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Health & Wellness

February 4, 2022

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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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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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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MERCER COUNTY, NJ  -- The Mercer County and local health departments ares still in the fight to vaccinate and boost area residents and the high rate of area COVID-19 cases remain high.  On Friday, the State Department of Health said 33,459 new cases were reported - the tenth-straight day over ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Health insurance providers must pay the same fee for telehealth and telemedicine services as those for in-person care under a new law recently signed by Governor Phil Murphy. The law extends similar measures that were put in place during the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic for the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Governor Phil Murphy's office announced on Sunday afternoon that earlier in the day First Lady Tammy Murphy tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. While Mrs. Murphy is said to be "asymptomatic," the Governor and First Lady tested themselves due to a recent ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ  -- Mercer County officials announced on Wednesday that numerous vaccine clinics are being added as the state reports that one-day positive cases reached a high of 20,483 new COVID-19 cases with the number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 - one of the highest ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy, who participated in a virtual meeting with President Biden and the White House COVID-19 Response Team on Monday, announced that a federal COVID-19 testing site will be coming to New Jersey. In Mercer County, for instance, the county-run test site at the CURE ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Don't let COVID-19 ruin your plans to ring in the New Year by getting your vaccine or boosters at a clinic in Mercer County this week. The County also is providing testing for those who may experience symptoms or need a test.  Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey's largest healthcare system has updated their visitor policy 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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- There is still time to get a COVID-19 vaccine before spending the Christmas holiday or New Year's with friends and families at vaccine clinics held by the Hamilton Township Healthy Department.  Walk-ins are welcome at the clinics that are providing vaccines -- first, second or ...

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TRENTON, NJ  -- On Wednesday, New Jersey is marking one year since the first COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in the state through Booster NJ Day to encourage residents to get their shot. According to health officials, cases and hospitalizations have risen since the Thanksgiving holiday.  ...

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NEW JERSEY- Despite what appears to be an uptick in COVID positive cases in New Jersey schools, and while affirming that he never takes anything off the table, Governor Phil Murphy said on Wednesday that "there are no plans as we sit here today to mandate vaccines in our kids". There are plans, ...

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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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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- To commemorate 50 years providing health care to the Hamilton and greater Mercer County community, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently held a procession ceremony to mark the milestone anniversary.  The ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 vaccines now approved for children as young as five years old and all adults, plus booster shots for adults as medically recommended, clinics are available almost daily in the areas.  These vaccine clinics are held through the efforts of the Hamilton Township Health ...

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All lots of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spay products, with an expiration date through September 2023, have been recalled, Proctor & Gamble has announced. The products were recalled due the presence of Benzene. The recalled ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization granted by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Simon Li, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Following the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in support of the COVID-19 vaccine for children between age 5 and 11, several vaccine clinics have been scheduled in local schools specifically to provide these shots.  The New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy lent his support to Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes and national public employee leader, Lee Saunders, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) who received his COVID-19 booster shot at the Henry J. Austin Health ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — Speaking to members of the Robbinsville-Hamilton Rotary Club on Friday morning, as well as high school students from Hamilton and Robbinsville who also attended the breakfast, the mastermind behind Team85, former pro-footballer Kevin Johnson, explained how “hard work, dedication and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- County and local health departments continue to provide easy access to initial COVID-19 vaccines as well as booster shots to individuals in recommended groups almost any day of the week. The Hamilton Township Health Department will be holding several vaccine ...

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WHIPPANY, N.J.-- All unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products are being voluntarily recalled due to the presence of benzene in some product samples, Bayer, the product's manufacturer has announced.   All products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV or NAA and distributed ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- A recently identified manufacturing issue may lead to false positive results with certain lots of the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test, federal officials from the FDA announced in a safety communication.  A “false positive” is a test result that says a person has the virus when they do ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- With the traditional flu season coming soon, the Hamilton Township Division of Health recently announced their upcoming schedule of flu vaccine clinics. These events are separate from clinics that offer the COVID-19 vaccines.  The health department will host public flu health ...

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Coppertone® has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of specific lots of aerosol sunscreens due to the presence of Benzene, a human carcinogen, announced the FDA. The recall includes the Pure & Simple SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch), Sport Mineral SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch) and Travel-Size ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township officials announced on Wednesday that the local division of health is working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to investigate four cases of Legionnaires’ disease that were reported in locally between May and August 2021. A separate case was ...

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