Health & Wellness

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine. Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The popular OBGYN office, Ocean Women's Healthcare Group is switching locations from their Rt.72 office to the newer Barnegat 67 plaza. Dr. McDermott, Dr. Rezai, Dr. Sunkavalli and Dr. Mason are excited to announce the relocation of Ocean Women’s Healthcare. "The office was ...

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NEW JERSEY - The cool Fourth of July was a nice respite from last week's extreme heat, but the extreme temperatures will be back tomorrow. It could feel as hot as 102 degrees on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on July 6, with ...

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WARETOWN, NJ (June 22, 2021) – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore welcomed 125 children to the opening day of camp on Monday with new safety guidelines as the coronavirus pandemic enters its second summer season. Under the latest COVID-19 safety measures from the New Jersey Department of Health, ...

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STAFFORD — Earlier today from it's headquarters in West Orange, NJ, RWJBarnabas Health announced new Covid-19 rules for some of their employees. The company announced it is now mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all team members at the supervisory level and above effective immediately.  The ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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Since the late 1990’s, shoulder surgeries have risen by nearly 10 times.  The most common reason for surgery is shoulder impingement.  Impingement occurs when your rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and/or bursa are pinched or irritated.  Irritation occurs between the bones of your upper arm and shoulder ...

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They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings. 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.

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NEW JERSEY — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.  “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Township Committee members met last night and approved an ordinance prohibiting any class of cannabis businesses within the community. The title of the new law raised questions for at least one local resident. Geraldine McGrath, a white-haired woman, arrived at the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern Special to TAPinto. 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of Monday, New Jersey has administered more than 6,661,861 vaccine doses, (4,091,234 with at least one dose and 2,819,226 fully vaccinated people).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 459,286 doses of vaccines have been administered.  All New Jerseyans ...

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As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time. Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The opioid crisis continues to plague residents of Ocean County as federal legislators seek to become part of the solution. Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced last week his efforts to push two separate bills designed to combat the ongoing battle that opioids present in ...

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NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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Fed program will keep immunizations coming at long-term care facilities, where nearly all residents are vaccinated but only half of staffers Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Barnegat Schools entered into a partnership with Walmart to provide COVID-19 vaccines to their staff members today. Some extras are available for administration this afternoon. The school district originally planned to distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. When it was ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Ocean County Board of Commissioners announced plans for what they call a MASH unit last fall. The novel concept is now on its way to becoming a reality. County officials awarded a bid for the furnishing and delivery for a custom van at their most recent Board of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30. Smekal, ...

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With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get vaccinated’ Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat School District announced last week they were able to secure COVID-19 vaccines for interested staff members. News reports indicating that authorities decided to hold off on administering Johnson & Johnson appeared to threaten the voluntary event scheduled this ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ — New Jersey’s legalization of recreational marijuana does not require municipalities to allow cannabis growth or sales in their communities. However, there is a catch. Towns that want to ban legal weed shops need to pass an ordinance against them by mid-August or face the ...

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Advocates detail widespread changes they want to correct faults exposed by pandemic. Special to TAPinto.net. 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, ...

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A number of residents searching for a COVID-19 vaccine found one today - at the Holiday City West Clubhouse in Berkeley Township. The one-day clinic began with the efforts of Marietta Kobus, president of the retirement community’s homeowner corporation. The Holiday City ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people).  Effective April 19, All New Jerseyans Over 16 Will Be Eligible for a Vaccine. "Only we have the power to end this pandemic. When ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Barnegat Township School District is offering staff members the opportunity to receive a “one and done” COVID-19 vaccine next week. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis credited Doreen Bernard, Student Services Secretary, with making the introduction that led to the ...

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