Health & Wellness

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Westfield, Summit, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, and Roselle Park and is asking adult residents to take an online survey to help identify which topics it should focus on to improve public ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ ­­— Something just didn’t feel right that morning on Feb. 11, 2016.,Westfield resident Barry Rogers said. Rogers, now 63 years old, had a history of heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), so his initial reaction was to ask his wife, June, to keep an eye on him. “I just ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents in need of emergency shelter and other services can utilize Union County's new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number at 908-249-4815. The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – A focus group for LGBT adults 55 years and older will be held on Friday, August 10, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle. Presented by Garden State Equality as part of its ‘Pledge and Protect’ initiative, the 90-minute event encourages those in the LGBT ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of "100 Great Community Hospitals" recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots -- Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang -- are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective August 6. Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices and Dr. Tang, ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) will host its fourth annual 'Don't Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament', an online photo contest which asks families to spend some quality time fishing and then submit their photos for a chance to win a share of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Human Services has announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ –  Nicholas Meola of Summit recently attended his first Cancer Survivor Celebration at Overlook Medical Center, even though he has celebrated nine birthdays since being diagnosed with cancer. The gathering of survivors, held at Bouras Auditorium, celebrates National Cancer Survivor’s ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - As a heat-wave begins to broil Summit and the surrounding areas, the American Red Cross (ARC) is remind Hilltop City residents that the extreme temperatures and potentially accompanying humidity make being outdoors very uncomfortable and, more importantly, can be deadly. According ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Austin Eubanks, nationally-recognized speaker in the field of addiction treatment -- and survivor of the Columbine school shooting -- will deliver the keynote address at The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ) 19th annual 'Evening of Excellence', which will be hald on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Enright Melanoma Foundation Board President Dr. Richard Nelson has been named a recipient of a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award for public service. The New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey's 1.5 million ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center, has joined the Leadership Council of Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, the Mountainside-based nonprofit that offers free, year-round peer grief support for children, young adults and parents / guardians who have had a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Following successful Phase 1 clinical trials, the Toca regimen – a new immunotherapy for patients with recurrent brain cancer – has advanced to a Phase 3 study, which is currently underway. The trial is being conducted at 68 sites across the United States, Canada, Israel and South ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad emergency medical technician (EMT) Josie Roberts 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 ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Time is of the essence when it comes to identifying and treating symptoms of stroke and it’s widely accepted that the sooner treatment is provided the better the outcome will be, however new research suggests that all hope isn’t lost for certain types of stroke victims whose ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 1,000 participants came to Memorial Field to celebrate and honor those impacted by cancer and to raise funds for a special cause as the Summit Area YMCA hosted its 17th Annual Mother’s Day 5K Run / Walk. The family-friendly event also featured a fun magic show, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Accomplished artist and breast cancer survivor Susan Hope Schaffer will display her acrylic paintings in a special exhibit entitled "Visions of Hope - Cancer Journeys Reflecting Inspiration and Hope," beginning with a special opening event on May 30, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights  will sponsor a presentation on issues surrounding marijuana, specifically as it relates to potential state legislative action, on May 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at New Providence's DeCorso Center. The free, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Jennifer Fitzgibbons, APN, has joined the clinical team of The Rubino OB/GYN Group, having previously worked with Medical Diagnostic Associates in Summit and Women’s Health Circle at Franklin Circle in Franklin Lakes. With a Master’s in Nursing from Yale, Fitzgibbons offers an ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Sam Darnold, former University of Southern California Trojans star quarterback and the New York Jets' first-round draft pick, made a surprise visit at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital, scoring a touchdown with young children and their families. Just days into ...

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