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Health & Wellness

June 29, 2022

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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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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FAIR LAWN, NJ - “Mental health is essential to everyone's overall health and well-being. Mental illnesses are real and are prevalent in our nation,” said Mayor Kurt Peluso. The Borough Council recognized May as Mental Health Month and June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Police Department is reminding residents "mental health matters." "If you or a loved one needs help, do not hesitate to reach out. Services are available to Bergen County residents through: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Bergen: 800-273-TALK or ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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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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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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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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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, announced Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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While today's weather is reminding us here in Fair Lawn and Glen Rock that winter is trying to hang on, it is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season with the semi-annual time change. Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. on Sunday, so don't forget to turn your ...

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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 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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WEST ORANGE, NJ —RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and Kayal Orthopaedic Center have announced a partnership focused on improving patient access and quality for orthopaedic care. “Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers enhanced access to innovative, world-class orthopaedic care for residents in northern New ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration.  According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough has suspended senior activities through Tuesday, February 1, according to borough health officials. "Given the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, the Borough of Glen Rock will be temporarily suspending Senior Activities ...through ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy says the in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on January 11, will continue.  He also is asking the state legislature to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers.  That comes as the State Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark resident Bernard China, 58, is taking time this holiday season to reflect on the gift of life as he celebrates the one-year anniversary of the life-saving heart transplant he received at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “This Christmas was extra special for me as I was able ...

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - The Valley Hospital released a statement Wednesday evening urging the public to seek Covid-19 testing at locations other than the Emergency Department, including Valley Health provider offices. This statement follows similar ones from New Jersey’s hospitals which have seen an ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 11,889 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 48 additional deaths from the virus.  Five of the past six days have seen at least 10,000 new cases. The rate of transmission, which is an indication of whether the virus is shrinking or growing, has ...

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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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PARAMUS, NJ – Responding to the uptick of COVID-19 cases and the next surge of the virus, The County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center have expanded COVID-19 testing directly into North Jersey communities. "The combination of the chaos of the holidays and people ...

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NEW JERSEY - RWJBarnabas updated the visitor policy this week in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute care, Emergency ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S-2559) extending the requirement that health benefit plans reimburse health care providers for telehealth and telemedicine services at the same rate as in-person services, with limited exceptions. The extension will remain in effect until December ...

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