Health & Wellness

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Father John, Rozembajgier, pastor of Mary  Mother of God parish, with an assist from Father Alex Carles, has devised a novel approach to administering communion while being respectful of social distancing and parishioners' well-being. The pastor of Mary Mother of God Church ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,850 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 386 deaths. There are 329 cases in Hillsborough and 48 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 151,472 cases, an increase of 1,073 overnight, with 10,843 deaths reported, an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th)  has expressed serious concern that Gov. Phil Murphy’s delayed reopening of New Jersey is leading to unnecessary conflict between New Jersey law enforcement and state residents. “A number of local law enforcement agencies have reached out to me to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy has begun to return to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, with the number of COVID-19 patients dropping considerably over the past few weeks as mirrored at hospitals throughout the state - enough so that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, and their concessions partner HomePlate Catering & Hospitality, teamed up with Sysco Metro New York to provide the community with a pop-up shopping event at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 8th. From the 70 online orders placed, the Somerset Patriots ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said coronavirus hospitalizations continue trending downward at his daily press briefing Saturday, but long term care facilities numbers continue to tick upward, including the deaths of veterans in the state's veterans' facilities.    "New hospitalizations are down ...

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IHILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Inspired by the memory of Grover "Chip" Lazar, Team Kidney Beans will not let social distancing, or other COVID-19 restrictions get in their way of celebrating his life on Sunday by participating in the 10th annual NJ Sharing Network Virtual 5K. Lazar, who had lived in ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have introduced the Jersey Strong T-Shirt to showcase the message that we are all in this together and will come out stronger than ever. Each t-shirt is $25, with a portion of the sales benefiting the RWJ Barnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - They are the backbone of the health care system, and the lifeline between their patients and families, fueled by compassion and committed to providing comfort and care for their patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 600 nurses on the staff of Robert Wood ...

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TRENTON, NJ– Two new American Red Cross convalescent plasma collection sites will open in northern New Jersey May 11 for the collection of convalescent plasma in Fairfield and University Hospital in Newark. In late March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new initiative to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results. The new ...

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  Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Department of Agriculture. Although media reports have triggered panic over the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers engineer has created a mathematical model that accurately estimates the death toll linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and could be used around the world. “Based on data available on April 28, the model showed that the COVID-19 pandemic might be ...

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TRENTON, NJ - If Gov. Phil Murphy decides to re-open New Jersey schools for the last month of the academic year, it will be against the advice of a coalition of statewide education organizations.  Murphy said at his Saturday press briefing that he would announce his decision on ...

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METUCHEN, NJ – As the nation continues to battle the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop James F. Checchio, the spiritual leader of the Diocese of Metuchen, will turn to Mary, Mother of the Church in prayer on May 1, joining the U.S. and Canadian bishops all seeking her protection and ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ – Forecasts of inclement weather have canceled COVID-19 testing at Raritan Valley Community College scheduled for Friday, May 1.  Residents who had appointments on Friday will be switched to Tuesday, May 5. Next week, the testing site will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ...

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LANCASTER, Pa. – On what would have been Opening Day for the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, president Rick White assured fans that the ALPB intends to play ball in 2020.  The Atlantic League Championship Season remains officially postponed as ALPB and club officials ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy went online late this morning and tweeted that he has decided to allow all state and county parks and golf courses to re-open on May 2. Social distancing will continue to be mandated, according to his post. On April 21, the Somerset County Park Commission ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported a total of 2,909 coronavirus cases on Monday, with 230 COVID-19 related deaths. The NJ Department of Health reported 111,888 cases, with 6.044 COVID-19 related deaths.overnight, an increase of 106 since Sunday. There are 90 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - When the COVID-19 pandemic began its spread throughout New Jersey last month, the Somerset County Department of Health was prepped and ready to respond, perhaps more than others because it was "battle-tested.". Just 4 months before the first coronavirus cases were reported in ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs this week has taken more than 200 actions in response to complaints of retailers increasing prices, including essential items like food, hand sanitizer, and other products used to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according ...

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  TRENTON, NJ - On the same day Gov Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.” Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the operating room and beyond the classroom, acute care surgeon Dr. Joseph Hanna is one person who has made a difference Make that two - a second person who has chosen to make a difference - Chanyoung Oh, a 13-year-old 7th-grader in Montgomery. And a third - Somerville ...

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  HAMILTON, NJ – The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is leading New Jersey’s efforts to combat COVID-19 disinformation, rumors, and scams that may impact residents and businesses throughout the State. NJOHSP is collaborating with the New Jersey Office of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Some of the Garden State's most famous sons and daughters -- including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny DeVito, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tony Bennett, and Saquon Barkley -- are lending their support for the Jersey 4 Jersey fundraiser today at 7 p.m.

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