Health & Wellness

March 24, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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The DG/health Natruals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus has been recalled due to bacterial contamination and production of the product has been suspended while the Food and Drug Administration investigates the matter. Bottles of the syrup that were distributed to Dollar General retail stores throughout ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26. According to the health alert issued on ...

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Trenton, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations, passed the New Jersey Senate earlier this week.  The bill, S-1960, was sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex). “We allow parents at home and nurses at school to ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University announed on Tuesday that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter. "To protect the student population, we ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Maplewood, South Orange, Livingston, West Orange, Fairfield and other locations throughout the ...

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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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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 10 at 2 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils and RWJBarnabas Health, the team’s official healthcare partner, have teamed up once again to host their third annual blood drive in coordination with the American Red Cross. On March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Newark’s Prudential Center, the Devils and ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -  Essex County activated Code Blue procedures on Friday due to the extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday to Monday. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions is important ...

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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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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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Three lots of infants' ibuprofen concentrated oral suspension USP 50mg per 1.25ML have been recalled to due potential higher concentrations of ibuprofen, announced Tris Pharma Inc. The recalled products have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, the company said in a ...

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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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Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips have been voluntarily recalled by Frito-Lay because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients, announced the company. According to the company, 228 bags of the product were inadvertently filled with another flavor of pita chips, potentially exposing consumers to ...

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour are being recalled by General Mills because of the potential presence of Salmonella. The recall involves bags with a "better if used by" date of April 20, 2020. This recall only affects this one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has expanded behavioral health access by relocating to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit. Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health services were previously located in a modified residential building with 3,335 square ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Looking for something unique to do this weekend? How about  participating in a "TRAINing" Walk, which is a 14 mile walk, hosted by FreeWalkers, along the Morris & Essex train line route through some of the nicest and oldest communities in New Jersey. This walk is FREE and open ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road. This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of ...

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QUINCY, MA – Stop & Shop has announced a recall by Perdue Foods, LLC of approximately 68,244 pounds of ready to eat chicken nugget products.  The action comes after three people filed complaints of finding wood in the food according to the United States Department of Agriculture. The nuggets ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 place in the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After surviving a ruptured aneurysm and fully recovering without the permanent damage that is common among survivors, 20-year-old Livingston resident Justin Gelman immediately knew he had to use his second chance at life to help others who face similar situations. Gelman, whose ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The first baby born throughout the Atlantic Health System in 2019 was Aya Zughbi. She was born at Morristown Medical Center at 12:31 a.m. on January 1, announced Atlantic Health. Aya weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019. Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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WARREN, NJ - New Year's Eve gets all of the attention, the parties, the champagne, the ball drop in Times Square.  But, do you know about First Day Hikes that take place each New Year's Day?  Every Jan. 1, America's State Parks offer free and guided hiking events in every state across the U.S.

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