Health & Wellness

January 19, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rachel Dolohan, a New Jersey music teacher, experienced a great life change whenever she decided to visit Dr. Karl Strom, bariatric surgeon with Mountainside Medical Center. Prior to this visit, she had an initial bariatric surgery that was not successful. “When I first saw Dr.

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CAMDEN, NJ– In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a non-addictive way to treat pain. Nathan Fried, a Rutgers University‒Camden assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, 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 ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - The first baby born in 2019 at Clara Maass Medical Center is Owen MacBlane. He was born at 2:28 p.m. New Year's Day and weighed in at 8 lbs. 1 oz. His proud parents are Timothy MacBlane and his wife, Charity Knowles.  For those keeping track of these things, Owen will be ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations. Gelman, whose ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to lack of taxi company options, the Seniors in Taxis program will discontinue in 2019.  It was an impactful pilot, and they are looking into additional transportation options, officials announced. In the meantime, Montclair residents 55+ and residents with disabilities of ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned. University Hospital’s Board of Directors Thursday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.   John Kastanis will officially leave his post as ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – 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, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a change in leadership at University Hospital after two more infants died at University Hospital amid a state investigation of four bacterial infection cases.  MORE: State Investigates Bacterial Infection Cases at University Hospital The state ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report. The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Due to the impending weather, the annual Bloomfield Spirit Run for Saturday October 27 is canceled.  All previously announced road closure related to the event are also canceled.  It is not known if there are plans to hold the event on another date. 

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BLOOMFIELD – The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee (BMAC) and the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring "An Evening with Dianne Grossman" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the final session in a four-part series for parents on raising teens in the digital age. The free event ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Saturday, October 13, Aging In Montclair (AIM) will hold its Second Annual Stroll-a-thon fundraiser at Edgemont Park, from 10 AM to approximately noon.  Strollers solicit pledges from family and friends to walk around Edgemont Pond, about ¼ mile, either per circuit or for a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Public Education Committee held a woman's health and wellness day on September 22, 2018. Entitled, "A Girlfriend's Day" as the foundation prepares to celebrate 30 years and held at the Wally Choice Community Center, attendees ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence, which at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 was located about 1,200 miles southeast of Bermuda. The track remains uncertain but it is a reminder that it is still hurricane season. The risk of Florence impacting the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Public School District has announced an early dismissal for the first day of school, September 6 due to the extreme heat forecast. Montclair Public Schools joins dozens of other school districts across New Jersey who made the same decision for the first day. The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The 8th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence will take place on September 8, 2018 in Canterbury Park, Montclair, NJ from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Organizers are requesting for participants to help raise awareness about domestic violence by either attending the 8th Annual Walk Against ...

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