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Overlook, Summit Library Partner to Host Community Health Fair Oct. 20

October 16, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ Overlook Medical Center is teaming up with the Summit Free Public Library to hosting a Community Health Fair October 20, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., at the Library.

Focusing on wellness, the fair will include ctivities for all ages, including children and teens. Health care professionals from Overlook Medical Center will be providing free blood pressure and glucose ...

Summit Residents Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccination

SUMMIT, NJ - Influenza season has arrived, and the City of Summit and the Westfield Regional Health Department are partnering to remind residents of the importance of getting the flu vaccination. Everyone from six months of age and older to is encouraged to get vaccinated, particularly those folks who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu.

Residents who may be ...

Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center Participates in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center will participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a gift to all patients in its West Orange office during the month of October, bringing awareness to mammograms at Bottle Hill Day in Madison on October 6, and see its employees wear pink throughout the month of October.

It is ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot on Modern Healthcare’s ‘Best Places to Work in Healthcare’ List

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent of Summit's Overlook Medical Center --- has been 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 publication. Atlantic Health System is the only New Jersey-based ...

County Hotline Offers Support, Guidance for Victims of Sexual Violence

ELIZABETH, NJ - Support and guidance for victims of sexual violence is available through the Union County Rape Crisis Center, a 24/7 hotline -- reached by calling 908-233-7273 -- that connects victims with trained, volunteer advocates.

The advocates provide guidance by phone and may also accompany victims for medical, legal and other services.

“Victims of sexual violence come ...

Grab 'n Go: Summit Library, Overlook Join to Offer 'Healthy Totes' Program

SUMMIT, NJ - A Health Literacy Tote Bag initiative, a partnership between the Summit Free Public Library, Overlook Medical Center and the Libraries of Union County Consortium that offers books, CDs and-or DVDs and other informaton focusing on a specific health topic all packaged in an easy-to-check-out satchel, is now underway at the Library.

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'Weight of Being' Author Kara Richardson Whitely Visits the Summit YMCA Sept. 21

SUMMIT, NJ - Kara Richardson Whitely will be the featured guest at a free, public event celebrating the release of her new memoir 'The Weight of Being: How I Satisfied My Hunger for Happiness' on September 21, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., at the Summit YMCA. Richardson Whitely is an author, motivational speaker, and Summit YMCA member, and 'Weigh of Being' chronicles ...

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Join Light the Night Walk for Blood Cancers on Saturday, Oct. 20

October 19, 2018

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk is an annual event dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for cures for blood cancers. During the walk, survivors and patients carry white lanterns, gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory, and red lanterns are carried by supporters.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been able to invest over $1 ...