ED­I­TOR’S LET­TER

201 Health - - Editor’s Letter Contributors -

We are pleased to present this year’s is­sue of (201) Health. As we ex­plored the top­ics for this is­sue, we dis­cov­ered that many of them cen­ter on the theme of fam­ily health.

The North­ern New Jer­sey Busi­ness Vol­un­teer Coun­cil (BVC) has kicked off a brand new ini­tia­tive, BVC Com­mu­nity Food Gar­dens, a pro­gram that ad­dresses the nu­tri­tion needs of low-in­come chil­dren by ex­pand­ing ac­cess to fresh pro­duce and pro­mot­ing healthy eat­ing.

Can­cer af­fects ev­ery mem­ber of the fam­ily and Gilda’s Club North­ern New Jer­sey has launched a va­ri­ety of sup­port pro­grams that help vic­tims and their fam­i­lies cope with the ill­ness. For those who suf­fer with chronic pain, Cal­mare Pain Ther­apy Treat­ment is of­fered by Dr. Michael Cooney of Ruther­ford Al­lied Med­i­cal Group.

Con­cus­sions suf­fered by stu­dent ath­letes are a grow­ing con­cern for fam­i­lies through­out Ber­gen. The Val­ley Hospi­tal Sports In­sti­tute is now of­fer­ing IM­PACT Im­me­di­ate Post Con­cus­sion As­sess­ment and Cog­ni­tive Test­ing. The Adler Apha­sia Cen­ter is test­ing a brand new tech­nol­ogy that will en­able aphasi­acs to per­son­al­ize and cus­tom­ize ipad and itouch ap­pli­ca­tions to sup­port them in their com­mu­ni­ca­tion ef­forts.

En­gle­wood ob­ste­tri­cian and bud­ding Iron­man triath­lete Dr. Jen­nifer Ash­ton lets us tag along with her and her fam­ily as they train for up­com­ing events this fall. Also on the fit­ness topic, we of­fer ex­er­cises that help tone your belly as well as your back­side.

Gazelle Café and Grille in Ridge­wood of­fers scrump­tious and heart-healthy dishes to take the guilt out of a good meal.

Fi­nally, ther­a­peu­tic horse­back rid­ing has been shown to ben­e­fit chil­dren with spe­cial needs. Pony Power Ther­a­pies in Mah­wah uses horses to ad­dress a va­ri­ety of symp­toms as­so­ci­ated with autism.

En­joy! ❖

AMELIA DUG­GAN

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