Health & Wellness

October 5, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and students in the Roxbury School District will be asked to step away from technology on four days this year during what the district is calling “tech-free days.” The goal of the initiative, in part, is to teach students how to develop enough will-power to resist the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to a non-profit organization founded by a Roxbury High School graduate. The organization, Warrior Strong, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step forward ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Community School, part of Roxbury Township Public Schools, announces its 2018/2019 programs and trips for little kids, big kids and adults too.  Upcoming Adult Programs Our adult programs are open to all Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents. Aerobics with Annette ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A town full of community events is getting another in October: A run in Succasunna that will include stops at different "fitness stations." The Oct. 16 event, announced this week by the school district, is being called the inaugural "FitnessRox Family Fun Run." It will take place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – One of the first subdivisions in Roxbury is being “overrun” by rats this summer, according to two residents who complained this week to the township Mayor and Council. The problem is taking place in the Old Sunrise development south of Horseshoe Lake Park and east of Eyland Avenue, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A proposed trail that would connect Roxbury’s Orben Park to Lake Hopatcong would be a “poster child” for a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Dubbed the “Shippenport Greenway Proposal,” the trail would go about two ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury resident John Robbins, manager of the nonprofit Morris Community Wellness Center, was recently named Morris County’s Terri Belske Consumer Advocate of the Year. Robbins heads the Parsippany-based center that “promotes responsibility, recovery and wellness by offering ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area. In ...

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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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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In order to better serve its 14 counties, from Bergen to Ocean, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) has officially relocated from Totowa to Florham Park. The centralized facility will help the organization establish an even deeper presence within the ...

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ROXBURY,  NJ – The owners of the Merry Heart senior care center in Succasunna are seeking township approval to build a nursing home and assisted living facility on Commerce Boulevard between Main Street and  Route 46. Merry Heart principals Blanquita and Maximo Bonifacio want to build the new ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Memorial Hospital, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – ...

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  MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center. Even before the song rang out, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Throughout New Jersey, pinwheels pop up in April to bring awareness to Prevent Child Abuse month. To signify the Roxbury Woman's Club's support of that cause, the club installed a garden of pinwheels at the corner of Route 10 West and Eyland Avenue in Succasunna The club urges ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for ...

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Launching April 2, New Campaign Highlights the Discrepancy and Empowers Women To Start a Movement New York, N.Y. - Many women may not know it, but, they face inequalities in every purchase of their favorite shampoo, deodorant and other beauty basics. The infamous "Pink Tax" is an added amount ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Free oral, head and neck cancer screenings will be held in April, in recognition of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. Symptoms of head and neck cancers are often vague, and may include a persistent sore throat, hoarseness or change in the voice, lump on the neck, earache, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - “Standing up” for what is right may not always be easy. More than 400 Roxbury High School students learned that lesson at the fifth annual Mini-THON, an all-night dance fundraiser hosted at the school Friday to raise money and support for the fight against pediatric ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The good news for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) in Roxbury: As of Friday afternoon, there were fewer than 340 of you remaining without power. The bad news? If you are among those who lost power in the most recent storm, you might not get electricity ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 4 p.m.) Utility crews will try to work through tomorrow’s snowstorm to restore power to Roxbury residents still in the dark from Friday’s weather, said Roxbury Office of Emergency Management Director Robert Bob Hackett. He said crews from both Jersey Central Power & ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 2:20 p.m.) Jersey Central Power & Light was using helicopters today to access the condition of its damaged power grid in Morris County, as more than 35,000 county residents – including more than 2,500 in Roxbury – remained without electricity following Friday’s storm, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - More than 40 percent of Jersey Central Power & Light's customers in Roxbury remained without electricity as 2 p.m. approached on the day after a brutal, windy snowstorm downed power lines across the region, the utility said. At 1:45 p.m., JCP&L had yet to restore service to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Forty athletes from the Strong Together Roxbury CrossFit in Ledgewood are currently participating in a worldwide event to find the most physically fit person on the planet. The contest, the "CrossFit Open" begins on Thursday and runs for five weeks. It is dubbed "the world's ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor -- have been working on the same goal, and have formed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s unusual for elected county officials to publicly question elected local officials. The general rule of thumb is to stay out of each other’s business. That’s not stopping Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, a Roxbury resident. She’s not thrilled with the Roxbury Mayor ...

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ROXBURY, NJ- CKO Roxbury Kickboxing, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor situated in the Roxbury Mall in Succasunna, is once again teaming up with the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation (DMCCF) for its second annual punch-a-thon.  The event is an effort to raise funds that will benefit families in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A recently formed interscholastic mountain biking team based in Randolph is inviting sixth-grade to 12th-grade Roxbury students to participate. The team, called the Randolph Revolution, fields riders that compete in mountain bike races in the New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, will host its 3rd Pet Therapy Conference: Dogs Serving Our Military and Our Community on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Morristown, 3 Speedwell Avenue in Morristown. Jay Kopelman, ...

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