Health & Wellness

June 21, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Area senior citizens can get back to their indoor activities at the Robbinsville Township Senior Center. The Senior Center had been closed for 16 months during the coronavirus pandemic for the health and safety of its visitors.  The center officially reopened for indoor ...

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NEW JERSEY – The recent successful heart transplant surgery of TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former New Jerey high school standout and NFL tight end, Greg Olsen, is a testament to the strength of the organ transplant system in the United States, a spokesman for Science in Donation ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township announced that members of the COVID-19 Community Corps will be in the community to help provide information and resources related to the pandemic and particularly providing information about access to vaccines. The Community Corps is an expanded initiative put ...

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NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Almost all New Jerseyans ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Division of Health as well Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (RWJUH) will be holding several upcoming vaccine clinics to continue to provide COVID-19 shots to those who need them in the coming days. The Division of Health announced three ...

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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The products were ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Better Health Program, a no-fee specialty wellness program for members age 65 and up offered by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, recently received a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals to offer a free, personalized, 8-week group fitness program with a ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Senior Center has created a variety of health and wellness programs to get seniors moving and living a healthy lifestyle. The combination of fitness classes with strength training, yoga to center mind, plus pickleball and hoola hoop to get the heart ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to provide training for drug overdose antidote administration. The free training program will educate participants on overdose death prevention through the appropriate use of naloxone (also known as narcan) and ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The state Department of Health recently launched a new vaccine dashboard that includes percentages of adults in each municipality who have received their first doses of the vaccine as well as percentages of adults who are now fully vaccinated. According to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A new law will help handle the surge of mental health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing mental health graduates to receive an expedited license to temporarily practice in New Jersey. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex), will ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — With state health officials opening up the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12 to 15, the Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) is partnering with Olden Avenue Pharmacy to hold a vaccine clinic. On Monday, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded emergency ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Advancing efforts to vaccinate Mercer County residents against COVID-19, numerous locations throughout the area are holding walk-in clinics this week. While they vary in time and vaccine being administered, all are offered at no-cost to the public.  Below is a list of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- St. Francis Medical Center could become a part of Capital Health under a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) that was has been signed by the two Mercer County based healthcare providers.  The non-binding LOI is the first step towards evaluating and designing a framework that will ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Health Department, the West Windsor Health Department, which serves Robbinsville Township, and the Princeton Health Department are partnering together to hold mini-vaccine clinics for area residents. The clinics will be held through a ...

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NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- A free at-home nursing program is now available for Mercer County families to provide needed medical care for newborns and mothers after childbirth. The Family Connects program will be the first of its kind in New Jersey and builds on ongoing efforts to improve maternal and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, one of the state's leading specialists in bone and muscle health, formally welcomed patients to their new, expanded home in Hamilton Township last week. Mayor Jeff Martin was on-hand to officially open the location and praised the medical specialist for ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton's nurses have received nursing’s most prestigious honor – Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only eight percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved this distinction.  “We can officially say ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced on Friday that Mercer County will partner with Penn Medicine Princeton Health to provide a new venue for COVID-19 vaccinations. Beginning May 6, Princeton Health will manage the second of Mercer County’s fixed-base vaccination ...

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NEW JERSEY - It seems there is a day, week, or month for everything. Perhaps that’s driven by most human’s inherent need for celebration and joy, or, maybe it’s because in this fast-paced world we need reminders to stop and think about what really matters.  Even if that’s to enjoy a Margherita ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? Once county health department is advising New Jersey residents on how to obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Mercer County is halting the use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) coronavirus vaccine after the New Jersey Department of Health issued a directive to all vaccination sites. The decision comes on the same day as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities. The event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 20, will address facts, fears, and ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ - Three Mercer County Walmart Stores are now administering the COVID-19 vaccines for senior citizens.  In late February, Walmart and Sam’s Club were selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of their U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program as well as ...

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NEW JERSEY- A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- In an effort to bring students back for fully in-person instruction, the Mercer County Education Association (MCEA) is taking steps to ensure its members and their students are staying safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. MCEA, which represents educators and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey's Department of Health is working to help the State's senior citizen population get vaccinated by launching a dedication hotline to help them register for an appointment.   The Department has created a dedicated senior-specific COVID call center hotline -- ...

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