Health & Wellness

January 21, 2019

Morristown, NJ –Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized by the New Jersey Hospital Association with the prestigious 2019 Excellence in Quality Improvement Award for its work to decrease readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ...

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UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health? The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — In response to the crisis that has claimed thousands of New Jersey residents in the past four years alone, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) has launched a media campaign to make families aware of the fentanyl outbreak in New Jersey communities. Drug-related ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Weather authorities are forecasting that the colder temperatures will stick around for awhile, so the Town of Morristown has extended the hours and days that the warming center will remain open.  The National Weather Service is calling for temperatures to remain around the freezing ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has opened a warming center in response to the dropping temperatures. The warming center will be open at the Morristown Fire Department, located at 161 Speedwell Avenue today, Monday Jan. 14, and Tuesday Jan. 15 from 4:30pm - 8am. According to the National ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  A raccoon that was found near Old Mendham Road in Morris Township has tested positive for the rabies, stated the Morris Township Health Department. According to Township officials, rabies is a fatal disease of warm-blooded mammals caused by a virus, most frequently spread ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has opened a warming center in response to the dropping temperatures. The warming center will be open at the Morristown Fire Department, located at 161 Speedwell Avenue on Friday Jan. 11, Saturday Jan. 12, Sunday Jan. 13, Monday Jan. 14, and Tuesday Jan. 15 ...

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With flu season surging in New Jersey, here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy from Dr. Jason Kessler, chief of infectious diseases at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center: Get yourself and family vaccinated with the flu vaccine. This doesn’t always prevent the ...

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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 12:31am 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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Morristown, NJ – Sometimes getting reliable, current health information over the internet is difficult. Searching the internet for material on a health topic can leave a person feeling overwhelmed. MAIN Libraries and Atlantic Health Systems Libraries have partnered with libraries in Morris and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The Township of Morris is now accepting 2019 Cat and Dog License Applications. For a dog license, click HERE. For a cat license, click HERE In Morristown, renewals are due June 30. However, if you are applying for a new license, you will have to create an online SDL ...

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(TRENTON) - As another holiday season unfolds, the New Jersey Department of Human Services reminded individuals with substance use disorders and their friends and loved ones of coping strategies to help support them during the season. The holidays are typically marked by celebration and good ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Harding resident and Atlantic Health EMS employee, Reid Cappel has dedicated his life to helping others. Now, the man who has helped his community, needs our help. He is need of a kidney. Cappel was born with one kidney instead of two. And now that one remaining kidney is only ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline. At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Fire House will open as a warming center as temperatures dip this week. The Town of Morristown has announced when temperatures drop below 20 degrees, warming centers are opened. The warming center at the Morristown Fire House, located at 161 Speedwell Avenue will ...

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TRENTON NJ – Aiming to help protect students at New Jersey’s four-year colleges and universities from meningitis outbreaks, the Assembly Health and Senior Services committee approved bipartisan legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter Monday. “This bill would create a proactive ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Fire House will open as a warming center as temperatures dip this week. The Town of Morristown has announced when temperatures drop below 20 degrees, warming centers are opened. The warming center at the Morristown Fire House, located at 161 Speedwell Avenue will ...

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On May 29th, 2018, Harold Arnold of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania was rushed by his wife to Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center with chest pain. His case was a true emergency, and his heart valve began leaking while he was being transported to the cardiac cath lab for a procedure.

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EDISON, NJ – With Thanksgiving a day away, remember to be safe when cooking that turkey. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry- associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - The chill many feel isn't from the recent snowstorm. It's the glaring statistics on suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18. The number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center -- along with Overlook 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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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MORRISTOWN – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized as one of 83 participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need. During the month of November, donors can give blood at three locations in Morristown.  Friday Nov. 9 Morris County Courthouse; 9am - ...

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Human Services Issues Coping Strategies & Tips for Loved Ones (TRENTON) - As Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday and everyone sets their clocks back, the New Jersey Department of Human Services issued coping strategies for people who battle depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder ...

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