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Health & Wellness

September 30, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher Freer, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — People at high risk for monkeypox can register to get the vaccine at a county clinic to be established at Warinanco Sports Center starting next week, Union County announced. The vaccination clinic begins operating Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m., the county said in a ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — With heat index values projected between 95 and 104 degrees Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued both a heat advisory and an air quality alert for the region. The heat advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday, and the air quality alert remains ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A volunteer-driven mental health crisis call center is preparing for the rise in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is anticipated to come with the rollout of an easier-to-remember number for the hotline, 988. The new number goes live July 16. Caring Contact ...

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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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HILLSIDE, NJ — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is teaming up with Walmart for three health and wellness events in early May in New Jersey. The Hillside event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the First Baptist Church Food Pantry, located at 166 Hillside Ave.

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HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese gave the gift of life. She donated blood at a recent event hosted by the Hillside Recreation Center.  “Many people need blood while managing a health crisis or emergency,” she said. “Ensuring that my rare, O-negative blood is there to saves lives ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Hillside residents can experience a slight smell of chlorine in their water starting next week, as New Jersey American Water will be performing annual maintenance at the Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants.  As part of the routine maintenance, New Jersey ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Union County as the area awaits the arrival of a major weather system that is expected to bring significant snowfall and high winds to the region. The Winter Storm Warning will go into effect at 7 p.m.

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — County residents have an additional free county-run COVID-19 testing site available to them since a new location in Plainfield opened on Tuesday — one among a series a ways for people to get tested for the virus. The newest site, on Park Avenue, offers both rapid nasal tests ...

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SUMMIT, The Westfield Regional Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic for individuals 12-years-of-age and older on January 22 at Summit High School. Open to the public and accepting walk-ins, the clinic will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The clinic will offer Pfizer, ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Gov. Murphy says there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing weekly ...

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NEW JERSEY — The COVID-19 Rate of Transmission, the measurement of how much the virus is spreading, fell below 1.0 on Tuesday to 0.96.  A number below 1.0 means the outbreak is on the decline, with every infected person spreading COVID-19 to fewer than one additional person, on average. The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's Department of Health reported 14,048 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the second straight day the number of new statewide cases was under 15,000. The Rate of Transmission, which measures how much the virus is spreading, is at 1.09. On New Year's Day, it was 1.92. Anything ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 14,692 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday.  It's the third time in 2022 there have been fewer than 20,000 new cases in a day. The state reported 121 new deaths from COVID-19. 5,671 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19, a number that ...

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NEW JERSEY – New Jersey's Department of Health reported Friday that the COVID-19 Rate of Transmission has fallen again. That's the number that measures how much the COVID-19 virus is spreading. On Friday, it sits at 1.21. Here's how the number is trending lower over the past four ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health confirmed 20,338 new positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday.  New Jersey was under the 20,000 mark the past two days.  On Thursday, 117 new deaths were confirmed. The state's Rate of Transmission continues to fall, which means every person who tests ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health reported 21,483 additional cases of COVID-19 and 142 more deaths on Tuesday.  The state has been over 20,000 new cases daily every day for two weeks. The state's rate of transmission Tuesday is 1.41, down from 1.92 on New Year's Day.  Anything ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Union County Department of Human Services has issued a Code Blue due to predicted weather conditions.  Temperatures in Hillside are expected to get as low as 14 degrees during the night this week, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are expected to make the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.  The State Department of Health says 33,459 new cases were reported - the tenth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed.  5,621 people are in New Jersey hospital with ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health is confirming 27.404 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday - the ninth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, on Thursday, the Health Department said 106 more New Jerseyans died from the virus. The number of people with COVID-19 in hospitals around the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday - a pandemic-high.  58 new deaths were reported.   5,464 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19 - the highest number in more than a year and a half. State leaders say they were preparing ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy says the in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on January 11, will continue.  He also is asking the state legislature to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers.  That comes as the State Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy's office has confirmed that New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19.  The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic.  The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 8,831 new COVID-19 cases Monday, with 9 more deaths.  The number is roughly half of the 16,626 new cases reported on Christmas Day, which is a pandemic high. Day New Positive NJ Cases Monday, December 27   ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the fourth straight day, New Jersey is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases.  The State Department of Health confirms 16,626 new cases on Saturday, December 25.  The past three days have all seen more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. Saturday, December ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Due to the increased demand for COVID-19 tests, the holiday schedule for Union County’s free COVID-19 testing program will include an additional testing day, on December 29. “We continue to encourage everyone in the Union County community to get fully vaccinated at the earliest ...

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