Health & Wellness

August 6, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - In an effort to combat the heat heavy hanging heavy over the area Millburn Township announced two cooling stations that residents can take advantage of to beat the heat. Cooling Stations in Millburn Township: Millburn Free Public Library Monday to Friday: 9:30am – ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in Livingston, recently became the only hospital in New Jersey and one of only 49 nationwide to receive a 13th consecutive ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit Hospital Watchdog ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital had a special guest stop-by on day three of the NFL draft. Sam Darnold, the New York Jets first round draft pick, certainly didn't waste a moment in giving back to his new community. Darnold arrived at the Atlantic Health Jets ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Throughout the month of April, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) partners with the New Jersey Sharing Network (NJSN) during Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the critical shortage of organs and tissue for transplantation. Together, the organizations encourage everyone ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and Thursday night he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center received the Employer of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the Association of People Supporting Employment First (NJ APSE) during the Facing the Future 26 Conference on transition and employment. The Association of People ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility headquartered in Livingston, has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Day, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) is hosting a special forum entitled “What’s NEW in Parkinson’s Disease," sponsored by the Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Family Advisory Committee and featuring guest speaker Arash Fazl, MD, Ph.D., no ...

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TAPintoTravels - With Governor Murphy’s expansion of access to medical marijuana, more patients will be seeking the treatment.  There are only 5 dispensaries in New Jersey, so most patients will have to travel for their prescriptions. TAPinto communities hosts 2 of the current locations ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), was recently named one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. According to RWJBH, the biennial recognition honors leading minority ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - During the day Tuesday residents of Millburn/Short Hills can expect a mostly sunny day with highs in the mid-40's, but it is the calm before the forecasted winter storm.  According to the forecast projections from Weather.com rain is set to roll in the early evening with a mix of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Summit's Overlook Medical Center is one of two Atlantic Health System hospitals named among America's Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, a Denver, CO-based industry research company that compiles and maintains a comprehensive database of information on physicians, hospitals and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Two Atlantic Health System hospitals are the only in New Jersey to be named America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals from Healthgrades. Morristown Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ for the third consecutive ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family have raised more than $40,000 for the Heart Center at SBMC through their fourth annual indoor cycling fundraiser Cycle Red for Heart Disease, held in Livingston for the first time this year at the recently opened CycleBar ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a certification program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and ...

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Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye. WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have been working on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A positive test for pertussis at Montclair High School. Just what does that news mean for Montclair Public School parents and students?  On Tuesday, Montclair School District officials announced that students may have been exposed to a person who tested positive for pertussis at ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, opened a state-of-the-art, hybrid operating room to accommodate the increasing number of transcatheter (minimally invasive) structural heart procedures and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs) performed. The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Morristown Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have each received the 2018 'Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence' from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to raise support and awareness for heart health, members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family will host Cycle Red for Heart Disease, an indoor cycling event that will feature three different 45-minute cycling classes on Feb. 25 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) recently marked Jan. 23 as the first statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day. According to RWJBH, the proclamation for Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on May 11, 2017 with the objective ...

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