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Health & Wellness

January 27, 2022

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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Lidl branded frozen chopped spinach is being recalled due to the potential contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes, announced Frozen Food Development. According to the FDA, Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Neighborhood Health Center in Plainfield is participating in the annual Give Kids A Smile® program, offering children ages one to 16 years of age free dental care, including exams, cleanings, sealants and more. The GKAS program launched nationally in 2003 to provide ...

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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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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Tuesday's opening of a test center set up at the Plainfield Performing Arts Center, or PPAC, that includes rapid and PCR testing for the coronavirus coincided with the administration's report of 210 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths of individuals between 50 and 69 years of age ...

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

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NEW JERSEY -- Booster shots are now available for everyone 12 and older in the state of New Jersey.  Youths ages 12- through 15-year-olds are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot. In addition, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends that everyone ages 12 and older get a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — New Jersey American Water customers here are among those in 45 municipalities that may be seeing discolored water and low pressure because of a “system issue” at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant in Bridgewater, the utility said Monday. As a result of this issue, New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Governor Phil Murphy's office announced on Sunday afternoon that earlier in the day First Lady Tammy Murphy tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test. While Mrs. Murphy is said to be "asymptomatic," the Governor and First Lady tested themselves due to a recent ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health has confirmed 27,975 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another new pandemic record.  Yesterday, the state added 20,483 new cases, a record high at the time.  On Wednesday, the state announced 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. The State and Centers for ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In response to COVID-19 outbreak and increased testing demands, East Orange will serve as Federal Testing Site serving all New Jersey residents January 1-January 12.  In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and a surge in access to testing, Mayor Ted R. Green, the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic.  The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 8,831 new COVID-19 cases Monday, with 9 more deaths.  The number is roughly half of the 16,626 new cases reported on Christmas Day, which is a pandemic high. In Nutley, 188 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported by the County of Essex over ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the fourth straight day, New Jersey is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases.  The State Department of Health confirms 16,626 new cases on Saturday, December 25.  The past three days have all seen more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. Saturday, December ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 15,630 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the second straight day over 15,000.  It's the third consecutive day the state has set a new record for positive cases.  27 new deaths were reported on Friday. The high number of new cases caused ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Murphy signed legislation (S-2559) extending the requirement that health benefit plans reimburse health care providers for telehealth and telemedicine services at the same rate as in-person services, with limited exceptions. The extension will remain in effect until December ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state has recorded 15,482 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a sharp increase from the nearly 10,000 reported on Wednesday.  It's the second straight day the state has broken a record for most new positive cases. The State Health Department confirmed 33 more deaths. The new positive ...

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ORLANDO, FL-- Fresh Express has announced a recall of some varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company's Streamwood, Illinois facility due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state reported 9,711 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic started.  The State Department of Health confirmed 28 additional COVD-19 deaths.   "We can’t let our guard down against COVID-19," Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted.  "We encourage all individuals ...

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A voluntary product recall was initiated for aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences and Waterless due to the detection of Benzene in some products. This recall is in addition to previously discontinued a aerosol dry ...

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NEWARK, NJ — On the one-year anniversary of becoming the first person in New Jersey to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, said on Wednesday that life has changed “much more differently” since she got the jab. “I’m not afraid,” said ...

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NEW JERSEY- According to New Jersey’s COVID-19 dashboard, schools have reported 3,024 new student COVID cases and 858 teacher and staff cases since November 28. Twenty schools have had to pivot to remote learning for a period of time. During his press conference on December 8, Governor Murphy ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's been over a month since there has been a COVID-19 update from the mayor's office. Since then, 234 new cases have been reported, with 81 reported* between Thursday, December 2 and Monday, December 6. According to the update, three in four, or approximately 74% of Plainfield's ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Neighborhood Health Center and Plainfield's Board of Education are collaborating to get children ages 5 and up vaccinated against COVID-19. Through this joint effort, parents can register for their children to receive the vaccine, choosing from two dates. The first option is ...

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Does Princeton University know something that we don’t’ know? On Saturday, November27, as lots of us were still enjoying extended visits with family and friends for the first time in two years, the university posted several updates to its COVID-19 Resources website. The university raised its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers, a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in children, is looking for participants for a third clinical trial on children ages 6 months to 4 years. “Children can get sick from COVID-19 and can ...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a press release Friday announcing that the World Health Organization (WHO) has detected a new COVID-19 “variant of concern” that’s spreading in South Africa. Confirmed cases of the variant were first found in seven countries: ...

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