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August 7, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ- With each passing school year it seems that backpacks are getting progressively bigger and definitely heavier. Pass any school as children are coming or going and, judging by the the size of the packs on their backs, it may look like a group of explorers preparing to scale Mt. Everest. Although it's difficult to get away from your child having to lug a heavy backpack to and ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

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 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk Returns to Turtle Back Zoo

WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host its annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange.

Under the leadership of Alan Lieber, president of Overlook Medical Center and vice president of Atlantic Health System, the community will ...

Essex County Family Gives Back and Plans Fundraising Walk to Raise Money for NICU

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are thriving today. Now, the Mongiello family is giving back and helping other families going ...

Family Reaches Out to Others After Death of 20-Year-Old Son

RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The death of a 20-year-old township boy has led his family to ask “those who need help, please reach out to those who love you.

“To all those who struggle, know your pain is not isolated and there are others who understand, and want to help. The hardest step is to put out a hand,” reads the obituary of Christopher Evan Soldano.

Soldano died July ...

What Does Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Mean?

What does it mean to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)?

I recently spoke with future DPT intern Timothy O’Connor from Seton Hall University and asked him this question. He said that “it means that I have the knowledge and skills to gather all the information needed to treat each patient, regardless of what systems in the body are involved. A doctorate in physical therapy will ...

The Seeing Eye to host USATF certified Doggy Dash Walk & 5K in October

The Seeing Eye Doggy Dash's 6th event will once again feature our popular USATF certified 5k course with awards for top finishers, and all walk and 5k pre-registrants get a free t-shirt! This is a USATF sanctioned event. Come celebrate Blindness Awareness month this October with our 5k run and walk (t-shirts available to event day registrants while supplies last). We will also offer ...

Insurance Report Shows August is Deadliest Month for Driving

COLUMBUS, OH - A report from Nationwide Insurance shows that August is the deadliest month for driving. The report is based on data from the company's customers and he Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

According to the report, Nationwide members reported more accidents in August 2016 (60,976) than any other month over the last four years.    ...

Governor appoints monitor to oversee University Hospital

A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“Given the scope of the problems found at University Hospital, these immediate actions are necessary to ensure the facility can continue providing the highest level of ...

Garden Your Way to Better Health

Break out the tools and garden your way to a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Gardeners have always know it, but now research proves that gardening is a great form of exercise.

You’ll work out all your major muscle groups when raking, digging and planting for an hour.  Include gardening as a major component of your workout schedule.  You’ll stretch and strengthen ...

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