Montclairites ask what’s all the hype about hemp, CBD?

While Montclair residents wait for the possible legalization of marijuana, an issue now on hold in New Jersey, one of marijuana's prominent components, cannabidiol or CBD, can be found almost everywhere in town these days — in your latte, in baked goods and even at the local boutique. And residents seem to be lining up for it.

In brief: CARE Van to offer free addiction services

On Thursday April 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., the  CARES outreach vehicle will be at Glenfield Park, 21 Maple Ave. Stop by Hope One for: Access to Detox; Access to Rehab; Access to...

News in brief: Lead testing for children

The Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the Hackensack UMC Mountainside Family Practice, announces a Lead Screening Program for children ages 1-6 years.As lead exposure continues to be an ongoing...

To your health: five bad excuses not to get a colonoscopy

Think you've got a good reason not to schedule a colonoscopy? Think again, writes Dr. John Imesi in our latest "To Your Health."

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...

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...