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Gov. Murphy Comes to Newark to Sign Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

St. Joseph’s Health Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

WAYNE, NJ — St. Joseph’s Health employees will have until November 15 to achieve full vaccination under a new policy announced by the healthcare giant’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Slavin on Thursday.

The mandate, a statement said, reinforces St. Joseph’s commitment to patient safety, as COVID-19 variants increasingly contribute to larger volumes of ...

Atlantic Medical Group Cardiologist Offers Heart Health Tips During Extreme Heat

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to experience problems as well.

Michael Weinrauch, MD, Chairman of Cardiology at Overlook ...

J&J Recalls Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens

All lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products have been voluntarily recalled, announced Johnson & Johnson.

According to a company announcement, internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some product samples. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure, stated the ...

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for Wayne. Is There a Rebound in New Cases?

WAYNE, NJ — Last summer, the number of new cases for Wayne dropped dramatically after the peak in April and May of 2020. There were not any vaccines at that point, which may be why this summer’s early numbers are so much better. There is a lot of good news to report here, but one concerning note is an increasing number of new cases for Wayne Township over the last couple of ...

Atlantic Health System, NYU Langone Health Announce Organ Transplantation Partnership

SUMMIT and MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care needed to stay healthy.

The health systems will coordinate transplant ...

Lost Your Vaccine Card? Here's How to Get a Copy of Your Records

TRENTON, NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? New Jersey residents can obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of Health.

Although the state Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your ...

Wayne’s Children and Parents Take-In Positive Lessons at the Summer Wellness Celebration

WAYNE, NJ — On a beautiful summer evening, dozens of children and their families gathered at Rabbi Shai Shaknai Park in Wayne for a “Summer Wellness Celebration.” The event was geared for children and its purpose was to help them understand concepts such as peer pressure, self-esteem, self-image and more. The long-term goal of the event was to help these children avoid the ...

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Practice Greenhealth awards Atlantic Health System, all of its hospitals, for environmental sustainability

August 4, 2021

Atlantic Health System one of only eight systems recognized nationwide

MORRISTOWN, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System and each of its medical centers were recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, highlighting the health system’s continued success in making its operations ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

529 plans: Not just for college

If you’ve heard of 529 plans, you might think they can only be used to help pay for college. And you wouldn’t be alone: Less than one-third of adults properly identified that a 529 plan can be used for more than just higher education, according to a survey by Morning Consult and Edward Jones. But what are these other expenses?

Before we get to them, let’s review the main ...

Breathe Easier. Fix That Deviated Septum

The septum is the part of your nose that separates your two nostrils. A crooked (deviated) septum is actually quite common, however when it’s severe, the bone and cartilage that makes up the septum can block airflow to one or both nostrils. This can make many things in life more difficult.

At the Wayne Surgical Center, their ENT surgeons can perform a procedure called a septoplasty which ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Connected Parents Have Healthier Kids

Individuals or couples, married, divorced or separated, parents have this in common:  they want to feel more connected to the other parent. They understand that connected parents are not only more satisfied in their relationship, they also have a bigger positive impact on their children.

What does it mean to be connected parents?

Let's get one thing out of the way - connected ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Passaic County Commissioner Bartlett Talks Rental Assistance/Homelessness

July 22, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - To prevent a post-pandemic housing crisis, Passaic County is working to provide relief to tenants that missed rental payments while ensuring landlords get paid for their lost incomes.

On May 17, Passaic County started receiving applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help tenant households experiencing financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 ...

Attorney General Releases Identities, Video and Audio Recordings in Fatal Newton Police Shooting

August 4, 2021

NEWTON, NJ—Audio and video recordings as well as the identities of the Newton police officers and the decedent involved in the shooting that happened on Clive Place on July 4, were released by the acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck on Monday.

The recordings are graphic and detailed, revealing the incident from several different perspectives, including the family member’s call to ...

Metro YMCAs to Hold 27th Annual Golf Tournament

August 5, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will hold its 27th Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 20 at the historic and award-winning Montclair Golf Club, 25 Prospect Ave. in West Orange.  

The tournament, the Metro YMCA’s largest and longest fundraising event, raises money for the Y for All Fund, which helps people with extenuating financial circumstances access the ...

Practice Greenhealth awards Atlantic Health System, all of its hospitals, for environmental sustainability

Atlantic Health System one of only eight systems recognized nationwide

MORRISTOWN, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2021 – Atlantic Health System and each of its medical centers were recognized by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care, highlighting the health system’s continued success in making its operations ...

Conan Ward Receives Edward Jones Award for Exceptional Achievement in Building Client Relationships

Conan Ward of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Wayne, NJ recently earned the firm's Jim Phillips Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

"It's truly an honor to receive recognition for building relationships with those clients we serve," said Ward. "And it's quite inspirational to ...

Stealth Indoctrination: NJEA and its Political Agenda

August 2, 2021

On July 14, 2021 the NJEA held an interactive conference and workshop for educators called Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) 2021. The summit covered a wide-range of topics and offered teachers opportunities to discuss and practice new techniques for making learning in the classroom relevant to the lives of students and supportive of democracy. As a recent Board of ...

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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