Health & Wellness

July 31, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Diabetes Foundation (DF) announced a new program, the Bergen County Diabetes Initiative, in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (CPB), to support people in New Jersey living with diabetes, to have better health outcomes. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a ...

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All lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products have been voluntarily recalled, announced Johnson & Johnson. According to a company announcement, internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some product samples. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 15 at the Senior Center at 320 Boulevard. It is scheduled from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Masks are required unless individuals are fully vaccinated. Appointments only, so register in ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.  “Before the arrival of vaccines in ...

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Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, ...

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Vaccines to be Offered at Sandy Hook, Pier Village in Long Branch and Asbury Park Convention Hall MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — If you’re traveling to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, there will be three locations in Monmouth County where free coronavirus vaccines will be ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Borough of Wood-Ridge is offering a no-cost COVID-19 vaccine clinic to residents. The borough is partnering with Holy Name Medical Center to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to all people age 12 and over. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — K-12 schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the remainder of 2020-2021 academic year as all students will not be vaccinated yet, this according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance issued Sat. May 15.  In the latest update, the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The County of Bergen is teaming up with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center to host five regional mobile COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations for the month of May. The collaborative effort brings equitable vaccine access to communities across Bergen County. Tuesday, May 11 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — Bergen County residents age 55 years and older can now schedule COVID-19 vaccinations by phone for appointments at Bergen County’s Vaccination Center. The Center, which is jointly operated by the County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen County released the April dates for the drive-thru COVID-19 testing program at Bergen Community College in Paramus. All dates are weather permitting. The program offers COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Diagnostic PCR tests providing results in 48 hours tests on the following days ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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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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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights is assisting borough seniors in scheduling vaccine appointments at the county's site in the Meadowlands. According to Hasbrouck Heights Health Department Registrar Laura French, the Meadowlands Mega site will be issuing 200 vaccine appointments daily for ...

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Vaccines notwithstanding, health care experts expect major long-term consequences. Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will announce expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine today. Starting March 15, 2021, the following essential workers will be eligible: Pre-K to 12 educators and support staff Child care workers Transportation workers Additional public safety ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- Family doctors are a trusted gateway to the health care ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday reported that four of the state's six vaccine mega-sites were closed Thursday due to the winter storm, resulting in a slowdown in vaccinations. "Our vaccine numbers didn’t grow by as much as they otherwise would have," Gov. Murphy said. "As of ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – The County of Bergen in collaboration with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center announce February 2021 dates for drive-thru COVID-19 testing at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road. The program will now offer COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Diagnostic PCR tests providing results in 24-48 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- With the snow scheduled to taper off, here's some advice for people who don't own snowblowers and intend to start clearing their sidewalks and driveways of snow. Use an ergonomically correct shovel. Scoop and lift with your legs. Turn sideways without twisting your ...

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NEW JERSEY -  The six mega-vaccination sites in New Jersey;will be closed on Monday, February 1 due to the winter storm that is expected to hit New Jersey.  The six centers are: The Rockaway Townsquare in Rockaway The NJ Convention Center in Edison,  Rowan College  Atlantic City ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service is calling for freezing temperatures in the coming days. Residents are encouraged to recognize hypothermia and frostbite and take precautions during this freezing weather. Learn the ways to recognize Hypothermia and Frostbite from the ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ - Has information overload created confusion about where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine? Below is a summary (with links to more detailed information) where residents can register for an appointment to get vaccinated for COVID-19.  The Meadowlands mega vaccine site opened ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health held its annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, welcoming two members, and the appointment of officers for 2021.  President: Connie Doheney Vice-President:  Charlotte Sodora  Financial Secretary: Kitty Collins Health ...

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NEW JERSEY - According to information released by ShopRite's Wakfern Food Corporation on Monday, January 4, 39 ShopRite Pharmacies throughout the Garden State will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers. Participating ShopRite Pharmacies are distributing the vaccines in ...

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Doctors, nurses, paramedics and others who go back on active duty can help protect frontline workers against COVID-19 and give vaccination efforts a shot in the arm.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - The dates for drive-thru COVID-19 testing for January 2021 were announced by Bergen County Executive James Tedesco. The program, which is a partnership between County of Bergen and Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, will continue to be held at Bergen Community College in ...

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