Health & Wellness

September 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – The state is piloting a mobile app that will notify residents if they have been in close, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said state employees as well as students from Montclair State University, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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WAYNE, NJ = The NJ Human Services Department is making the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone available for free September 24th to 26th at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey. Wayne Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies on Hamburg Turnpike will be participating this year. The ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center has announced it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Chilton Medical Center among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by ...

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An entire dorm at the New Jersey Institute of Technology remains in lockdown after the engineering school detected high levels of the COVID-19 virus in its sewage. 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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WAYNE, NJ - NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli recently, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  “A severe flu season and a resurgence of COVID-19 could constrain healthcare resources,” she said. “Therefore, this year, more ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A successful 42-year career in the finance field is coming to an end for Dennis Roemer, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, St. Joseph’s Health. According to hospital officials Roemer will retire in December 2020.  “My decision comes with mixed emotions. Serving this ...

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Through July, deaths are up 17% as stress from lockdown, COVID added to pressures addicts faced 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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WAYNE, NJ – On a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, Mayor Chris Vergano kicked off his township health initiative, “Wayne Walks” with a stroll around Dave Waks Memorial Park. This is the first of 270 scheduled one-mile walks that will be happening every week from Sep 5 to Oct 31 Before the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - As New Jersey drifts into flu season, many residents will once again decide whether to get their flu shots; where to get them; and if a flu shot has any preventative impact on COVID-19.  The differences between the two viruses affect not only the mortality rate and symptom development, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It has only been in futuristic, science fiction movies that robots perform surgery; until now. That future is here in Wayne.  Elite Surgical Center on the Hamburg Turnpike is now offering robotic-assisted total joint replacement surgery. The robot does not actually perform the surgery; ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This week's Wayne coronavirus update showed 24% of new positive cases were school-aged children. With the first day of school only five days away, this could be a reason for concern. For the first time since the pandemic began, the average age of new positive cases for Wayne has dropped ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack Meridian Health investigators plan to enroll 300 volunteers  to participate in clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine at Hackensack University Medical Center, hospital officials announced in a press release. The volunteers are of various ethnic backgrounds, are ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a somber ceremony to raise awareness of the drug overdose epidemic, a group of parents and friends gathered in support outside Wayne Town Hall on Monday evening. This was Wayne’s third annual Overdose Awareness Candle Vigil hosted by Susan Schmidt and organized by the Wayne Alliance ...

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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, visit njspotlight.com. Hospital “clap-out” ceremonies are filled with of hope, as doctors, nurses and other ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This week’s Wayne Coronavirus update is for the week of Aug 20 – Aug 26. Twenty-six days into August, and we are still only reporting one death for the month. Also, the average age of people who have tested positive in August remains below 40 for the second week in a row. Zero new ...

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Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail is being voluntarily recalled due to possible contamination, announced Sunshine Mills, Inc. The recall is due to the possible contamination with Salmonella, they announced. The contamination was noted after a sample ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The warm weather of summer brought many people out of their homes after a spring of quarantine. With school coming soon, the summer days are numbered and the cooler days of fall are coming.  It's the perfect time for the mayor's health initiative that will get you up and walking. The ...

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Experts say shots matter, no matter what schools look like in the fall 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, visit njspotlight.com. As many as one out ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This week’s Wayne Coronavirus update is for the week of Aug 13 – Aug 19. In the “Of Note” section at the end of this report, we highlight that the average age of new positive cases in Wayne, is the youngest, by far, since the pandemic began. One new death was reported for ...

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WAYNE, NJ – We have something to celebrate this week!  This is the first ever Wayne weekly coronavirus update report where there has been ZERO deaths of Wayne residents to report. Also, there has been ZERO new deaths to report for the month of August, so far.  ZERO!   (Editor's note: Zero is my new ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township COVID-19 numbers are posted on the township website.  TAPinto provides a weekly update on the number of Wayne residents affected by the virus. This report runs from Thursday, July 30 through Wednesday, August 5. Two new deaths were reported for Wayne: July ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township COVID-19 numbers are posted on the township website.  TAPinto provides a weekly update on the number of Wayne residents affected by the virus. This report runs from Thursday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 22. One new death was reported for Wayne: July ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A delay in reporting on the Wayne Township website has delayed last week’s weekly Coronavirus update. In order to keep the weekly reports consistent, we are showing the summary of data from Thursdays to Wednesdays since a Thursday was the first day that Mayor Vergano stopped doing his ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – US Representative Mike Sherrill (NJ-11) announced a second round of funding for hospitals in her district from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed in April. Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains will receive an additional $2.8 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city is seeking to ward off a potential resurgence of the coronavirus in Newark by asking the federal Transportation Security Administration, Governor Phil Murphy's office and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to perform temperature checks on passengers arriving at ...

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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, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey health inspectors have nearly cleared a massive, multiyear backlog of thousands of ...

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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, visit njspotlight.com. While Gov. Phil Murphy complained Wednesday about the latest federal stimulus proposal from ...

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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, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey’s unprecedented fight against the coronavirus pandemic is expected to take a heavy ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano reports the COVID-19 numbers on the Township’s website as they come in from the state. We compile the data for you in a weekly update.  This week runs from July 9 – July 15 Three new deaths were reported for Wayne: July 9: Zero July 10: One July 11: ...

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