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Health & Wellness

June 21, 2022

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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Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen has been recalled due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements, announced Aurohealth. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, according to the Consumer Product ...

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SnoreStop NasoSpray has been voluntarily recalled due possible microbial contamination, announced Green Pharmaceuticals Inc. The FDA, after product testing, found microbial contamination identifed as Providencia rettgeri. This microorganism is rarely associated with human illness; however, in ...

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Allergy Bee Gone for Kids Nasal Swab Remedy has been recalled due to potential microbial contamination, announced Nuzzagogo Inc.  FDA testing found some product to contain elevated levels of yeast & mold and may contain the bacteria Bacillus cereus. The recalled product is lot ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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BIBS Baby Bottles are being recalled due to a burn hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles manufactured by BIBS Denmark made the announcement on May 5, 2022.  According to the recall, hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle ...

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Suave 24-Hour Aerosol Antiperspirants have been recalled by Unilever United States of Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey, announced the FDA.  The recall was initiated after an internal review showed 'slightly elevated' levels of Benzene in some sample products.  Consumers should stop using and ...

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HANOVER, NJ - The NJ Coalition for Education & Positive Choices is holding a Suicide Prevention Seminar tonight and on March 31st. Dates: Thursday, March 24 (Adults & Parents) and Thursday, March 31 (Teens) Time: 7pm Location:  Abundant Life Whippany 43 South Jefferson Road, ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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Diana was a teenager like every other, starstruck with dreams and ambitions, and was working hard to bring them to reality; however, when the COVID-19 global pandemic struck, it abruptly halted so many of the norms that she had taken for granted. Diana began to spiral with her grades, sleeping ...

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Children may feel confused and scared over the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Such feelings are normal but providing support and the right kind of information can help our children to feel more secure. According to Christopher Lynch, PhD, psychologist and director of Pediatric Behavioral ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season.  The temperatures start to rise, birds begin to chirp, leaves start to bloom and we turn our clocks forward. Moving into the spring season is always initiated by the tradition of turning our clocks ...

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UNITED STATES — Fitbit is recalling its Ionic Smartwatch due to the potential for the lithium-ion battery to overheat, thus posing a burn hazard, the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Sales of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch total around one million across the country. The fitness ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County, in partnership with Atlantic Health will hold six COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinics around the county. There is a clinic this week in Harding:   Harding; March 1 This clinic will take place at the Harding Township Municipal Building, Courtroom, 21 Blue ...

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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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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. As a result ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County, in partnership with Atlantic Health will hold six COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinics around the county. The clinics will take place in the following towns: Denville; Feb. 7 This clinic will take place at the Denville Township Municipal Building, 1 Saint ...

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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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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission has fallen again. That's the number that measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. Here's how the number is trending lower over the past four ...

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(Madison, NJ) – January 7, 2022 – The Madison Area YMCA announces our Winter Session beginning on Monday, January 31, including brand new and refreshed classes for all ages to kick off the new year. Priority Registration for members opens on Monday, January 10 at 9AM. Open (non-member) registration ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - East Hanover has 247 new COVID cases since last week, which was the last week of 2021, according to the East Hanover Health Department. Since the onset of the pandemic the Township has had 1,912 confirmed cases with 32 local fatalities. Mayor Joe Pannullo is weighing in on the ...

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NEW JERSEY —  Covid-19 whiplash is in full swing. Should you wear a double mask on a beach by yourself or go unmasked to a big party and dance the night away? Such is the irony of living in a Covid-19 world. In New Jersey, a rash of mostly urban schools are now planning to go remote again while ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In response to COVID-19 outbreak and increased testing demands, East Orange will serve as Federal Testing Site serving all New Jersey residents January 1-January 12.  In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and a surge in access to testing, Mayor Ted R. Green, the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic.  The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ-- With record-breaking numbers of positive cases of COVID-19 reported across New Jersey, people may be wondering what they need to do if they test positive right now.  TAPinto spoke with Township of Bloomfield Heath Officer, Mike Fitzpatrick, for some advice on when to quarantine ...

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A voluntary product recall was initiated for aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences and Waterless due to the detection of Benzene in some products. This recall is in addition to previously discontinued a aerosol dry ...

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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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NEW JERSEY- Another variant of the Conrona-19 virus called the Omicron variant was detected in people in South Africa and others who had recently traveled from the country. Although,” The U.S. hasn't detected any cases of the new variant yet,” Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute ...

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NEWARK, NJ  – The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) now allows New Jersey nurses who meet certain requirements to obtain a single license to practice in every state that participates in the program, announced Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs. The NLC is an ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Area YMCA and the American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive at the YMCA’s Family Center at 111 Kings Road, Madison, on November 26 from 1:30pm to 6 p.m. There is an urgent need for blood donations.  To maintain proper social distancing, donations are by ...

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