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New Providence Volunteer Rescue Squad's Nell Receives Overlook 'Excellence in EMS Award'

June 16, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Volunteer Rescue Squad's Teresa Nell has been selected as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they serve, and ...

'The Art of Healing' Event Renews Beauty In Life for Cancer Survivors at Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, cast the shadow of our burden behind us. -- Samuel Smiles "Wherever you are on your journey as a survivor, never lose hope," said cancer survivor Shannon Vick of Berkeley Heights.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  It's been a year since the launch of the partnership between Summit Medical Group and MD ...

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden.

The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation ...

New Providence's NJ Sharing Network 5K 'Celebration of Life' on Target to Raise $1.25M, Saving Thousands of Lives

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When thousands of participants filled the streets of New Providence at last Sunday's NJ Sharing Network's "Celebration of Life" 5K, they ran or walked with a story, a purpose -- to save lives together.

"When you share the story, you can’t help but to save a life," said Donna Albanese-DeMair, former Chair of NJ Sharing ...

F-Bombs: New Trend in Weight Loss

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A gym virgin no more, Cathy Balsamo is down over 80 pounds and has made health conscious decisions to change her lifestyle and make nutrition and exercise a priority. However, to know her is to know she wouldn't survive a day without an "F-Bomb" or two.

What is an F-Bomb you ask?

Fat Bombs are high fat, low ...

Opioid Epidemic Touches Chatham Mother Whose Son Died of an Overdose

"There were no needles, nothing injected. No pipes. Nothing smoked. You drank it in a tea. And it killed you. Dead the day before my birthday. Dead one month before your 23rd birthday."

Written by a Chatham mother in a letter to her son

CHATHAM, NJ - Kelly Loofbourrow and Marilyn Musielski are like the Paul Reveres of their time, trying to warn everyone in the ...

Record Crowd Turns Out for Summit Area YMCA Mother's Day 5K in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The skies cleared in the nick of time to kick off the Summit Area YMCA Mother's Day 5K to a record crowd of 1,368 on Sunday, May 14 at Memorial Field in Berkeley Heights. After a full day of driving rain the previous day, the morning of the event was greeted by cool breezes and partly cloudy skies, perfect for participants in the run/walk.

Dr. Donald ...

Music Therapist Joins Staff of Peace of Mind Counseling and Wellness Center

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The oft misquoted line, "Music has charms to soothe the savage breast," from the poem "The Mourning Bride," by William Congreve, could very well be the mantra of music therapists. Music is universal and allows you to access some of your deepest emotions -- ones you may not be aware you are experiencing.

Just ask Music Therapist Adam ...

Recognizing Early Signs of Stroke Saves Lives; Kirshner Achieves Full Recovery Thanks to Overlook Medical Center's Professional Team

SUMMIT, NJ -  Radio personalities Mark Mitchell and Steve Pelletier of WMTR 1250 AM Classic Oldies aired live from various area hospitals including Overlook Medical Center in Summit to honor the incredible work of nurses for a special Nurses Week series as well as bring awareness to American Stroke Month.

On Thursday, Pelletier interviewed stroke victim Ruth ...

Muñoz Bill to Protect Health Care Personnel Who Work With Chemo Drugs Signed by Governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation Assemblywoman Nancy F. Muñoz sponsored to protect healthcare personnel who handle hazardous chemotherapy drugs was signed today by Gov. Christie.

“Cancer treatment often consists of a combination of chemo drugs, which are very potent. These powerful drugs may expose workers to a number of serious short-term and chronic effects,” said ...

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Summit Area YMCA Launches New Mobile App

June 22, 2017

When it comes to accessing the Summit Area YMCA’s programs and services, it is important that we provide the most efficient, user-friendly experience for our members and community.  We listened to your feedback and have enhanced the customer experience to better suit your needs. With this in mind, the Summit Area YMCA is  launching its new mobile app for Apple and Android which ...