Health & Wellness

February 16, 2020

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  Shock Room Fitness recently opened New Jersey's "first of its' kind" Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) group fitness studio located inside of Providence Health and Fitness at 18 South Street in New Providence. For a limited time they are offering any new client a complimentary ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Felowship Senior Living's President and CEO, Brian Lawrence, and Director of Clinical Operations, Laura Sharp, received the prestigious LeadingAge New Jersey Award and were honored at a ceremony at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake in West Windsor.  LeadingAge New Jersey members ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- With news of the coronavirus originating in China now reaching a critical mass in terms of worldwide attention, the Bernards Township Health Department on Monday issued a statement in response to the outbreak: The Bernards Township Health Department is working to coordinate ...

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Knit Crochet with Love celebrates their volunteers with Bowl Party BASKING RIDGE, NJ - On Sunday, Fellowship Village Senior Living hosted the first annual Bowl Party in the lobby of their newly renovated Cultural Arts Center for local knitting and crocheting non-profit, Knit Crochet with ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ -- Community in Crisis (CIC), in partnership with the Bernardsville Public Library, will be offering a free seven-week workshop on the topic of "Healthy Aging." Open to Somerset County residents aged 60 and up in the library’s Community Room, the workshops will begin at 1:15 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The first baby of 2020 born at Morristown Medical Center came into the world at 7:58 a.m. on Wednesday. Baby Henry weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches, Atlantic Health System announced. Henry and his parents are doing well and resting comfortably.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable are again inviting dogs _ and their owners, or other human friends _ to enjoy a brisk a New Year's Day outdoors walk at their annual “Meet New Friends” Dog Walk on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.   Check in time for this special event at Lord ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Dog and cat owners in the member towns of the Bernards Township health department are invited to bring their pets for a free clinic offering rabies prevention shots that is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11. No appointments are necessary to obtain the shots for dogs and cats at ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Dr. Angela Alistar, a board-certified medical oncologist and  medical director of GI medical oncology at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, spoke at the Morristown Women in Business Monthly Meeting on Nov. 12. Alistar, who is a pioneer in pancreatic cancer ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Natalie Rivera, DO, was in the zone. She was focused and immersed in completing her medical residency at Summit's Overlook Medical Center while balancing being both a wife and a mom to her young daughter. Busy doesn't even begin to describe her days, which included an hour-plus ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The emergency health clinic set up by the New Jersey and Somerset County health departments to administer Hepatitis A inoculations closed Friday after three days of long lines and 1,800 shots. The clinic, held at the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - November is national Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. According to Atlantic Health System, more than 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year alone.  Experts believe the second leading cause of all cancer related deaths in 2020 will be from ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – For the second day in a row, hundreds of people stood in line outside the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street waiting to be vaccinated against the Hepatitis A virus in response to a public health warning issued by state and county health officials who reported ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC recommends that people aged 6 months or older receive flu ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System hosted a ribbon-cutting and tours of its new Breakthrough Treatment Center located in the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center on Wed., Sept. 25. Medical oncologists, nurses and physician researchers gathered for the official launch of ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ This Tuesday, Sept. 24, is the last day for merchandise donations for the Basking Ridge-based Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association's upcoming giant rummage sale, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6. Drop off times and location Donations can be ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Arden Courts, a memory care community, invited The Very Reverend Tracey Lind to speak of her journey living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Wayne. Since Lind's FTD diagnosis, she set out on a pilgrimage with her wife Emily Ingalls to travel the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- The Bernards Township Health Department announced this week that it has been named one of the top local health departments in the nation serving a population of less than 100,000. The Bernards health department serves six communities in the Somerset Hills and Morris County, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  A press conference for the one-year countdown to the 2020 Transplant Games of America was held last week at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. The 2020 Donate Life Transplant Games will be held in New Jersey July 17-22, 2020 with opening ceremonies to be held at the ...

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SOMERSET HILLS AREA, NJ -- With the most severe heat of 2019 forecast to envelop the area this weekend, local police departments have issued notices to practice heat safety. The Bernardsville Police Department issued the following: Extreme Heat is expected for the next couple of days. Prepare ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ)—the state’s leading voluntary not-for-profit health organization focused on Alzheimer’s care, support and research—teamed up with Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute last week to host a ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ -- Mike Schatzki of Far Hills is one of seven individuals who have been honored by  the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders for 2019 Profiles of Positive Aging recognition. Schatzki spent years researching scientific articles and fitness books to learn about health, and ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ The spring Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills giant rummage sale is scheduled to open to the public this Friday through Sunday, May 3 to 5, presenting 25 tented "departments" of thousands bargains of all kinds at the Far Hills fairgrounds. Sale hours are 9:30 a.m. to ...

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One of Three Hospitals in NJ to Make National List MORRISTOWN, NJ —Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has again been named to Becker’s Healthcare’s list of 100 Great Hospitals in America. This is the medical center’s third year on the national list. “We are incredibly proud to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center recently became the first hospital in the Tri-state Area to implant a bioengineered blood vessel into a patient’s leg, yielding a new, organic alternative for patients who need surgery to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Overlook is one of only five ...

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BOSTON, Mass. -- She finished the race. She reached her fundraising goal. And yet, neither of those notable accomplishments ranks as the thing that Basking Ridge resident Chrissy Weyrauch will remember the most about running in her first Boston Marathon last week. "I had so many friends ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has been named among the 'World’s Best Hospitals' by Newsweek in its inaugural ratings. Overlook Medical Center ranked in the Top 100 of the U.S. hospitals on the list at number 98.  The 2019 'World’s Best Hospitals' rankings is ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – The Library of The Chathams celebrated Women’s History Month by holding its fourth Notable Women of New Jersey Event. Among those invited to speak at the event was Dr. Bonni Guerin, the director of the Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- In the course of a distinguished high school athletic career that was replete with accomplishments, there was one thing that was always missing for Basking Ridge's Chrissy Weyrauch. The 2016 Ridge High School graduate won county and state championships in girls soccer, ...

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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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