Health & Wellness Top Stories

April 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - Holistic Health Coach, Payal Arora, will teach a 'Spring Rejuvenation Workshop: Using Your 5 Senses to Beat Stress' at The Connection on Saturday, April 27, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Specific techniques for sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch will help participants identify sources of ...

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PRINCETON, NJ - MaryPat Sullivan, RN, MSN, CNS, chief nursing officer (CNO) and chief experience officer at Overlook Medical Center, has received a 2019 Divas of Nursing Award from the Institute for Nursing and the Foundation of the NJ State Nurses Association at the annual 'Divas and Dons in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has been named among the 'World’s Best Hospitals' by Newsweek in its inaugural ratings. Overlook Medical Center ranked in the Top 100 of the U.S. hospitals on the list at number 98.  The 2019 'World’s Best Hospitals' rankings is ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Results from a study conducted by a nurse research team at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center found that pet therapy visits significantly reduce the anxiety of hospitalized children. The results were recently published in the Journal of Pediatric ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – The Library of The Chathams celebrated Women’s History Month by holding its fourth Notable Women of New Jersey Event. Among those invited to speak at the event was Dr. Bonni Guerin, the director of the Breast Cancer Treatment and Prevention at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), in partnership with Overlook Medical Center, will host the 26th annual Living with Grief program 'Aging America: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life' on April 2, beginning t at 8:30 at Overlook Medical Center. Each year, in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over the last two decades, exceptional advancements have been made in cancer research and treatment. From improved technology that more accurately diagnoses a patient to innovative treatments such as immunotherapy, there is more hope for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who, ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss will host a workshop entitled 'Supporting Children, Teens and Adults Coping with Loss' on Thursday, April 25, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Attendees will learn definitions of loss grief and mourning; how children and adults grieve differently, how ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For those who are concerned about a loved one's memory or have someone in their life -- or someone they know -- who is becoming increasingly forgetful, SAGE Eldercare will host an information session and presentation on cognitive decline, including how to discuss it, and the need for ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Twenty-five years ago, women with cancer who were scared and suffering found solace in the newly-founded breast cancer support groups named 'Pathways'. The groups helped myriad women feel safe in sharing their deepest fears as well as the triumphs achieved during their cancer ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center recently celebrated the nation's first 'National Hospitalist Day', which recognizes the talented, dedicated 'hospitalists' -- a term that refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Often friends and family worry that a loved one who is forgetting words or losing their car keys is in the beginning stages of dementia – it could be normal aging.    That became clear at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s second memory loss symposium, “A Day to Remember: A ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - On 'International Women's Day', staff and patients gathered to commemorate the one-year anniversary of The Rubino OB/GYN Group's on-site 3D mammography center. The Rubino OB/GYN Group is the first OB/GYN practice in the state to offer modern, 3D mammography services within its ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways 'Team Save Our Sisters (SOS)' a dragon boat team will launch its 11th season on Tuesday, March 19, with a season kick-off meeting and pot luck dinner for new and returning members beginning at 6:30 p.m. Those attending can meet the team and its supporters and find out more ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center in Summit has become the first hospital in New Jersey to use the WavelinQ, a device that offers a new, non-surgical way to prepare patients for dialysis. The WavelinQ uses radio frequency (RF), to create the connection between a vein and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System has been awarded Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for a quality diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service, with the ADA indicating that the service offers high-quality education which is an essential component of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Berkeley Heights, Mountainside, New Providence and Summit will be holding its 2019 Kick-Off event on Thursday, March 14, from 7 - 8:30 p.m., at the New Providence High School Cafeteria. Incorporating the theme of 'Through the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In honor of March being designated as 'Women's History Month', the League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence & Summit will present Ruth Ann Koenick, the former Director of the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers University, who will ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System -- parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- once again has been named to Fortune’s '100 Best Companies to Work For', the 11th consecutive year Atlantic Health System has earned a spot on the prestigious annual list. The Morristown-based company, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Earning an accolade that places it in top two percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance, Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center has been selected as the only hospital in New Jersey to achieve the Healthgrades 2019 America’s America’s 100 Best Hospitals ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Immunizations are available to eligible children, ages 2 months to 18 years of age, without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center in Elizabeth, through the federal Vaccines for Children program. The Immunization Center provides information about available ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has expanded behavioral health access by relocatinig to a new, larger space at 2 Walnut Street in Summit. Overlook’s outpatient behavioral health services were previously located in a modified residential building with 3,335 square ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System's President & Chief Executive Office, Brian Gragnolati, and the organization's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Nikki Sumpter, have issued statements and detailed information regarding initiatives Atlantic Health System is putting ...

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