Why West Orange High School Students Might Be Experiencing Headaches

March 11, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Frequent complaints from many West Orange High School (WOHS) students and teachers about unusual tiredness, headaches and other symptoms prompted a student investigation into the source of these issues. With many indicators pointing to poor indoor air quality (IAQ), West Orange High School Fight For Green club members Pepper Powell, Edgar Jovel and Marlon Downer-Blake were ...

RWJBarnabas Health Executive Vice President Named to Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare

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 healthcare executives across the country who are influencing policy and care delivery ...

Uneventful Morning Leads to Snow-Filled Afternoon for Garden State

NEW YORK, NY - When Essex Ed, Turtle Back Zoo's resident groundhog made his annual weather forecast on Groundhog Day, he did not see his shadow—meaning that warmer spring weather would arrive earlier in New Jersey. Instead, the National Weather Service is reporting that residents of the region should expect snowfall rates of one-to-three inches per hour ...

Heart Disease Fundraiser Raises More Than $40,000 for Heart Center at Saint Barnabas

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 on Sunday afternoon.

The event was hosted by SBMC anesthesiologist Dr. Joel Braverman ...

Ribbon Cut as Rubino OB/GYN Group's 3-D Mammography Center Opens in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi was on hand to officiate the ceremony as the ribbon was cut to officially open The Rubino OB/GYN Group Mammography Center, an on-site, state-of-the-art, 3-D breast center within the practice's West Orange office.

The center enables women to have annual well exams and mammography screenings during the same ...

Local Expert Gives District 11 Citizens Primer on Gun Laws and Violence Prevention

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 federal and state gun laws, spoke about what voters can do to protect against changes in New ...

West Orange Kid Continues Search for Kidney Donor for His Father

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A week after a 10-year-old boy from West Orange called News 12 New Jersey to ask for help in finding a kidney for his dad, the father’s transplant coordinator told him that calls are coming in from people throughout the nation who want to see if they are a possible match.

“My coordinator told me that calls are flooding in from many places, including calls ...

School Walkout Efforts Reach West Orange High School

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of West Orange High School (WOHS) students participated in a peaceful walkout Wednesday afternoon in support of their fellow classmates in South Florida, where a gunman killed 17 people last week.

“They want to see change [in gun control],” said WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, who was present during the impromptu student-organized walkout.

NY Jets Player Inspires Liberty Middle Schools Students to Live Healthy

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The popular National Football League health and fitness initiative Fuel Up to Play 60 made a special appearance at Liberty Middle School on Tuesday accompanied by Jonnothan Harrison of the New York Jets, who gave students some nutrition tips before leading them in a seventh grade vs. eighth grade fitness challenge. 

Students from both grades enjoyed a morning ...

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Colon Cancer Screening and You — When and Why? at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

March 9, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Saint Barnabas Medical Center will hold an education program, “Colon Cancer Screening and You — When and Why?, on March 21, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, Conference Room A/B, First Floor, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston.

While colorectal cancer, commonly called colon ...