Health & Wellness

August 6, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday, August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 ...

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Emergency need remains; call for type O blood donors  now NEW JERSEY — Thousands of people responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially ...

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NEEDHAM, MA – On Aug. 4 and 5, James Chitty and Joseph Hesson of Scotch Plains will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Hundreds of participants turned out to literally kick-off the season at Patrick's Race to Summer in Scotch Plains on Wednesday, June 27. Rain did little to dampen the spirits of participants. This year's race started and finished directly across from the Fire House on Senger ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium and first responders met at CEO Suites (1812 Front St.) last week for a suicide prevention training session presented by Caring Contact. Westfield-based Caring Contact provides award-winning comprehensive training to both our ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host the third annual Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer, a family friendly road race and party in the heart of downtown on Wednesday, June 27..     This year's race will use the same 5k course, starting and finishing across from the Scotch ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Nearly 300 people participated in the United for a Cause 5K and Family 1 Mile Walk/Run at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on Wednesday, May 16. The event was a collaboration between the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council, and supports ...

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SPRING LAKE, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Parade Committee Co-Chair and longtime building and zoning official Bob LaCosta and his son, Chris, get ready to run the Spring Lake 5 mile race to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily ...

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UNION 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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Center for Hope Hospice Auxiliary is hosting its annual Wine Tasting on Sunday, May 20, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 16 Prospect Wine Bar & Bistro in Westfield.  More of a cocktail party than a wine tasting with swirls and small sips, the fun-filled event features full ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- TAPinto and Hellenic Therapy Center are together launching a weekly column in which readers can post questions for Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio, Clinical Director and psychotherapist of Hellenic Therapy Center, Scotch Plains. Ms. Sikoutris Di Iorio has served our ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The fourth annual Shane Sheppard Softball Tournament, which benefits two treatment centers, will be played on Sunday, April 22, at Jerseyland Park in Scotch Plains. The pre-game ceremony will start at 12:00 noon, followed by the game. The Sheppard family, Steve, Gladys ...

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CRANFORD, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave. in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all.  Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Seventh-grade students from Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark won the 2018 UnitedHealthcare Health Bee competition in a spirited final round in Scotch Plains, NJ, on April 12. The school was awarded a grand prize of $1,000 to apply to its health and wellness ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - K Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Center launches a signature medical weight loss program that follows well established nutrition guidelines and includes restricted as well as mindful eating.  "As an Internist with over ten years of experience in weight management, I ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Under beautiful skies, the St. Bart's 5K Race brought out runners of all ages who raced through the streets of Scotch Plains and Fanwood in an annual rite of spring. Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, and Fanwood Police Chief Richard ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign, Mayor Al Smith will award the Mayor's Medal to anyone competing in three of the four races in town this year. The first race, St. Bart's 5K will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m.  Walk-up registration is available before ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Is your teen vaping and juuling? If yes, do you know the dangers of  E-cigarettes? A seminar will take place at Scotch Plains-Fanwood Hight School auditorium on Tuesday, May 1, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on this teenage trend. Your teen may not realize that E-cigarettes ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- As part of his annual Mayor's Wellness Campaign, Mayor Al Smith will award the Mayor's Medal to anyone competing in three of the four 5K races held in Scotch Plains this year. The first race, St. Bart's 5K will take place on Saturday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. Those interested ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Former MLB slugger Darryl Strawberry spoke with affection, urgency and passion while pacing the stage at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Monday night. Those who idolized him when he was larger-than-life figure sitting atop the throne of the world’s largest city were ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J., March 20, 2018 – When a patient expressed disappointment to her nurse that her illness had prevented her from celebrating Christmas Eve at home, the staff at Peggy’s House sprang into action and created Christmas in February, complete with a tree and a visit from Santa. The ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The YMCA is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. In fact, the Y pioneered the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago in 1909, and each year, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The SPFK12 school district will observe Think Purple Week from March 19–23 to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse. The program for elementary school students is as follows: Monday, 3/19: “Wear Purple Day.” (If you don't own any purple, wear blue and red.) ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dr. Kavita Kewalramani or “Dr. K” as she is known to all her patients, is a board certified internist in New Providence who also offers a Medical Weight Loss Program at her practice on Central Avenue. For the past year she has offered her multi-disciplinary program for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up. The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- With supplies currently at critically low levels, the New York Blood Center will conduct a blood drive at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (1571 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains) on Sunday, March 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 800-933-2566.

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ – A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from late Tuesday night through late Wednesday night in our area. According to the National Weather Service, heavy snow is possible, with total snow accumulations of The chance of precipitation is 90% with snow accumulation of 3 to 7 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Recently honored for 45 years of volunteer service to the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, Marie Keller reminisced about her experience as the first-ever female member of the squad. In the early 1970s, Keller and her husband, Bill, were raising their three sons and one daughter ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was ...

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