Health & Wellness

April 30, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Effective Thursday, April 29, the all six vaccine mega sites are open for walk-in vaccinations.  Residents, 16 and up can come to the mega sites between select times. See times and locations of the megasites below: Atlantic County Megasite (Atlantic City Convention ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy. But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience ...

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HANOVER,NJ - Operation Take Back of 2021 is scheduled to take place on April 24.   Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Chief of Detectives Chris Kimker, Hanover Township Chief of Police Mark D. Roddy, Morris Plains Borough Chief of Police ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Seniors and adults with disabilities that live in Morris County are invited to pick up a wellness kit on April 12 during a county sponsored COVID-19 Wellness Event. The Wellness Kit, available to seniors age 60 and older and people with disabilities, contains a reusable face ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Township of Randolph, in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents can anonymously and ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ — As we approach mid-March and warmer temperatures lure us outside, thoughts have turned to spring. One tried-and-true sign that the season of renewal and rebirth is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins tomorrow at 2 a.m.  Although some may miss the ...

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State Health Officials Reviewing New CDC Guidance on Vaccinated Individuals TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents who are already scheduled for a two-dose Moderna or Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are being advised not to cancel their appointments to wait for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Girl Scout Katherine Gardner’s goal in pushing for early-childhood full eye assessments is not just to attain her Girl Scout Gold Award; it’s also personal. Chances are good that Gardner, 18, would not be blind in one eye had she received a full eye assessment when she was an ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Give Kids a Smile day is a national program sponsored by the American Dental Association and is held every February which also happens to be Children's Dental Health Month.  Pediatric Dental Associates expressed, "We recognized that during the pandemic the need for our donated ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Due to the impending snow storm, three COVID-19 mega sites will be closed on Sunday, February 7, announced Governor Murphy. The mega sites that will be closed are: Morris County - appointments will be moved to February 10 Burlington County - appointments will be moved to ...

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NEW JERSEY — All six of New Jersey’s vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Tuesday, Feb. 2 due to the winter storm, announced Governor Phil Murphy. The announcement came after he announced that New Jersey will remain under a state of emergency in response to the winter storm. All vaccine mega ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- Scotch Plains OEM director Dennis Van Natta is offering some advice for people who don't own snowblowers and intend to start clearing their sidewalks and driveways of snow. Today, he shared a graphic with tips on how to prevent injury while shoveling: Use an ergonomically ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of January 28, the dashboard is reporting 680,601 total vaccinations (577,175 first doses and 100,686 second doses).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 49,893 doses of vaccines have been ...

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Randolph, NJ —  Randolph Pediatric Dental Associates and Zufall Health Center will offer free dental care to children one-year-old to 16-years-old for Give Kids A Smile® Day. The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation's event is an annual volunteer initiative that provides free educational, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour - ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- As of January 14, 2021, the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can start making vaccination appointments: Paid or unpaid persons working or volunteering in a healthcare setting Residents of long-term care facilities and other congregate ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey is now reporting vaccination numbers. As of Tuesday, January 12, the dashboard is reporting 219,126 first doses of the covid vaccine have been administered as well as 24,532 doses of the second dose. In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 17,861 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – You can’t get much these days for only 15 cents, but Retro Fitness in Kenvil is one exception: Membership joins for just 15 cents. The limited-time discount is being offered in honor of the 15th Anniversary of the Retro Fitness low-price, high-value health club brand. An ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Randolph residents as well as all Morris County residents can now take advantage of No Cost, In Person COVID testing at the County College of Morris. The testing will be open on Fridays, as of January 8, from 9am - 4pm. The tests are available by appointment only, and ...

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COVID-19 testing is now available at Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care in Mountain Lakes. There’s no need for a prescription or to wait for an appointment. Call 973-939-6220 upon arrival for instructions. Open Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am to 5pm.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System welcomed Morris County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36am. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and is 20.5 inches long. Blake joins parents Nicole Barbour and Jason Sabino of ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new variant of COVID-19 identified in the U.K. has raised some concerns for people yet to be inoculated for the virus. Although the variant is one among many since the pandemic began in earnest earlier this year, the newest mutation of the virus (referred to as B.1.1.7) has gained ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story Thomas Bader, M.D. contributes to topics such as Medical Quality. With countries across the world beginning their COVID-19 vaccination process, there’s a lot of information to consider before signing up to get your first shot. As always while making a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – First Lady Tammy Murphy is scheduled to tour Atlantic Health System Morristown Medical Center's Frontline Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Thursday afternoon.  Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health State Commissioner Judy Persichilli will visit Robert Wood ...

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