Health & Wellness

May 9, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Every day, patients rely on blood transfusions and the transfusion of red blood cells, platelets and plasma to stay alive.  But blood and blood products cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors.   Blood products also typically have a short shelf life ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Chelsea assisted living residence in Fanwood celebrated National Nurses Day on Thursday, May 6, with lunch for the nurses who have worked so hard to keep their residents safe during the pandemic. Pictured, left to right, are nurses Andrea Cassese, Sandy Venezia, Executive ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the U.S. My Ascension is a feature ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical, located at 1708 Park Avenue in South Plainfield, has resumed scheduling patients for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Same day appointments may also be available while supplies last.  Twin City is currently administering ...

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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. Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ  -- We all know it’s important to keep up with annual physicals and medical screenings to catch any health issues early on. Often, early detection save lives. Due to COVID-19, many of us have postponed getting these crucial checkups. Don’t delay any longer -- schedule those ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ-- The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ – Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, this week discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, marking a significant milestone after more than a year of the global pandemic. For Overlook officials, the discharge, which occurred on Tuesday, ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to announce the expansion of its offerings and will be holding an 8-week program session this Spring. The session will run from May 3 to June 27, 2021, and online registration for programs begins Monday, April 19 at 9:00 ...

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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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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Monday, more than 4.6 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.7 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will be offering its Parkinson’s Network Foundation Class starting this April. The first 4-week mini session of the program, which is open to both Y members and the community, will be held from April 6-29. The class lays a base for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ-- New Jersey Blood Services will host a blood drive sponsored by the Union County Daughters of Ireland at the Scotch Plains Donor Center located at 2279 South Ave. in Scotch Plains on Tuesday, April 6, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors must be 14 days symptom free if recovered ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Remaining at home as you age requires careful planning and, at Twin City Pharmacy & Surgical in South Plainfield, a team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff is on hand to help elder residents and their families take the necessary steps to 'age in place' safely and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The state of New Jersey has now set up a senior-specific call center at 856-249-7007 that can assist people ages 75 and older with registering for, scheduling, and rescheduling appointments. The call center is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.   Seniors who are 75 and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, now recognized in New Jersey in 2021 with a proclamation from Gov. Phil Murphy. Advocates at Community Access Unlimited are reminding the community that people with disabilities continue to fight for accessibility and inclusion ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Addressing food insecurity. Helping residents stay physically and mentally active. Supporting COVID-19 testing clinics.   The 2020 Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) “New Jersey Healthy Town” winners are being recognized for their innovative responses to local needs created by ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — People eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 should get whatever vaccine they can as soon as possible, doctors and health officials said at a virtual forum co-hosted by the Westfield Regional Health Department and Overlook Family Practice Tuesday.  As of Wednesday, the ...

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Vaccines notwithstanding, health care experts expect major long-term consequences. 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, ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Westfield Regional Board of Health, which covers Fanwood and other nearby towns, will host a vaccination webinar on Tuesday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m., about the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Janice Baker & Dr. Brittni Alexander from Overlook Family Practice join the Westfield ...

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TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS – The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Wellness Center will now be open until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Reservations are no longer needed at the YMCA Wellness Center but are suggested during our peak hours – Monday through Friday from 6:15-7:15 a.m. and 7:30-8:30 a.m. Reservations ...

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New Program Will Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment that Aids in Recovery from Opioids TRENTON, NJ  –  Medicines proven to help people recover from opioid dependency will soon be available during longer, non-traditional hours under a $4 million grant program announced today by ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Sunday, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered in New Jersey through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 984,737 first doses and ...

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Morristown and Overlook among the top 1% of U.S. hospitals for overall clinical excellence Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System, a nationally-recognized provider of health care, is the only system in New Jersey with hospitals — Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center — achieving ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- And she ran happily ever after. That's one of the visuals in a video for the Eye of The Survivor 2021 breast cancer fundraising calendar that features Fanwood resident Jacqui Gross as a model. The inspirational calendar is dedicated to those who have battled breast cancer and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Because of the COVID pandemic, more people than ever before are working from home - usually in less than ideal ergonomic setups. For instance, they may be hunched over for hours on end looking at a screen that is below their line of vision, causing a constant downward viewing ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — With the coronavirus pandemic highlighting mental health awareness, students attending the Union County Vocational Technical-Schools (UCVTS) are educating their community about and advocating for better mental health. During the early stages of the pandemic, UCVTS students ...

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