Health & Wellness

August 16, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in Livingston, recently became the only hospital in New Jersey and one of only 49 nationwide to receive a 13th consecutive ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit Hospital Watchdog ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Throughout the month of April, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) partners with the New Jersey Sharing Network (NJSN) during Donate Life Month to raise awareness about the critical shortage of organs and tissue for transplantation. Together, the organizations encourage everyone ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of ...

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ROSELAND, NJ – As a member of the South Orange Rescue Squad (SORS), West Essex Regional High School student Lea Backenheim was recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Health and presented with the “Outstanding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Action by a Youth Award.” Roseland Mayor John ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After months of anticipation, young gymnasts from Tumble Techs Gymnastics Academy of Fairfield had the opportunity to meet, "strike a pose," Snapchat and more with New Jersey native and Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez to help raise money and awareness for Progeria, a rare and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility headquartered in Livingston, has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — A retired North Caldwell Chief of Police recently visited the Caldwell Kiwanis Club at the Cloverleaf Tavern to give a talk on bed bugs and the use of dogs to seek them out and get rid of them. Members said it was a very interesting and educational talk concerning "those pesky ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Michellene Davis, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), was recently named one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. According to RWJBH, the biennial recognition honors leading minority ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — West Essex and Caldwell-West Caldwell public schools will be closed on Friday due to downed wires and power outages as the West Essex area continues to recover from this most recent winter storm. At West Essex High School, performances of “Seussical the Musical” are ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ - The snowstorm that downed hundreds of electrical wires and countless trees and limbs in the area has left the West Essex region in a state of recovery on Thursday morning. Some areas of West Essex received close to two feet of snow, and schools throughout the region were ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency, beginning Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Caldwell-West Caldwell and West Essex Regional school districts announced that all schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 7, due to impending Winter Storm Quinn. All programs and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family have raised more than $40,000 for the Heart Center at SBMC through their fourth annual indoor cycling fundraiser Cycle Red for Heart Disease, held in Livingston for the first time this year at the recently opened CycleBar ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – A sold-out crowd of concerned citizens from all over the 11th Congressional District heard from NJ 11th For Change member Cori Menkin, Esq., on the topic of gun violence at an open forum hosted by the Livingston Town Team of NJ 11th for Change on Saturday. Menkin, an expert on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to raise support and awareness for heart health, members of the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) family will host Cycle Red for Heart Disease, an indoor cycling event that will feature three different 45-minute cycling classes on Feb. 25 at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at ...

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