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Health & Wellness

August 10, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ – Neighbors, politicians, government workers and business representatives came to sweat and clean the community on Wednesday, but the city’s ninth neighborhood cleanup this summer did not get started until a visiting celebrity got handshakes, hugs and posed for the occasional ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Health officials say six cases of orthopoxvirus, commonly known as “monkeypox,” now have been detected among Camden County residents. For privacy reasons, county and state health officials will not disclose where, among Camden County’s 37 towns, those six patients are located. They ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Starting today Cooper University Hospital will provide monkeypox vaccinations to at-risk people from South Jersey.  This comes as health officials say a fourth Camden County resident is diagnosed with the virus. “We are now on to our fourth case of monkeypox. As primary public ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — U.S. News & World Report ranks Cooper University Health Care, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Virtua Voorhees Hospital among the state’s best-performing medical facilities and among top-rated hospitals in the South Jersey-Philly area. Cooper University Hospital and ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — One of this region’s most popular county parks just got a $1.2 million makeover for its 1,000-seat stadium, its popular running track, and other recreation amenities. Amateur runners and mayors from several communities joined Camden County officials to unveil the new work at Jack ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Smoke-free signs may be popping up all over Camden County. This comes after Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ recently donated 500 free “Breathe Easy” signs to the county Health Department. The organization wants these signs distributed to all 36 municipalities and get them posted at ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Summer is here, meaning temperatures can shoot up anytime. To help needy senior citizens stay cool, they can once again get free oscillating fans from Camden County’s Division of Senior Services, according to Commissioner Carmen Rodriguez. Free fans are available to seniors, age ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Health Hub will now administer COVID-19 booster shots to youngsters, ages 5 to 11, on the heels of the Centers for Disease Control authorizing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine for that age group. Public health officials recommended children ...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise. During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Tree-plantings and free giveaways aren’t enough to mark Earth Day in this gritty city. Instead, Mayor Vic Carstarphen will mark Earth Day, starting Friday, by enlisting his community’s partners and asking residents to roll up their sleeves to improve quality-of-life in their ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — County cops and sheriff’s officers are distributing 200,000 free KN95 protective face masks to schools, senior citizen centers and community groups throughout the city and elsewhere in Camden County. Cooper University Health Care donated cartons of unused, non-medical grade KN95 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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 CAMDEN, NJ — Residents will be able to have their questions and concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic answered during a virtual town hall today hosted by the Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Health Department. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will be streaming live at ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The Camden County Board of Commissioners will start providing Vault Medical Services saliva tests at its regular vaccine clinics including its Cooper University Health Care parking garage site open from Monday to Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again on Saturday and Sunday from 8 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The county has launched a fentanyl awareness campaign with billboards placed around the city emphasizing the dangers of the opioid. A recent review of overdose fatalities in Camden County revealed 70% of victims had fentanyl in their toxicology screens and 93% had opioids. "At ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Mayor-elect Victor Carstarphen has awarded a proclamation to the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden, in honor of National Nurse Practitioner Week. The mayor says he wished to recognize students, alumni and faculty for their countless contributions to the health and well-being of ...

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TRENTON, NJ—Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday at a pandemic media briefing that 9,000 New Jersey children between the ages of five and 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Murphy explained, “When I look back on our announcement over the summer that our schools ...

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WHIPPANY, N.J.-- All unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products are being voluntarily recalled due to the presence of benzene in some product samples, announced Bayer.   All products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV or NAA and distributed between September 2018 to September 2021 ...

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Coppertone® has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of specific lots of aerosol sunscreens due to the presence of Benzene, a human carcinogen, announced the FDA. The recall includes the Pure & Simple SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch), Sport Mineral SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch) and Travel-Size ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Social distancing and wearing masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 kept last year’s flu season at an all-time low, but health professionals say they expect flu cases to soar this year as students return to school and employees go back to the office. Now, they are urging people ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The wellbeing of the state’s healthcare centers and the workers that have staffed them through the COVID-19 pandemic is important to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). That’s why when in New Jersey on Saturday, he toured CAMcare, a federally-qualified health center (FQHC), and took the ...

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