Health & Wellness

November 14, 2018

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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Six-Week Period Runs Nov. 1-Dec. 15 TRENTON, NJ  — As part of the Murphy Administration’s new campaign to get more New Jerseyans insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, State departments and agencies today took action to promote and encourage enrollment in health ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center announced it recently implanted its 100th Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which treats patients who are in end-stage heart-failure. Morristown Medical Center is one of 60 hospitals in the nation to receive the Gold Seal of ...

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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 42 nd World Hospital Congress, held October 10-12 in Brisbane, Australia. On Thursday, October 11, Gragnolati joined a panel of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - This past weekend, the Cardiology Associates of Morristown hosted an event called 'Our Noble 90's", honoring more than 250 of their patients who are over 90 years of age. The cardiology practice organized this event to celebrate these individuals and to show that today people are ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - There are a lot of memorable days in a cancer survivor’s life – some better than others, of course.  For Sally Richter of Denville, September 20th was a favorite because it was her last radiation treatment and a glorious day that would begin the next chapter in her ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) Teal Pumpkin Project is geared toward making Halloween less trick and more treat for children with food allergies. FARE is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness ...

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Morristown, NJ, -- Renowned cancer researcher, Daniel D. Von Hoff, M.D., today presented on groundbreaking research, investigational use of anti-cancer compounds and phase I clinical trial data at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center.  Dr. Von Hoff is Physician-in-Chief and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Yesterday, Atlantic Health System and the New York Jets partnered again in the fight against pediatric cancer. As part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign, five children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Atlantic ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Alzheimer’s New Jersey hosted its second Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s event in Morris County Sunday September 30 at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown. Beginning at 8:30am, hundreds of participants teamed up to walk about three miles in order to raise funds to support ...

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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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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Morris Plains resident and heart transplant recipient Brenda Biscardi recently participated in her first Donate Life Transplant Games, in Salt Lake City, Utah, representing Team Liberty.  Biscardi has struggled with poor heart health for over 40 years and was never able to be ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Sitting down for a health screening can be daunting, but less so when Susan G. Komen brings together women who encourage other women to take care of themselves. That was the atmosphere at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo on Sept. 29. The expo was in partnership ...

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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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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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