Play for P.I.N.K. in Scotch Plains Raises Over $35K for Breast Cancer Research

July 18, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — More than $35,000 was raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation last week at Play for P.I.N.K., a golf tournament, luncheon and fundraiser held at Shackamaxon Country Club.

The event was co-chaired by Westfield residents Beth Hornstein and Shari Berman.

“This was my 14th year of volunteering for Play for P.I.N.K.,” Hornstein said. “The ...

Workout, Swim for Free During Westfield Area YMCA’s ‘Wellness Wednesdays’

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Area YMCA is bringing back free Wellness Wednesdays this summer at its main facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield. Members of the community are invited to enjoy the Y’s land and water group exercise classes, swim assessments, open gym, open swim and racquetball times as well as the fitness facilities free of charge on every Wednesday from ...

Overlook Medical Center, Other Atlantic Health System Hospitals Seek Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial Participants

SUMMIT, NJ — When treated in its earliest stages, the five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is over 90 percent. However, only 15 percent of cases are found at this early stage due to ovarian cancer's non-specific symptoms and lack of available early detection tests.

When discovered at a more advanced stage, the ovarian cancer survival rate can be as low as 18 ...

Family Promise, Overlook Family Medicine Partner to Host Community Health Fair Geared Toward 'Sustainable Independence'

ELIZABETH NJ — More than 80 adults and 30 children, either former guests of Family Promise’s Union County Program or neighbors in Elizabeth, visited the Community Health Fair, a biannual joint effort by Family Promise, a Summit-based national non-profit which provides services to families experiencing homelessness, and Overlook Family Medicine of the Atlantic Health ...

Summer Safety Tips from the Westfield Rescue Squad

WESTFIELD NJ — The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is back with another round of tips on how to steer clear of the emergency room this summer. 

“As with any season, there are always reasons to stay mindful of the dangers that are present in any outdoor or indoor activity,” WVRS member David Sloan said.  “Summer is most notable for the amount of outdoor ...

Westfield Resident Urges More Mental Health and Wellness Training in Schools at BOE Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield resident Carolyn Buoscio took to the podium at Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education meeting during the public comments to talk about mental health and wellness and what she said was the need to better arm Westfield's educators, district staff and parents about the warning signs of mental illness and suicide.

Buoscio completed a suicide ...

Cancer Patient Says Tumor Shrunk with New TrueBeam at Morristown Medical Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The latest piece of high precision radiotherapy equipment to treat cancer at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, the TrueBeam system, went into service on May 8. Ben Christener, who has small cell lung cancer, was one of the first two patients to be treated.

Christener’s cancer was discovered after a CT Scan showed a mass ...

Westfield Rescue Squad Volunteer Sergio Guzman Receives Overlook ‘Excellence in EMS’ Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Deputy Chief Sergio Guzman was recently honored as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center “Excellence in EMS Award.”

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

WESTFIELD, NJ — Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for “Trader Joe's Grainless Granola” over potential contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has “Best By” dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed, ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ — What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain: your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions — fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions ...

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Union County Offers Sun Safe Precautions and Free Skin Cancer Screenings

July 12, 2017

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the 2017 “Choose Your Cover” program, a statewide skin cancer screening, awareness and educational initiative taking place on Saturday, Aug. 5, in Clark.

To promote sun safety and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, the Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties and the Clark ...