Health & Wellness

June 10, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - More than 100 hospital personnel including administrators, surgeons, doctors, and nurses, convened in the entrance foyer of St. Joseph's Wayne Medical to debut a new member of their team Wednesday. However, the star of the show was not any of the highly experienced medical professionals ...

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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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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County. Ozone levels are forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed Khairullah announced that the Prospect Park COVID-19 vaccine clinics, being offered as part of a partnership with CureMed Pharmacy, will have free pizza and ice cream available for those who get their shot. "Get vaccinated and get pizza and ice cream... you ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - As coronavirus vaccine distribution becomes more readily available to New Jerseyans, Hawthorne residents seek out local pharmacies in order to obtain their first or second vaccination shots. Walgreens pharmacy at 325 Lafayette Avenue is currently the only pharmacy in Hawthorne ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The borough of Prospect Park has partnered with CureMed Pharmacy to host three free vaccine clinics for those who want a COVID-19 inoculation, Mayor Mohamed Khairullah announced.  The clinics are open to Prospect Park residents as well as those from out of town.  There is no ...

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Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The History of Older Americans month started when President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Services in 1963 met to address the growing concerns of American ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Two-hundred-and-seventy-seven pairs of shoes lined the pathway of Dowling Gardens Saturday morning, each belonging to a young adult, aged 10 to 24, who lost all hope and ended their lives by suicide over a three-year period.  The Attitudes in Reverse “In Their Shoes” exhibit ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - A blood drive will be held on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center found at 131 Wagaraw Road in Hawthorne.  The blood drive is being run by the Youth Auxiliary of the center to help meet the needs of the medical community during the ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Tuesday evening, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., the borough of Hawthorne held its free rabies clinic for the residents.  This time, the clinic was at the parking lot of the Municipal Swimming Pool, found at the corner of Wagaraw Road and May Street.  In the past, the ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Borough of Hawthorne is hosting a free drive-through rabies clinic for residents on Tuesday, May 11.  The clinic will be held at the Municipal Pool parking lot found at the corner of Wagaraw Road and May Street and will be held between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. For the purposes of ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Outside the Hawthorne Volunteer Ambulance Corps building on Friday morning, Mayor Richard Goldberg, members of the council, DPW, administration, and Hawthorne Stigma Free assembled to raise the Mental Health Awareness flag.  It is the first flag to be flown on the borough's new ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - At the Wednesday, May 5, meeting of the mayor and council of Hawthorne, Mayor Goldberg read a proclamation during his administrative address.  He declared that May is Mental Health Month in Hawthorne and presented a proclamation which was signed by the members of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Hawthorne Mayor Richard ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Commissioner Bridget Arrick held a Mental Health Month Kick-Off Celebration at the Prospect Park Municipal Center on Saturday afternoon. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Arrick, along with Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah and multiple partners, shared with attendees the ...

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NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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NEW JERSEY - 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 report on the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County officials have announced joint effort with St. Joseph's University Medical Center, in partnership with FEMA, to administer COVID-19 vaccines to currently under vaccinated populations, specifically in Passaic City, Paterson and Prospect Park.  Prospect Park residents ...

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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 April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported ...

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TRENTON, NJ - There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Dr. Syed Husain, an infectious disease specialist at St. Francis Medical Center. “Our infectious disease team has received many questions about the vaccine, asking us what is true and what is ...

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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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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New Jersey is underway, but certainly has its challenges, as residents and employees across the state are spending countless hours attempting to secure appointments for themselves or others in need. According to the New Jersey COVID-19 Information ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano updated council members on the township’s distribution of the COVID vaccine, calling it “impressive.” He also said that given the low number of vaccine doses Wayne is receiving from the state, “It would take two years” ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - In a first of its kind event, the borough of Prospect Park conducted a town-wide PPE distribution event to combat the spread of COVID-19 on Friday afternoon. It was funded using CARES Act money.  The event was originally slated to take place on Monday, February 1, until reports ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The recent blizzard blanketed New Jersey with over two feet of snow in some parts of the state.  As snow amounts start to inch up, so does the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Carbon Monoxide, known as the "silent killer," is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. It gets ...

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