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Warning for Older Drivers: New Medications Often Result in Drowsiness, Says Fanwood Pharmacist

December 1, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ --  New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers. An evaluation of the medications people take found that nearly one-in-five older drivers use medications that the American Geriatrics Society says should be avoided because they have very ...

Despite Snow, Scotch Plains Mom Raises $46K for Breast Cancer Research

WESTFIELD, NJ — Several inches of snow and nightmare traffic around the Garden State didn’t stop Scotch Plains mom Tami Eagle Bowling's 3rd annual Survive & Thrive fundraiser from raising big bucks to help end breast cancer.

Held for the first time at The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield, tickets, auction items, sponsorships and online donations totaled $46,000 for ...

Selfie Challenge at Evergreen School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Coming back to school can be a hard change but it is the perfect time to focus on healthy habits. This year at Evergreen School, physical educational teacher Erica Faraone wanted students to understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

The students learned that being active can:

Stimulate their brain and prepare it for learning
Increase ...

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Scotch Plains Native Jessica Yorkovich, Who Has Rare Bone Marrow Disease.

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of Scotch Plains native Jessica Yorkovich, who was born with Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA), a rare congenital bone marrow failure disease.  

Jessica has been on medication for all of her life to help control her condition. For the past 10 years, she has needed monthly blood transfusions to augment ...

Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Caring Contact to Offer Mental Health First Aid

Westfield, NJ – Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves Northern and Central New Jersey, will offer Mental Health First Aid Training in Westfield on November 7th and 14th.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. During the eight-hour course ...

The End of Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep.

Daylight Saving Time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight Saving Time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

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Tue, December 11, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

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