Health & Wellness

December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Alzheimer’s New Jersey, a non-profit which provides programs and services to the residents of New Jersey affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, is partnering with the Little Falls Police Department to implement Always Safe®, a safety awareness program which provides ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Dozens of community members, leaders and business people gathered at Dowling Gardens on Oct. 10 to take part in the Woodland Park Stigma Task Force's candlelight vigil. The event, held on World Mental Health Day allowed those attending to reflect, remember and to bring hope for ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Wednesday, Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. The Woodland Park Stigma Task Force has organized a candlelight vigil to reflect, remember and to bring hope for all those affected by suicide, addiction, and mental illness, and loved ones lost. Attendees will be provided with ...

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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, 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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Sitting down for a health screening can be daunting, but less so when Susan G. Komen brings together women who encourage other women to take care of themselves. That was the atmosphere at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo on Sept. 29. The expo was in partnership ...

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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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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the Sept. 19 meeting, Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council issued two proclamations relating to addiction/suicide prevention and mental illness awareness. Following two suicides in 2016 in town, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force was formed and since, its ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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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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