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Fitness Specialist & Nutritionist Melissa Morin-Stewart Raises the Barre

Former Ballet Dancer fuses Barre, Yoga & Pilates at New Union City Fitness Studio

 By Sally Deering

 Photo by  Diana Zuluaga/@dmz75  

Steward the art of fitness
Melissa Morin- Stewart

After blowing out her knee in freshman year of college, ballet dancer Melissa Morin-Stewart turned pirouettes into Pilates. Owner and founder of Clarity Fitness in Union City, Morin-Stewart offers her years of athletic prowess in ballet, her Bachelor of Science  and Master’s degrees in fitness and nutrition; and her expertise designing fitness programs for corporate America, to her new role as owner of Clarity Fitness, Morin-Stewart’s new health & wellness studio in Union City. Continue reading Fitness Specialist & Nutritionist Melissa Morin-Stewart Raises the Barre

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CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Major Upgrade to the Emergency Department

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Investment of approximately $1,000,000 results in significant  Improvements to facilities Results in faster, more efficient delivery of medical services and patient care

Bayonne, New Jersey (November 6, 2014) –  CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis and other elected officials cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of CarePoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center’s renovated Emergency Department. With an investment of close to one million dollars, the Emergency Department has created a facility designed to decrease wait times, handle increased patient volume and provide the highest quality care in a state-of-the-art environment.

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Palisades Medical Center’s Releases Schedule of Upcoming Maternity Classes

maternity classes (North Bergen, NJ) – The following is a schedule of upcoming Maternity Classes at Palisades Medical Center.  To register or for more information, please call Robin Petrick at 201-295-4823.

 

Child Birth Classes – Cost is $125 per couple if delivering at PMC; $150 if delivering elsewhere. The more you understand about the process of labor, the better prepared you and your support partner will feel.  Classes include: understanding the labor process, breathing and relaxation techniques to work with your body, the role of the support person, options for pain medications and medical interventions, Caesarean birth, understand your changing body after birth, newborn appearance and procedures after birth. Continue reading Palisades Medical Center’s Releases Schedule of Upcoming Maternity Classes

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Free Chemical Detoxification of Your Home Workshop Thursday, October 25th

Felecia Bell Schafer, a native of Bayonne and owner of Walk i Heath, a holistic nutrition and health restoration practice, will be hosting a free heath workshop open to the public on Thursday, October 25th at 7 p.m. at 734 Broadway (at 33rd Street.)

The topic of discussion will be the chemical detoxification of your home and learning what you can do to clean up your home environment. A brief question and answer session will follow Schafer’s talk. Continue reading Free Chemical Detoxification of Your Home Workshop Thursday, October 25th

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Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association Announces Flu and Pneumonia Immunization for Bayonne Residents

The Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association, in cooperation with the City of Bayonne and the Department of Municipal Services, is pleased to announce that the first session of the annual immunization clinic for seasonal flu and pneumonia shots for Bayonne residents will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The location will be the City Hall Firehouse at 27th Street and Avenue C. The second immunization session will take place on Thursday, September 27, at Back Bay Gardens, 535 Avenue A, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The third immunization session will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at Post Road Gardens, 537 Avenue A, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Continue reading Bayonne Visiting Nurse Association Announces Flu and Pneumonia Immunization for Bayonne Residents

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1,000 Young Women Play Softball to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

 

Largest Youth Breast Cancer Charity Softball  Tournament in NJ

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Central & South Jersey, in partnership with Pink Ribbon Softball, Inc., are proud to sponsor the largest youth breast cancer charity softball tournament in the state of NJ.  More than 1,000 young women will gather to compete and raise funds and breast cancer awareness.

 September 15, 2012:

Hamilton Girls Softball Association Complex 10 Christine Avenue, Mercerville, NJ 08619

Armstong Park Green Lane and Ewingville Road, Ewing NJ 08628

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Parents Beware: High School Exams are Here — Students Misusing Drugs as Study Aids —

Steven Marcus, Executive and Medical Director,

Dr. Bruce Ruck, Director, Drug Information and Professional Education

New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES)

Newark, N.J. — June 6, 2012 — High school can be difficult. Peer pressure, teachers, reports, final exams, school activities and the desire for academic excellence can make life for a high school student quite overwhelming at times. With finals starting in the next week or so, the NJ Poison Experts encourage parents of high school students to talk to their children about the dangers of study drugs (e.g. prescription medicines for ADHD and caffeine) and the symptoms they may cause.

 Study drugs are drugs that are misused/abused as study aids. Students often believe that these drugs enhance or focus concentration and increase stamina when they cram for tests or write lengthy papers. The use of study drugs is not new. For years, students have looked for ways to make studying easier, more efficient and more manageable. The drugs of choice are prescription stimulants (amphetamine derivates) and caffeine. Continue reading Parents Beware: High School Exams are Here — Students Misusing Drugs as Study Aids —

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JERSEY CITY GIVES FREE FLU SHOTS FOR SENIORS

Seniors and Adults with Chronic Illnesses

JERSEY CITY — Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and the Department of Health and Human Services will hold another Flu Clinic for Seniors and Adults with Chronic Illnesses beginning Monday, November 7, 2011 from Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Immunization Clinic at the MLK Hub, located on 360 Martin Luther King Drive.

The vaccine will be provided free of charge to Seniors and adults with chronic illnesses from Jersey City. No appointment is necessary and the vaccine will be administered on a first come, first serve basis while supplies lasts.

All persons receiving the vaccine mXust complete a Consent Form which will be made available at the site prior to receiving the vaccine. The vaccine will not be administered to anyone without a completed Consent Form indicating their approval to receive the vaccine.

For additional information contact: Linda Ivory-Green, Health Educator at 201-547-5583 or visit our website at jerseycitynj.gov

All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary to Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy at 201-547-4836 or

201-376-0699.///

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Department of Health and Senior Services Recommends Health Precautions Due to Today’s Excessive Heat

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(Trenton)  With the heat index soaring to 110 degrees today,

 the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) urges the elderly,

disabled and those with chronic medical conditions to drink plenty

of water and visit senior or cooling centers if they do not have air

conditioning.

“These are dangerous weather conditions that can cause heat

stroke  and exacerbate chronic medical conditions, leading to

severe complications and death,” said Acting Commissioner

Dr. Tina Tan.

 The risk of severe illness and death from extreme heat

exposure is highest  among:

·     Older adults, especially those 65 years of age and older

• Adults of all ages with chronic health conditions, especially those with

asthma, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity or psychiatric

disorders

  Residents may locate their nearest cooling center by calling their local

senior center, town hall or by calling NJ EASE at 1-877-222-3737. 

People may also visit the DHSS website for the locations of the

nearest senior center (web.doh.state.nj.us/apps2/seniorcenter/scsearch.aspx)

or Area Agency on Aging (www.nj.gov/health/senior/sa_aaa.shtml).

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Celebrate the Easter & Passover Holiday with Peace of Mind

 

24/7 Multilingual Hotline: 1-800-222-1222

 

Dr. Steven Marcus, Executive and Medical Director

Dr. Bruce Ruck, Director, Drug Information and Professional Education

New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES)

 

 

NEWARK, N.J. — April 14, 2011 For the past 2 years as families prepared for the Easter and Passover holidays, the NJ Poison Control Center noted an increase in calls related to children getting into cleaning products in the home or a relative’s medication.  Poison Control Center experts offer the following safety tips on food poisoning/preparation, cleaning product and medication safety, and holiday decorating products.

 

FOOD POISONING

 

·         Always wash hands with soap and water before and after handling raw foods.

·         Perishable foods like raw/cooked meats, poultry, and seafood should be kept refrigerated.  If left at room temperature for 2 hours or more, they should be discarded.

·         Symptoms of food poisoning include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, chills and fever, diarrhea, and weakness.  Symptoms can occur 1-8 hours after eating “toxic” food.

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