Health & Wellness

January 20, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — British Swim School of The Oranges recently invited the students from Freedom Christian Academy in Orange to participate in an exclusive hour-long "Splashapalooza" event at its Livingston location at 39 W. Northfield Road. This "Splashapalooza" event was held at the request of ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that temperatures will continue to drop and remain below freezing into Monday, producing a condition called "Black Ice" where the roads may appear to be wet but are actually frozen. This could result in motorists losing traction, NWS ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Sosa Insurance Group, which opened an office at 450 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange in the fall, specializes in Medicare supplement plans, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare and Medicaid plans and dental, as well as some individual and long-term care plans. According to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, AAA states that about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Families curious about the West Essex YMCA’s Pioneer Trails Day Camp are invited to Caldwell University on Saturday, Jan. 26 for a tour. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon at Caldwell University, located at 120 Bloomfield Avenue. “Tours allow parents to see our camp ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Experts from the Center for Women, National Council of Jewish Women/Essex, presented on the topic of teen dating abuse in West Orange High School health classes last week, where students used lessons taught in their “Relationships and Abuse” health unit to analyze real-life ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A recent national report on contaminated children's vitamins caught the attention of Syed Hussaini, the owner of Medicos Phramacy in West Orange. The article last month reported that a Kansas parent had discovered metal shavings in the gummy vitamins of her 3-year-old.

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monday, Jan. 14 due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is hosting an all-day open house event, featuring free fitness classes, youth activities and more on Saturday, Jan. 5. Fitness classes will be open to the community in the morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by mid-day youth activities from 10:30 a.m. to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston extended congratulations to the parents of the first baby born in 2019. Elias was the first baby born in the New Year at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Parents Eeva and Andy and their daughter Hanna (pictured) welcomed the fourth ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Medicos Pharmacy, a new member of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 19 after opening for business earlier in the fall. Attendees included WOCC members, Medicos Pharmacy teammates and Medicos clients. Located at 741 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Santa made a pit stop in Livingston just before Christmas to spread holiday cheer and visit babies in the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Check out this photo gallery of the infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. All photos courtesy of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ -- Medicos Pharmacy now carries CBD, a 100 percent legal product that is neither addictive nor psychoactive. Cannabidiol (CBD) has worked its way into health food stores, gyms, and now, independent pharmacies throughout the country. Medicos Pharmacy is carrying one of the most ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Eveny de Mendez, acting superintendent for the West Orange School District, provided an update at Tuesday night's board of education meeting regarding testing for Legionella pneumophila, a bacterium commonly found in water that causes Legionnaires’ disease. Many of the facilities ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Deegan Dental is celebrating the holiday season and the New Year with a special for new patients. From now until April 6, 2019, the New Patient Special includes an exam, cleaning and X-rays for only $150.00* (Regularly $375.00). That is a savings of over $200!  (*not valid ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As part of #GivingTuesday, West Orange resident Perry Bashkoff is encouraging the community to help him surpass his personal fundraising record for the annual Movember movement, where men around the world grow mustaches to help raise funds to battle various men’s ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the 11th consecutive year, Dr. Robert Rubino of The Rubino OB/GYN Group in West Orange has been named to the annual list "Jersey Choice: Top Doctors," as detailed in the November 2018 issue of "New Jersey Monthly." According to the magazine's accompanying article, Dr.

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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 - Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan, who has wanted to be a dentist since she was six years old, is living her dream after opening Deegan Dental in her hometown of West Orange.  Deegan, a product of West Orange Public Schools, received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange will host a Suicide Awareness and Intervention information session on on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Caring Contact, an award-winning, volunteer-staffed crisis hotline and listening community, will share national and state suicide ...

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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 - OUR NEW DENTAL IMPLANT SPECIAL OFFER WILL GIVE YOU REASON TO SMILE! Deegan Dental is happy to announce our New Dental Implant Special Offer that covers a single Complete Tooth Replacement (including the Implant, Stock Abutment and E-max Crown) for only $2,800 per Implant; a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Approximately 75 West Orange students from Kelly Elementary walked to school on Wednesday along with parents, teachers, members of the West Orange Police Department and other community leaders as part of International Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day was initially ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In addition to celebrating the 90th anniversary of the West Orange Rotary Club, members and supporters will also enjoy a particularly rare public appearance from Rotary International (RI) President Barry Rassin at the club’s Oct. 20 fundraiser to support the eradication of polio, ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s Mammography Center will participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering a gift to all patients in its West Orange office during the month of October, bringing awareness to mammograms at Bottle Hill Day in Madison on Oct. 6, and see ...

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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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