Health & Wellness

November 15, 2018

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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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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