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Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Promotes Annual Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to asking the women in your life what's for dinner? Can you drop me at practice? Or how was your day? Ask her...... Have you scheduled your mammogram?

In 2017, 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to Atlantic Health System. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  the ...

Discussion: Ending the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

UNION, NJ - A panel discussion is set to discuss 'Ending the Heroin/Opioid Epidemic' for Monday, Oct. 30 at Town Hall.

The panel will provide an update on the national opioid and heroin epidemic and where Union falls and will provide citizens ways on discussing drug abuse with children and loved ones.  The panelists will share resources, services and solutions to concerned ...

Life Takes Flight: Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Summit's Overlook Medical Center Receives 100th Patient Via Air Transfer

SUMMIT, NJ - The helipad at Overlook Medical Center, designated for hospital-to-hospital transport of critically ill neuroscience patients, has enabled the Atlantic Health System hospital to receive, on October 7, its 100th patient by air transfer.

Since the helipad opened on Overlook;s roof November 28, 2016, 100 critically ill neuroscience patients have been transferred ...

Union Comes Together in Vigil for Las Vegas Victims

UNION, NJ – A candlelight vigil was held Friday evening outside Town Hall in remembrance of the victims of the rent Las Vegas shooting.

“I stand here before you quite speechless,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas.  “From natural disasters to international conflicts and now this, the worst mass shooting in the United States’ history.  Across the nation people ...

Veterans Only Health Fair

UNION, NJ - Veterans can stop by the Senior Center on Saturday, November 4th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Bone Density Ultrasound for osteoporosis, abdominal aorta ultrasound for aneurysm and more. 

Light refreshments and snacks will be available.  No cost with Medicare Part B.  

For more information call the Senior Center at 908.851.5290. Union Senior Center is located at 958 ...

Union County Mosquito Control will be Spraying for Adult Mosquitoes Tonight in Union

UNION, NJ - Weather permitting, Union County Mosquito Control will be spraying for Adult Mosquitoes tonight in the following locations in Union:

Fairway Dr., Brighton St., Rahway Ave. and Gifford St. area between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. 

Union Resident and Saint Michael's Nurse Receives DAISY Award

A nurse who has worked for Saint Michael’s Medical Center for less than a year was honored with the DAISY Foundation's Daisy Award, which honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.

Craig Cochran of Union, who works on the hospital’s medical/surgical telemetry units, was described by colleagues as a team player who goes beyond his daily ...

Scenes from Union's Mayor's Day 5K

UNION, NJ – More than 275 runners and walkers took to the track Sunday morning for the Mayor’s Day 5k and Kid’s Run event, sponsored by Union’s Chamber of Commerce.

A portion of the proceeds of the event are earmarked to help defray the medical expenses of a local family, the Lacerda’s, who experienced a major trauma when Mike Lacerda, husband and father, ...

Summit's Clelia Biamonti Named Executive Director of Overlook Foundation

SUMMIT, NJ - Clelia Biamonti, Ph.D., a Summit resident and former management consultant, and a longtime member of the Overlook Foundation Board of Trustees, this week took the reins as the Overlook Foundation’s new executive director. Biamonti steps into the role held by longtime Executive Director Ann Oliva, who retired this year. Oliva, who began her career at ...

Imagine Offers Support Groups for Caregivers

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -- Imagine is offering support groups for adult caregivers under 60 who are living with a family member’s chronic or terminal illness. The groups are safe spaces in which people can express their feelings, and gain support from fellow caregivers. 

The criteria for participation includes: caring for any person with a diagnosis of physical illness, injury or ...

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Imagine offers Workshop on: Fostering Resilience in Grieving Children and Teens

October 18, 2017

 

Open to all members of the community, please join Imagine for a workshop on Fostering Resilience in Grieving Children, and invite your friends and family.  The workshop is ideal for parents, caregivers, social workers, teachers and therapists. CE credits are available for social workers.  The workshop will be held on October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  ...