Health & Wellness

May 14, 2021

Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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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. State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue in South Plainfield, has resumed scheduling patients for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Same day appointments may also be available while supplies last.  Twin City is currently administering ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –– Atlantic Health System, announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2021 Hospital Safety Grades. “After a year in ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners announced on Tuesday the beginning of its Homebound Vaccination Program in an effort to vaccinate its residents who are unable to leave their homes. According to the release, the program will be administered through the County’s Human Services ...

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CLARK, NJ - Those locals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine can to head to ShopRite of Clark anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.  According to pharmacy personnel an appointment is not necessary.  Attendees must wear a mask, bring their identification and an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been on a mission to vaccinate members of the community since December, after the release of the first vaccine made by Pfizer. Since that time, Trinitas has given 22,000 vaccines and will continue vaccinating people as supplies are ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners announced that box-lunch meals will be available to seniors beginning in May, through a “Grab and Go” program. The program is run through the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection, in the Department of Human Services. It will be ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer. The number of people statewide vaccinated with at ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, the milestone coming more than a year into the global pandemic and just days after the Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, marked the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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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 -- With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center offers a screening program to help identify lung cancer in its early stages. The low-dose, non-invasive CT scan takes about 30 seconds to complete before the test is reviewed by a board certified radiologist, a report is written and the results are sent to your ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – APRIL 2, 2021 – In a breakthrough that will give better insight into how and where COVID-19 variants are spreading within New Jersey, Atlantic Health System is among the first hospitals in the region to be able to rapidly screen for key viral variants. The organization will ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Health Department released COVID-19 statistics for the month of March on Friday. The numbers provided by the township include cases by age range.  There were a total of 128 reported cases for the month.  According to the report residents between the age of 35 and 54 ...

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NEW JERSEY — A group of volunteers working with Planet Princeton have created a crowd sourced spreadsheet to show you which vaccine sites in New Jersey are taking appointments. While vaccine supplies are limited, this volunteer and crowd sourced list can tell you which vaccination sites are ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With supplies limited, the COVID-19 vaccine is often tough to come by. Twitter bots, which are automated Twitter accounts, track when certain COVID-19 sites post new batches of vaccine appointments online. Click the bell icon on the Twitter page to have the bots that you ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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RWJ Rahway Recognizes 2020 Star Employees Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway Infusion Center Nurse Diana Hopper of South Plainfield and Nursing Assistant Joanne Kelly of Clark received the 2020 Star of the Year award for the compassionate, attentive care they give patients in the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although the county has administered more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, its struggles to address vaccine rumors and increase the vaccination rate in communities of color are ongoing. Two virtual events that face those challenges are planned for next week.  On Monday ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Remaining at home as you age requires careful planning and, at Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical in South Plainfield, a team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff is on hand to help elder residents and their families take the necessary steps to 'age in place' safely and ...

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Morristown, New Jersey – For their work in delivering extraordinary care for new mothers, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been nationally recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers+ (BDC+) for Maternity Care designation, a recognition of high ...

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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. In NJ, just 2% of COVID-19 tests are assessed for the presence of ...

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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. Push to reach seniors nets over 60,000 appointments as program moves to ...

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CLARK, NJ -  Clark residents 75 years or older can now get help getting a COVID-19 vaccine. According to Clark Health Department officials, the township can now send a list of those seniors needing assistance to a designated NJ State contact person for vaccine registration and scheduling. To get ...

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Led by Dr. Benjamin van Boxtel, the center will provide multi-discliplinary care for patients with disorders of the thoracic aorta Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System has announced the opening of the Atlantic Aortic Center at Morristown Medical Center, under the direction of cardiac surgeon ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — People eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should get whatever vaccine they can as soon as possible, doctors and health officials said at a virtual forum co-hosted by the Westfield Regional Health Department and Overlook Family Practice Tuesday.  As of Wednesday, the ...

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