Health & Wellness

May 10, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15. Murphy added that the New Jersey Dept. of Health is currently finalizing ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Mirroring the declining number of new infections statewide, the township of Springfield has had only four new reported positive COVID tests in the last week. According to a Facebook post from Mayor Chris Weber, since Wednesday, April 21, Springfield has four new cases. That ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With eligibility expanded to anyone 16 and older starting Monday, the state inched closer to its goal of getting 70% of New Jersey’s eligible adults vaccinated — that is 4.7 million people — by the beginning of the summer. The number of people statewide vaccinated with at ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center in Summit has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, the milestone coming more than a year into the global pandemic and just days after the Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, marked the 25,000th dose of COVID-19 vaccine ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those working in ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The upcoming summer will be the second one on which the COVID-19 pandemic has an effect on nearly all aspects of our daily lives.    Pods, social distancing, masks, remote learning, hybrid schedules, cohorts, hand sanitizers, quarantining, capacity limits and Zoom are all words ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Since Monday of this week, Springfield has had seven new COVID cases confirmed, according to Mayor Chris Weber late Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago, the township has recorded a total of 1,194 positive tests and 30 deaths that were attributed to ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — There have been five new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Springfield since Friday, March 19, Mayor Chris Weber announced late Monday. The township has had a total of 1,157 confirmed cases and 30 deaths attributed to the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic more than 12 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Wife and mother of three sons, Summit's Lisa Stockman-Mauriello is, in her own words, "fighting for my life and asking for your help." A change.org petition -- that has already garnered more than 15,000 signatures -- is seeking to persuade the CEO of a Cambridge, MA-based ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The JCC is introducing a new Health and Wellness series called "My Best Self." The program is intended to enable participants to make informed choices toward a physically and emotionally healthy life. My Best Self will help participants both learn and experience how to take a ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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UNION, NJ - Prevention Links presents a tri-communities meeting:  "Don't Get Vaped In" on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Township of Union Public Schools, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools, and the Township of Springfield Public Schools.   Zoom link:  ...

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NEW JERSEY - According to information released by ShopRite's Wakfern Food Corporation on Monday January 4, 39 ShopRite Pharmacies throughout the Garden State will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers. The Spotswood Pharmacies include ones located in the Spotswood ShopRite on Old ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System welcomed Union County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36am. Overlook Medical Center's first baby of 2021 is a baby boy named Ethan Padinha. Ethan was born at 7:01 Friday morning and weighs 7lbs, 15oz and is 19.5 inches long. He ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System has announced the groundbreaking opening of a new state-of-the-art Infusion Center at Morristown Medical Center last week as the state’s top ranked hospital undergoes the first phase of expansion at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. The new Infusion Center ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Health Department has added an additional date to offer flu shots to residents of Madison, Chatham Township and Springfield. Appointments are required. To book an appointment, visit www.rosenet.org/flu. Those without computer access may call the Madison Health ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - For Mia Kebea, Executive Vice President of Seniors in Place (SIP), her family’s drive to start their home care company began way back in 2001, when a pair of personal situations provided the impetus to change the way in-home senior healthcare is provided. It all started when ...

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MADISON, NJ - Seasonal flue immunizations will be given by the Madison Health Department to residents of Madison, Chatham Township and Springfield residents. Appointments are required. To book an appointment, visit www.rosenet.org/flu. Those without computer access may call the Madison Health ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Marking the milestone of six months since the confirmation of the first coronavirus case in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off the holiday weekend by signing an Executive Order to allow for the resumption of indoor dining, albeit at 25 percent capacity. The order also allows for ...

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NEW JERSEY — At his press conference Wednesday afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey's gyms would reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The move is the latest step in the road to reopening after New Jersey went into COVID-19 lockdown in mid-March. "Gyms are the most challenging of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – A Seniors In Place Registered Nurse went to a home to do a pre-arranged assessment of an elderly woman. She knocked on the door … received no answer … became worried … called 911. Here’s what the emergency unit found. The husband, the primary caregiver, lay on the floor and ...

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