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NJ – Health Beat, the Bloomfield Department of Health and
Human Services’ radio show, will enter its third season on Monday, January 28,
featuring an interview with yoga and mindfulness instructor Brendan Gibbons.
airs at 3:00pm on Bloomfield College’s internet-based station, WBCR Radio. It
is hosted by assistant health officer Maya Lordo and health educator Lindsay
goal with Health Beat is to increase our visibility and educate
residents about our numerous programs and services,” Lordo said. “We
also hope the show encourages and motivates listeners to adopt healthier
behaviors. An exciting lineup of experts this season will weigh in on
everything from better sleep to dental health to the importance of
who has been practicing yoga since 2001, will discuss the health benefits of
mindfulness and how to incorporate the practice into everyday life. He studied
yoga intensely while traveling through India, Nepal and Thailand for six months
in 2007 and completed his certification in 2008 with YogaWorks in New York
debuted in 2017 and airs at 3:00pm on the last Monday of the month
from January to June and from September to November. Each episode is recorded
and shown on WBMA-TV, the township's municipal access television station,
and uploaded to the township’s
website. The show was a 2017-2018 finalist for Best Public Affairs Show by
the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.
guests have included Bloomfield Fire Chief Louis Venezia and Capt. Anthony
Minervino who discussed fire safety; Sean Foley, a licensed social worker and
substance use navigator, who spoke about technology addiction; and Clara Maass
Medical Center’s Dr. Hannah R. Kotch, a diagnostic radiologist who talked about
the importance of breast screening and exams.
"Health Beat focuses on real
issues facing the community, and the hosts and guests discuss critical
health-related information and tips through a relaxed and
enjoyable conversation,” said Doug Doyle, WBCR faculty advisor and Health
Beat production director. “WBCR, Bloomfield College Radio is proud to
partner with the Bloomfield Township Department of Health & Human Services
on this important venture that can help both residents and students in our
To tune in
to Health Beat, log on to https://www.bloomfield.edu/academics/special-programs/wbcr-radio.
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