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Overlook President Lieber Joins Imagine Leadership Council

June 8, 2018

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 parent, sibling or child die, as well as support groups for caregivers of an adult or ...

Trinitas Medical Center Recognized for Having 4th Best C-Section Rate in NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and babies.

According to hospital representatives, their low C-section rate (16.9%) is the result of ...

Immunotherapy Clinical Trial at Overlook Medical Center Reveals Brain Tumor Shrinkage, Continues with Phase 3 Study

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 Korea, including at Overlook Medical Center’s Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Multi-generational Club from Westfield Donates Hats to Newborns and Cancer Patients

ELIZABETH, NJ - The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center where presented with handmade hats for their newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield.

Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along with Roselle Park resident Karen Rodden, made the presentation to Trinitas staff ...

Relay for Life Set for June 2

UNION, NJ - Union will host its Relay for Life on June 2, from 11:00 a.m. to 11: p.m. at the track at Union High School, 2350 N. 3rd St.

Last year, 30 teams with more than 200 participants raised over $35,000 in the fight against cancer.

“This is our community’s opportunity to help save lives from cancer by taking our message to more people and raising more dollars to fund the ...

Menendez, State Health Department Outline Efforts to Curb Spike in NJ Lyme Disease Cases

PARSIPPANY, NJ - With Lyme Disease cases rising at alarming rates across New Jersey, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and State Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Mountain Way Park in Parsippany today to discuss efforts to stem the tide, and to raise awareness.  New N.J. Department of Health (DOH) data show the highest number of reported Lyme diseases cases in the state in nearly ...

DAWN of a New Day: New Treatment Insights Shared at Atlantic Health's 18th Annual 'Stroke Symposium'

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 symptoms aren’t treated until later in time after last being seen as ...

Community Access Unlimited Raises $55,000 for People with Disabilities and at-risk Youth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Local nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) raised more than $55,000 for programs to serve people with disabilities and at-risk youth last week at its 2018 CAU Golf Classic, held at Suburban Country Club.

With Valley National Bank as the event sponsor and the support of the business community, 100 attendees representing 53 businesses supported the agency and its members ...

Jefferson School Students Graduate from L.E.A.D.

UNION, NJ – For the 25th year, fifth grade students from Jefferson Elementary School graduated from a drug resistance program with special guest professional wrestler and Union High School graduate Fred Rosser, aka Prime Time Darren Young.

Born and raised in Vauxhall, Rosser said as a kid growing up he had a speech impediment and was over-weight.  “Both my grandparents lived ...

Veteran nurse at Saint Michael’s Medical Center receives Daisy Award

Newark, NJ—A nurse who has worked for Saint Michael’s Medical Center for more than 26 years was honored with the DAISY Foundation's Daisy Award, which honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day

Honorata “Nori” Reyes of Union, who works in the hospital’s same-day surgery department, was described as a role model and a team player ...

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Stay Safe with Union County’s Free Car Seat Inspections and Bicycle Guidance this Summer

June 12, 2018

Union County, NJ – Summer is the season to enjoy car trips and bike rides, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is offering a series of free programs to help parents, caregivers and children ensure safety on the roads.

“It’s always important to make sure child car seats are properly installed and bike helmets are properly fitted,” said ...