Maplewood health officer honored by Freeholders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored Maplewood health officer Robert Roe during its meeting at Maplewood Town Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 26, for being named “Essex County Volunteer of the Year,” according to a December press release. Roe had received his award from the state of New Jersey Governor’s Council […]

Get smart about antibiotic use

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — In this season of colder temperatures and winter colds, there is the common default to ask for antibiotics from health care providers to get us back on track to our healthier selves. However, this practice of overusing antibiotics as a society may be doing more harm than good. Antibiotic resistance is […]

Health screenings in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Overlook Hospital Mobile Van will be conducting free blood pressure and diabetes screenings on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Maplewood Library’s Hilton Branch, 1688 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood. Drop-ins are welcome. This event is free and open to the public. This program coordinated by the Maplewood […]

Maplewood is grateful for Gratitude Graffiti Project

Maplewood is grateful for Gratitude Graffiti Project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Candice Davenport recalled that many business owners were hesitant when she and friend Lucila McElroy first approached them with their idea for the Gratitude Graffiti Project in 2012. After all, they were asked to allow passersby to write all over their windows using dry-erase markers. But businesses were eventually won over by […]

Take advantage of the Overlook Van in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with a free screening and obtain educational materials and individual counseling. The Overlook Van will be at the Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. […]

Avoid caregiver overload

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Attend a seminar on caregiver overload on Monday, Oct. 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the Winchester Gardens Auditorium, 333 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. Caregiver overload occurs when the tasks that are required to care for a loved one build up to the point of being too stressful. The danger of taking on […]

Staying healthy in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Happy fall from the Maplewood Health Department! Maplewood will hold two flu clinics — one on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the other on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon — at Town Hall, 574 Valley St. The clinic is open to all residents, 18 […]

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