Health & Wellness

September 23, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since New Jersey shut down in an effort to stave off the spread of COVID-19 this past March, East Brunswick has been involved in the full experience of the pandemic. As the township moves into a predicted second wave of virus transmission this fall/winter, it is time to review ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson recently announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey next week from September 24th through ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a blood and platelet drive at the Brunswick Square Mall on Thursday, September 17 from noon to 6:00 pm to address the need for blood services during the COVID-19 pandemic. All donors will receive a tee shirt and be ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — There were 34 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed this weekend in Middlesex County, according to the Middlesex County Department of Health. East Brunswick had four new confirmed coronavirus case on Sunday, and South Brunswick was reported to have three additional cases of the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As New Jersey drifts into flu season, many residents will once again decide whether to get their flu shots; where to get them; and if a flu shot has any preventative impact on COVID-19.  The differences between the two viruses affect not only the mortality rate and symptom ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental health and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - With several pool related deaths this summer including three members of the same family, the East Brunswick Police Department is putting out a video to all residents to educate them on pool safety protocols that may save lives. The EBPD is hoping all residents take a few ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (RCINJ) team up this August for two informative programs on cancer. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both programs will be held online.   The first, ...

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SAN ANTONIO, TX-- 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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Three drowning incidents so far in East Brunswick that have claimed five lives -- including those of three children -- have put the spotlight on the importance of swim safety. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 through 4, and new data ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Calling it a nonpartisan issue that would not involve taxpayer dollars, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen responded to charges from a local radio station that there was anything political or wasteful about his desire to offer free swim lessons to township residents. Spurred by ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, CRANBURY, SOUTH RIVER, SPOTSWOOD, MILLTOWN, HELMETTA, NJ - Here are the most recent COVID-19 statistics for our local TAPinto towns as of Sunday, June 28, 2020: * There are 16,836 current positive cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County, with ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hello Everyone, after a long absence, I am back. Life offers us a lot of twists and turns, and we must navigate through it with a fine precision sense of wisdom to be able to survive to see another day.  As we transverse through the day, we also must have a strong ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health, New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), and The City of New Brunswick – Middlesex County is investing $25 million in the new Cancer Pavilion project, which when completed, will be the ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, SOUTH RIVER, SPOTSWOOD, MILLTOWN, HELMETTA, NJ - Here are the most recent COVID-19 statistics for our local TAPinto towns as of Sunday, May 3, 2020: * There are 12,356 current positive cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County, with 614 deaths. *Yesterday alone, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County’s Department of Public Safety & Health and Office of Health Services, in collaboration with the City of New Brunswick and the City of New Brunswick Public School System, will open a by-appointment-only walk-up COVID-19 testing site at the A.C. Redshaw ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey has exceeded 100,000, with COVID-19 related deaths in Middlesex County increasing to 381 by April 24.   The death toll in the United States has topped 50,000. The death count in New Jersey is now 5,617, up from 5,368 on Thursday, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- New Jersey, New York, and many states across the nation have had stay-at-home and social distancing orders in place since mid-March, and yet, there is still a significant subset of people not following those rules.  Though the good news is that the curve seems to be ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has confirmed today that there are 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 here in East Brunswick.  Here is a list of today's statistics that might shed some light on the current situation here in New Jersey, Middlesex County, and East Brunswick. *According to the ...

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On Super Bowl Sunday, Judy Persichilli was on an emergency call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It was just before the kickoff when I learned that the next day, Feb. 3, we could expect 350 travelers who had passed through China to land at Newark Liberty International ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski reminded residents today the sports facilities of the East Brunswick Public Schools remain closed during the pandemic emergency.  This closure includes playing fields and outdoor equipment on school grounds. "I know better than anyone that ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Middlesex County in partnership with RUCDR Infinite Biologics (RUCDR), RWJBarnabas Health, and Accurate Diagnostic Labs (ADL), are on the forefront of innovation in the fight against COVID-19, offering for the first-time a saliva-based test to the community on a mass scale.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - They are frustrated, sad, exhausted. But most of all, they’re afraid. They put on the masks, slip on the gloves. They know that it might not be enough. Yet as COVID-19 cases steadily rise, essential workers continue to put themselves on the front line, just as they have always ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- East Brunswick resident Simon Chu, owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies on Route 18, secured a donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the East Brunswick Police Department and first responders yesterday.   Ten boxes were donated to Mayor Brad Cohen's office ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen has issued a call for information today.  He has requested that doctors local to the East Brunswick area contact Rick Perrine, the township's Recreation Coordinator, at rperrine@eastbrunswick.org to let the township know if you are offering ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Using charts that graphically show how social distancing can significantly slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today continued to vociferously urge New Jerseyans to follow his Executive Orders, saying, that Garden Staters "have always lived our lives punching above our ...

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EDISON, NJ – Middlesex County officials, in partnership with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, will open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on Wednesday, April 1 at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Kilmer Vehicle Inspection Center, 33 Kilmer Road, Edison. The site will be open 3 days a ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County Health Department has notified the South Brunswick Township of three new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total amount of residents who have tested positive to 13. According to a press release from the Office of Emergency Management, the residents ...

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ASBURY PARK/SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ - John Moor, the Mayor of Asbury Park has closed the boardwalk today due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infection.  There will still be several points of open access to the beach, but the boardwalk will not be open for walking or congregating.  Earlier ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – All 79 patients of the St. Joseph’s Senior Home, in Woodbridge, were safely moved to CareOne in Whippany, Morris County on Wednesday, March 25, thanks to the collaboration of Middlesex County, Woodbridge Township, and the State of New Jersey.   The New Jersey Department of ...

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