Health & Wellness

September 21, 2018

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kick-off  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Members of the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force were on hand at Passaic Valley High School's varsity football home opener on Sept 8. The varsity players were recognizing the Borough's and the high school's Stigma Free initiative by wearing lime green socks ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — When it was discovered Little Falls resident Nick Sauter needed a kidney, his family put out a call for a living donor. Now that the search has continued for more than a year, they are reaching out even farther to find a person who can offer that life-saving organ match. A ...

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It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but preparing a safe ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force will be increasing its educational and outreach efforts as the new school year is soon to begin. Founded in the fall of 2016, the task force offers information, education, assistance and support to those who are living with or ...

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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 ...

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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 to 5 p.m.  Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will lead the conversation about opioids and sports ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Public Library, located at 537 Totowa Rd., has been holding Weight Watchers meetings every Saturday morning for the past couple months. It will start its new 17 week program on July 7. Those interested are welcome to come and sit in on a meeting any Saturday they chose.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Founded in the fall of 2016, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is comprised of residents, health care providers, educators, business owners, officials, clergy, law enforcement, first responders and others working together to increase community awareness surrounding mental ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In addition to marking Teacher Appreciation Week May 7  to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, Fla. to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Beatrice Gilmore School held its annual Jump Rope for Heart on March 28. The school had a goal to raise $1,600, however far surpassed that by raising $2,600. Gym teacher Mr. Pomante thanked Mrs. Lori from the American Heart Association for the kick off assembly, nurse Mrs.

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Chris Munson, an alumni of Passaic Valley High School, is battling Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma, which is an extremely rare type of bone cancer. His friends and family are hosting a fundraiser at the Russian Hall on April 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister ...

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TRENTON, NJ - If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s bold goal: to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Nick Sauter, who is well regarded in the community and a retired vice principal from Passaic Valley High School, continues to suffer from end stage renal failure, also known as end stage kidney disease, and is still in need of a living kidney donor to undergo a successful kidney ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - It's the moment before suicide that comes and, often, so tragically goes. The moment of silence, the pause in a conversation. It is a moment when you want to say something but you feel you can't. Or you just don't. Or you won't. Yet, these silent inflection points during any mental ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Over 25 cats and one dog were were removed from deplorable conditions in a home of a local elderly woman  Passaic County S.P.C.A. Humane Police and Wayne Township Animal Control, who services the Borough of Woodland Park, responded to the home at 15 Hillery Street on a report ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - It looked like an ordinary teen bedroom, but clever hiding spots for drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs were strewn all throughout the room, in the most unassuming places. Thankfully, this room was set up as an exhibit and discussion presented at Passaic Valley High ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - "Hidden in Plain Sight" will be presented Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Passaic Valley High School, 100 E. Main St., Little Falls. All parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults are encouraged to attend. This exhibit and presentation ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The painful tragic death of a relative and a difficult divorce in short succession would challenge even the strongest individual, and Paterson resident Sharrieff Bugg was no different. Yet, despite what he refers to as a “stigma” and the lack of available resources in urban areas, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Public Library, 8 Warren St., is offering three special events on Saturday, Nov. 18. Feel unsteady when walking? Lose your balance easily? Suffered a fall lately? Flex Physical Therapy Dr. Steven Hennigan is offering a free balance and falls workshop on ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Board of Adjustment has delayed decision on a proposed plan to build an asphalt plant in the borough.  According to the board's attorney, Richard Brigliadoro, members want the opportunity to question the applicant's planner and traffic engineer before rendering a decision. The ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - These particular walkers became foot soldiers, on a mission to save lives. Washington Park School recently students took part in the 16th annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk. The event has become a staple for the school during the month of October, where students are ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A glowing hue of purple light illuminated the front lawn of the Little Falls Falls Municipal Building on Oct. 19, as the Little Falls Prevention of Domestic Violence Committee held its annual Domestic Violence Prevention Vigil for the township. Councilman Marc Benitez, ...

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