Health & Wellness

June 20, 2020

HOLMDEL, NJ: Years ago, it was easy to find a house call doctor to take care of sick, elderly and homebound patients. Today, visiting physicians aren’t as common, but they’re not impossible to find. VNA Health Group’s Visiting Physician Services (VPS) is one of the largest and most experienced ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Friday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. No new deaths were recorded. The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,373. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a full ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported 10 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,230. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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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.The total remains at 842 residents who have tested positive and the death toll remains at 34 for the township. There are 16,563 positive cases in Middlesex ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The St. Bonaventure University Faculty Senate has passed a motion to adjust the university’s academic calendar. If university President Dr. Dennis DePerro signs off on the vote, the fall semester would start on Aug. 24, one week earlier than scheduled, and end on Nov. 24.

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NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of ...

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Seacrest Recovery Center (SRC), offers affordable, quality and compassionate care for those seeking help with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Located in Eatontown NJ, SRC celebrated its one-year anniversary in January.  “Our original facility started in Boynton Beach, FL and has ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano broadcast his last daily video Coronavirus update on June 3, but the data of new COVID-19 positive cases and deaths have continued.  Here is a recap of the numbers from June 11 - June 18 The state of New Jersey has reported to Wayne Township four deaths during the ...

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Two members of Congress on Thursday said large numbers of nursing home patients have died from COVID-19 because five states, including New York, failed to follow guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency. “Over 40 percent of all nursing home ...

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SPARTA, NJ- Life may be slowly returning to pre-coronavirus normal allowing a moment to recognize some who worked behind the scenes to do what they could to help.  Vanitha Rodrigues, Chief of Radiology at Newton Medical Center has been working with people in Sparta and Ogdensburg to create face ...

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PARKLAND, FL- On Thursday morning, the Florida Department of Health confirmed its largest daily increase in positive COVID-19 cases with 3207 cases.  Florida has 85,926 confirmed cases of COVID-19. An increase of 10,358 in 4 days.  Broward County has 10,111 confirmed cases. An increase ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported 8 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,220. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials are reporting one new positive COVID-19 case on Thursday, bringing the total to 842 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  No additional information regarding the new case was provided. The reported death toll remains at 34 ...

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Colleges and universities will receive guidance from the state to allow some in-person instruction and on-campus housing and for the fall semester, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday during his daily coronavirus briefing. “New York state is issuing guidance today for colleges and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were four additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Thursday and one new death caused by the virus, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,367. An 86-year-old township resident died on Monday as a result of the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Spring Grove Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a Marquis Health Services skilled nursing facility, gave back to their Overlook Medical Center healthcare heroes behind the mask by treating them to a free breakfast at Bagel Cafe in New Providence.   The doctors, nurses and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Jersey City and Hudson County officials made their way to Bayonne earlier this month for the official unveiling of QuattroVent – a portable ventilator that is designed to supplement medical personnel when the traditional ventilator is not available. In May, four prominent Bayonne ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were three additional cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Wednesday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,363, with no additional deaths reported on Wednesday. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - While the New Jersey State Department of Health reported that there were no new cases of COVID-19 in the City of Summit on June 17, the virus has claimed the life of another Summit resident. The fatality, as confirmed by the Westfield Regional Health Department, is Summit's 17th ...

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OLEAN, NY — Starting Thursday, the city's municipal building, which had been open for limited hours during the pandemic, will return to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours Mondays through Fridays. In addition, starting on Tuesday, Common Council meetings will be open to the public. “We are very excited to ...

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OLEAN, NY — Wednesday morning, all was quiet at the South Olean Community Garden as Kaele Saal watered her two garden beds. Saturday, Saal expects to be part of a crowd at the community garden, 402. W. Green St., when volunteers and garden plot owners get together from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new positive COVID-19 case in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 841 residents who have tested positive. No additional information regarding the new case was provided. The reported death toll remains at ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — To reduce potential COVID-19 infections, the university is recommending that the school begin the fall semester on Aug. 24, one week earlier than scheduled. A proposal to adjust the university’s academic calendar has been added to Friday’s Faculty Senate agenda. The ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported one death and 17 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll now at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,212. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains was one of seven New Jersey communities to win recognition as a 2019 Healthy Town through participation in the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the Quality Institute, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. “Achieving the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove announced on Monday that the township pool would not be opening this summer.  Recreation Director Marisa Landolfi-Jefferson sent a letter to residents to further clarify the reasons for keeping the pool closed.  It follows: Cedar Grove Pool Families,     It is ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The advisory to boil water that was issued Tuesday for portions of the borough remained in effect on Wednesday and probably will not be lifted untl sometime Thursday, according to the Department of Public Works. A water main break occurred at 141 Passaic Ave. on Tuesday which ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – There are no COVID-19 patients at Hunterdon Healthcare as of Tuesday. The welcomed news to the Raritan Township Committee was delivered by Christopher Phelan, the township’s emergency management coordinator. As New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID pandemic continues, the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's total COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began has reached 212, as the New Jersey State Department of Health notified the City of one new, confirmed case on June 16. Summit has seen five new cases in the past six days.

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