Health & Wellness

Top Stories


How Many Bernardsville Residents Have Been Vaccinated?

July 26, 2021

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — As of July 23, 64 percent of all Bernardsville residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

That figure rose 5 percent from the 59 percent who had been fully vaxxed four weeks earlier, according to data from the COVID dashboard.

Among all adults 18 and over, 79 percent of Bernardsville residents had been fully vaccinated, and 77 ...

Get 'One-Shot' COVID Vaccine (& Maybe Some Wine) at Bernardsville Farmers Market This Weekend

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24. 

The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for the Bernardsville train station, on Mine Brook Road in downtown Bernardsville.

Atlantic Medical Group Cardiologist Offers Heart Health Tips During Extreme Heat

SUMMIT, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to experience problems as well.

Michael Weinrauch, MD, Chairman of Cardiology at Overlook Medical ...

Atlantic Health System, NYU Langone Health Announce Organ Transplantation Partnership

MORRISTOWN, NJ — New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care needed to stay healthy.

The health systems will coordinate transplant care at ...

100% of Bedminster Residents 65+ Have Had at Least One Vaccine Dose, According to NJ Data

BEDMINSTER, NJ — One-hundred percent of all Bedminster residents age 65 and older have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccination, according to data on the New Jersey dashboard reported by Mayor Larry Jacobs at Tuesday's Township Committee meeting.

Jacobs said that reports on the state website indicate that 94% of all Bedminster residents are fully vaccinated.

"Take ...

New Bird Disease Spreading; Residents Urged to Remove Feeders Temporarily

Local birds are suffering from and spreading a new disease, according to a warning from Washington Township Animal Control Officer Robbie Lagonera.

Millburn resident Mullika Shrivastava explained, "The most commonly affected are blue jays, robins, common grackles and starlings. It mimics some the symptoms of common head trauma, i.e inability to fly, head tilting and ...

Bernards Health Dept. to Hold J & J Vaccine Clinics Every Wed. in July

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — Continuing its role as an authorized vaccination provider for its six member towns, the Bernards Township Health Department has scheduled additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics for adults 18 and over on every Wednesday in July. No identification or insurance is required to receive a vaccine.

Clinics are scheduled held between 3 and 5 p.m. on ...

More Extreme Heat to Hit Somerset Hills Tuesday, Weather Service Says

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees in Bernardsville, Bedminster and surrounding areas on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts.

A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said.

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat the ...

NJ Doctor Offers Firework Safety Tips, Information

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to help keep the community safe this summer, Michael Marano, MD—medical director at The Burn Center of New Jersey located at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston and a specialist in critical care and burn surgery—is sharing burn safety tips and additional information about fireworks use ahead of the upcoming holiday ...

Heat Advisory in Effect Until 8 p.m. Tuesday

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Somerset County until 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

Heat index values could reach 104 on Monday. 

Heat stroke is an emergency. In cases of heat stroke, call 9-1-1.

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to beat the heat:

Slow down: Reduce, eliminate or reschedule ...


Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked #1 in NJ by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

New Jersey Dentist Provides Painless Non-Invasive Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

July 26, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Dr. Joseph DalBon of the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry spoke with TAPintoTV to discuss a new painless laser oral treatment created to alleviate sleep apnea.

“Sleep apnea is a condition where the patient is waking up during the night and unable to breathe that can cause a number of serious health issues,” he said. Some of these health issues ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

Lifelong Journalist Finds Way To Keep News Passion Alive By Launching TAPinto Chatham

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - To reporters, news is more than a job, it’s a passion. For Ed Barmakian, news is his whole life. And when he saw his passion was in danger, he found a way to evolve to meet the times rather than lose what he loves. 

Barmakian launched TAPinto Chatham in July of 2013. He had recently retired from the Star Ledger after 33 as a sports journalist and editor. His ...

Summer Ad Trends That Help Your Business Beat The Heat And The Competition

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Summer is back and so are customers! With the worst of COVID-19 hopefully behind us, people are more excited than ever to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. For your business, this could be a huge opportunity to draw in new customers and gain additional revenue you may have lost during last year’s lockdown. 

With consumers looking to shop locally now more ...

Shapiro: The Foxes are Winning: Partisan Local News Sites are Getting the Upperhand

Back in October, I wrote about the launch of partisan local news sites and how they were filling the void in local news in towns across the country. Since then, the amount of such sites has grown from a few hundred to more than 1,000. While some high-quality objective local news sites have launched since then, they are being dwarfed in size and scale by the partisan sites.

One ...

Hope Surges in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

What Somerset County Towns Have Banned Cannabis?

July 24, 2021

As the Aug. 21 deadline to decide on legal marijuana gets closer, towns in Somerset County are banning or allowing — mostly banning — cannabis businesses, with some enacting penalties as high as $200 for smoking weed in public.

The laws passed by the state legislature this year gave municipalities in New Jersey six months to pass ordinances banning the nascent industry. Some, like ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

July 18, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked #1 in NJ by U.S. News & World Report

July 27, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, July 31, 10:00 AM

Bernardsville Farmers' Market, Bernardsville

Peach Festival at Bernardsville Farmers’ Market ...

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sun, August 1, 6:00 PM

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

Summer Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment