Health & Wellness

August 19, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a new body." - Joseph Pilates MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With summer in full-swing and back-to-school right around the corner, now is a great time to start individualized sessions at ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 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 ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It’s the “good old summertime”—a chance to share time with friends and families outdoors at parties, barbecues and sometimes the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With the warmer weather and easier access to the outdoors, The British Swim School is urging the public ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Given the scope of the problems found at University ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - In a recently-launched national campaign, South Orange resident Merlo Weiss seeks a stem cell or bone marrow donor. Doctors recently diagnosed the 45-year-old with an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to updates on the Gift of ...

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Update: The 7-Eleven re-opened on Tuesday, July 10. Read more here. MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department shut down the 7-Eleven at 1712 Springfield Ave. near Tuscan Road on Friday for an undisclosed violation of the Township Health Code. The red “unsatisfactory” notice was placed ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit. “They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Fatherhood Initiative Coalition (UCFIC) recently honored Dr. Barry Levinson, Medical Director of the Trinitas Comprehensive Care Center, at their Sixth Annual Union County Fatherhood Breakfast Conference recently to raise awareness of the far-reaching impact of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Further delays have been announced about the opening date of the South Orange Pool, with the latest estimate being "the week of June 18," according to an update on the Village of South Orange website. This is the third delay announced - after stating it would not open Memorial ...

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Updated information on June 8 here. SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Community Pool, which the Recreation Department had previously stated would not be open Memorial Day weekend but would have a delayed opening on June 2, provided an additional update on Thursday that the "new date ...

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STILLWATER, NJ - Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, where many from SOMA go for summer camp and to participate in year round programs, has appointed a new senior director who has strong ties to the year-round camp and environmental center, having served a decade as its summer programs director, stated a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- The Maplewood Community Pool is scheduled to open this Saturday, May 26, and be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Memorial Day) from noon to 6 p.m., according to an update from the Maplewood Recreation Department. For those who wish to join the pool, registration can be done in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Community Pool will have a delayed season opening, and will not be open Memorial Day Weekend, according to an update from the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. According to the Recreation Department, "weather issues, both the early spring snow and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, with lots of sun, activities, and healthy snacks, which were provided by the Stop and Shop of South Orange and Trader Joe's of Millburn, The afternoon of fun included a climbing wall, an obstacle course, laser tag, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The South Mountain YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 21, which organizers describe as "a free, fun-packed event to inspire children and their parents to engage their bodies and minds all summer long."  Sponsored by Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s and Tropicana, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s Health. The ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Due to winter storms and flu disrupting blood donations, the Red Cross is urging donors to donate and help maintain blood supply, according to a press release from the organization. In January, severe winter weather forced about 600 blood drives to cancel, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to raise support and awareness for heart health, members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family will host Cycle Red for Heart Disease, an indoor cycling event that will feature three different 45-minute cycling classes on Feb. 25 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) recently marked Jan. 23 as the first statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day. According to RWJBH, the proclamation for Maternal Health Awareness Day in New Jersey was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on May 11, 2017 with the objective ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit and Morristown Medical Center, both part of Atlantic Health System, have each received the 2018 'Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence' from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Planning Board unanimously approved the preliminary site plan resolution for Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at the On3 redevelopment project on the former Hoffman-La Roche campus. The plan calls for 465 permanent parking spaces, 55 on-site on-street ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - South Mountain YMCA supporters, members, and staff will kickoff “Calling All Superheroes,” on Jan. 22. Organizers hope this year’s campaign will raise $175,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford them. “You don’t need to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - There is a newly installed seasonal ice rink in Meadowland Park, located on the basketball court area adjacent to the Baird, according to an update on the South Orange website. The rink is open to South Orange residents who have a current Recreation Department Membership I.D.

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NEW JERSEY -- Cold weather is expected to be with us in New Jersey right through the New Year. Those who can stay home will enjoy the warmth of their houses. However, for those who must brave the elements, here are some practical tips: Lay off the alcohol: That warm feeling you get after ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Kids can try tap, move-n-groove, dance fusion, and total fitness when the winter session at Studio 509 Kids begins Monday, Jan. 8. Class options for the 10-week session include Move-N-Groove for Pre-K and K on Mondays at 5 p.m., and Intermediate Dance Fusion for 7th to 12th ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) being represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1091 recently rejected a contract at the hospital over what they consider to be “severe staffing issues.” CWA Local 1091, which has been bargaining for its members ...

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