests.

When discovered at a more advanced stage, the ovarian cancer survival rate can be as low as 18 ...

Millburn Doctor Named Family Physician of the Year

TRENTON, NJ – Millburn resident Thomas P. McCarrick, MD, MBI, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Vanguard Medical Group, was recognized as the 2017 New Jersey Family Physician of the Year by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP).
Each year, this award is presented to one outstanding physician in the state who best exemplifies the tradition of ...

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) and its parent company,  New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency and is asking the public to please find time to donate blood at a NJBS donor center or convenient blood drive to help replenish the community’s blood supply. Recent national tragedies are reminders that it is imperative to always have an ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

Trader Joe's Issues Recall for Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Trader Joe's has issued a recall of its private label 'Green Tea Matcha' ice cream due to foreign matter in the product. 

This is a voluntary recall because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product. There have been no injuries or illnesses have been reported to date and all product in stores has been removed from freezers ...

Local EMS Squads Celebrated By Overlook Medical Center

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they serve.  The event highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of members of several local squads in the region at the 21st Annual Excellence in EMS Awards Dinner, on May ...

Millburn Pool Breaks Activity Record with Weekend Heat Wave

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Pool broke its activity record from last year with this past weekend’s heat wave.

The pool brought in 609 people on Saturday and 1,202 people on Sunday, making this weekend’s count around 1800. The pool broke its record from last year for most people (1,031 people) by almost 200 people due to the mid-90-degree weather that scorced the ...

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