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Boy Scouts of America to Recognize Morristown Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Louis Brusco Jr., MD with 2018 Health and Medical Award for Outstanding Leadership for Youth

September 21, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America will recognize Louis Brusco Jr., MD, FCCM, Chief Medical Officer, Morristown Medical Center, with the 2018 Health and Medical Award for his service as an exemplary role model for the youth of the Morris County area.

Dr. Brusco was chosen for his outstanding services as evidenced by the interest and leadership they have demonstrated within the ...

Fun for All at South Orange's Fifth Annual PlayDay

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Avenue and surrounding streets in downtown South Orange were closed to vehicles on Sunday so the community could "play in the street" at the annual PlayDay event. 

Thousands came out to play games, listen to live music and watch performances on the main stage, learn more about community groups, try food from area restaurants, and shop with ...

Metro YMCA Offers Strategies to Turn the Tide on Childhood Obesity

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in the communities it serves, hopes this will be the take-home message of ...

It's Almost Time to 'Get Naked in the 'Wood:' 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness is This Saturday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 4th Annual Bob Miller Oysterfest for Melanoma Awareness will be held this Saturday, September 15, at The Woodland (60 Woodland Road) from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was designed to raise funds for cancer research and awareness, as well as provide financial support to families facing an unexpected medical crises, according to event organizers.

With it's ...

Maplewood Among Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Some Essex County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships and feel good about ...

South Orange Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting Aug. 20 to Discuss Medical Marijuana Resolution

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Village President Sheena Collum shared the following letter on her Facebook page, and explained why the South Orange Board of Trustees is having a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 20, to consider permitting an Alternative Treatment Center in South Orange.

Collum wrote, "neighbors - it is very seldom that I call a special meeting of the governing body on a ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Saint Barnabas Achieves Highest National Honor for Nursing Excellence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. With this ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne

September 19, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...