Health & Wellness

November 16, 2018

UNION, NJ - Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older can visit the Union Public Library on Tuesday, November 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging will be available to speak ...

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UNION, NJ - Union is under a winter weather advisory from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.   Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law states that dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 32 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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UNION, NJ - Daylight savings time is a good way to protect yourself and your family.  Remember:  Change your clocks, change your batteries. "It is very important to ensure your smoke detectors are installed and working properly," said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio.  "This time of year is a great ...

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UNION, NJ – The Deron School of NJ, Inc. joined with Autism Speaks last week to participate in the organization’s annual Union and Morris County walk.  The walk, held at Nomehegan Park in Cranford, raised funds and awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder and connected resource providers, families, ...

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UNION, NJ - Free flu shots will be given out at the Union Township Community Access Organization (UTCAO) on Friday, November 2. The event will be held at the Oliver E. Young Annex at the UTCAO at 2410 Springfield Avenue in Vauxhall. Vaccines are available for those 6 months and older.  Shots ...

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UNION, NJ - Be prepared for a stormy weekend. A nor'easter is on its way to the Union County area, and the National Weather Service is predicting rainfall of 1 to 2 inches later tonight through Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible. Minor flooding of urban areas and low-lying roads ...

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UNION, NJ – A grand opening celebration was held on Monday welcoming Union Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center to their new home on Chestnut Street in Union. Santiago Centurion is the Medical Director and a board-certified dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and Mohs surgeon.   “We are so ...

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  UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Public Schools will present "More than Sad: Suicide Prevention for Parents" program. Parents will learn to recognize signs of depression and other mental health problems, initiate a conversation with their child, and him or her help. The event will take ...

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UNION, NJ – A medical marijuana facility to be located on Route 22 in Union was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at a recent meeting. Compassionate Care Research Institute, LLC, doing business as Garden State Dispensary, will be located at 2536 Route 22 East.  According to testimony at ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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UNION, NJ - In conjunction with the Seasoned Saints Dance Ministry of First Baptist Church of Vauxhall and Atlantic Health System-Overlook Medical Center Community Health Department, the Golden Rule Chapter No. 50 will be presenting A Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar. The event will take place on ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”. The event is being ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age sixty and above will have an opportunity to meet staff from the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, to get information on senior services and resources. The ASK program ...

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UNION, NJ - Check out Union Senior Center's Chair Yoga days. Beginning on Monday, Sept. 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., join yoga instructor Kathleen Leary.  Yoga sessions will be held every Monday from then until October 22, excluding October 8th.  Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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UNION, NJ – The Westfield Veterinary Group celebrated the upcoming opening of their new Morris Avenue with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday. “We are very excited to show you what we have designed and built,” said Dr. Richard Maus, founder of the Westfield Veterinary Group.  ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Senior Center has partnered with ACME to provide pneumococcal vaccinations as well as flu, pneumonia, and tetanus shots. Flu and pneumonia vaccinations are cost free to those over the age of 65 with Medicare Part B. All others may be subject to costs associated with their ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has announced a new effort to deploy telehealth across its organization for both its own employees and patient care.  Trinitas is taking advantage of the latest strides in telemedicine, which often play a role as the first line of care to decrease ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union, in partnership with the Golden Rule Lodge #24, Golden Rule Chapter #50 and AtlanticHealth System, will be holding a "Board Walk to Better Health" fair on Saturday, September 1. The family fun day event will include various booths, health screenings, fitness ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Members of the Employee Health and Infection Control staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are celebrating their status as the first to receive the NJ Department of Health's Public Health Innovator Award.   The award recognizes Trinitas for vaccinating 97 percent of its ...

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UNION, NJ – A flash flood watch is in effect for Union through Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop throughout the day on Saturday into Saturday night.  Rainfall rates of one to two inches an hour are possible. Areas of ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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