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Health & Wellness

August 7, 2022

FAIR LAWN/GLEN ROCK, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 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 ...

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BERGEN COUNTY - 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, August 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - With hot temperatures and high humidity projected this week, the Borough will be operating facilities as cooling centers. The cooling centers will be at the Fair Lawn Community Center, Fair Lawn Library and Memorial Pool: Fair Lawn Community Center Monday through Friday – 7:00 ...

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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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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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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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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 three-digital ...

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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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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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FAIR LAWN, NJ - “Mental health is essential to everyone's overall health and well-being. Mental illnesses are real and are prevalent in our nation,” said Mayor Kurt Peluso. The Borough Council recognized May as Mental Health Month and June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Police Department is reminding residents "mental health matters." "If you or a loved one needs help, do not hesitate to reach out. Services are available to Bergen County residents through: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Bergen: 800-273-TALK or ...

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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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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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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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TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, announced Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

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While today's weather is reminding us here in Fair Lawn and Glen Rock that winter is trying to hang on, it is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season with the semi-annual time change. Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. on Sunday, so don't forget to turn your ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - During Wednesday's COVID briefing, Governor Murphy announced the state COVID briefings will end in March. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ —RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and Kayal Orthopaedic Center have announced a partnership focused on improving patient access and quality for orthopaedic care. “Kayal Orthopaedic Center offers enhanced access to innovative, world-class orthopaedic care for residents in northern New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration.  According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough has suspended senior activities through Tuesday, February 1, according to borough health officials. "Given the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, the Borough of Glen Rock will be temporarily suspending Senior Activities ...through ...

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