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Health & Wellness

June 30, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ  – Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards. It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at its annual ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates.  Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As all the colors of the Pride Flag ascended into the blue sky outside of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the assembled doctors, nurses and other personnel had their cell phones ready to take photos. That’s when a gentle breeze unfurled the flag, setting it waving ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Reservations are currently being accepted for a fall weekend retreat focused on mind, body, and soul.  The Hudson Valley Pilates and Yoga Retreat, set to take place Sept. 16 through Sept. 19, will be run by the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio and the Jersey Shore -based Salt ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ – Clients of the Watchung-based Pilates Design Studio and the Jersey Shore -based Salt and Sun Yoga and Wellness gathered the last weekend of April in the Hudson Valley for the first-ever Neuro-Pilates and Yoga Retreat. "Hosting a retreat was something both Michele and I have wanted ...

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WOODBRIDGE - As May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is expressing concern over a recent study that shows 84% of parents with school-aged children believe there is a youth mental health crisis in the United States. Moreover, the study ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The five new operating rooms unveiled Tuesday, May 17 represent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s continuing commitment to making it so Garden State residents don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for state-of-the-art health care. From the spacious settings ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Childhood is usually a time filled with days playing games on the school playground, riding bikes on hot summer days, fun-filled trips with family and discovering talents and interests through an endless stream of sports and recreational activities. However, for Cheyanne Eppley, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As America met the one-million deaths mark from COVID-19 today, the East Brunswick Public Schools have issued a new warning regarding the current status of the pandemic in the district. Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski sent a notice to district parents today, noting an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Marcus Williams is one of those boots on the ground, or gravel to be more precise. As the trucks hauling tons of crushed stone continue to arrive at the future site of the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Hospital, it’s guys like Williams who are literally building the ...

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CARTERET, NJ — The borough has awarded a $110,000 annual contract to the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network to provide daytime emergency medical services for residents, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said. Starting Monday, April 4th, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from RWJBarnabas Health-Rahway, ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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PRINCETON, NJ – PlaneAire®, a Princeton-based woman-owned small business dedicated to providing plant-based products for clean surfaces, clean hands, and clean air, was recently named the winner of a Good Housekeeping Parent Award. PlaneAire launched in December 2018 with its first travel spray ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An executive described as a catalyst in RWJBarnabas Health’s recent expansion will head the company when Barry H. Ostrowsky retires at the end of this year. Mark E. Manigan has been appointed president by the Board of Trustees and will report directly to Ostrowsky until Dec.

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Throughout the country, staffing issues have led various large chain pharmacies to reduce hours on weekends and/or close their pharmacy window for a dedicated period of time each day.  However, at Twin City Pharmacy and Surgical in South Plainfield, a team of experts, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - COVID-19 was wreaking havoc again in late December and state health officials were worried. The omicron variant was causing some of the highest case levels since the start of the pandemic, hospital beds were filling up and nurses and other health care workers were getting sick ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has been selected as the only site in New Jersey and one of the first three in the nation to participate in a clinical trial of a unique vaccine that targets the protein that keeps cancer cells alive in brain tumors. The ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The walls have been painted sky blue, a gizmo with purple backlighting that shoots soothing streams of bubbles is hanging near the front door and the place still has that new-carpeting smell. From the stones etched with inspirational messages subtly positioned on desks to the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  The South Plainfield School District will implement a masks-optional policy when the state mandate on face coverings is lifted next month.  "The South Plainfield School District intends to follow the governor’s mandate to make masks optional for South Plainfield School ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – 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 ...

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RAHWAY, NJ  – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, offers a Post-COVID Recovery Program to address the needs of individuals with post-COVID syndrome.   The Post-COVID Recovery Program enlists RWJUH Rahway’s highly skilled physiatrists, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain 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 twenties and thirties all week. Although there is no snowfall in the forecast, the freezing temperatures will leave conditions ripe ...

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UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration.  According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A South Plainfield mom, whose now 3-year-old son was diagnosed with autism a little over a year ago, is hoping to be a resource for other parents.  Amanda Pulgarin told TAPinto that, as a baby, her son Julian was 'pretty independent' and, at first, she and her husband Luis ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services announced their partnership to offer a free, at-home COVID-19 saliva test kit that is available to every NJ resident who thinks they need a test – even if you don't have symptoms. To order a free test kit, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In light of the overwhelming spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant in Middlesex County and the nation, County officials announced they will be utilizing their mobile testing ability to expand testing capacity to deal with increased testing demand.  Starting the week of ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  New Jersey American Water customers here are among those in 45 municipalities that may be seeing discolored water and low pressure because of a “system issue” at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant in Bridgewater, the utility said Monday. As a result of this ...

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