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Morristown Children’s Hospital First Hospital in New Jersey to Administer Newly Approved Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

March 25, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, was the first hospital in the state to administer nusinersen, a newly approved medication to a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and sometimes fatal genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle strength and movement.

Because of the demand for the ...

Overlook Hosts Facebook Live Event Answering Questions Regarding Weight Loss Surgery

SUMMIT, NJ - Ever wonder when someone should consider weight loss surgery? How much weight a person can expect to lose? Or what the health benefits are?

Visit Overlook Medical Center’s Facebook page March 24 at 2 p.m. (EST) for a Facebook Live event in which Ajay Goyal, MD, medical director of Overlook’s bariatric surgery program, will answer these and other ...

Nutley Health Department launches 'Operation Anne' Bone Marrow Registry Drive

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Township Health Department has scheduled a Bone Marrow Registry Drive for Tuesday March 28 at the Department of Public Affairs. The drive, 'Operation Anne.' is named for Nutley resident Anne Rotonda who battling AML – Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers told TAPinto Nutley that "Anne is one of America's greatest heroes.

Anesthesiologist with South Orange Office Among 31 Physicians Sanctioned for Allegedly Over-Prescribing Painkillers

NEWARK, NJ – Sanctions were made against 31 physicians, including Amgad Hessein who owned Advanced Pain Management Specialists in South Orange, who allegedly over-prescribed painkillers and other narcotics that can lead to addiction, stated State Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs on Thursday, March 2.

According to a news ...

Red Cross Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips

PRINCETON, NJ - The American Red Cross is keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected to impact New Jersey, bringing with it the potential for significant snowfall amounts, high winds and coastal flooding to affect various parts of the state. The Red Cross has steps people can take to prepare for and stay safe during this hazardous weather.

“As the winter storm approaches, we ...

For 9th Year, Atlantic Health System Named to Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For' List

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 46 in its ninth consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and one of only three New Jersey-based companies on the list, ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 13 to Provide Shelter During Winter Weather

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from 6 p.m. on Saturday to 9 a.m. on Monday due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said providing the homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme ...

Trader Joe’s Recalls Applesauce Due to Possible Presence of Glass Pieces

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe’s announced Sunday that the company was voluntarily recalling the following unsweetened apple sauces in all stores because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce barcode 00015905, all codes through “Best before Aug. 8, 2018.”
Trader Joe's Organic ...

Overlook Medical Center in Summit Named Among 'America's 100 Best Hospitals' by Healthgrades

SUMMIT, NJ -- Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized as one of ‘America’s 100 Best Hospitals’ for clinical excellence by consumer rankings group Healthgrades. The designation places Overlook in the top 2 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance.

“As health care becomes ever more focused on value, the national ...

Getting Physical —Therapy, That Is: South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness

South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness Expands it’s Facilities to Better Serve the Community 

Acceptance of Physical Therapy Treatments has grown in recent years, due in part to the aging of the baby boomers, injuries from sports and activities, and the public’s interest drug-free remedies. 

To meet this increased demand, South Orange Rehabilitation and Wellness has ...

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