Health & Wellness

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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Since the late 1990’s, shoulder surgeries have risen by nearly 10 times.  The most common reason for surgery is shoulder impingement.  Impingement occurs when your rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and/or bursa are pinched or irritated.  Irritation occurs between the bones of your upper arm and shoulder ...

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They outlasted COVID-19 but are shuttering amid rising costs and limited funds. Some expect this to be the start of more closings. 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.

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NEW JERSEY — For the last fourteen months, New Jerseyans have been in the midst of the worst global pandemic in most of our lifetimes. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in NJ has just recently reached the 1 million mark. This is one out of every nine people in the state. Just over 25,000 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.  “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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LBI REGION, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce continues to bring customized programming to the LBI Region business community. With the many changes surrounding new sectors of industry, the 107-year organization strives to bring trusted resources to help with sustainable strategies.

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The opioid crisis continues to plague residents of Ocean County as federal legislators seek to become part of the solution. Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced last week his efforts to push two separate bills designed to combat the ongoing battle that opioids present in ...

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Fed program will keep immunizations coming at long-term care facilities, where nearly all residents are vaccinated but only half of staffers Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Ocean County Board of Commissioners announced plans for what they call a MASH unit last fall. The novel concept is now on its way to becoming a reality. County officials awarded a bid for the furnishing and delivery for a custom van at their most recent Board of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Grateful to be alive, Richard Smekal returned to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset on Wednesday to thank the doctors, EMTs and hospital staff for their quick action in saving his life after he collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest on Main Street March 30. Smekal, ...

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STAFFORD — TAPinto Stafford-LBI takes this opportunity to spotlight a great local business, Hawk Eyes Vision Center. Hawk Eyes is located at 399 N. Main Street (Route 9) in Manahawkin. Adam Johnson opened Hawk Eyes Vision Center in 2018.  Adam has 25 years experience in the field of optometry.  ...

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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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Advocates detail widespread changes they want to correct faults exposed by pandemic. Special to TAPinto.net. 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 more, ...

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A number of residents searching for a COVID-19 vaccine found one today - at the Holiday City West Clubhouse in Berkeley Township. The one-day clinic began with the efforts of Marietta Kobus, president of the retirement community’s homeowner corporation. The Holiday City ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people).  Effective April 19, All New Jerseyans Over 16 Will Be Eligible for a Vaccine. "Only we have the power to end this pandemic. When ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – The elevators that ascend to Community Medical Center’s rooftop saw little traffic over the years. That is - until recent weeks. Local community leaders, including Toms River Mayor Maurice “Mo” Hill, joined CMC/RWJ Barnabas board members, administrators, and staff earlier this ...

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Despite steadily mounting case load, Gov. Murphy defends loosening restrictions on size of outdoor gatherings, raising capacity limits on indoor and outdoor sports events. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A review of state data reveals that 18% of New Jersey’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19. So, where exactly does Ocean County fit in as far as getting shots in arms? The analysis first comes with determining what constitutes each county’s “eligible ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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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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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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BELMAR, NJ — With seals venturing onto Jersey Shore beaches in recent weeks, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is cautioning people to stay a safe distance away — and that means keeping at least 150 feet back, which is about the length of three school buses. “Recently there have been several ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ  -- Seniors who are having trouble scheduling vaccine appointments are now getting some help from a couple of sources. The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is now providing vaccination scheduling support for seniors, ages 75 or older. Any senior, 75 or older, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The Barnegat Township Committee stated their opposition before New Jersey voters even decided to legalize recreational marijuana. And the newly passed cannabis legislation has at least one committee member up in arms. “This committee and the police department work very hard to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers from Monmouth and Ocean Counties are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to establish coronavirus vaccination sites in age-restricted communities as a way to speed up getting shots in the arms of senior citizens. “Providing the opportunity to be vaccinated right in their own ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, and other officials were on hand to witness Union City senior citizens become among New Jersey's first recipients of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy will announce expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine today. Starting March 15, 2021, the following essential workers will be eligible: Pre-K to 12 educators and support staff Child care workers Transportation workers Additional public safety ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - A name change three years ago morphed into a self-fulfilling prophecy for the arena located on the Toms River North campus. RWJBarnabas Health paid the Toms River Regional School District a hefty sum for naming rights in January 2018. The hospital system branded the arena with ...

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