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Health & Wellness

May 18, 2022

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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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo and the Township of Scotch Plains have announced the events that will be part of the Scotch Plains Mayor's Wellness program for 2022: YMCA Colors for Courage 5K on May 22, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Memorial Day Ruck Walk on May 28, NJ Sharing Network 5K ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ  – New Jersey’s 172,000-member nursing workforce faces ongoing anxiety, depression, job-induced stress, burnout, and turnover. And the situation has been substantially aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the emergence of COVID-19, the day-to-day demands of nursing have been ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- About two months away from one of the biggest events in downtown Scotch Plains, the Patrick's Downtown Race to Summer 5K is now open for registration. Price of registration will increase on June 7, one week from the day of the event on June 14. The race will use the same 5K ...

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Aphasia — a condition that can occur suddenly after a stroke or traumatic head injury or develop slowly from a growing tumor or disease — has been in the headlines lately due to actor Bruce Willis’ decision to retire due to his recent diagnosis.    According to the National Aphasia Association, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Joint Motion Physical Therapy in Scotch Plains has announced the addition of Dr. Radha Patel, PT, DPT to its staff.  Dr. Patel joined the Joint Motion Physical Therapy Staff in January 2022 and is an experienced and licensed physical therapist who received her Doctorate of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains resident Lisa Ciarrocca was presented with the 2022 Mary Barkey Clinical Excellence Award by the Association of Child Life Professionals in March. The award is given to a child life specialist who has demonstrated exemplary child life care and a high level of ...

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The NJ Health Care Quality Institute Highlights Scotch Plains as One of Eight Towns in New Jersey to Earn the Designation SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) has announced that Scotch Plains is among eight 2021 “Healthy Town” municipalities in the state addressing food ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Patrick’s Downtown Race to Summer 5K is back this year with its race taking place on Tuesday, June 14. The race will use the same 5K course as it has in the past, starting and finishing across from the Fire House on ...

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RAHWAY, NJ – Earlier this year, the American Red Cross (ARC) announced it was facing its worst blood shortage in over a decade, citing a decline in donations due to the pandemic and the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.  In an effort to help on a local level, Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Employees of the Township of Scotch Plains joined in the American Heart Association (AHA)’s "Go Red" for Women" campaign to spread the message that heart disease is the leading killer of women in the U.S.   The AHA's signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a ...

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NATIONAL – National Wear Red Day, an American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored initiative to help raise awareness of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease in women, will take place this year on Friday, Feb. 4.  Since 1964, February has been declared National Heart Health Month ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Due to the current improved health conditions (related to COVID-19) within the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Communities and Union County, effective Monday, Jan. 31., Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will lift the attendance restrictions on spectators for Athletic Events. The ...

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NEW JERSEY -- With an arctic blast of cold weather bringing record low temperatures to New Jersey, the state is not expected to experience temperatures out of the low 20s and 30s  all week. Although there is no snowfall in the forecast, the freezing temperatures will leave conditions ripe for both ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The Westfield Regional Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic for individuals 12-years-of-age and older on Saturday, January 22 at Summit High School. Open to the public and accepting walk-ins, the clinic will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The clinic will ...

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GALLOWAY, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that anyone who has a job in a high-risk congregate setting such as a health care, long-term care, or correctional facility will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Murphy also said that there will be no test-out of the requirement by undergoing ...

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Collaboration part of Atlantic Health System’s Venture Studio MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Increased access and cybersecurity have never been more important to the delivery of care than in today’s health care environment. To help improve the patient experience while offering enhanced online safety, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Every New Year's Day, free and guided hiking events are offered in state parks across the U.S. It's the perfect way to introduce individuals and families to both the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle. Due to COVID-19, many organized First Day Hikes in 2021 were canceled. In 2022, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Summit Health Urgent Care Center in Westfield will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, the company announced. In a statement posted to Facebook, Summit Health said the closure was so that the company could preserve its ability to staff its sites. “Our urgent care ...

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Any Union County resident can make an appointment at any testing clinic run by Union County, free of charge. UNION COUNTY, NJ - Due to the increased demand for COVID-19 tests, the holiday schedule for Union County’s free COVID-19 testing program will include an additional testing day, on ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway’s surgical weight loss program has received accreditation by the national Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A Monmouth County has become the second person in New Jersey testing positive for the COVID-19 omicron variant, according to the state Department of Health. The man, who was fully vaccinated and recently received the booster, became ill on November 24 after attending the Anime NYC ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Westfield Regional Health Department, which serves Fanwood, has arranged a free vaccination clinic for booster shots at Forest Road Park on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The clinic will provide the Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines. Fanwood has had 24 COVID ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

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The Covid-19 Virtual Town Hall will focus on misinformation and vaccines for children. UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Commissioners invite members of the public to attend a virtual, interactive Town Hall on COVID-19, on Zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7, aimed at helping the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state. The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ's) 21st Annual Evening of Excellence will highlight “Orchestrating Change,” an award-winning documentary, featuring captivating individuals, beautiful music, and people who are living successfully with a diagnosis of mental ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County continues its free COVID-19 vaccination program this week. Clinics will be operating in Elizabeth, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Summit, and Union Township. The program offers free vaccines and booster shots, including the pediatric Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11. Any ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — November is Runaway Prevention Month, a campaign designed to shine a light on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the resources that are available.  Elizabeth-based Community Access Unlimited (CAU) and other youth providers help these young people from missing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the release of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 earlier this month many parents quickly lined up to get their children vaccinated while others have come to their doctors with questions about the new shots. Dr. Mikel Pride, a doctor of osteopathic medicine at ...

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