Health & Wellness

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne has switched locations for their COVID-19 vaccination distribution from Bayonne Museum to the Rich Korpi Ice Rink near the Bayonne High School. The Bayonne City Council approved a contract with Bespoke Health to deliver the vaccinations during a special Council ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ  - Following the advice of federal regulators and their own medical professionals, Hudson County officials have announced that they have put a pause on distributing the Johnson & Johnson produced COVID-19 vaccine. The move comes following reports, including in the New York ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ –  A $700,000, three-year pledge of support by investment management company Lord, Abbet & Co. LLC will mean a brand-new center located in Jersey City and enhancement of the ongoing diverse programming and services offered by Hudson Pride Center (HPC). “Our team at Hudson ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Public Library will present an autism summit with Dr. Kerry Magro, a best-selling author, public speaker, and autism self-advocate on Friday, April 16. The virtual event, set to include a number of panels, will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 4:15 p.m.   Among the topics ...

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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities. The event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 20, will address facts, fears, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Hudson County Central Labor Council, the umbrella organization that represents local unions across Hudson County, is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Saturday, April 10. All residents that meet current state guidelines for eligibility are invited to register for one ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Three Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Hudson County are set to share in $7.6 billion that has been set aside for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) nationwide, US Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have announced. The funding is part of the recently signed American ...

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Schubert Perotte, MD was recently named the new chair of Emergency medicine at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Perotte has held numerous leadership positions, including chair of Emergency Medicine at an NJ hospital, director of a large urgent care center and as physician director with Emergency ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Among the most densely populated areas in the nation, Hudson County has recently been listed as "an extremely high risk" for COVID transmission. According to a report in The New York Times, the rate of positive tests in Hudson County is high, which indicates that cases may be ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Long-time Bayonne resident Emilia Cruz, RN, a nurse for more than 30 years, including more than 20 at Bayonne Medical Center, has been honored for her service as a volunteer vaccinator.  “Emilia Cruz called the City Hall nurses at the very start of the COVID vaccination clinic to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. In addition to those already eligible, the following will be able to register for vaccinations once the expansion is in effect: Age ...

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NEW JERSEY- A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Many families across New Jersey have worried about keeping their parents and kids safe and healthy during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and making sure they are getting vaccine. But, given rampant misinformation about the virus and vaccines, some would-be moms and dads are ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne has vaccinated over 15 percent of the adult population against COVID-19, city officials announced in a weekly update by the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management.  The update also reminded residents that if they have called to be vaccinated at Bayonne Medical Center, the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents will have access to a new vaccination site in the coming days, Mayor Jimmy Davis announced Friday. “Our hope is to double the number of residents that we inoculate on a weekly basis,” Davis said of the newest vaccination POD set to be located at the Bayonne Museum, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s Walmart, located at 500 Bayonne Crossing Way, currently has available appointment for COVID-19 vaccines for senior citizens, Mayor Jimmy Davis and the City Council have announced. In late February, Walmart and Sam’s Club were selected by the Centers for Disease Control ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey's Commissioner of Health says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. On Monday, during Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 press ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Positive cases of the coronavirus continue to decline in Bayonne, according to a report issued by Mayor Jimmy Davis on March 4. “We have less than 130 residents currently positive and 16 COVID positive residents are presently admitted to Bayonne Medical Center,” Davis said. A ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine and then finding an appointment has been daunting for many New Jerseyans, particularly those without a computer or unable to easily navigate the Internet.  The New Jersey Department of Health is now working to recruit a group of individuals to help ...

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