Health & Wellness

August 7, 2018

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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — The first event of a new series in Downtown Westfield, 2nd Sundays, kicked off with Yoga on Quimby Sunday morning and afternoon despite overcast conditions and scattered sprinkles and drizzle. Quimby Street was blocked off and designated for pedestrians only for several hours ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Brett Bramble, along with walking partner, John “Stick” Azerolo, passed through Westfield on a months-long journey from Key West, Fla. to Calais, Maine in an effort to raise awareness of opioid overdose and addiction. Bramble walks for his sister Brittany, who died of an overdose ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Calls came pouring in to Caring Contact Friday after people awoke to the news of celebrity chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain’s death by suicide, according to Executive Director Janet Sarkos. Just three days before, celebrity designer Kate Spade had also died ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Google has dedicated its Doodle Thursday to Westfield native Dr. Virginia Apgar on what would have been her 109th birthday. To see it, go to www.Google.com. Dr. Apgar was noted for developing the Apgar Score in 1949 to evaluate a baby's condition immediately after birth. This ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “She wanted to stop really bad. She wanted to be healthy. She just could not stop herself from going back to that house where she knew she could get heroin,” said 33-year-old Brett Bramble of his late sister Brittany, who died of a drug overdose in 2014. Bramble and 60-year-old ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Health met with Akai Lounge at Monday night’s meeting for a hearing following three consecutive conditional satisfactory ratings. Akai Lounge was represented by its owner, James Du, his wife, Lillian Pien, and his brother, Larry Du. According to Helen ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Keith Peterson of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad was one of 17 first responders honored by Overlook Medical Center at its 22nd Annual Excellence in EMS Awards. Held during National EMS Week, the event celebrates the important role of EMS first personnel in the communities they ...

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WESTFIELD – Edison Intermediate School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Westfield High School had a combined total of 17 incidents in four months that lead to student removal, according to the new Student Safety Data System (SSDS) report. The data was shared by Superintendent of Westfield Schools ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Health heard from Xinsong Yang, owner of Sichuan Dynasty, at Monday night’s meeting. Yang was required to attend the hearing after Sichuan Dynasty received multiple ratings that were less than satisfactory since 2015, according to principal health inspector ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite the cloudy morning, Jersey City's Liberty State Park was blooming in pink as hundreds of survivors, friends, families, and sponsors attended Susan G. Komen of North Jersey's Race for the Cure.  The explosion of color represented the hope and determination to celebrate ...

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WESTFIELD – The Westfield High School Athletic Department was recognized for its efforts at keeping young athletes safe with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award. “The biggest thing with the award is that it is confirmation of the level of services that we offer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Female students at Westfield High School participated in the Girl Thing Friday night. The evening event was created to bring awareness to the stress and struggles that come with being a teenager, all while providing a fun and comfortable atmosphere. A similar event for boys, called ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System  welcomed their youngest team members to "Take Your Child To Work Day 2018." These future leaders learned everything from lifesaving CPR to how “pet therapy” helps the healing process. Along with a great day of fun and learning, the children got to meet ...

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Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system, today announced Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2018 Hospital Safety Grades. Overlook Medical Center’s ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Brassy Buddha Yoga Studio celebrated its grand opening recently at 407 South Ave. West in Downtown Westfield. The studio offers a variety of classes including hot vinyasa, ashtanga, yin and meditation, yin and yang and foundational yoga. Owner Brandi Hoynowski, who teaches most ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Summit's Overlook Medical Center, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — CrossFit 908 Central, a group training gym, celebrated its grand opening at 260 North Ave. East Monday. It offers CrossFit classes for both adults and kids, personal training and nutrition coaching. “Having grown up in Westfield, I’ve always had an affinity for the town,” owner ...

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WESTFIELD NJ — Westfield High School will host “Hidden in Plain Sight: Part Two” on Wednesday, April 25, to educate parents about vaping and drinking among teens. The event will include speakers from the Westfield Police Department, Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson and Director of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Over 10,000 Americans are estimated to be diagnosed with HPV-associated oral cancer this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a concerning trend that has seen the rate of such cancers triple over the last two decades. Responsible for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, now in its 67th year of service, was honored at last week’s town council meeting. WVRS vice president Michael Besaw thanked the squad's dedicated volunteer members and the residents and business owners who provide financial ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Influenza activity was still rampant in Westfield last month, according to the Westfield Board of Health at Monday night’s meeting. Although many think the flu season has died down, that isn’t the case, health officer Megan Avallone said. “There’s a lot of influenza in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle read a proclamation at last week’s town council meeting making April Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month in the town of Westfield. Parkinson’s Support Group Facilitator Barbara Ringk told the audience of a Westfield support group that meets on the second ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Everything you never knew you needed to know about dementia was covered in “A Day to Remember: A conference for Those Living with Memory Loss,” held on March 24 at Overlook Medical Center.  More than 100 people attended the event, which featured exhibitor tables set up by ...

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