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Health & Wellness

June 30, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- More than 100 Hamiltonians of all ages and 30 health and social service organizations came together recently at the John O. Wilson Neighborhood Community Center  for the "Wellness is Winning" Community Resource Fair. The free, outdoor event will feature more than 30 health and ...

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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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HAMILTON, NJ --Hamilton Health Department Director Kathleen Fitzgerald, who called the agency "one of the best,” recently provided an annual report to the Hamilton Township Council. The Council reviewed the annual report in its capacity as the Township's Board of Health which focused largely on ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the midst of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) is pushing for federal legislation he has sponsored to bolster federal support for research on Alzheimer’s disease in the ongoing search for improved treatments and a potential ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates.  Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew ...

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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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ThARLINGTON, VA -- The City of Angels, a Mercer County-based non-profit that works with individuals struggling with drug addiction, was recently invited to a Family Summit held by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The summit focused on the national drug overdose epidemic and ways to ...

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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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BAYONNE, NJ - Standing in front of the Flournoy Gethers VFW in Bayonne, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez joined local officials and members of veterans groups to call on Congress to support the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- More than 70 senior citizens visited the Robbinsville Township Senior Center on Thursday afternoon to learn about services specifically for their age group and health care programs in the area. With 26 vendors located around the Center's outdoor Bocce Court, free health ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- With the coming weekend's forecast including rain and storms, The John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc. is postpoing it's first annual "Wellness is Winning" Family Resource Fair for area residents. The “Wellness is Winning” Resource Fair will now be held on Saturday, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- As families all across the country are facing an nfant formula shortage, the Hamilton Township Health Department offered some suggested resources and guidance.  The Health Department suggested that families should call their personal OB/GYN or pediatrician to see if they have ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- To help area residents find healthy ways to reduce and manage stress, the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc., in partnership with Professional Counseling and Development Center of Hamilton, is hosting a free educational workshop.  The “Surviving Stress: Tips, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ –  While the community continues to highlight May as Mental Health Month there is a new health care provider -- the Professional Counseling and Development Center, LLC -- that has opened as new location to provide comprehensive mental health care to the community.  Founded by ...

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PHILADELPHIA, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMVA) recently announced an agreement with the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) to provide an additional no-cost mental health care resource for active duty members, New Jersey National Guard members, Reservists, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Department of Agriculture has awarded the Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) with a grant to help fund their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) registration efforts for the school district's families. “HTSD is very thankful for this SNAP ...

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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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MERCER COUNTY, NJ-- Mercer County issued an emergency alert Wednesday evening after more than two dozen school children became seriously ill from a common lowfat milk that led to the recall of Guida's brand milk that is often provided in public school cafeterias. The New Jersey Department of ...

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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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HAMILTON, NJ -- The John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center is hosting a free Nurse Evaluation Clinic for local residents to check their blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels.  Cholesterol and blood glucose screening will be done through a finger stick. These tests and blood ...

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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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HAMILTON, NJ -- While cases of COVID-19 are on the decline and mask mandates are ending, the Hamilton Township Health Department is partnering with Olden Pharmacy to continue vaccinating residents and providing free N95 masks to keep the virus spread moving down.  Vaccines -- made by Pfizer, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – As violence against health care professionals continues to grow, state lawmakers proposing increased protections for healthcare workers. The "Health Care Heroes Violence Prevention Act" would help protect these employees by increasing penalties for those convicted of threats or ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Phil Murphy's state COVID briefings will end in March, the Governor announced on Wednesday. "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 transition from a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Capital Health could have done more to protect a former employee from being subjected to racial slurs while at work, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights has said. In its finding of probable cause the division reported on the local health care provider's alleged failure to ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried announced on Monday that he has joined the "Mayor’s Alliance to End Childhood Hunger." Launched in 2022, the national alliance is a non-partisan coalition working in partnership with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign. Members ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin is recommitting the community to living a healthy lifestyle through the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) Annual Pledge of Participation in honor of Wear Red for Heart Health Day The Mayor formed the Hamilton Township Mayor’s Wellness Campaign ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Sarah Seabolt had that nagging feeling that something wasn't quite right with her husband Glen's health when she insisted on further testing for a swollen gland.  Her insistence that a biopsy be taken on a lump on his neck led to Glen's diagnosis that he had an extremely rare ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- While the surge of the COVID-19 omicron variant has begun to wane, Mercer County is still pushing ahead to provide vaccines and testing for residents in order to keep driving down the spread of the virus. Mercer County has set the February for vaccine clinics will take place ...

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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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