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SMART opens dialogue for families affected by addiction

A group comprised of people who have loved ones struggling with addiction meets on Wednesdays at the Mental Health Association of Essex/Morris on Fullerton Avenue.

Covered with Compassion — Event empowers women coping with hair loss

The owner of Black Beauty in East Orange, Epps Rose has been styling wigs at Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake’s “Covered With Compassion” events in the 34th Legislative District office for three years.

In brief: Montclair Education Association to host wellness pop-up Nov. 14

The Montclair Education Association (MEA) and Restorative Justice Montclair (RJM) will host a Pop-Up Shop Wellness Festival, a free event open to the greater Montclair community, on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 1 p.m. to...

To your health: scared of cancer? Get a check-up

In "To Your Health," Dr. Karen Dias-Martin advises women worried about breast or ovarian cancer to have regular check-ups, to ease anxiety.
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IN brief: What’s Next for Health Care Reform?

On Oct. 10, BlueWaveNJ in Montclair will host a forum on Health Care reform.

In brief: Free lead testing offered for kids, pregnant moms

The Montclair Health Department will provide free lead screenings on Sept. 18 for children ages 1-6 and pregnant women.
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Rohan Marley, partners propose new marijuana dispensary for Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair could be getting a second medical marijuana dispensary in the near future, with the backing of a business partnership that includes one of the children of reggae icon Bob Marley.Rohan Marley,...
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In Brief: Wellmont partners with Mental Health Association to recognize Suicide Prevention Month

The Wellmont Theater will match a portion of the proceeds to the MHA and will provide an opportunity for audience members to make $1 individual contributions when they purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.
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To Your Health: Stay healthy during the transition to fall

During the transition to fall, be sure to eat right, get enough sleep, writes Dr. Elizabeth Ramos-Genuino in the latest 'To Your Health.'
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New book says see a therapist sooner, not later

Montclair resident and LCSW Robert S. Ciampi's new book "When to Call a Therapist" suggests getting therapy early, to nip problems in the bud.