Health & Wellness

January 22, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - New Jersey is on the road to legalizing recreational marijuana use. NJ lawmakers have stated it will unlikely be this year when the final vote will occur. According to the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act, persons of at least 21 years of age would be able to be in possession of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road. This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee (MMAC) supports the 2019 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.  National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® in an initiative to provide teens with facts and scientific information about drugs and alcohol in an effort to Shatter the Myths about ...

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Robert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader AwardRobert E. Mulcahy III wins NJHA Healthcare Leader Award Atlantic Health System is proud to announce that Robert E. Mulcahy III was named 2019 Health System Trustee of the Year by the New Jersey Hospital Association. The Trustee of the Year ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a network ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019. Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31 a.m. on January 1, announced Atlantic Health. Aya weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.   Sign up to get all the news as it happens ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. All photos courtesy of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline. At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and  soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, ...

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Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list. The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the ...

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Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ– Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital announced it is the first hospital in the country to be designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. “At present, there is no drug therapy for ...

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On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education ...

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Teens and Vaping:  THE VAPING CRISIS! MMAC’s Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Task Force presents a program for parents on the Vaping Crisis. The event will be held on Tuesday, November 27  7:00 pm at the Millburn Library. If you have a child in school today, you need to know about VAPING and ...

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Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability.  Representatives of Atlantic Health System accepted ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan, who has wanted to be a dentist since she was six years old, is living her dream after opening Deegan Dental in her hometown of West Orange.  Deegan, a product of West Orange Public Schools, received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE! Deegan Dental is happy to announce our New Dental Implant Special Offer that covers a single Complete Tooth Replacement (including the Implant, Stock Abutment and E-max Crown) for only $2,200 per Implant; a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named number 38 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Women’ list– the fourth year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. This ...

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Teens and Vaping:  THE VAPING CRISIS! MMAC’s Drug, Alcohol and Mental Health Task Force presents two programs for parents on the Vaping Crisis. The first event will be held on Thursday, November 1, 11:00 am at the Millburn Library. The second will be held on Tuesday, November 13  7:00 pm at the ...

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Five-Star ratings highlight Morristown’s cardiac and orthopedic excellence MORRISTOWN, NJ –Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center today announced it ranks in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation in a wide variety of specialties and services, according to a report released ...

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA– Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, shared success stories from New Jersey with international health care leaders at the 42nd World Hospital Congress, held October 10-12 in Brisbane, Australia. On Thursday, October 11, Gragnolati joined a panel of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Canteen/Convenco, a Middletown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the yellow Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named number 23 on Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare’ – the first time Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national ...

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