Health & Wellness

October 4, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- "Think about the courage it takes to say, 'I’m the most hated kid in school'." Anti-bullying advocate and founder of Mallory's Army Dianne Grossman addressed a sold-out crowd of 300 that included parents, school administrators, two police chiefs, and Scotch Plains ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that support and guidance for victims of sexual violence is available through the Union County Rape Crisis Center, a 24/7 hotline that connects victims with trained, volunteer advocates. The advocates provide guidance by phone and ...

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2018 – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, saliva from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Blink Fitness officially opened on Thursday in downtown Plainfield, located just above Supremo Supermarket on Front Street.  Filled with eager staff in blue shirts, the designated “mood lifters” welcomed guests and prospective members. According to Blink, "We believe that exercise ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and an event to heighten awareness among residents about the need to get tested will be held on the plaza at Plainfield City Hall. Lenny Cathcart, the event organizer, spoke at the Aug. 13 city council meeting, and asked the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Caring Contact, a crisis hotline that serves northern and central New Jersey, presents an evening with Wendy and Steve Sefcik, whose son, T.J., died by suicide in 2010 at the age of 16 while suffering from depression. The Sefciks will share his and their story at a ...

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BELMAR NJ — Some 7,500 people are expected to gather on Belmar’s Seventh Avenue beach on Sunday, September 9 for the 14th Annual Autism Beach Bash hosted by Autism Family Services of New Jersey. Billed as the largest gathering of its kind in New Jersey for individuals with autism spectrum ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Some Union County chapters of Girls on the Run (GOTR), an afterschool program designed to enhance girls’ social, emotional and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences, are currently seeking volunteer coaches to help their young participants ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.    A cooling center will be ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting today at noon and continuing through 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination ...

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NEWARK, NJ- A Paterson based podiatrist who was sentenced to 36 months in prison earlier this year for defrauding Medicare and private insurance companies out of $3 million has had his podiatric license suspended for five years following a complaint that was filed against him by the State of New ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 ...

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COLUMBUS, OH - A report from Nationwide Insurance shows that August is the deadliest month for driving. The report is based on data from the company's customers and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.  According to the report, Nationwide members reported more accidents in August ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Thousands of people responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O. The Red Cross is urging donors to give now to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, is the only hospital in the Garden State to be named to the 2018 list of '100 Great Community Hospitals' recently released by Becker’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded source of business and legal information for healthcare industry ...

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EDISON, NJ – United States military veterans attending the JFK Adult Medical Day program in Edison, New Jersey hosted a party in honor of Private 2nd Class Kyle Fredericks earlier this month.  A resident of Edison, Fredericks recently returned home on leave after completely basic training and ...

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Plainfield, NJ -  A few weeks ago TAPInto Plainfield reported on Stephon Roach, a 10 yr old Plainfield resident who was diagnosed at the age of 6 months with Optic Nerve Hyploplasia (ONH), an underdevelopment of the optic nerve in one or both eyes. ONH results in vision loss at varying levels, ...

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Busy schedules, over indulging, and strenuous summer activities can lead to sore muscles, indigestion and headaches. When searching for pain relief, look no further than your own garden or your local farmer’s market. These five foods fresh from the garden – or pot – are packed with super ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service calling for a heat advisory for Union County from 2 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Plainfield residents ...

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Several local Plainfield service providers and community organizations gathered today at the Plainfield Library to participate in Healthy Plainfield’s launch of Union Connects “Aunt Bertha”, an online platform that connects providers with the community. Aunt Bertha has recently been launched in 4 ...

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Here are a few of the activities happening in the City of Plainfield this week:  Monday Combined Regular City Council Meeting 7 pm at the Municipal Courthouse on Watching Avenue. Click here to view meeting agenda: See agenda  Plainfield Public Library: Band Lab from 4-5 pm for ages ...

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The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk. NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live ...

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New Brunswick, N.J. - Researchers at  University–New Brunswick’s Rutgers Center for Vector Biology have found exotic longhorned ticks in four New Jersey counties – and confirmed that these northeast Asian ticks have been present in the Garden State since at least 2013. The new detection of these ...

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The City of Plainfield and Healthy Plainfield are teaming up to launch Aunt Bertha, an online social service search engine that connects people to Union County resources such as medical care, food, job training and other free or reduced-cost programs by simply entering their zip code. On Friday, ...

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[Plainfield, New Jersey - June 11, 2018] – The Queen City Academy Charter School (QCACS) of Plainfield, New Jersey will host a Unity Fest Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 16, 2018, to promote healthy lifestyles for kids and families of the Plainfield community. The QCAC Unity Fest ...

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