Health & Wellness

January 16, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer on Wednesday. "We don't forget," James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff, said. "Lisa di Palma ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- The community has asked and the NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices, in conjunction with Mennen Arena, bring this major initiative back beginningFridayJanuary 4thandrunning ten consecutive Friday nights through March 8, 2019, 7:30 pm until 10 pm. Families, ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires.  “One out of three home fires begins in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home,” says Madison State Farm agent Mary Comito.  “The number one cause of fires in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires.  “One out of three home fires begins in the kitchen – more than any other place in the home,” says Madison State Farm agent Mary Comito.  “The number one cause of fires in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – There seems to be an alarming link between technology and teen self-harm.  Recent studies indicate that suicide rates among teenagers have risen to coincide with their ownership of smartphones and use of social media.   The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – OneMontville presents an evening with Dianne Grossman, founder of Mallory’s Army™, speaking on “How to Protect Your Family from ‘Not My Child’ Syndrome.” This important anti-bullying presentation will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Montville Senior House. After her ...

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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 ...

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Bullying takes various forms, from physical abuse to verbal attacks and rumor-spreading, but always, the intention is to inflict harm. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, with a goal of raising awareness about bullying and teaching adults and children how to prevent and stop it. “It ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Soriano attended an official ordinance signing yesterday at the Boonton Reservoir which will open walking trails to the public while protecting the quality of the water that is collected there. The effort was a combined one between Mayor Soriano, Mayor Steve Fulop of Jersey ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America will recognize Louis Brusco Jr., MD, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center, with the 2018 Health and Medical Award for his service as an exemplary role model for the youth of the Morris County area. Dr. Brusco was chosen for his ...

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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 ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - You can help reverse an Opioid overdose by taking advantage of this upcoming Narcan training to be held on September 5th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at High Focus Centers, 1259 Rt. 46 in Parsippany. Topics that will be covered to include: Overdose Prevention Strategies; Signs and ...

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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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Charlotte, N.C.– New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System has been awarded the 2018 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award from DebMed for having the “cleanest hands in healthcare” due to its high level of sustained hand hygiene compliance. “We are incredibly proud that our dedication to hand hygiene and ...

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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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Morristown Medical Center Nationally Rated in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Gastroenterology & GI Surgery  Overlook Medical Center Highly Rated and Recognized for Neurology & Neurosurgery  Morristown, NJ—Atlantic Health System today announced that Morristown Medical Center was ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is holding a special forum, “Opioid Crisis: A Community Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery” on Wednesday, August 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Christ Church in Rockaway Township. Register here . Super Bowl champion and ...

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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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Dr. Angela Alistar is national principal investigator for first-in-class drug CPI-613 Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System is now enrolling patients in four pancreatic cancer clinical trials.  Angela Alistar, MD, a nationally known expert on pancreatic cancer, is serving as national Principal ...

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Kessler Foundation in West Orange, New Jersey is seeking healthy volunteers to participate in a collaborative study with Children's Specialized Hospital. We are looking for healthy boys aged 5-8, who have not been diagnosed with a neurological condition (i.e. concussion, seizures, ADHD), a mental ...

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The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Celebrates 20 Years Morristown, N.J – The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center celebrates its 20th Anniversary at its National Cancer Survivors Day event, Sunday, June 10 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.  The event is open to Carol G. Simon Cancer ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ— The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer. Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia for their teenage son has left one family with a new set of life priorities and a new appreciation for the goodness of the people of Montville Township. The Chioccariello family was set to have a normal Thanksgiving last fall, with some ...

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Download free Red Cross Apps to have safety information at your fingertips The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when many people will begin traveling, firing up the grill, and enjoying swimming and other water-related activities. The American Red Cross ...

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On Saturday, May 26, the Morris County Park Commission’s Sunrise Lake Beach Club at Lewis Morris County Park will open for the summer season, through Labor Day. Spend the day at the beach, and enjoy fun activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, and more. Kids over age seven can run, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Parkline Foundation is inviting everyone to enjoy and experience the first phase of the Summit Park Line on June 2nd with a walking tour.  The walking tour will take place from 9am - 11am and will begin at the parking lot across from the Salerno Duane on Broad Street at the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose ...

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