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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

August 6, 2018

NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Christ Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tucker Woods Receives Award for Commitment to LGBTQ+ Community

Christ Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tucker Woods was honored during the 2018 Hudson County Pride Month Kick Off & Community Awards ceremony for his leadership in CarePoint Health’s partnership with Hudson Pride Center to expand healthcare access to the LGBTQ+ community.

The award ceremony took place on Thursday, August 2nd in partnership with Hudson Pride Center and ...

Taking a Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

CarePoint Health & Hudson Pride Center to Host 'Every Woman Wellness Event' at Hoboken University Medical Center

CarePoint Health and Hoboken University Medical Center are partnering with Hudson Pride Center to host the “Every Woman Wellness Event” – a healthy living event for lesbian, bisexual, cis and trans women.

The event, part of a series of programming for Hudson County Pride Month, will be held 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at The Institute for Women’s Health, on the first ...

Bayonne Medical Center Opens Outpatient Psychiatry Office to Provide Community with Mental Health Services

As part of its ongoing effort to provide a full spectrum of health care services to the community, Bayonne Medical Center has opened a new outpatient psychiatry office to better serve patients.

The new office, which is located on the ground floor of the hospital, is staffed by a highly-qualified psychiatrist who will see new adult patients from the community, as well as provide follow-up care ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks

LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

“The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural treasures, and a place for families to ...

Christ Hospital Holding Seminar on Managing Heart or Lung Disease

Christ Hospital will hold a free seminar about dealing with heart or lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series on Thursday, Aug. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will hear from medical experts in the heart, lung and nutrition fields about how to better manage congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The event will include hands-on demonstrations ...

N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection among Baby ...

CarePoint Health Offering Free Eye Screenings for Area Residents with Diabetes

Through another one of its community outreach programs, CarePoint Health is working to keep residents healthy by offering a free eye screening for individuals with diabetes on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness among Americans 20 to 74, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The screening will be held at Bayonne Medical Center, ...

CarePoint Health Holds its First-Ever Cancer Survivors Day at Bayonne Medical Center

It was a day of tears and hugs – but also a day of rejoicing – as CarePoint Health held its “Colors of Courage, Embracing Life & Each Other,” its first-ever Cancer Survivors Day at Bayonne Medical Center on Saturday, June 30 on the front lawn of the city’s hometown hospital.

Individuals who have triumphed over cancer such as Bayonne resident Pam ...

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Christ Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tucker Woods Receives Award for Commitment to LGBTQ+ Community

August 10, 2018

Christ Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tucker Woods was honored during the 2018 Hudson County Pride Month Kick Off & Community Awards ceremony for his leadership in CarePoint Health’s partnership with Hudson Pride Center to expand healthcare access to the LGBTQ+ community.

The award ceremony took place on Thursday, August 2nd in partnership with Hudson Pride Center and ...