Health & Wellness

June 12, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: On June 10th, Tigger House hosted an open house for their new location at 93 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank. Founders and Board Members, members of the community and elected officials gathered at 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the occasion of the grand opening.  The mission of Tigger House ...

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Actor Colin Farrell recently filed for conservatorship of his teenage son with Angelman Syndrome. This Health and Wellness Podcast connects with Dr. Michelle Sirak to talk about what Angelman Syndrome is and if a conservatorship is the right move for this family. Click the "Listen Now " button ...

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RED BANK, NJ – Three organizations are reaching out to older adults 55 and older in central New Jersey to celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 26. Click HERE to see the poster outlining the activities at each Y. To register, click HERE. The YMCA of Greater Monmouth ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC ...

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Since the start of the pandemic, many people are now working from home, caring for children, learning online and having reduced contact with extended family and friends. This social isolation and lack of stimulation can cause significant stress, leading to depression and problems with cognitive ...

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RED BANK, NJ: One of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn is teaching them how to swim. Learning to swim not only saves lives, it builds confidence. To help keep your children safe this summer, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County offers affordable swim ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The YMCA of Greater Monmouth County understands that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly difficult on children. There are certain indicators that you should be looking for that will alert you that your child may possibly need help. The YMCA Counseling & ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story David Landers, M.D. contributes to topics such as Interventional Cardiology. You may think of COVID-19 as a disease that involves the lungs, since many people experience shortness of breath or trouble breathing, but a growing body of research shows that ...

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RED BANK, NJ: When visiting a Chelsea Senior Living community, you are struck by the professionalism and first-class amenities as soon as enter the front entrance. Always greeted by a cheerful front desk receptionist, your eyes gravitate to the high-class surroundings that have the feel and look ...

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Clinical Contributors to this story: Phylicia Baird, M.D. contributes to topics such as Internal Medicine. Throughout the past year, many have be diligent about hand-washing, mask-wearing and staying at least six feet away from people to stay as healthy as possible. But there’s one additional ...

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RED BANK, NJ: All right lovers, let’s check the boxes for Valentine’s Day: Flowers ☒ Chocolates ☒ Romantic dinner planned ☒ Gift (uh oh) How about something unique that will be cool for him or her? ChillRx Cryotherapy of Red Bank is offering the very popular monthly Flex ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story: Jerry Zuckerman, M.D. contributes to topics such as Infection Control. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults and children older than 6 months in age should get flu shots annually. The timing is important. Experts recommend ...

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RED BANK, NJ — Coronavirus vaccinations are now being administered by appointment only at the Parker Family Health Center in Red Bank. Monmouth County Board of Commissioners is teaming up with the nonprofit clinic and Pilgrim Baptist Church to offer 100 doses daily, five days a week — in an ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Chelsea Senior Living will be among the first assisted living companies in New Jersey to make on-site monoclonal antibody treatments available to residents symptomatic with COVID-19. This allows the affected residents to avoid a hospital trip while receiving a treatment that has been ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The Chelsea at Tinton Falls is committed to keeping their residents and staff safe with the beginning of vaccinations earlier this month. The first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was administered on January 11 with the second dose scheduled for February 2. “Everyone was excited to ...

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RED BANK, NJ: Stuck at home but still want to feel the warmth like you’re lying on the beach soaking up some rays? While vacations still may not be happening, ChillRx Cryotherapy of Red Bank with their infrared sauna might be the next best thing! Bring a bathing suit, play some ocean sounds ...

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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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RED BANK, NJ: The best organization on the planet, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, is offering a January “Pay the Day” promotion where your membership fee equals the day of the month if you join in January, plus no joiner fee. The sooner you join, the more money you save! Join today ...

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RED BANK, NJ: The best organization on the planet, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, is offering a January “Pay the Day” promotion where your membership fee equals the day of the month if you join in January, plus no joiner fee. Join January 1 and your fee is $1.  Join January 2, and ...

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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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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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RED BANK, NJ: Still searching for that unique and special Holiday Gift? ChillRx of Red Bank is here to save the day! For new clients only, they are offering an opportunity for you to try five of their services for only $49, that's 60% off the regular price!  Services offered: One ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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Hackensack Meridian Health CEO, Robert Garrett.  NEW JERSEY: When Chief Medical Officer, of Hackensack University Medical Center, Dr. Lisa Tank rolled up her sleeve, stuck out her arm, and accepted a dose of the newly approved Pfizer vaccine, she perceived her pierced skin served as a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story George Batsides, M.D. contributes to topics such as Cardiothoracic Surgery. Saleem Husain, M.D. contributes to topics such as Cardiac / Heart Health. Tilak Pasala, M.D. contributes to topics such as Interventional Cardiology. We all know that keeping ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ — Santa Claus may be coming to town, but he’ll have to physically distance when he gets here. Medical Director at the New Jersey Department of Health, Edward Lifshitz, said Monday that among other COVID-19 health protocols, this year children should not be permitted to sit on ...

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LINCROFT, NJ: “Self-care and stress management have never been more important as we struggle to find balance between our own needs and the demands of going to college and/or the workplace,” said Dinneen Jackson, grants coordinator at Brookdale Community College and Master Certified Health and ...

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It might not feel like the holidays to you unless all of your closest relatives are gathered around your dining room table. However, health experts recommend celebrating differently this year as the coronavirus pandemic reaches record levels in many parts of the country. Traditional holiday ...

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Clinical Contributor to this Story Kenneth Sable, M.D. COVID-19 cases are rising again in many parts of the world, with projections suggesting that more people will become infected this fall and winter. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 – whether you experience mild symptoms, serious ...

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