Health & Wellness

June 21, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – Free vision screenings for adults and children will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi. On a regular basis, the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) pairs up with local ...

Read more »

PARAMUS, NJ – A family-friendly food truck festival will roll into town on Sunday at Garden State Plaza offering an afternoon of live music, children's activities,  and, of course, great eats. The Paramus Food Truck Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Nordstrom parking lot of Garden ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, ...

Read more »

Pillsbury Best 5 lb Flour has been recalled by Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a voluntary recall on approximately 4,600 cases of Bread Flour due to the potential presence of pathogenic E.Coli. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall, said the ...

Read more »

PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco lll joined Bergen New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Deb Visconi, members of the hospital’s senior leadership team, staff, and community members at the hospital’s Rainbow Flag Raising event on June 12 in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride and ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County officials confirmed five cases of mumps in the county jail on Friday evening. A statement released by County Executive Jim Tedesco's office said that the Bergen County Department of Health Services, which serves as the jail's health officer, has not found any ...

Read more »

PARAMUS, NJ -  Work will begin next spring on a project to renovate and modernize the existing Stop & Shop supermarket property on Route 17. The plan, which was approved by the borough's planning board, also calls for the addition of an Applebee's, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Spuntino Wine ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – Hackensack University Medical Center unveiled plans on Thursday to build a state-of-the-art $714 million medical pavilion next to its existing campus on Second Street. Construction is expected to begin this summer with 2022 as the projected opening, according to the hospital.

Read more »

FLEMINGTON, NJ – ShopRite is among the stores alerting its customers today to a recall of an unbleached white flour sold in its stores. Using purchasing information gleaned from customers' "Price Plus" cards, ShopRite is using robo-calls to inform those who may have bought the product. The ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Jail was placed under quarantine Tuesday as officials investigate suspected cases of mumps among the inmates. During a press conference Tuesday evening, County Executive Jim Tedesco said the first case was discovered a day earlier at the facility  According to ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Bergen County Arts & Science Charter School (BASCS), where controversy stirred last month after an LGBTQ-themed mural was covered, will become one of the first in the state to pilot an inclusive curriculum. In May, the school, which rents space from Holy Trinity Church ...

Read more »

PARAMUS, NJ – Valley Health System’s plan to build a $735 million hospital in Paramus to replace its existing facility in Ridgewood received the green light from the Paramus Planning Board last week. On Thursday evening, the board unanimously approved Valley’s site plan application to construct ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – In response to last year’s viral outbreak at a Wanaque pediatric facility that led to 11 deaths and 36 illnesses, lawmakers are advancing new measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring at long-term care locations. The bill (A-5527), which was sponsored by Assembly ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – The county will mark LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a celebration and flag raising ceremony in Hackensack.  The event, which is being hosted by County Executive James Tedesco III and the Freeholder Board, will be held on June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bergen County Administration ...

Read more »

SECAUCUS, NJ – A data breach at a company associated with a major provider of diagnostic testing services has exposed the personal information of millions of patients, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The data breach was at American Medical Collection Agency, ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – First responders from throughout Bergen County were recently honored by Hackensack University Medical Center for their hard work and dedication on the job. The 28thannual Emergency Medical Services Excellence Awards Program, which was held May 13 at the Stony Hill Ill, not only ...

Read more »

PARAMUS, NJ – Spurred by the worst measles outbreak the country has seen in nearly 20 years, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has created a program to educate the public about the disease. On Thursday, New Bridge will present “Measles: Separating Fact From Fiction – What First Responders and the ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ – The Diabetes Foundation recently held its annual Visions of Hope gala, a fundraising effort that benefits programs, care and research related to the disease. At this year’s event – which was May 1 at the Venetian in Garfield, the Hackensac-based not-for-profit organization ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ -- When Bergen County school children are experiencing behavioral or mental health problems during school hours, they can expect to receive understanding and a focused plan to stay in school. CBH Care, the community-based mental health-focused non-profit that has served the greater ...

Read more »

WESTWOOD, NJ -- CBH Care, the North Jersey-based community mental and behavioral health service that provides assistance to some 200 outpatient consumers every day, operates an emergency wellness center to assist hundreds of people when they experience a dangerous mental health crisis. The Westwood ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK – Two local hospitals rank as among the best in the nation, according to a new analysis by Newsweek. In the magazine’s first-ever “World’s Best Hospitals” list, Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital were both named as top facilities for 2019. Altogether, one ...

Read more »

PARAMUS – The Paramus Environmental Commission and Paramus High School Green Team will host their annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday. “Save Our Oceans” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria at Paramus High School and is free to the public. The afternoon will include workshops, ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two ...

Read more »

PARAMUS – When the Paramus Farmers' Market opens next month, there will be some new vendors, as well as many returning favorites, setting up shop for the 2019 season. The weekly market kicks off May 29 and will be held every Wednesday through Oct. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the north parking lot at ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey. The study found the rate increased 43 percent from ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK – Several WWE Superstars took a break from preparing for Sunday’s WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium and paid a visit to the young patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital this week. Johnny Gargano, EC3, Lacey Evans and Ember Moon took the trip Wednesday to the hospital at ...

Read more »

HACKENSACK, NJ -- This Wednesday, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Bergen County Department of Human Services and Division of Family Guidance, local officials and community leaders celebrated the Grand Reopening of the historic Conklin Building ...

Read more »

PARAMUS, NJ - Efforts are underway to help a Paramus native who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. As of Friday morning, a GoFundMe campaign has raised than $13,000 towards its $50,000 goal for Kristi Garino, a Paramus High School graduate.  The 20-year-old, who is a junior at Stevens ...

Read more »

NJ -- Several local police departments will take part in the national U Text, U Drive, U Pay Campaign to make roads safer and combat distracted driivng. According to Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri, Sr., and Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin, both Hasbrouck Heights and ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ -- In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation rarely seen in New Jersey, the State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds. The legislation requires NJ schools to provide maps and ...

Read more »