Health & Wellness

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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains-Westfield Here 2 Help Mental Health Coalition will offer its second library forum aimed at providing useful information regarding common stress and anxiety concerns.The second presentation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 7:45 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey (1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) is now offering cancer exercise training and recovery fitness classes led by Wellness Director Deborah Price. Cancer Recovery Fitness Current session: Tuesdays • January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith and the Township Council recognized Melissa Padulsky, owner of Little Hearts Big World Training Center, for her efforts to promote heart health awareness during the month of February. "Women's health is a priority for our community and government," said Mayor ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- February is American Heart Health Month and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) wants to help families in our community be heart healthy. According to the Centers for Disease ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Frigid temperatures and wide spread flu are making it harder for New York and New Jersey communities to maintain their critical blood supply. Cancelled blood drives and reduced donor turnout throughout January have resulted in substantially fewer blood donations than what is ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central NJ hosted the Go Red for Women Heart Health event on Saturday, Feb. 2. Among the attendees were Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, Somerset Patriots mascot Sparkee, and members of the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Rescue Squads, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The first Friday in February is observed as National Wear Red Day to raise awareness for women's heart health, the number-one killer of women (and men) in the United States. "The American Heart Association founded Go Red for Women to address the unique cardiovascular ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – A 5K race proposed by the winners of a county-wide civic engagement challenge for high school students will raise funds to help prevent suicide. Freeholders Alexander Mirabella and Rebecca Williams presented awards to the winners of the Union County Student Training & ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The brain chemical contributing to feelings of pleasure and satisfaction is produced as people scroll through social media feeds and answer messages on their smartphones. Sean Foley, a social worker at Prevention Links, a Union County nonprofit fighting substance abuse, discussed ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System's President & Chief Executive Office, Brian Gragnolati, and the organization's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Nikki Sumpter, have issued statements and detailed information regarding initiatives Atlantic Health System is putting ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The 2018-19 flu season runs through March and this year’s strain is expected to be particularly virulent. The Fanwood Board of Health, in association with the Westfield Regional Board of Health, would like to remind area residents that there is still time to get their annual ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Jake Tooley was 19 when he died in a house fire. Since the 2017 blaze, the community has rallied around his family, which also lost their puppy in the flames that destroyed the Prospect Street home. Sam Tooley, Jake’s now 26-year-old brother, subsequently formed the Tooley ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin will join Mayor Al Smith and the Town Council at the Tuesday, Jan. 15 meeting at 7:00 p.m. to discuss food insecurity and healthy eating initiatives.   Speaker Coughlin has made fighting hunger and promoting healthy eating in ...

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The forum is called “This is Your Brain on Phones.” WESTFIELD, NJ – Cell phones have become increasingly more powerful devices, with more features than some adults know how to handle.  So what happens when children get their hands on smartphones? Such will be the topic of an upcoming talk ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N J -- Health expert Tony Bianchino of Outrun Your Fork will share how to eat for health and vitality so that you can have more energy and a zest for life on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shady Rest at Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Rd.). This program is a part of the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Local and county officials are celebrating the opening of a newly renovated playground at Mindowaskin Park. The playground includes Victorian-inspired design elements to honor the park’s origins, according to the town. In addition to a variety of imaginative play stations that ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith awarded the Mayor's Medal to recognize those who ran or walked in at least three of the four 5k races in Scotch Plains this year at Tuesday evening's Council meeting.  Those races included: St. Bart's 5K  YMCA's United for a Cause 5K Patrick's ...

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