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Mental Health, Substance Use Visits to ER Reflect ‘a Pandemic Within a Pandemic.’ Greatest Toll on the Young

May 6, 2021

Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern

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 COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

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Timelapse Video: Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center Nearing Completion

HOLMDEL, NJ - Exciting developments have been underway at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel. You can see them here in a unique time-lapse video released by Hackensack Meridian Health. 

The new emergency care center will include:

Thirty-five private patient bays.
Space for behavioral health patients.
A larger ambulance arrival area that can ...

Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts During the Pandemic

NEW JERSEY -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll the pandemic is having, COVID is having a serious impact on mental ...

How Isolation Can Affect Cognitive Function

Since the start of the pandemic, many people are now working from home, caring for children, learning online and having reduced contact with extended family and friends. This social isolation and lack of stimulation can cause significant stress, leading to depression and problems with cognitive functioning. But the good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent and treat these ...

Samra Family of Physicians Dedicated to Community, Bring Highly Advanced Surgical Procedures Local.

An interview with Dr. Fares Samra and his father; Dr. Said Samra.

Samra Plastic Surgery. Left to right: Dr. Salem Samra, Dr. Fares Samra, Dr. Said Samra, Dr. Munjal P Patel, Dr. Asaad Samra. 

HOLMDEL, NJ: Chances are that if you live in or around the Holmdel community, you know one or more of the Samra's.  The father and mother and 3 of their 4 sons, are ...

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Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Fred Voccola to Board of Trustees.

May 5, 2021

Red Bank, NJ – May 4, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred to this incredibly strong board of trustees,” says Todd Shellenberger, executive director, Riverview Medical Center Foundation.

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

NJ Reports Vaccination Data by Town; Murphy Gives Latest COVID Numbers, Says NFL Games Could Have Greater Capacity in the Fall

May 11, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently ...

Middletown Township Committee Introduces 2021 Budget with 0% Municipal Tax Rate Increase

May 6, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – The Middletown Township Committee introduced its $84.4 million budget with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase at the Monday, May 3rd Township Committee Workshop Meeting.

The proposed 2021 municipal budget represents an ongoing commitment to minimizing costs while maximizing tax dollars and services. Despite a loss in revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Riverview Medical Center Foundation Welcomes Fred Voccola to Board of Trustees.

Red Bank, NJ – May 4, 2021 – Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Fred Voccola to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred to this incredibly strong board of trustees,” says Todd Shellenberger, executive director, Riverview Medical Center Foundation.

Bayshore Medical Center Earns Accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

HOLMDEL, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center has received accreditation from The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that address a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, ...

Obituaries

Mar 24, 1962 - Apr 11, 2021
Ellen Marie Gerlich of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, age 59, died of complications from COVID-19 ...
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Dec 1, 1935 - Apr 29, 2021
Philip DeStasio, 85, of Middletown, NJ passed away Thursday surrounded by his family. Philip was ...
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Feb 12, 1957 - Apr 22, 2021
Gregory Gary Fiederowicz, 64 of Holmdel died peacefully at home on Thursday April 22, 2021.  ...
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Dec 26, 1953 - Apr 17, 2021
Herman H. Lee (李海羅), 67 of Morganville, died at Vitas Hospice with his family by his side, on ...
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Sep 22, 1947 - Apr 6, 2021
Alice Regina Houston of Holmdel passed away at age 73 on April 6, 2021 following a three-month-long ...
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Mar 3, 1941 - Apr 2, 2021
We lost our beloved Father, Grandfather, Samir Jacob on April 2, 2021 at the age ...
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