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Passaic County Plans "Bridging The Gap From Addiction to Recovery" Roundtable Discussion

July 20, 2018

PATERSON, NJ - "Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Recovery," an informative roundtable discussion, will be presented on July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eva's Village Community Kitchen, 393 Main St. Paterson. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is being sponsored by the Passaic County Prosecutors Office, St. Joseph's Health, Eva's Village and United ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Volunteers for Important Breast Cancer Study

Researchers at Kessler Foundation in West Orange are studying new ways of combating breast cancer-related weakness and fatigue. These symptoms can diminish quality of life and often last long after treatment has ended. If you are a woman aged 40-75, who was diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 10 years*, you may qualify for this important research study.

Researchers are examining ...

Sports, Medicine, and the Opioid Crisis at Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls on July 21

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 to 5 p.m. 

Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will lead the conversation about opioids and sports with a question and answer period to follow. 

There will also be a presentation ...

N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget.

The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection among Baby ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

Passaic County Offers Free Fitness Classes

You don't need a gym membership to get fit and exercise. Goffle Brook Park features an outdoor fitness circuit available to anyone. Get classes from trained professionals on how to use our equipment, and use those lessons all year round.

All classes are designed for every level, and you can come to any class at any time. Classes are offered at the park, located on 794 Lafayette Ave, ...

Free Yoga Classes Offered By Passaic County in Woodland Park and Wayne

Passaic County is offering free yoga classes this summer. Classes are held at Garret Mountain Reservation's Overlook Park, located on 8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park, every Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. until Aug. 30. Classes are also held on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Dey Mansion, 199 Totowa Rd., Wayne, until Sept. 24 (no session on Sept. 3). Classes are designed for all ...

Passaic County Health Department Offers Safety Tips for Dealing With Ticks

The Passaic County Health Department notes that this year reports of ticks have been higher than usual.

Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick. Ticks feed on the blood of animals and infected ticks transmit the disease as they feed. Ticks will feed not only on wild animals but dogs, cats and humans. When people or pets visit or live near or visit wooded areas, they run a risk of contracting ...

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