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Health & Wellness

May 20, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar, Westfield will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Heat index values of up to 100 degrees are expected, it said. The National Weather Service offers the following ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Residents of Springfield may experience a slight smell of chlorine in their water starting next week, as New Jersey American Water will be performing annual maintenance at the Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants.  As part of the routine maintenance, New ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Township Committee this week unanimously adopted a resolution establishing a COVID-19 vaccine policy for municipal employees. Resolution 2022-51 mandates that township employees should either be vaccinated against COVID-19, or should be tested regularly for the virus if ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health said on Monday that 21,691 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in New Jersey. More than 6,000 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVID, but of that number, fewer than half of them, 2,963, are hospitalized expressly due to the virus, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- The Union County Department of Human Services has issued a Code Blue due to predicted weather conditions.  Temperatures in Springfield are expected to get as low as 14 degrees during the night this week, according to the National Weather Service. Winds are expected to make the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -- The first baby born at Overlook Hospital for 2022 was a boy. Rudra was born at 12:02 a.m. on Jan. 1. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Rudra; Mom, Ambika; and Dad, Rohit, are all doing well. Morristown Medical Center welcomed the first baby of the new year. Baby Mia was born ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, a one-day high for the pandemic. The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. There were 3,273 reported hospitalizations ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Summit Health Urgent Care Center in Westfield will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, the company announced. In a statement posted to Facebook, Summit Health said the closure was so that the company could preserve its ability to staff its sites. “Our urgent care ...

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NEW JERSEY -- RWJBarnabas updated the visitor policy this week in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute care, Emergency ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Air temperatures are expected to soar into the mid-90s this week, with a heat index value of 105 degrees possible Thursday, the National Weather Service warned. A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with heat index values around 100 degrees ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As of Aug. 6, 67 percent of all Springfield residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  That figure is 3 percent higher than the 64 percent who had been fully inoculated four weeks earlier, according to data from the nj.gov COVID dashboard. Among all ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — As of July 23, 66 percent of all Springfield residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  That figure rose 5 percent from the 61 percent who had been fully vaxxed four weeks earlier, according to data from the nj.gov COVID dashboard. Among all adults 18 and ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — If you noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian wildfires” ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT and 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 ...

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