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  • Nourishing Wisdom for Mom + Baby + Wellness

    Free Breastfeeding Support Group (0-9 months) every Friday 10:30AM-12:30PM.  Registration is required!  www.NourishingWisdomServices.com

    We also have the following offerings:  Registration is required for all and can be found on the Home Page at www.NourishingWisdomServices.com

    Mama and Me Yoga on Thursdays 9:30-10:30AM  $72 for 5 classes or $17 Drop-In fee

    Infant Massage 4 week series every month on Wednesdays 3:45-4:45PM and Saturdays 1:30-2:30PM for $150 with one make-up class the week after the series.

    Intentional Parenting Group On-Going $96 for 6 meetings or $20 Drop-In.

    Info:  Nourishing Wisdom for Mom + Baby + Wellness

             112 Willow Avenue, Hoboken  Tel: 201-683-7766

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  • ARE VACCINES SAFE & EFFECTIVE?

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH from 7-9 PM

    SOUGHT-AFTER LECTURER & RENOWNED PEDIATRICIANDR. LAWRENCE B. PALEVSKY, M.D. presents:

    ARE VACCINES SAFE & EFFECTIVE?

    AN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY
    FOR PARENTS & PRACTITIONERS

    LEARN ABOUT

    • How vaccines work
    • How vaccine ingredients affect infants & children
    • The link between vaccines & the development of chronic illnesses in children
    • How our children get into school if they're not vaccinated
    • How the immune system works in babies and children

    TO PURCHASE TICKETS

    Call Dr. Brayton’s office at 201.792.3544
    Email info@nullhobokenchiro.com
    Visit www.drpalevsky.com
    Or www.meetup.com/holistic-parents-hudson-county

    Hoboken Business Center, Seminar Room, Suite 213, 50 Harrison Street, Hoboken, NJ


  • Hoboken Holistic Parenting Group

    Inaugural meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 7p at Symposia Community Bookstore, 510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ

    Would you like to:

    * Meet with like-minded parents and fellow community members

    * Build social and health connections

    * Establish a supportive Community & Discussion Group

    * Nourish and expand your parenting options

    * Continue your personal growth to enable you to be the best parent you can be

    There are several fantastic play groups in Hoboken, which provide a very valuable resource for parents in town.

    But, where can you go to discuss the questions that arise each and every day regarding raising your child?

    The Hoboken Holistic Parenting and Family Wellness Group provides a safe and supportive environment, where we can come together to ask questions, share parenting techniques and stories, and discuss timely and relevant family wellness issues.

    For more information: http://www.meetup.com/Hoboken-Holistic-Parenting


  • The Mother of All Races: Baby Jogger Jaunt joins 5 Mile Classic Lineup

    The Longest Running Race in Hoboken returns for its 14th running on May 13, and with it,  fun, new features that will have everyone running to Hoboken as their Mother’s Day destination.

    Joining the 5 Mile Run will be a newly formatted kids run with prizes and a 1.5 Mile Baby Jogger Jaunt, an event exclusively for runners pushing strollers. Before the events, participants can enjoy a cardio and stretching warm-up session and after, flowers, light snacks and live music. For the first time runners will be able to register as teams. Race times are:

    9 AM|Baby Jogger Jaunt

    9:30 AM|Fun Run

    10 AM|5 Mile Race

    “Whether you’re a mom or if you want to run for your mom, this year’s 5 Mile Classic is the perfect day and way to celebrate Mother’s Day,” says HOHA president, Mona Lopez. “The race course winds along the scenic Hoboken waterfront and provides tons of dining opportunities for families and extended families to spend the rest of the day dining or exploring Hoboken.”

    Go to  www.hoha.net and register online at either CompuScore or Active.com

    Get  those strollers rolling!

     


  • FREE INFANT MASSAGE CLASS

    Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 11am-12pm
    Location: 204 2nd Street Between Garden and Park, Hoboken

    Infant Massage is a wonderful way to experience the way your baby communicates with you. With nurturing touch you and your baby may feel more relaxed Research also shows that babies who are massaged: *may sleep deeper and longer* *spend more time active and alert for learning* *increase bonding and attachments to their parents* *improve elimination* Classes are taught in small groups of parents/caregivers and their babies up to one year of age. This 1-hour introductory class is FREE, however space is limited so pre-registration is required to guarantee space.

    www.hobokenwomenswellness.com


  • Announcing the Holiday Hold’em Challenge

    We'd like to announce a very exciting FREE Challenge that we're conducting for all our members this December. It's called the "Holiday Hold'em Challenge", and here's how it works:

    * The idea is for you to NOT gain body fat during the busy holiday season
    o Before December 8, 2010, please see one of our staff to obtain a free body composition assessment
    o On or around January 2, 2011, if you've successfully NOT gained body fat, you win a free Koko FitClub t-shirt
    o But wait...there's more!
    * We're going to be giving away an iPod Nano, a Rachel Ray cookware set, and a 42" plasma HDTV! (yes, you read that right)
    o Come into Koko FitClub, work out, and earn points as normal during December
    o Earn at least 10,000 Koko points in a 2-week time period, and you'll be automatically entered for the next prize drawing
    o Prize drawings will occur on the last day of each of the following 2-week periods:
    + Thur 12/2 - Wed 12/15 PRIZE: free Rachel Ray cookware set!
    + Thur 12/9 - Wed 12/22 PRIZE: free iPod Nano!
    + Thur 12/16 - Thur 12/30 GRAND PRIZE: free Samsung 42" Plasma HDTV!
    + But wait...THERE'S MORE!
    * Invite your friends to take part in the Holiday Hold'em Challenge, for FREE
    o Perhaps you already know that we're doing a FREE December promotion for your friends and family,
    o But you may not know that your friends and family can also take part in the Holiday Hold'em Challenge, and
    o You definitely don't know (until now), that we're offering DOUBLE FREE MONTHS for you, if any of your friends joins Koko FitClub during December

    Make sense? I hope so. To recap, it's simple

    1. Do not gain body fat over the month of December. Get an awesome Koko T-shirt.
    2. Earn 10,000 Koko points in 2 weeks. Get a chance to win a 42" plasma TV.
    3. Tell your friends to join you. Get double your standard referral bonus when they join Koko FitClub--that's 2 months free for you.

    How's that for motivation? Not to mention all that body fat that you WON'T be gaining. 🙂

    We'll begin posting statistics for our top-ten Koko points earners for December in the club, on a daily basis. Make sure to come in and check out where you stand.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. You know where to find us!

    In the meantime--forward this email to your friends NOW.

    Happy Healthy Holidays,
    Your Koko FitClub Team:
    Michael, Alison, Kristy, and Rich


  • Hoboken UMC’s Multi-Cultural Health Fair

    Hoboken University Medical Center is giving away free health screenings at a health fair in honor of Minority and Multi-Cultural Health Month.

    On Thursday, September 23, the hospital will provide free blood pressure screenings, body fat analysis, diabetes and glucose testing, oral cancer screening, glaucoma screening, Hudson County Cancer Coalition/CEED program screenings, and NJ Family Care enrollment.

    In addition to the free screenings, hospital representatives will also be on hand to distribute medical information about smoking cessation, HIV testing, new immunizations, breast feeding and infant safety, asthma and allergies, and MRIs.

    The fair, including the screenings and information giveaways, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the medical center's Assumption Hall, 308 Willow Avenue in Hoboken.


  • Koko FitClub of Hoboken Announces Body Transformation Challenge

    Fitness program leverages technology, competition, and charity to inspire results

    Koko FitClub of Hoboken, located at 1320 Adams Street in Hoboken, announced the “Koko Body Transformation Challenge”. The new fitness program is designed to provide real results in 60 days, addressing the key components of exercise success that traditional gyms lack—specifically nutrition, performance tracking, accountability, and personal motivation.

    The Koko Body Transformation Challenge runs from August 1, 2010 to September 30, 2010. Those interested can contact Koko FitClub at (201) 683-8455 to reserve space, and visit Koko for a free demo and consultation before the registration deadline.

    For more information on the Koko Body Transformation Challenge or to sign up on the pre-registration list, please visit www.KokoBodyTransformation.com.

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  • Need and Advantages of Early Orthodontic Treatment

    Tommy was very quiet when you picked him up at day camp today. Some kids, he says, called him “buck tooth”. You hugged and reassured him that they were just mean kids that do not understand that his face is changing due to normal growth and very soon his beautiful and healthy adult teeth will be replacing all his baby teeth. However, you noticed that Tommy’s central incisors stick out a bit too far, and you expressed your concerns to his pediatric dentist. You fear the possibility of Tommy breaking those teeth during rough play, or during a soccer game. You are also concerned about the effect of Tommy’s appearance on his psychological well being? Is he going to be shy all the time? Is he going to put his hand in front of his mouth anytime he smiles? Does the position of his teeth affect his speech? Overall you ask yourself, is this a normal developmental stage? And, if it is a temporary stage should you intervene to avoid some psychological or social scarring of your little one?

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  • Flu Symptoms to Restrict Visitors at Hoboken University Medical Center

    Hospital takes precautions to protect health of patients

    Hoboken University Medical Center will tighten its policies on patient visitation beginning Monday as a result of increased flu activity in New Jersey and around the nation.
    Following recommendations by the New Jersey Hospital Association, Hoboken UMC will be restricting youngsters ages 18 and under to visiting patients. This age group is most susceptible to H1N1, the flu also referred to as swine flu.
    Medical experts say people with H1N1 and other flu can be contagious up to 24 hours before symptoms of the illness appear.
    “This is a necessary step we’re taking to protect the health of our patients,” explained Ellen Refowitz, VP Patient Services, CNO, noting that other hospitals in New Jersey are establishing similar restrictions. “We realize this may present a hardship to some families, but the well-being of our patients is our first priority.”
    The medical center will make exceptions on a case-by-case basis, especially for family members of patients who have a life-threatening illness.

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