Health & Wellness

August 15, 2018

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among ...

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LITTLE FALLS NJ - The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center will host an in-depth conversation about the national opioid crisis on July 21. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will lead the conversation about opioids and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until 10 p.m. July 9. According to he alert, the New Jrsey Department of Environmental Protection 'An Ozone Action Day' has been declared! Ozone is forecast ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- The results from months of strict dieting and intense iron pumping in the weight room will be on display as bodybuilding’s best physiques and local beach bodies take center stage this weekend in Nutley. Extreme Gym and International Natural Bodybuilding Association host the annual ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad share the EPA's air quality warning for Monday July 2.  The air quality is determined to be 'VERY UNHEALTHY.' The Environmental Protection Agency has an air monitoring station in the Newark area that tests for things like ozone. The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - There is a no/low water pressure on the southwest part of Town.  This area is supplied by Newark Water Supply.  They have a major break in their distribution system. The Nutley Water Department is working to restore water pressure as soon as possible. Further alerts will be issued ...

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Falls Prevention and Physical Therapy  What you need to know!   One in four adults over age 65 will experience a fall each year. A senior who falls can suffer devastating injury or, in some cases, death. Falls prevention starts with knowing the risk factors, and recovery from fall-related ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver during the, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2016. AAA reports that the average of 10 people per day is a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year. As school lets out for the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Join Nutley's current mayor, Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli, and Mayor-For-The-Day Bradley Higgins, this Sunday for the first 'Greenutley Farmers Market Walk and Talks' of the season.  Each Sunday, a group of people gather at the market manager table at the Nutley Farmers Market before ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - It was a dog day afternoon as American Cancer Society held its second Bark For Life of Nutley on Sunday, June 3, at Memorial Park on Vreeland Avenue.   Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for American Cancer Society's ...

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CLIFTON, NJ-- Pro Staff Physical Therapy held a grand re-opening of their Clifton location. The event marked the unveiling of the newly renovated facility that is now better served to cater to their growing customer base. Pro Staff Physical Therapy and Dynamic Hand Therapy believes in treating ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Members of the Nutley Volunteer and Rescue Squad gathered around host Ruth Bedford and the Good Humor ice cream cart at the annual 'Lollipop Party' in Bedford's Highfield Lane garden on Saturday. The event gets its name from the dum-dum lollipops for sale at the entrance. Guests ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Sounds of motorcycle engines filled the air as bike by bike filled Highfield Lane Sunday, April 29 during the annual Motorcycle Blessing and Holy Roller Run at Grace Episcopal Church in Nutley. About 125 motorcyclists, a total of 150 participants, from all over New Jersey gathered on ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - The 15th Nutley Thriving Survivors Golf Outing got underway shortly after 8 a.m. this morning with 89 community members playing to support those battling breast cancer. The event took place at Essex County Parks' Hendricks Field Golf Course on Franklin Ave. The morning started ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Julie Glazer, sent a letter to Nutley parents Thursday addressing the second season of the Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' that deals with the issue of teen suicide. Dear Parents, Just as I did last year at this time, I want to take a moment ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department annual Bike Rodeo returns to the Township of Nutley Public Safety Headquarters on Thursday May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will include an obstacle course, safety inspections, bike safety, and helmet fittings, The first 100 kids at the event will ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Horses and children donned hats, some fancy, some not during a fundraiser for Team Velvet, Inc. a non-profit that uses horses to help children deal with traumatic experiences in their young lives. Three local individuals were also honored at the May 6 event — Lon Hosford, ...

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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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NUTLEY, NJ - A proclamation was given to the Nutley High School TV III class, under the direction of teacher Jim Kelly, during the board of commissioner public meeting on Tuesday, April 17. For the fifth consecutive year the NHS TV III students took part in the U Got Brains Champion Schools ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Autism rates in New Jersey continue to rise and lead the nation, according to findings from a Rutgers University study.   In a report that examined reports of eight-year-old children, a university study found one in 34 had autism, an increase of 19 from two years ago. “It ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Veronica DePauli, a 7-year-old West Orange resident, is suffering from the blood cancer osteopetrosis, and the only way to overcome her illness is through a bone marrow transplant procedure. Community Blood Services, Be The Match® national registry, is spearheading a search to ...

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Bloomfield, N.J. - From a young age, Luciana was always an entrepreneur. At only seven years old, she would call her younger sister into her room and sprawl out her arms announcing "ROOOOOM SALES!" She would then sell her sister random items from her room and make her use her piggy bank change to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry. To help ...

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