Health & Wellness

October 5, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council supported a first reading of an ordinance to ban marijuana in the municipality.  Councilman Jerry Murphy was the only member not to vote yes on Ordinance 18-15. If approved, Sparta would join a number of towns preempting the possible legalization of recreational ...

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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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SPARTA, NJ — It’s time to Turn the Town Teal, raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Annually the Lopez family tie teal ribbons on the lamp posts on Main Street. That is not the end of their efforts. The Lopez family holds several small events throughout the year, for the Janice Lopez Ovarian ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Police advice of possible traffic delays on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 from 7 until 11 a.m. East Shore Trail will be the site of the annual Askin & Hooker Labor Day Walk/Run 5K. Pre-race packets can be picked up on the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk from 4 until 6 ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials advise there will be truck mounted mosquito spraying on Friday, August 31 between 5 and 11 p.m. According to the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control the treatment will be with active ingredient Etofenprox.  The roads scheduled for treatment include ...

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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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NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials have announced all the fields in Memory Park and the Pool will be closed this evening because of mosquito spraying,  All practices are cancelled.  Upper Memory Park, including the Park and Ride and roller hockey will be affected as well. The Sussex County ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Sussex County Office of Mosquito control has announced truck mounted application for adult mosquito control on Thursday, August 23 between 5 and 11 p.m.  Areas and roads that will be treated include: South Park Drive, North Park Drive, Mount View Street, Trinity ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton officials have announced aerial mosquito larviciding will continue through August 3 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Mosquito Control is conducting the application by plane. Officials note it is not a liquid ...

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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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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton officials have announced there will be aerial mosquito spraying by plane on July 24 to 27 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The larviciding will be done through the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control. They will be using a solid granular material for the control of ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers ...

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NEWTON, NJ –Town of Newton officials have announced Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Health-Office of Mosquito Control will be conducting truck mounted application of Ultra Low Volume or ULV spraying of adult mosquitos on June 28 between 5 and 11 p.m.  The ...

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The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health - Office of Mosquito Control will be conducting a truck mounted ULV Application of Adult Mosquitos on June 14th between 5pm and 11pm. The spraying area will include but is not limited to: South Park Drive, North Park ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health ...

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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 ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Town Council proclaimed April Donate Life month at the meeting on Monday, April 9.  Representatives from the New Jersey Sharing Network were on hand to accept the proclamation read by Mayor Wayne Levante. Kelly Bonventre, manager of Philanthropy and Foundation Programs ...

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NEWTON, NJ-- The Center for Prevention and Counseling announced a new prevention initiative addressing alternative approaches to pain management in older adults. Sussex County residents are invited to the inaugural event “Your Health and You … What You Need to Know About Taking Control of Your ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health. The ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council proclaimed April Donate Life month at the meeting last week.  Mayor Josh Herzburg read the proclamation with representative from the New Jersey Sharing Network’s Sussex Donate Life Group.  Kelly Bonventre, Sparta resident and manager of Philanthropy and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young Sparta woman is taking on a challenge of a lifetime and she is doing it for her mom.  Claire Romine is running across the country to raise awareness and give support for young adults with cancer. This summer Romine will be part of the 25-member Team Baltimore working with 4K ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students held their inaugural meeting of the Donate Life Club on Wednesday, March 14. Minutes after the walk out in solidarity with Parkland school shooting victims, thirty students met in a classroom during lunch to hear from the NJ Sharing Network about organ ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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The Town of Newton Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has opened a warming station for Newton residents without power.  The location is Firehouse No. 1 on Mill Street.   The hours of operation are Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:30a.m. until 6:30 p.m. or otherwise needed.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear ...

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HARDYSTON, NJ – The Sussex County YMCA was packed on Saturday afternoon.  People from all over Sussex County came by to try out the new facilities and see the expansion and renovations.  Special guests spoke at the opening ceremony in the new gymnasium. Jennifer Gardner, Executive Director ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert ...

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