Health & Wellness

June 24, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – The FDA has published an advisory to the public not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA deCV in Mexico due to the potential presence of methanol. “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” read the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 4,248 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll increasing by 3 victims to 443. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 deaths total. New ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has updated their policies for the Summer Food Services program this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing schools to continue with their method of having meals picked up or delivered to homes.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston will release its 2020 Water Quality Report on Thursday, June 25, both on the township website and in hard copy upon request. “Residents should have received postcards letting them know that the report is available on Livingston’s website,” said Utility ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported 3 new positive COVID-19 cases over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 846 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided. The reported death toll remains at ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge was chosen to be on the forefront of COVID-19 onsite antibody testing by Somerset County in partnership with the Bernards Township Department of Health and Advocare Basking Ridge Pediatrics. Fellowship was given the rare opportunity to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — St. Philomena's Church, located at 386 South Livingston Avenue, in Livingston will serve as the next location of Essex County’s mobile COVID-19 testing site on July 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. Testing is free to all Essex County residents, and no insurance in ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ- Offering a reminder that the Coronavirus pandemic is not over, the Hoboken Health Department has reported eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, seven cases were reported on Saturday, two Sunday, and two on Monday. Hoboken has a total of 583 total, ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Authorities claim that contact tracing represents a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Without question, a number of people see it as a personal invasion and are vehemently opposed to it. What should Ocean County residents know about contact tracing? “The Ocean County ...

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PARKLAND, FL- COVID-19. A respiratory virus that spreads every time an individual sneezes or coughs. A virus that makes you feel like your lungs are caving in. A growing bacteria that takes your breath away, literally.  No, this is not another quarantine blog so hold on. Since the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights celebrated life and those lost due to the Covid-19 epidemic with a "Garden Of Reflection," a peaceful place for staff, residents and families to spend time together.  "As most of you know, the elderly population was hit the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Wyeth Holdings is prepping to move forward with a cleanup of impoundments 1 and 2 at the American Cyanamid Superfund Site in Bridgewater, and they are starting a test this week to see how it will work. The American Cyanamid Company was originally obtained by Pfizer when it took ...

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RED BANK, NJ:  Feeling a little sluggish and avoiding the mirror?  Perhaps you succumbed to the “Quarantine 15.”    You know, where you gained fifteen pounds in the last three months as your primary exercise was jogging to the refrigerator! ChillRx Cryotherapy of Red Bank re-opened yesterday ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – It’s not the reunion that ever could have been imagined for Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Nursing Professor Lisa Dunn and five of her former students. Teacher and pupils alike are now working side-by-side, as colleagues and peers, in the Intensive Care Unit of Robert Wood ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed two additional coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the county’s total to 90. Among that number, 12 cases are active; 74 individuals have recovered, and four people have died. According to a press release issued by the department, the 89th ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials did not report any new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period. This is the second day in a row that the COVID-19 numbers have not changed. The total remains at 843 residents who have tested positive and the death toll ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Mobile Testing Unit was set up Monday at the parking lot of the Municipal Pool from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  With the Sheriff's Department on hand, personnel assisted county residents who wanted to take advantage of the free saliva testing.  A queue was laid out ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported 2 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 440 and the total number of cases at 4,251. Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Healthier Middlesex is inviting Middlesex County residents to get outside and walk on Thursday, June 25 and explore their own neighborhoods. Walk-Your-Neighborhood 2020 is designed to help encourage residents to get outside and enjoy fresh air and some healthy exercise while ...

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NEWARK, NJ — If you have been marching for racial justice during the past few weeks, you may want to get tested for coronavirus.  "I would recommend that anyone who's been in close contact with others for a long period of time be tested," said Scott Egelberg, South Orange Office of Emergency ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital was recently honored by two organizations for its high level of care and compassion. U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - As Hoboken prepared to hosted a 10,000 strong protest for racial justice Mayor Ravi Bhalla shared his concerns regarding social distancing and health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “For anyone who chooses to participate in Friday’s demonstration, we ask you please wear a ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Nearly three months after New Jersey went into near lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state has shifted into Stage 2 of Governor Phil Murphy’s multi-phase reopening plan.  Hair salons can reopen June 22nd with certain restrictions as the state continues its ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough has put together a streak of 14 straight days without a single resident testing positive for the Coronavirus, according to the borough's health officer report announced Friday. The report included the period of June 5 through June 18, when zero positive cases were ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported 5 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll reaching 440 and the total number of cases at 4,249. Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida continues to show increases in Coronavirus cases each day. County and City leaders are urging the public to continue the use of facial masks and social distancing to slow the spread.  Florida has 97,291 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 11,365 in ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed six additional coronavirus cases, bringing the county’s total to 88.  According to press releases issued Friday and Saturday by the department, the 83rd, 84th and 85th, 86th and 87th cases are all females who work in an Olean nursing ...

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In a company announcement, GSK Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling two lots of Children's Robitussin® Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children's Dimetapp® Cold and Cough, due to the inclusion of incorrect dosing cups. The recall is limited to three lots, which were ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Rutgers University has partnered with the NJ Department of Health to launch the Community Contact Tracing Corps Program, a key step toward slowing the community spread of COVID-19 as the state begins to ease its social distancing guidelines.  Part of Rutgers Biomedical and ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Gov. Phil Murphy says ‘COVID-19 did not create the inequalities in our ...

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