Health & Wellness

April 11, 2020

PARSIPPANY, NJ - CareOne's culinary team, led by Eugene Charley, helped CareOne's staff unwind for a bit with some food and games.  The festivities provided a morale booster for the staff, which has been working to keep CareOne residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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EDISON, NJ - The Edison Office of Emergency Management on Friday organized a show of appreciation for the JFK Medical Center staff and employees. The event featured police and fire from Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, South Plainfield and Highland Park, some ambulances from Woodbridge and, also, ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified of additional residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. The cases are a forty-nine-year-old female, an eighty-four-year-old female, a ninety-two-year-old female and a thirty-four-year-old male. Each one is on home isolation. Edison ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified of two additional residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The cases are a thirty-two year old female and a thirty-one (31) year old female. Both have been placed on home isolation.   The State of New Jersey may ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified of three additional residents who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The three cases bring Edison Township’s total to eight. The cases are: Case number six is a thirty-four (34) year old female; Case number seven is a ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified that there has been two additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. One is a 51-year-old female who has been self-quarantined and the other is a 26-year-old female. No further information is available at this time. The Township will share updates as ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified that a 72-year-old female resident has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).  According to a release issued by Township of Edison Emergency Management Coordinator Andrew Toth, she is self-quarantined in her residence and is the spouse of the ...

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EDISON, NJ - The Township of Edison has been informed that a 53-year-old male living in Edison has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a release issued by Deputy Chief Andrew Toth, Coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management for the Township. "We have been informed ...

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EDISON, NJ - Edison Township has been notified that a 74-year-old township male resident is a presumptive positive case for Coronavirus (COVID-19). A prepared statement from the Township states, "We have been informed that he had recently returned from a cruise. His wife, who also traveled with ...

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EDISON, NJ - Postal employees at the Postal Service’s Kilmer Facility in Edison participated in the February 7 National Wear Red Day campaign. Employees throughout the postal facility sported red dresses, sweaters, jackets, blouses, and ties to raise awareness and bring greater attention to heart ...

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The annual open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance plans ends on December 15th. Individuals who need health insurance coverage can sign up by going to www.healthcare.gov, and filling out the requisite information.  New Jersey residents with low income can get ...

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Edison, NJ - The Edison Department of Health will be conducting a free rabies vaccination clinic from 10:00 am until noon on Saturday, October 5.  The clinic will take place at the Edison Municipal Complex, located at 100 Municipal Blvd. The clinic is sponsored by the Edison Department of Health ...

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Edison, NJ – The Huntington’s Disease Society of America will be hosting its 2019 Team Hope Walk New Jersey at Roosevelt Park in Edison on September 29 from 9 a.m to 10:30 a.m. “Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the ...

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Edison, NJ -  Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued a statement in response to the increase of vaping-related deaths and illnesses after Kansas health officials announced last week the latest death associated with an outbreak of serious lung disease related to vaping or using ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison Public Library will be hosting a seminar titled “Fall Prevention” at the Clara Barton Branch Library on September 6, from 2p.m. to 3p.m. “One of the greatest risks within the senior population, both physically and financially, relates to a fall event,” said organizers.  ...

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Edison. NJ - The Edison Public Library will be partnering with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at Edison Main Library on September 4 from 12p.m to 5p.m.  “There is an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Please give now to ensure blood is available for patients facing ...

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EDISON, NJ - Staff at the Edison Animal Shelter are confident  families will quickly adopt one or both 8-week-old kittens abandoned in an onion bag outside a Whole Foods store in neighboring Metuchen.  “These two domestic short-hair, dilute-tortoiseshell kittens are cute, friendly and in good ...

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Edison, NJ – Baby-Friendly USA recently announced that Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center has received prestigious international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly birth facility.  “This designation is an important recognition of JFK Medical Center’s commitment to improving the ...

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Edison, NJ - The YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge & South Amboy recently announced the launch of “Healthy Weight & Your Child”, an evidence-based program for children carrying excess weight.  The program, which received a grant from Y-USA, is being offered at no charge said the YMCA.

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Edison, NJ – The Edison Public Library Foundation partnered with Horizon Blue Cross to host a seminar titled “Medicare 101” at the Edison Main Branch on Wednesday.  Bill Handerhan, from the Horizon Government Programs group led the seminar.  He discussed enrollment periods, plan selections, ...

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Edison, NJ –  Local authorities are advising residents of Heat Advisory in effect until 07:00 p.m. this evening.The National Weather Service  has issued a Heat Advisory,  based on heat index values that will reach approximately 100 due to temperatures in the lower 90s.   According to the ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison Police are seeking the owner of an abandoned or lost pit bull puppy that authorities say was so badly malnourished and dehydrated that it would not respond to treatment and was ultimately euthanized. In addition to being emaciated, veterinarians determined the pit bull puppy ...

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Edison, NJ  - Can being a woman increase your risk for stroke? Surprisingly, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the answer is yes.  Jawad F. Kirmani, M.D., vice chair of the Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center Neuroscience Institute, explains how stroke risk, ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison Public Library Foundation along with Saint Peter’s University Health Services hosted a seminar this week at the Edison Main Library aimed at educating residents on the dangers of sun damage to the skin and the importance of staying hydrated. “It’s summertime, people spend ...

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Edison, NJ - The JFK Medical Center Foundation will be hosting its 11th Annual Miles for Minds 5K and Fun Run/Walk at Roosevelt Park in Edison on July 28th at 9a.m. “Each year since 2008, the JFK Foundation has hosted the race to raise money for the Center for Brain Injuries and its patients,” ...

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Edison, NJ – The Edison Public Library Foundation will be hosting two seminars on the prevention, management and treatment of osteoporosis. “Strong Bones for a Lifetime” will be held at the North Edison Branch on June 17 at 7p.m.  and at the Edison Main Library on July 2 at 7p.m. This program ...

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Edison, NJ -  The 11th Annual Pancreatic Cancer 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services, will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 9 am at Roosevelt Park in Edison.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. “We have so many committed walkers, ...

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Edison, NJ - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be hosting its 2019 NAMI NJ Annual Meeting at the Pines Manor on June 15 from 11:00a.m to 3:00p.m. Mental health advocates from across New Jersey will celebrate the accomplishments of NAMI affiliates around the state.  Attendees ...

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Edison, NJ - The Edison Department of Health will be conducting an animal anti-rabies clinic from 10:00 am until 12 noon on Saturday, June 8.  The clinic will take place at the Edison Municipal Complex, located at 100 Municipal Blvd. All dogs must be leashed and accompanied by an adult. All cats ...

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