Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in Florham Park, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Florham Park, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Florham Park, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Early in the day on Wednesday July 4 Florham Park fire department, past and present, along with Mayor Mark Taylor and the Boro Coucil gathered at the memorial walk to honor those who have answered their last call. The flag flew at half mast, while the families of William Kyle, Charles Sedlack, Warren Kilby Jr., and Frank Hartwell were presented with flowers and the brick bearing their family member's name. This is the tradition that begins the Fourth of July celebration in the borough.Before that happened Mayor Tay...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- Early in the day on Wednesday July 4 Florham Park fire department, past and present, along with Mayor Mark Taylor and the Boro Coucil gathered at the memorial walk to honor those who have answered their last call. The flag flew at half mast, while the families of William Kyle, Charles Sedlack, Warren Kilby Jr., and Frank Hartwell were presented with flowers and the brick bearing their family member's name. This is the tradition that begins the Fourth of July celebration in the borough.
Before that happened Mayor Taylor thanked first responders, historical society members, the council and the community for coming out and issued a proclamation honoring June Flynn, who turned 100 last month. Flynn has resided in Florham Park for over 60 years and was surrounded by four generations of family and friends. A perfect beginning to the festivities that have taken place in Florham Park for 61 years, one of the longest running Fourth celebration in New Jersey.
"I love my town," Mayor Taylor said as he finished the ceremony at the fire department and headed to the parade route.
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The traditional parade route began at the corner of Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road and finished at Borough Hall. First responders from neighboring East Hanover, Madison, Parsippany, Lake Parsippany, Livingston, Roseland, and Mt. Tabor joined Florham Park first responders, Jaycees, D. A.R.E., the scouts, and several marching bands to borough park where refreshments, games and inflatable waterslides were ready to go. The social garden opened at three pm and fireworks began just after 8:30pm. Another July 4th celebration is in the books, not without many smiling faces.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh has seen all he needs to know that Aaron Rodgers is all in with the New York Jets.For one, the four-time NFL MVP has been practicing with the team during voluntary workouts, something Rodgers hadn't done his last few offseasons with Green Bay.But there's something else. And it goes far beyond the football field."You just see a fire in a guy's eye when you're sitting and talking to him," Saleh said Friday after the team's first rookie minicamp practice. "He's com...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh has seen all he needs to know that Aaron Rodgers is all in with the New York Jets.
For one, the four-time NFL MVP has been practicing with the team during voluntary workouts, something Rodgers hadn't done his last few offseasons with Green Bay.
But there's something else. And it goes far beyond the football field.
"You just see a fire in a guy's eye when you're sitting and talking to him," Saleh said Friday after the team's first rookie minicamp practice. "He's coming to win. You can just feel it in his voice. You can see it in his eyes and the way he's going about his business."
Rodgers was acquired last week by the Jets, who got a player they believe will help them snap a 12-year playoff drought that is the longest active slump in the NFL — and lead them deep into the postseason.
But these are the early days of that journey, and there were some who wondered about Rodgers' commitment to the process — especially since he stayed away from the Packers the past few years until mandatory practices. At his introductory news conference last Wednesday, the 39-year-old quarterback said he intended to be around the Jets often throughout the offseason.
That has been the case so far. Rodgers has also been taking in his new town with his Jets teammates, attending two Knicks playoff games and a Devils-Rangers postseason showdown at Madison Square Garden.
"As a coach, you want them all here all the time, but I just felt like for him, he's a very smart individual, very deep and very thoughtful," Saleh said. "So I was never worried about whether or not he was going to be here. I always felt like if he did want to be here, he was going to be here, if he decided to be a Jet.
"Because he is so competitive and he does understand that he has to get acclimated to the new building. He'll have to get the receivers acclimated to him and he'll have to get the verbiage and get everybody in to help him get everybody on the same page."
The Jets are holding rookie minicamp this weekend with their draft picks, including first-rounder Will McDonald, taking the field along with undrafted free agents. But Rodgers and the veterans practiced and held meetings earlier in the week, and the quarterback made an immediate impression.
"I've never been around a quarterback quite like him, personally," Saleh said. "All his experience, his communication. ... He practically is another coach out there. He's pretty impressive."
Saleh and a contingent of Jets representatives, including owner Woody Johnson and general manager Joe Douglas, flew out to Rodgers' home in Southern California to court him in March, and then waited for the quarterback to make his decision on his playing future. It was reported Rodgers also provided the Jets with a "wish list" of players he'd like to play with if he came to New York.
Saleh dispelled the widely circulated notion it was a list of demands by Rodgers, calling it "a silly narrative."
"It's very common for new faces to want old faces to be able to come in and help accelerate the installation of a program," Saleh said.
The Jets coach said he had players he wanted to join him when he took over in 2021, including Solomon Thomas, Marcell Harris, D.J. Reed, Kwon Alexander and Laken Tomlinson. Saleh cited what Tom Brady did when he went to Tampa Bay and gave his input on players who could help the Buccaneers win.
New York has six players who were teammates of Rodgers in Green Bay, including four signed in free agency: wide receivers Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, backup quarterback Tim Boyle and offensive linemen Billy Turner. But Saleh also attributed that influx of former Packers players to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, who served in the same role in Green Bay from 2019 to 2021.
"So of course, you're going to surround a coach with people who he feels will be able to plant the flag," Saleh said. "So that whole narrative of what people are trying to put on the quarterback, I think it's tired. But it's common practice in the NFL."
NOTES: Four of the Jets' seven draft picks signed their rookie deals: fifth-round RB Israel Abanikanda, sixth-round LB Zaire Barnes and DB Jarrick Bernard-Converse, and seventh-round TE Zack Kuntz. ... The Jets signed 13 undrafted free agents before rookie camp: DE Deslin Alexandre (Pittsburgh), WR Jason Brownlee (Southern Mississippi), LB Claudin Cherelus (Alcorn State), S Trey Dean (Florida), RB Travis Dye (USC), WR Xavier Gipson (Stephen F. Austin), LB Maalik Hall (Southeastern Oklahoma State), TE E.J. Jenkins (Georgia Tech), LB Caleb Johnson (Miami), OL Brent Laing (Minnesota-Duluth), CB Derrick Langford (Washington State), WR T.J. Luther (Gardner-Webb) and S Marquis Waters (Texas Tech).
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They weren't even supposed to be here. But somehow, some way, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson has become the biggest ...
They weren't even supposed to be here. But somehow, some way, No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson has become the biggest Cinderella team of this year's NCAA Tournament (and possibly ever). After defeating No. 1 seed Purdue 63-58 on Friday, the Knights have become the team to talk about when discussing March Madness.
They also happen to be Florida Atlantic's next opponent. After the Owls stunned many and came back to beat Penny Hardaway's Memphis Tigers in a game that went down to the wire Friday night, FAU and FDU will now meet Sunday night for a chance to advance to the Sweet 16. The winner faces No. 4 seed Tennessee on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
But who, what and where is Fairleigh Dickinson? Here are some things to know about FDU and their men's basketball team.
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FDU actually has two campuses in New Jersey, but the athletic teams are based out of the school's Metropolitan campus in Teaneck and Hackensack. The other campus is located in Madison and Florham Park.
Fairleigh Dickinson's Metropolitan campus is not that far north of Saint Peter's University, last year's NCAA Tournament darling who also came out victorious as a No. 15 seed against No. 3 Purdue in the Sweet 16.
Fairleigh Dickinson plays in the Northeast Conference, which typically sends only one team to the NCAA Tournament each year via the automatic bid that goes to the conference tournament champion. However, this year the NEC did not send its tournament champ.
Merrimack beat FDU 67-66 in the NEC Tournament final. But Merrimack is still transitioning from Division II to Division I, and under NCAA rules, teams are ineligible to play in the NCAA Tournament in the first four years after joining D-I. So FDU got the conference's automatic bid instead.
If Merrimack had gone up to D-I a year earlier, they would have been in the tournament field and FDU would be watching at home.
The Knights have really turned it around in just one year. In the 2021-22 season, FDU had an overall record of 4-22. This year, including their win over Purdue, they've posted a 21-15 record so far.
After winning their First Four game Wednesday night, Fairleigh Dickinson basketball coach Tobin Anderson told his players in the locker room "the more I watch Purdue, the more I think we can beat them."
The clip went viral and reached the ears of the No. 1-seeded Boilermakers. Senior guard David Jenkins Jr. said the team "took it as disrespectful."
After FDU pulled off the upset, Anderson made sure everyone listening understood he respected his opponents.
Unusually for a basketball team, the Knights are not very tall. No player on Fairleigh Dickinson's roster is taller than 6'6", which makes their defeat of Purdue and 7'4" big man Zach Edey even more impressive.
Though FAU's starting guards don't have a lot of height themselves, the Owls' starting center, Vladislav Goldin, is 7'1".
For those who bet on games, picking Purdue in their matchup against FDU probably seemed like a no-brainer. The Boilermakers were favored by 23.5 points, making Fairleigh Dickinson's win the biggest upset by point spread in NCAA Tournament history.
For comparison, the only other No. 16 seed to win a first round game, UMBC, was a 20.5-point underdog to No. 1 Virginia in 2018. The Retrievers beat the Cavaliers 74-54 in the first round of the 2018 tournament.
FLORHAM PARK - Amid noise complaints from borough residents, Morristown Municipal Airport is to add new flight monitoring technology to help ensure flight school pilots are staying out of noise-sensitive areas above town.Darren Large, director of facilities and operations for DM Airports Ltd., the contractor that operates the airport, addressed members of the public at a Borough Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18. Residents had raised complaints about low-flying flight school planes generating ...
FLORHAM PARK - Amid noise complaints from borough residents, Morristown Municipal Airport is to add new flight monitoring technology to help ensure flight school pilots are staying out of noise-sensitive areas above town.
Darren Large, director of facilities and operations for DM Airports Ltd., the contractor that operates the airport, addressed members of the public at a Borough Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18. Residents had raised complaints about low-flying flight school planes generating excessive noise in their neighborhoods at the council’s previous meeting on June 16.
Large said the flight monitoring software, known as an Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B), will give the airport real-time, accurate tracking of flight operations and flight tracks around the airport. He said the equipment will likely arrive in September.
He noted the airport has seen a significant uptick in flight training operations since the onset of the pandemic, but still sees far less than it did before the 2008 recession and pre-9/11, both of which led to precipitous declines. There were about 26,000 flights from the airport’s five flight schools last year, as opposed to 47,000 in 2000 and 35,000 in 2007, according to Large’s presentation.
Local flight school operations reached a nadir of about 6,000 in 2011. Last year, they nearly doubled from the roughly 14,000 flights seen in 2020.
“Nothing has been better for the general aviation industry than Covid and the airlines’ inability to staff their aircraft and get their aircraft from point A to point B,” Large explained. “We all know how the airlines are suffering. A lot of people have transitioned over to general aviation because they have more control over their schedules, they can get out and conduct their meetings and be able to get home in the same day. The Covid pandemic has really been a boon for general aviation.”
Tech Upgrade Coming
The airport official said he sometimes receives false reports from residents of planes flying at 700 feet – well below the 1,200-foot standard for regular flight patterns around the airport – because the residents are finding the information from inaccurate secondary sources online. Through the ADS-B, the airport will have accurate information on flight altitude and location, including whether planes have crossed over into noise-sensitive areas.
“If somebody is in those noise-sensitive areas it’ll notify me, it’ll show me the track of the airplane, and I can see whether they were there because the air traffic was requiring them to be there for separation, or if they’re there because they’re just flying a wide pattern or something like that,” he said.
Those who are found to not have a legitimate reason to be flying in wide patterns around the airport will be asked to correct the behavior, he said.
In addition to the ADS-B, he said the airport posts “fly quietly” signs around the facility and recently placed placards on noise abatement procedures in each flight school aircraft, among other measures.
“The idea is when the pilot gets into the aircraft and they do their pre-flight brief, they review the noise cards before they take off so they’re aware of where our noise sensitive areas are,” he said. “My operations department is also doing daily monitoring of the flight schools so if people are flying outside of approved pattern work times, our operations people are engaging with them.”
Large fielded questions from a handful of residents at the meeting.
Andreas Rahe and Barbara Tamburro, both of Crescent Road, complained of loud, late-night flights above their homes. Rahe spoke of low-flying helicopters at night, while Tamburro said planes flying at 3 and 3:30 a.m. have been waking her and her neighbors for 20 years.
In the case of Rahe’s concern, Large said the helicopter flights are likely medevac helicopters responding to emergencies. As for Tamburro, he said he believes Labcorp has nightly lab samples being flown out around those times, but he said he will look into the matter for her.
“It goes over my house every single night for the 20 years I’ve been here,” Tamburro said. “It’s really disturbing.”
Large encouraged residents to call the airport’s noise abatement line at (973) 538-6400, ext. 122 or to email [email protected] to report complaints or ask questions. All complaints are researched by the operations department, he said.
“If somebody in my department researches an airport noise complaint and it turns out that the pilot was doing what air traffic control was asking them to do and they’re not doing anything inappropriate or wrong, there’s not really much we can do,” Large said.
“If they were operating in a way that we don’t really want them to be operating in, like flying wide patterns and other things they can control, then we’ll go ahead and engage with those folks.”
FLORHAM PARK - Ridgedale Middle School’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teacher Kathryn Barta has gotten her middle school classes to step into STEM, which she sees as the future of many careers.Barta teaches three grades, each with its own projects, surrounding the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.At a Board of Education meeting Monday, Jan. 30, Barta and students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade described the work they have been doing in her STEM classes....
FLORHAM PARK - Ridgedale Middle School’s new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teacher Kathryn Barta has gotten her middle school classes to step into STEM, which she sees as the future of many careers.
Barta teaches three grades, each with its own projects, surrounding the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
At a Board of Education meeting Monday, Jan. 30, Barta and students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade described the work they have been doing in her STEM classes.
STEM is on the newer side of courses offered in schools globally, but will not be going away anytime soon, Barta said. The lab at Ridgedale Middle School proves just that, as it gives students the opportunity to incorporate at least three of the STEM subjects into a unit.
“In 2030, 11.3 million people will have a job in the STEM field,” Barta said. “We believe that 85 percent of those jobs don’t even exist yet. As a STEM teacher, my job is to get them ready for all those STEM careers.”
From The Deep Sea To Mars
In the Ridgedale STEM lab, which could only be described by Barta as “absolutely amazing,” students work both in groups and individually on sites like Tinkercad and SketchUp – online 3D modeling programs – as well as hands-on engineering and woodworking projects.
Barta’s current eighth graders have already worked on two projects that tie together each main concept of STEM. The first of these projects used recycled materials to build a miniature model home that could withstand any of China’s many ecosystems.
Two of Barta’s eighth graders, Thomas Cannizzo and Wonyul Choi, stood before the audience to explain their project. Using the recycled materials of cardboard, plastic and a yogurt cup they were able to design a home for the snowy China city of Harbin.
Choi explained: “A requirement was it had to survive all the falling snow, so we made it sloped so the snow would fall off and not be too heavy on the roof. And it worked.”
The pair used coins to test their homes and the coins were able to slide off of the roof without it collapsing.
“We also made it elevated so that snow would rise and you would still be able to get out of your front door,” Cannizzo said.
This project tested their engineering skills and demonstrated how engineers must sometimes work in extreme conditions.
The second eighth grade project had students independently design a Mars colony that could support life.
“We did 3-D printing, electricity and woodworking. We used batteries, wires, a light bulb and an on/off switch. With 3-D printing we built a house and a water bottle and this area for food storage where you can put a bunch of food in it,” Choi said, pointing to different facets of the model colony.
Both of these projects incorporate STEM into the real world and are able to teach students the importance of these disciplines.
“We’re in the age of technology, it’s very important. And engineering, which is what this is, mainly, is very important for many jobs, designing buildings, bridges, aqueducts,” and more, Cannizzo stated.
Barta’s seventh graders examined STEM through their two woodworking projects, building an all-terrain miniature wheelchair and building a miniature bridge that could hold up to 25 pounds.
The wheelchair assignment was close to Barta, which she had experience with when she herself was in seventh grade.
“A good friend of mine had gotten sick when she was in seventh grade and had surgery which left her paralyzed,” she said.
Barta reflected on how challenging it was for her friend to get around on a wheelchair and was able to teach empathy when she instructed the seventh graders to make a comfortable chair that could navigate soil, grass and sand.
Natalie Kelly, Taylor Martin and Brielle Cicchino’s wheelchair design had a strong base and a strong chair as well as working wheels that turned on each terrain. The pair demonstrated their chair that could maneuver on each terrain, without getting stuck.
The bridge project also involved woodworking, but in construction of a 12-inch bridge that could hold 25 pounds of weight, Martin explained.
The students researched different kinds of bridges for the final prototype, which had to withstand a heavy toy truck driving over it. Martin rolled the truck over the bridge for the crowd at the board meeting.
“I think this project will help me with whatever I do in my future career,” she said.
Barta lastly introduced two of her sixth grade students, who 3-D printed on Tinkercad their own trinket, as well as scale models of their lockers. The third sixth grade project was to design a solution to world pollution and record a commercial that advertised the product.
Isabella Frank said that designing both the trinket and locker “helped us learn how to do woodworking.”
Students’ plans of solutions to world pollution gave them a chance to think critically about how to solve a real-world issue if money was not a question. Barta and her students were able to conclude “that if we could actually solve the world pollution problem, people would dive in and take it on no matter what the cost – we would hope.”
Sofia Fritts’ pitch was a robot that could clean the seafloor by going underwater and collecting trash.
The meeting concluded with applause for the STEM work that Ridgedale students were able to produce.
Barta, who just joined the school district this year, said, “ I really appreciate being part of the Florham Park community. It’s been so inviting and the kids have been nothing but wonderful.”
Superintendent Steven Caponegro reflected on Barta’s work.
“The design products and engagement that we’ve seen in these classes is second to none,” he said. She’s been a wonderful hire.”