Health & Wellness

August 8, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit became the 'classroom-for-a-day' for more than 100 elementary school children on April 26 -- national “Take Your Child to Work Day," with students learning from medical professionals in physical therapy and sports medicine, emergency medicine and the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Tragically, in August of 2017, Summit's Max Gottstein lost his years-long battle with treatment-induced acute myeloid leukemia after years of fighting a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. A month prior to his passing, more tha 80 units of blood were collected at an inaugural blood ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Seeking to educate service providers on issues affecting LGBTQ older adults, Garden State Equality Health and Wellness Coordinator Bianca Mayes -- in collaboration with the Union County Office of LGBTQ Services and the Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection -- held a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA, marking Child Abuse Prevention Month, will host 'Five Days of Action' from April 16 - 20 leading up to 'Healthy Kids Day', itself a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. 'Five Days of Action' focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Girl Scout Troops 96253 and 96252, both from Parsippany, delivered Jared boxes they filled with things like bubbles, stress balls, journals, coloring books, and other items to Overlook Medical Center's Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children’s ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller, MD, Atlantic Health System's (AHS) Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Academic Officer, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know 2018. As part of this exclusive list, Schwarz-Miller joins this national ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Vascular surgeon and medical educator James Alexander, MD, has been selected as the associate dean for Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University's regional medical school campus at Atlantic Health System's Overlook and Morristown Medical ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Summit's Overlook Medical Center is one of two Atlantic Health System hospitals named among America's Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, a Denver, CO-based industry research company that compiles and maintains a comprehensive database of information on physicians, hospitals and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi was on hand to officiate the ceremony as the ribbon was cut officially opening The Rubino OB/GYN Group Mammography Center, an on-site, state-of-the-art, 3-D breast center within the practice's West Orange office. The Center enables women to have ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - A 'Bullies to Buddies' workshop showing children, in third grade and up. methods how to respond to verbal aggression -- which, in turn fosters resilience -- will be offered by Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss on March 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bullying is a challenge for ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection will host a series of American Red Cross classes for community members, current lifeguards, and those aspiring to be one, with all courses offered blended to combine online learning with on-site skill sessions. Participants should plan to complete the initial online ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, recently earned the Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a program which recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- parent corporation of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- have been working on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 50 adults attended 'Let’s Talk', a seminar focusing on sharing facts and data to bring awareness to the problem of suicide, its risk factors and the protective factors against it, at Summit's Renaissance Church. Participants were taught the warning signs to watch for and then ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center has opened. The Center, now located in a new, larger space on the main floor of Overlook Medical Center, can accommodate the more than one thousand patients who annually access the Center’s services. The new ...

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