Health & Wellness

December 13, 2018

NEW JERSEY - Approximately 3,521 cases of Light & Fit® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S’Mores Flavor have been voluntarily recalled due to improper labeling, said the FDA in a press release. According to the release, Danone North America is recalling the product after it was ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Essex County’s second annual Night of Conversation, a family event intended to promote open and honest discussions about substance abuse, was held Tuesday Evening at Bloomfield Middle School.   An audience of teens, pre-teens and parents gathered for the program sponsored by the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host their annual Blue Christmas Worship Service Thur. Dec. 20 . The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who is suffering from loss, hurt, or despair. "We understand that these feelings occur and we invite you to a worship service that ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.   John Kastanis will officially leave his post as ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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BLOOMFIELD — Essex County’s second annual “Night of Conversation,” a free family event designed to promote open and honest discussions about substance abuse, will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road. The program is being sponsored by the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Members of the Bloomfield Police Department participated in No Shave November last month, and donated $1,320 to Stand up to Cancer, last Wednesday, two days before shaving. No Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a change in leadership at University Hospital after two more infants died at University Hospital amid a state investigation of four bacterial infection cases.  MORE: State Investigates Bacterial Infection Cases at University Hospital The state ...

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TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance is holding a Night of Conversation on December 11, 2018 at the Bloomfield Middle School. Presented by BMAC in collaboration with Essex County Community Health, The Montclair YMCA, The ADAPT Coalition, and GCADA, this night will bring families ...

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As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love. When faced with a repetitive strain injury, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- To address existing concerns about lead build up in home faucets and plumbing fixtures, the Township of Bloomfield has purchased hundreds of PUR water filters intended for Bloomfield households. The filters have been ordered and will arrive next week. Residents can pick up these ...

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VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the last year the Verona Fire Department shared some helpful tips to ensure its residents had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove thought it was information that should be shared again... "Planning on deep frying your turkey this ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - The chill many feel isn't from the recent snowstorm. It's the glaring statistics on suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18. The number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni’s Kitchen partners closely with local institutions including the Bloomfield Public Library, preschools, and aftercare programs to ensure that children have fresh, healthy food reliably available.  All-Ways Advertising President, Robert Lieberman, took note of this work and ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition (NJBWC), installed “job clocks” on Saturday, Nov. 17, in anticipation of the January 15 launch of the “Million Clicks” campaign, a new program designed to get people ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services has announced the results of the 2017 Community Health Assessment — a comprehensive data-driven report on the behaviors, needs and concerns of the township’s 48,000 residents. The assessment, which is a follow-up to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- With the surprise snowfall yesterday and overnight the task of digging out cars, clearing steps, and shoveling sidewalks is on the top of today's agenda.   We reached out to Dr. Samantha Sammaro, a physical therapist at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Nutley for some tips on how to ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report. The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents ...

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Human Services Issues Coping Strategies & Tips for Loved Ones (TRENTON) - As Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday and everyone sets their clocks back, the New Jersey Department of Human Services issued coping strategies for people who battle depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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Six-Week Period Runs Nov. 1-Dec. 15 TRENTON, NJ  — As part of the Murphy Administration’s new campaign to get more New Jerseyans insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, State departments and agencies today took action to promote and encourage enrollment in health ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute. “The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This ...

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WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey resident Kenya Medard, who lost her husband to male breast cancer, detailed how her husband came to be diagnosed with male breast cancer and their journey through the progress of this disease. “We started noticing that my husband had a stain in his undershirt. We honestly ...

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