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Lead cases on the rise; Montclair Health Department monitoring children

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWhen childhood lead poisoning became a priority statewide in 2018, Montclair health officials took action in their own backyard.The number of Montclair children with reported high levels of lead rose...

To your health: Have a heart and shed some pounds

Lower the risk of heart disease by losing weight: Dr. Kenneth S. Bannerman will give a talk on metabolic syndrome on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Brief: Weight loss and heart health lecture on Feb. 28

Dr. Kenneth Bannerman will give a lecture titled “Breaking Down Barriers to Weight Loss,” about how being overweight impacts your heart and overall health, and what you can do about it, on Thursday, Feb....

Learning about better senior living in Montclair

By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalOver 40 Montclair seniors seeking a better quality of life on a fixed income attended “Living Your Best Life: Benefits that Support Your Lifestyle.”The seminar, held Jan. 24, was...
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To Your Health: Pick a do-over in the New Year

Now that it's 2019, pick a health "do-over" such as quitting smoking or improving your diet, to have a healthier life going forward.

News brief: Free radon testing kits available

January is Radon Action Month and the Montclair Health Department is taking action by offering free radon test kits to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally...

To Your Health: New ways to manage diabetes

by DR. ALESSIA ROEHNELTEditor’s note: This series is written by practitioners from Summit Medical Group on health-related topics. This month’s author is endocrinologist Dr. Alessia Roehnelt. She has specialized training in neck ultrasound aspirations...
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Group helps seniors hear again at no cost

By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalThousands of seniors are in need of hearing aids, but many go without, finding the average cost of $2,500 per device too staggering on a fixed income. Without being able...

To Your Health: Common concerns during breast cancer awareness month

Editor’s note: This series will be written by practitioners in Summit Medical Group (SMG) on health-related topics. This piece is by Afshan Khan, DO, a family medicine physician specializing in women’s health at Montclair Family Medicine...

To Your Health: What’s the risk on ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is among the top 10 cancers affecting women in the U.S. and a cause of cancer death in women. Dr. Karen Dias-Martin discusses risk.