Health & Wellness

September 16, 2018

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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MILLBURN, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert for a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey for Tuesday, August 7 until 8 pm that includes Springfield and the whole of Union County. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Tuesday evening’s Zoning of Board of Adjustment lasted two and a half hours with a packed agenda. For most of the meeting, about two hours, the Board heard from the Lutheran Senior Healthcare (639 Mountain Ave.), which came before the Board last month with variance requests for ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- The results from months of strict dieting and intense iron pumping in the weight room will be on display as bodybuilding’s best physiques and local beach bodies take center stage this weekend in Nutley. Extreme Gym and International Natural Bodybuilding Association host the annual ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Union County from 2 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday. According to the NWS, the heat index values will be in the upper 90s. Heat index ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the town council meeting on June 26, former governor Richard Codey was on hand to present new signs to the township. The signs read “Springfield is a stigma-free town”.  They are part of a campaign from the Codey Fund for Mental Health to break down barriers when talking about ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield, NJ Board of Health received a first model of a community health assessment survey, as part of an initiative to assess the health needs of the Township, at its June 13, 2018 meeting. Health officer Michael Fitzpatrick presented a community health assessment ...

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CRANFORD – Cranford resident Kent Lucas was one of 150 commuters who embraced a more sustainable commute by trading in his car keys for pedals during TransOptions’ annual Bike to Work Challenge. Through TransOptions’ GoForGood app, riders tracked their bicycle commute trips and miles from May ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Keith Peterson of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during National EMS Week, the event celebrates the important role of EMS first personnel in the communities they ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - Alzheimer’s New Jersey is again hosting its annual Legendary Links golf raffle to benefit programs and services for over 500,000 individuals and their family caregivers throughout New Jersey who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. In lieu of a traditional golf outing, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Parkline Foundation is inviting everyone to enjoy and experience the first phase of the Summit Park Line on June 2nd with a walking tour.  The walking tour will take place from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and will begin at the parking lot across from the Salerno Duane on Broad Street ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit is one of three Atlantic Health System hospitals that have earned the highest possible safety rating of "A" by The Leapfrog Group in its spring 2018 hospital safety grades. Also earning an "A" grade were Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical ...

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MADISON, NJ – The Madison Health Department is offering various types of important health screening at no charge to members of the communities it serves, including Springfield.  Included are CMP-comprehensive metabolic profile fasting blood analysis.  This includes total cholesterol, HDL and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At Wednesday’s Public Health meeting, the public health nurse reported that no Springfield residents had availed themselves of a free woman’s health screening opportunity. Chair Dr. Bielory then questioned why no one in Springfield used the service. “Do we need to change and ...

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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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UNION, NJ -  About 125 participants turned out Saturday, April 21, for THE MAX Challenge of Union, New Providence, Cranford, Watchung, Montclair and Madison Day of Giving 5K. The event, both a run and a walk, was a benefit for the Hope For Lauren Foundation.  Lauren Liu, 14, and a ninth grade ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth. Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Based on birth and death statistics for Springfield through February 2018, Board Member Lynn said, "Springfield is a growing community.  We have had more births than deaths so far this year." In other statistical matters, the flu season appears to be at its end as there have ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ - The largest rummage sale in New Jersey -- the fundraising Rummage Sale for the Basking Ridge-based Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills -- will begin accepting donations this Saturday, April 7, for items to resell at the VNA's spring sale, scheduled for May 4 to 6. The ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - NJ Connect for Recovery (NJCR), a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), is offering free family education workshops throughout New Jersey for families of loved ones coping with a substance use disorder. The workshops are run by group ...

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Christopher Rodriguez of Springfield sat at his dining room table pointing to images to explain what food he wanted from Schlier Langhorn. His mother, Rosemaria Rodriguez, watched and his Australian Shepherd sat beside him hoping for a treat. Each time Christopher, who is on the Autistic ...

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