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Registration Open for St. Bart's 5K Annual Run in Scotch Plains on March 30

March 23, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Registration is now open for the annual St. Bart's Academy 5K, which will be held on Sat., March 30 at 9:30 a.m.    

This event is for all ages and there is something for everyone! Event fees are $25 for adults. Fees include race registration, t-shirt, bag with giveaways, and continental breakfast after the race. The course is USATF-certified ...

Scenes from the UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A team from Newmark Middle School won the 2019 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee Wednesday night in a spirited final round at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. The victory earned the school funding for its health and wellness programs.

 

UnitedHealthcare awarded Newmark Middle School $1,000 grand prize. Carl H. Kumpf Middle School earned second place and a ...

Union Catholic to Host Health & Wellness Expo Sun, March 31

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) will present the second Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health and Wellness Expo on Sunday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Union Catholic High School (1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains).

The Expo is free to all attendees and has plenty of free parking.

Trinitas will be providing nutrition advice ...

Overlook Celebrates 'National Hospitalist Day'

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently celebrated the nation's first 'National Hospitalist Day', which recognizes the talented, dedicated 'hospitalists' -- a term that refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients.

'Hospitalists' focus on the unique aspects of a ...

Atlantic Neuroscience's Memory Loss Forum Tackles All Aspects of Dementia as a Disease

SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.   

That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A Conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held at Overlook ...

Tips to Get Healthy and Fit During National Nutrition Month

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NY -- March is National Nutrition Month, perfect time to get healthy and fit for the warmer months. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA wants to help you on your path to wellness by offering the following healthy living tips from their in-house registered dietitian Donna Peart.

First, take stock of where you are right now. What changes do you need to make for a healthier ...

Overlook First in NJ to Use New, Non-Surgical Dialysis Procedure

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center in Summit has become the first hospital in New Jersey to use the WavelinQ, a device that offers a new, non-surgical way to prepare patients for dialysis. The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to create the connection between a vein and artery, called a fistula, which is an important step in dialysis treatment for ...

The Benefits of Family Therapy

An interview with Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio, Clinical Director at Hellenic Therapy Center

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the interactions between family members. Its goal is to nurture change and development within the family unit. It is a counseling method to help family members interact and communicate more effectively with ...

Registration Now Open for St. Bart's 5K Annual Run in Scotch Plains on March 30

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Registration is now open for the annual St. Bart's Academy 5K, which will be held on Sat., March 30 at 9:30 a.m. It is the first 1st event in Scotch Plains to qualify for a Mayor’s Medal

This event is for all ages and there is something for everyone! Event fees are $25 for adults. Fees include race registration, t-shirt, bag with giveaways, and ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For' List for 11th Year Running

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, a leading provider of healthcare in New Jersey, was slotted in the 87th ...

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Sun, March 31, 10:00 AM

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Making a Difference for Victims of Sexual Violence in Union County

March 16, 2019

A small cadre of dedicated volunteers makes an enormous difference in the lives of Union County residents who experience sexual violence. These volunteers staff the County’s Rape Crisis Center, a hotline and personal support service for victims.

The Rape Crisis Center welcomes new volunteers to join this spring. All volunteers are trained and mentored by professional staff in the Union ...