Health & Wellness

July 30, 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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Free immunizations are available to eligible infants, children and adults at the Union County Immunization Center. The Immunization Center is located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth. “Union County’s immunization clinic helps to ensure that every infant and child in our community can receive ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — If you’ve noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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New app provides users with instant access to their immunization records. Docket is a free new app for mobile devices that helps take the sting out of losing a COVID-19 vaccination card, by providing all the information at the touch of a button. “The COVID-19 vaccination card is a small ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As the deadline approaches for New Jersey municipalities to decide whether to allow businesses that cultivate, distribute or sell marijuana within their borders, seven towns in the county have banned marijuana businesses, and two are considering or have drafted bans. If towns ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law a series of measures to tackle the state's opioid crisis through overdose prevention and recovery resilience.  The six new laws are focused on overdose prevention by expanding low-barrier access to naloxone and bridges to medication ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? New Jersey residents can obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of Health. Although the state Department of Health cannot ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — The combination of high temperatures and high humidity across Northern NJ will continue according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In response, a heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday.   "A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Fearvana Yoga, formerly known as House Yoga, is bringing back kids yoga for a summer six-week series. Classes begin on Thursday, July 15 and are offered in two groups. Kids ages 3-6, and kids ages 7-12. Classes will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays. "Do one class, several, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — As an incentive to get vaccinated, COVID-19 vaccinations will be given at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and anyone who gets their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at the “I Got Vaccinated at Turtle Back Zoo!” will receive a voucher for one free admission to the zoo. This will ...

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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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KENILWORTH, NJ – Vinny Russo, a Harding and Brearley graduate has applied to be a participant in the world’s largest online fitness competition, Mr. Health and Fitness. Sponsored by Muscle and Fitness Magazine, the winner of the competition is the male who portrays health and fitness at its finest.

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SILVER SPRING, MD - 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 ...

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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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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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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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KENILWORTH, 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, is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated 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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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden Firefighter is sharing his personal heart transplant story to help raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Aware of his family's history with heart disease, Mathew Pribish decided to take the first step and check out the condition of his heart ...

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As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time. 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY - Fully vaccinated people, and now there are 2,866,848 of them in New Jersey, can now exercise and attend small gatherings outdoors without wearing a face mask, said The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. As of today, New Jersey has administered more than ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of Monday, New Jersey has administered more than 6,661,861 vaccine doses, (4,091,234 with at least one dose and 2,819,226 fully vaccinated people).   All New Jerseyans over 16 years of age are now eligible for a vaccine. "Only we have the power to end this pandemic. When you ...

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As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time. 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 ...

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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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Fed program will keep immunizations coming at long-term care facilities, where nearly all residents are vaccinated but only half of staffers Special to TAPinto.net. 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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With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get vaccinated’ Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — A study published recently in The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows vaccines may offer some protection for the babies of pregnant and breastfeeding women. However, according to the CDC, there is still limited and uncertain information about its safety for ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — Blush and Beauty Nailz, located at 144 North 14 Street, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Friends and family along with Mayor Linda Karlovitch came to participate in the ceremony and show their support for the new salon.  “It’s been a pleasure ...

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