Health & Wellness

September 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The American Red Cross urges people of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. On Saturday September 29, the Calvary Baptist Church located at 10 Martin Luther King Avenue will host a blood drive from 10:30am - ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Ambulance, a division of Atlantic Health System, sent a team of three paramedics in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance to South Carolina to aid in the relief efforts being organized by FEMA in preparation for Hurricane Florence. The team, consisting of Richard ...

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SUMMIT, NJ, – Olivia Gaston’s long-standing interest in medical science, particularly the prevention and treatment of cancer, was only enhanced by a summer internship at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia. During the three-week internship, Gaston shadowed physicians and witnessed multiple ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step ...

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The makers of Children's Advil have recalled their bubble gum flavored product due to overdose fears. According to the company, the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters. The company stated that the unmatched dosage cup and ...

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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 12 noon and continuing through 8 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when ...

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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.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two mosquito samples in Morristown have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The most recent sample was taken from the woods near Cory Road, while a previous sample was taken from the woods near Streeter Pool. According to Township officials, the Morris County Mosquito ...

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Charlotte, N.C.– New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System has been awarded the 2018 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award from DebMed for having the “cleanest hands in healthcare” due to its high level of sustained hand hygiene compliance. “We are incredibly proud that our dedication to hand hygiene and ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination ...

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Morristown Medical Center Nationally Rated in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery  Overlook Medical Center Highly Rated and Recognized for Neurology & Neurosurgery  Morristown, NJ—Atlantic Health System today announced that Morristown Medical Center was ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown will open cooling centers for residents due to the high temperatures hitting the area. The town has opened the Morristown Fire House and The Morristown Senior Center for residents. Cooling Centers will be open beginning Tuesday August 7 through Saturday ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Monday evening in the Morristown area. 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 ...

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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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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' Monday morning for most of New Jersey from noon Monday, July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat ...

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NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone. The National Weather Service issued an air ...

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Dr. Angela Alistar is national principal investigator for first-in-class drug CPI-613 Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System is now enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials.  Angela Alistar, MD, a nationally known expert on pancreatic cancer, is serving as national Principal ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  With the heat wave expected to continue this week, the town has announced that cooling centers in town will be open through Friday July 6 so people can escape the high temperatures. The Morristown Fire House, 161 Speedwell Avenue will be open from 8am - 6pm. In addition to the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Environment Protection Agency issued an air quality warning for Monday July 2. The air quality is determined to be 'VERY UNHEALTHY.' The Environmental Protection Agency has an air monitoring station in the Newark area that tests for things like ozone. The reading taken this ...

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New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center Calls on Residents to Donate Blood Throughout the Holiday Period NEW BRUNSWICK (June 29, 2018) – New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center announced a blood emergency in the run up to summer, but with the 4th of July approach, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid 90's over the next couple of days, the National Weather Service has forecasted. With the hot temperatures, the Town of Morristown has opened cooling centers for residents. Beginning Friday June 29, the firehouse located at 161 ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Roxbury resident John Robbins, manager of the nonprofit Morris Community Wellness Center, was recently named Morris County’s Terri Belske Consumer Advocate of the Year. Robbins heads the Parsippany-based center that “promotes responsibility, recovery and wellness by ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The movie titled, Suicide: The Ripple Effect will be shown on Monday July 9 at the Bridgewater Commons at 7:30pm. The showing is hosted by Shawn O'Steen. A group from The Peyton Heart Project plan to attend and they are inviting community members to attend as well. The ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year. As school lets out for the ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New Jersey, New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island  to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area. In ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A boil water advisory has been issued for Morristown and Morris Township for Friday June 8. At approximately 5:00 AM on June 8, 2018, a water main break occurred at or near the intersection of Washington Valley Road and Whitehead Road in Morris Township, stated SMCMUA ...

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The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Celebrates 20 Years Morristown, N.J – The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center celebrates its 20th Anniversary at its National Cancer Survivors Day event, Sunday, June 10 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  The event is open to Carol G. Simon Cancer ...

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