Health & Wellness

November 17, 2018

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 $2,200 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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Schools district will celebrate World Day of Bullying Prevention on Monday by wearing blue in honor of the start of Anti-Bullying Month. Students, teachers, staff, and West Orange residents are encouraged to wear blue to show support for the World Day of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - In the wake of this week's announcement that Legionella bacteria has been found in the water of all but three schools in the district, West Orange Superintendent of Schools Jeff Rutzky posted this statement on the district website: Dear Parents and Guardians: There has been ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Testing conducted by Garden State Environmental has detected low levels of Legionella bacteria in the administration building and all but three schools in the West Orange school district, according to a release from the West Orange Board of Education. Remediation will take ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange commemorated one year in business in the township on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the morning at its 446 Pleasant Valley Way location. West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi was in attendance along with MAX Challenge members, MAX ...

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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 — More than 500 runners of all ages, along with hundreds of walkers, participated in the 28th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk on West Orange’s Main Street on Sunay to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer. This year’s event also commemorated the run’s 12-year partnership with the Downtown ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including a program being offered at the West Orange Reservoir, which still has space available.  GOTR West Orange is open to girls in grades 3-5 and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Max Challenge of West Orange will commemorate one year in business in the township on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The weekend will also mark the start of the next 10-Week Challenge, which combines exciting fitness classes, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, West Orange residents Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events. In addition to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Zufall Health, a federally funded community health center, broke ground last month at 49 Mount Pleasant Avenue on a $4.5 million building that will provide medical services to residents of West Orange. The new site will be a relocation and expansion of Zufall’s office on ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Low levels of Legionella pneumophila, the cause of the Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and often lethal form of pneumonia, have been found at Redwood Elementary, according to the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE). During Monday night’s WOBOE meeting, Superintendent Jeffrey ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Some Essex County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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DECATUR, GA — Roosevelt Middle School (RMS) eighth grader Makhi Green recently attended the Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador Summit at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. near Atlanta after being selected as West Orange’s Student Ambassador representing New Jersey. Ambassadors are student leaders ...

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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 ORANGE, NJ – Although much of the contamination caused by the legionella bacteria recently found in a number of West Orange facilities the has been remediated, the township reported this week that work still needs to be done on several facilities to completely eliminate it. According to ...

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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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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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