Health & Wellness

May 26, 2020

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health of millions in New Jersey and throughout the country, evidence also continues to demonstrate that nursing homes and assisted living communities are being ravaged by the pandemic. The Alzheimer’s Association recently released ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ — In New Jersey Family’s first-ever Mompreneur of the Year contest, which recognizes small businesses owned and operated by New Jersey mom, Caldwell mother of four Taryn Lagonigro was named the runner-up in the “Wellness and Fitness” category for her business, Iris Mind + ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite-testing sites throughout the county, including the first mobile testing site to be opened at Essex Golf Center (600 Eagle Rock Avenue) in Roseland with 200 appointments available beginning on Thursday from ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six municipalities in western Essex County saw the collective total of new COVID-19 cases rise by just one since Sunday. There are 197 coronavirus cases in West Caldwell, one more than on Sunday. Caldwell (104), Essex Fells (18), Fairfield (125), North Caldwell (39) and ...

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ROSELAND, NJ -- There were six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Roseland on Friday, according to data released by Essex County. There are 77 coronavirus cases in Roseland, which has had 13 deaths attributed to the virus since the start of the pandemic in March. There were four new COVID-19 ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — Long-term care (LTC) facilities in Caldwell, West Caldwell, Fairfield and Roseland accounted for 241 of the 501 confirmed COVID-19 cases in six western Essex County communities as of Tuesday morning's county reports. According to county data, there were 18 cases in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to threaten millions of people around the world, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) is calling attention to the unique challenge that the health crisis presents for the more than 5 million Americans living with ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — On a day when Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to allow state and county parks and golf courses to reopen, just three of six communities in western Essex County saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. North Caldwell, West Caldwell and Roseland each had one ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six communities in western Essex County saw a cumulative increase of three cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, according to figures released by the county. Two of those additional cases were in Roseland, which now has 67 confirmed coronavirus vases. Fairfield saw an ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six communities in western Essex County saw a cumulative increase of 13 cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, according to figures released by the county. Nine of those additional cases were in West Caldwell, which now has 186 confirmed coronavirus cases. Fairfield ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six communities in western Essex County saw a cumulative increase of six cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on Thursday. There were seven additional cases in West Caldwell, bringing its updated total to 163. Caldwell had 87 cases, a decrease of one since late Wednesday.

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six communities in western Essex County saw a cumulative increase of nine cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday. There were six additional cases in West Caldwell, bringing its updated total to 145. Caldwell had 88 cases, an increase of two since late Tuesday.

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six communities in western Essex County saw a cumulative increase of 16 cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on Tuesday. There were six additional cases in Caldwell, bringing its updated total to 83. West Caldwell had 139 cases, an increase of three since late Saturday; ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ -- Six communites in western Essex County saw a cumulative increase of eight cases of COVID-19 as of 9 a.m. on Friday. West Caldwell had 121 cases, an increase of one since late Thursday; Fairfield (+3) and Caldwell (+1) each had 74 cases; Roseland (+2) had 52 cases; North ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in the United States and around the world, the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans, including 190,000 in New Jersey, who are currently living with Alzheimer’s and their ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center is accepting donations of iPads and tablets for quarantined patients who are unable to get visits from family members. "People who cannot see their family can still do Facetime with them if they have an iPad or a tablet," said Jolly Kuruvilla, a ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite seeing fewer patients coming through the emergency department as well as a more steady flow of supplies over the last week at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), Dr. Eric Handler, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at SBMC, expects it to be least a few more months ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — With local cases of COVID-19 rapidly increasing and "stay-at-home" orders continuing for at least the next few weeks, many residents, businesses and organizations throughout the area are finding creative ways to support essential workers and continue to serve the ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — In a virtual Zoom video chat streamed on Facebook Wednesday night, the Borough of Caldwell mayor and council joined other local leaders who are at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic to update the community on how the rapidly spreading disease is affecting the local ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) disease continues to spread, increasing to 11 positive cases in Fairfield as of Friday, Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini reminds all residents that the governor’s “stay at home” order remains in effect until further notice. As the weather gets ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The team at award-winning Claremont Distilled Spirits, Inc of Fairfield is doing its part to assist first responders and West Essex-area residents during the global health crisis by using its spirits to produce hand sanitizer, which has become such a high-demand product that it is ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — In order to give police officers the ability to have virtual face-to-face contact with callers using a person’s cell phone camera to stream live real-time video of a scene directly to the police department’s dispatch center, the Fairfield Police Department has initiated the use of a ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After the Township of Fairfield announced that three cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID19 (novel coronavirus) have been discovered among Fairfield residents, Fairfield Police Chief Anthony Manna released a statement on Friday night assuring the community that Fairfield officers ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — The first case of laboratory-confirmed COVID19 (novel coronavirus) in a Fairfield resident was discovered on Friday, according to Fairfield Mayor James Gasparini, who assured the community that “all appropriate precautions and protocols regarding monitoring and tracking are in place ...

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ROSELAND, NJ — The first case of laboratory-confirmed COVID19 (novel coronavirus) in a Roseland resident has been discovered, according to the Roseland Board of Health and Office of Emergency Management (OEM) team, which has been “preparing for the potential of a coronavirus outbreak” in the area.

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ROSELAND, NJ — In addition to reassuring Roseland residents that the borough is “doing its part in the collective fight of COVID-19,” Mayor James Spango announced in a video message to the community that there have still been no positive cases reported in the Borough of Roseland. He added, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — In addition to the public schools that continue to release information regarding plans to teach remotely in the event that the state orders them to close, local businesses and places of worship are also being impacted by the threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  For ...

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — In response to the rapidly evolving information regarding the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the West Essex Public Regional Schools district has announced a long-term closure plan of 2 weeks with online instruction until Friday, March 27. All extracurricular ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Although there have been no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Caldwell-West Caldwell are thus far, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools district has made the decision to close until March 20 in order to slow the spread of the virus. Students will ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — The Caldwell-West Caldwell and West Essex Regional school districts have joined the many New Jersey school systems that are adjusting their schools calendars over the next week to accommodate professional development workshops needed to prepare educators to teach from home in ...

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