Health & Wellness

September 30, 2020

White House to send first batch within couple of weeks. News comes as state announces hundreds of new cases, 40% in Ocean County. 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.

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Some NJ legislators want a law requiring flu vaccines for students. Activists say COVID precautions are enough 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 JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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Some NJ legislators want a law requiring flu vaccines for students. Activists say COVID precautions are enough 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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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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An entire dorm at the New Jersey Institute of Technology remains in lockdown after the engineering school detected high levels of the COVID-19 virus in its sewage. 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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TRENTON, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of the upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus it can make it difficult to differentiate between ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson recently announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey next week from September 24th through ...

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Through July, deaths are up 17% as stress from lockdown, COVID added to pressures addicts faced 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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KENILWORTH, NJ - Liberty Belle's, a massage therapy salon, opened its doors on August 19, 2020. The owner of the salon Liberty Martinez specializes in therapeutic massage and stretching. In her work, she incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - After being closed due to COVID-19, Color in Focus was able to open its doors on June 24 and would like to introduce new customers to the salon. The special that is currently being offered is 25% off-color plus a free conditioning treatment for first-time customers. Please mention ...

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Union County, NJ –  The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit is now offering residents free COVID-19 saliva tests. The saliva tests will be administered by the Mobile Test Unit during all scheduled upcoming community visits. The Mobile Test Unit will exclusively administer saliva tests at all ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - As New Jersey drifts into flu season, many residents will once again decide whether to get their flu shots; where to get them; and if a flu shot has any preventative impact on COVID-19.  The differences between the two viruses affect not only the mortality rate and symptom ...

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Approximately, 20,000 cases of Ronzoni Smart Taste Extra-Wide Noodle packages due to a possible undeclared egg allergen, announced Rivianna Foods Inc. The company stated that the affected Ronzoni Smart Taste Extra-Wide Noodle packages do not declare the allergen “egg”, which is an ingredient in ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Melissa Rivera who has lived in Kenilworth since her sophomore year of high school started blogging about fashion and beauty in 2018. Since then, she has built up quite the following on social media. Between Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and her blog she has over 17k followers.

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State would send $155 million in aid to nursing homes, but other health care workers won’t see raises 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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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. Map divides the state into six regions and indicates the level of disease ‘activity’ in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - There could be renewed hope for the 1,100 or so gyms and health clubs across New Jersey, whose rowing machines, treadmills, and elliptical machines have been powered down since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy revealed that while he was conducting ...

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Come and try out Karate World for your child! Our back to school special is four weeks for $99 and includes a free black uniform. Refer a friend, you get $20 dollars to spend at Karate World. Our students are winners in life. Our children are required to keep their room and body clean, do well ...

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NEW JERSEY — Since Tropical Storm (or Hurricane, depending on the news outlet) Isaias has taken out power and thousands have been left with no refrigeration.  FoodSafety.gov has a chart for determining how long foods will stay fresh and usable after a power outage. According to the site, ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Kismet Acupuncture and Apothecary which has moved but not far. Now in a bigger space, Kismet is located at 200 North 14th Street. To celebrate, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with Mayor Linda Karlovitch and a small open house that complied with the governor's ...

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from any of the Walmart stores in New Jersey, you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.   The 4e Brands North America recently announced a voluntary recall of ...

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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. With nearly 90 new COVID-19 cases linked to young people who attended house parties at several ...

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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. New Jersey health inspectors have nearly cleared a massive, multiyear backlog of thousands of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy says he is "nervous" that spikes in COVID-19 hotspots such as Florida could trigger an uptick, if not a surge, of cases in New Jersey. For now, Murphy said he is relying on people arriving from the Sunshine State or any of the other 18 states on the travel advisory ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Three drowning incidents so far in East Brunswick that have claimed five lives -- including those of three children -- have put the spotlight on the importance of swim safety. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 through 4, and new data ...

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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. After a recent trip to Florida — one of the states on New Jersey’s coronavirus hotspot list — ...

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Refusals come just as migrant-worker population starts to rise steeply, with as many as 10,000 laborers per week arriving from states where COVID-19 cases are increasing 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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KENILWORTH, NJ - After over two months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Color In Focus will open its doors beginning June 24. Salon owner Anita stated she would like all customers to know that they are taking all the necessary precautions for the safety and wellbeing of their ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The FDA has published an advisory to the public not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA deCV in Mexico due to the potential presence of methanol. “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” read the ...

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