October 2017

Consumer groups scramble to help residents with health insurance open enrollment

Source: NJ Health CoverNJ, a coalition of consumer advocates, providers, insurance companies and social service groups teamed with RWJBarnabas Health to assist and encourage residents to take advantage of open enrollment for health insurance plans in 2018. Additionally,...

Asbury Park Goes Cold Turkey: Special Olympics Fundraiser

Source: ‘Tis the season to be “freezin’ for a reason” — for a great cause. This Saturday, November 4, at the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall, Asbury Park will kick off the 2017-18 Jersey Shore cold-weather swimfest season by hosting a...

Featured Video: Dental Hygiene Awareness

Dental Hygiene Awareness Daily 4: Brush, Floss, Rinse, Sugarless Gum · New Jersey Dental Assn. · NJ Dental Insurance Source: American Dental Hygienists’ Association ( Did you know that four simple steps, performed daily, can lead to better overall health? The American...

Hillside: 6,000 hand-made pink symbols of love for cancer survivors

Source: Debra Chandler didn’t know the lady handing out the pink Breast Cancer Awareness symbols in downtown Newark. But Chandler, a 14-year survivor, and others participating in the annual breast cancer walkk were moved to hug Brenda Bayley when they learned what...

Keeping your ankles healthy

Source: The ankle is one of the more stable joints in the body, but it does a lot of heavy work — supporting up to eight times your body weight when you run. With that kind of pressure, it is no surprise ankle injuries are among the most common orthopaedic...

Millburn Stroke Survivor’s Advice: Know How To Act F.A.S.T.

By Ruth Kirshner Source: On May 2, 2016 I started my morning as usual with dropping my daughter off at school, doing a few things around the house and then going to a fitness class at my local gym. About 45 minutes into the class, my instructor noticed that the...