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Health & Wellness

June 28, 2022

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen has been recalled due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements, announced Aurohealth. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, according to the Consumer Product ...

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SnoreStop NasoSpray has been voluntarily recalled due to possible microbial contamination, announced Green Pharmaceuticals Inc. The FDA, after product testing, found microbial contamination identifed as Providencia rettgeri. This microorganism is rarely associated with human illness; however, in ...

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The Union County Board of County Commissioners is advising residents that children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot, five months after their previous shot. Booster shots are available at Union County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics in both Roselle and Plainfield and are ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Omicron Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., based in Plainfield, and the St. John's Baptist Church Men's Ministry in Scotch Plains, will co-host a Community Blood Drive, in partnership with the American Red Cross. The blood donation event will be held on ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield is reporting one COVID-related death on May 20, according to a notice from the administration. There have been 20 fatalities reported this year, bringing the total to 219 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Local testing sites include Walgreens at the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The 1st Annual "Mental Health is Wealth" fair will be held at Plainfield High School this week, featuring mental health resources, counseling consultations, heath and wellness products, as well as workshops, food, ZUMBA® and bounce houses. The event is free for all who ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey families are facing difficulties in obtaining baby formula due to an ongoing national shortage. One Plainfield store has it in stock (as of publication), but you will have to ask for it as it's in a cordoned off area. An employee at Fine Fare located at 1405 South Avenue ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – May 20 is National Customers Appreciation Day and Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical is looking to pay it forward. Throughout the day Friday, the Park Avenue family-owned and run pharmacy will be distributing free goodie bags to its customers as a way of thanking them for all ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Budget deliberations for the Health & Social Services department, headed by Director Shep Brown, were before Plainfield's City Council Tuesday. Almost half (45%) of the department is funded by grants, and 1.8% of the municipal budget, according to the director. "I continue ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The school district hosted two events this week at Plainfield High School that incorporated hearing about students' STEM achievements, and learning best practices to take care of oneself, offering free screenings, resources and more. The district's first-ever multidisciplinary ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Saturday is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs. At its most recent collection in October 2021, the DEA collected 744,082 pounds (372 tons) of medications; there were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — This Saturday is Healthy Kids Day®, a free community event brought to you by the Y to inspire kids and their families to discover healthy habits and to stay active all year long. The Y takes immense pride in its work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Family Success Center will partner with the school district to hold a community health and resource fair at Plainfield Hight School. The event will take place Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Services will include breast exams, women’s wellness checks, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Rutgers University Police will offer a free car and booster seat safety check, so stop by to have yours examined and reinstalled if necessary at an event by the Plainfield YMCA. Car seat use reduces the risk for injury in a crash by 71-82% for children, compared to seat belt use ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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Para mantener a nuestras escuelas seguras y libres de COVID-19, el Distrito recomienda que nuestras familias se hagan la prueba de COVID el 23 de abril, antes de regresar de las vacaciones de primavera. ------------------------------- Rech ut’z urilik rech k’ot yab’il chupam ri ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Federal judges in the Third Circuit of Appeals have upheld a previous decision, keeping Hackensack Meridian Health’s planned merger with Englewood Healthcare on pause.  According to the court’s decision, the planned merger would leave Hackensack Meridian controlling half of the ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Monday's update from Mayor Adrian O. Mapp's office on COVID-19 reports in Plainfield include 56 new cases this week ago; 13 were reported today. The announcement also included the news that two new deaths have been reported, bringing the total fatalities this year to 19, with a ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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If you are allergic to peanuts, check your pantry. A nationwide recall has been initiated of Yogurt raisins from Lehi Valley Trading Co, announced the FDA. The packages of raisins were recalled over undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut Allergens run the ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. As a result ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The number of COVID-related fatalities in Plainfield increased on Monday, according to the mayor's office, bringing the total number of deaths to 15 so far in 2022. As a whole, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 214 residents. This week, Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Neighborhood Health Services Corporation (NHSC) announced Monday that Walter L. Douglas, Jr. has joined the organization as the new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective February 28. Douglas unites with NHSC as the organization gears up to launch a 55th ...

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