Health & Wellness

May 10, 2021

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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State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated 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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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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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools and instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing recreational and sports activities. While government leaders and the federal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide. These most-recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour, compared to the three to five days required by current tests. “This rapid test was developed and tested over a few ...

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In interview, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli talks long-term care issues, vaccination program and what lies ahead. 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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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 more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Family doctors are a trusted gateway to the health care ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — As temperatures dip to the lowest level in two years, it's important to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite — and take precautions during this freezing weather. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this information and ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story, Thomas Bader, M.D., Contributes to Topics such as Medical Quality. With countries across the world beginning their COVID-19 vaccination process, there’s a lot of information to consider before signing up to get your first shot. As always while making a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It’s probably safe to say that Andrea Spaeth has lost sleep over how others are sleeping. Call it an occupational hazard that comes with being the director of the Rutgers Sleep Lab. When a study revealing that people haven’t been getting their Zzzs during the COVID-19 ...

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Increased Need for Blood Donations throughout Monmouth County during Nationwide COVID-19 Surge MONTVALE, NJ — Due to the nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, along with the usual drop-off in donations at the beginning of the holiday season, there’s now a particularly severe blood ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Between 36 percent and 47 percent of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among individuals reluctant to ...

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MONTVALE, NJ — A robust blood supply is essential, but due to the western wildfires, along with ongoing closures and restrictions related to the pandemic, the number of donations nationwide had recently fallen. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant has one ...

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Dramatic Drop in Patients on Ventilation Shows Impact of New Methods 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. When the first wave of ...

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Other Nearby Locations are Acme Pharmacy in Wall and Campbell's Pharmacy in Sea Girt TRENTON, NJ — ShopRite Pharmacy of Belmar will offer free doses of naloxone — the opioid overdose reversal drug — on September 24 through 26 as part of the Murphy’s administration’s initiative to combat the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — N.J. Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli warned of a possible “twin-demic” of the flu and the coronavirus this year, and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — As New Jersey drifts into flu season, many residents will once again decide whether to get their flu shots; where to get them; and if a flu shot has any preventative impact on COVID-19. The differences between the two viruses affect not only the mortality rate and symptom ...

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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. New Jersey health inspectors have nearly cleared a massive, multiyear backlog of thousands of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service has advised that new rules under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provide flexibility for health care spending that may be helpful in the current environment where more people may need at-home services due to measures to ...

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