Health & Wellness

May 28, 2020

Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Dept. of Health urges pediatricians to devise new office protocols to ...

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NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks TRENTON, NJ –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey officials said universal COVID-19 testing has now been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- New Jerseyans are well informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.   Most New Jerseyans are ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Beginning May 18, the Union County COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be available to all County residents who wish to be tested, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. The Test Center, which offers free testing, is also available to all first ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Operators of 15 hospitals, hospital systems each get more than $10 ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. State officials announced a number of steps Tuesday in the effort to ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, WESTFIELD, NJ -- Family times and togetherness have been two of the benefits of the extended COVID-19 social distancing requirements, that is except for couples whose relationships were on the rocks. For couples who haven't been getting along, all this togetherness is far ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Health professionals believe many people with urgent medical conditions ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, WESTFIELD, NJ -- As the coronavirus lockdown continues into its second month, anxiety is on the increase. Government leaders and media outlets continue to report number of positive cases of COVID-19, along with the ever-mounting death toll.  For the general public, the ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the anxieties college students often ...

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NEW JERSEY -- While children are less likely than adults to experience serious symptoms from COVID-19, they are still able to be carriers and/or contract the disease and spread it to others. They also may be less apt to practice good hygiene rituals (hand-washing, wearing masks) than ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, May 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the YMCA’s gym (1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains). For more information or to make an appointment to donate, sign up ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Two of New Jersey’s three veterans’ homes are seeing an increasing ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Having claimed more than 4,200 lives in New Jersey in less than six ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are canceled, and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stopped is pain and injury. Some people were seeing a PT when stay at home ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. About 1,200 agencies are licensed in New Jersey to offer certain home ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Scotch Plains and Fanwood continues to rise. Fanwood has a total of 47 confirmed cases. Yesterday, Fanwood had an additional loss: a 74-year old man with underlying conditions. This brings the Fanwood total to 5 ...

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  Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.   The first wave of critical shortages exposed by the ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey was slated to reach the peak of the coronavirus epidemic’s ...

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Emergency use authorization granted for new biomaterial collection approach NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics and its collaborators for a new collection approach that ...

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Medical experts argue long-standing, long-known health problems like diabetes, asthma and lack of access to doctors in black and Hispanic communities increase susceptibility to COVID-19 Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer, a popular event scheduled to take place on June 25 this year, has been postponed. "We will try to see if rescheduling it could be a possibility," said Tom Strowe, a member of the Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer Committee. "I'm sure a lot ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Many thousands of New Jerseyans have lost their employer-paid health ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been stressful for people, and fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), stress during an infectious disease ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Pam Tavarone, suited for work at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. In something resembling a military operation, the state is on high ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Gov. Phil Murphy has called New Jersey’s lack of ventilators “dire,” ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. While social-distancing measures have been somewhat effective, officials ...

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