Health & Wellness

September 21, 2018

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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WEST ORANGE, NJ – In response to heightened concern about healthcare safety at West Orange Town Hall after a township employee contracted Legionnaires’ Disease last month, business administrator John Sayers updated those at Tuesday’s West Orange Township Council (WOTC) meeting on the many proactive ...

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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  — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host its annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. Under the leadership of Alan Lieber, president of ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As communities across the country continue to battle the opioid crisis, West Orange is among those taking a proactive, innovative approach to solving it: collaboration. The approach is known as Police, Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC), where law enforcement and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Water sources at West Orange Town Hall tested positive for elevated levels of Legionella bacteria, according to the township. It was discovered after a long-time township employee was recently hospitalized with a case of Legionnaires' Disease.   According to a notice ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — West Orange resident Randall Giles' three young sons took turns listening closely as their father’s lungs took in air and then expelled it. The youngest boy’s face lit up at the sound flooding his ears via a stethoscope earlier this month—because it was the first time since ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ – After a valiant battle with childhood cancer, 7-year-old Mt. Pleasant Elementary student Henry Chang died on Saturday. He is survived by his mother, Heather Young, an art teacher at West Orange High School, his father Henry Sr., an instructional aide in the West Orange School ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Two doctors with local roots—Dr. Dana Ortiz and Dr. Anne-Marie Tang—are set to join the Rubino OB/GYN Group of talented practitioners, effective Aug. 6. Dr. Ortiz, a local resident from West Orange, will work in the flagship West Orange and Clark offices, and Dr. Tang, with ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange High School nurse Denise Makri-Werzen has received the 2018 New Jersey State School Nurses Association Award for Essex County. Werzen was nominated for the award by Daria Napolitano, Co-President of the Essex County School Nurses Association. "I am grateful for ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Upgrades to the intersection at Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange, including a new traffic signal, are underway to enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near high school and make it easier for student drivers to enter and exit the student parking lot located ...

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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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