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Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Hudson County Parents Need to Know

May 14, 2021

HUDSON 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 administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Healthy Adult Bones Age by Age

Peak bone growth occurs during childhood, but bones continue to grow throughout life. 

“Bone is a pretty amazing thing,” says Richard Yoon, MD, Director of Orthopedic Research at Jersey City Medical Center and a member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “Bone is always in turnover, constantly being broken down and built back up at every age.”

The process of ...

An Innovative Approach for Treating Concussions

As an assistant team physician for Rutgers Athletics and the former medical director for Sky Blue FC, Dr. Jason Krystofiak works with hundreds of athletes every year to safely return them to play after a concussion. 

In the old days, the prescription for a concussion was generally to rest for weeks and sometimes months and avoid loud noises and bright lights. But Dr. Krystofiak has ...

Bayonne Medical Center Won't Close, Prospective Owners Say

BAYONNE, NJ - In expectation of a heated discussion at the May 12 Bayonne Council meeting, Hudson Regional Hospital has issued an assurance notice to the medical staff of Bayonne Medical Center dismissing rumors that the hospital is on the verge of closing.

The City Council is expected to consider whether or not to begin proceedings to take the Bayonne Medical Center property (currently owned ...

Residents Advised to Disregard Bill for Vaccination from Bayonne Medical Center

BAYONNE, NJ - Despite assurances that there would be no charge, more than 200 residents who received their COVID-19 vaccines at Bayonne Medical Center received bills for the service in the mail.

“The third-party vendor mistakenly sent out invoices to a little more than 200 patients which is about 1% of the 22,000 that the CarePoint system vaccinated,” CarePoint officials said in a ...

Drug Take Back Day a Success, Mayor Davis Says

BAYONNE, NJ - Drug Take Back Day in Bayonne was a success, said Mayor Jimmy Davis.

“Thanks to our fine officers from the Bayonne Police Department,” Davis said. “They collected quite a bit of unused medication as part of National Drug Takeback Day.”

The initiative, launched in 2010, addresses a vital public safety and public health issue by collecting no-longer-used ...

Jersey City Medical Center Offers Easy Access to Integrated Orthopedic Care in Newport

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – Patients with work-related or sports injuries and those with joint-related conditions can receive high-quality integrated orthopedic care and rehabilitation services in one convenient location in Newport.

Jersey City Medical Center brings their advanced expertise and innovative rehabilitation solutions to 100 Town Square Place in Newport. Patients in need of ...

In Organ Donation Black Lives Matter Too, Advocacy Group Says

NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the decision. 

Science in Donation—a nonprofit that promotes education about the ...

Violence Intervention Program at JCMC Brings Healing and Hope to Victims

Jersey City Medical Center is expanding its services in support of victims of violence and their families, thanks to a federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant.

Based on an evidence-based treatment and intervention model developed at the University of California, the program is being rolled out to four sites in New Jersey, including the Jersey City Medical Center — making this the only ...

Make April a Month to Celebrate Life

NEW JERSEY - It seems there is a day, week, or month for everything. Perhaps that’s driven by most human’s inherent need for celebration and joy, or, maybe it’s because in this fast-paced world we need reminders to stop and think about what really matters. 

Even if that’s to enjoy a Margherita once in a while. And yes, we checked, there is a national margarita ...


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HCCC Students Awarded Prestigous 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students Adoum Allamine and Pedro Moranchel have been chosen from 1,500 applicants nationwide to receive the 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected for their ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Keeps Mask Mandate in Place

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ— For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...