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Health & Wellness

August 11, 2022

ELIZABETH, NJ - In an effort to make improvements to the lives of New Jersey residents, the New Jersey Reentry Commission (NJRC) is giving Elizabeth residents the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.  With programs designed for immigrants, those who struggle with addiction and the previously ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Union County, there are 24 cases as of Monday morning.  County by county, there are 73 cases in ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth Housing Authority and the Elizabethport Community Center are teaming up for a new program for older adults in the area.  The WISE Program is a wellness and prevention program designed to celebrate healthy aging. Topics of the program include making healthy lifestyle ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As blood donations are down throughout the state, Trinitas Regional Medical Center will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 28.  According to Trinitas, blood donations have been low due to the COVID-19 pandemic and donations across the state are down 25% compared to last ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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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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In 1994, National Men's Health Week was first established in the United States. Now every June our country celebrates National Men's Health Month to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage education and early detection of disease and illness among men and boys. Studies have found ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The City of Elizabeth will be hosting a Wellness Fair on June 25. The event will be located at Hanratty Baseball Field at 914 East Westfield Avenue.  Attendees of the event can enjoy music, games and raffles. COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will also be provided on site. Lead ...

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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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Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company. It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor Bollwage, City of Elizabeth, Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Public Health are teaming up for events this coming week for Public Health Week. The theme of these events is “Public Health is Where You Are.” from April 4 to April 9, the city will be hosting ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - During Wednesday's COVID briefing, Governor Murphy announced that the state COVID briefings will end in March. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity and Trinitas Regional Medical Center, are teaming up to host a Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. Entitled “Healthy Heart + Healthy Brain – Healthier You,” the program will focus on strategies to improve our heart and brain ...

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Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center is now a member of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health system in the state of New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health welcomed the Elizabeth, New Jersey-based hospital into its network of healthcare facilities after a thoughtful and deliberate ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health confirms 12,538 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, December 26.  During the past four days, 60,276 confirmed coronavirus cases were reported.  Sunday Dec. 26. 12,538 Sat. Dec 25. 16,626 Fri. Dec. 24 15,630 Thur. Dec. 23 15,482 Starting today, ...

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

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Baking during the holiday season a great way to spend time with family. However, the CDC says not taste or eat unbaked cookie dough or batter before it's fully baked.  According to health officials, you can get sick after eating or tasting raw (unbaked) dough or batter. Raw eggs are another ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - 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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — November is Runaway Prevention Month, a campaign designed to shine a light on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the resources that are available.  Elizabeth-based Community Access Unlimited (CAU) and other youth providers help these young people from missing ...

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TRENTON, NJ—Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday at a pandemic media briefing that 9,000 New Jersey children between the ages of five and 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Murphy explained, “When I look back on our announcement over the summer that our schools ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP of Trinitas Regional Medical Center was recently named the nation’s EMS Physician of the Year for his commitment to the health and well-being of the City of Elizabeth, as the Medical Director for the City of Elizabeth Police, Fire and EMS. Each ...

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