Health & Wellness

May 14, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated for the fall 2021 semester.  The school sent an email this week to the school community communicating the University's Executive Cabinet decision.  “We know that reaching a high vaccination level ...

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About 1 million people in the United States suffer from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowl disease that causes inflammation and sores in the digestive tract. Gastroenterologist Dr. Oleg Shulik recently worked with a patient to develop a holistic approach to treatment that allowed her to stop ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today via Twitter that for the first time in over six months, the state's number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has fallen below 1,000.   "With our numbers trending in the right direction, we can continue fighting back against this virus if we all ...

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NUTLEY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In 2016, the Woodland Park Borough suffered five tragic suicides in town. In response, it came together and formed the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force to bring awareness to mental health, which is all too often ignored. On Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are bringing COVID-19 community vaccination sites to every ward across the city for adult residents as part of an initiative to create greater access and ensure equity in vaccine distribution Faced with some of the lowest vaccination numbers in the state, city ...

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Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program individually designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living.  The goal of the program is to improve quality of life and promote positive lifestyle ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – National Hospital Week begins on May 9. National Hospital Week is an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems and healthcare workers and the ways they support the needs of their community. The American Hospital Association has recognized this year’s theme as Inspiring Hope ...

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They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings. 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.

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Earwax often gets a bad rap as people believe the gooey, yellow substance is synonymous with bad hygiene, but Mountainside Medical Group’s otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon Mina Le, M.D., explains why earwax is actually healthy and debunks other common misconceptions around it. “Your ear ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has launched a “Name the Robot Contest” for the hospital’s new da Vinci XI system.  The hospital is asking local community members to put on their creative thinking caps and suggest a nickname for the robot. The entry form ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents launched a petition this week in opposition to Ordinance No. 3473 which prohibits cannabis businesses from operating in the township. The ordinance was introduced at the May 4, 2021 Township of Nutley Board of Commissioners open public meeting. It has been described by ...

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WAYNE, NJ — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 have ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has announced Yong M. Kwon, M.D. as the hospital’s new division chief of gastroenterology, and Oleg Shulik, M.D. as subspecialty coordinator of gastroenterology. Dr. Kwon received his medical degree from the University of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Media reports say a Rutgers professor and doctor with expertise in infectious diseases has died while helping family in India, which is being ravaged by Covid-19. According to social media and local records, Dr. Rajendra Kapila was a resident of South Orange. New York’s ABC7, ...

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MONTCLAIR, New Jersey – National Nurses week begins on May 6, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. This annual celebration acknowledges the work nurses do for others and provides an opportunity to thank them for the work they do each day. Last year, the World ...

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Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. It is a good time to talk about how we can help you take extra care of your body, ...

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Murphy says state will reach out aggressively to combat vaccine hesitancy 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. Called “Operation ...

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State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated 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, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Alec Grabowski has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center.  He replaces Tim O’Brien, who was promoted to chief executive officer in August 2020. Grabowski comes to Mountainside Medical Center with over a decade of healthcare ...

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Montclair, NJ - (April 20, 2021) – A common misconception about vertigo is that it’s a disease. Vertigo is actually a symptom of a condition, not a diagnosis itself. Vertigo can be brought on by several conditions including middle ear fluid, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday. "We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Mountainside Medical Center has announced today its acquisition of Immedicenter offices in Bloomfield and Clifton. The offices will be renamed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Immedicenter. Serving the community for over 35 years, Immedicenter provides patients with immediate ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden Firefighter is sharing his personal heart transplant story to help raise awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation. Aware of his family's history with heart disease, Mathew Pribish decided to take the first step and check out the condition of his heart ...

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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 ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley is mourning the 64th resident to succumb to COVID-19. The most recent death was announced in the daily County of Essex coronavirus report issued May 3, 2021.  Today's announcement marks the 21th resident lost to COVID-19 in 2021.  Collectively, 2611 Essex ...

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