Health & Wellness

June 11, 2021

CAMDEN, NJ -- Author Louis Bezich will be at the Kroc Center on Tuesday to lead a conversation about men's health as part of Cooper University Healthcare's vaccine education initiative. Bezich will also be giving out free signed copies of his most recent book, Crack the Code: 10 Proven Secrets ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A local TV news personality will help health professionals in the city educate residents about the COVID-19 vaccine at an event that will also feature free ice cream. At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, NBC 10’s Cydney Long will moderate a free town hall meeting at the Salvation Army’s Kroc ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The large number of Garden ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – On Sunday, bouncy houses, free hot food and doses of the Pfizer vaccine were available in Farnham Park. The event organized by Pastor Amir Khan of New Beginnings, a local church, was part of the state’s Grateful for the Vaccine program, which is targeting communities with low ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – On Sunday, a number of community groups are hosting a vaccination event in Camden’s Baird Park which will feature live music, free hot meals and Pfizer shots for anyone 12 or older. Amir Khan, a pastor at the New Beginnings church, helped organize the event which will run from 1 to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Although the elderly are often the main concern when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, as vaccination rates rise, getting juveniles a dose is now a priority in Camden. The Camden City School District is working hard to get students 12 and older vaccinated, said Superintendent ...

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Tinnitus May Be Linked to COVID 19 'Dr. Robert M. DiSogra, an audiology consultant in Millstone and member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) audiology committee, wants the public to know that tinnitus – unusual or annoying noise such as buzzing or ringing in the ear – ...

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NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Cooper Center for Healing is opening a new community-based office in downtown for people with substance addictions and related disorders. Located in the Bridgeview Building at 800 Cooper St., the new office will provide more opportunities for people to receive treatment for ...

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CAMDEN NJ – First Lady Tammy Murphy visited Federal Street healthcare center on Monday as she continues to promote her NurtureNJ wellness initiative for woman, mothers and their infant children. County Commission Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., state Motor Vehicles Commission’s top administrator ...

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NEW JERSEY- A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Hospitals in New Jersey will be able to keep their non-profit status as long as they make a yearly contribution to their municipalities, under a new law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy recently. It comes after a Tax Court of New Jersey ruling in 2015 subjected Morristown Medical Center ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rattling walls and loud noises in the waterfront south from industry-related explosions are enough of a nuisance on their own. But for Vie Lopez, 38, there’s an added layer. Lopez said for a decade she faced abuse from her stepfather. Trauma that can be triggered in her memory by ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Virtua Health, which began vaccinating staff in Camden last December, says while addressing a technical glitch last month it found 5,000 open appointment slots. A hospital official told TAPinto Camden that after some 300,000 people registered for appointments through the hospital ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden is taking a long hard look at health and all the ways it branches out into the city’s identity and future. The city’s Master Plan, last updated in 2018, is on track to receive an array of additions as part of “Camden Health Element.” The project will provide strategies for ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Rite Aid on Friday opened nine new COVID-19 testing locations in Camden County and will soon start vaccinations. “Like Rite Aid's existing testing sites, the new locations will utilize PCR, simple self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists,” the company said in an ...

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Speech-Language Pathologists Say We Are Straining Our Voices to Maintain Voice Loudness It is the time of the year for New Year’s Resolutions and that includes this important message from the state’s association of speech language pathologists: Rest your voice. For those who have worked in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of Friday, January 15, the dashboard is reporting 273,335 first doses of the covid vaccine have been administered as well as 37,079 doses of the second dose. The phases of vaccination are as follows: Phase 1A – Health care ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that his symptoms are mild – similar to those of a cold. He said he has been in self-quarantine since he learned he was exposed to someone who was COVID-19-positive last ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Two Camden County ShopRite Pharmacy locations are now available for frontline workers to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine shot. Anne Walters, Director of the Camden County Health Department, clarified that the vaccine sites prioritize frontline workers. Proper ...

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NEW JERSEY — According to information released by ShopRite's Wakfern Food Corporation on Monday 4, 39 ShopRite Pharmacies throughout the Garden State will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers. This will include ShopRite of Berlin (200 Route 73 North) - the only in Camden ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Virtua Health on Friday began what will be a thorough process to vaccinate its frontline staff against the coronavirus, just three days after Cooper University Health began the same endeavor in Camden. “Like everyone, I have minor reservations,” said Kathy Driscoll, 50, a nurse at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said the state is planning to begin publishing the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered. Murphy said this while in New Brunswick on Thursday to take a tour of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's employee vaccine clinic. Murphy talked with ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Shipments of frozen COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive at six Garden State hospitals - including Cooper University Health in Camden - in the days to come. While preliminary, it will mark a major step on the state’s road to inoculating 70% of the adult population, 4.7 million ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but he’ll have to physically distance when he gets here. Medical Director at the New Jersey Department of Health, Edward Lifshitz, said Monday that among other COVID-19 health protocols, this year children should not be permitted to sit on ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A statewide plan to distribute a coronavirus vaccine, or vaccines, is not set in stone despite most officials pointing to next spring as the time the general public will have access.  Anthony Minniti, the pharmacist in charge at Bell Pharmacy in Camden, knows a vaccine rollout will ...

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