Health & Wellness

September 28, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township, in conjunction with the West Windsor Department of Health that serves the community, is holding a flu shot clinic for senior citizen residents.  The flu clinic is being held in partnership with Wegman's Pharmacy to offer vaccines for the 2020 flu ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township officials announced Friday that a potential cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases has been discovered within the community. The cluster under investigation by the Division of Health, in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), includes four ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.  There have been more than ...

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LAWRENCE, NJ -- Mercer County firs responders recently were tested for the COVID-19 antibodies.  Phlebotomists from Med Tech in Berlin, N.J., were on hand to draw blood samples from any Mercer County first responder who requested it through their Office of Emergency Management. More than 400 first ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In his weekly update on the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes reminded parents that help is available if their children are struggling with remote learning.  The webinar, hosted by Mental Health America entitled "Navigating Behavioral Challenges with Remote ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- It's about asking for help. That's the key piece of advice that City of Angels's founder Kevin Meara wants those struggling with substance abuse to know, particularly as many face their "demons" during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.    Meara spoke with TAPinto ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- With tens of thousands of people throughout the country losing their lives every year to drug overdoses, Governor Phil Murphy officially designated August 31 as ‘Overdose Awareness Day’ in New Jersey, an effort to help more residents understand the prevalence of overdoses throughout ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Recently, central New Jersey officials reminded residents that there is help available for children and young adults struggling to cope with the "new normal" of living through restrictions of the ongoing pandemic.  Resources are available through Youth.Gov that provides guidance ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  The Mercer County Office on Aging in conjunction with the Aging and Disability Resource Connection is drafting its Annual Area Plan that "addresses the needs of older adults and ensures that service needs identified in the plan are provided." But first, the federally ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The House of Representative recently approved an uptick in Lyme disease research funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) recently announced.   Smith said the increased funding, which passed July 30 is “good news” for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County is partnering with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family & Community Health Sciences to bring focus to a variety of topics related to food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles with free "Wellness Wednesdays" webinars.  The webinars take place ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- To help Hamiltonians stay out of the extreme heat expected to continue, Hamilton Township Senior Center will be a cooling station on Tuesday for residents who may not have access to air-cooled homes.  The cooling center at the Senior Center located at 409 Cypress Lane between 10 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The diligent work of the public to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Hamilton Township is paying off.   On Wednesday, Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced that July 15 is the first day that there are no new reported cases of coronavirus in the town.   This comes ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --   The coronavirus pandemic has caused another community cancellation.   The Robbinsville Farmer's Market recently announced that they "have come to a tough decision" to not open for the 2020 season.  The Farmer's Market traditionally is held weekly in the summer on Tuesdays.  ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex) to expand access to insurance-covered COVID-19 testing passed the General Assembly unanimously Monday.   Under the measure, Assembly Bill 4012, licensed pharmacists would be able to order and administer ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – It’s not the reunion that ever could have been imagined for Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Nursing Professor Lisa Dunn and five of her former students. Teacher and pupils alike are now working side-by-side, as colleagues and peers, in the Intensive Care Unit of Robert Wood ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  With extensive contract tracing happening throughout New Jersey to improve the public health response to COVD-10 (coronavirus), there also comes public concern about privacy of personal information gathered. The Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology and Assembly Community ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- When the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic first began and shelter-in-place orders for New Jerseyans were put in place, calls to Mercer County's Womanspace center for domestic and sexual violence were flat or down. It was worrisome to Womanspace's executive director Patricia Hart ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County announced on Tuesday that experts from Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family and Community Health Sciences will be presenting free “Wellness Wednesdays” webinars focusing on a variety of topics related to food, nutrition and healthy ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Mercer County officials announced on Wednesday that COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing is now available for residents who may not be experiencing symptoms but believe they may have been exposed to the virus.  The expanded access to testing is open to any County resident age 18 or ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  As residents continue to adjust to the "new normal" during the current social and economic challenges, the Mercer County Division of Mental Health has reminded residents that they can "expect to have a lot of mixed feelings."    In a Wednesday message to Mercer County ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township and the Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) announced a partnership with SERVPRO of Bordentown/Pemberton Thursday that will provide a complimentary sanitizing for first responders. The sanitization services will be provided free-of-charge to sanitize vehicles ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Sunday that surgical masks are now available for local residents aged 60 years or older.  In conjunction with the Hamilton Township Council, the free surgical masks will be available through the Senior Center.   The Centers for ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  To show the community's admiration for healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Hamilton Township’s Mayor Jeff Martin and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Freeman have teamed up to ...

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ROBBIINSVILLE, NJ --  Even as the rate of cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is slowing, Central Jersey Urgent Care and Robbinsville Township officials announced Monday that the testing site will remain open, but at a new location. The site has been relocated in order to be more accessible to ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --   He was enjoying his college spring semester studying abroad. Based out of London and traveling through Europe to cities that included Amsterdam, Budapest, Barcelona and Milan, it was supposed to be an experience of a lifetime. That's when COVID-19 (coronavirus) began to ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  As the world copes with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, and Shop Hamilton, a community-rooted small business association, have joined forces to bring optimism to the community by ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Just two days after announcing that the Robbinsville Township Office of Emergency Management was providing KN95 face masks available for local senior citizens, those masks have been fully distributed, municipal officials have said. Surgical masks that can provide an extra level ...

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ROBBIINSVILLE, NJ --  Robbinsville Township officials and Central Jersey Urgent Care have announced a partnership to provide local access to COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of the virus.  Dr. Chirag G. Patel and Dr. Markintosh Barthelemy, Central ...

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