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Fanwood to Host Go Red Day on Fri., Feb. 3 at The Chelsea

January 21, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ – The Chelsea at Fanwood (295 South Ave.) will host its annual Women’s Heart Health Fair on Go Red Day, Friday, Feb. 3, from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

The fair will feature sessions and classes that include:

Recognizing heart attack symptoms in women
Blood pressure checks
Mini yoga class
Healthy food samples

Vendors in attendance will include Scentsy, ...

Crisis Listening Line to Offer Suicide Prevention Training and Volunteering Opportunities

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone in crisis?

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will offer Excellence in Listening training beginning March 20 at the First Baptist Church at 170 Elm Street in Westfield. Classes run for three hours one night a week, plus one full weekend, ending June 12.This award-winning training enables ...

Hellenic Therapy Center to Host Anxiety Workshop for Children 10-14 Years-Old

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Anxiety is a normal part of life and children often go through phases of feeling overwhelmed or nervous from time to time. When anxiety is experienced more consistently however; that nervousness, shyness and fear can have serious negative impacts on a child’s life.

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. Research shows that untreated ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was ...

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Trinitas Health and Wellness Expo Feb. 26

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) will present the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health and Wellness Expo on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Snuffy’s Pantagis, 250 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains. The expo is free to all attendees.

“With the limitless choices of health and wellness practitioners, we thought the ...

Patients Treated at Individualized Physical Therapy Programs Receive Better Care

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ –Imagine a scenario in which a patient learns he needs a dreaded root canal. The dentist’s plan of care requires four visits instead of the standard two and the patient will be on the hook for double the typical out-of-pocket costs. On top of that, the patient will receive a lower quality of care than if he went elsewhere. Should the patient stand for ...

At Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, Medical Equipment and Supplies are Readily Available

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical has been serving the community for more than 44 years and prides itself on being "today’s modern pharmacy with old fashioned values."

In addition to being a full-service pharmacy for prescriptions, vaccinations, and other everyday items such as vitamins and other everyday health care items, the Park Avenue business ...

New Year's Exercise Tips for Cancer Patients

HEALTH NEWS -- Countless people are focusing on New Years' resolutions to get healthier, and cancer patients and survivors are no exception. Completing cancer treatment is a major accomplishment. It is also a turning point at which most, if not all, survivors shift their focus from fighting cancer to preventing its return. Experts believe that regular physical activity can be helpful in that ...

Workshop on Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents on Jan. 12 at Terrill Middle School

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Terrill Middle School and Hellenic Therapy Center will present a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. to help parents learn to help manage their child’s anxiety.

 

Anxiety can impact family functioning, school performance, and relationships with peers. TheTe workshop, presented by Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio, a family ...

Start The New Year Off Right With Try The Y Week

FANWOOD-SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- It seems nearly everyone has a “New Year’s resolution,” but statistics indicate that less than a quarter of them are kept. To encourage individuals and families in our community to make their resolutions a reality and to promote healthy living, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a "Try The Y Week" from January ...

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