Health & Wellness

May 8, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Kids Safe Community is offering free car seat inspections at six sites in Morris, Essex and Warren counties. According to the organization, four out of five car seats are misused. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The HOPE ONE van will be making several stops in Morris County this month. The May schedule for the van is as follows: May 3 - Morristown Green- all day May 4 - Boonton Walmart - 9am - 2pm May 5 - 138 Lakeside Blvd in Roxbury - 9am - 2m May 6 - Turkey Brook Park in ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Effective immediately, all six vaccine mega sites are open for walk-in vaccinations. Residents, 16 and up can come to the mega sites between select times. See times and locations of the mega sites below: Atlantic County Megasite (Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals have devoted their time and more to those affected by the coronavirus. The same can be said of the nurses of the Denville Township School District. They include Jessica Seidel and Jennifer Sinha, of Valleyview Middle School; ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Seniors and adults with disabilities who live in Morris County are invited to pick up a wellness kit on April 12 during a county-sponsored COVID-19 wellness event. The wellness kit, available to seniors age 60 and older and people with disabilities, contains a reusable face ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- This month, Atlantic Health will be offering a four-part series titled "Behavioral Health Parenting Series." The series will be dedicated to providing parents with the tools and language to have meaningful, but difficult, conversations about life, and support their children ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Seniors and adults with disabilities who live in Morris County are invited to pick up a wellness kit on April 12 during a county-sponsored COVID-19 wellness event. The wellness kit, available to seniors aged 60 and older and people with disabilities, contains a reusable face ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Services of the HOPE ONE van will be available at the Denville train station on March 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The schedule for the van is as follows: March 15 - at Denville Train Station from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 17 - at the Morristown Court House from 9 a.m. - 2 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- With youth e-cigarette use now at epidemic proportions, and teen vaping on the rise in New Jersey, Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) has partnered with Truth Initiative to offer its This is Quitting quit vaping text message program to New Jersey’s teens and young adults.

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DENVILLE, NJ -- With big snow storms comes a risk of death by shoveling. Nationwide, snow shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year, according to the National Safety Council, America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate focused on eliminating the leading ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Northern New Jersey Kids Safe Community is offering free car seat inspections at six sites throughout Morris, Essex and Warren counties. According to the organization, four out of five car seats are misused. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -- The HOPE ONE van will be stationed at the Morris Plains Train Station on Jan 11 form 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The train station is located at Speedwell Avenue and US 202 in Morris Plains. The HOPE ONE vehicle, previously used in police tactical operations, is now a mobile recovery ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — It’s probably safe to say that Dr. Andrea Spaeth has lost sleep over how others are sleeping. Call it an occupational hazard that comes with being the director of the Rutgers Sleep Lab. When a study revealing that people haven’t been getting their Zzzs during the COVID-19 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, welcomed its first baby of 2021 at 12:36am. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino, weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces and is 20.5 inches long. Blake joins parents Nicole Barbour and Jason Sabino of Hackettstown. For ...

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WARREN, NJ — GSK Consumer Healthcare recalled about 433,600 units of Excedrin products on Dec 23 because some bottles containing the over-the-counter drug may have a hole in the bottom. The five products include Excedrin Migraine Caplets, Excedrin Migraine Geltabs, Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – First Lady Tammy Murphy is scheduled to tour Atlantic Health System Morristown Medical Center's Frontline Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Thursday afternoon.  Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health State Commissioner Judy Persichilli will visit Robert Wood ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Flu shots will be offered to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities through a partnership between Atlantic Health System and Morris County's Office on Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming.  There will be no cost for qualified recipients; however, supplies are ...

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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. Edward Lifshitz, medical director at the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), said on Mon Nov 30 that among other COVID-19 health protocols, this year children should not be permitted ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Infusion Center at Morristown Medical Center last week as the hospital undergoes the first phase of expansion at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. The new Infusion Center provides intravenous (IV) ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Dr. Arthur Sheppell’s medical practice in Denville and Fellowship Senior Living’s Medical Group have merged to develop one, specialized geriatrics program for older adults living at Fellowship Village and in communities within Morris and Somerset counties. For more than 30 years Dr.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Visiting hours at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is currently 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., announced hospital officials. Visitors will be required to have temperature checks and complete a symptom screening upon entering the facility, they said. Anyone who ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thur., Sept. 24, for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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NEW JERSEY – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus, it can make it difficult to differentiate between the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing on Mon., Sept. 14, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from Sept. 24-26, announced the New Jersey Department of Human Services. New Jerseyans can visit participating ...

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Approximately, 20,000 cases of Ronzoni Smart Taste Extra-Wide Noodle packages recalled due to a possible undeclared egg allergen, announced Rivianna Foods Inc. The company stated that the affected Ronzoni Smart Taste Extra-Wide Noodle packages do not declare the allergen “egg”, which is an ...

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Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken and Quail is being voluntarily recalled due to possible contamination, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. The recall is due to the possible contamination with Salmonella, they announced. The contamination was noted after a sample of ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the Walmart stores in New Jersey, you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.   The 4e Brands North America recently announced a voluntary recall of ...

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