Health & Wellness


Shop Rite Supermarkets Recall Improperly Labeled Chicken

December 8, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Shop Rite supermarkets has announced a recall of several raw chicken products that were mislabeled for sale. There are eight Shop Rite locations affected by the recall in Union County, Including stores in Springfield, Union, Clark and Garwood.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the ...

Goryeb Children's Hospital Designated Nation's First Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

MORRISTOWN, NJ– Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital announced it is the first hospital in the country to be designated as a Pediatric Center of Excellence for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation.

“At present, there is no drug therapy for patients with CMT, which can be worrying and frustrating for CMT patients ...

Great American Smokeout Day in New Jersey

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration

Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education Efforts

TRENTON – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated ...

11-year old Springfield Resident with Type 1 Diabetes Honored by New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Devils recently honored 11-year old Isabella Terranova of Springfield, NJ who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at just 21 months old.

An avid Devils fan, Terranova enjoyed an incredible evening at the Prudential Center, as the Devils beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. Her special experience included a Zamboni ride; a visit to the pre-game ...

Atlantic Health System Receives the 2018 Sustainable Business Leadership Award

Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability. 

Representatives of Atlantic Health System accepted the award at Sustainable Jersey’s Annual Awards event on November 13, 2018 which took ...

Medicare Info Session @ Union Public Library

UNION - The Union Public Library will host a Medicare information session on Tuesday, November 27th at 12 pm. Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 will take place October 15th through December 7th. A SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Providers) representative from SAGE Eldercare will be in the library to answer questions about upcoming changes to next year’s plans. SHIP Counselors ...

'Take A Hike Day' Springfield!

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Holds Open House Dec. 12

SUMMIT, NJ - The Project SEARCH program at Overlook Medical Center which, since launching in 2016, has seen 15 out of 18 interns securing competitive employment in the community, will be hosting an open house event for prospective students and families on December 12, from 7 - 8:30 p.m, at the hospital.

Attendees wil learn more about one of New ...

Medicare Changes for 2019 May Impact Springfield Residents

“Medicare Changes for 2019 - What You Need To Know ”

to be Addressed at The Elizabeth Public Library

on Tuesday, November 13, at 11:30 AM

An informational program on “Medicare Changes for 2019: What You Need to Know” presented by Elyse Drucker, Union County SHIP Coordinator,  will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018,  10:30 AM at the Elizabeth ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...


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