Health & Wellness

December 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled agency after its former leader resigned. University Hospital’s Board of Directors yesterday passed a resolution appointing Judith Persichilli to the ...

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Commissioner Alphonse Petracco has announced the implementation of a new program in the Department of Public Safety entitled Operation Reassurance that was created for the safety and wellbeing of senior and disabled persons who live alone. Since maintaining independence can be increasingly ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ -  Desyra A. Highsmith-Holcomb of Nutley was named to the position of Director, Diversity and Inclusion at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC) effective November 26. “I am thrilled to welcome Desyra aboard” said Mary Ellen Clyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey seniors and individuals with disabilities now have an online tool to see if they're entitled to a host of health- and household-related benefits and savings. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, a new online application ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host their annual Blue Christmas Worship Service Thur. Dec. 20 . The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who is suffering from loss, hurt, or despair. "We understand that these feelings occur and we invite you to a worship service that ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.   John Kastanis will officially leave his post as ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – For the third consecutive year, TAPinto.net  is proud to be a sponsor of Nutley Relay For Life, the ongoing community initiative on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for American ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Newark Mayor Ras Baraka called for a change in leadership at University Hospital after two more infants died at University Hospital amid a state investigation of four bacterial infection cases.  MORE: State Investigates Bacterial Infection Cases at University Hospital The state ...

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TRENTON – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention have announced that their agencies have narrowed down the source of contaminated romaine lettuce at the heart of a recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7, and that no New Jersey-grown lettuce is connected ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially during the holidays.  Grieving is a process that has no timetable, and everyone mourns in a different way, at different rates.   To help patrons deal with the sensitivities of losing a family member this past year, SW ...

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As a musician, there is no greater feeling than losing yourself in your instrument. However, playing any instrument frequently can lead to developing a repetitive strain injury. This can cause pain and make it difficult to play the music you love. When faced with a repetitive strain injury, ...

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VERONA, NJ - It’s almost Turkey Time and the last year the Verona Fire Department shared some helpful tips to ensure its residents had a safe and happy Thanksgiving. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove thought it was information that should be shared again... "Planning on deep frying your turkey this ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - The chill many feel isn't from the recent snowstorm. It's the glaring statistics on suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for ages 10 to 18. The number of teens reporting feeling sad, hopeless or ...

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Water Main Break - Centre Street Between Bloomfield & Fulton There is a water main break on Centre Street between Bloomfield Avenue and Fulton Street. Residents and Businesses may experience discolored water and low water pressure.  The break should be repaired shortly and water pressure ...

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NUTLEY, NJ- With the surprise snowfall yesterday and overnight the task of digging out cars, clearing steps, and shoveling sidewalks is on the top of today's agenda.   We reached out to Dr. Samantha Sammaro, a physical therapist at Pro Staff Physical Therapy in Nutley for some tips on how to ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It's "not possible" to pin down exactly when lead started dissolving from pipes and into Newark's water because of possible inconsistencies in testing, according to a city-commissioned report. The city had CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, investigate what was causing ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley's water tests well below Federal Environmental Protection Agency levels. Regular testing, coupled with a regular schedule of flushing and maintenance, keeps the drinking water for the Township of Nutley safe for all residents according to Mayor Dr. Joseph P.

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Human Services Issues Coping Strategies & Tips for Loved Ones (TRENTON) - As Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday and everyone sets their clocks back, the New Jersey Department of Human Services issued coping strategies for people who battle depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine will now be able to explore treatments in cancers, autoimmune diseases and oral health issues in new labs that were today unveiled.  The labs were built with a $16 million grant from the New Jersey Higher Education Bond Fund and took ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — As part of the Murphy Administration’s new campaign to get more New Jerseyans insured during the Affordable Care Act’s limited open enrollment period, State departments and agencies today took action to promote and encourage enrollment in health coverage during the six-week window.

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NUTLEY, NJ - Testing, coupled with a regular schedule of flushing and maintenance, keeps the drinking water for the Township of Nutley safe for all residents according to Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli.  Newark's water supply is making headlines as test of the city's water show the presence of ...

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Navigating the Maze of Medicare Monday, November 5, 2018 10am – 2pm Nutley Department of Health 149 Chestnut Street Were you surprised by unexpected co-pays at the doctor this year?  Are you confused by your Medicare options for 2019? Are you on the prescription plan or Medicare Advantage ...

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WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey resident Kenya Medard, who lost her husband to male breast cancer, detailed how her husband came to be diagnosed with male breast cancer and their journey through the progress of this disease. “We started noticing that my husband had a stain in his undershirt. We honestly ...

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