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Health & Wellness

February 26, 2022

WAYNE, NJ - A 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do anything to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The daily rate of new confirmed COVID cases in Essex County is down 95 percent since the beginning of this month. On Monday, Jan. 31, there were 103 new COVID cases confirmed in Essex County. The three-day average of new cases in Essex County is 180.7 for the final three days ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Data shows that Essex County is sharply on the downside of the curve of the most recent spike in COVID cases. Monday, Jan. 24 marked the smallest number of new confirmed positive tests in the county in 2022. There were 372 new COVID cases in Essex County as of Monday ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- Data shows that the county is sharply on the downside of the curve of the most recent spike in COVID cases. Monday, Jan. 17 marked the first day of 2022 in which the number of new confirmed positive tests was below 1,000. There were 782 new COVID cases in Essex County as of ...

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NEW JERSEY — There may be signs that the latest wave of COVID cases may have peaked in Essex County. There were 2,409 new positive tests for the virus reported in Essex County on Tuesday, Jan. 11. That figure is part of a three-day average of new cases in the county of 2,464. By comparison, ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ  – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center welcomed the hospital’s first baby of 2022 on January 1 at 11:09 a.m.  Born to Tyleisa Jenkins of Orange, NJ, baby Journee arrived weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.  About Mountainside Medical ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center welcomed the first baby of 2022, baby Eve Muhammad, at 1:44 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Born to Andrea Anderson and Naseer Muhammad, the baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-and-three-quarter inches long.  “It was such a blessing ...

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NEW JERSEY — Beginning on Dec. 28, Hackensack Meridian Health will require visitors to show full proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results at all its hospitals. The health care system cited escalating COVID-19 numbers and the presence of the Omicron variant for its decision, which ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, hospital officials announced. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — As of Oct. 13, 74 percent of all Cedar Grove residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. That figure rose 2 percent from the 72 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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of a $100 million donation from the Cooperman Family Foundation—the largest monetary contribution ever provided to a hospital in New Jersey in support of its healthcare initiatives—Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston announced on Thursday that the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Cedar Grove Superintendent Anthony Grosso confirmed the requirement of masks in Cedar Grove schools at the most recent Board of Education meeting.  On Aug. 9, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 251, which requires all students, staff, educators and visitors to wear ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County is now taking appointments for COVID-19 booster shots for people with compromised immune systems at its vaccination centers at Kmart in West Orange and Essex County College in Newark. Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that the county would ...

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NEWARK, NJ - In recent days, there have been reports that the CDC and FDA will approve booster shots for people who have already received a COVID-19 vaccine. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo issued this statement: "Getting vaccinated is the best choice we all can make to keep our ...

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CEDAR GROVE, 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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VERONA, NJ — As of Aug. 6, 69 percent of all Verona residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  That figure is 2 percent higher than the 67 percent who had been fully inoculated four weeks earlier, according to data from the nj.gov COVID dashboard. Among all adults 18 and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated. However, with the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — As of July 23, 68 percent of all Cedar Grove residents of all ages had been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  That figure is 4 percent higher than the 64 percent who had been fully vaxxed four weeks earlier, according to data from the nj.gov COVID dashboard. Among all adults ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said. The National Weather Service ...

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