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TAPinto Westfield Profile: Dr. Vernick and His Life-Saving Dog

December 31, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s no newsflash that doctors save lives, but how often do we hear a story about a dog saving a doctor's life? That’s exactly what happened to Dr. Harris Vernick, MD, an internist who practiced in Westfield for decades. 

Now retired in his 70s, Dr. Vernick adopted his 22-pound wonder, Timmy, less than two years ago in Florida, where he has a ...

Westfield Native Aims to Promote Mental Health Awareness with Debut Book

KENILWORTH, NJ — Michelle Dickinson-Moravek, a Westfield native and Kenilworth resident, aims to educate audiences about mental illness with the release of her debut memoir, “Breaking Into My Life.”

“Breaking Into My Life,” self-written and self-published, shares Dickinson-Moravek’s experience while growing up with a mother who had mental illness and how ...

In Sickness and Health — Dr. K's Nutrition Programs Focus on Wellness 

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Dr. Kavita Kewalramani or “Dr. K” as she is known to all her patients, is a board certified internist in New Providence who also offers a Medical Weight Loss Program at her practice on Central Avenue. For the past year she has offered her multi-disciplinary program for sustainable weight loss. Beginning in 2018 she will launch two more programs —  ...

Local Physician Discusses Menopause Management

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Dr. Kavita Kewalramani of K Primary Care and Medical Weight Loss Center recently held a small group discussion open to the public about managing the symptoms of all stages of Menopause.

Dr. K discussed the symptoms and stages of menopause, which is a process that generally occurs over a four-year period and this is called peri-menopause. The depletion of ...

Westfield Board of Health Takes Action Against Restaurant, Reviews Lead Testing Policies

WESTFIELD, NJ – The owner of Cuban restaurant Old Havana did not appear at a scheduled second hearing with the Westfield Board of Health during Monday night's meeting. 

Old Havana's owner, Luis. E. Alvarez, appeared before the board in March following three consecutive ratings that were less than satisfactory. Last month, a new inspection found the restaurant less than ...

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Brain Cancer Study Opens at Overlook Medical Center — One of Four Sites in Country

January 15, 2018

Kurt Jaeckle, MD, co-director of the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center, and medical director of the Atlantic Center for Research, is leading a phase III study of novel drug VAL-083, which has already shown promise in Glioblastoma and other cancers.  The study is for patients whose glioblastoma multiforme or gliosarcoma has progressed during or after treatment ...