Health & Wellness

March 22, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Talks of a possible merger between Trinitas Regional Medical Center and the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System have emerged this week.  While there had been no formal announcement of a deal being reached by Trinitas, some employees have been notified of the talks.  In ...

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UNION, NJ - On Thursday, March 14, Trinitas Health Foundation held its 2019 Annual Donor Reception at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union. It was a way of saying thank you to so many donors that step up every year to help the Health Foundation to serve the community. Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) will present the second Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health and Wellness Expo on Sunday, March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Union Catholic High School (1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains). The Expo is free to ...

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UNION, NJ - Join in at the Union Public Library, Morris Avenue branch, for this informative health presentation by Angela Adams, RN.  The presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Issues to be discussed include describing what arthritis is, risk factors, getting ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26. According to the health alert issued on ...

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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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UNION, NJ – The Union Recreation Department will be hosting Gentle Yoga for Adults taught by Cynthia Stanger Bearison. The program, to be offered on a trial basis this spring and expanded in the future if successful, will begin on Monday, March 18. Classes will be held on the March 18, March ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center recently announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(r) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center. The Gold Seal of Approval(r) ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter. "To protect the student population, we are ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area. GOTR is a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Brother Bonaventure Extended Care & Rehabilitation Center, a not-for-profit skilled nursing center affiliated with Trinitas Regional Medical Center, has been rated one of the Best Nursing Home/Short Stay Rehabs by U.S. News & World Report. The Report was based on the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create a distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, at 2:00 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For Marc and Lauren Weissberg, their daily routine is like many other families in town. Making sure breakfast is eaten, clothes are put on and backpacks are ready before the couple sends their sons Holden and Reid out the door for school. Add in baby Jonas, and things can get ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Senior Center is hosting Chair Yoga, with instructor Kathleen Leary starting on Monday, February 25. Classes will be held on Mondays through April 1.  Sessions will be at the Union Senior Center, 968 Bonnel Court, from 12:15 p.m. -1:15 p.m. The sessions are open ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center participated this year in the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts program to empower new moms to live heart-healthy while raising awareness of congenital heart defects. The American Heart Association is raising awareness about ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event, “International Women’s Day – Better Balance,”, will take place on Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m., at Maskers Barn in the historic Deserted Village of Feltville. The event, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen ...

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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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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick. AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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UNION, NJ – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women in the U.S. will die from heart disease each year. Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth works to eradicate this fact with an educational event welcoming the public to learn how to better take care of ...

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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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CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth. Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. Trinitas was the first in Union County to achieve this important designation in 2016, and underwent ...

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UNION, NJ – Free training to anyone interested in learning how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose using Naloxone (Narcan) is being offered at Connecticut Farms Church on Jan. 29 and Feb. 26. In 2018, Union emergency responders deployed Narcan 65 times, according to the Union County ...

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 UNION, NJ – Today’s high is forecasted to be about 12 degrees, but it will feel like -7 degrees.  Aside from keeping yourself, your neighbors and your pets safe, the Red Cross offers the following information on preventing frozen pipes. Water has a unique property in that it expands as it ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Immunizations are available to eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years of age without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center, through the federal Vaccines for Children program. “The Immunization Center was established by the Union County Board of Chosen ...

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