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.