Health & Wellness

July 22, 2021

West Orange, NJ — If you noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian wildfires” ...

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West Orange councilwoman Tammy Williams began her "Walk with the Councilwoman Challenge" on July 19 and has invited residents to join her at 6 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Turtle Back Trail. She noted, "Moving every day has the power to improve every part of your body." A ...

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According to Mayor Robert Parisi's COVID-19 weekly update of July 16, a 93-year-old passed away from COVID-19 on July 8, bringing the total West Orange COVID-19 fatalities to 232. Eleven new cases were reported this week, making the West Orange total intake of cases 5,297. Currently, no West ...

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RWJBarnabas Health has issued a community call for blood donors because its blood supply is dangerously low. The West Orange Police Department is sponsoring a blood drive at the Toby Katz Center, 650 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange on August 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. As an incentive ...

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CycleBar + Pure Barre Millburn invite you to CycleBar's Pride event to encourage support of the LGBQIA community. There will be support for anyone who needs it, along with giveaways, raffles and face painting.   The event is Sunday, June 27 from noon to 2 pm. Address: 351 Millburn Ave, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, is currently urging all area residents to donate blood and other blood products such as platelets and plasma to overcome a national blood shortage. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social ...

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For Appointments, Visit www.EssexCOVID.org or Call 973-877-8456 ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced COVID-19 testing will be conducted every Tuesday and Saturday in Newark and West Orange. The tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of ...

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According to the New Jersey government's latest vaccination statistics, 83% of West Orange residents over 65 have completed their vaccination course. Four weeks ago, only 77% had. The demographic of 18 years old and over is approximately two-thirds vaccinated at 67%, 13% higher than last month's ...

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Beth Goozman Elkis, West Orange native and Group Creative Director at Ogilvy Health Advertising Agency, recently accomplished her 10-year objective of educating the public about donated umbilical cords saving lives. At the end of a woman's pregnancy, her doctor often hands her a brochure about ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY clients were excited to return to on-site programming on Monday, May 10. For more than a year, they received online program and support services while in their respective homes, apartments, and JESPY residences — participating in some of the more than 100 virtual sessions ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ — It was a perfect day in East Orange. The parking lot of the ShopRite shopping center (Roberto’s Pizza side) was full of excitement. Smiling eyes could be seen behind the masks everywhere.  Black cars pulled up, and out popped Governor Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy Murphy. He was ...

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UNION 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 be ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — At Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange, the healthcare providers know that many community members have postponed necessary home care for their family members due to concerns about COVID-19 exposure and that isolation and loneliness have had a major impact on seniors over the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Three staff members from Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) and RWJBarnabas Health were recently honored for their outstanding service to the Livingston community when the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) teamed up with the Livingston Township Council to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Nearly 800,000 Americans each year suffer a stroke, an acute condition that can prove devastating for many, and fatal for one in six victims. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Summit, then ...

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According to Mayor Robert Parisi, “There are no additional COVID-19 related deaths to report. The Township total stands at 228 of our neighbors that have succumbed to the virus.” Today is the first day since October 1, 2020, that the Township had no new cases to report. West Orange's total ...

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Montclair, NJ — Spine surgery may sound scary, but for many people living with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), revision spine surgery is a welcomed procedure that may improve their quality of life in ways they have not experienced in years. Medical Director of Mountainside Medical Center’s ...

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The latest COVID-19 statistics show that the number of cases is slowly decreasing. A little more than 3 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated, which is almost half of the 6.9 million adults. The state's objective is to vaccinate 70%, or 4.7 million, residents by June 30.  Another 4.2 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has been awarded its 19th consecutive “A” Hospital Safety Score rating by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. SBMC, an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in ...

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Essex County, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., the Essex County Board of County Commissioners, West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi and the Township Council and St. Barnabas Medical Center will present an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, April 29th at Colgate Park ...

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Town Council President Cindy Matute-Brown announced that the second mobile vaccination is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 at Bethany Church, 30 Ashford Terrace in West Orange. Those who want to be vaccinated on April 23 MUST register at Colgate Park between 3:30 and 6:00 pm on Friday, April ...

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Prescription drug prices are too high, any New Jerseyan can tell you that. This was true before the global Coronavirus pandemic, during the pandemic, and without action from our leaders it will still be true after. That countless families must struggle to afford basic life-saving medication is a ...

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West Orange, NJ — According to Mayor Robert Parisi’s April 14 COVID-19 update, a 67-year-old West Orange resident passed away on April 9, bringing West Orange’s COVID-19 death tally to 224. Parisi extended condolences to everyone who’s lost a loved one to COVID-19. “Our sympathies to the ...

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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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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Community members have contributed more than $40.3 million toward the critical renovation and expansion of  Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute and Goryeb Children’s Hospital, significantly exceeding the initial campaign goal of $38.5 million, announced ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County; the tests are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or call 973-877-8456. Tuesday, April 6, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., ...

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According to Governor Philip Murphy's office, vaccine eligibility will be expanded on April 5th. The following groups are eligible: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities Higher education educators and staff Librarians and library ...

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According to Mayor Robert Parisi's office, there are no additional COVID-19 related deaths to report today. The Township's total number of cases stands at 222 of our neighbors who have succumbed to the virus. There are 33 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the West Orange total intake ...

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West Orange, NJ -- West Orange Town Council President Cindy Matute-Brown announced that she has coordinated with Essex County to provide a mobile COVID-19 virus vaccination site on April 7. Residents near Washington and Edison schools who would like an appointment can click this link to register ...

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