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Health & Wellness

October 13, 2021

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Pop up flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine clinics were announced by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services.  Saturday October 16 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Fredon Civic Center, 436 Route 94, Fredon Wednesday, October 20 from 3 until 6 p.m. at the ...

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Chocolate and the Chip is recalling various flavors including chocolate chip cookies, cookie bundt cakes and rice crispy treats because they may contain undeclared wheat, milk, soy, and tree nuts, announced the company. Cookies, bundt cakes and rice crispy treats were distributed in the Los ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control has scheduled an aerial application of larvicide from Friday, August 20 through Monday, August 23 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. The county will be using the product Vectobac GS EPA Reg# 73049-10 with an active ingredient of ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – It was a good morning for a walk.  More than 700 people registered to participate in The Walk to Save Lives on Sunday. Organized by the Center for Prevention and Counseling, six years ago the walk was the brainchild of two mothers who had lost sons to addiction, Mary Burns and Elaine ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ – It was a good morning for a walk.  More than 700 people registered to participate in The Walk to Save Lives on Sunday. Organized by the Center for Prevention and Counseling, six years ago the walk was the brainchild of two mothers who had lost sons to addiction, Mary Burns and Elaine ...

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FRANKLIN, NJ -  Crowds will gather a the Franklin Firemen’s Pavilion on Saturday morning support sixth annual Changing the Face of Addiction walk.  Some will speak, some will walk and some will help out, all part of a “powerful day” that will raise awareness and funds for the Newton based ...

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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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SPARTA, NJ – Lake Mohawk Country Club beaches are open. A day after announcing they would be closed due to an algae bloom, LMCC General Manager John Stanley announced in a second letter to members, swimming could resume except for Beach 1 and Beach 5. The July 28 closure was because of a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - 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 ...

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SUMMIT and MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care ...

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Insurance Reform Needed for Addiction Treatment According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 841,000 people have died from a drug overdose since 1999. As the mother of a young man who succumbed to addiction I wonder if some of those deaths could have been prevented. In ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Senior had the last of a series of six classes as part of the Wellness Initiative Senior Education or WISE program last week.  Each week the group of approximately 30 people gathered in the Senior Center at Knoll Heights for discussions on various health topics.  “I enjoy coming to ...

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NEW JERSEY - Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal, announced the company. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance ...

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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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NEWTON, NJ — The Sussex County Health Department is partnering with the Town of Newton to hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.  On Wednesday, June 9 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. the Moderna and J&J vaccine will be available on a walk-in basis at the Town of Newton Municipal Building. Other ...

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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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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council adopted the proclamation that stated May as Mental Health Awareness Month at their last meeting. The following proclamation was read into the record during the meeting: WHEREAS, mental health is important for our individual well-being and vitality, as well ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. In Sussex County, however, the county vaccination site at the fairgrounds is only giving the Moderna vaccine with a minimum age of 18. The vaccine megasite at the ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton officials have announced the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Mosquito Control will be treating uninhabited wetland areas in Vernon Township, Wantage Township, Hardyston Township, Sussex Borough, Town of Newton, Borough of Hopatcong, Hampton ...

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Hershey’s Chocolate Shell Topping has been voluntarily recalled due to undeclared almonds, announced the Hershey company in a press release. Approximately 1,700 bottles were incorrectly filled with Heath Shell Topping which is made with almonds, they said. The product being recalled ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ — A Sparta family is going to have some interesting birthday celebrations in the future following the unusual birth of their twins.  Rebekah Faith was born at 11:46 p.m. March 31 and her sister Charlotte Grace was born 12:06 a.m. April 1.  Not only were they born on different ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Sussex County vaccination site at the fairgrounds will be closed  Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  When they reopen on Wednesday, Sussex County residents will be receiving their vaccinations in a tent that will likely remain through the summer, rather than the Richards ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The sign on the building says “The Center.”  It is a Recovery Community Center, an extension of the Center for Prevention and Counseling, “a place that’s dedicated to recovery as a lifestyle,” Director of Recovery Services Annmarie Shafer said.  It is the recovery arm of the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is partnering with the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities to put on the “Hidden in Plain Sight” program for familes on Wednesday, March 24 from 7 until 8:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Sussex County Municipal Alliances and is a program from the Center ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The county health department continues to vaccinate residents at the fairgrounds with the help of many volunteers and paid staff.  As of last week, the Sparta CERT volunteers have donated 872 hours, according to Sparta Township Councilman and CERT leader Dave Smith. Smith ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 3.1 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.  According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of COVID-19 cases in this country have been among children ages five to ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County officials have announced a new way to get an appointment for the Sussex County Fairgrounds Vaccination site.  County residents will need to preregister through Appointment Plus on the county website. When a block of appointments becomes available, the county ...

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