Health & Wellness

March 17, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ  –  Experts agree: Now is not the time to slow down on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including getting tested if you’ve been exposed to an ill individual, or you may be feeling the common symptoms of the coronavirus. Even as testing capacity has risen, the number of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide. These most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Facilities will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the fears and hesitations within the Black community surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, addressing specific concerns with science-based ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will mark the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of observances and light displays that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of the hospital’s healthcare heroes and the communities that have supported ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, will host the third free lecture in its virtual family lecture series Wednesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The topic, “Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction,” will be ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta and Spotswood residents interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination are asked to fill out a survey. According to a Nixle advisory released on Sunday by the Spotswood Police Department, both boroughs partnered with the Spotswood Pharmacy in an attempt to get ...

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NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 12 - New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) held a vaccine safety tele-townhall to spread accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and answer any questions. The tele-town hall was also joined by New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with the WeLoveU Foundation and South Amboy YMCA to host a blood drive Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drive takes place at the South Amboy YMCA at 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard in South ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Daniela Ramirez said her daughter’s scoliosis was so painful, the only relief came when she would wear a hard plastic brace. But when she wore it, some of her classmates at New Brunswick High School noticed. “She felt very embarrassed because the kids who are looking at her ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting blood drives in March on Tuesday, March 2, Wednesday, March 10, and Tuesday, March 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help ease the winter blood shortage. “Winters are typically a difficult time of the year for blood collections, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has recently received national recognition for its support of perioperative nursing training and certification. The hospital has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute, a designation given to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — As of Sunday, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered in New Jersey through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 984,737 first doses ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick to host a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 6 p.m. The drive is being held because blood and blood product supplies in the state and region ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for all parts of society, but social distancing has taken a particularly hard toll on adolescents.   How adolescents can navigate the pandemic will be the focus of “Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize,” a program that will ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points or ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Due to the impending snowstorm, three COVID-19 mega sites will be closed on Sunday, February 7, announced Governor Murphy. The mega sites that will be closed are: Morris County - appointments will be moved to February 10 Burlington County - appointments will be moved to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJ Barnabas Health will have the opportunity to invest in research that will help ensure its training programs remain at its customary high standards. Rutgers University will double its resource productivity with its new-found ability to recruit leading clinicians and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - There is a lot of snow out there to shovel, and it can be especially daunting for residents lacking a snowblower. Here are some tips to clear the driveway and sidewalk safely: Use an ergonomically correct shovel. Scoop and lift with your legs. Turn sideways without ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the growing demand for PPEs in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, one Piscataway company has its sights set on becoming a leading provider of quality disposable face masks that are made in America, all while creating hundreds of good paying jobs. Hudson Holdings ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Friday, February 5 is the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Day. Normally, the Milltown Recreation Department would host a bagel breakfast at the Boro Hall in honor of the event that raises awareness about the threat of heart disease in women. However, due to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour, a ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen announced that the East Brunswick Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road has been selected as one of the six future regional vaccination centers operating through the Middlesex County Health Department. However, Middlesex County ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center is among six COVID-19 vaccine sites that have been established by Middlesex County as the state continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. These locations, in addition to the State-run Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two locations in the city have been chosen as sites where COVID-19 vaccination shots will be administered. The Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 596 Jersey Ave. and the Rutgers Eric B. Chandler Health Center at 277 George Street will be among the 130 sites ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Caregivers Donna Smith and Nicole Hinds were the first essential workers in line to receive the COVID-19 first round of vaccinations at the Chelsea Senior Living Home on Cranbury Road.  They were prepped but still a bit nervous about getting the shots from ...

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EDISON, NJ– Middlesex County and RWJBarnabas Health officials joined New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy in opening the Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site in Edison Township at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center (97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ). The Edison ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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