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Start Weight Loss Journey with Signature Weight Loss Program; 3-4-5 12 On 12 Off Mindful Nutrition Plan

April 18, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - K Primary Care and Medical Nutrition Center launches a signature medical weight loss program that follows well established nutrition guidelines and includes restricted as well as mindful eating. 

"As an Internist with over ten years of experience in weight management, I believe we are what we eat and counting calories is essential for weight loss," said ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 a.m. to noon ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

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 consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) ...

Morristown’s Atlantic Health System Launches Region’s Only HPV Center Dedicated to Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral HPV-Associated Cancers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for approximately 70 percent of new cases of oral cancer, HPV-associated oral cancer is now the leading ...

A Day to Remember: Overlook Hosts Conference on Memory Loss and Dementia

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 Summit-based SAGE Eldercare and the Alzheimer’s Association, lectures on: ...

Deputy Health Commissioner Visits Trinitas Regional Medical Center for Commendation on 97% Flu Vaccine Rate

ELIZABETH, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health Principal Deputy Commissioner Jackie Cornell, paid a special visit to Trinitas Regional Medical Center on Monday to speak to staff about the importance of flu vaccination and prevention, and commend the hospital on its high staff vaccination rate.

On behalf of the Acting Health Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner Cornell commended the efforts of ...

UDrive. UText. UPay: Union Police to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

UNION, NJ – Union police officers will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive.  UText.  UPay enforcement campaign.

Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and ...

Union Health Department to Host Colorectal Cancer Education & Screening Event

UNION, NJ – A Colorectal Cancer Education and Screening Day, hosted by Mayor Suzette Cavadas and the Township Committee along with the Mayor’s Wellness Committee and the Union Health Department, will take place on Friday, March 23.

“We’re happy to host this event in recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month,” said Cavadas. “It’s ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider.

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...

Third Storm in Two Weeks Set to Hit Union Tuesday Morning

UNION, NJ - While many communities are still cleaning up from the last two storms, another nor'easter is on its way making it the third storm to hit the area in 10 days. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight until noon on Tuesday.  Snow is expected to accumulate around 2 to 4 inches.

According to ABC News AccuWeather, the ...

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Local music educators working with people with disabilities receive national attention

April 16, 2018

An ongoing collaboration between two local music educators to bring the pleasures and benefits of music to adults with disabilities recently was recognized nationally when Lyn Schraer-Joiner of Kean University and Marguerite Modero of the Community Access Unlimited's Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) presented at the 2018 Research Conference of the National Association for Music Education ...