Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Part of Maplewood Loves Wellness.
Tuesday, February 26
The Maplewood Health Department hosted two township employee luncheons Tuesday as part of the Maplewood Loves Wellness initiative. Around thirty township employees enjoyed a tasty lunch and got important information and tips on Heart Healthy Eating from Maureen Smith, cardiac rehabilitation nurse manager at St. Barnabas Medical Center. Smith discussed how to eat for optimal cardiac health; she also answered a variety of questions from audience members on topics including whether organic milk is a good option for the money (answer: not necessarily), and the importance of regular cardiac screening. She was accompanied by Winifred Easterling, community affairs coordinator for St. Barnabas. Health Officer Robert Roe and township committee …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Animal-related news and events from Health Department
The Maplewood Health Department is offering two events for dogs and cats, and is accepting applications for its backyard chicken raising program, according to Health Officer Robert Roe. Here is the information:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Here's a look at what's ahead this week.
The Maplewood Health Department will offer an Adult Health Clinic on Monday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Hall (574 Valley Street). Nurses will provide blood pressure screening, carotid bruits screening, weight measurement, health counseling and referrals as needed. For an appointment, call 973-762-8120, ext 4300. Walk-ins welcome. The Maplewood Township Committee meets Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The agenda -- there are three parts -- can be found on the website The Maplewood Health Department and the Humane Society will conduct a low cost dog and cat spay/neuter program at Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; appointments required, call 973-824-7080 x118. Kittens must be 2 pounds and 2 months …
Friday, January 4, 2013
An article by Maplewood's Public Health Nurse.
The following was written by Candice Davenport, Public Health Nurse at the Maplewood Health Department. Davenport has a BSN degree and a Masters in Public Health and Community Health Education. The recent occurrence of chickenpox (varicella) in our school district brings home the importance of up to date immunizations, especially in a child’s developmental school age years. In order to prevent any further spread of vaccine preventable diseases like chickenpox, measles and pertussis, please follow the recommended vaccination schedule provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/index.html. This webpage provides the recommended schedule for all age groups for infants, …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Sign up for October vaccination clinics.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
From the Maplewood Health Department: It is the time of year to think about seasonal illnesses, most importantly influenza or the “flu”. It is a contagious, respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs that can be mild or severe and at times can lead to pneumonia and death. It is unpredictable and can vary from season to season. The best way to protect yourself and your family members is to get vaccinated against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu shot for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. The Maplewood Health Department is sponsoring two (2) flu vaccination clinics for adults age 18 and older: Thursday…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Begins Thursday with vaccinations and microchips; spay/neuter program is Oct. 25.
The Maplewood Health Department is co-sponsoring a new program focusing on dog and cat wellness. In conjunction with the Associated Humane Society, the program will have two parts. The first is a wellness clinic for dog and cats that will be held in the Humane Society mobile van at Maplewood Town Hall on Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4pm. Low cost services such as rabies vaccination and microchips will be available. The second part will be a spay/neuter program on Oct. 25 beginning at 8 a.m. Health Director Robert Roe said he hopes the program will encourage pet owners to take responsibility, especially to have stray cats spayed and neutered. Each year, the Health Department picks up over fifty dead cats that have been hit by cars. "Too many …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Two clinics will be held in October.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The following information is from the Maplewood Health Department: It is the time of year to think about seasonal illnesses, most importantly influenza or the “flu”. It is a contagious, respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs that can be mild or severe and at times can lead to pneumonia and death. It is unpredictable and can vary from season to season. The best way to protect yourself and your family members is to get vaccinated against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu shot for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. The Maplewood Health Department is sponsoring two (2) flu vaccination clinics for …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Maplewoodians urged to call authorities to report bats "acting abnormally."
A Maplewood resident found a bat in Memorial Park on Monday morning and alerted the township Health Department, who captured the bat and turned it into the New Jersey State Health Department. The bat was tested in a lab and found to have rabies. "We occasionally find rabid bats in homes, but this is the first time we have found one in a park," said Maplewood Health Director Robert Roe, who noted that a very small percentage of bats are found to be rabid. For more information, check the alert on the township website. The bat was discovered hanging in a tree next to the blacktop walkway that runs from the Civic House to Oakview Avenue, on the east side of the brook. Roe said that if residents find a bat in their home, or one that is "…
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Did you miss this week's headlines? Here is a recap of the top stories in Maplewood.
Community Rallies Around Local Family After a pool accident leaves a young man paralyzed, organizations lead fundraising drives. SUV Strikes Bicyclist on Millburn Avenue A Maplewood resident was struck while riding his bicycle to work on Millburn Avenue on Wednesday, by a black SUV that left the scene, police said. John Cain, 30, managed to jump off his bicycle after it was hit, avoiding any injuries. He said, after the accident, he exchanged words with the driver before the SUV drove off. District Moves Ahead with Middle School Addition Pending state approval, construction on the $3m expansion to Maplewood Middle School will begin this fall. Irvington Teen Held in Maplewood Robberies A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with robbery …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
New ordinances address Maplewood's litter and garbage issues; plus an update on rat activity.
Under the township’s new ordinances, village restaurants would have to have four trash pick ups a week and it would be against the law to sweep trash or litter into street gutters. The Maplewood Township Committee considered two ordinances at Tuesday night’s meeting that are intended to address complaints about the town’s trash and litter problems. Maplewood Health Officer Robert Roe said before the meeting that the township decided to be more stringent about trash rules to maintain sanitation and prevent mice and rats. “It’s all about food,” said Roe, who noted the increase in restaurants in the Village. Most business owners seem to be in favor of the additional garbage pickups, Roe said, despite the increased cost. The first ordinance…