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Active Aging

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle. Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen and insulin, which can keep breast cancer at bay and keep your immune system healthier. Women who increase their physical activity after menopause ...

Health Matters

  All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following service lines: Cardiac Care, Stroke Care, GI Care, Critical Care, Bariatrics Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and 2021 Women’s Care awards for Labor and ...

Home Sweet Home

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less! Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations. Glass Cloche The best thing about using a glass cloche for a centerpiece is that it’s easy to switch the décor year-round without much effort! Invest in a medium to large cloche so that you can style the ...

Protecting New Jersey’s Tomorrow

As populations around the globe continue to expand, businesses and communities worldwide are more actively addressing the growing issues of waste production and management. This is a particularly prominent issue in areas that are already densely populated, like many New Jersey communities. Although sustainability efforts have increased in recent years, under even the best of circumstances, there’s no way to eliminate waste entirely. At the end of the line, comingled waste remaining after recycling has essentially two options as to how ...

Recycling 101 in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County: Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside recycling bin? A: As a baseline, put these items – and only these items --  in curbside recycling bins: empty, clean plastic bottles coded #1 ...

Straight Talk

Earlier this month, federal unemployment benefits ended for about a half million residents in New Jersey, and those who have relied upon the benefit through COVID19 are trying to figure out how they might get along WITHOUT that financial help.  President Joe Biden has said that states may be able to utilize COVID-19 relief funds to provide further extensions of financial relief. Meanwhile, service industries like restaurants still face a labor shortage ...

TAPinto Insider

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website. Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions to avoid some mistakes that will, in the end, cost you money. Be sure to track your results.  If you don't do that, you don't know ...

The Entertainer

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year. Space Jam: A New Legacy Characters from this popular movie will be common choices for kids and adults alike. Fortunately, creating this look is easy: Wear a blue ...

Viking Pest Control in Your Community

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

Women's Wellness

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease. Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.   Lead an Active Lifestyle Experts agree that consistent moderate to intense exercise is linked to ...

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Healthgrades Recognizes All Atlantic Health System Medical Centers for Hallmark Specialties

 

All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only hospital in the nation to achieve 2022 Specialty Excellence awards in each of the following ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Union County Free Concert in Warinanco Park Rescheduled for October 23

October 17, 2021

Free concert sponsored by the Commissioner Board in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

The Union County Board of County Commissioners informs residents that the “Concert in the Park,” scheduled for October 16th has been rescheduled due to impending inclement weather. The new date for the “Concert in the Park” is Saturday, October 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...

Rich Colors and Natural Textures: 7 Fall Centerpiece Ideas

As you begin to decorate your home for fall, try a simple DIY centerpiece for your table this year. By focusing on the colors and textures of the season, you can easily incorporate natural items and décor that you already have to achieve a stunning look for less!

Here are seven easy ideas to inspire your creations.

Glass Cloche

The best thing about using a glass cloche for a ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

How to Recycle Right in Union County

Recycling has been subject to statewide rules in New Jersey since 1987, but questions continually arise about recycling. The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning wants to help residents learn the rules and “Recycle Right.” Here are answers to four of the most frequently asked questions we receive about recycling in Union County:

Q: What is ACCPTABLE in my curbside ...