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...

To Your Health: Self-control and the perils of holiday food

Editor’s note: This series will be written by practitioners in Summit Medical Group on health-related topics. This one is by cardiologist Dr. Kenneth S. Bannerman. Before earning his bachelor’s degree in English, Dr. Bannerman...

To Your Health: Hit the gym, and reduce cancer risk

In the latest "To Your Health," Dr. Melissa Berlin points out that keeping fit not only makes for a better summer body, it also reduces cancer risk.

To Your Health: Get the Test, Not the Disease, protect your colon

By RAYMOND KENNY For Montclair Local Editor’s note: This series is written by the doctors at Summit Medical Group (SMG) on health-related topics. The following article is by Raymond Kenny, MD, a gastroenterologist in Glen Ridge....

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...

Montclair schools hold think tank to discuss health and sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsHow should Montclair be teaching its students about health and sexuality?The school district is in the process of overhauling its curriculum for health and sexual education.As part of that process, the...

In brief: Bounce starts with Community Block Party tonight

 Get to know your neighbors on Church Street tonight, May 31. One of the busiest commercial streets in Montclair will be shut down on Friday 5:30-7:30 p.m. for traffic as 200+ neighbors and friends sit...

Law would open up medical marijuana to all patients, all doctors

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe owner of Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair says he is ready to meet the demand of more patients seeking medical marijuana when the law is passed making the plant accessible...

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.

Montclair Local’s ‘To Your Health’: Give yourself the gift of sleep

"Poor sleep doesn’t just make us irritable and less productive, it also affects our physical health and immune system," writes Dr. Marianna Shimelfarb.