Health & Wellness

June 24, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Jaclyn Kulich, of Warren, hit the "Hole in One" shot during Fellowship Senior Living's Inaugural Charity Golf Outing earlier this month at Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville. By hitting the shot, Kulich received a Chevrolet Trailblazer from McGuire Chevrolet of Newton, ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Library is teaming up with Ridge Oak senior housing in Basking Ridge to bring the library's book buggy to senior residents this week, and is scheduled to make its first visit at 2 p.m. on Thursday. "The book buggy will load up with a selection of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Starting on Monday, June 14, night work on the sanitary sewer along South Maple Avenue will begin between East Lewis Street and Lindbergh Lane in Basking Ridge. Driveways on the even-numbered  side of the street will be ramped for access, according to information from the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township students and staff were given more opportunities this past week to take their masks off in school as rules were relaxed during the excessive heat of early summer, and some parents want mask mandates for children ditched for the rest of the school year. The ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Marijuana's use by adults and regulated cultivation are now legal in New Jersey, but two new laws approved by the Bernards Township Committee prohibit both pot use in public and new cannabis businesses from setting up shop locally.  After hearing support for the two ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ _ In a continuing effort to reach out to its coverage area, the Bernards Township health department has scheduled its next COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Bernardsville. The vaccine clinic is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at Good Shepherd Church, 321 Mine Brook ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ One of three nominees for a replacement for Bernards Township Committeeman Joseph Esposito, who resigned effective on May 17, could be appointed to fill out the remaider of his term through 2021 at Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Because Esposito served ...

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Basking Ridge, NJ, May 19, 2021-- The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics for adults 18 and over in both Bernardsville and Basking Ridge in the coming week. No identification or insurance is required to receive a vaccine. Clinics will be ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ In support of Mental Health Awareness week and month, Ridge High School is presenting the school district's first Virtual Mental Health Fair. The virtual fair was created by the students and staff of Ridge High School to help provide resources, reduce stigma and provide ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinics of both the two-dose Moderna and single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines for this Thursday, May 20, and next Saturday, May 22. There is no cost for either vaccine. The township health ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County has scheduled 10 open vaccination clinics for the week of May 10 as part of its effort to make it easy for every resident to be protected against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to hosting clinics throughout the county, for the first time Somerset will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ_  Somerset County has reached a major milestone with 50 percent of adults who are 18 years or older being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 70 percent having received their first dose, Somerset County announced on Monday. This puts Somerset County in range of its goal to ...

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"Timothy Ryan had an ideal upbringing. He was born into a loving family, had many friends, grew up in a nice neighborhood (Berkeley Heights), and received a good education. Still, none of that was enough to prevent him from falling into the clutches of addiction." BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Timothy ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated," Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At this time, ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — Before its members ultimately voted in favor of an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries, the Bernardsville Borough Council Monday night heard presentations from four Basking Ridge teens on the issue. Paige ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Borough Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday night that prohibits the operation of any class of cannabis business within the borough’s boundaries.  A section of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Following the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration to pause the use of the Johnson&Johnson one-shot COVID vaccine due to an “extremely rare” complication, Somerset County Department of Health is suspending ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township health department is looking to bring COVID-19 vaccines to homebound senior citizens or disabled persons in the area. The health department already has hired a Vulnerable Populations Outreach Coordinator, Riya Patel, to identify the most at-need ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported an increase of 111 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county on Sunday. The New Jersey Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 837,052 positive cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began its spread in ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the ...

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In five weeks, variant cases rose 830% in NJ, and only 2% of cases are tested for new virus strains. 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 coverage. To read ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County passed a benchmark this weekend, reporting 20,043 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus as of Saturday, since the county Department of Health started its count on March 8, 2020. The county reported an additional 107 cases into Sunday, including seven more in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was only a matter of time, and for the staff of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, the time came one year ago, March 14, 2020. A patient who had come to the emergency room March 10 exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, but it wasn't until the test results were ...

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A healthcare communications and marketing leader at RWJBarnabas Health has been recently installed as the 2021 chair of the Public Relations Society of America's Health Academy. Dennis Wilson, Jr., of Basking Ridge, is vice president of Strategic Marketing for the Northern Region and Creative ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township school district is inviting the community to a special presentation and discussion on Thursday evening, "Raising Health Children During Very Challenging Times." Local parents can view the presentation via Zoom videoconferencing from 7 to 8 p.m. on ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and the Somerset County Park Commission have resumed weekly Saturday morning Dog Walks on the trails at the stable property with two separate walks, and in compliance with social distancing requirements. Due to current state health ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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GILLETTE, NJ - WITH Grace Initiative hosted a Childhood Cancer Virtual Advocacy Hour on Friday in honor of International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) on Feb. 15. Attendees from across the state include legislators, medical professionals, pediatric cancer warriors, their families and fellow New ...

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