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Health & Wellness

August 12, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – August is International Drug Overdose Awareness month and on the last day of August each year, the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse holds an event in front of Wayne Town Hall. This year is no exception, and whether you or your family has experienced loss due to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Passaic County, there are 13 cases as of Monday morning.  County by county, there are 73 cases ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ - A team of researchers at St. Joseph's Health in Paterson recently published the results of a two-year Long COVID study in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, a top infectious disease journal. This is the first two-year Long COVID-19 study that included patients with mild to moderate ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Blue, yellow, and white balloons swayed in the wind as medical professionals, religious leaders, and government officials gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of St. Joseph’s Health new Totowa Health Campus on July 22. The state-of-the-art outpatient facility offers a comprehensive ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On June 20, 2022 the New Jersey Department of Health announced the first case of Monkeypox in the state. In the same statement, they also said that “the risk to New Jerseyans remains low,” and that “Most New Jersey residents are not at risk of infection with monkeypox.” As of July ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a “heat advisory” through July 24 as temperatures in Wayne, according to the NWS, will continue to climb higher, going up to 97 degrees on Sunday. “A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel ...

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Scholastic is recalling Shake Look Touch Books due to a choking hazard, announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  According to the commission, the pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall was initiated July 7, 2022. Scholastic toll-free ...

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Enjoy Life Cookies and Bars have been voluntarily recalled due to the potential presence of hard plastic pieces, announced the company. Enojy Life Natural Brands LLC became aware of the issue as a result of internal quality assurance surveillance, said the company. The product was sold in retail ...

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Tony Hawk Silver Helmets, sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled, announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the commission, the multi-purpose helmets have been recalled due to risk of head injury. The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and ...

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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 ...

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Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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A single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe has been recalled due to potential contamination, announced Freshpet Inc.  The product, with a sell date of 10/29/22 has been recalled due to the potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled product ...

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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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Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen has been recalled due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements, announced Aurohealth. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, according to the Consumer Product ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano reminded residents that COVID is “still out there” during this past town council meeting. “I want to talk about COVID for a moment,” he said when he gave his administrative report. “Our COVID numbers for May were up again.” This is not just in Wayne. COVID ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The last time the Wayne Hills students held a blood drive, it was pre-COVID. In a sign that things are returning to normal, the students ov Wayne Hills were able to get a blood drive started, and it was a big success. Working with nationwide nonprofit blood services provider ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise. During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or ...

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WAYNE, NJ - It's time for the Annual Community Forum. As you may already know, Mayor Vergano and Dr. Toback along with the Wayne Education Association, Wayne PD and Wayne Alliance began hosting this Drug Forum nine years ago, long before many towns would acknowledge the alcohol and drug misuse ...

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Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company. It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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Suave 24-Hour Aerosol Antiperspirants have been recalled by Unilever United States of Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey, announced the FDA.  The recall was initiated after an internal review showed 'slightly elevated' levels of Benzene in some sample products.  Consumers should stop using and ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As masks officially come off Monday for teachers and children in New Jersey schools, a majority of New Jerseyans agree with lifting the childcare and school settings mask mandate, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-six percent “strongly agree” with Gov. Phil ...

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WAYNE, NJ - As area schools went to mask-optional this week after two years of face coverings designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a local psychologist said leaders need to be consistent in their messaging going forward. Dr. Joe Galasso, Psy.D, Head of Behavioral & Psychological ...

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UNITED STATES — Fitbit is recalling its Ionic Smartwatch due to the potential for the lithium-ion battery to overheat, thus posing a burn hazard, the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Sales of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch total around one million across the country. The fitness ...

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