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Jessica Israel, MD, Named Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health

September 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Jessica Israel, MD, a resident of Matawan who has been a practicing geriatrician with RWJBarnabas Health since 2002, was recently appointed as Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health. 

In this new role, Dr. Israel will be working alongside geriatricians and interdisciplinary teams from across the system to develop innovative, cohesive programs with a ...

Overlook Recognized for Treatment of Depression by The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification for Depression, making Overlook one of a small number of hospitals in the nation to achieve this distinction.

According to the National Institutes of Health, major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with ...

CycleBar Livingston Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A week after officially opening its doors, Livingston’s new premium indoor cycling franchise CycleBar hosted a celebratory ribbon cutting on Wednesday on location at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein, members of the Livingston Township Council and members of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) joined ...

Inspiring Story of Morristown Medical Center Surgeon to Be Featured on ABC’s 20/20

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, the top-ranked private research university in Ohio.

It was a typical a Sunday evening, as ...

Saint Barnabas Celebrates Grand Opening of Cooperman Family Pavilion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local dignitaries, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) staff and benefactors of the new Cooperman Family Pavilion—a five-story, 241,000-square-foot SBMC facility that is expected to change the healthcare landscape in New Jersey when it officially opens on Sept. 18—were invited to a celebratory ribbon cutting on site on Thursday evening.

The grand ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling--Interview With Suicide Prevention Leader Dr. Christine Moutier

HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the second leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.  Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

RWJBarnabas Health Expands Access to Rapid Diagnosis and Treatment for Stroke

LIVINGSTON, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health urges its patients to “act F.A.S.T.” when stroke strikes by learning the signs and symptoms of a stroke and provides information on increases access to care for after diagnosis and treatment.

According to the health professionals at RWJBarnabas, approximately 800,000 people suffer each year from stroke, which is the fifth-leading cause of ...

Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Launches Exercise Class for Parkinson's Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ - A unique exercise program entitled “Rock Steady Boxing,” which is based on training used by boxing professionals that has been adapted for people with Parkinson’s disease, will now be available at the Center for Health and Wellness at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (BHACC) located in Livingston.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this ...

Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ragweed season has begun in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counting station and a specialist in allergy and immunology with the Rutgers Center of Environmental Prediction at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The major ...

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