Health & Wellness Top Stories

September 22, 2020

(TRENTON) – On September 21, Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson  announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone (commonly called Narcan) for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24th through ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR , NJ - The morning routine was altered for those looking to start the day with Wawa located at 195 Mathistown Road, where an employee was has recently tested positive for COVID-19.  According to the company's protocols, the management took immediate action to close the store. It ...

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TRENTON, NJ —    September is Hunger Action Month, which includes New Jersey Food Waste Prevention Day on September 17 and the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction on September 29. Today, the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher  announced the Department is ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Residents who lived within ten miles of the former Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant may already have a supply of potassium iodide pills (K1) on hand. The Ocean County Health Department distributed them at no cost for more than a decade.  The pills help protect the thyroid ...

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Ocean County, NJ - This morning Governor Phil Murphy announced that Gyms can reopen statewide as of September 1, since ordered to close this past March due to COVID-19 pandemic. In early July, Gyms were allowed to offer an individualized appointment or private lessons as part of the Phase 2 ...

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Hurricane Isaias has left many New Jersey towns without power for hours. Click here for a guide from FoodSafety.gov for information on how to save your food and when to throw it out after a power outage. 

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EAST BRUNSWICK, 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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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The pandemic has created a greater number of families finding themselves in financial crisis.  Ocean County residents needing food assistance should know there are resources available.  Even when schools closed to in-class sessions, most districts continued to make meals ...

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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 10 bottle sizes of ...

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Little Egg Harbor/Tuckerton- As the fall fast approaches Stage 2 Moderate Risk activities are still in place to keep COVID19 curve flat throughout NJ. As of today, the New Jersey Department of Health reports 176,963 cases with a rate of transmission at 0.9.  New Jersey is reporting 13,741 confirmed ...

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Covid19 had helped empty our local shelters as fostering animals during lockdown was a powerful tool to combat loneliness and a change of routine. Now that kitten season is upon us, many shelters including our area's Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter is experiencing an uptick on new residents ...

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