Women's Health

It can’t be kept a secret any longer. One in six adults in this country suffer from a mental health condition, but many are too embarrassed to admit they have a problem. To combat this trend, Atlantic Health System participates in the No More Whispers program, which is designed to motivate people to openly discuss feelings of depression and other emotional challenges. Our next community outreach event – the Festival of Hope – will feature guest speaker Kevin Hines, who himself survived a suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge and is now traveling the country, sharing his unique perspective on mental health awareness. It will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00am to Noon at Chilton Medical Center. Learn more or email nomorewhispers@atlantichealth.org to register.

Women's Health Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Yoga for Every Body
Yoga may help heal common physical ailments and improve energy, concentration and emotional well-being. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend.
Fee: $90 for eight weeks; $15 per class
Mondays, July 2 through August 20; 6:30 to 7:50pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8340.
Savvy Caregiver
Learn about caring for someone with memory loss.
Wednesdays, July 5 through August 25 and August 8 through 29; 10:30am to Noon
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, option 4.
The Frank Redfern Memorial Golf Open
This summertime event brings together community leaders, business men, donors and golf enthusiasts for good times on the links and a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz with a hole-in-one. In the evening, attendees gather in one of the Golf Club’s grand ballrooms for dinner, giveaways and raffles.
Monday, July 9; 9:30am
Lake Mohawk Golf Club, Sparta, NJ
Learn more and register >
Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesdays, July 25 and August 22; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
Early Bird Dinner/Lecture: Don’t Get Scammed
A representative from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs will speak about common consumer fraud issues and how to avoid getting scammed.
Fee: $3
Monday, July 30; 4:30pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
Quit Smoking Program
Learn techniques that can help you quit and stay smoke free. Nicotine replacement products will be provided at no cost.
For more information, dates and to register, please call 973-579-8373.

Better Breathers Club
Learn techniques to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and other breathing-related issues better.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 11:30am to 1:15pm
Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8373.
Cancer Support Group
This group is for those living with or affected by cancer.
Fourth Thursday of every month; 3:00 to 4:00pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-579-8620.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Breast cancer patients can receive mutual education and support.
Second Tuesday of every month; 6:00 to 7:30pm
Sparta Health & Wellness, 89 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
Sponsors: Newton Medical Center, American Cancer Society and Sparta Cancer Center
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-227-2345.
Basic Life Support and First Aid
See a list of available classes and register online >
United Way Caregivers Coalition
A group of dedicated caregivers and experts who share a commitment in improving the lives of all caregivers.
Meets once a month in our 5 counties; Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren.
Visit online or email CaregiversCoalition@UnitedWayNNJ.org

Behavioral Health Psychotherapy Groups
The following groups held at Newton Medical Center provide education, support and therapy. For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

  • Co-Occurring/Substance Abuse Group
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group for Adults
  • Depression Group
  • Enhance Your Life Group
  • Trauma Informed Peer Support Group
  • Veteran’s PTSD Group
  • Wellness and Recovery Group
  • Women’s Depression & Anxiety Group

Mammograms Save Lives

The Newton Medical Center Foundation funds this program to provide mammograms for eligible women who do not have insurance coverage or are not eligible for a mammogram through other screening programs. To find out if you qualify or for more information, please call 973-579-8659.

Women's Health Articles

blog image
Women's Health

Older women who get mammograms are more likely to also seek screenings for cervical cancer and osteoporosis, new research reveals.

Read more
blog image
Women's Health

Excessive weight gain is never a good idea for health. Now, new research supports the notion that putting on pounds raises cancer risks for middle-aged women.

Read more
blog image
Women's Health

In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds.

Read more
blog image
Women's Health

Surgery to repair so-called pelvic floor disorder often fails within five years -- but many women still say the procedure improved their quality of life, a new study finds.

Read more
blog image
Women's Health

Diseases transmitted by biting insects -- ticks and mosquitoes in particular -- have more than tripled in the United States over the past decade, a new federal government report shows.

Read more
blog image
Women's Health

How much a woman indulges in alcohol may have ties to her premenstrual syndrome symptoms, a new global research review suggests.

Read more