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Health & Wellness

July 6, 2021

NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service (NWS) declared an 'Ozone Action Day' and issued an 'Air Quality Alert' for the I-95 corridor in Northern NJ until 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. Ground level ozone forms at unhealthy levels when pollutants, primarily the exhaust of internal combustion ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The combination of high temperatures and high humidity across Northern NJ will continue through Wednesday evening according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In response, a heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday.   "A Heat Advisory is issued when ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two successful COVID-19 vaccination clinics, the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Township of Maplewood, Maplewood Health Department, and Essex County Health Department, is hosting a third today. To further the goal of getting the community 100 percent ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said. The National Weather Service ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township has received a federal grant to hire a COVID-19 Generalist Assistant at the Maplewood Health Department part time. The position is only guaranteed for one year from July 2021-June 2022 and is 12-15 hours a week. The work will be in-person. Unvaccinated ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to help keep the community safe this summer, Michael Marano, MD—medical director at The Burn Center of New Jersey located at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston and a specialist in critical care and burn surgery—is sharing burn safety tips and additional ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Men's Health Month in June, the public is invited to join two-time world champion and former New York Giant David Diehl as well as a panel of RWJBarnabas Health specialists for a webinar titled “Championing Men’s Health: A Proactive Approach to Keeping You ...

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NEW JERSEY — Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.  “Before the arrival of vaccines in ...

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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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CHICAGO, IL — During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association enthusiastically announced the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of aducanumab (Biogen/Eisai) for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.  As this is the first FDA-approved drug ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that the state of New Jersey has now administered 8,885,212 total doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccines and that 4,355,540 New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. COVID numbers remain low in the state. On Sunday, Murphy reported 180 new positive ...

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SILVER SPRING, MD — The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an “Ozone Action Day.” This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County. Ozone levels are forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The large number of Garden ...

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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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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township saw only 32 cases of COVID-19 in May, down from 144 cases in April.  “I do believe that this is in part because of the increased vaccination rates that we have in our town, as well as around the state,” said Health Officer Candice Davenport in her Board of Health ...

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Vaccines to be Offered at Sandy Hook, Pier Village in Long Branch and Asbury Park Convention Hall MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — If you’re traveling to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend, there will be three locations in Monmouth County where free coronavirus vaccines will be ...

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NEWARK, NJ — University Hospital President and CEO Shereef Elnahal appeared before the U.S. Senate this week calling on national leaders to better prepare their stockpile of essential supplies and medication in the event of a health pandemic.  In his testimony to the U.S. Committee on Homeland ...

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