Health & Wellness

September 16, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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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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VERONA, NJ - To help residents combat the extreme heat expected this week, the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave. will be available as a Cooling Center during normal operating hours, the township announced.  The building will be open at 8:30 am  every morning and closed every night at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ  — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host its annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Under the leadership of Alan Lieber, president of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — It’s the start of the new school year, which means new teachers, a bunch of homework assignments and the never-ending dilemma of what to include to make a healthy and safe school lunch.    “As a mother, I understand the stress that comes with the start of a new school year, but ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11. Murphy and other officials ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ -Cedar Grove Township is providing additional bulk garbage pickup days due to the flash flooding event that affected many residents. Additional garbage trucks will be in service. All residents may place bulk items at the curbside for pickup on Wednesday and Friday of this ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona will begin curbside bulk pickup of flood related items on Tuesday.  Residents can put items curbside now.   Pickup on the South side of town will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Pickup for the North side of town will be Wednesday and Friday.   TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an ...

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CEDAR GROVE/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Flash flooding on Saturday afternoon stranded drivers on Rt. 46 in Little Falls/Woodland Park and beyond.   According to reports, flooding near Browertown Road forced the closure of Rt. 46 leaving drivers stuck with no way to exit the highway.  As of 7:20 p.m.

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Torrential rain led to flash flooding in Verona and Cedar Grove on Saturday afternoon. Cedar Grove police issued a Nixle Alert asking all residents to remain at home. The alert stated:  "All residents stay in homes due to severe flooding. Many area roads impassable.

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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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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Morgan’s Farm will celebrate Farm Day on August 11 from 12 to 3 p.m., featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, lawn games and more. The Cedar Grove Historical Society's Farm Day celebration includes a chef's cooking demonstration using the farm's fresh produce and tours of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school. Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Giselle Mongiello and her husband Joe were terrified when Mongiello went into labor with their twin girls 12 weeks early in July 2015. After a scary and nerve-wracking 78 days in the Hackensack University Medical Center NICU, twin girls Mia and Mikayla, now 3, survived and are ...

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BELLE MEAD. NJ -Miranda Bayne was 13 when she began to suffer the first signs of a mental disorder. That was 12 years ago. Now, numerous hospitalizations and life crises later, she is a brave and passionate fighter, not only for herself and her emotional well-being, but for the thousands of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County residents will have an opportunity to turn in unwanted guns in a gun buyback program sponsored by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and the Essex County Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Essex County Bar Assocation.  During the one-day program this ...

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A state monitor will oversee University Hospital in Newark in response to a series of concerns regarding the quality of care and the financial health of the institution, under an executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. “Given the scope of the problems found at University Hospital, these ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s – and nation’s – great natural ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - In recent months, the exotic longhorned tick has been found throughout the garden state, with one such tick being recently identified in Bergen County. This invasive species uses humans, other mammals, and birds as hosts. Longhorned ticks found thus far in New Jersey have ...

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MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Construction is underway at the site of the new Mountainside Medical Center Office Building located at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, township officials from Montclair and Glen Ridge, joined ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor ...

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NEW YORK, NY, - The National Weather Service issued a 'Heat Advisory' this morning for Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. The heat advisory will remain in effect from noon Monday July 16 until 6 p.m. Tuesday July 17. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Peter Oates was working as a private nurse for Princess Diana’s father in England, but left when he was offered a job in the 1980s at San Francisco General Hospital’s slated AIDS unit. “They offered me a job, but I couldn’t be hired because Medicaid and Medicare had withdrawn ...

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The Cedar Grove Historical Society is happy to announce that Nick Marzullo of Cedar Grove’s Boy Scout Troop 65 has completed his Eagle Scout project, renovation of the Society’s apiary.  Over the past two months Nick and members of his troop built and installed six ten-foot platforms as well as ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The new Off-Leash Dog Park in the Essex County Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell opened on Friday, becoming the fourth dog park in Essex County parks.   "We are happy that residents are now able to take advantage of this dog park. It's another example of the great ...

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It’s that time of year when the temperature goes up and heat and humidity, which can be deadly, make being outdoors very uncomfortable. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. The American Red Cross has ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The Hilltop Grasshopper, a mountain bike race for elementary and middle school children,  will now kick off in Cedar Grove. The annual August race, has traditionally been held near the Mountain Avenue field in North Caldwell.  This year the starting line will be near the new ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs announced a month-long schedule of free activities to celebrate July as National Parks and Recreation Month. The County Executive invites the public to enjoy ...

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Download free Red Cross Apps to have safety information at your fingertips The upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend is the unofficial start of summer when many people will begin traveling, firing up the grill, and enjoying swimming and other water-related activities. The American Red Cross ...

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