Health & Wellness

November 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- along with Morristown and Chilton Medical Centers -- have been named among the top hospitals in the nation for safety by The Leapfrog Group, with each facility earning the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ in Leapfrog's fall 2018 Hospital Safety ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The mother of a 12-year-old who took her own life in 2017 spoke in Montville on Oct. 11, teaching residents her hard-learned lessons on bullying, social media use, and suicide. Dianne Grossman of Rockaway spoke at the Senior House to a packed audience at the ...

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The anti-Semitic massacre at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue Saturday that claimed 11 lives. Nine sick children dying from infection at a Passaic County health facility. A blaze in Dover that left 80 people homeless and destroyed six businesses. Back-to-back hurricanes that decimated ...

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA– Brian Gragnolati, president and CEO of Atlantic Health System, shared success stories from New Jersey with international health care leaders at the 42nd World Hospital Congress, held October 10-12 in Brisbane, Australia. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Gragnolati joined a panel of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Drug Awareness Council hosted Overdose Awareness Day on Oct 7, both to thank first responders for being on the front lines of the opioid addiction epidemic in Morris County, and to continue to bring awareness to the addiction problem in our country. Sharon Cimino spoke of her ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ–  – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award from Vizient, a health care performance improvement partner. The award recognizes top-performing academic medical centers, complex teaching ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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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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MONTVILLE, NJ – Families gathered at the Montville Township Public Library Sept. 26 to learn about healthy after-school snacks as ShopRite’s registered dietician Danielle Colombo presented some ideas and taught the kids about the food groups. She asked the children who had eaten a fruit or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened a 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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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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