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 …
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, …