Health & Wellness

May 7, 2021

The Apothecarium Dispensary at 1865 Springfield Avenue had its ribbon cutting on Friday morning. The new medical cannabis dispensary serves as Maplewood’s first and only. The facility offers its own brand of cannabis products (grown at its Boonton, NJ farm) called KindTree along with other brands.

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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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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Media reports say a Rutgers professor and doctor with expertise in infectious diseases has died while helping family in India, which is being ravaged by Covid-19. According to social media and local records, Dr. Rajendra Kapila was a resident of South Orange. New York’s ABC7, ...

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State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 people urging them to get vaccinated 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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Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern 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 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has been awarded its 19th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. SBMC, an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered more than 6,661,861 vaccine doses, (4,091,234 with at least one dose and 2,819,226 fully vaccinated people).  In Essex County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 523,943 doses of vaccines have been administered. That number includes ...

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As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time. 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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school. Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said ...

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Panera at Home Lobster Bisque has been voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared egg allergen, announced Blount Fine Foods. This item is only sold in refrigerated cases in the deli department of grocery-retail stores; it is not sold at any Panera bakery-cafe, they stated. The recall is limited ...

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Prescription drug prices are too high, any New Jerseyan can tell you that. This was true before the global Coronavirus pandemic, during the pandemic, and without action from our leaders it will still be true after. That countless families must struggle to afford basic life-saving medication is a ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If you have ever wondered what to do with your expired or unused medications, here is the opportunity to dispose of them without them getting into the wrong hands or contaminating the waste stream: April 24 is Drug Take Back Day. Drop off your unwanted or expired medications at the ...

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Fed program will keep immunizations coming at long-term care facilities, where nearly all residents are vaccinated but only half of staffers Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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NEW JERSEY — Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get vaccinated’ Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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Advocates detail widespread changes they want to correct faults exposed by pandemic. Special to TAPinto.net. 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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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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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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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the ...

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With summer approaching let us consider that this will be the second summer that the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting nearly all aspects of our daily lives.   Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are ...

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Murphy says third wave means ‘long, hot summer.’ Special to TAPinto.net. 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 is now ...

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Despite steadily mounting case load, Gov. Murphy defends loosening restrictions on size of outdoor gatherings, raising capacity limits on indoor and outdoor sports events. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is preparing to serve as a major hub to deploy nearly 6,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.  The governor on Friday announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the school’s Naimoli ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Dept. of Health (NJDOH) has released updated COVID-19 K-12 operational guidance for local health departments (LHDs). The updated guidance, which reflects recent changes to K-12 recommendations from the CDC, is aligned with the goal of opening schools for in-person ...

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NEW JERSEY — A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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In five weeks, variant cases rose 830% in NJ, and only 2% of cases are tested for new virus strains. 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 ...

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Special to TAPinto.net. 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. Workers at New Jersey’s coronavirus vaccination hotline made tens of ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are worried that ...

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