Annual Passaic County walk spotlights substance abuse recovery

Source: North An estimated 700 people who joined in Passaic County’s fourth annual Recovery Walk, a steamy two-mile trudge meant to raise awareness of the step-by-step struggle against addiction and mental illness. The event was held to commemorate September as...

Sleep Disorders During Pregnancy: A Plea for Universal Screening

By Dr. McCamy Taylor While women of childbearing age are generally at low risk for sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the changes of pregnancy can suddenly make them high risk. OSA is an inherited condition in which a person has a decreased ability to keep the...

Wayne Police Prevent Drug Overdose The Day After Being Equipped with Antidote

Sources: North, The day after the opioid antidote Narcan was issued to Wayne township police, a 25-year-old man who had apparently overdosed was revived by two neighborhood officers utilizing it, authorities said Saturday. Law-enforcement agencies in...

Swimsuit Company Apologizes To Model for Photoshopping Her Skinnier

Source: Nation Of A model is speaking out against a company that altered a photo of her body to appear several sizes smaller, saying she was “extremely shocked” to see the photoshopped image online after agreeing to participate in a photoshoot for the swimwear brand...

From East Brunswick’s UniMed Center: The Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Source: GM Health All heavy smokers experience negative health effects…such as cancer, heart attacks and premature death. Scientists say there are more than 4,000 compounds in cigarette smoke. A sizeable number of them are toxic and carcinogenic. The more a person...

Why Funny People Like Robin Williams Kill Themselves

By David Wong, “Wow, how could a wacky guy like (insert famous dead comedian here) just (insert method of early self-destruction here)? He was always joking around and having a great time!” When I hear some naive soul say that, my only response is a blank...