Health & Wellness

June 21, 2020

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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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Teams of medical professionals arrived at the Hasbrouck Heights Swim Club parking lot at 8 a.m. on Friday to set up for the week's final day of mobile community testing. Upwards of 50 people from Bergen County, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Bergen County Sheriff’s ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Members of the public who wish to be tested for COVID-19 can do so at Stelton Pharmacy in Piscataway through the end of June. “We are one of eleven pharmacies around New Jersey chosen to be a test collection site for the coronavirus,” said pharmacist, Amy Buch. According to a ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in West Orange on Saturday, according to Mayor Robert Parisi. No new deaths were recorded. The total intake of cases in West Orange was 1,375. Deaths are included in the "total intake" number and remain "active" until a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported 14 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,244. Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, ...

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Hello Gorgeous, we missed you! The European Wax Centers of Roxbury, Denville and Parsippany are pleased to announce that we are reopening on Monday, June 22nd! In celebration of the reopening, EWC is offering a wide array of promotions to enhance their guests' experiences.  Now through July ...

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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 843 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new case was provided. The reported death ...

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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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