Health & Wellness

November 12, 2018

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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A water main break has occurred on North Fullerton Avenue which has caused the customers in the following area to be without water or to experience a significant loss of pressure: 193 to 254 North Fullerton Avenue and all of Fessler Place A potential threat to the quality of water being ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Local resident Nick Sauter has been a pillar of the community for countless years and has touched the lives of so many as a former vice principal, athletic director, teacher, football and track coach at Passaic Valley High School. As an active member of St. Agnes Episcopal ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by two central New Jersey lawmakers that requires schools to maintain a supply of an opioid antidote and to permit the school nurse to administer the antidote to counteract an overdose was signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Murphy. State Sen. Christoper "Kip" ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  Local weather forecasts call for high temperatures in our area for the next few days. The following facilities will be ...

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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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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in East Brunswick. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, which ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Join the 5K run/walk for a cause on September 1 at Brookdale Park. Spread The Purple is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission to provide guidance to both individuals and families for the right resources and assistance they can use during unexpected circumstance.

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WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Department of Community Services (DCS) will collect bulk waste, along with FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste in Section 1 this Wednesday, August 15. DCS will also have a SPECIAL COLLECTION of FLOOD-RELATED bulk waste (Sections 1 and 2) at the curb on Saturday, August 18. Residents ...

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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