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Heartbeats: National Children's Dental Health Month kicks off

Heartbeats: National Children's Dental Health Month kicks off

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STAFF VIDEO BY JOE MARTINO

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), a month-long celebration sponsored by the American Dental Association to promote dental education and awareness for all children.

The annual celebration focuses on oral hygiene care, nutritional concerns, prevention and the importance of regular dental visits. In observance of NCDHM, Dr. Scott Gersch and his dental team from Gersch Orthodontics & Cranford Orthodontics, are visiting a number of local Westfield, Cranford, Kenilworth, Garwood and Linden elementary schools and speaking to grades first through sixth on dental health and maintaining a beautiful smile.

For more information, or to schedule Gersch to visit your school or organization, contact Gersch Orthodontics at 908-233-8668 or email Scott@GerschOrtho.com. Or contact him via www.GerschOrtho.com or www.CranfordOrtho.com.   

‘Walk with a Doc’

The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers are offering “Walk with a Doc” from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center, 1738 Route 31 North, Clinton. Walk with a cardiologist and staff members from Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates. 

There will be a brief discussion on heart health followed by a Q&A session. A free blood pressure check is available for all participants. The walk is free.

To register, call 908-788-1710, ext. 250. Participants will receive a guest pass to be used at the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers. If you need special accommodations with hearing or vision issues, email Kathleen Seelig at Kseelig@hhsnj.org or call 908-788-6515.

Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth partnered with Lord & Taylor on Feb. 2 to present “Going Red for Women.” (Photo: ~Courtesy of Trinitas Regional Medical Center)

‘Going Red for Women’ held

Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth partnered with Lord &Taylor in Westfield, on Friday, Feb. 2, to present “Going Red for Women,” a program that has become part of a national movement launched by the American Heart Association (AHA) designed to raise awareness about the risk factors surrounding heart disease.

About 40 women pre-registered and participated in the “Going Red” fashion show, make-up consultations, raffle and complimentary refreshments. Dr. Mirette Habib, interventional cardiologist at Trinitas, delivered the educational portion of the event. 

For more information on Trinitas Regional Medical Center, visit www.TrinitasRMC.org or call 908-994-5138.   

Nicole Kiseli (left), occupational therapist on Carrier Clinic’s Older Adult Unit; Susan Leight (center), director of Carrier Clinic’s Older Adult Unit; and Kristin Carr, lead group counselor and Grief Recovery Specialist on Carrier Clinic’s Older Adult Unit. In January, Kiseli, Leight, and Carr offered the Virtual Dementia Tour to Carrier Clinic staff members. (Photo: ~Courtesy of Carrier Clinic)

Hospital offers staff empathy training

In January, Nicole Kiseli, an occupational therapist on Carrier Clinic’s Older Adult Unit, along with colleagues Kristin Carr, lead group counselor and certified Grief Recovery Specialist on Carrier Clinic’s Older Adult Unit, and Susan Leight, the director of Carrier Clinic’s Older Adult Unit, invited Carrier Clinic staff members to go through The Virtual Dementia Tour, designed to give participants an up-close, hands-on experience that provides critical insight into dementia.

The Virtual Dementia Tour includes different components that affect each part of the brain that is impacted by dementia: frontal lobe, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, limbic system, and cerebral cortex. 

For more information about Carrier Clinic and its services, visit CarrierClinic.org. For more information about the Virtual Dementia Tour, call 678-624-0500 or visit www.secondwind.org. 

‘We Keep You Moving’

The Human Motion Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy, is sponsoring a free “We Keep You Moving” Total Joint Replacement Education session from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the medical center’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Ave.

The session is intended for patients who have been scheduled for joint replacement surgery or for those who would like to learn more about joint replacement.

Registration required; call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677). Visit www.rbmc.org/human-motion-institute.

Doctors are ‘tops’ in women’s health

Several physicians at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick have earned recognition as a “Top Doctor for Women’s Health” by Inside Jersey magazine, which recently released its annual listing. 

Rutgers Cancer Institute physicians, who are also faculty members at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, named to this year’s list are: 

Full profiles of Rutgers Cancer Institute doctors named to the list can be found at www.cinj.org/physician/index.php.

Keeping your heart healthy

Hunterdon Healthcare and HealthQuest of Hunterdon will host “Keep Your Heart Healthy: Ask the Nurse” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at HealthQuest-Adult Lounge, 310 HealthQuest Blvd. in Raritan Township. 

Hunterdon Healthcare will be providing a complimentary blood pressure check. You will also have the opportunity to ask the nurse any health related questions you may have. Led by Lisa Davis, Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates, Free; open to nonmembers of HealthQuest.

To register, call 908-788-6157 or email Kseelig@hhsnj.org. If you need special accommodations with hearing or vision issues, email Kseelig@hhsnj.org.

Fellowship Helping Hands’ award

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge, has received the 2018 Best of Home Care — Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse.

Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey-licensed home care service for older and disabled adults; providing certified home health aides to assist with personal care, meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, transportation to appointments and more. The agency serves clients in Somerset, Morris, Union, Essex, Middlesex, Hunterdon and Bergen counties.

For more information, visit www.FellowshipSeniorLiving.org or call 908-428-4238.  

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