Health & Wellness

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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WAYNE, NJ — St. Joseph’s Health employees will have until November 15 to achieve full vaccination under a new policy announced by the healthcare giant’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Slavin on Thursday. The mandate, a statement said, reinforces St. Joseph’s commitment to patient ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, 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 ...

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All lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products have been voluntarily recalled, announced Johnson & Johnson. According to a company announcement, internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some product samples. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Last summer, the number of new cases for Wayne dropped dramatically after the peak in April and May of 2020. There were not any vaccines at that point, which may be why this summer’s early numbers are so much better. There is a lot of good news to report here, but one concerning note is ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? New Jersey residents can obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of Health. Although the state Department of Health cannot ...

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WAYNE, NJ — On a beautiful summer evening, dozens of children and their families gathered at Rabbi Shai Shaknai Park in Wayne for a “Summer Wellness Celebration.” The event was geared for children and its purpose was to help them understand concepts such as peer pressure, self-esteem, self-image ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.  “Before the arrival of vaccines in ...

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WAYNE, NJ - More than 100 hospital personnel including administrators, surgeons, doctors, and nurses, convened in the entrance foyer of St. Joseph's Wayne Medical to debut a new member of their team Wednesday. However, the star of the show was not any of the highly experienced medical professionals ...

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Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations WAYNE, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County. Ozone levels are forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Mayor Chris Vergano uploaded his latest coronavirus video update to the township’s website on Saturday. He had good news to share with the number of new positive COVID-19 cases for Wayne residents. “May was a good month,” said Vergano. “In the month of May, as of the 27th, we’ve had ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The Biden Administration and Gov. Phil Murphy have a shared goal of having 70% of the adult population vaccinated before June, 2021. It looks like Wayne Township is on track to do its part to help achieve these goals. According to the New Jersey COVID Vaccine Data Dashboard, exactly ...

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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The products were ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ — Two-hundred-and-seventy-seven pairs of shoes lined the pathway of Dowling Gardens Saturday morning, each belonging to a young adult, aged 10 to 24, who lost all hope and ended their lives by suicide over a three-year period.  The Attitudes in Reverse “In Their Shoes” exhibit ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Mayor Chris Vergano has announced Wayne's first vaccination clinic that will provide the two-dose Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12-plus. This first family vaccine clinic will happen on Wednesday, June 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Old Macy’s in the Preakness Shopping Center ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Township leaders came together on Monday night to have a “conversation” about both mental health and substance abuse in Wayne. This annual community forum was the seventh for the township, but many felt it was the most important because of the negative impact we’ve all experienced due ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano uploaded another COVID update to the Township website on Tuesday night, and this time he was reporting some very good news. He started with the COVID numbers, because “it’s always been about the number,” he said, then added with a smile: “Things are getting ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – To help address the rise in depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues that have been growing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne Township along with several community organization partners are hosting a live (and live-streamed) community forum to provide valuable information ...

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WAYNE, NJ — In late March, there was concern that during the school’s spring recess many people would be traveling to warmer climates like Florida, and returning with COVID-19, causing a spike in new cases in Wayne and throughout New Jersey. During the March 18 Board of Education meeting, Dr.

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As deaths mounted, there were few options to deal with COVID-19. One treatment appears to be working, but must be taken in time. 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Passaic County ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Mayor Chris Vergano has released his latest Township COVID update and the number of new positive cases for Wayne residents are on a downward trend. After the increase of new cases in March, this was welcome news. Vergano also reported on Wayne’s vaccine efforts, which is more good ...

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NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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Trader Joe's Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential undeclared milk allergen, announced parent company, Snak King Corporation. The recall includes the 9 ounce package with a sell by date of 8/09/21 and 08/10/21. The recalled products were ...

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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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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano provided a COVID-19 update during Wednesday night’s Town Council meeting. From February to March, new positive cases increased by more than eight per day, though there was a slight decrease in the daily average for the first six days of April. Now that Wayne Town ...

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