Untreated hypertension may lead to heart attack or stroke. â€œWithout noticeable symptoms, unsuspecting victims of high blood pressure may experience significant health effectsâ€ says Paramus Health Officer John Hopper. He reminds us that because hypertension can be treated, early detection is necessary for good management. Healthy eating and daily physical activity can have beneficial results. For that reason, Paramus residents will be offered several opportunities in January to have their blood pressure checked by the Boroughâ€™s nurses.
At the Mayor and Council meeting, Councilman Rich LaBarbieri mentioned that Santa would be coming to town on Sunday riding in a fire truck. Sirens will be going off intermittently and lollipops will be handed out to Paramus young ones.
Presentations were the main order of business with State Farm Public Affairs Specialist John Baldino presenting the town with a check for $1,000.00 to be used for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Leap Wireless International finally entered its hometown San Diego market recently with its flat-rate, Cricket cell phone service - a long-awaited move delayed first by a bankruptcy and then by the earlier stages of a $900 million expansion.
The launch marks the 13th new market that the company has entered this year. Cricket's coverage will extend to most of San Diego County to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Roger Alexander sat at his home computer screen recently, placed a phone call to a remote computer technician and watched as the technician took over the function of his mouse. Within 20 minutes, the technician found and repaired 244 mistakes. Smoothly. Seamlessly. Economically.
During the process, Alexander's wife Jane brought him a cup of coffee.
A Christmas conflict older than whether to say "Happy Holidays" - older even than legal battles over nativity scenes on courthouse lawns - involves the annual spending of billions of dollars.
The National Retail Federation estimates that $439.5 billion will be spent on winter holiday gifts this year, most of it on gifts for family and friends. In the case of Christmas, it's just another occurrence of the annual conflict of materialism with the "reason for the season."
In other words, should the birth of a defender of the downtrodden and poor be celebrated by buying Xbox 360s, Internet-ready cell phones and golf bags?
In order to make their patrons more comfortable and to have them feel at ease during the crowded Christmas season, the Westfield Garden State Plaza Shopping Center has added many accoutrements. Quite evident is the new Concierge Desk near the Carousel. In plain sight are complimentary stroller carts for the young patrons and motorized scooters for the older and physically challenged shoppers.
Is there anything more daunting than getting the perfect gift for someone? You've got to think about what that person likes, what size he or she wears and what hobbies he or she has. And that's just for your friends and family. What about the person of your dreams - the one you just met a month ago?
RATCHET UP THE STRESS FACTOR
As the clock ticks down to Christmas, countless numbers of newly coupled men and women are faced with the dilemma: What to give? If you think a gift is just a gift, think again.