Health & Wellness

June 26, 2020

PARKLAND, FL- Florida continues to show significant increases in Coronavirus cases daily. This Friday, Florida showed his highest single day with almost 9,000 confirmed cases.   Florida has 122,960 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 25,669 in 5 days.   Broward County ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Lifetime Franklin resident Assemblyman Joe Danielsen in partnership with FEMA, the New Jersey Department of Health, and fire districts 1 & 3 will provide free COVID-19 testing this weekend.  Two sites will serve as testing locations. The Board of Education office at 1755 ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Morris County will close its COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at County College of Morris today, Friday June 26, announced county officials. When testing began, there was a 43 percent positive rate among residents with symptoms and prescriptions who were tested at the county ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The City of Elizabeth successfully completed the 2nd day of free COVID-19 and antibody testing at the Mickey Walker Center. Testing takes place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to all.  Photo ID is requested from all persons wishing to get tested. Residents are asked to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the past three months, Passaic County ran a drive-through COVID-19 testing site at William Paterson University.  The last day of testing at that site was on June 20. Since then, the County has been offering at-home, self-administered tests through the mail, and they’ve picked up and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Thursday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. No new deaths were recorded. A day earlier, Parisi reported on his Facebook page that there were no new cases on Wednesday. That was the first day since the ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford has gone a full week with no new COVID-19 cases or deaths, according to the Township of Cranford newsletter.  According to the newsletter, Cranford's last reported positive test came on June 18. As of June 25, Cranford has had 485 confirmed cases along with 95 fatalities. Of ...

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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 847 residents who have tested positive and the death toll remains at 34 for the township. There are 16,667 positive cases in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Asking the right questions is one of the most important steps in hiring a caregiver. Not asking the right questions can be dangerous, expensive, and, ultimately, time-consuming. Adam Blecker, President, Seniors In Place as well as President, Home Health Services Association of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - John Staunton, the current President of the City of Summit Board of Health, a New Jersey EMT Instructor and member of the EMS Education Faculty with Atlantic Health System, has detailed his advice on the importance of wearing a mask / face covering during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health Thursday reported a total of 170,196 positive cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 since the pandemic began its spread in the state 115 days ago, and a total of 13,018 deaths during that time, an increase of 23 overnight. The Somerset County ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - More than a hundred members of the Bayonne Medical staff, nursing staff, union delegates and local public officials gathered on the front lawn of Bayonne Medical Center Wednesday to show their support for BMC LLC – which has offered to take over the operations from CarePoint ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With supporters saying that township youth and others in the community are in need of welcoming, the Bernards Township Committee unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month.  The township of Bernards values safety, equality, expression ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials are reporting one new positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday, bringing the total to 847 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  No additional information regarding the new case was provided. The reported death toll remains at ...

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Hunterdon Podiatric Medicine, a specialty practice owned and operated by Hunterdon Healthcare, is pleased to welcome Christopher Hood, DPM. Dr. Hood joins the practice with Podiatrists, Steven Dribbon, DPM, John Kramer, DPM and Michael Molitoris, DPM. Dr. Hood graduated from Temple University ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Long Beach Township leadership issued an emergency order implementing a 9 p.m. curfew for youths 17 and under this summer throughout the township. Officials cited issues with multitudes of large gatherings on the beach and throughout the Township at night. Students have been ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County on Wednesday, but three more county residents died because of the coronavirus. The total number of infections in Middlesex County as of Wednesday morning was 16,640. Over the last ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,256 cases, an increase of 8 new cases overnight and a total of 444 deaths. Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 deaths. New Jersey has ...

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The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is committed to helping community members on their path to health and wellness. Several of the Y’s Prescribe the Y health management programs will be available virtually this summer to help individuals prevent or manage diabetes, manage blood pressure, lose weight and ...

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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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