District explores next step in lead dilemma

District officials, experts discuss risks of lead ingestion, plans to remediate issue, communication

District explores next step in lead dilemma

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District announced June 12 the results of testing for lead in school buildings’ water, which showed that nine sources out of 223 had a higher lead action level than that established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for lead in drinking water, news that upset […]

Stop mosquito bites and related infections this summer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Residents may have read the notice from the Essex County Mosquito Control about recent mosquito larval aerial spraying in the northwest section of the county. No aerial spraying was performed in Maplewood, South Orange or West Orange. This precaution was taken due to the large amount of rain over the last few […]

Enjoy the outdoors but beware of ticks

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — According to the New Jersey Department of Health, Lyme disease is endemic in New Jersey, with more than 4,800 cases reported in 2015, which was the second highest number of cases reported in the United States. In 2015, Essex County reported 165 Lyme disease cases. Recent scientific studies indicate that 2017 may […]

Maplewood Health Department events in March

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department will hold several events and clinics during the month of March. They are as follows: A presentation by Alzheimer’s New Jersey, “Understanding Memory Loss,” will be offered on Wednesday, March 8, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Maplewood Community Center, 106 Burnett Ave. Memory loss that disrupts […]

Maplewood participates in American Heart Month

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — You may have seen the red boxes at the municipal buildings, libraries and in the schools. This month is American Heart Month and these red boxes, stating “Life is Better Heart Healthy” have great facts about how to promote heart health and who is at risk. These promotional tools were provided by […]

Maplewood gets heart healthy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — February is Heart Healthy Month! And the Maplewood Health Department is getting into the swing. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Maplewood Health Department will host an adult health clinic at the Main Library, 51 Baker St., from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Public health nurses will provide blood pressure and diabetes screenings, weight […]

Get to the heart of health

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join one of the nurse practitioners from The Heart Centers at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston to learn about living a heart-healthy life on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. at Winchester Gardens’ auditorium, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. This event is sponsored by the Maplewood Health Department.

Nurse gives advice at Jan. 16 event in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rosemary Gorman, a registered professional nurse with past experience in intensive care, oncology and home care, will give a presentation at Winchester Gardens’ auditorium, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood, on Monday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Gorman is currently the program director of geriatric health and disease management at the Barnabas Health […]

Free Maplewood health screenings

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood will hold several free health screenings throughout the year. These screenings, performed by Maplewood Health Department nurses, include medication, weight and health counseling; blood pressure screening; carotid bruit screening; and diabetes risk assessment. Screenings will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Maplewood Memorial Library’s main branch, 51 Baker St., […]