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Health & Wellness

June 30, 2022

CLARK, NJ – A raccoon tested positive for rabies in Clark according to the Township’s Health Department.  In a message sent to residents on Thursday, officials confirmed that the rabid animal came in contact with a dog on Meadow Road.  The Health Department reminded owners that they must have ...

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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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CLARK, NJ — The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar, Clark will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, with heat index values of up to 100 degrees expected.  The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – May 20 is National Customers Appreciation Day and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is looking to pay it forward. Throughout the day Friday, the Park Avenue family-owned and run pharmacy will be distributing free goodie bags to its customers as a way of thanking them for all ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today 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 ...

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CLARK, NJ - Clark officials last week announced the start of their first ever weight-loss challenge.  The initiative is part of the NJ Mayors Wellness Campaign. According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso's office, the eight-week challenge, which is open to Clark residents 18 and older, kicks off on April ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the country, staffing issues have led various large chain pharmacies to reduce hours on weekends and/or close their pharmacy window for a dedicated period of time each day.  However, at Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical in South Plainfield, a team of experts, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been selected as the only site in New Jersey and one of the first three in the nation to participate in a clinical trial of a unique vaccine that targets the protein that keeps cancer cells alive in brain tumors. The ...

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CLARK, NJ - National Wear Red Day, an American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored initiative to help raise awareness of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease in women, will take place on Friday, Feb. 4.  Since 1964, February has been declared National Heart Health Month with ...

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RAHWAY, NJ  – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, offers a Post-COVID Recovery Program to address the needs of individuals with post-COVID syndrome.   The Post-COVID Recovery Program enlists RWJUH Rahway’s highly skilled physiatrists, ...

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NEW JERSEY - With an arctic blast of cold weather bringing record low temperatures to New Jersey, the state is not expected to experience temperatures out of the low twenties and thirties all week. Although there is no snowfall in the forecast, the freezing temperatures will leave conditions ripe ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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“QUARANTINE BLUES” JFSCNJ Offers A Free 3-Week Virtual Support Program for Teens (Ages 13-16) January 31 – February 14- 5:30- 6:15 PM   Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) will present a free three-week virtual program “Quarantine Blues: A Free Virtual Program for Teens." ...

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(TRENTON) –  Noting the importance of expanding digital access for all, the New Jersey Department of Human Services is encouraging deaf and hard of hearing New Jersey residents to check their eligibility for a wireless devices pilot program that provides eligible residents with a free tablet or ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday - a pandemic-high.  58 new deaths were reported.   5,464 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19 - the highest number in more than a year and a half. State leaders say they were preparing ...

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CLARK, NJ - The Clark Health Department released information about COVID-19 cases in the community on Monday afternoon. In total the Health Department said there were 306 cases in Clark over the last four weeks. Specifically between December 18 and December 29 there were 70 cases.  This is how ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Summit Health Urgent Care Center in Westfield will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, the company announced. In a statement posted to Facebook, Summit Health said the closure was so that the company could preserve its ability to staff its sites. “Our urgent care ...

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Any Union County resident can make an appointment at any testing clinic run by Union County, free of charge. Due to the increased demand for COVID-19 tests, the holiday schedule for Union County’s free COVID-19 testing program will include an additional testing day, on December 29. “We ...

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NEW JERSEY - RWJBarnabas updated the visitor policy this week in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute care, Emergency ...

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Important Highlights PFOA (or “C8”) refers to perfluorooctanoic acid, a man-made chemical compound found in public water, air, and food supplies since the 1940s. A water sample taken in August from Middlesex Water Company’s treatment facility in South Plainfield showed MCW’s water supply ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway’s surgical weight loss program has received accreditation by the national Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County COVID-19 Partnership Lab at Kean University has expanded testing protocols to include detection of the Omicron variant according to officials. Beginning this week, COVID-19 testing done through Union County mobile clinics and permanent testing sites have analysis ...

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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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CLARK, NJ — With the release of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 earlier this month many parents quickly lined up to get their children vaccinated while others have come to their doctors with questions about the new shots. Dr. Mikel Pride, a doctor of osteopathic medicine at ...

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Union County residents who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot can receive one free of charge through Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program according to officials. “We strongly encourage vaccinated residents to get the recommended COVID-19 booster shot as soon as they are ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical of South Plainfield is currently offering COVID-19 booster shots for those who received the Pfizer vaccine and are eligible, including educators and first responders.  Booster vaccines are available at the Park Avenue pharmacy on a walk-in ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Managing medication regimens for yourself or a loved one can be time-consuming, confusing, and stressful, especially for those with multiple prescriptions taken at different times of the day.  At Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical in South Plainfield, however, a team of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Returning to school and the workplace can be stressful and so can deciphering one's symptoms.  "Between COVID-19 and the Delta variant along with common respiratory viruses that tend to occur this time of year, and the seasonal flu, it may be difficult for one to know what ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  Influenza (flu) season is right around the corner and Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical's team of pharmacists are available seven days a week to administer vaccines to help residents battle this year's strain.   "Last year, the rate of flu was the lowest it has ever been ...

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