Health & Wellness

April 27, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a grand display of gratitude, police, fire departments and EMTs from across Essex County recognized the staff of Hackensack Meridian Health - Mountainside Medical Center for their hard work and bravery. On Friday, the Montclair Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nine people died at one Montclair long-term care facility, many in the Montclair community have stepped-up to display acts of kindness to the healthcare workers at the facility. The month of March was a particularly difficult one for the staff and residents of the long-term ...

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 MONTCLAIR, NJ – Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex/Passaic) is proud to announce Senate Bill 2357 which requires hospitals to collect and report racial demographic data on COVID-19, passed the Senate and Assembly on Monday April 13, 2020.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the disparities ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The township Health Department reports that as of 04-10-20, the confirmed number of COVID-19 reported cases in Montclair is 220; the number of individuals who did not survive the illness is 24. The lower number of positive cases is attributed to the Health Department findings ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The township Health Department reports that as of 04-04-20, the confirmed number of COVID-19 reported cases in Montclair is 155; the number of individuals who did not survive the illness is 18. In order to respect the privacy of these individuals and their families, no further ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair Health Department reports that as of this Friday afternoon, the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Montclair is 50; 10 individuals did not survive the illness. All who passed away had underlying health conditions; nine were in long-term care facilities, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In less than a week, three people from a long-term care facility in Montclair have died from coronavirus complications. The most recent death at the facility was the administrator, who died after testing positive. Two residents from the same facility also died from COVID-19 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair nursing home administrator, who tested positive for the coronavirus, has died on March 19, according to the association for health care management. John Cofrancesco, 52, was the administrator at the long-term care facility, Family of Caring (formerly Van Dyk Health ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As of Thursday, there have been five confirmed COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus-related deaths in Montclair, officials confirm.  According to a release, the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services reports the current number of positive COVID-19 cases in Montclair is ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Renaissance Middle School teacher has tested positive for COVID-19, officials announced via email on Wednesday. Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker buried this information within his ninth email to parents. No additional information was given regarding whether or not the staff ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Health Department has announced Tuesday that fourth positive COVID-19 case reported in the Township. Officials at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside hospital stated that a 73-year-old woman tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Health ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - According to Montclair Health Department officials, there are three positive cases of COVID-19 in Montclair. Officials announced on Friday, that two additional presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Montclair have now brought the total number of township individuals testing ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Were you at the YMCA on Tuesday or Thursday this week? If so, you may need to consult your medical professional. A Montclair YMCA member who took exercises classes on Tuesday and Thursday has tested positive, YMCA officials announced Friday. It is not yet know whether the person ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 66-year-old female from Montclair tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday, according to Montclair Health Department Officials. She is currently being treated at Hackensack Meridian Health - Mountainside hospital. The Health Department is following the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Public Schools have sent a letter informing parents that a faculty member was in self-quarantine after testing for the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Though the results for that staff member have not yet come back, just one day later, school officials declared that Montclair ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - For the second year in a row, Montclair Township has been named a 'Healthy Town' by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.  The criteria include mobile fresh food markets. Community walks. Weight-loss challenges. Healthy corner stores. Outdoor yoga. Bike trails. Health ...

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Calling all runners and walkers! Join us in beautiful Brookdale Park for the 5th Annual Saint Cassian 5K & Kids Fun Run Saturday – April 4, 2020! The Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the USATF certified 5K at 9:00 a.m. All Fun Runners will receive a ribbon. In the 5K, the overall ...

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Every year millions of people in the United States are affected by the flu virus. There have been 22 million flu illnesses with 210,000 of them resulting in hospitalizations just this flu season alone. Most of those that catch the flu suffer from a mild flu that will resolve in two or so weeks.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Pain, tightness in the chest and numbness down one arm – these are the symptoms that come to mind when we hear “heart attack.” So when Chris Armstrong felt overwhelming nausea and dizziness, leaving him too weak to even leave the shower, he didn’t think the cause was a blocked ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ [January 2, 2020] – Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2020 on January 1 at 5:04 a.m.  The baby weighs 6 pounds nine ounces and measures 19 inches.  Malikai is the first child of Montclair couple, Jamiyah Thompson and Josiah ...

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Montclair, NJ, - (December 2019) – Advances in cancer treatment technology are having a dramatic impact on patient prognoses and outcomes. Malignant tumors that once required high-risk surgery to remove can now be eradicated non-invasively with fewer side effects, thanks to SBRT, which stands for ...

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Montclair, NJ, - (November 2019) – Chronic and persistent stomach issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), heartburn, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting constipation and diarrhea, can have a variety of causes. Sometimes it’s a structural issue like a mass or tumor, or a biochemical ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Steatosis (STEE-uh-TOE-sis) — commonly called “fatty liver disease”— occurs when the amount of fat in your liver exceeds the normal expected range, usually about 5-15%. Fairly common in the United States, the disease affects as much as 25% of the population, and usually people in ...

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Montclair, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center announced today the launch of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare beneficiaries select a health plan that fits their needs and budget while also retaining their existing hospital and doctors.   The new toll-free ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center received the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence AwardTM, along with a five-star rating in Overall Bariatric Surgery. The hospital has also received five-star ratings for Coronary Interventional Procedures and Hip Fracture ...

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What is Canna Pop-Up? Where haute meets hippie. It’s unique. It’s social. It’s fun. Be ready to lift your mood and enrich your life at a Canna Pop-Up event where the canna-curious, novice, and seasoned cannabis enthusiasts will sample, shop, and savor a CBD experience to remember. We bring ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ  – The Center for Advanced Simulation Training and Learning (CASTLe), also known as the simulation lab at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, has been recognized as an accredited facility in the area of Teaching Education and Systems Integration.  This ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Dr. George L. Cameron, an icon to Montclair-area pet owners, has announced his retirement from Cameron Animal Hospital after a half century. A retirement party and fundraiser in Dr Cameron’s honor will be held Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Greenleaf Café Eclectic. All members of ...

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Montclair, NJ, - (October 2019) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that OB/GYN specialist and father-daughter duo, Robert Montemurro, M.D. and Daniella Montemurro M.D., and have joined the practice to serve the communities growing need in the field of obstetrics and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - BlueWaveNJ will be hosting a panel discussion with three national healthcare policy experts to discuss healthcare policy being proposed by the Democratic Presidential candidates on October 10. The panelists will review what are the front runner candidates proposing, and what ...

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