Health & Wellness

December 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s (SBMC) Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. According to SBMC, this new technology can be used to treat a wide range ...

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Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston was one of eight RWJBarnabas Health facilities named to the “2018 Most Wired Hospitals” list. The annual Healthcare’s Most Wired survey, overseen by the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell's Trinity Academy is inviting the community to get some exercise and ring in the season at the school's Reindeer Run/Walk, a USATF-NJ New Balance 500 Point Grand Prix 5K Race, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Caldwell. Goody bags and prizes will be awarded. In addition ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA's 2018 forecast, marking a 4.8 percent increase from the nearly 51 million that traveled in 2017. The 2018 Thanksgiving travel period—defined by AAA ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — ­For the 14th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has received an “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group—making SBMC the only hospital in the state and one of only 42 in the country to earn an “A” in each report since the Leapfrog surveys ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The American Heart Association recently hosted the Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, an event that has been instrumental in innovative breakthroughs over the last 25 years.  Nearly 3,000 supporters and survivors walked together, some in remembrance of loved ones, continuing the ...

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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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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a Saturday earlier this month, RWJBarnabas Health provided free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes at the Codey Arena in West Orange. Kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 could be registered to undergo either a cardiac screening or a concussion ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — After a week of overcast skies, the sun finally shone brightly on Saturday for the more than 500 runners and walkers who participated in the fifth annual Caroline Fund 5K Run/Walk for brain cancer research. The participants gathered at the St. Aloysius Church in Caldwell for the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — The fifth annual Caroline Fund 5K Run/Walk for brain cancer research, which has attracted up to 800 participants in recent years, will be held on Sept. 15 in memory of Caldwell resident Caroline Vandemark and in effort to raise funds for the research being preformed by Vandemark's ...

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SUCCASUNNA, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Saint Barnabas Medical Center patient who is in renal failure and on dialysis three times a week is currently seeking a living kidney donor. Nick Sauter is a Little Falls resident who played football for Rutgers University from 1973 to 1977 and is a parishioner of the St.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As the state continues to consider legalizing marijuana, allowing for the distribution and consumption of the drug within New Jersey’s borders, West Caldwell Councilman Stanley Hladik, legal and personnel liaison for the township, introduced an amendment to a zoning ordinance on ...

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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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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Ninety percent of the cost to purchase a new ambulance and digital communications system for the West Essex First Aid Squad (WEFAS) will be covered thanks to two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants that were awarded to the volunteer group in order to help the WEFAS ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Dr. Andy Anderson has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in New Jersey, and Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. In his new role, Dr. Anderson oversees the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - It’s the “good old summertime”—a chance to share time with friends and families outdoors at parties, barbecues and sometimes the local swimming pool, nearby lake or the ocean. With the warmer weather and easier access to the outdoors, The British Swim School is urging the public ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University entered an agreement this week 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 ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon. The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - The act of donating a kidney is usually one associated with providing life-saving help to someone in need who is a family member or a close friend, but the altruistic actions of Caldwell resident Brian Glennon has launched a new trend in organ donors. Last October 2017, the ...

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter Hosts New Office Reception to Mark June’s Brain Health Awareness Month FLORHAM PARK, NJ — A full day of events promoting brain health awareness culminated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting and grand reopening reception at the new headquarters of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Honored for their contributions to the community over the past year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and Margie Heller, a Roseland resident and the administrative director of community health and outreach at SBMC, were recognized as the 2018 Business of the Year and Civic ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The Borough of Roseland is calling upon Williams Gas Pipeline Transco to hold a public community hearing regarding its proposal to construct a second gas compressor at its site on Eagle Rock Avenue—a proposal that Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo recently declared he was ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Caesar and Martha Mistretta have combined their more than 15 years of fitness and business experience to open their second fitness studio in Caldwell, Evolve Cycle and Fitness, a premier fitness boutique located at 353 Bloomfield Ave. Mayor Ann Dassing and Councilman Jonathan Lace ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In order to better serve its 14 counties, from Bergen to Ocean, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) has officially relocated from Totowa to Florham Park. The centralized facility will help the organization establish an even deeper presence within the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional ...

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