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Postpartum Mental Health: The Silent Darkness

By Michele Inzelbuch, LCSW, LCADC Postpartum depression (PPD) is a disease where many women suffer in silence. Often it is something not spoken about, is rarely accepted, and sadly goes untreated in many new mothers. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were almost four million live births in the United States in 2015. Another two million women had miscarriages and/or stillbirths. These women are highly susceptible to postpartum depression due to their bodies experiencing ...

Riverview Medical Center Receives Significant Donation to Support Patients in Emergent Need of Substance Abuse Treatment

Riverview Medical Center Foundation is honored to announce a gift of $120,000 from the Tigger House Foundation that will support the addition of an Addictions Counselor in the hospital’s emergency department. The majority of patients seeking help for addiction arrive in the Alton A. Hovnanian Emergency Care Center in a state of crisis. The addition of a licensed chemical dependency counselor would provide timely and critical assessment and outreach to patients during this severe time of ...

Monmouth Medical Center Presents August Community Health Education Programs

It Can Wait Monday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. One look at a post, selfie, text or scroll through email while driving is all it takes for serious consequences to occur. Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, in collaboration with Safe Kids NJ - Monmouth/Ocean Chapter and Pier Village, is partnering with AT&T on their “It Can Wait” texting and driving campaign to warn against distracted driving through demonstrations with a car simulator. The simulator is a ...

Let’s Dish: Let’s Talk About Vegan

By MaryAnn Miano  Healthful eating is all the rage, and that is a good thing.  Turning simple, nutritious ingredients into knockout meals is part of the fun of food preparation. Just think: you can make magical things happen right in your own kitchen by treating your taste buds with foods that can help you trim down, lower your cholesterol, bring your blood sugar and blood pressure under control, and give you your energy back. All this can happen with a vegan diet. What is the definit...

Have a Ball at VNA’s Beach Ball

Leave your dress shoes and formal clothes at home and come feel the sand between your toes to support Visiting Nurse Association Health Group’s mission of caring for those in need. On Friday evening, September 16, friends and supporters of the VNA will gather for a fun and casual evening at Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright.  Longtime VNA Health Group trustees Mindy Minerva and Jim Vaccaro will be honored for their commitment to advancing access to healthcare services to all in need. The ...

Barnabas Health Hospice to Host Holiday Bereavement Workshops in Essex and Monmouth Counties

Barnabas Health Hospice to Host Holiday Bereavement Workshops in Essex and Monmouth Counties Barnabas Health Hospice to Host Holiday Bereavement Workshops Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center will host a series of free bereavement workshops titled, “Handling the Holidays” for individuals coping with the loss of a loved one this holiday season. Programs will be held as follows: Tuesday, November 12; 6:00 p.m.; Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark Thursday, ...

Be healthy with the help of the County Connection

Be healthy with the help of the County Connection Free seminars and programs offered throughout the month The Monmouth County Connection is focusing on health in the coming week with their two workshops, entitled “Healthy Homes” and “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s,” and offering a flu clinic. The Monmouth County Connection is located at 3544 State Highway 66, Neptune. A workshop entitled "Healthy Homes" will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon. Learn how to ...