Health & Wellness

December 7, 2018

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, ...

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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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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the American Red Cross, a decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel.  A blood drive will be held at Plainfield High School on Friday, Nov. 16 to help keep blood supplies strong. The drive ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Help is needed! Learn how you can help save a life. Be the Match Bone Marrow Registry Drive - sponsored by BetheMatch.org will be held at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, November 14, at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Café, located at 255 Williamson St., Elizabeth. Brandon ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ – Masjidullah Plainfield's Resident Imam Khalil Aziz hosted a workshop on Oct. 21 to educate the community at large on domestic violence, and to engage in a deeper discussion about domestic violence and abuse in the Muslim community. Domestic violence and abuse occurs in every ...

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CLARK, NJ – “On April 5, 2016, my son Joseph Anthony Lanza passed away of a heroin fentanyl overdose,” Jose Lanza begins. “This is his story.” Jose Lanza shared his son’s story in a short film, at the request of the Clark Police Department. TAPinto Clark first reported in June that the film ...

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The American Red Cross urges people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for patients in need. A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday activities and travel. However, medical treatments and ...

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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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Glaring examples of the field's age show. WESTFIELD, NJ – Installed 13 years ago, the turf field at Gary Kehler Stadium is set to be resurfaced as part of a $3.03 million renovation of the stadium set to start in April. But with five months of play remaining before the stadium’s anticipated ...

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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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