Health & Wellness

January 22, 2019

MILLBURN, NJ - New Jersey is on the road to legalizing recreational marijuana use. NJ lawmakers have stated it will unlikely be this year when the final vote will occur. According to the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act, persons of at least 21 years of age would be able to be in possession of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tom Malinowski, representing Springfield in the 7th District of New Jersey joined more than sixty members of Congress and called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to prioritize policies that will help tackle the opioid ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that immunizations are available to eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years of age without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center, through the federal Vaccines for Children ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Public Service Electric and Gas Company New Jersey’s largest utility, is monitoring its gas system and has assigned additional personnel to ensure it can meet the heating demands of Springfield customers. The utility is prepared to respond quickly to emergency “no heat” calls ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The newest officers and Emergency medical Technicians (EMTs) of the Springfield First Aid Squad took their place alongside each other for a swearing in ceremony at Tuesday's township committee meeting. President Elizabeth J. Fritzen, Vice President Terry Rose and Treasurer ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. All photos courtesy of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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“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 ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Canteen/Convenco, a Middletown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,778 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken tender products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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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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The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of Cub Scout neckerchief slides sold between February 2018 and August 2018. The affected products include the yellow Lion, red Wolf, green Bear and blue Webelos slides. The $6 slides were sold at local Scout Shops, authorized BSA ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named number 23 on Modern Healthcare’s 2018 list of the ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare’ – the first time Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national ...

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2018 – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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Seasonal influenza (FLU) immunizations will be administered by the Madison Health Department to Madison, Chatham Township, Springfield and Cranford residents on the following dates and at the following locations:    Tuesday, Oct 16 3:30- 6:00pm Cranford ...

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Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit leader addressing family homelessness, will host its fourth Community Day & Health Fair in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in Union. Free blood pressure, diabetes, vision, and hearing ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Bahar LLC., a Clifton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,344 pounds of frozen, raw beef dumplings products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free yoga and women’s wellness event will be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  As Rosh Hashanah begins the Jewish High Holy Days at sundown on September 9, the federal government has issued a warning about the possible contamination of Empire Kosher chicken, a popular brand in East Brunswick, NJ. The Empire Kosher brand raw chicken items, ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents and visitors to continue taking steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the mosquito population. “It has been an unusually hot and rainy summer, and we are urging residents to take simple steps to prevent ...

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