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Go Nuts for Pistachios

Go Nuts for Pistachios

Can’t say no to this addictive natural snack? Relax—it’s a healthy temptation! This snack food is chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. You can feel just fine about indulging!

Fly with Confidence

Fly with Confidence

We all have our annoyances with airline travel, but if people have chronic breathing disorders, flying can actually be dangerous to their health. A breathing test can clear you for save air travel, even if you have a lung condition.

Sending In The Clowns

Sending In The Clowns

Being in the hospital is no laughing matter—especially for a child. But the sound of young laughter can be heard in the halls of Saint Barnabas Medical Center—when the “clown doctors” come in.

Master Strokes

Master Strokes

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one American dies from stroke every four minutes. Thanks to medical and surgical advances however, more patients are surviving 'brain attacks' and regaining good health.

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

With a realistic approach, you can be trimmer and healthier in 2015. Deanna Schweighardt, outpatient dietitian at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, shares her three-steps towards a new you for the new year.

Hope for Fighting Dementia

Hope for Fighting Dementia

What’s your biggest worry When it comes to future health? For many adults, it is the loss of cognitive and physical function that comes with dementia. Though there's still no cure, medications now in trails may bring much-improved treatments.

12 Drinks of Christmas

12 Drinks of Christmas

Your holiday party will be a hit when you serve up these colorful cocktails— alcohol-free ones included.

Win It: You'll Shine No Matter Where You Go

Win It: You'll Shine No Matter Where You Go

The final Win It of 2014! An 18-karat rose gold necklace featuring a crystal at its center could be yours. Value: $1,350!

Free Screenings for Lung Cancer

Free Screenings for Lung Cancer

A research study offers smokers help in detecting this cancer early, when treatment is most effective

Score One For Screening

Score One For Screening

A Watchung man owes his life to a free lung cancer screening program—even though his cancer wasn’t in the lung.

Easing The Path For Cancer Patients

Easing The Path For Cancer Patients

Saint Barnabas’ transformed radiation oncology department now offers a more soothing atmosphere “to make the environment as peaceful as possible, to minimize the ‘hospital’ feeling and help the patient feel treated in a more holistic way,”

Being Clear About Dense Breasts

Being Clear About Dense Breasts

A law intended to inform women, which requires they be told when mammograms show dense breast tissue, has confused many instead. Here's what you need to know:

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December Tours at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

December Tours at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

2014.12.10

This December treat yourself to a visit to Christmas past with a tour of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (MHHM). Guided tours of the seasonally...

Another Stocking to Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations

Another Stocking to Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations

2014.12.10

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum new exhibit “Another Stocking To Fill: Antique Christmas Toys and Decorations” will be open during...

Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

2014.12.29

For the first time in their 89 year history, the Harlem Globetrotters will dribble into the IZOD Center during the holiday season! The...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.01

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.02

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.02

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.03

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.03

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.03

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes

2015.01.04

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he...