Health & Wellness

March 17, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently celebrated the nation's first 'National Hospitalist Day', which recognizes the talented, dedicated 'hospitalists' -- a term that refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.    That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter. "To protect the student population, we are ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Dr. Steven Marcus, Montville resident and the former director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center, spoke to residents in January about lead poisoning and its dangers. Lead poisoning can lead to blunted intelligence, problems at school, and reduced earning potential, he said.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has added two state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi Surgical Systems to its surgical service offering. The systems will allow more minimally invasive (robotic) procedures to be performed at the medical center, which has completed over 8,900 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center in Summit has become the first hospital in New Jersey to use the WavelinQ, a device that offers a new, non-surgical way to prepare patients for dialysis. The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to create the connection between a vein and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Although she “loves technology,” Lauren Muriello of Well Being Therapy Center wanted parents to know the very real impacts of social media on growing minds, when she presented at Hilldale Elementary School on Jan. 10. Some parents are giving babies phones or tablets to try to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has expanded behavioral health access by relocatinig to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit. Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health services were previously located in a modified residential building with 3,335 square ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth. Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant ...

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NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage. The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31a.m. on January 1, announced Atlantic Health. Aya weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.   Sign up to get all the news as it happens ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Children who are seriously ill or facing end-of-life care decisions spend long periods of time in the hospital and their families require new routines while their loved one is away from home. Liam’s Room, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing pediatric palliative ...

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TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – In recognition of World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, Pine Brook company Diopsys is lending its voice to the global diabetes community to help raise diabetes awareness and advocacy. The company is reaching out to help educate patients and the healthcare community about the clinical and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Towaco Civic Association held its monthly meeting at the Montville Township First Aid Squad. Before discussing their monthly agenda, Frank Thierwechter, an EMT, and Ed Coscia, “Bring the New Ambulance Home” chairman and EMT, spoke to the members about the ...

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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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