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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.

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...

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.
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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....
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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.

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...

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...
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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.
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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...