Health & Wellness

September 18, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – OneMontville presents an evening with Dianne Grossman, founder of Mallory’s Army™, speaking on “How to Protect Your Family from ‘Not My Child’ Syndrome.” This important anti-bullying presentation will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Montville Senior House. After her ...

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TENAFLY, NJ – The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation nominated three parents to serve as consumer advocates for the Department of Defense-sponsored Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). Sarah Foye of Montville, NJ; Joseph Hillenburg of Illinois and Melissa McQueen of Arizona recently ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On July 22, the Montville Township First Aid Squad cadets reviewed life-saving techniques at their monthly meeting. Cadets are high school students 16 years or older who are not certified EMTs, but CPR/AED certified.  During the summer months, many cadets have the opportunity to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory has confirmed that the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found at Soldier Hill Golf Course in Bergen County, making it the fifth county in New Jersey known to have the tick. The Longhorned tick was also found on a child ...

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It’s that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ — OneMontville held its first panel in its speaker series entitled “OneMontvile Unites: Dare to Be Diverse—How to Stand Out and Fit In at the Same Time” on Sunday, June 3. Panelists Jenan Matari, Jamie Bruesehoff, Wendy Sefcik and Kristin Canella addressed topics such as ethnicity, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of the Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad spoke at the May meeting of the Montville Township Chamber of Commerce to explain about the history and current initiatives of the squad. Former president Frank Thierwechter told of how the squad was formed by the ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia for their teenage son has left one family with a new set of life priorities and a new appreciation for the goodness of the people of Montville Township. The Chioccariello family was set to have a normal Thanksgiving last fall, with some ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee proclaimed May as “Celiac Disease Awareness Month” at its April 10 meeting, a move spearheaded by township mom Grace Sumka, whose daughter Elly was recently diagnosed with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Thirteen Hundred Miles.  That's the distance of a loop uniting three 9/11 memorial locations:  The World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the Flight 93 Memorial.  That loop is now a bike trail and today in Parsippany, at the Morris County September 11th Memorial, a celebration was in ...

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  MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center. Even before the song rang out, ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled with things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - There was a big celebration on the Green today when the Hope One Mobile Recovery Vehicle celebrated its first anniversary.  Sheriff Gannon, who conceived the notion of Hope One and brought it to fruition one year ago led the ceremony.  With conviction he said that "People are sick ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A Conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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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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MONTVILLE, NJ – Every day, there are approximately 16 youth suicides in the United States. This sobering statistic was presented to residents at a seminar called “Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times,” presented at the Senior House Feb. 28 through a grant from the Montville Rotary and ...

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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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MONTVILLE, NJ – Gang member. Drug addict. Ex-con. These are labels that fit Michael DeLeon. But he knew his purpose after “God allowed him to come out of prison, land on his feet and live through what he’d lived through,” he told a group of parents at the Senior House at a Drug Awareness ...

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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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The massacre at a Florida high school on Wednesday is hard for adults to wrap their head around, but it can be completely overwhelming for children who hear about it or see images of the carnage. Parents need to help guide their children through the fear, anger, upset and helplessness such a ...

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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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