Health & Wellness

November 7, 2018

The Westfield Rescue Squad plans to equip its ambulances with the opioid antidote naloxone. WESTFIELD, NJ – Looking to focus efforts on better fighting the opioid epidemic, local health officials are seeking statistics to help evaluate the extent to which opioid abuses are impacting ...

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Glaring examples of the field's age show. WESTFIELD, NJ – Installed 13 years ago, the turf field at Gary Kehler Stadium is set to be resurfaced as part of a $3.03 million renovation of the stadium set to start in April. But with five months of play remaining before the stadium’s anticipated ...

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Updated at 6:58 p.m. Oct. 19 Print Options For Answering Questions Also Offered WESTFIELD, NJ – Do senior citizens use ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, or do they take the senior bus? How many senior citizens surf the Internet? Do senior citizens access the web from their cell ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A newly formed task force of local officials and volunteers has been charged with identifying best practices for handling mental illness, reducing the stigma surrounding it and heightening awareness of resources available for treatment. The 10-member Westfield Youth and Family ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Mountainside not only met expectations, it exceeded most people's. It drew hundreds of people – including Mayor Paul Mirabelli, members of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, Arbor Terrace “home office” executives, and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The 54-year-old single mom and longtime Union County resident didn’t think her life would get worse after her home in Westfield was foreclosed on. Then Annie Vann-Ashkenazi, a mother of four, got the call from Overlook Medical Center. “Two days after I got here, I received a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With a grant from the Westfield-based Stad’s Crabfest Foundation, the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains is offering an eight-week cancer exercise training/recovery program for six qualified individuals who are undergoing or recently underwent treatment for cancer. The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The town’s Green Team has tossed a proposal to allow once-a-week garbage pickups. The Green Team had requested a change to the health department's regulations that could allow for garbage pickup once a week, instead of the existing twice a week pickup mandated, but after further ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – It’s getting harder to find a place to light up in town, and that’s what some officials want. After banning smoking in public parks in 2014 and extending that ban to include sidewalk cafes three years later, some Westfield officials are considering banning smoking at public ...

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Juvenile Diabetes Can Be Be A Bear WESTFIELD, NJ – A fourth-grader at Jefferson School, Jack Hamel has his blood sugar tested by the school nurse daily. Each time he eats, the 10-year-old must take insulin shots. He has type 1, or juvenile, diabetes and hopes one day there will be a cure for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Maddie Sandford is battling a rare brain cancer doctors diagnosed her with nearly a year ago, on her 17th birthday. The diagnosis was far from an ideal birthday gift for the Westfield teenager, but with the help of the Make a Wish Foundation of the Children’s Hospital of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Chris Herren didn’t suspect opioids would impact himself and his beer-pong playing peers. But when it came to the now former NBA point guard and his high school basketball team, reality showed otherwise. “Out of 15 kids, who got red solo cups and played beer pong in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Out Run Your Fork Personal Training and Nutritional Counseling recently celebrated its move from Westfield to Space4Fitness, a facility located at 155A South Ave. in Garwood. Out Run Your Fork owner Tony Bianchino calls the facility “3,500 square feet of fun.” The space holds a ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Who doesn’t like a free lunch? The offer to participate in the “BBQ for Badges” at Arbor Terrace Mountainside went out to first responders throughout the area a few weeks ago and, as expected, police officers, firefighters and EMTs dropped in from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory in effect for the area, in effect until Thursday at 7 p.m. Heat index values are expected to be around 100 degrees Thursday afternoon. While some local school districts, including neighboring Scotch Plains-Fanwood, are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Westfield, Chatham Borough, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park and Summit, is asking adult residents to take an online survey to help identify which topics it should focus on to improve public health ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for the area from Tuesday at 11 a.m. until Wednesday at 9 p.m. The combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 104 degrees late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening and ...

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Charlotte, N.C.– New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System has been awarded the 2018 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award from DebMed for having the “cleanest hands in healthcare” due to its high level of sustained hand hygiene compliance. “We are incredibly proud that our dedication to hand hygiene and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ ­­— Something just didn’t feel right that morning on Feb. 11, 2016.,Westfield resident Barry Rogers said. Rogers, now 63 years old, had a history of heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), so his initial reaction was to ask his wife, June, to keep an eye on him. “I just ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Health discussed changing the minimum number of garbage pickups required per residential household from twice a week to once a week  at its meeting Monday night. Councilman David Contract, who heads the town’s Green Team, brought the request to the board, ...

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UPDATED AUG. 7 WESTFIELD, NJ — A heat advisory issued for the area by the National Weather Service Monday remains in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday as the combination of heat and humidity makes it feel like it is 95 to 100 degrees outside. Need a place to cool down? Westfield Memorial Library ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Healthcare Foundation of NJ honored Dr. John D'Angelo, DO, and chairman of emergency medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center at the annual Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards event at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston on July 16. Dr. D'Angelo, a Westfield ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of 100 Great Community Hospitals recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a source of business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders, which ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser and luncheon took place at Shackamaxon Country Club last week. More than 210 women – including Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle – along with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith and boxing legend Gerry ...

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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 and open swim times as well ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After hot weekend, the National Weather Service issued another excessive heat warning for the area Monday morning lasting until 8 p.m. Monday night. The high Monday was expected to reach 98 degrees Fahrenheit. The National Weather Service also issued a code orange air quality ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service calling for a heat advisory for Union County from 2 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The town of Westfield advised ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — BAYADA Home Health Care was founded 43 years ago in Philadelphia with a purpose of helping people live safely at home with comfort, independence and dignity. Now a national industry leader with a presence in five countries, BAYADA operates a local Westfield office that serves 120 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Oceans Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry celebrated its grand opening at 522 East Broad St. Friday by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Shelley Brindle and members of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Oceans is led by husband-wife team Dr. Eric Fank, ...

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