HEALTH & WELLNESS
TOP STORIES

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

August 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Hazardous Weather Heat Advisory in Effect for Tuesday in Millburn

MILLBURN, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert for a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey for Tuesday, August 7 until 8 pm that includes Millburn and the whole of Essex County.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Renowned Breast Surgeon, Rebecca Yang, M.D., Joins Atlantic Breast Associates at Overlook Medical Center

Renowned breast surgeon, Rebecca C. Yang, M.D., has joined Atlantic Breast Associates at Overlook Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, part ofAtlantic Health System Cancer Care.  Dr. Yang, who is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained breast surgeon, joins Atlantic Breast Associates from her role as director of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at ...

Governor appoints monitor to oversee University Hospital

A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“Given the scope of the problems found at University Hospital, these immediate actions are necessary to ensure the facility can continue providing the highest level of ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks

LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

“The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural treasures, and a place for families to ...

Overlook Medical Center Sole NJ Institution Named to '100 Great Community Hospitals' List

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders, which includes Becker’s Hospital Review and other ...

Rutgers, RJWBarnabas Enter $1B, 20-Year Agreement

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school.

Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will fund and have access to latest medical research at the state university to improve health ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills