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Spotlight on Community: Paramus’ own CarePlus Treats the Mind and Body

October 12, 2018

PARAMUS, NJ -- The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 was a significant moment in American history and a requiem on how Americans think about mental healthcare. One of the last pieces of legislation championed by President John F. Kennedy, the act provided federal funding for community mental health centers and research facilities in the United States.

Some 15 years later, this act was paved ...

Diabetes Foundation Raises $122,000 at 29th Annual Golf Classic Annual Fundraiser Supports Organization’s Programs and Services

PARAMUS, N.J., Oct. 2, 2018 – More than 100 participants came out for a day of friendly competition during the Diabetes Foundation's (DF) 29th annual Golf Classic, which recently took place at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus. The event raised $122,000 in support of the organization’s ongoing programs and services, including medication assistance and camp ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

New Medical Examiner Partnership and Residency Program Underway in Bergen County

HACKENSACK, NJ – Today, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and leaders from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School announced that the medical school has assumed operation of the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office, commencing an innovative new partnership announced earlier this year. The first of its kind in New Jersey, this relationship allows the Medical ...

Flash Flood Warning in Effect

PARAMUS, NJ -- The torrential rain that has poured down this morning is expected to let up soon, but not before 2:00pm, according to the National Weather Service.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kickoff National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September 29

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation to Hold Volunteer Training Class for New ‘Resource Coach’ Program this Friday; Supports Diabetics with Resources Year-Round

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Hackensack-based Diabetes Foundation, which does great work year-round to help individuals dealing with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes obtain the financial and educational assistance needed to manage their diagnoses, is launching a new program for dedicated volunteers who want to serve as Diabetes Resource Coaches. The new program will match diabetics with qualified ...


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