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Health & Wellness

August 10, 2022

UNION, NJ – In 2017, the owner of The Pink Room, a store located on Morris Avenue in Union Center, wanted to show appreciation for and create awareness of the ongoing advancements and benefits of foundation garments.  So she founded National Shapewear Day. Maria Sparacio said National Shapewear ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published on Aug. 8, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri., Aug. 5. In Union County, there are 24 cases as of Monday morning.  Aside from Union County, the County by ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug.

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Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System announced that Morristown Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022-2023 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has moved to a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission and so people should wear masks indoors, according to state and federal data. Union and 10 other counties in New Jersey have shifted from a “medium” level of COVID-19 to a “high” level of COVID-19 activity since ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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UNION, NJ - Check out a Health Literacy Tote Bag at the Union Public Library. Through a collaborative partnership between Overlook Hospital and Atlantic Health System, the Union Public Library now offers valuable information and resources to improve the health and health literacy of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ –Two Union women were among 49 individuals celebrating at Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s School of Nursing’s 168th commencement ceremony. The graduation ceremony featured a traditional pinning ceremony that symbolizes a rite of passage into the professional world of nursing and ...

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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 YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for Sat. May 21 from noon to 8 p.m. Local residents, and those in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union counties should expect high temperatures and high humidity. Heat index values across much of the effected area are ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Health Department will be hosting an event for free COVID-19 saliva tests and vaccinations. The event, for Union and Vauxhall area residents, will be held on Saturday, May 21, at the Vauxhall Meeting Center, 333 Russell Street, Vauxhall, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No ...

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UNION, NJ - Mommy Boot Camp, classes featuring full body workouts that focus on strength and conditioning exercises, begins Thursday, May 12. Joelma DaSilva, a certified personal trainer with a background as a radiological technologist, will lead the classes.  Her education has given her the ...

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UNION, NJ - Registration is now open for an Adult Fitness program to be held at Rabkin Park beginning May 16 lead by health and wellness specialist and trainer from Vauxhall Steve Hightower. Hightower has worked in the industry for 30 years.  He holds numerous certifications from organizations ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow Premium Ice Cream has been recalled from shelves due to an allergy alert, announced the company. The ice cream may contain undeclared peanuts, they said People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they ...

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Autism acceptance is a major step beyond awareness - that's why April is now known as Autism Acceptance Month. The Autism Society of America proposed the change last year from Autism Awareness Month to Autism Acceptance Month with the intention that the new terminology would help promote change ...

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UNION, NJ - A free COVID-19 saliva testing and vaccination event will be held on Saturday, April 30, at the Vauxhall Meeting Center, 333 Russell Street, Vauxhall. Appointments are not required at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Masks are required, as is proof of residency.  The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT - Families & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for ...

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 UNION, NJ – A Union High School senior is making a difference by developing sustainable solutions for problems facing our world. Ashley-Marie Neto, a Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) Girl Scout, decided to focus her Girl Scout Gold Award Project on helping women in local shelters. The ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union and the township's Health Department will be hosting a COVID-19 Booster Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Vauxhall Meeting Center. COVID testing will also be available.  Appointments are required for the booster vaccine; providing Moderna and J&J ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - FACT, Family & Community Together, is a CMO [Care Management Organization] that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, ...

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UNION, 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 Health ...

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Lidl branded frozen chopped spinach is being recalled due to the potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, announced Frozen Food Development. According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes, is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or ...

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Union County, NJ -  An emergency drive-through food distribution event will be held at Kean University in Union for Union County residents affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, January 29 beginning at 8 a.m. The food distribution, sponsored by Union County, are open to all county residents. Food ...

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UNION, NJ - The weather has been frigid the past few days and forecasters at the National Weather Service say temperatures will fall into the single digits with winds of 15 to 25 miles an hour to produce sub-zero wind chill values Friday night. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union, in partnership with the Codella Family Practice, has announced a Community Mobile COVID-19 Testing event for Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot on Jeanette Avenue (across from the Knights of Columbus).  The test type for this ...

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UNION, NJ – With temperatures forecasted to drop over the next few days, and in light of the recent fire-related tragedy in the Bronx, Union’s fire chief is reminding residents about space heater safety. “As the investigation unfolds into the Bronx fire, initial reports are that a space heater ...

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