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Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent Shortage

May 22, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

 

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Women Business Owners Collaborate in New Providence to Host Series of Free Group Counseling Sessions for Women of Divorce

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Tara Colandrea, owner of Kindness Counts Therapy in Westfield, and a member of Divorce Dynasty - a female powerhouse group of professional women including therapists, lawyers, and realtors, who are each a champion of their respective roles in the divorce process for this series -- recently held her first of an 8 week series of free group ...

'Visions of Hope': Survivor's Paintings Exhibited at The Connection in Summit Beginning May 30

SUMMIT, NJ - Accomplished artist and breast cancer survivor Susan Hope Schaffer will display her acrylic paintings in a special exhibit entitled "Visions of Hope - Cancer Journeys Reflecting Inspiration and Hope," beginning with a special opening event on May 30, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at The Connection in Summit.

The exhibit -- featuring 17 poignant portraits of cancer ...

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Height Plans Event-Packed Week in Celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Community members were invited to Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights to join in the celebration of life during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week from May 13-18, 2018.   

The week kicked off with a special adopt a grandma day in honor of Mother's Day. Several citizens popped in to ...

Family Promise of Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

SUMMIT, NJ - Drawing a record crowd, Family Promise of Union County -- in partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and a host of volunteers -- hosted its third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford / Elizabeth, welcoming more than 200 attendees to an event that featured free wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods.

A grant from Overlook ...

Real Housewives of NJ Star, Teresa Giudice, Signs Her Book at Luminious MedSpa and Helps Out a Local Family In Need

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Heather Hoffman, owner of Luminous MedSpa Salon in New Providence welcomed Teresa Giudice, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey to sign copies of her latest book, Standing Strong, all to raise money for her Reborn Foundation. 

Giudice, the veteran cast member and indisputable star of eight seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, arrived promptly at 7 p.m.

Skin Deep Salon and Spa Announces Best Mom Essay Winner

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Skin Deep Salon and Spa is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winners of their BEST MOM essay contest: New Providence 8th graders, Anthony and Christopher Wippich, who wrote in about their mom Rose. 

Mom will enjoy a Signature Spa Retreat valued at $240, a European facial,  a 60-minute therapeutic massage, a manicure, a pedicure and lunch. Happy ...

TAPinto Sponsors Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate those who have fought the disease and the science and energy behind the ...

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights Offers Special Summer Respite Care Rate

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - We all need and deserve a vacation. With Summer approaching, Autumn Lake is offering a reduced rate for Respite Care starting May 1 through Sept. 1, 2018 for your elderly loved ones. Minimum two night stay at our beautiful facility for $300 per night. 

We provide three healthy meals a day, snacks, activities, monitor and administer ...

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Red Cross Shares 20 Ways to be Safe This Summer

May 24, 2018

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The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when many people will begin traveling, firing up the grill, and enjoying swimming and other water-related activities. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have fun and offers 20 things people can do to be safe all summer ...