Health & Wellness Top Stories

May 24, 2022

MILLTOWN, NJ - With the unofficial start of summer just days away with Memorial Day weekend, it's time to lace up the sneakers and get ready for Milltown's annual Fourth of July 5K. The theme of this year's race and the day-long July 4 celebration is "Lighting up the Sky." Participants will receive ...

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Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield is reporting one COVID-related death on May 20, according to a notice from the administration. There have been 20 fatalities reported this year, bringing the total to 219 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Local testing sites include Walgreens at the ...

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On Monday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 73 new COVID-19 cases. Among those testing positive, 54 had been vaccinated; 19 had not.  Monday's county chart showed that since the start of the pandemic, the county has recorded totals of 20,019 cases, 19,429 recoveries and 248 ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The 1st Annual "Mental Health is Wealth" fair will be held at Plainfield High School this week, featuring mental health resources, counseling consultations, heath and wellness products, as well as workshops, food, ZUMBA® and bounce houses. The event is free for all who ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, announced a Blood Emergency last week.  This is an urgent situation, and New Jersey Blood Services needs as many donations as possible over the next few weeks to help them get out of the blood shortage. A ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health expanded its services to Hudson County at Newport Centre. To mark the grand opening of the new Center, staff recently offered free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health expanded its services to Hudson County at Newport Centre. To mark the grand opening of the new Center, staff recently offered free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings for ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox in the county. Monkeypox is a rare disease that falls under the same umbrella as smallpox, and is usually less severe, as it does not swell the lymph nodes. Symptoms of ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox in the county. Monkeypox is a rare disease that falls under the same umbrella as smallpox, and is usually less severe, as it does not swell the lymph nodes. Symptoms of ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox in the county. Monkeypox is a rare disease that falls under the same umbrella as smallpox, and is usually less severe, as it does not swell the lymph nodes. Symptoms of ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation pledges free MRI brain tumor screenings for people associated with Colonia High School after an ardent appeal from Al Lupiano, an alumnus on a mission to find the cause of local health issues that captured the national and international media ...

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On Sunday, the Cattaraugus County Health Department reported 28 new COVID-19 cases. Among those testing positive, six had been vaccinated; 22 had not. The county did not report COVID-19 numbers for Saturday.    Sunday's county chart showed that since the start of the pandemic, the county has ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - When the pandemic was at its height and people were quarantining and feeling the effects of isolation, adoption of shelter dogs soared. People were looking for companionship, even the furry, four-legged kind. But now that the pandemic seems to be waning and folks are ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation will provide free MRI brain tumor screenings in June for people associated with Colonia High School after ardent appeals from Al Lupiano, an alumnus who seeks a cause for the local health issue that's captured an international media ...

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With warmer weather around the corner, getting out in the fresh air playing tennis is good exercise for young and old.  Tennis is not only a year-round social game but improves our cardiovascular fitness, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Causes of most common tennis injuries The tennis ...

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With warmer weather around the corner, getting out in the fresh air playing tennis is good exercise for young and old.  Tennis is not only a year-round social game but improves our cardiovascular fitness, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Causes of most common tennis injuries The tennis ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Clients of the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio and the Jersey Shore -based Salt and Sun Yoga and Wellness gathered the last weekend of April in the Hudson Valley for the first-ever Neuro-Pilates and Yoga Retreat. "Hosting a retreat was something both Michele and I have wanted ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – National Emergency Medical Services Week is May 15-22 with this year’s theme “Rising to the Challenge” ever evident as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a concern for Piscataway EMS and EMT personnel and other frontline medical responders. First recognized in 1974 by ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ — The Valley Hospital has received an A rating for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group for the Spring of 2022. Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System, said, We are proud to have once again received an "A" for patient safety. This top grade is a result of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National-wide problems have hit home as local stores in Spotswood, Milltown, and East Brunswick have each fallen into the infant baby formula shortage.  TAPinto East Brunswick went on the road today to visit eight local stores that carry infant formula - or wish they could - to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide constant care for children who are recovering from invasive surgery, have congenital anomalies or a host of other medical issues. Their colleagues in Saint ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School recently hosted its second annual Rox Wellness Expo, an event designed “to promote a healthy lifestyle and community by providing a means of awareness of the services that are available to assist students in their daily lives.” The Expo, which took place on May ...

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West Orange resident, Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Karin Kaplan Grumet recently published her first book “I Am Me,” which helps people of all ages to “not compare themselves to others and to love themselves just the way they are, without obsessing about ...

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