Health & Wellness

October 5, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, September 28 between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University has opened a research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders. Funded through the Governor's Council for Medical Research and the state Department of Health, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  A good portion of the summer has been plagued by soaring temperatures, high humidity and soaking rains — the perfect recipe for a dangerous mushroom season in the Garden State. So far, 45 mushroom exposure cases have been managed by tmedical experts at the New Jersey Poison Control ...

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Residents Urged to Participate in Tick Identification Service TRENTON, NJ — The first longhorned tick has been reported in Monmouth County. Although state agriculture officials did not disclose the exact location of the tick’s discovery, they said it was found on the floor of a home with ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — This summer’s rain has been great for growing lawns and gardens, but it’s also produced a bumper crop of breeding grounds for mosquitoes. And more of those pesky insects are carrying the West Nile virus, according to state health officials, which reports 452 mosquito pools have ...

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As a critical need for blood donations continues this summer, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, August 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. at its Jersey Coast donation center, 1540 West Park Avenue, Ocean. While all blood types will be accepted, there is a specific need for type ...

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TRENTON, NJ —  The Murphy administration is taking new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling. “Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading to chronic ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kessler Foundation is currently seeking individuals in New Jersey with spinal cord injuries to participate in a new research study. The study's purpose is to identify ways of enhancing the use of assistive technology for individuals with spinal cord injuries who live and work ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Some 80 women gathered at the Taylor Pavilion yesterday for an evening of inspiring conversation about living healthy — and a bit of pampering — during the fourth annual “In the Pink” Health Fair, hosted by Belmar Cares. The breast cancer support group brought together a wide ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — One New Jersey resident is among 35 people in nine states infected with salmonella linked to eggs produced by a farm in Hyde County, N.C., according to an update by the Food & Drug Administration.  Some 207 millions eggs were voluntarily recalled in April by Rose Acre Farms ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Some 207 million eggs from a farm in Hyde County, N.C., have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. The eggs were sold to consumers in nine states, including New Jersey, and there have been 22 illnesses reported to date, according to the Food & Drug ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Chopped romaine lettuce grown in Arizona is likely the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least seven New Jersey residents, including one in Monmouth County, according to federal and state health officials. No specific grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — In Monmouth County, here’s the good news. In addition to ranking as the seventh healthiest among New Jersey’s 21 counties, nearly 80 of residents take the time enjoying its many leisure-time activities. And for the bad news: While most Monmouth County residents are having fun, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider. The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of ...

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OCEAN, NJ — Severe winter weather has triggered an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types, according to the American Red Cross.  In recognition of National Blood Donor Month in January, the Red Cross is urging residents throughout New Jersey to make an appointment to give ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Columbia University have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It was Lynette Coppola’s 30-year career in the service industry that brought her to a major turning point in life. During those years, she experienced firsthand that working endless hours on your feet takes a heavy toll not only on the body, but on overall health and ...

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