Health & Wellness

December 1, 2018

TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Crews are on site working on repairs to the water main break on Paterson Avenue, Town of Newton officials said.  Residents in the area may have little to no water pressure.  There is currently NO boil water notification. 

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Two hundred thirty nine cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios have been recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella said the Barcelona Nut Company. A routine test revealed the health issue, they said. Salmonella is an an organism that can ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling is offering a program for adolescents at no-cost to those who wish to participate. The program is called Think, Act, Grow or TAG. It provides a comprehensive continuum of services utilizing evidence based, informed and influenced programs for ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Township Council tabled the ordinance to ban marijuana at the meeting on Tuesday. Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn read a statement from Mayor Josh Hertzberg who could not attend because of an “unanticipated family obligation.” All of the council members present approved the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Town Hall and Main Street light posts are dressed in pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  At the September 25 town council meeting Mayor Josh Hertzberg presented a proclamation to Sonja O’Connell from the Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta. The Tie a Ribbon for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Mold testing in Sparta High School and Middle School was completed and the “news is good,” according to superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi.  In an announcement made on Friday, Rossi said there was “no cause for concern, no remediation required and no closing of any parts of the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council supported a first reading of an ordinance to ban marijuana in the municipality.  Councilman Jerry Murphy was the only member not to vote yes on Ordinance 18-15. If approved, Sparta would join a number of towns preempting the possible legalization of recreational ...

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SPARTA, NJ — It’s time to Turn the Town Teal, raising awareness of Ovarian Cancer. Annually the Lopez family tie teal ribbons on the lamp posts on Main Street. That is not the end of their efforts. The Lopez family holds several small events throughout the year, for the Janice Lopez Ovarian ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta Police advice of possible traffic delays on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 from 7 until 11 a.m. East Shore Trail will be the site of the annual Askin & Hooker Labor Day Walk/Run 5K. Pre-race packets can be picked up on the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk from 4 until 6 ...

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The makers of Children's Advil have recalled their bubble gum flavored product due to overdose fears. According to the company, the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters. The company stated that the unmatched dosage cup and ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton officials have announced aerial mosquito larviciding will continue through August 3 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Mosquito Control is conducting the application by plane. Officials note it is not a liquid ...

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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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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton officials have announced there will be aerial mosquito spraying by plane on July 24 to 27 between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.  The larviciding will be done through the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control. They will be using a solid granular material for the control of ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Hero Club at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is one step closer to reality having received a donation from the Sparta Kiwanis. John Quinlan, Director of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice foundation, presented the program to the club at their meeting at Homers ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Due to the current heat wave the Sparta Township Office of Emergency Management has opened a Go2 Center at the Sparta Police Departmetn headquarters. Anyone wishing to cool down is welcome.  They ask that residents check in with the dispatchers at the front desk.

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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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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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council proclaimed April Donate Life month at the meeting last week.  Mayor Josh Herzburg read the proclamation with representative from the New Jersey Sharing Network’s Sussex Donate Life Group.  Kelly Bonventre, Sparta resident and manager of Philanthropy and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A young Sparta woman is taking on a challenge of a lifetime and she is doing it for her mom.  Claire Romine is running across the country to raise awareness and give support for young adults with cancer. This summer Romine will be part of the 25-member Team Baltimore working with 4K ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School students held their inaugural meeting of the Donate Life Club on Wednesday, March 14. Minutes after the walk out in solidarity with Parkland school shooting victims, thirty students met in a classroom during lunch to hear from the NJ Sharing Network about organ ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW hosted a successful blood drive on January 24.  The event was organized by Sussex County Association of Realtors and was booked all afternoon. The American Red Cross Blood Services said there were “37 precious pints” collected that day with 41 people registered and ...

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HARDYSTON, NJ – The Sussex County YMCA was packed on Saturday afternoon.  People from all over Sussex County came by to try out the new facilities and see the expansion and renovations.  Special guests spoke at the opening ceremony in the new gymnasium. Jennifer Gardner, Executive Director ...

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