Health & Wellness

May 13, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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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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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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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chairman of the Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jack Morris and President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky have announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -- The local supply of blood and platelets, critical for emergency surgeries and cancer treatment, is dangerously low. To help replenish the supply, the FLAG of Rahway (Frontline Appreciation Group, the City of Rahway, Rahway Public Schools and RWJBarnabas Health are teaming up for a ...

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Approximately 2,100 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced Sabra Dipping Company, LLC. The contamination was discovered after the FDA did a routine screening of a single tub of hummus. Consumption of food contaminated ...

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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Megan Disch, BS, RN, of South Plainfield was recently named an 'extraordinary nurse' and recognized with a DAISY Award for her 'calm and compassionate care during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.' "The DAISY Award is one of the highest honors a nurse can receive, and it ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide. These most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Facilities will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the fears and hesitations within the Black community surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, addressing specific concerns with science-based ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will mark the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of observances and light displays that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of the hospital’s healthcare heroes and the communities that have supported ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Feeding the food insecure, sheltering the homeless and empowering the unemployed - creating social programs to help communities around the state is part of the stated mission of RWJBarnabas Health. So, when some opponents of the plan to raze the Lincoln Annex School on ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE), at an in-person Committee of the Whole meeting Feb. 10, unanimously approved a resolution requesting New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy include public school district personnel in the official expert vaccine allotment panel's definition ...

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MIDDLESEX 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 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick to host a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 6 p.m. The drive is being held because blood and blood product supplies in the state and region have ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The recent blizzard blanketed New Jersey with over two feet of snow in some parts of the state.  As snow amounts start to inch up, so does the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  Carbon Monoxide, known as the "silent killer," is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. It ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJ Barnabas Health will have the opportunity to invest in research that will help ensure its training programs remain at its customary high standards. Rutgers University will double its resource productivity with its new-found ability to recruit leading clinicians and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the growing demand for PPEs in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, one Piscataway company has its sights set on becoming a leading provider of quality disposable face masks that are made in America, all while creating hundreds of good paying jobs. Hudson Holdings ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has launched a Call Center today for those who do not have Internet, email address or can not navigate the COVID vaccine site. It will be open from 8am- 8pm. The telephone # is 855 568-0545. Please share the number with your friends and family who prefer to use the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The National Weather Service is calling for freezing temperatures this week. Temperatures in Morristown, and across much of the Garden State, are expected to reach a high of 32 degrees today and a low of 21 degrees tonight, they said. The temperatures are not expected to be much ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital has received a $250,000 state grant to fund an 18-month program focusing on safety education and injury prevention for people with disabilities throughout their lifespan. The funding will come from the New Jersey Department of Human Services ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen announces that the East Brunswick Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road has been selected as one of the six future regional vaccination centers operating through the Middlesex County Health Department. However, Middlesex County ...

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EDISON, NJ– Middlesex County and RWJBarnabas Health officials joined New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today in opening the Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-site in Edison Township at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center (97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ). The Edison ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine.  On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging throughout New Jersey, HVAC professionals are constantly looking at ways to help reduce the spread of the virus indoors.  According to Mike Iarrapino, founder and owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, boosting fresh air, regulating ...

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South Plainfield– The State of New Jersey activated the COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration website today. This website will allow residents to pre-register for eligibility, and then allow residents to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. It will also allow ...

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